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Tiny village kills thousands of dolphins for their teeth in the Solomon Islands

Tiny village kills thousands of dolphins for their teeth in the Solomon Islands

Between 1976 and 2013, a small village in the Solomon Islands killed 15,400 dolphins--for their teeth. Prized for use as jewelry, currency and even bride price, the teeth fetched about $0.70 a piece in

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INFOGRAPHIC: How we can help reduce the impact of natural disaster

INFOGRAPHIC: How we can help reduce the impact of natural disaster

  Studies show that the number of people displaced by natural disasters has nearly doubled since the 1970s and scientists believe that, ultimately, urbanization is to blame for such displacements.

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Morrissey to Live Earth: go vegan because ‘meat consumption is killing the planet’

Morrissey to Live Earth: go vegan because ‘meat consumption is killing the planet’

What do you do when you’re unhappy with decisions a politician is making? You write a letter, of course. Morrissey penned a sharp-tongued missive to former vice president Al Gore and producer Kevin Wall

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Bill Clinton visits Solar Sister site in Tanzania, where women are empowered by clean energy

Bill Clinton visits Solar Sister site in Tanzania, where women are empowered by clean energy

President Bill Clinton took some time to tour a Solar Sister program site in Karatu, Tanzania. Solar Sister is part of Sustainable Energy Solutions powered by Women's Enterprise - a Clinton Global

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Like Chernobyl all over again: Forest fires release plutonium particles into the air

Like Chernobyl all over again: Forest fires release plutonium particles into the air

Forest fire danger is taking on a new dimension in the Ukraine, where a raging wildfire near the abandoned Chernobyl nuclear disaster site is sending radioactive plutonium particles into the atmosphere.

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Solar Impulse is gearing up for five-day solar-powered flight across the Pacific Ocean

Solar Impulse is gearing up for five-day solar-powered flight across the Pacific Ocean

Solar Impulse, the experimental solar-powered aircraft with just enough room for a pilot, is still on its way around the world, despite a number of delays due to poor weather conditions. The project has

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Monaco brings repurposed freight containers and vertical gardens to Expo Milan 2015

Monaco brings repurposed freight containers and vertical gardens to Expo Milan 2015

The Expo Milan 2015 is in full effect and the rest of the world is taking peeks at the breathtaking pavilions and their promising messages for the future. The Principality of Monaco has taken on quite a

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In Milan, New Holland’s Earth Screening pavilion raises skepticism about big-ag and sustainable farming

In Milan, New Holland’s Earth Screening pavilion raises skepticism about big-ag and sustainable farming

The Expo Milan 2015 is upon us and for the next six months the world will see varying incarnations of the future of sustainable agriculture. Notable is Holland’s contribution, named Earth Screening and

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Anti-Expo protests in Milan erupt in violence, clashes with riot police

Anti-Expo protests in Milan erupt in violence, clashes with riot police

The May 1 opening of the Milan Expo 2015 architectural show has been marred by violent clashes between a group of protestors and Italian riot police. Reuters reports that "thick clouds of smoke from

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Are California’s forests pumping out more CO2 than they can absorb?

Are California’s forests pumping out more CO2 than they can absorb?

Sometimes even the best laid plans go awry. Despite being the first state in the United States to make cutting greenhouse gas emissions mandatory, California's forests are betraying those efforts by

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Tesla launches pre-owned sales of Model S EV; expects 31% bigger Roadster battery in August

Tesla launches pre-owned sales of Model S EV; expects 31% bigger Roadster battery in August

Things at Tesla keeping getting bigger and better. On the evening of April 30, CEO Elon Musk announced details of their Powerwall home battery system, and earlier the same day another, quieter

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California adopts ambitious goal to slash greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030

California adopts ambitious goal to slash greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030

California has just thrown down the gauntlet for the rest of North America, when it comes to taking on climate change. Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order requiring the state to

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X-TU’s Architects World Expo pavilion evokes the iconic food markets of France

X-TU’s Architects World Expo pavilion evokes the iconic food markets of France

France is known for its fabulous food markets, so it is no surprise that the focus of the country's Milan Expo 2015 pavilion is centered on creating sustainable community center for agriculture. The

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Berlin T-shirt vending machine shows shoppers real cost of cheap fashion

Berlin T-shirt vending machine shows shoppers real cost of cheap fashion

Would you be tempted to buy a T-shirt from a flashy-looking urban vending machine for less than $3? Berliners recently had the opportunity and many pounced, unaware that their attempted purchase was part

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Belarus’ “Wheel of Life” rolls through grassy hillside at this year’s Milan World Expo

Belarus’ “Wheel of Life” rolls through grassy hillside at this year’s Milan World Expo

