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INFOGRAPHIC: The Run Down on Maryland’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan and Bottle Bill

INFOGRAPHIC: The Run Down on Maryland’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan and Bottle Bill

Maryland’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan, drafted by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and supported by Gov. Martin O’Malley, aims to accomplish a 25% statewide reduction in

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Sep Verboom Transforms Discarded Fans into Lamp Shades

Sep Verboom Transforms Discarded Fans into Lamp Shades

A fan isn't a particularly useful object once it stops working, but Belgian product designer Sep Verboom came up with a clever way to reuse old fans, upcycling them into attractive

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Protect the Puffin Infographic Raises Awareness for a Threatened Species

Protect the Puffin Infographic Raises Awareness for a Threatened Species

Puffins are adorable, easy to love birds - but they're also one of the many species severely threatened by climate change. The National Audubon Society recently created a great Protect the

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The JalaPira is a Floatation Device Aimed at Saving Children in the Developing World

The JalaPira is a Floatation Device Aimed at Saving Children in the Developing World

Every year, nearly 18,000 children drown in developing countries. The JalaPira is a new device that's aimed at reducing that number. The device is made from recycled PET plastic, and it's meant

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Cassandra Verity Green Draws Criticism for Fishbowl Handbags

Cassandra Verity Green Draws Criticism for Fishbowl Handbags

Designer Cassandra Verity Green caused quite a stir at the Central Saint Martins fashion show when she unveiled a line of perspex fishbowl backpacks and purses. The Royal Society for the

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Shift’s New Viva Furniture Collection Honors the Skills of Latin American Craftspeople

Shift’s New Viva Furniture Collection Honors the Skills of Latin American Craftspeople

Mexico and many Latin American countries are rich with masterful artisans and craftsmen of great skill and talent that are capable of creating objects of outstanding beauty and rich cultural

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Hydro-Flo Permeable Pavers Encourage Water Infiltration Without Gaps

Hydro-Flo Permeable Pavers Encourage Water Infiltration Without Gaps

Hydro-Flo is a permeable paving system that relies on science rather than gaps to encourage water infiltration. Composed of 48% recycled material, the pavers allow water to pass through the

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Casa Kids ConnectMe Desk Adjusts to Kids’ Changing Height

Casa Kids ConnectMe Desk Adjusts to Kids’ Changing Height

Homework time can be a drag for kids, but with the ConnectMe Desk young scholars can complete their studies in fine style. The adjustable desktop can be set to different heights, so your kids

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Fun Chewp Kitchen Tools Teach Kids How to Prepare Healthy Foods

Fun Chewp Kitchen Tools Teach Kids How to Prepare Healthy Foods

Chewp is a series of play tools for parents and children designed by Bat Chen Grayevky to raise awareness about healthy eating and good nutrition. The tools are intended for the whole family,

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Drinking Bottled Water May Cause Premature Wrinkles, Experts Warn

Drinking Bottled Water May Cause Premature Wrinkles, Experts Warn

Photo via Shutterstock Bottled water has its fair share of downsides, from the horrendous environmental impact of all that plastic, to the risks associated with BPAs—but did you know it

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Houd’s Electricity-Free Wood Speaker Uses Natural Amplification to Produce Warm, Rich Sound

Houd’s Electricity-Free Wood Speaker Uses Natural Amplification to Produce Warm, Rich Sound

Bogota, Colombia-based Houd has developed a beautiful wood speaker that naturally amplifies sound from your smartphone or tablet without the need for additional electricity. The concave acoustic

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Ford, Powell & Carson Unveils Plans to Renovate Aging San Antonio Military Base With Green Housing

Ford, Powell & Carson Unveils Plans to Renovate Aging San Antonio Military Base With Green Housing

San Antonio-based architecture firm Ford, Powell & Carson was recently awarded top honors in the Low Impact Development Design Competition for their environmentally and contextually

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Britain’s Newborn Prince Will Wear a Replica of 172-Year-Old Christening Gown

Britain’s Newborn Prince Will Wear a Replica of 172-Year-Old Christening Gown

For generations Britain's royal babies have worn a remarkable, unique hand-me-down: a Honiton lace and white satin gown that Queen Victoria commissioned in 1841 for her eldest daughter’s

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Petition Calls for More Gender Equality in LEGOs

Petition Calls for More Gender Equality in LEGOs

Young boys and girls across the world grow up playing with Legos, but for some reason, most of the Lego people -- known as "minifigs" -- are male. But a growing movement to add more female

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Spark Architects’ Chongqing Clubhouse Rises in China

Spark Architects’ Chongqing Clubhouse Rises in China

The playful Clubhouse in Chongqing is the first part of a series of leisure facilities that Spark Architects designed for a large villa community in the outskirts of Chongqing, China. The

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Remains: Shani Langberg Transforms Waste Plastic Into Colorful Recycled Furniture

