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World’s Largest Movable Structure to be Installed Over Chernobyl’s Radioactive Reactor 4

World’s Largest Movable Structure to be Installed Over Chernobyl’s Radioactive Reactor 4

The New Safe Confinement shield is a 300-foot-tall movable steel structure that will soon be installed over Chernobyl's Rector 4 to shield the area from radiation. The 32,000-ton arch is the world's

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Why Our Coffee Habit is Terrible for the Environment

Why Our Coffee Habit is Terrible for the Environment

Next time you wrap your hands around that steamy cup of joe, take a minute to consider the impact your morning coffee has on the planet. According to a study published in the most recent issue of

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Google’s Self-Driving Cars Can Now Recognize Cyclists, Jaywalkers and Other People on Congested Roads

Google’s Self-Driving Cars Can Now Recognize Cyclists, Jaywalkers and Other People on Congested Roads

When the idea of self-driving cars were first proposed, there were many that wondered whether a computer would be able to make the kind of decisions that a human driver could. However Google have now

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Flesh-Eating Fungus Outbreak Raises Questions About a Children’s Hospital in New Orleans

Flesh-Eating Fungus Outbreak Raises Questions About a Children’s Hospital in New Orleans

The outbreak of deadly fungus at a New Orleans hospital in 2008 killed five children, and now people are looking for answers about whether those tragic deaths could have been prevented. The children were

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Urban Green Energy Unveils Next Generation Vertical Axis VisionAIR3 Wind Turbine

Urban Green Energy Unveils Next Generation Vertical Axis VisionAIR3 Wind Turbine

Leading renewable energy provider Urban Green Energy (UGE) just announced their latest cutting-edge vertical axis wind turbine, the VisionAIR3. The result of more than a year of testing and research, the

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FDA Proposes New E-Cigarette Regulations That Ban Sales to Minors

FDA Proposes New E-Cigarette Regulations That Ban Sales to Minors

Last week the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a 241-page proposal that would for the first time impose federal regulations on the use of battery-powered electronic cigarettes -- a booming

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Dozens of Tornadoes Leave a Devastating Path of Destruction in the South and Midwest

Dozens of Tornadoes Leave a Devastating Path of Destruction in the South and Midwest

Over the weekend, multiple tornadoes smashed through seven midwestern states, killing at least 17 people and injuring many more. Storms raged from Louisiana to Iowa Sunday night, bringing at least 31

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Environmental Hero Rudi Putra Wins 2014 “Green Nobel” Goldman Prize for Shutting Down Illegal Palm Oil Plantations

Environmental Hero Rudi Putra Wins 2014 “Green Nobel” Goldman Prize for Shutting Down Illegal Palm Oil Plantations

Now in its 25th year, the Goldman Prize annually recognizes six of the world's most courageous environmental heroes who often take on great personal risks to protect and enhance the natural environment.

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Sneak a Peek Inside America’s First Ever Cat Cafe in New York City

Sneak a Peek Inside America’s First Ever Cat Cafe in New York City

New Yorkers looking for that "purr"-fect latte were in for a huge treat this past weekend at Purina One's pop up cat cafe. For four fur-filled days, hundreds of people queued outside the temporary eatery

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AirBnB for Animals Means No More Kennels While You’re Away on Holiday

AirBnB for Animals Means No More Kennels While You’re Away on Holiday

Holidog is a new peer-to-peer network that uses the AirBnB model to help you find a petsitter for your four-legged friend while you're away on holiday. The service provides an alternative to kennels, and

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Teeny Tiny Mouse Deer Weighing Just 4 Ounces Born in Spain

Teeny Tiny Mouse Deer Weighing Just 4 Ounces Born in Spain

Spain’s Biopark Fuengirola recently welcomed the pitter patter of tiny hooves, as an adorable mouse-deer was just born at the nature park. The rare creature weighed just four ounces at birth, and it

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Tesla Cuts the Ribbon on its 100th Supercharger Station

Tesla Cuts the Ribbon on its 100th Supercharger Station

When Tesla announced that it wanted to build a super charging network that would blanket the nation, it seemed like a lofty dream. But when Tesla cut the ribbon on its 100th Supercharger station in

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Killer Pig Virus PEDv Has Killed 10% Of The US Pig Population in Less Than a Year

Killer Pig Virus PEDv Has Killed 10% Of The US Pig Population in Less Than a Year

A deadly virus known as Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PEDv) has wiped out more than 10% of the US's pig population in less than a year, sending pork prices soaring and putting the United States Department of

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The California Aqueduct’s Flow May Be Reversed to Combat Drought

The California Aqueduct’s Flow May Be Reversed to Combat Drought

Some of California's central districts are facing dangerously low supplies of water as the state's megadrought continues. To address this scary prospect, 47 miles of the 400-mile California Aqueduct could

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MVRDV to Transform Moscow’s Hammer & Sickle Factory into a Modern Mixed-Use Urban Center

MVRDV to Transform Moscow’s Hammer & Sickle Factory into a Modern Mixed-Use Urban Center

