100% effective Ebola vaccine could end the deadly epidemic

ebola epidemic, west african ebola, ebola vaccine, ebola treatment, ebola news, ebola vaccine effective, world health organization, ebola in guinea, ebola vaccine 100% effective

The west African Ebola epidemic may soon be fizzling out, thanks to the speedy development of a vaccine that has shown 100% effectiveness against the virus in clinical trials. Normal vaccine trials can take decades to produce results, but thanks to 4,000 people in Guinea who volunteered for the trials, along with a combined effort by multiple countries and organizations, the life-saving vaccine will be saving lives right away.

 

Read More >

Advertisement

100,000 LEED-certified ceramic tiles clad Milan’s restored Rainbow Tower

by , 08/04/15

Read More >

Shigeru Ban Architects' Oita Prefectural Art Museum opens in Japan

Read More >

Advertisement

Obama's Climate Action Plan is the strongest in US history

clean power plan, climate action, climate change, president obama, epa, environmental protection agency, greenhouse gases, gina mccarthy, coal power, natural gas, renewable energy

Today President Obama unveiled the strongest climate action plan in US history, and the first to set Federal limits on carbon emissions from power plants. Under the new Clean Power Plan—which will undoubtedly face legal challenges from the coal industry—power plants will be required to cut emissions by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030 to help curb climate change. States can also avail themselves of new initiatives to increase renewable energy generation. The plan amounts to the equivalent of taking 166 million cars off the road and could reduce premature deaths due to power plant emissions by 90 percent.

Read More >

Massive wildfire threatens 6,300 properties north of San Francisco

lower lake, clear lake, san francisco, northern california, wildfires, california drought, rocky fire, california emergency, wildfire evacuation

The largest of 23 major wildfires currently burning in drought-stricken California has destroyed two dozen houses and 26 outbuildings, while over 12,000 people have been advised to flee their homes in the Lower Lake region. Called the Rocky Fire, the blaze is burning less than 100 miles north of San Francisco, and over 3,000 firefighters are working to contain the fast-moving blaze, which has so far consumed 93 square miles.

Read More >

Solar-powered POD-Idladla is a tiny flat-pack home for two that lets you live almost anywhere

Read More >

World’s first Braille smartwatch gives blind people a lifeline to information

the dot, braille smartwatch, technology for blind people, smartwatch for blind people, technology for vision-impaired, wearable technology

In countries where smartphones are popular, it’s common to see folks walking down the street, tiny screen in hand, as they navigate to a new cafe, text with a buddy, or read an email from their boss. Smartwatches, although not so pervasive, essentially help people do the same things. But you never see a blind person transfixed to their iPhone or honed in on their smartwatch, because the technology simply isn’t compatible with the vision-impaired way of life. Enter the Dot—the world’s first Braille smartwatch—which could close the gap that precludes many blind people from interacting with information the way sighted folks can.

Read More >

Tesla's updated Model S autopilot mode will make long road trips even better

tesla model s, tesla autopilot, tesla autonomous driver, tesla driverless cars, updates for tesla driverless car, elon musk driverless car, elon musk, tesla

As if the Tesla Model ‘S’ wasn’t already cool enough with its semiautonomous autopilot mode, now it’s even cooler. The vehicle’s ultrasonic radar system can already sense obstacles, change lanes for you, and avoid vehicles and pedestrians – and Elon Musk just announced that the car will also be able to steer for you on the highway and parallel park.

Read More >

Chinese-funded $13.8bn railway to slice through Kenya's oldest national park

Kenya, Africa, Nairobi, infrastructure, trains, railways, rail lines, Nairobi National Park, Lunatic Express, man-eating lions, wildlife, national park, conservation

A $13.8 bn railway project, linking Nairobi to Mombasa, will cut right through Nairobi National Park in Kenya. The Chinese-funded railway line is set to replace the colonial-era Lunatic Express, so-named for the dangerous building process that exposed workers to disease, drought, and man-eating lions. Though the park and the wildlife within it attracts tourists from all over the world, the government has said this should not keep Kenya from building much-needed infrastructure.

