Kristine Lofgren

 

Kristine is a writer and designer from Salt Lake City, Utah. Passionate about green design and pretty words in equal parts, she spends her days blogging, writing, designing and working towards her Masters in English at the University of Utah. Kristine discovered her passion for the environment while growing up on the trails of the Rocky Mountains and has had her feet (and hands) in the dirt ever since.

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US Navy Will Recover the Bombs it Dropped in the Great Barrier Reef

US Navy Will Recover the Bombs it Dropped in the Great Barrier Reef

Last week the US Navy was forced to dump four bombs into the blue waters of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park after a training exercise went wrong. After spotting civilian

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Frank Gehry Says He Prefers a Fashionable Dictator to Democracy When it Comes to Creating Architecture

Frank Gehry Says He Prefers a Fashionable Dictator to Democracy When it Comes to Creating Architecture

Cleveland Clinic photo from Shutterstock When it comes to architecture, it doesn't get bigger than Frank Gehry - the man is world-renowned, and his buildings are as famous as he is. What he

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The Rapid Bee Decline Has Inspired Martha Stewart to Care for Hives of Her Own

The Rapid Bee Decline Has Inspired Martha Stewart to Care for Hives of Her Own

Here at Inhabitat, we often talk about how important bees are to the environment and how much their survival is being threatened by things like pesticides, infections and habitat encroachment.

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Scientists Find That Nanoparticles from 3D Printers Can Be Harmful to Your Health

Scientists Find That Nanoparticles from 3D Printers Can Be Harmful to Your Health

3D printers can create amazing things, but new research show that they may have a dark side - at least when it comes to our health. Scientists found that the printing process involved in

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China Becomes World’s First Nation to Install 3 GW of Utility-Scale Solar Power!

China Becomes World’s First Nation to Install 3 GW of Utility-Scale Solar Power!

China just secured its position as the world leader in solar power by installing a record 3 gigawatts of utility-scale solar power. The nation has constructed 40 new solar plants (with over 1 GW

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Why the Farm Bill Fails: Congress Ignores Hungry Americans in Favor of Big-Agriculture

Why the Farm Bill Fails: Congress Ignores Hungry Americans in Favor of Big-Agriculture

How is it that in a country with a government elected to represent all of the people, we end up with legislation that favors the very tiny minority? The Farm Bill, which passed through the House

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Los Angeles Pays Residents to Rip Out Their Lawn

Los Angeles Pays Residents to Rip Out Their Lawn

Residents in Los Angeles are getting paid some green to go green by getting rid of their green (lawns, that is). The city's Department of Water and Power is paying homeowners to tear up their

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California Increases Solar Power Installations by 26 Percent in 2012

California Increases Solar Power Installations by 26 Percent in 2012

Photo via Shutterstock California is pushing to increase its investment in solar power, setting a lofty goal of 3,000 megawatts of power by 2017. Last year, the state boosted its solar

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US State Department Admits that It Doesn’t Know the Actual Route of the Keystone XL Pipeline

US State Department Admits that It Doesn’t Know the Actual Route of the Keystone XL Pipeline

The State Department has reassured the world that the Keystone Pipeline will probably have very little environmental impact, which is all well and good, except for one tiny detail: the State

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Trees Are Adapting to Climate Change by Using Water More Efficiently

Trees Are Adapting to Climate Change by Using Water More Efficiently

It's clear that global warming is going to require some serious adaptation. While some life on this planet digs in its heels, other lifeforms-- like trees -- are already adapting to climate

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Head of Earth Policy Institute Warns That Current Water Shortages Will Soon Threaten Food Supplies

Head of Earth Policy Institute Warns That Current Water Shortages Will Soon Threaten Food Supplies

Image via Shutterstock All over the world, wells are drying up and water tables are dropping low. Altogether, 18 countries around the world are over-pumping their underground water resources

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Damien Labrousse Creates Amazing Jupiter Mission Control Room From 6000 LEGO Bricks

Damien Labrousse Creates Amazing Jupiter Mission Control Room From 6000 LEGO Bricks

LEGO builder extraordinaire Damien Labrousse recently unveiled an amazing replica of the French Space Agency's Jupiter Mission Control Room made from 6,000 toy bricks! The model was requested by

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Australian Researchers Develop the World’s First Malaria Vaccine

Australian Researchers Develop the World’s First Malaria Vaccine

About half the world's population is at risk of catching malaria, and in 2010 alone around 660,000 people died from the disease. Fortunately, researchers in Australia recently made a

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Stackable Tetris LED Lamp Takes Video Game Decor to a Whole New Level

Stackable Tetris LED Lamp Takes Video Game Decor to a Whole New Level

Here at Inhabitat, we're big fans of fun and functional Tetris-shaped furniture. But there's just one problem with this new stackable Tetris LED Desk Lamp: we're not sure that we could stop

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Will American Car Culture Become a Thing of the Past?

Will American Car Culture Become a Thing of the Past?

