Tesla is giving away 100 free charging stations to Airbnb hosts

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In its latest bid to make electric car charging stations available everywhere, Tesla is partnering with Airbnb to provide at least 100 free charging stations to eligible hosts. The program is kicking off in California, one of Tesla’s biggest markets. According to the Airbnb website, the program will expand “to select homes across the globe” with the goal of helping “the Tesla community feel more at home when they’re on the road”.

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Adorable Wild Thing Cabin is perched in the middle of a rewilding Latvian meadow

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All Netherlands Railways trains will be 100% wind powered by 2018

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When its citizens demanded clean energy, The Netherlands responded in the best possible way. Following a ruling earlier this year when 886 citizens sued their government to reduce CO2 emissions, a court at the Hague ordered the Dutch government to adopt a goal of cutting carbon emissions by at least 25 percent over the next five years. In response, the Dutch railways unveiled plans to become 50 percent wind-powered by the end of this year and 100 percent by 2018.

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Score a $749 Naturepedic organic twin mattress in our Back to School Giveaway!

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Where did summer go? As the kids start heading back to school, everyone is feeling stressed and excited, so one of the most important things parents can do is to ensure they are getting a good night’s rest. One major thing that can prevent healthy, restorative sleep is a bad mattress. Nowadays, conventional mattresses are chock-full of harmful toxins that prevent us from sleeping well, not to mention make us sick. Did you know that most standard, non-organic mattresses contain threatening levels of synthetic flame retardants laced with VOCs (volatile organic compounds)? These toxic off-gassing chemicals easily collect in dust, remain circulating throughout your home for years, and are correlated with a myriad of health issues, including allergies, asthma, hormone disruption, endocrine problems and in some cases, cancer. Fortunately, there are safe mattresses on the market that are supportive, made with natural materials, and comparable in price to conventional ones.

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Contemporary alpine retreat hides a surprising interior in Germany

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Bizarre giant art village is the largest Atelier Van Lieshout installation ever

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Scientists discover more biodiverse deepwater reef than the Great Barrier Reef

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Park officials in the southern Australian province of Victoria say a deepwater reef has been discovered there that may have more coral, sponge, and fish than the Great Barrier Reef. The reef is in Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park near Melbourne, and researchers have been exploring it using a remote-controlled vessel. The footage that came back from these explorations leads officials at Parks Victoria to say the reef is a “particularly exciting find.”

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Vo Trong Nghia Architects reveal designs for tree-topped FPT University campus in Ho Chi Minh City

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Norway's 2016 Youth Olympics student housing is a passive house block clad in sustainable wood

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Stunning see-through church is made from stacked weathered steel

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Tesla drivers make a recordbreaking 452.8 mile road trip on a single charge

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Since the advent of electric cars, range anxiety has plagued drivers, limiting their road trips based on the number of miles one could conceivably travel on a single charge. Although Tesla is rapidly solving that problem for owners of their cars by expanding the Supercharger network at lightning speed, many intrepid Tesla drivers still like to toy with testing the limits. Tesla owners and enthusiasts Bjørn Nyland and Morgan Tørvolt wanted to see how far a Tesla Model S P85D really can travel on a single charge, so they embarked on a test to find out. This pair of friends was able to stretch an amazing 452.8 miles (728 km) out of a single charge in their effort, which they documented on video.

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Chinese welder spends a year building life-size Transformers model for his lucky son

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The Tesla Model S P85D just broke Consumer Reports’ scoring system by earning more points than they give

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The Tesla Model S P85D hit the market last December and Consumer Reports did what they do best; they evaluated the heck out of it. The electric luxury car performed so well in nearly every test that is somehow managed to rack up 103 points in a system that doesn’t go past 100. Essentially, the P85D is the best performing and most energy efficient car Consumer Reports has ever tested – so much so that the test team had to overhaul the scoring system just to make sense of the car’s amazing rating.

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One of the world's largest glaciers just lost the biggest chunk of ice ever recorded

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NASA satellites are pretty nifty, in large part because they capture world events that we might not know about otherwise. That’s what happened recently, when NASA’s Landsat 8 recorded the image above on August 16 of Greenland’s Jakobshavn glacier, which is one of the world’s largest and fastest melting, which. When researchers compared recent images to images captured two weeks ago, they discovered that the glacier just lost an enormous chunk of ice. So big, in fact, that it may be the largest chunk of ice loss ever recorded.

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This hybrid human-electric trike can travel up to 100 miles on a single charge

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A new hybrid trike called the GinzVelo aims to radically change the way people travel within cities. The cycle’s inventor Peter Ginzburg calls it a “human-electric hybrid vehicle” or HEH vehicle for short. The contraption relies on a 500 W electric engine to supercharge your pedal power over 30 miles per hour. The main selling point, though, is the range. GinzVelo can travel up to an impressive 100 miles on a single charge.

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NASA predicts a dangerous sudden rise in sea levels

NASA predicts a dangerous sudden rise in sea levels

Sea levels are rising at a speed that is both shocking and devastating. NASA satellite data suggest that we could be looking at a three foot (one meter) rise in the next 100-200 years,…

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Design Seoul’s new urban space in the Sejong-daero Historic Cultural Space Competition

Design Seoul’s new urban space in the Sejong-daero Historic Cultural…

The Seoul Metropolitan Government has launched the Sejong-daero Historic Cultural Space Design Competition for the redesign of the capital’s former National Tax Service Building Site.…

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Greenbuild 2015 kicks off in Washington D.C. November 18th!

Greenbuild 2015 kicks off in Washington D.C. November 18th!

The excitement is already building, and this year’s Greenbuild taking place in Washington, D.C., November 18-20, is gearing up to be a Monumental Green event. Greenbuild offers a…

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5 life-changing projects take home top honors in world's largest design awards

5 life-changing projects take home top honors in world's largest…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Solar power on the large and small scale

INFOGRAPHIC: Solar power on the large and small scale

The sun has become one of the leading sources of clean and renewable energy in the US. More specifically, during the third quarter of 2014, panels that generate 1,354 MW of solar were…

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