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Copenhagen’s Stunning Carbon-Neutral Sundial Structure

Copenhagen’s Stunning Carbon-Neutral Sundial Structure

The Danish are known for their trendsetting fashion and wind energy industries, and they soon may be just as famous for their sustainable and carbon neutral buildings. Just last week the University of

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Spain’s Carbon-Neutral Ecotopia Gets the Green Light

Spain’s Carbon-Neutral Ecotopia Gets the Green Light

While Rioja is a name that is normally associated with red or white, the autonomous Spanish province will soon be just as synonymous with green - building green, that is. This week the local government

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ZIGGURAT: Dubai’s Carbon Neutral Pyramid Will House 1 Million

ZIGGURAT: Dubai’s Carbon Neutral Pyramid Will House 1 Million

The Mayans and Egyptians constructed incredible feats of architecture able to weather the test of time, but they had no idea their pyramids would inspire the shape of the latest carbon-neutral

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Al Gore Challenges America to go Carbon-Free in 10 years

Al Gore Challenges America to go Carbon-Free in 10 years

Al Gore recently appealed to the competitive nature of the US as a market driven society with an energy challenge that calls for a complete shift to renewables in the entire electricity sector. The former

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Australia’s First Carbon Neutral Solar Powered Resort

Australia’s First Carbon Neutral Solar Powered Resort

Hidden Valley Cabins is Australia’s first carbon neutral resort and tour company. The solar powered getaway is located one and half hours northwest of Townsville, near Running River on the western slope

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Zero Carbon ‘Floating World’ for Northern England

Zero Carbon ‘Floating World’ for Northern England

A set of zero-carbon floating buildings has been chosen by RIBA as the winning design for the visitor center at the new Brockholes Wetland and Woodland Nature Reserve in Preston, northern England.

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New Liverpool Observatory Aims for Carbon Neutral

New Liverpool Observatory Aims for Carbon Neutral

Invoking the shape of myriad objects, this futuristic architectural design is shortlisted in an international contest to create a new observatory in Liverpool, England, reminding us that space-age

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China’s First Carbon Neutral Hotel Hits Shanghai

China’s First Carbon Neutral Hotel Hits Shanghai

Environmentally conscious visitors to Shanghai who are looking for the luxury experience can stay carbon-free and enjoy green living on the go at URBN Hotels. Designed to attract ‘urban world

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Plans for Foster’s Masdar Carbon Neutral City Debut

Plans for Foster’s Masdar Carbon Neutral City Debut

Norman Foster's Masdar City is poised to become world’s most sustainable, zero-waste, car-free, carbon neutral city. The model for the city was formally unveiled on 21st January at the World Future

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First LEED Platinum Carbon Neutral Building!

First LEED Platinum Carbon Neutral Building!

Carbon-neutral buildings are not new news, but the first-ever LEED-platinum carbon neutral building certainly is. The Aldo Leopold Foundation Headquarters, located in Wisconsin, has been certified as the

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London’s Olympic Flame Goes Carbon Neutral

London’s Olympic Flame Goes Carbon Neutral

Ever since the Sydney summer games, the Olympics have tried to lead the way in terms of environmental sustainability. So far all newly-constructed Olympic buildings have met stringent green standards, but

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UK Tax Breaks for Zero Carbon Homes

UK Tax Breaks for Zero Carbon Homes

In hopes of helping to kick-start a market of zero-carbon homes, encourage microgeneration technologies, and raise public awareness of the benefits of living in zero-carbon homes, the British government

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U.S. CONGRESS TO BECOME CARBON NEUTRAL

U.S. CONGRESS TO BECOME CARBON NEUTRAL

Putting our own house in order is a good first first step in the long path towards sustainability, so it was great to hear that the U.S. House of Representatives has unveiled a plan to become carbon

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THE LIGHTHOUSE: Dubai’s 1st Low Carbon Commercial Tower

THE LIGHTHOUSE: Dubai’s 1st Low Carbon Commercial Tower

Last week, the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) announced their design for a 66-story office tower nicknamed 'The Lighthouse.' Conceptualized by Atkins Middle East, The Lighthouse strives to

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AUSTRALIAN GREEN TV- Cool-Aid: The National Carbon Test

AUSTRALIAN GREEN TV- Cool-Aid: The National Carbon Test

According to figures released last year, Australia ranks as the highest emitter of greenhouse gases per capita in the world, mostly due to their use of coal for electricity generation. While green power

