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Mak3D: World’s First 3D Printing Co-Working Space Opens in London

Mak3D: World’s First 3D Printing Co-Working Space Opens in London

What do you do if you're a designer with an amazing idea for a product, but no way to make it? There might a huge buzz around 3D printing, but we're still a long way off from everyone having a machine at

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Online ‘Cool Farm’ Tool Helps Farmers Calculate Their Carbon Footprint

Online ‘Cool Farm’ Tool Helps Farmers Calculate Their Carbon Footprint

The Cool Farm Institute has announced that it will soon introduce a free online version of its Cool Farm Tool to help farmers calculate the carbon footprint of their farm and livestock operations. The

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New EU Plan Limits Food-based Biofuels Used for Transport

New EU Plan Limits Food-based Biofuels Used for Transport

Announced just less than a month ago, the European commission will seek to impose a limit of 5% on the use of crop-based biofuels. The initiative comes as part of a larger plan to raise the share of

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Brickstarter Makes It Easy to Say ‘Yes In My Backyard’ for Funding Community Projects

Brickstarter Makes It Easy to Say ‘Yes In My Backyard’ for Funding Community Projects

The team of developers at Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund, know that urban landscapes are full of potential for innovation. But initiatives aimed at change and progress can often find themselves

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Honest Buildings Website Launches To Make Building Research Easier

Honest Buildings Website Launches To Make Building Research Easier

Every building is unique, and each has good things and some not-so-good things. The new website Honest Buildings launched today to make it a lot easier to learn about projects and open up a discourse on

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Architect Manthey Kula Explores Seaweed as Natural Insulation For Sustainable Building

Architect Manthey Kula Explores Seaweed as Natural Insulation For Sustainable Building

Architect Manthey Kula is exploring seaweed as an innovative way to create natural thermal insulation. One of five Challenger projects showcased during 2011's Norwegian Architecture Festival, Kula's work

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Ghost Forest Repurposes Fallen Rainforest Trees Into a Striking Public Art Installation

Ghost Forest Repurposes Fallen Rainforest Trees Into a Striking Public Art Installation

The Ghost Forest's massive tree stumps landed in Europe from a commercially logged forest in Ghana, and most them fell naturally in adverse weather conditions. Ghost Forest is a carbon neutral project,

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Dutch Designer Dave Hakkens Creates Cool “Rubble” Floors From Recycled Materials

Dutch Designer Dave Hakkens Creates Cool “Rubble” Floors From Recycled Materials

Demolished houses usually leave behind lots of scrap materials that, with a little bit of clever thinking, can be turned into fantastic new building supplies. Inspired by Italian-style terrazzo floors --

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US Has a “Recessionary Hangover” According to Greenbiz 2012 Report

US Has a “Recessionary Hangover” According to Greenbiz 2012 Report

Greenbiz.com recently released their free, downloadable "State of Green Business 2012" report and some of the statistics are quite surprising. The report begins by explaining the stalemate on green

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Plastic Disclosure Project Wants to Measure Your Plastic Footprint

Plastic Disclosure Project Wants to Measure Your Plastic Footprint

We're all very familiar with the concept of a carbon footprint, but have you ever thought about your plastic footprint? Well, the Plastic Disclosure Project (PDP) wants us to start. And considering the

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IKEA UK Pledges to Use 100% Renewable Energy

IKEA UK Pledges to Use 100% Renewable Energy

When it comes to big box stores, you can't really get any greener than IKEA. From banning the sale incandescent bulbs to pledging to use only sustainable cotton, the Swedish furniture giant is leading the

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Aquamarine Power Unveils Oyster 800 Wave Energy Generator – Exclusive Photos!

Aquamarine Power Unveils Oyster 800 Wave Energy Generator – Exclusive Photos!

Photo by Hazel Saunderson for Inhabitat Scotland is renowned for its magnificent coastlines and delicious seafood - however, the latest denizen of the deep captured our attention for an entirely

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Interactive ‘Almost Extinct Calendar’ Raises Awareness of Endangered Species

Interactive ‘Almost Extinct Calendar’ Raises Awareness of Endangered Species

The Almost Extinct Calendar combines great simple design with an assertive environmental reminder. Each day is marked with an image of a different endangered animal, making it impossible to avoid the

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Kaspar Hamacher Uses Fire-Sculpting to Create Spectacular Tree Trunk Furniture

