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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Another Giant Sinkhole Opens Up in Russia

Another Giant Sinkhole Opens Up in Russia

It hasn’t been a good year for the land in Russia. Earlier this year a gaping 262-foot wide hole opened up in Siberia and now a gigantic sinkhole has popped up in the Perm region. Unlike the

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Can Biomimicry Inspire Smarter Companies? Help Kickstart This Book!

Can Biomimicry Inspire Smarter Companies? Help Kickstart This Book!

Regular Inhabitat readers will know and love Inhabitat's Dr. Tamsin Woolley-Barker, who writes the incredible Biomimicry Manual series. Dr. Woolley-Barker has been writing a bio-inspired book

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Senate Votes to Stop Keystone Pipeline – For Now

Senate Votes to Stop Keystone Pipeline – For Now

The Keystone Pipeline is dead - for now. The US Senate voted Tuesday to block a measure that would have allowed construction on the controversial pipeline. The measure fell short by one solitary

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Interpol Wants You to Help Catch the World’s Worst Environmental Criminals

Interpol Wants You to Help Catch the World’s Worst Environmental Criminals

Interpol is launching the first-ever Most Wanted-style list for environmental criminals. Consisting of nine individuals suspected of all kind of eco-crimes, the list is meant to raise awareness

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Genius LEGO Fans Build Particle Accelerator Entirely Out of LEGO Bricks

Genius LEGO Fans Build Particle Accelerator Entirely Out of LEGO Bricks

Scientists had it all wrong when they built massive particle accelerators. They should have gone small, like the brilliant builders over at JK Brickworks. JK Brickworks has built an all-LEGO

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Get Away From it All With the Nutshell Cocoon-on-the-Go

Get Away From it All With the Nutshell Cocoon-on-the-Go

Wish you could take a moment to get away from it all even when you can’t actually get away? Design student Eden Lew has just the solution with the Nutshell. It’s a fold-out fabric shell that

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Twinkling Solar Bike Path Inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night Opens in the Netherlands

Twinkling Solar Bike Path Inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night Opens in the Netherlands

At night, the path is lit by thousands of twinkling stones, creating a beautiful night sky on the ground. The path is illuminated LED lights powered by a nearby solar array that charges

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This Home Library Has a Built-In Slide to Make Reading Fun

This Home Library Has a Built-In Slide to Make Reading Fun

Instead of diving into a good book, how about sliding into one? This home in South Korea has its own library that comes complete with a multi-level slide. The idea behind the design is to

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This Mushroom Drone Will Biodegrade if it Crash Lands

This Mushroom Drone Will Biodegrade if it Crash Lands

What happens to a drone when it crash lands? Besides polluting or damaging a potentially sensitive environment, it could also mean, at least for the military, that people you are spying on will

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Visitors Are Getting So Lost in the World’s Largest Corn Maze That They Are Calling the Police for Help

Visitors Are Getting So Lost in the World’s Largest Corn Maze That They Are Calling the Police for Help

The world’s biggest corn maze is a jaw-dropping 63 acres - so large that people are getting completely lost and are resorting to calling the police to find their way out. Every weekend during

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AOL is the Latest Company to Abandon ALEC

AOL is the Latest Company to Abandon ALEC

The ALEC exodus keeps on gaining momentum and it doesn’t show any signs of stopping. The most recent company to jump ship is internet giant AOL, which announced on Monday that it had decided

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Swiss Man Breaks Bicycle Speed Record with Insane 207-MPH Rocket Bike

Swiss Man Breaks Bicycle Speed Record with Insane 207-MPH Rocket Bike

Imagine reaching 207 mph in just 4.8 seconds - that’s a pretty impressive feat for any vehicle. Now imagine traveling that fast on a bicycle with a rocket strapped to it. Daredevil Francois

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HOW TO: Raw Broccoli and Mushroom Stir Fry Recipe

HOW TO: Raw Broccoli and Mushroom Stir Fry Recipe

Need a good last-minute recipe for dinner tonight? This tasty broccoli and mushroom stir-fry will not only hit the spot, but it is completely raw, which means lots of nutritious deliciousness

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World’s First Breathable Ebola Vaccine Proven 100% Effective in Trials

World’s First Breathable Ebola Vaccine Proven 100% Effective in Trials

Ebola has been ravaging parts of Africa, and the deadly virus shows no signs of stopping. Now a new needle-free vaccine has proven to be 100% effective at stopping the transmission of ebola in

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‘Monsieur Plant’ Grows Nike Sneakers using Flowers

‘Monsieur Plant’ Grows Nike Sneakers using Flowers

The French artist known as Monsieur Plant is living up to his name with a fashionable line of sneakers made out of flowers, moss, bark and dirt. Aptly named Just Grow It, the collection even