Expo Milan 2015 has launched and Inhabitat is showcasing the final conceptions of many of the 145 countries who have risen to demonstrate the future of agricultural sustainability. We have seen the

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Tesla’s new $3,500 10kWh Powerwall home battery lets you ditch the grid

Tesla’s new $3,500 10kWh Powerwall home battery lets you ditch the grid

Tesla's hotly anticipated home battery is now on the market. Late last evening, Tesla CEO Elon Musk kept his promise for a hotly anticipated announcement about the company's next product line. Musk

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Jon Stewart and his wife are turning NJ farm into a sanctuary for rescued animals

Jon Stewart and his wife are turning NJ farm into a sanctuary for rescued animals

It's pretty much the understatement of the century to say that Jon Stewart, departing host of The Daily Show, has a lot of fans. However, Stewart will gain some new fans as he prepares for his post-TV

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This Mushroom Drone Will Biodegrade if it Crash Lands

This Mushroom Drone Will Biodegrade if it Crash Lands

What happens to a drone when it crash lands? Besides polluting or damaging a potentially sensitive environment, it could also mean, at least for the military, that people you are spying on will know,

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Could this Rock Be the Key to Fighting Climate Change?

Could this Rock Be the Key to Fighting Climate Change?

A mysterious green rock called olivine could be the key to fighting climate change. The unique mineral has a curious property - it's able to absorb CO2 from the atmosphere - and it could potentially turn

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This gorgeous stained glass window doubles as a solar panel

This gorgeous stained glass window doubles as a solar panel

For several years now, tech companies have been at work to develop clear solar panels that can double as windows—but the Current Window provides a gorgeous stained glass twist on that idea. Created by

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Mexico’s sublime Milan Expo 2015 pavilion resembles corn on the cob

Mexico’s sublime Milan Expo 2015 pavilion resembles corn on the cob

A giant corn on the cob has popped up in Milan, but it's probably not very tasty. Logeur Design conceived Mexico's pavilion for Milan Expo as a representation of the country's immense gastronomic history,

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To protect migrating birds, it’s ‘lights out’ in New York

To protect migrating birds, it’s ‘lights out’ in New York

  New York State is stepping up and shutting off to protect migratory birds from light pollution. On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that all non-essential outdoor lights at state

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Brazil’s porous World Expo pavilion erases boundaries with net-like ramps and walls

Brazil’s porous World Expo pavilion erases boundaries with net-like ramps and walls

Brazil has taken a proactive approach at the World Expo and brought a design that, under the slogan “Feeding the world with solutions,” explores the possibility of efficient global food production

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The UK’s immersive hive World Expo pavilion simulates a real live beehive

The UK’s immersive hive World Expo pavilion simulates a real live beehive

The UK's Hive is one of the first pavilions to open at Milan Expo 2015 and we are buzzing. Designed to simulate a real bee's hive, the soaring 1,910 square meter pavilion "grown in Britain and Northern

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The Milan Expo’s modular Azerbaijan pavilion is wrapped in wavy timber louvers enclosing multiple different biospheres

The Milan Expo’s modular Azerbaijan pavilion is wrapped in wavy timber louvers enclosing multiple different biospheres

The Azerbaijan pavilion at Milan Expo 2015 is a three-level structure flanked by wavy timber louvers, constructed from recyclable materials. Three Italian design firms- Simmetrico Network, Arassociati

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Scientists discover the secret to Antarctica’s ‘bleeding glacier’

Scientists discover the secret to Antarctica’s ‘bleeding glacier’

Antarctica's Taylor Glacier—better known as 'Blood Falls'—is an awe-inspiring, bone-chilling sight as a deep red, five-storey waterfall steadily seeps through cracks in the glacier's facade. The eerie

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UAE’s Foster + Partners pavilion is inspired by traditional desert villages

UAE’s Foster + Partners pavilion is inspired by traditional desert villages

At the heart of this year's Milan Expo sits the curvaceous, desert-inspired pavilion for the United Arab Emirates. Created by Foster + Partners, the design features dune-like walls and a bevy of

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Help Nepal earthquake survivors and renewable energy by Kickstarting the Solarpuff portable solar lantern

Help Nepal earthquake survivors and renewable energy by Kickstarting the Solarpuff portable solar lantern

SolarPuff is a little lantern that is making a huge impact, and now you can help make it even bigger. Right now, SolarPuff is offering Kickstarter rewards that will benefit the victims of the earthquake

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Architects and other building experts called on to aid in Nepal’s post-earthquake recovery

Architects and other building experts called on to aid in Nepal’s post-earthquake recovery

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), has teamed up with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to "help identify Nepalese nationals or others with local or

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