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Malmö Marine Education Center Teaches Visitors About Global Warming by Replicating Marine Ecosystems

Malmö Marine Education Center Teaches Visitors About Global Warming by Replicating Marine Ecosystems

The architects have just released designs for their new building, which won first prize in a competition organized by Malmö City. The 32,292-square-foot, landscaped complex will feature a

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Amazing Aquarium Island Turns Your Kitchen Into an Underwater Ecosystem

Amazing Aquarium Island Turns Your Kitchen Into an Underwater Ecosystem

The Ocean Kitchen is a massive aquarium topped with an L-shaped slab of Corian that lifts up with the touch of a button. Each aquarium is limited edition and made-to-measure, and the units come complete

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SURE Architecture Presents Endless City, a Vertical Ecosystem You Can Walk On

SURE Architecture Presents Endless City, a Vertical Ecosystem You Can Walk On

The skyscraper designed for London comprises six structural steel tubes that support two ramps and enclose different elements of the vertical flux-people, energy, waste, water and prefab modular steel

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OVA Studio Transforms Shipping Containers into Modular, Jenga-Like Urban Farming Ecosystem

OVA Studio Transforms Shipping Containers into Modular, Jenga-Like Urban Farming Ecosystem

OVA Studio just unveiled plans for the Hive-Inn™ City Farm, a modular farming structure that aims to bring fresh and locally grown greens to urban centers. Constructed out of shipping containers stacked

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INFOGRAPHIC: IBM Helps Safeguard Water Quality and Fragile Ecosystems Along Ontario’s Grand River

INFOGRAPHIC: IBM Helps Safeguard Water Quality and Fragile Ecosystems Along Ontario’s Grand River

As populations increase and urbanization intensifies, our water and ecosystems are at risk. Today IBM announced a project that will introduce first-in-Canada technology that uses big data to help protect

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INFOGRAPHIC: How Ecosystem Services Benefit Agricultural Productivity

INFOGRAPHIC: How Ecosystem Services Benefit Agricultural Productivity

There exists a fabulous symbiosis in nature between a healthy ecosystem and the diversity of life that flourishes in its vicinity. From microbes and mycelium to insects and birds, through to plants and

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EcoSystems Designs Flat-Pack Modos Furniture Made from Sustainably Harvested Plywood

EcoSystems Designs Flat-Pack Modos Furniture Made from Sustainably Harvested Plywood

We love the concept behind flat-pack furniture, but are sometimes let down by poor build quality or difficult assembly. Brooklyn-based designers EcoSystems understands this frustration, which is why

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Scientists Warn Killing Carnivores Greatly Threatens Ecosystem Balance

Scientists Warn Killing Carnivores Greatly Threatens Ecosystem Balance

Every animal is the end result of millions of years of evolution, and when you remove particular species entire ecosystems become vulnerable to instability. An international team of scientists from the

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Artist Sayaka Ganz Unveils Underwater Ecosystem Made From Recycled Beach Plastic

Artist Sayaka Ganz Unveils Underwater Ecosystem Made From Recycled Beach Plastic

We've featured Sayaka Ganz' incredible sculptures made from recycled materials in the past, and the artist just completed an amazing new installation at the Port Canaveral Welcome Center in Port

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Aqualibrium: Miniature Modular Ecosystem Grows Fresh Vegetables Indoors

Aqualibrium: Miniature Modular Ecosystem Grows Fresh Vegetables Indoors

The Aqualibrium is a closed-loop aquaponics system that offers city dwellers and renters an exciting new way to join the urban farming movement. The system incorporates plants, fish, and LED lights to

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Study Finds National Park Ecosystems Threatened by Nutrient Pollution

Study Finds National Park Ecosystems Threatened by Nutrient Pollution

National parks are protected by the federal government and carefully managed, so it's easy to assume that they're safe from the harm of human activity. Unfortunately, new research shows that many parks

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Over 80 Percent of Earth’s Ecosystems are at Risk Unless Climate Action is Taken

Over 80 Percent of Earth’s Ecosystems are at Risk Unless Climate Action is Taken

A new study finds that more than 80 percent of ice-free land is at risk of ecosystem transformation by 2100 unless global warming is limited to 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius) above

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Japanese Artist Maico Akiba Creates Tiny Ecosystems on Animals’ Backs

Japanese Artist Maico Akiba Creates Tiny Ecosystems on Animals’ Backs

Maico Akiba is fond of sculpting, and she also draws and illustrates children’s books. Her pieces often reflect the passing of time with rusty textures and growing moss. Akiba's ‘Sekai’ series

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Networking Nature: Studiomobile’s Living Ecosystem Produces Fresh Water for a Future World of Rising Oceans

Networking Nature: Studiomobile’s Living Ecosystem Produces Fresh Water for a Future World of Rising Oceans

Despite conservative attempts to stem sea level rise, the fact remains that unchecked climate change will result in a marked increase in ocean levels. This sea level rise puts millions of lives and homes

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The World’s Love Of Coffee Is Causing The Destruction Of Natural Habitats And Ecosystems

The World’s Love Of Coffee Is Causing The Destruction Of Natural Habitats And Ecosystems

Put down that cup of coffee! A new report published in Nature has revealed that one of the main causes for the destruction of natural habitats and the potential extinction of numerous species is the

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Stanford University Study finds that Global Ecosystems Being Permanently Damaged By Mankind

