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The Earth’s Ozone Layer Increases for the First Time in 35 Years

The Earth’s Ozone Layer Increases for the First Time in 35 Years

Good news, everyone - a new United Nations report shows that the Earth's ozone layer has increased for the first time in 35 years. The report credits the recovery in part to the phasing out of

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Breakthrough Extracts Hydrogen from Water 30 Times Faster

Breakthrough Extracts Hydrogen from Water 30 Times Faster

Scientists at the University of Glasgow have made an exciting clean energy production breakthrough: they've discovered a new method for extracting hydrogen from water that is not only safer than current

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Kia Prices the All-Electric 2015 Soul EV at $33,700, Slightly Higher Than the Nissan Leaf

Kia Prices the All-Electric 2015 Soul EV at $33,700, Slightly Higher Than the Nissan Leaf

Kia just announced pricing for its first electric car! The 2015 Kia Soul EV will arrive later this year starting at $33,700. With a price tag just shy of $34k before any tax incentives, the Soul EV will

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India to Install 2,200 Solar-Powered Cell Phone Towers

India to Install 2,200 Solar-Powered Cell Phone Towers

India currently has one of the largest populations of cell phone users in the world - the nation is expected to have 815 million users by year’s end. To help expand its growing communication network,

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Amazing Technology Can Print a Solar Cell Every Two Seconds!

Amazing Technology Can Print a Solar Cell Every Two Seconds!

A consortium from Australia's CSIRO and Melbourne and Monash Universities just announced that its printable solar cells are on the verge of commercialization. The technology uses a specially developed

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Dino Pet is a Living Toy That Glows in the Dark With Bioluminescence

Dino Pet is a Living Toy That Glows in the Dark With Bioluminescence

Have you dreamed of owning your own living dinosaur, but just haven’t been able to find the space or time (or dinosaur)? Don’t worry, your dreams are about to come true. Meet BioPop’s Dino Pet, the

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World’s First ‘Stealth’ Wind Farm Will Not Interfere With Radar Systems

World’s First ‘Stealth’ Wind Farm Will Not Interfere With Radar Systems

French energy company EDF is joining forces with wind turbine firm Vestas to create the world's first 'stealth' wind farm, which is designed to minimize interference to radar systems. The site,

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Amazon Deforestation Jumped a Devastating 29% in 2013

Amazon Deforestation Jumped a Devastating 29% in 2013

The Amazon Rainforest saw a 29 percent jump in deforestation last year, spelling bad news for one of the world’s most important forests and the future of humanity. According to the Guardian, final

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Honda Demonstrates Collision-Free Automated Driving Tech in the U.S.

Honda Demonstrates Collision-Free Automated Driving Tech in the U.S.

This week Honda introduced its connected car and automated driving technologies at the 2014 ITS World Congress in Detroit. Marking the first-ever U.S. demonstration of Honda's automated driving

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The Planet Needs You! Help Avaaz Create the Biggest Climate Change Mobilization in History

The Planet Needs You! Help Avaaz Create the Biggest Climate Change Mobilization in History

As an Inhabitat reader, you’re already aware of just how much the fragile balance of the Earth’s climate is under threat. We hear regularly about how climate change threatens to raise sea levels,

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Disturbing Videos Show How Fracking Affects Everyday People in California

Disturbing Videos Show How Fracking Affects Everyday People in California

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) just released three new thought-provoking videos that show how oil and gas development affects residents of California. The slideshow videos illustrate some of

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Archaeologists Discover 1000-Year-Old Viking Fortress in Denmark

Archaeologists Discover 1000-Year-Old Viking Fortress in Denmark

Archaeologists from Aarhus University in Denmark and The Danish Castle Centre have made a sensational discovery south of Copenhagen: A massive Viking fortress built with heavy timbers and earthen

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Global CO2 Levels Are Rising at the Fastest Rate in Three Decades

Global CO2 Levels Are Rising at the Fastest Rate in Three Decades

You would hope that will all of the talk about climate change and all of the positive efforts that people are making that CO2 levels would at least be holding steady, if not dropping. But, no such luck.

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Toyota’s New Transforming Urban Utility Vehicle is the Swiss Army Knife of Cars!

Toyota’s New Transforming Urban Utility Vehicle is the Swiss Army Knife of Cars!

