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Snowden Leaks Reveal the U.S. Spied During Copenhagen Climate Summit in 2009

Snowden Leaks Reveal the U.S. Spied During Copenhagen Climate Summit in 2009

Edward Snowden's massive data leak has uncovered stunning secrets concerning the NSA's dubious behavior. The government agency seems to have an eye on every aspect of domestic and foreign policy,

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MIT-Designed Copenhagen Wheel Finally Hits the Market, Turns any Bike Into a Hybrid Electric Vehicle

MIT-Designed Copenhagen Wheel Finally Hits the Market, Turns any Bike Into a Hybrid Electric Vehicle

When MIT unveiled designs for the Copenhagen Wheel in 2009, it generated a lot of buzz. The deceptively simple, self-contained system can turn any bike into a "smart electric hybrid" cycle by providing a

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COP18 Climate Change Conference in Doha Ends in Colossal Failure

COP18 Climate Change Conference in Doha Ends in Colossal Failure

The 18th Conference of the Parties or COP18 ends today in colossal failure. Not only have the negotiations failed to produce any meaningful emissions cuts, but 'Hot Air' permits that allow countries like

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Rick Perry Slams UK Program to Educate Texas Climate Skeptics

Rick Perry Slams UK Program to Educate Texas Climate Skeptics

Texas Governor Rick Perry has attacked the United Kingdom’s Foreign Office for its contribution to an initiative that tried to “educate” Texas politicians on climate change. Two state senators from

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FILM REVIEW: ‘The Island President’ Investigates the Submersion of the Maldives

FILM REVIEW: ‘The Island President’ Investigates the Submersion of the Maldives

If you only see one environmental film this year, let it be The Island President. The subject of Jon Shenk’s documentary is recently deposed President Mohamed “Anni” Nasheed and his

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Are the World’s Richest Nations Giving Up On Climate Change?

Are the World’s Richest Nations Giving Up On Climate Change?

Kyoto was a long time ago, Copenhagen was a failure, and the world is facing serious economic and social problems. With all these challenges, many of the world's richest countries seem to have decided

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INTERVIEW: Ian Garrett Compares the Culture of COP 16 and 15

INTERVIEW: Ian Garrett Compares the Culture of COP 16 and 15

There were a range of factors that made COP16 different than its predecessor COP15. For one, it was held in a tropical paradise as opposed to a frozen northern metropolis. But more changed: the

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GOP Investigating Obama’s New Fuel Economy Rules

GOP Investigating Obama’s New Fuel Economy Rules

Just four days ago, we were celebrating the news that President Obama reached a landmark agreement with 13 automakers to pursue a 54.5 MPG average fleet goal by the vehicle model year 2025. The agreement

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INTERVIEW: Patricia Watts On the Eco-Art Movement

INTERVIEW: Patricia Watts On the Eco-Art Movement

For some closing thoughts on the cultural flurry in Copenhagen, Inhabitat turned to Patricia Watts. As the founder of ecoartspace, she has been curating, organizing, discussing, analyzing and writing

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Scientists Consider Blocking Out the Sun to Stop Climate Change

Scientists Consider Blocking Out the Sun to Stop Climate Change

Britain's national science academy, the Royal Society, recently organized a conference at Chicheley Hall -- 40 miles north of London -- where thinkers from around the world gathered to decide if, and how,

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Norway and Jordan Sign Agreement to Make Sahara Forest Project Oasis a Reality

Norway and Jordan Sign Agreement to Make Sahara Forest Project Oasis a Reality

Way back in 2008, we reported on a proposal for the Sahara Forest Project, an incredible sustainable solution to resource scarcity that would turn the Sahara Desert into a source for food, water, and

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World Bank to Fund Carbon Markets in Developing Countries

World Bank to Fund Carbon Markets in Developing Countries

As COP16 in Cancun, Mexico winds down this week, and high hopes for a world-wide agreement on climate change fade once again, the World Bank has stepped up announcing just yesterday that it will fund

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COP16: Traffic Jams, Mired Talks, and Glimmers of Hope

COP16: Traffic Jams, Mired Talks, and Glimmers of Hope

The first week of talks is over at COP16 in Cancun, Mexico, and my brain is mushy. It's not from margaritas -- what's spinning me around is the political web of the talks, the freakishly high stakes, and

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Mayors of the World Sign Agreement to Address Climate Change

Mayors of the World Sign Agreement to Address Climate Change

In Mexico City earlier this morning, the mayors of the world made a pact to address climate change and we could not be more thrilled. The leaders of 135 global cities put their pens to the agreement,

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China to Launch Multi-Billion Dollar Renewable Energy Program

China to Launch Multi-Billion Dollar Renewable Energy Program

Photograph: Bob Sacha/Corbis China recently announced that it is planning to reduce its carbon intensity by 40-45% (from 2005 levels) and generate 15% of its electricity from renewables by 2020.