Kaspar Hamacher Uses Fire-Sculpting to Create Spectacular Tree Trunk Furniture

Belgium designer Kaspar Hamacher works from his primal instinct when creating his spectacular wood furniture pieces. Dubbed ‘Ausgebrannt’ (‘Burnt Out’), his collection of wooden tables and stools

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WUD: Chic Retro Radios Made From Sustainably Harvested Wood

WUD: Chic Retro Radios Made From Sustainably Harvested Wood

We love these beautiful retro-chic speakers made from wood harvested sustainably from forests in the southern region of Chilean Patagonia. Designed by Santiago-based Grupo Vibra, they recreate the

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36 Megawatt Energy Storage System to be Built at Notrees Wind Farm

36 Megawatt Energy Storage System to be Built at Notrees Wind Farm

The world’s largest wind energy storage system is set to be built in oil country, deep in the heart of Texas. North Carolina-based company Duke Energy has hired Xtreme Power to build a giant storage

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How to Green Clean Your Bathroom Without Toxic Chemicals!

How to Green Clean Your Bathroom Without Toxic Chemicals!

No one likes cleaning the bathroom; hair-clogged drains, moisture-loving mildew, and, ahem, the toilet all make for an unpleasant chore. No doubt your first priority when cleaning the loo is eliminating

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Green Algae Could Help Clean up Radioactive Nuclear Waste

Green Algae Could Help Clean up Radioactive Nuclear Waste

Recent studies have shown that the uses of green algae are boundless. First, scientists at R.I.T. used algae to synthesize biofuel, and recently scientists at Northwestern University and Argonne National

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Doctors Say Biofuel Subsidies Could Cause 192,000 Excess Deaths a Year

Doctors Say Biofuel Subsidies Could Cause 192,000 Excess Deaths a Year

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) released a statement this week warning that current government subsidies and policies surrounding biofuels could push an estimated 35 million

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Researchers Use Algae to Treat Wastewater and Generate Biofuel

Researchers Use Algae to Treat Wastewater and Generate Biofuel

Algae is much more than that pesky goo in your fish tank - researchers at the Rochester Institute of Technology are now using algae grown at wastewater treatment plants to synthesize biodiesel. Wastewater

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United Arab Emirates Tests New Solar Powered Desalination Process

United Arab Emirates Tests New Solar Powered Desalination Process

Abu Dhabi's Environment Agency recently announced that they have developed a new solar-powered desalination system that would cut costs and be more environmentally friendly.

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GE Developing New Magnets that Could Reduce Demand for Rare Earth Metals

GE Developing New Magnets that Could Reduce Demand for Rare Earth Metals

General Electric scientists have created a new breed of nanocomposite magnets that would require less rare earths to achieve the same high magnetism as magnets currently on the market.

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Kaiser Permanente To Power Seven California Facilities with Bloom Box Fuel Cells

Kaiser Permanente To Power Seven California Facilities with Bloom Box Fuel Cells

Health care organization Kaiser Permanente has partnered with Bloom Energy to put fuel-cell generators at seven facilities in California by the end of the year. In total, the cells will deploy four

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Toyota Developing Electric Motor With Less Rare Earth Metals

Toyota Developing Electric Motor With Less Rare Earth Metals

The Toyota Prius may be one of the most popular hybrid cars on the planet, but Toyota believes they can make it even greener. As such, they are researching and developing a new electric motor that is

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Red Cross Increases Water Access in Sudan with Solar Powered Pumps

Red Cross Increases Water Access in Sudan with Solar Powered Pumps

In the town of Akobo in southeast Sudan, more than 55,000 people live on less than two liters of clean water a day. To mitigate the issue, the International Committee of the Red Cross is working on a

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First Commerical US Plant to Turn Wood Waste into Auto Fuel

First Commerical US Plant to Turn Wood Waste into Auto Fuel

This morning, Mascoma Corporation, a biofuels company, announced that Valero, the nation's largest indepfendent oil refinery, will take the entire commercial output of a plant that Mascoma will break

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Swedish Company Harvests Body Heat to Warm Buildings

Swedish Company Harvests Body Heat to Warm Buildings

Inspired by the hordes of people passing through Stockholm's Central Station each day, a Swedish real estate company, Jernhusen, found a way to harness the energy created by the 250,000 moving bodies to

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New Yorkers, Recycle Your Gadgets at LES Ecology Center E-Waste Collections

New Yorkers, Recycle Your Gadgets at LES Ecology Center E-Waste Collections

Electronics are complicated to recycle, but there are dozens of resources out there that simplify the process for you. Throughout January, the Lower East Side Ecology Center will be collecting used or

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