Makers, meet your DIY dream car. Toyota's Calty Design Research Studio just unveiled its brand new Urban Utility concept car - an ultra flexible vehicle with a transforming interior designed to meet the

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Seriously? Japan Plans to Restart Nuclear Reactors

Seriously? Japan Plans to Restart Nuclear Reactors

Despite the devastation wreaked by the Fukushima meltdown in 2011, Japan wants to restart two nuclear reactors that were shut off in the wake of the disaster. According to the Guardian, Japan’s nuclear

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Digital Mapping of Stonehenge Reveals Site is More Massive Than We Thought

Digital Mapping of Stonehenge Reveals Site is More Massive Than We Thought

Previously unknown archaeological monuments have been discovered around Stonehenge as part of an enormous digital mapping project that has transformed scientists' knowledge of this iconic landscape. A

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PHOTOS: Apple Unveils The Apple Watch – Its First Wearable Device

PHOTOS: Apple Unveils The Apple Watch – Its First Wearable Device

Things to know about the newly launched Apple Watch: 1. It is Apple's first wearable device. 2. The smartwatch features a square face made from sapphire crystal and the watch case is available in

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India’s Smog is Killing Off Crops that Could Have Fed 94 Million People

India’s Smog is Killing Off Crops that Could Have Fed 94 Million People

India has a pollution problem - and it's gotten so bad that it's killing off vast fields of crops that could feed millions of the country’s most vulnerable residents. A new study published in the

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Apple Hires World-Renowned Designer Marc Newson as VP of Design

Apple Hires World-Renowned Designer Marc Newson as VP of Design

The tech world is buzzing about today’s big reveal from Apple, but some of the most exciting news for design lovers has already taken place. The tech giant announced that it has hired

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“We Are Running Out of Time” – New Reports on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

“We Are Running Out of Time” – New Reports on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Two new reports have been released this week that demonstrate the consequences of inadequate action on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Tuesday the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released its

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Can Cloud Power Provide Clean Water and Electricity for the World?

Can Cloud Power Provide Clean Water and Electricity for the World?

Wind, water, solar are common sources of renewable energy, but what about the clouds? Can cloud power provide our clean energy and water needs? A Russian scientist is aiming to do just that with the Air

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Helsinki Builds 9 Million Gallon Underground Water Tank to Cool Local Buildings

Helsinki Builds 9 Million Gallon Underground Water Tank to Cool Local Buildings

Just when you thought Scandinavia couldn’t get any more eco-friendly, Helsinki ups the ante. The Finnish capital recently announced some major environmental initiatives aimed at making the city smarter

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Tesla’s Diamond-Shaped Nevada Gigafactory Will be Powered by Solar and Wind Energy

Tesla’s Diamond-Shaped Nevada Gigafactory Will be Powered by Solar and Wind Energy

After a recent leak finally revealed that Tesla Motors' new Gigafactory is to be built in Nevada, the company confirmed the news late last week and released a new image of the proposed design. In a joint

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Newly Discovered ‘Dreadnoughtus’ Dinosaur Was Seven Times Larger Than T-Rex!

Newly Discovered ‘Dreadnoughtus’ Dinosaur Was Seven Times Larger Than T-Rex!

A team of scientists from Drexel University just discovered the largest dinosaur that ever lived - a creature seven times bigger than the legendary predator Tyrannosaurus Rex. The super-dino, called

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Loguer Unveils Corn-Inspired Mexican Pavilion for the 2015 Milan Expo

Loguer Unveils Corn-Inspired Mexican Pavilion for the 2015 Milan Expo

Architecture firm Loguer Design recently unveiled plans for the Mexican pavilion that will be constructed at the upcoming 2015 Milan World Expo. Winner of a national competition, the pavilion mimics the

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This Family is e-Biking 6200 Miles Across the US to Set a World Record!

This Family is e-Biking 6200 Miles Across the US to Set a World Record!

How do you top crossing the Americas by car with the entire family in tow? If you are the Camper Clan family, you do it by setting a Guinness World Record by traveling 6,200 miles across the the United

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The Urban Glider Lets You Zip Through Town on Just One Wheel

The Urban Glider Lets You Zip Through Town on Just One Wheel

Forget about getting around town on four wheels, three or even two - now you only need one, thanks to the Urban Glider! Designed by Austin Marhold, this tiny electric unicycle weighs just 24 pounds and it

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Why Using Gas as a “Bridge Fuel” is Worse Than Burning Coal

Why Using Gas as a “Bridge Fuel” is Worse Than Burning Coal

In his 2014 State of the Union Address President Obama stated of coal seam gas: "if extracted safely, it's the bridge fuel that can power our economy with less of the carbon pollution that causes climate

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Cape Town’s PLAYscapes Skatepark Enlivens a Dead Underpass, Wins Major Design Competition

Cape Town’s PLAYscapes Skatepark Enlivens a Dead Underpass, Wins Major Design Competition

Cape Town's much-anticipated PLAYscapes Skatepark opened last month to much fanfare. Although the Mill St Skatepark is certainly not the first skating facility in the South African city, it may well be

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2015 Volvo XC90 Plug-in Hybrid is World’s First Vehicle to Offer Automatic Braking

2015 Volvo XC90 Plug-in Hybrid is World’s First Vehicle to Offer Automatic Braking

With a completely new platform, more fuel efficient engines and new safety technology, the all-new 2015 Volvo XC90 SUV signals a new direction for the Swedish automaker. Volvo has officially unveiled the

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