Stanford University Study finds that Global Ecosystems Being Permanently Damaged By Mankind

A team from Stanford University have released a report that states ecological chains worldwide are being damaged by human influence. Mankind's impact on the natural world is a subject of constant debate

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Peter Ananin’s MyBioPod Connects Nature and Technology to Create Miniature Ecosystems

Peter Ananin’s MyBioPod Connects Nature and Technology to Create Miniature Ecosystems

Scottish designer Peter Ananin has created a way to bring a little more of the outside world into our everyday lives by creating personal miniature rural worlds dubbed MyBioPod. MyBioPod provides people

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Panasonic Unveils “Photosynthesis” Solar Ecosystem at Milan Design Week

Panasonic Unveils “Photosynthesis” Solar Ecosystem at Milan Design Week

The much-anticipated Milan Design Week kicks off on Monday, and Panasonic just sent us the first images of one particularly exciting project — Japanese architect Akihisa Hirata's "Photosynthesis" Solar

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Akihisa Hirata to Unveil “Photosynthesis” Solar Ecosystem at Milan Design Week 2012

Akihisa Hirata to Unveil “Photosynthesis” Solar Ecosystem at Milan Design Week 2012

Milan Design Week is still more than a month away, but we're already excited about one eco design set to be unveiled at this year's show - Panasonic's dynamic  "Photosynthesis" courtyard

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Geo-physicist Tries to Recreate an Ice Age Ecosystem in Siberia to Prevent the Release of 500 Billion Tons of CO2

Geo-physicist Tries to Recreate an Ice Age Ecosystem in Siberia to Prevent the Release of 500 Billion Tons of CO2

Located south of Chersky in the Sakha Republic in northeastern Siberia is an expansive pocket of more than 500 billion tons of methane - more greenhouse gas than man has made since the Industrial

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Bioluminescent Bacteria Combat Pollution in Fragile Florida Ecosystem

Bioluminescent Bacteria Combat Pollution in Fragile Florida Ecosystem

Bioluminescence is an ability shared by creatures around the planet that allows them to generate light - in fact, 90% of life in the world's oceans possess this characteristic. Whereas most animals use it

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Beehive-Inspired Vertical Farm is a Self-Sufficient Mini Ecosystem for London

Beehive-Inspired Vertical Farm is a Self-Sufficient Mini Ecosystem for London

Xome Arquitectos began their design based on the premise that by 2050 more than 70% of the world's population will live in an urban environment. If this comes to fruition as expected, vertical farming

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Canadian Artist Roadsworth Builds a ‘Fragile’ Ecosystem Out of Shopping Mall Trash

Canadian Artist Roadsworth Builds a ‘Fragile’ Ecosystem Out of Shopping Mall Trash

Gibson isn't exactly known for his mall art; he made a name for himself starting in 2001 by painting bike lanes and other symbols on the streets of Montreal to raise awareness about car culture and

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Solar Decathlon 2011: Butterfly-Roofed WaterShed House Mimics Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem

Solar Decathlon 2011: Butterfly-Roofed WaterShed House Mimics Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem

After winning the 2007 US Solar Decathlon, and placing second in the world, the University of Maryland team is well poised for this year's intercollegiate competition. Their solar-powered house, called

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Guerrilla Gardening: Mini Ecosystem Installations On the Streets Of Madrid Take Root

Guerrilla Gardening: Mini Ecosystem Installations On the Streets Of Madrid Take Root

In a symbolic way, Luzinterruptus wanted to protect and preserve the small timid plants that live in the cracks around the city. Their outrage at the lack of usable green space in the city center was

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Jose Agatep’s Beautiful Repurposed Bottles Terrariums are Self-Contained Ecosystems

Jose Agatep’s Beautiful Repurposed Bottles Terrariums are Self-Contained Ecosystems

Artist Jose Agatep gathers glass containers of various shapes and transforms them into incredible terrariums filled with locally grown plants, wild mosses, small stones, soil, and wood chips collected

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“Domestic Ponds” are Tabletop Ecosystems for Your Home

“Domestic Ponds” are Tabletop Ecosystems for Your Home

Duende Studio has unveiled a series of "Domestic Ponds" that explore the potential for incorporating living ecosystems within our homes. The limited-edition ponds re-envision everyday aquariums as

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Ecosystem: 100% Recycled Paper Notebooks in Vibrant Colors

Ecosystem: 100% Recycled Paper Notebooks in Vibrant Colors

If you're feeling bummed about having to head back to school (yes, it's almost that time already!), cheer yourself up with these vibrant and stylish notebooks, planners and journals from ecosystem. Made

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Phytobench: Public Seating That Repairs Damaged Ecosystems

Phytobench: Public Seating That Repairs Damaged Ecosystems

The “Phytobench” is a dynamic public seating element made of milled, recycled lumber that actively grows plant communities to repair damaged soil ecosystems. Designed by SoftRigid, the multi-tasking

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BKLYN Designs Sneak Peek: Ecosystems Unveils Modular Snug-It Bed

BKLYN Designs Sneak Peek: Ecosystems Unveils Modular Snug-It Bed

Inhabitat favorite EcoSystems has just provided us with a sneak-peek of a brand new design they'll be unveiling at BKLYN Designs 2010 -- the Snug-It bed! The bed is based on their innovative connector

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