Brazil photo via Shutterstock All those airplanes crisscrossing Brazil for the 2014 World Cup next summer will nearly double carbon emissions compared to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. According
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When Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was inaugurated in Pretoria on 10 May, 1994, I distinctly remember wondering what would happen to South Africa, where I spent my childhood. By then, I was finishing high
There is a revolution underway, but it has nothing to do with politics. Stuart Williams, a researcher from the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute, believes that advances in 3D-printing could culminate in
Ed Mazria is the influential environmental architect behind the 2030 Challenge, which aims to eliminate the use of fossil fuels in new construction, and to cut the use of fossil fuels in existing
Personal experience of climate change trumps climate denial in red state America. That's the extraordinary conclusion of a new study that finds Republican lawmakers are vastly out of step with their
In a statement on the status of the climate in 2013 released on Wednesday, the World Meteorological Association says this year is shaping up to be among the top ten warmest since records began in 1850.
New Yorkers are heading to the polls today to elect the next mayor of their city. The two candidates, republican Joe Lhota and democrat Bill de Blasio, have some big shoes to fill when it comes to
In a decisive action some feared would never come, President Obama today signed an executive order that will begin to prepare the United States for the impacts of climate change. The order comes just one
If a senator fails to win a reelection bid, all hope of a political career is not lost. Like former Arkansas Democrat Sen. Blanche Lincoln, they can open their own lobbying group and attract big players
US Capitol photo from Shutterstock More than two weeks after disagreements over the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) forced a partial shutdown of the federal government, it appears that relief may
Photo via Shutterstock When the government shut its doors, the national parks closed down with it, which means that no one can see the Statue of Liberty, check out the presidents at Mount Rushmore or
Photo via Shutterstock The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge that could threaten the Obama administration's progress towards limiting emissions from some of the nation's largest
Image via Shutterstock As the government shutdown continues to drag on, there have been some troubling new developments; the Nuclear Regulatory Commission just announced that it expects to furlough
US Capitol photo from Shutterstock President Obama has been pushing an environmental agenda since he stepped into office in 2008. He has made statements, called for the lease of more federal land for
Image © Shutterstock After a prolonged debate over the Congressional budget and the effective date of the new healthcare law, Democrats and Republicans have failed to reach an agreement on
President Obama's nominee to chair the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Ron Binz, is in jeopardy after failing to win key supporters at a confirmation hearing this month and misleading the Senate
Bob Vila’s name has been synonymous with home improvement since he helped launch This Old House in 1979. After nearly thirty years of producing and hosting television shows about the world of home
The Obama administration made climate change history this morning by enacting the first federal carbon limits on the nation's power companies. Refusing to bow to pressure from the coal industry, the
The term 'building science' is used quite often now in sustainable building circles, but much of what we understand of it can be traced back to the work of Dr. Joe Lstiburek, founder of
As part of its ongoing plan to fight pollution and promote renewable energy, the Chinese government has announced a ban on new coal-fired power plants in parts of Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. The
Believe it or not, climate change could actually save New York City from getting hit by another devastating superstorm like Hurricane Sandy. But that doesn't mean that New York will be completely safe.
Thursday August 29, 2013 marks the eighth anniversary of the day Hurricane Katrina's ripped into Louisiana, devastating the Gulf Coast and killing over 1,800 people. Nearly a decade later, as residents
On August 2, 2012, a salt dome operated by the petrochemical company Texas Brine collapsed near Bayou Corne, Louisiana, creating an acre-wide sinkhole that forced the entire town to evacuate. Since then
Inhabitat readers might remember that we interviewed California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom in 2009, back when he was the mayor of San Francisco in a live webcast that was open to any of our readers
We all secretly suspected that Fox News was behind climate change denial, but new research actually proves that tuning into Fox News, Rush Limbaugh or other conservative media makes people suspicious of
While US lawmakers continue to debate whether climate change even exists, sweeping climate change reforms are starting to emerge from a surprising source—the People’s Republic of China. From massive
Since President Obama's speech in June addressing the issue of climate change, pundits, citizens, and industry leaders have awaited the president's decision on the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. The
Hey New Yorkers and Angelenos! Are you a talented writer with a passion for green design and the environment? Inhabitat is looking for a few great writers in NYC and Los Angeles to contribute coverage of
Image via Shutterstock Think about it: a mad scientist reads the same alarming news about rising seas and dying bees and decides he/she is going to save us all with some crazy geoengineering scheme.
Photo via Shutterstock The United States and China are heavy hitters when it comes to the global economy, politics, and air pollution. The two nations account for a 43 percent of greenhouse gas
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