While US lawmakers continue to debate whether climate change even exists, sweeping climate change reforms are starting to emerge from a surprising source—the People’s Republic of China. From massive
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Images via Shutterstock Flights can be long, boring, and lonely when traveling solo. Which may be why a man decided to smuggle his pet turtle through Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport security by
Today Gensler announced that the world's second tallest skyscraper has been topped out in Shanghai. The twisting, mixed-use Shanghai Tower soars up to 632 meters - a height only eclipsed by the the Burj
The recently completed hospitality and restaurant complex is built on an isthmus between two man-made pools. Water is central to the design of the project and the pools seep into the pedestrian courtyard
The first ever Solar Decathlon China collegiate design competition officially kicked off today with 22 teams representing 35 universities and 13 countries gathered to show off their awesome solar-powered
Image via Flickr The sun is shining on solar energy across the world. In 2012, a record 31,100 megawatts of solar photovoltaics (PV) was installed, pushing the total global solar power capacity past
When heavy metals leach out of Ohio's abandoned coal mines, the sulfide minerals acidify the water and turn streams into sites of slimy toxic sludge, killing fish and destroying ecosystems. Ohio
According to an article by Justin Gerdes for Forbes, last month the city of Los Angeles completed the world’s largest LED street light retrofit, changing over 141,089 street lights to energy efficient
Image via Shutterstock Shanghai is currently experiencing a record-breaking heat wave that has already claimed 10 lives as temperatures climb to 105 degrees Fahrenheit. The Chinese city is experiencing
Taiwanese Bullet Train Image via Shutterstock The Golden State is making history this summer by breaking ground on the United States' first high-speed rail (HSR) line. The new line, which is slated for
US-based non-profit China Labor Watch has just issued a report which finds that three factories making Apple products impose excessive overtime on their workers and employ minors. The advocacy group said
The building is located at the intersection of two metro lines, which makes it well connected to the rest of the city via primarily public transport. The 33-story structure features a series of smaller
After a year of rumors, French architect Jean Nouvel was just selected to design Beijing’s new National Art Museum of China. The decision comes after speculation that the museum would be designed by
Photo via Shutterstock China's air quality problems have been well documented as cities have been besieged by thick smog -- particularly in Beijing, where pollution levels spiked in January -- putting
The same company that constructed a 30 story building in just 15 days has ambitious plans to build the world's tallest prefabricated skyscraper in Changsha, China. Called Sky City Tower, the building is
Only 15 percent of China's total land area can be cultivated, which represents 10 percent of the global arable land, but this land is decreasing as the population grows. The Dyv-Net scheme is a vertical
Team Israel's "All [e] Land" home is a net zero prefab that blends Israel's traditional building techniques with new technologies and sustainability. The design is based on a Mediterranean “4 Room
The playful Clubhouse in Chongqing is the first part of a series of leisure facilities that Spark Architects designed for a large villa community in the outskirts of Chongqing, China. The clubhouse forms
As technology rapidly progresses and consumers continue to hunger for the latest gadgets, an awful lot of out-dated cellphones and other e-waste is making its way into landfill. Researchers at the
In an effort to stabilize carbon dioxide emissions, Ford has announced that it is the first automaker to join a voluntary greenhouse gas reporting program in India. Ford already voluntarily reports
Sky City: Construction Of the World’s Tallest Tower Delayed Until 2014 as Costs Balloon to $855 Million
Changsha, China's Sky City tower is set to be the world's tallest building at a staggering 2,739 feet - however the project just hit a bump in the road as its developer announced plans to postpone
Gansu Province Landscape via Shuttertock Officials are just starting to pick up the pieces after an early morning earthquake rocked a hillside farming community near the city of Dingxi in China's
'City in Sky' is comprised of a platform elevated on stout bamboo poles, a series of small huts, and two living, growing open air bamboo structures. These are made with live bamboo that were planted and
It has long been known that sandblasting jeans is a dangerous practice that exposes workers to unnecessary health risks, but despite public outcry, many Chinese factories continue to use the technique.
Image via Shutterstock Think about it: a mad scientist reads the same alarming news about rising seas and dying bees and decides he/she is going to save us all with some crazy geoengineering scheme.
China just secured its position as the world leader in solar power by installing a record 3 gigawatts of utility-scale solar power. The nation has constructed 40 new solar plants (with over 1 GW of
Paris is famed for its art - after all, it's home to the Louvre and works such as the Mona Lisa. But you know what the city has always lacked? A four-meter-tall Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton. That is, until
Photo from Shutterstock Transportation accounts for half of the world's oil consumption and about a fifth of the world's total energy use - and 40% of those resources are used for urban transportation.
If constructed, NAMOC will be one of the world's largest art museums with enough room to circulate 38,400 visitors a day and 12 million a year. Gehry mitigates any potential mayhem with four entryways and
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