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Recycled Windshield Greenhouse Grows More Glass

Recycled Windshield Greenhouse Grows More Glass

Recycled windshields are busting out of the woodwork, from French country gardens to swank sub/urban surfaces. The protective pupa shown here ("la serre" is French for "greenhouse") transforms

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ANDREA Reaches U.S. Houseplants to Filter Air

ANDREA Reaches U.S. Houseplants to Filter Air

Why not accelerate the natural ability of plants to filter the air around us? As we reported in November, ANDREA by Le Laboratoire aims to do just that. This "living air cleaner" recently

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TOP 6 GREEN TRANSPORTATION STORIES OF 2009

TOP 6 GREEN TRANSPORTATION STORIES OF 2009

Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines! Inhabitat presents our Top 6 Transportation Stories from this past year in a tried-and-true package of trains, planes and automobiles. Keeping in mind

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Vancouver 2010 Promises Greenest Olympic Games Ever

Vancouver 2010 Promises Greenest Olympic Games Ever

From the world's largest hydrogen bus fleet to a six-acre multi-use Olympic Oval, British Columbia appears determined to host the "greenest games ever" in Vancouver come February. The city has

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UrbanBuds: Soiled Suitcases Grow Food

UrbanBuds: Soiled Suitcases Grow Food

Gionata Gatto, an Italian designer based in the Netherlands, has soiled and seeded suitcases and such for gardening on the go. Designed as a graduation project, UrbanBuds enlivens luggage to

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Brilliant Bottle Bank Arcade Makes Recycling Fun

Brilliant Bottle Bank Arcade Makes Recycling Fun

The Bottle Bank Arcade is a recycling bin that encourages a higher rate of returns by rewarding bottle recyclers with musical notes and tons of fun. It's one of several kooky and kinetic entries

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Small Wind Turbine Wings Like a Bee

Small Wind Turbine Wings Like a Bee

The Birds and the Bees have inspired one startup to send forth a hovering turbine. Green Wavelength, "committed to finding ways of applying nature's solutions to our man-made energy problems,"

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Fountainhead Reposited: Water Island is an Exercise in Filtration

Fountainhead Reposited: Water Island is an Exercise in Filtration

Synch your workout with a little river detox, then rehydrate with a cup of the fresh water you just filtered. This people-powered water purification island, designed by Jakub Szczesny as part of

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Schoolhouse Rock Reaps Platinum Town Center

Schoolhouse Rock Reaps Platinum Town Center

In California, one district's fault is another town's treasure. When the Portola Valley School District realized its mid-century single-room schoolhouse straddled the San Andreas Fault — known

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Solar Home Tours Sweep United States TODAY!

Solar Home Tours Sweep United States TODAY!

Imagine 3,000 communities and 10,000 volunteers across the country in a one-day celebration of solar power. That's why we are reminding you that the American Solar Energy Society kicks off their

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Tiny Sheds Do More For Less

Tiny Sheds Do More For Less

There's a tiny shed subculture growing, and you may find one sprouting in your own backyard. This prototype from Modern Cabana showed up recently at a San Francisco garden store, which also

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Urban Infill Strikes Gold in San Francisco

Urban Infill Strikes Gold in San Francisco

Of all the pads chosen for this year's AIA San Francisco Living: Home Tours, only one found me smiling from start to finish. I wondered why as I wandered through this intriguing Glen Park

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Top 5 Alternative Autos From the Frankfurt Motor Show

Top 5 Alternative Autos From the Frankfurt Motor Show

The Frankfurt International Motor Show or Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) is the world’s largest car show, and we were thrilled to discover a slew of incredibly clean machines this

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Solarthon 2009: Low-Income Families Get GRID Alternatives

Solarthon 2009: Low-Income Families Get GRID Alternatives

GRID Alternatives will lead 200+ community and industry volunteers to install sixteen 1.8-kilowatt solar electric systems in their annual Solarthon this Saturday, September 12th, 2009 at Habitat

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Refract House | Solar Decathlon + Architecture City

Refract House | Solar Decathlon + Architecture City

Project managers open the doors to Refract House, ready for Solar Decathlon 2009, Photo by Kevin Gardner What happens when an architect and an engineer walk into a Jesuit university in

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Formula Zero: Hydrogen Cell Racing Takes Off

Formula Zero: Hydrogen Cell Racing Takes Off

Belgium recently took the lead among a set of top university teams vying for "zeroth place" in the Formula Zero European Championship of hydrogen fuel cell cars. This carbon-free Grand Prix

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Infinium Sun Car Races Ahead

Infinium Sun Car Races Ahead

In a converted warehouse on the outskirts of Ann Arbor (Michigan's other city), swarms of brilliant students harness conceptual, terrestrial and solar power for unusually racy, million-dollar

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Gorgeous Wooden Bicycles by Renovo

Gorgeous Wooden Bicycles by Renovo

Two grand for a bicycle? Just reading Renovo's quietly beautiful narrative of how they handcraft wooden bikes is worth every penny. Based in Portland, Ore., this family-owned business takes

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Chevy Volt Jolts Public Debate With 230MPG Claim

Chevy Volt Jolts Public Debate With 230MPG Claim

GM recently made waves for claiming that its new electric Volt gets 230 mpg, but the magic number seems more like 40. That's because miles per gallon really only matter when a gas engine

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