Design firm MVRDV recently won a competition to transform Moscow’s Serp & Molot (Hammer & Sickle) factory into a sprawling mixed use development. The former steel factory will be integrated into

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South American Plastic Banks Turn Pollution into Currency

South American Plastic Banks Turn Pollution into Currency

Canadian Entrepreneurs David Katz and Shaun Frankson are on a mission to tackle poverty and plastic pollution in one fell swoop. Their startup Plastic Bank recognizes that many areas affected by plastic

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Chinese Citizens Who Eat Endangered Animals Could Spend Up to 10 Years in Jail

Chinese Citizens Who Eat Endangered Animals Could Spend Up to 10 Years in Jail

The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, has passed a law that that aims to deter citizens from eating the country's endangered wild animals. The new

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Massive Iceberg 10X the Size of Manhattan Breaks Off Antarctic Glacier

Massive Iceberg 10X the Size of Manhattan Breaks Off Antarctic Glacier

A few months ago Inhabitat reported that an iceberg 10 times the size of Manhattan broke away from the Antarctic into Pine Island Bay. Now that iceberg is drifting out of the bay and into the currents of

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Solar Roadways Unveils Super Strong Solar Panels for Roads in Prototypical Parking Lot

Solar Roadways Unveils Super Strong Solar Panels for Roads in Prototypical Parking Lot

Not only does the parking lot harvest energy, it also incorporates overhead utilities and repositions underground utilities for more efficient use. Power and data cables line a cable corridor alongside

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Google Invests $100 Million to Make Solar Panels More Affordable for American Homeowners

Google Invests $100 Million to Make Solar Panels More Affordable for American Homeowners

Google recently announced its biggest renewable energy purchase to date (and that's saying something: the company has already invested $5 million in a German solar power plant and bought enough wind

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Sentinel Satellite Launching in 2018 to Search for ‘City-Killer’ Asteroids

Sentinel Satellite Launching in 2018 to Search for ‘City-Killer’ Asteroids

You may think that city-destroying asteroids are just the stuff of sci-fi novels, but new research reveals that the Earth is far more vulnerable to asteroid impacts than we ever though possible. In fact,

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3D-Printed Osteoid Cast Could Speed Up Bone Healing by Nearly 40%

3D-Printed Osteoid Cast Could Speed Up Bone Healing by Nearly 40%

We’ve seen 3D-printed lamps, chairs, houses and even self-replicating 3D printers, but Deniz Karahasin’s mindbending Osteoid cast looks like something from a sci-fi movie. The designer has created a

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Sunseeker Duo Plane Inches Closer to World’s First Solar-Powered Passenger Flights

Sunseeker Duo Plane Inches Closer to World’s First Solar-Powered Passenger Flights

We've been tracking the progress of the world's first solar-powered two-seater airplane since the Sunseeker Duo made its initial public appearance in Friedrichshafen, Germany nearly one year ago. Since

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Nissan Tests Self-Cleaning Nano-Paint Technology That Could Make Car Washes Obsolete!

Nissan Tests Self-Cleaning Nano-Paint Technology That Could Make Car Washes Obsolete!

What would you say if I told you there was a car that could never get dirty? That you'd never have to waste time (or money) scrubbing away the dirt and grime that collects on the exterior and dulls the

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Beverly Hills Becomes First California City to Ban Fracking

Beverly Hills Becomes First California City to Ban Fracking

Beverly Hills has become the latest city in the United States (and the first city in California) to ban hydraulic fracturing -- the controversial practice of blasting a mix of water and chemicals into

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Report: President Obama Likely to Reject Keystone XL Pipeline

Report: President Obama Likely to Reject Keystone XL Pipeline

Rolling Stone is reporting that President Obama will likely reject the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline that has become a symbol of the bitter partisan divide in Washington and the battle between

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Gorgeous Detroit Bus Shelters Made of Materials From Abandoned Homes

Gorgeous Detroit Bus Shelters Made of Materials From Abandoned Homes

If you have ever had to wait around in the rain or snow for hours waiting for a bus to arrive, then you can imagine the public transport situation in Detroit. With half of the bus routes cancelled and a

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Solar Power is Now as Cheap as Buying From the Grid – in Europe

Solar Power is Now as Cheap as Buying From the Grid – in Europe

Although solar power's return on investment has been debated endlessly, it now looks like the renewable energy source has finally become as cheap as buying off the grid - at least in some European

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Studio Formafantasma Creates Mind-Blowing Objects from Mt. Etna’s Volcanic Lava

Studio Formafantasma Creates Mind-Blowing Objects from Mt. Etna’s Volcanic Lava

Studio Formafantasma is more focused on the materials that go into their work than the form or function it will ultimately take. This has led to projects that make use of organic resins in place of

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Murtada Alkaabi Develops a Brilliant Wind Harvesting Facade for Coastal Urban Buildings

Murtada Alkaabi Develops a Brilliant Wind Harvesting Facade for Coastal Urban Buildings

Wind turbines are rarely designed for cities-they are loud, affect views, and buildings tend to block the winds anyway. Eager to find an aesthetically-pleasing solution for harvesting wind energy in urban

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