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U.N. Says Emissions Vows Not Enough to Avoid Devastating Climate Change

U.N. Says Emissions Vows Not Enough to Avoid Devastating Climate Change

New modeling released by the United Nations today paints a very disturbing picture - the emission cuts pledges made by the 60 countries who signed the Copenhagen Accord will not be enough to keep the

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Are the Vancouver Olympics Still Green After Trucking and Flying In Snow?

Are the Vancouver Olympics Still Green After Trucking and Flying In Snow?

Today is opening day of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, which is being touted as the greenest Olympics ever. But the warm weather and rain of late at one of the venues has forced the organizers to haul in

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Turbine Light Illuminates Highways With Wind

Turbine Light Illuminates Highways With Wind

As more and more people across the world adopt cars as their primary mode of transportation, well-lit highways become increasingly important. But how can we sustainably power all those energy-sucking

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Greenspotlight: Hanging Streetlight Planters Appear in the Netherlands

Greenspotlight: Hanging Streetlight Planters Appear in the Netherlands

Photo Credit: Ernie Buts Some of design's most satisfying moments occur when two seemingly unrelated objects are married effectively into something that is much more than the sum of its parts. That's

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Beautiful Papercraft Tree Pledges to Save 6,500 Acres of Rainforest

Beautiful Papercraft Tree Pledges to Save 6,500 Acres of Rainforest

The idea of a tree made from paper is kind of sad and ironic. Luckily, design group Le Creative Sweatshop constructed this paper tree from recycled, FSC-certified and carbon-neutral paper stock.

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GREEN DESIGN PREDICTIONS FOR 2010!

GREEN DESIGN PREDICTIONS FOR 2010!

Welcome to 2010! The start of the new year is the perfect time to reflect upon the past, make resolutions for the future, and think about what the new year will bring. With this in mind, we've asked

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Google Unveils Software That Battles Deforestation

Google Unveils Software That Battles Deforestation

Google seems to have its hand in virtually everything, from ocean mapping to home energy monitors. Now the search engine giant can add reducing deforestation to its lengthy resume. The company's

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Gordon Brown’s New Year Resolution: Reach Climate Consensus in 2010

Gordon Brown’s New Year Resolution: Reach Climate Consensus in 2010

The beginning of a new year is a time to set goals and make plans for the future, and a New Year's resolution we desperately want to come to fruition is a global agreement on climate change. That being

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Happy Holidays From Inhabitat!

Happy Holidays From Inhabitat!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM TEAM INHABITAT From the East Coast to the West Coast to the world at large, Team Inhabitat is sending you warm holiday wishes from every corner of the globe! Our writers and editors

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World Struggles for Climate Deal as COP15 Talks Wind to a Close

World Struggles for Climate Deal as COP15 Talks Wind to a Close

Photo by Anja Niedringhaus/AP The end of the COP15 Climate Conference is rapidly approaching, and the web is rife with critical commentary. Delegates stayed up late last night working towards an

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INTERVIEW: Ian Garrett Reports on COP15 and the Arts

INTERVIEW: Ian Garrett Reports on COP15 and the Arts

To get the word on the cultural scene at COP15, Inhabitat asked some juicy questions of Ian Garrett, co-founder of the Center for Sustainable Practice of the Art (CSPA). Garrett also teaches Sustainable

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Hillary Clinton Announces US Ready to Join $100 Billion Finance Deal

Hillary Clinton Announces US Ready to Join $100 Billion Finance Deal

Photo by Chris Ratcliffe, Bloomberg US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced earlier today at COP15 that the US is ready to join other industrialized countries in offering developing nations a

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COP15 Update: Protesters Rally and 250 Arrested at Bella Center

COP15 Update: Protesters Rally and 250 Arrested at Bella Center

The climate talks continue to heat up as protesters attempted to gate crash the conference this morning in Copenhagen. The Danish police used less than friendly tactics to keep the activists away -- tear

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Stacked Shipping Container Pavilion Rises at COP15

Stacked Shipping Container Pavilion Rises at COP15

As COP15 delegations continue in Copenhagen, Danish architects MAPT have erected a striking pavilion composed of a set of old shipping containers stacked up like building blocks. The recycled pavilion

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San Francisco Launches Sustainable Financing For Green Building Renovations

San Francisco Launches Sustainable Financing For Green Building Renovations

from the Mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom... This week in Copenhagen, representatives from nations around the world are debating the best measures to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and

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