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North America’s Tallest Wood Building Opens in British Columbia

North America’s Tallest Wood Building Opens in British Columbia

The project officially opened to the world on October 31, 2014, on budget and on time, showing that wood construction can serve as a functional and reliable option for sustainable building. The

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Mercedes Benz Unveils Hybrid Car Powered by Solar Paint

Mercedes Benz Unveils Hybrid Car Powered by Solar Paint

We've seen vehicles with solar roofs that provide an extra boost of power, but the gorgeous Mercedes Benz Vision G-Code takes energy generation to a whole new level. The secret is the car’s

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Machine Turns Syrupy Coca-Cola Back Into Fresh Drinking Water

Machine Turns Syrupy Coca-Cola Back Into Fresh Drinking Water

These days it seems like cola is absolutely everywhere, but drinkable water may not be. Helmut Smits points out that contradiction with a machine he calls "The Real Thing" that transforms

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Ambulance Drone Could Provide Life-Saving First Aid in Just One Minute

Ambulance Drone Could Provide Life-Saving First Aid in Just One Minute

When you have an emergency, the time it takes for help to arrive can be the difference between life and death. An ambulance takes an average of 10 minutes to get to the scene of an accident -

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HOW TO: Make Your Own Exotic Green Tea, Avocado & Spinach Energy Smoothie

HOW TO: Make Your Own Exotic Green Tea, Avocado & Spinach Energy Smoothie

For those days when you need a burst of energy but you are craving something that doesn’t taste like the same old energy drink, you may want to try this exotically delicious spinach and green

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How Wearable Technology Could be Bad for Your Health

How Wearable Technology Could be Bad for Your Health

Wearable technology is blowing up, so with new smart watches and smart textiles popping up constantly, it might be past time to consider what all of those little electromagnetic signals are

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Himalayan Viagra Causes Fungal Gold-Rush in the Tibetan Plateaus

Himalayan Viagra Causes Fungal Gold-Rush in the Tibetan Plateaus

High in the Himalayas grows a highly sought after medicinal fungus known as Himalayan Viagra. And while many global leaders fail to enact policies to protect their own resources, two remote

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One-Third of Scotland Could Soon Be Powered by the World’s Biggest Underwater “Windmill” Tidal Plant

One-Third of Scotland Could Soon Be Powered by the World’s Biggest Underwater “Windmill” Tidal Plant

In between the Scottish mainland and the Orkney Islands lies the Pentland Firth, a turbulent sound with tides that can reach up to a startling 18 miles per hour. That’s a lot of untapped

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Old Cigarette Factory to Become Solar and Wind Battery Plant

Old Cigarette Factory to Become Solar and Wind Battery Plant

Normally when a massive factory closes its doors an outlet mall or giant water park pops up in its place. But one former cigarette plant in Concord, North Carolina is turning into something

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A 700-Year-Old Virus Was Brought Back to Life and Used to Infect Plants

A 700-Year-Old Virus Was Brought Back to Life and Used to Infect Plants

If you thought you had nothing to worry about from 700-year-old viruses, think again. Researchers just resurrected a virus from seven-century-old caribou poop and used it to infect a plant,

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Humans Might Already be Evolving into a New Species

Humans Might Already be Evolving into a New Species

Some scientists think humanity might be heading toward extinction, but others, like the founder of Harvard Business School's Life Sciences Project, Juan Enriquez, believe that perhaps we are

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Will.i.am Creates a Truly Independent Smartwatch That Includes Designs by Zaha Hadid

Will.i.am Creates a Truly Independent Smartwatch That Includes Designs by Zaha Hadid

While some smart-watches out there are really no more than a complement for a smartphone, Will.i.am has created a truly independent smart watch that operates completely on its own. Called the

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HOW TO: Citrusy Pumpkin and Orange Soup will Brighten Your Day

HOW TO: Citrusy Pumpkin and Orange Soup will Brighten Your Day

It’s almost time to start carving out Jack-O'-Lanterns, which means piles of pumpkin waste. We’ve got you covered on roasting the seeds like a boss, so how about taking all that pumpkin

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MGM Installs America’s Largest Rooftop Solar Array but it Only Powers 1/5 of the Hotel

MGM Installs America’s Largest Rooftop Solar Array but it Only Powers 1/5 of the Hotel

When you think Las Vegas you might not think about sustainability, but that’s all starting to change - in a big way. MGM Resorts announced that it has installed the largest rooftop solar array

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INFOGRAPHIC: What’s Ahead for an Overpopulated Planet

INFOGRAPHIC: What’s Ahead for an Overpopulated Planet

Right now there are 7 billion people on the planet and that number keeps growing. To support that many people, the planet's natural resources have been stretched to capacity. Now add 3

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