As bacteria become increasingly resistant to antibiotics, we're going to have to find a different way to fight the diseases that threaten us. After all, we tend to take for granted that we can tackle a
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On June 6th, Fred Heutte's presentation to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council Natural Gas Advisory Committee blew away idea of abundant, cheap natural gas like a compressor station blow-down.
A new report has confirmed that the status-driven, illegal trade in live cheetahs is pushing vulnerable wild populations of the big cats to extinction. Cheetah cubs are poached from the wild and
It’s no secret that rhinos are being poached in record numbers, and despite efforts to protect the animals, 2014 is on track to be the worst year in nearly a decade for rhino deaths. So far poachers
It’s no secret that the American shopping mall is going the way of the dodo as big box stores and online shopping take over. But what to do with the abandoned buildings? Perhaps we should learn from a
For many people who lack access to electricity, the day ends when the sun goes down. But Philips aims to slowly change that through their Gift of Light program. Through it, employees first nominate
Rollin’ Coal: Trucks Modified to Spew Clouds of Smoke Mark the Most Pointless Anti-Environmentalist Movement Ever
Rollin' Coal is a charmless form of antisocial behavior that involves modifying a truck's engine to burn extra diesel fuel at will and emit a choking cloud of black smoke - usually all over somebody else.
Human rights experts from the United Nations have expressed their concern about reports of widespread water disconnections throughout the city of Detroit in households unable to pay water bills. The three
The stunning Boomslang walkway is a permanent attraction at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and provides amazing views of one of the country's most celebrated arboretums. It was named after a
Studio Marco Vermeulen believes that we need new building materials that aren't made from increasingly scarce fossil fuels. That's why they are partnering with Nabasco, which uses widely available waste
In an unexpected turn, the effects of climate change on the coast of Great Britain are revealing insights into how earlier communities coped with the effects of climate change at the end of the last Ice
International architecture and engineering firm HOK recently unveiled a proposal for the Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum located in Bronzeville, Chicago. Developed in collaboration with the
Ecosphere Technologies' latest product combines several of our very favorite things in one easy-to-transport package: shipping containers, off-the-grid solar power, and clean drinking water generation.
Rainforest Connection (RFCx) has just launched a Kickstarter campaign that aims to protect some of the world’s most endangered rainforests using recycled smartphones. Each device monitors rainforest
When we think of the illegal ivory trade, most people envision the large smuggling busts that happen in Africa or Asia. It may surprise you to learn that the port of Newark in New Jersey is a hub for the
What if you could turn old plastic bottles into fresh new designs with the press of a button? 3D Systems’ new Ekocycle Cube uses post-consumer plastic to 3D print a variety of designs. The eco-friendly
Genetically modified foods get a lot of negative attention, but sometimes GMOs can be a good thing. New genetically engineered bananas may soon be grown in low-income communities in order to prevent
Inhabitat: So tell me about your work here at American Steel Studios. ERIC: I build gardens like these. This is the smallest one I’ve ever done with an aquarium on the bottom and a garden on
The power plant holds two gas turbines that generate on-demand electricity while providing district heating for the community's buildings. This makes the facility two times more efficient than plants
Mali’s Falatow Jigiyaso Orphanage is Cooled Entirely by Natural Ventilation and Green Building Strategies
F8 Architecture established a set of key principles while designing the Falatow Jigiyaso Orphanage: Reduce solar gain, embrace natural ventilation, and improve thermal mass. To this end, hollow
The bottles used to complete the structure, all of which were donated by students and the local community, help to regulate sunlight and control the temperature within the nursery. A water inlet tray on
Image via Shutterstock Jeans Dirt rarely shows its face on denim until it's really dirty, so unless you're wearing jeans to trek through mud or you always go commando, don't wash them after every wear.
Has the world gone topsy turvy? You say no - and then the table you’re looking at suddenly shifts into an alternate dimension. The amazing transforming coffee table above is just one of the innovative,
There are four different treehouses to choose from, all of which feature a hot tub, and can accommodate between two and six people. Cabone Monbazillac sits at the edge of the forest, offers views of
We discovered Q&Q's solar powered watches during Sight Unseen Offsite, a shoppable two-story exhibition that took place recently in New York City. Our team was instantly drawn to the colorful
To help bring clean drinking water to the 780 million people who still go without, Pumpmakers developed the NSP Solar Pump, an inexpensive, maintenance-free water pump that can be manufactured locally
Man’s best friend may be a dog, but beekeeper Manuel Juraci’s best friend is a donkey named Boneco. Juraci is an inventor and beekeeper from the town of Itatira, Brazil. He wears the standard
Just four months after officials pulverized $10 million worth of ivory from its stockpile, China is once again taking a public stand against poachers and those who smuggle such items. In Hong Kong,
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