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Costa Rica powered by 100 percent renewable energy for over 75 days

Costa Rica powered by 100 percent renewable energy for over 75 days

Costa Rica has achieved an extraordinary clean energy milestone by running solely on renewable energy for the past 75 days. Heavy rainfall in the region has enabled the country to completely forgo fossil

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Beijing to shut down all major coal plants by 2016

Beijing to shut down all major coal plants by 2016

Beijing is finally going to kick what’s left of its coal power habit. China’s capital city recently announced plans to shut down the last of its remaining coal plants by 2016 - in favor of gas-fired

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Researchers transform pesky packing peanuts into fast-charging batteries

Researchers transform pesky packing peanuts into fast-charging batteries

Opening a package only to have your apartment flooded with packing peanuts is an annoying, if not archaic, waste of plastic. But researchers Vilas Pol and Vinodkumar Etacheri at the Purdue University

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Obama orders federal agencies to cut emissions by 40 percent

Obama orders federal agencies to cut emissions by 40 percent

President Obama has thrown down the gauntlet on climate change once again. Climate deniers can now deal with the president’s decision on Thursday to issue an executive order that requires federal

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NASA to test insane 18-motor electric plane concept

NASA to test insane 18-motor electric plane concept

NASA is quietly working on a pretty ambitious plan to help a "significant portion" of the aircraft industry transition to electric propulsion within the next decade. It's a noble—and

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Philips to install LED streetlights in Poland for a 70 percent energy savings

Philips to install LED streetlights in Poland for a 70 percent energy savings

Philips Lighting has announced that they have been selected to conduct a massive overhaul of over 5,000 streetlights in Poland's historic "floating garden" city of Szczecin. By replacing over half the

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Pedal-powered Raht Racer cycle can travel as fast as a car

Pedal-powered Raht Racer cycle can travel as fast as a car

If you love cycling to work, but wish you could get there a bit faster, then the RAHT RACER may be for you. This hybrid vehicle, which has just launched a Kickstarter campaign, amplifies pedal power up to

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LivingHomes’ zero-energy Joshua Tree prefab house is now on sale

LivingHomes’ zero-energy Joshua Tree prefab house is now on sale

LivingHomes desgned the C6 series in collaboration with Make It Right foundation, which was founded by Brad Pitt and architect William McDonough in order to build 150 affordable homes in New Orleans after

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China’s petite Pinch Library wins big in 2014 design awards

China’s petite Pinch Library wins big in 2014 design awards

In an earthquake-ravaged village in the Yunnan Province of China, architects John Lin and Olivier Ottevaere built the Pinch library, a wave-roofed community center that doubles as a play structure and a

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California is tapping water that rained 20,000 years ago to deal with epic drought

California is tapping water that rained 20,000 years ago to deal with epic drought

California has been making headlines for the gravity of its drought. The Los Angeles Times reported that January was the driest month on record since 1895. Other sites including this one have explained

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Vincent Callebaut’s City of Science in Rome is turning a former military district into a self-sufficient urban ecosystem

Vincent Callebaut’s City of Science in Rome is turning a former military district into a self-sufficient urban ecosystem

Città della Scienza in Italy aims to turn a former military district into a self-sufficient urban ecosystem. The project by Vincent Callebaut Architecture is part of a plan to regenerate the urban area

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Uber customers can now order an electric car ride in Chicago

Uber customers can now order an electric car ride in Chicago

Chicago ride-seekers can now travel in sustainable style, with the local Uber’s new fleet of electric cars. The ride service has added twenty-five BYD e6 EVs cars directly from China for drivers to

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Report: Wind could supply a third of the USA’s electricity by 2050

Report: Wind could supply a third of the USA’s electricity by 2050

A new report from the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind and Water Power Technologies Office titled "Wind Vision: A New Era of Wind Power in the United States" finds that wind energy could supply 35

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UN committee announces support for fossil fuel divestment movement

UN committee announces support for fossil fuel divestment movement

The arm of the United Nations that deals with climate change negotiations announced recently it will be supporting the campaign for fossil fuel divestment. According to the Guardian, the United Nations

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Green-roofed Hong Kong health center is 100 percent naturally lit and ventilated

Green-roofed Hong Kong health center is 100 percent naturally lit and ventilated

The design concept behind SK Yee Healthy Life Center was based on the idea of “the green pulse,” where nature punctuated the building to create a “constant interplay between interior and

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