The America that has been immortalized in films like Grease and American Graffiti, with its car-centric culture, may soon be a thing of the past. Recent analysis shows that not only are younger

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Fish Win Big When Dead Oil Rigs are Left to Rot in Rigs-to-Reefs Program

Fish Win Big When Dead Oil Rigs are Left to Rot in Rigs-to-Reefs Program

Though it's hard to imagine, sometimes oil and gas rigs in the ocean can be a force for good. Offshore rigs act as artificial reefs for wildlife, providing plants and sea life a place to bunker

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Record-Setting Heat Wave Spreads Across Southwestern US, Grounding Planes

Record-Setting Heat Wave Spreads Across Southwestern US, Grounding Planes

Scorching heat and record temperatures are sweeping the southwest U.S. this week - and there's still no end in sight. The record setting heat wave is set to continue throughout the Southwest

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Spanish Town Become World’s First to Run its Vehicles on Sewage

Spanish Town Become World’s First to Run its Vehicles on Sewage

Photo via Shutterstock Say you're a small town looking to add some green energy options to your city. You could invest in good old wind or solar power, or in the case of one Spanish town, you

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Incredible Spray That Makes Anything Totally Waterproof is (Finally!) Available

Incredible Spray That Makes Anything Totally Waterproof is (Finally!) Available

Say goodbye to water damaged phones and soggy shoes - Rust-Oleum just launched NeverWet, an amazing product that can waterproof nearly any surface or object. The ultra-hydrophobic spray coating

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Post-Apocalyptic LEGO Ship Can Walk Around on Dry Land

Post-Apocalyptic LEGO Ship Can Walk Around on Dry Land

In a post-apocalyptic world a walking ship might appear commonplace - but for now, Jason Alleman's LEGO ship is a unique marvel. Alleman's steampunk-esque ship is modeled on Theo Jansen's

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Moto Electra Sets World Record by Crossing the US on an Electric Motorcycle in 3 Days

Moto Electra Sets World Record by Crossing the US on an Electric Motorcycle in 3 Days

We recently told you about Moto Electra's bold attempt to drive an electric motorcycle across the United States in just 3 days - and on June 6th the team accomplished this world record-breaking

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘So Far’ Traces the Evolution of David Trubridge’s Nature-Inspired Designs

BOOK REVIEW: ‘So Far’ Traces the Evolution of David Trubridge’s Nature-Inspired Designs

Here at Inhabitat, we've been following New Zealand designer David Trubridge's career since we first spotted him at Milan Design Week years ago. As one of his country's most celebrated

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Dewar’s Teams up With 80,000 Bees to Create a 3D Bottle Out of Honeycomb

Dewar’s Teams up With 80,000 Bees to Create a 3D Bottle Out of Honeycomb

3D printing has yielded some amazing products, like robohands and prosthetic legs, but now Dewar’s has discovered a whole new way to print in 3D. The whiskey maker recently enlisted the

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IEA Report Shows Global Carbon Emissions Reached a Record High in 2012

IEA Report Shows Global Carbon Emissions Reached a Record High in 2012

Despite major advances in clean energy, the world's carbon emissions reached an all-time high in 2012. Overall, emissions grew 1.4 percent, reaching 31.6 gigatons a year. The good news is that

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World Population Expected to Reach Almost 11 Billion People by 2100

World Population Expected to Reach Almost 11 Billion People by 2100

Photo via Shutterstock According to numbers recently released by the UN, the world's population is expected reach nearly 11 billion people by 2100. That's about 8 percent more than was

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Clip-Air: Modular Transportation Capsules Carry Passengers by Land, Sea, or Air

Clip-Air: Modular Transportation Capsules Carry Passengers by Land, Sea, or Air

The layout of a train is a lot like an airplane or a bus in terms of packing a lot of people into a tube to move them somewhere else. So why not just load people into a train and then slap some

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Brilliant Mold-Detecting Fruit Bowl Alerts You to Rotting Fruit Before it Goes Bad

Brilliant Mold-Detecting Fruit Bowl Alerts You to Rotting Fruit Before it Goes Bad

Who hasn't experienced the frustration of picking a piece of fruit out of a bowl only to toss it out because it's covered in a nasty layer of mold? Student designer Jagjit Chodha hopes to put an

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FAA Wants to Move Away from Leaded Gasoline by 2018

FAA Wants to Move Away from Leaded Gasoline by 2018

Photo via Shutterstock Sometimes it seems like air transportation is the last to catch up with energy innovations. Busses, cars and trains regularly run on a variety of green options. But

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Project 929: Artist Draws 460 Mile Line Around Military Base for Energy Sustainability

Project 929: Artist Draws 460 Mile Line Around Military Base for Energy Sustainability

A recent study shows that if the United States built a concentrated solar power farm on one hundred square miles of land, it would provide enough energy to power the entire country. Media artist

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Tesla to Make Superchargers More Efficient and Expand Network to 98 Percent of the US

Tesla to Make Superchargers More Efficient and Expand Network to 98 Percent of the US

Part of what makes the Tesla such an attractive option for an electric vehicle is its supercharger network, which provides free, clean juice to keep the journey going. But right now, there are

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