Remains: Shani Langberg Transforms Waste Plastic Into Colorful Recycled Furniture

Industrial designer Shani Langberg has created a series of furnishings made of left over pieces of rubbish taken from the 'Dispobud' factory, where disposable products such as non-woven fabric

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Chinese Denim Factories Continue to Sandblast Jeans, Despite Deadly Consequences

Chinese Denim Factories Continue to Sandblast Jeans, Despite Deadly Consequences

It has long been known that sandblasting jeans is a dangerous practice that exposes workers to unnecessary health risks, but despite public outcry, many Chinese factories continue to use the

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Infographic: The True Cost of that $14 Shirt

Infographic: The True Cost of that $14 Shirt

There are hidden costs to buying cheap clothing. And if there's one meager silver lining to the horrific Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh earlier this year, it's that consumers around

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Children and Teens Exhibit Signs of Technology Addiction

Children and Teens Exhibit Signs of Technology Addiction

Photo via Shutterstock "Addiction" is a word that's casually thrown around to describe the increasing attachment to digital technology among children, but new research shows that it may

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Colorful Recycled Cardboard Artime Clock Can be Hung on the Wall or Set on Your Desk

Colorful Recycled Cardboard Artime Clock Can be Hung on the Wall or Set on Your Desk

Artime is a lightweight, versatile and sustainably designed clock that can easily be hung on the wall or set on a desk without the need for any additional materials. Designed by Pedro Gomes in

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WHIM Architects Designs Giant Monument to Honor Nelson Mandela’s 95th Birthday

WHIM Architects Designs Giant Monument to Honor Nelson Mandela’s 95th Birthday

The streets of South African cities are filled with singing and dancing people today, as the nation celebrates Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday. Dutch design firm WHIM Architecture decided to

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Attack of the Self-Driving Cars Infographic Explores the Future of Autonomous Vehicles

Attack of the Self-Driving Cars Infographic Explores the Future of Autonomous Vehicles

From Volvo and Volkswagen to Google and beyond, researchers around the world are working on self-driving cars that could make your morning commute safer, less stressful, and more eco friendly.

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30 Homemade Popsicle Recipes to Keep You Cool this Summer

30 Homemade Popsicle Recipes to Keep You Cool this Summer

Popsicles are the ultimate summer treat. They're cold, sweet and refreshing -- and best of all, they're super easy to make at home if you have a set of popsicle molds. All you have to do is

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Upcycle Goods Launches iPad Sleeves Made From Salvaged Treadmill Belts

Upcycle Goods Launches iPad Sleeves Made From Salvaged Treadmill Belts

These new Upcycle Goods Rubber Tread iPad Sleeves are handcrafted in Seattle, WA by local skilled artisans who really care about what they are making. The rubber tread is sourced from a local

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Krystal O’Mara Makes Unique Furniture from Recycled Bike Parts

Krystal O’Mara Makes Unique Furniture from Recycled Bike Parts

When most folks see a rusty bike rotting in a scrapyard, they see little of value, but Krystal O'Mara sees potential. O'Mara is a self-taught artist and craftsman, and she specializes in

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With Mr Lentz’s Wooden Jewelry You Wear Grass and Moss on Your Hand

With Mr Lentz’s Wooden Jewelry You Wear Grass and Moss on Your Hand

Love your plants so much that you want to bring them with you wherever you go? Now you can, with Mr. Lentz’s handcrafted wooden jewelry, which double as planters. Using sustainable-harvested

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Smart Small is a Collection of Small, Modular Planters for Herbs and Mosses

Smart Small is a Collection of Small, Modular Planters for Herbs and Mosses

For the 2013 International Garden Festival, Massachusetts-based architecture firm Ecoid unveiled Smart Small, a garden composed of hundreds of small modular units that highlight the beauty and

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James Shaw Creates DIY Furniture ‘Making Guns’ From Recycled Materials

James Shaw Creates DIY Furniture ‘Making Guns’ From Recycled Materials

RCA Design Products graduate James Shaw has developed a range of ecologically minded 'Making Guns'. The guns both subvert the traditional idea of guns being destructive and present radical new

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Sunstash Solar Charger Provides Off-Grid Energy During Emergencies

Sunstash Solar Charger Provides Off-Grid Energy During Emergencies

SunStash is a newly launched Kickstarter project that seeks to provide an innovative solar powered solution to frequent interruptions in the power grid. Created by Don Cayelli, SunStash combines

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Citylab Design Studio Unveils Bamboo Lenggong Valley Visitor Center for Malysia

Citylab Design Studio Unveils Bamboo Lenggong Valley Visitor Center for Malysia

Citylab Design Studio just unveiled their winning proposal for an archaeological visitor centre in Lenggong Valley, Malaysia - the UNESCO World Heritage Site where the skeleton of the

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