Barclays Center rolls out its new green roof

by , 05/29/15
filed under: Inhabitat NYC

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Last year, we wrote about the Barclays Center’s plans to sprout a green roof, and now we’re happy to report that the verdant project is finally coming to fruition. Forest City Ratner teamed up with Shanghai-based Greenland Group Company to begin rolling out the 135,000-square-foot planted roof atop the popular Brooklyn sports and entertainment venue. The green roof will serve two special purposes, both capturing stormwater and dampening some of the sound escaping from the structure during games and concerts. The Architect’s Newspaper was kind enough to share their exclusive video tour of the new roof with Inhabitat. Hit the jump to check it out.

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SpaceX gets USAF certification, busts monopoly on military satellite launches

by , 05/29/15
filed under: green technology, NASA, News

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On Tuesday of this week, SpaceX entered a new and very important phase of their operations. The U.S. Air Force certified Elon Musk’s space exploration company to launch satellites for the Pentagon, making it only the second company to be cleared to do so. This certification essentially means that SpaceX can now run with the big dogs on the frontlines of aerospace exploration, competing against United Launch Alliance (ULA) for contracts to launch national security satellites.

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100% recyclable and affordable pop-up bedroom snaps together in less than 30 minutes

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World's smallest park was started by a guerilla gardener over 65 years ago

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Rural writer's nook overlooks the English channel in northern France

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Javier de Riba graffitis gorgeous geometric patterns onto the floors of abandoned buildings

by , 05/29/15
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Japan's Hanazono Kindergarten was designed to keep kids safe during typhoons

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India’s scorching month-long heatwave kills 1,400 and melts the streets

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FAT and Grayson Perry complete bizarre "House for Essex" dedicated to a fictional character

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Tesla's new pop-up shipping container store fits on a flatbed truck

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Tesla has had a bit of a rough road when it has come to selling its own electric cars, fighting for the right to do so in a number of states. They have come up with a new idea that is almost as inventive as their cars and batteries. The new store, called the “Tesla Mobile Container Store” can fold inside a container, be hauled on a flatbed truck, and set up practically anywhere. The mobile container store tour launched over Memorial Day weekend in Santa Barbaera, California and Tesla has a number of other U.S. and European stops planned for this summer.

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IKEA is launching a new line of ultra low-cost furniture made entirely of paper!

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Swedish flatpack furniture manufacturer IKEA keeps pushing the envelope when it comes to affordable design – and the company is currently developing a new line of furniture made entirely out of paper! The new sofas, chairs, tables, bookshelves and stools will be made from a composite of repurposed pulp, and the company has developed a process for pressure-molding paper into hyper-resilient forms.

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Street artist Bordalo II turns Lisbon trash into wild animal sculptures

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85,000 endangered antelopes died this month and nobody knows why

by , 05/28/15
filed under: Animals, Conservation, News

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Saiga antelopes are among the strangest-looking creatures on Earth, and they are dangerously close to extinction. They are native to the northern part of the Asian continent, where they have been popular among poachers since the decline of the Soviet Union’s strict hunting controls. Last year, researchers estimated there were approximately 250,000 saiga still living in the wild, but the population has taken a huge hit recently, as around 85,000 of the antelopes have mysteriously died within the past few weeks. The cause (or causes) of death are still unknown.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Our ocean plastic problem is quickly spiraling out of control

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Try to imagine your life without plastic: it’s in your smartphone, your car, your clothing, your toiletries. All that plastic ends up somewhere, and more and more, that place is the ocean. In fact, every year, 6.4 million tons are dumped into the world’s oceans. Cleaning it up is becoming an overwhelming challenge – to put it into perspective, it would take 67 ships working for 1 year to clean up just 1% of the plastic in just the Northern Pacific. This infographic reveals the depth of the situation and how our plastic problem is quickly spiraling out of control.

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ZOKU Amsterdam is an innovative loft-like space that spells the end of the hotel room as we know it

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ISIS claims it will not destroy ancient architecture in Palmyra

ISIS claims it will not destroy ancient architecture in Palmyra

As violence escalates in the ISIS-occupied city of Palmyra in Syria, the Islamic State group claims they will not bulldoze the ancient city’s architectural wonders. Stated in audio…

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A complete guide to growing your own bridal blooms

A complete guide to growing your own bridal blooms

So you’ve put yourself in charge of your own wedding bouquets and arrangements? You grow, girl! Some may tell you it’s an ambitious project that you should fear, but believe me:…

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How a 15,500-pound door protects the Whitney Museum against the effects of climate change

How a 15,500-pound door protects the Whitney Museum against the…

Many of New York's elite came out to play when the new Whitney Museum was inaugurated on May 1, 2015, but nobody, except John Whitaker, noticed the 15,500 pound door. Part of a…

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California is giving away free solar panels to its poorest residents

California is giving away free solar panels to its poorest residents

Roy Rivera is a disabled man who lives on a fixed income in Sacramento, and the first California resident to receive a free 2.5 kW rooftop solar system. But he won't be the last. Thanks…

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New bionic lens could give you perfect vision for the rest of your life

New bionic lens could give you perfect vision for the rest of your…

Wearing corrective eye glasses could soon be a thing of the past. The Ocumetics Bionic Lens, invented by Dr. Garth Webb of Ocumetics Technology Corp, claims to be a painless implant…

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