Read More >

Double domed Copagri Pavilion in Milan can be reassembled again and again

Read More >

Eco-conscious GreenAdvisor app is the TripAdvisor for the environment

by , 08/03/15

kickstarter, GreenAdvisor, Greenwill, app, reader submitted content

What would happen if a multitude of voices, voices like yours, started to demand a greener tomorrow? The GREENWILL organization has launched a campaign to develop GreenAdvisor, a TripAdvisor-inspired app that would allow consumers to rate the eco-friendliness of the companies and stores they frequent. Those ratings can be shared online and can empower consumers to pressure businesses and institutions into greener decisions. You can help support the app by backing the project on the GreenAdvisor Kickstarter.

+ GreenAdvisor Kickstarter


The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

 

Wood and metal sandwich panels clad PAN Architects' striking Marseille Architecture School extension

Read More >

Grow your own cocktails: drink recipes from the garden

infographic, grow your own cocktail, cocktails, drink recipes, gardening, recipes, garden recipes, herbal cocktails, basil cocktails, lavender cocktails, cocktail recipes,

It’s that time of year when gardeners take a step back for a moment to enjoy the fruits of their labors. What better way to do that than with a delicious cocktail made out of ingredients grown in the garden? From a spicy lavender collins to a refreshing rhubarb basil Bellini, the following infographic has a plethora of tasty drinks to reward you for all your – or your local farmer’s – hard work.

Read More >

This insanely detailed map shows every power plant in the United States

power sources, power plants, us electricity generation, washington post, power plant map, coal power, hydro power, renewable energy

As President Obama looks to shift the U.S. away from coal power and towards renewable energy in America’s Clean Power Plan, the Washington Post has put together this fantastic map that details every power plant in the United States. Covering electricity generation from January to May, 2015, the map brings to light some interesting details; such as noting that the 34 percent of the nation’s power produced by coal comes from just 511 plants, in contrast with the 1,740 natural gas-powered electric plants that have produced 30 percent of power. As we know, renewables have a long way to go, but the break down of solar, wind and hydro projects make clear which direction individual states need to move in. Check out the full article at the Washington Post for a great overview of our nation’s power sources.

Via Washington Post, Gizmodo

 

Off-grid earthen abode in Senegal gets all its energy from wind and solar

Read More >

Homeless folks help feed their entire shelter with this flourishing rooftop garden

Homeless folks help feed their entire shelter with this flourishing…

Metro Atlanta Task Force For The Homeless, homeless shelters, homeless planted garden, rooftop garden, urban gardening, healthy eating, healthy food, organically grown produce, green…

Read More >

Waterfront streetcar connecting Queens and Brooklyn could actually happen

Waterfront streetcar connecting Queens and Brooklyn could actually…

Commuting from Queens to Brooklyn has always been a frustration for straphangers, with few options other than the G train or making your way by several busses. With the booming…

Read More >

8 common weeds you probably never thought you could eat

8 common weeds you probably never thought you could eat

  Violet Leaves   Violets may be known for their beauty, but their petals aren't the only coveted part of the plant. It's amazing that these beautiful plants are considered…

Read More >

Chevy Volt battery covers recycled as adorable nesting boxes for endangered birds

Chevy Volt battery covers recycled as adorable nesting boxes for…

Electric cars may be better for the planet than we thought. In addition to their potential mitigating effect on climate change, their physical components are proving to be excellent…

Read More >

A new 60,000-sq-ft food court is coming to Brooklyn

A new 60,000-sq-ft food court is coming to Brooklyn

The massive overhaul of the Brooklyn Navy Yard will welcome the public with something every loves- food. The BNY Development Corp. has chosen Marvel Architects to design a massive…

Read More >

inhabitat inhabitat

Welcome to Inhabitat, your online guide to the best green design ideas, innovations and inspiration to build a cleaner, brighter, and better future.

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home