Look out for special Mets-themed Citi Bikes around NYC for cool prizes

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New York Yankees fans might be finding themselves blue with envy this month. Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson announced on Wednesday that 50 of New York’s Citi Bikes have been adorned with the Queens baseball team’s logo for a campaign supporting a month-long social media contest. The lucky winner, hopefully a Mets fan, will get the honor of throwing out the first pitch at Citi Field against the Washington Nationals on August 2.

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Dubai to print world's first 3D-printed office building

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The United Arab Emirates likes to be first when it comes to amazing feats of construction and technology, and architecture in Dubai is constantly pushing the envelope. The world’s tallest building already towers over Dubai’s skyline, and now the city is planning to build the world’s first fully 3D-printed office building. It’s a cool, space-age structure that will save a bundle on construction costs and material waste.

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Solar-powered 'Cultivator' lets you print your own meat at home

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If meat is printed in your kitchen rather than butchered in a slaughterhouse, is it vegan? This is one of many questions raised by a conceptual appliance which uses solar energy and a 3D bioprinter to make the most efficient and delectable meat this side of Utopia. Designed by German design students Sarah Mautsch and Aaron Abentheuer, the Cultivator is a tool intended to provide flavor and nutrition for carnivorous consumers while reducing the environmental costs of meat production.

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BREAKING: BP will pay a record $18.7 billion to settle 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill claims

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BP has finally agreed to settle all federal and state claims over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill with a record $18.7 billion payment—the largest environmental fine in U.S. history. With an estimated 210 million gallons of oil discharged into the Gulf of Mexico, the 2010 environmental disaster is the biggest offshore oil spill in American history, claiming 11 worker lives and causing extensive and ongoing damage to wildlife, human health, and the economy. BP’s settlement is the “largest settlement with a single entity in American history,” according to U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch. If approved by a judge, the settlement will bring BP’s total spending over the oil spill to $53.8 billion.

Via Wall Street Journal

 

Austin, Texas is now home to the world’s cheapest solar power

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In basically the craziest news in clean energy this week, the Texas city of Austin has become the site of the world’s cheapest solar power. Priced at just $0.04/kWh, this beats the previous record set in Dubai by $0.02/kWh, and although solar prices have been trending downward for some time, even the experts are surprised to see such a low price reached so soon. With these new figures, Austin takes a big lead in the world’s fastest growing and perhaps most competitive clean energy market.

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Sneak a peek inside Pacific Park's first greenery-enveloped residences in COOKFOX's new video

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Kyocera breaks ground on Kyoto's largest solar power plant, on a golf course

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Kyocera has broken ground on Kyoto’s largest solar power plant–on an abandoned golf course. Golf courses have long been the bane of environmentalists, who consider them a waste of space and natural resources. Now the Japanese electronics company is availing themselves of the same properties that make the ideal golf course to build solar power plants. With expansive sunny spaces and minimal shade cover, abandoned golf courses in both Kyoto and Kagoshima Prefectures will soon host two new solar power plants with a combined capacity of 115MW.

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Prefab Parisian housing is clad in a double-skin timber facade to optimize solar shading

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New Silk light bulbs automatically adjust brightness according to the time of day

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No one can underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep. Most of us have heard, yet maybe not followed, the advice to turn off bright lights and screens before going to bed because of the rousing effects light has on our brains. A new Kickstarter campaign by the company Saffron is introducing the Silk system of light bulbs to do the work for us. This system is connected through a series of bulbs which automatically adjust color temperature to the time of day and the Sun’s natural shifts in brightness.

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2016 Toyota Mirai is the only zero-emissions vehicle that can travel 312 miles

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In the market for a zero-emissions vehicle that can travel almost as far as a regular gas-powered vehicle? Up until now, you’re only choice has been the Tesla Model S with its 265 mile range, but Toyota has just announced that the 2016 Mirai fuel-cell vehicle has a driving range of 312 miles, which is longer than any other zero-emissions vehicle on the market.

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Plastic cloud pods naturally cool the landscape with the power of evaporation

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Fairphone's new Amsterdam HQ was built from reused and locally sourced materials

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Herzog & de Meuron’s controversial triangle skyscraper wins approval from Paris city council

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London's first underground farm to harvest first crop 100 feet below street level

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London’s new underground farm is nearly open for business. We’ve reported on Growing Underground in the past, when the founders used crowdfunding to raise money for their equipment. This week, the city’s first subterranean farm is nearing completion of ‘phase one’ of production, putting the producers just a few weeks away from delivering the first harvest of pea shoots, radishes, and celery to commercial customers.

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These pop-up modular pods can add a garden studio or off-grid escape just about anywhere

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U.S., Brazil, and China make major commitments to clean energy

U.S., Brazil, and China make major commitments to clean energy

Three of the world’s top source of greenhouse gases - the United States, Brazil, and China - all announced new goals on Tuesday that represent a serious commitment to clean energy and…

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A sprawling dragon with a mane of plants reaches through a Parisian art venue

A sprawling dragon with a mane of plants reaches through a Parisian…

In an art in Paris, a giant dragon rises above visitors, looming over their heads with an imposing presence. But it’s not exactly a terrifying sight. This larger-than-life…

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Volkswagen is working on a 186-mile range electric car

Volkswagen is working on a 186-mile range electric car

In the next few years electric cars are set to finally take a big jump forward with the arrival of several models that will have a driving range around 200 miles - much longer than…

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Gorgeous cantilevering green-roofed home soars over Beverly Hills

Gorgeous cantilevering green-roofed home soars over Beverly Hills

This daylit private residence is nestled into a hillside surrounded by over 130 protected oak trees, in Southern California. Inspired by the beauty of the site, the Oak Pass House…

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Edith Macefield's 'Up' house may be razed, as new owners say it would cost too much to save

Edith Macefield's 'Up' house may be razed, as new owners say it would…

Back in April, an incredible little house in Seattle went up for auction. Now, Edith Macefield’s 600-square-foot Ballard bungalow may be destroyed, as the auction winners realize how…

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