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PHOTOS: Ai Weiwei's Amazing Chinese Dragon Flies Through the Air at Alcatraz

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6 Emergency Essentials for Surviving 72 Hours Without Power

 

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The motto “always be prepared” is a good one to keep in mind, but one might not understand the importance of that until immersed in a situation that one hasn’t prepared properly for at all. With climate change wreaking havoc on the planet, superstorms, floods, tornadoes, and droughts are becoming more frequent, and it’s not uncommon for people to be without power for a few days. Although some people might feel a bit paranoid or weird about keeping a supply of certain items in the house “just in case”, it’s always better to have them and not need them, than vice-versa. Read on to learn about the supplies that everyone should keep on hand if the power goes out for a few days.

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PHOTOS: Iconic High Line Park in NYC Opens Final Section To Public

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TEST DRIVE: 10 Things You Need to Know About Toyota's 2015 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle

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For the past 20 years, Toyota has been working on a vehicle that could revolutionize the way we get around. It’s virtually silent, its emissions are so clean you could drink them, and it’s finally ready to hit the streets next year. Meet the 2015 Toyota FCV – the first fuel cell vehicle you’ll actually be able to buy. We recently had a chance to jump behind the wheel and test drive Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell car in San Francisco – read on for our first thoughts and 10 things you need to know about this groundbreaking vehicle.

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Get $10 Off Passes to the First Ever Dwell on Design NY Show with Our Code

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Dwell on Design NY, curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, debuts at 82 Mercer in SoHo, NY. Join 5,000 design elite as Dwell upends the standard ‘trade show’ format and creates a unique forum to engage, learn, inspire and connect in new and exciting ways. Inhabitat readers can receive $10 off show passes for the inaugural event by using code DODNY and registering here.

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BFI Announces Seven Pioneering Finalists for the 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

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PHOTOS: Incredible Edible Sushi High Line Replica is Made of Mashed Potatoes!

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Restless Futures Showcases Emerging Technologies and their Potential Consequences at the London Design Festival 2014

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DIY: Everything You Need to Know to Build a Simple Backyard Aquaponics System

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Aquaponics = aquaculture (the raising of edible fish) + hydroponics (growing vegetables and herbs without soil). You may have seen examples of this revolutionary way of growing food in some of the projects featured on Inhabitat. Per square foot, it’s the most productive form of agriculture on the planet, and is a perfect example of a living machine: a self-sufficient assembly of plants and animals that functions like an ecosystem, producing food for people without creating waste products or pollution.

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Amazing Map Shows Every Tree in the United States

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Have you ever wondered what the tree population and density of the United States looks like? This amazing map shows just that. Created by Josef Kellndorfer and Wayne Walker of Woods Hole Research Center in conjunction with the U. S. Geological Survey Science Center‘s Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center and the US Forest Service, the map was generated based on a series of data sources including readings collected from space-based radars, satellite sensors, computer models, and simply counting trees the old-fashioned way. The map was created for NASA to help determine how the world’s forests have the potential to store more carbon in the future.

 

8 Cool Thrift Store Furniture Revamps to Inspire Your Next DIY Project

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DIY Gift Idea: Make 10 Epicurean Vegan Treats in Beautiful Recycled Glass Jars

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Social events and celebrations happen year-round, and delicious food gifts are as much fun to give away as they are to make! Whenever you buy products that come in glass jars, from jams and jellies to artichoke hearts, keep those jars so you can fill them with homemade epicurian delights and share them with your nearest and dearest. Here are 10 fabulous recipes for edible vegan gifts that will please any palate, plus suggestions on how to decorate those upcycled jars before giving them away!

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DIY: Make Your Own Yogurt in a Crock-Pot!

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Yogurt is one of those all-around fabulous edibles that can be used a thousand different ways. It gets added to smoothies, eaten with cereal, mixed with herbs to create spreads and dips, or just devoured by the spoonful right out of the container. Yogurt exists in many different forms all over the world, and it’s actually ridiculously easy to make at home. Keep reading to learn how you can use your Crock-Pot to make a bounty of creamy yogurt.

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Win $100 Worth of Eco School Supplies in Inhabitots' Back-to-School Competition!

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School has started once again and Inhabitat wants to help you green up your back-to-school regimen. Enter to be one of two winners to win the ultimate school package that you can mix and match to create just what your child needs to get back into the swing of things in a green way. Choose from reusable water bottles, tree-free pencil sets, BPA-free lunch boxes, upcycled backpacks and more!

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6 Suspended Tree Tents For a Lighter-Than-Air Camping Experience

6 Suspended Tree Tents For a Lighter-Than-Air Camping Experience

Raindrop-Shaped Treetents by Dré Wapenaar These dewdrop-shaped Treetents by Dutch sculptor and designer Dré Wapenaar were originally created to make life a little more…

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5 Egregious Eco Crimes Committed by the Koch Brothers

5 Egregious Eco Crimes Committed by the Koch Brothers

1. World's 14th Worst Air Polluter In their report Toxic Release Inventory, the Political Economy Research Institute finds that Koch Industries, which is 84 percent owned by Charles G.…

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Where to Pee and Other Day-to-Day Challenges for Eco Road Warriors

Where to Pee and Other Day-to-Day Challenges for Eco Road Warriors

1. Food This is an obvious one, but conscientious and green-minded consumers won't want to settle for any old food on the road. Unless you plan ahead, you'll end up eating at…

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