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Paris Looks to Ban SUV’s, Old Guzzlers From its Streets

Paris Looks to Ban SUV’s, Old Guzzlers From its Streets

Paris is throwing some serious muscle into winning the green transportation race and they're now even considering banning high polluting vehicles from their streets. With their already successful Velib

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Happy Holidays From Inhabitat!

Happy Holidays From Inhabitat!

Jill Fehrenbacher, Editor-in-Chief: This Christmas I'm laying low in my apartment in New York City with my husband and son and our little potted, LED-festooned Christmas tree. We don't enjoy the holiday

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Historic Ferryboat Renovated Into a Floating Spa

Historic Ferryboat Renovated Into a Floating Spa

The ferryboat, originally named the Arthur Cardin, was built in 1951 and carried people to and from Sorel and Berthier. In 1967, the boat was reborn as a traveling theater and art center for the World

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Newly Signed Tax Bill Extends Important Green Energy Credits

Newly Signed Tax Bill Extends Important Green Energy Credits

The tax bill that was causing so much contention in Washington has finally been signed and is set to extend much more than the Bush era tax cuts -- it will also give an extension to green energy credits

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Allianz 4000: The World’s First Hybrid Electric Street Sweeper

Allianz 4000: The World’s First Hybrid Electric Street Sweeper

Street cleaning is a service we might take for granted, but it is hard to miss the irony of a street cleaning machine that spews diesel exhaust, dust, and makes a racket. The Allianz 4000 is the world's

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World’s First Hydrogen Hybrid Ferry Coming to NYC

World’s First Hydrogen Hybrid Ferry Coming to NYC

Photo courtesy of Statue Cruises If you're heading to New York City next year, or if you live here and haven't been out to the Statue of Liberty, you're in for a green surprise. A new ferry is set to

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UNStudio Designs Green Roofed Campus for Singapore University

UNStudio Designs Green Roofed Campus for Singapore University

The brand new university will be located conveniently between Singapore's principal Changi airport and the Changi Business Park, and is being developed with the help of the Massachusetts Institute of

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First Flight Powered by Jatropha-Based Biofuel Completed

First Flight Powered by Jatropha-Based Biofuel Completed

Good news for aviation and biofuel buffs: TAM Airlines (Brazil's largest carrier) and Airbus recently completed the first jatropha biofuel-based test flight. The flight, conducted on an A320, was juiced

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Philadelphia Eagles Stadium to Receive $30M Eco Upgrade

Philadelphia Eagles Stadium to Receive $30M Eco Upgrade

The Philadelphia Eagles recently announced that they are transforming their stadium at Lincoln Financial Field into a 'green battlefield' complete with a $30 million renewable wind and solar energy

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Green Power Inc. to Construct Waste-to-Power Plants Globally

Green Power Inc. to Construct Waste-to-Power Plants Globally

Now that the EPA has exonerated Green Power Inc. from a shut-down ordered by the Washington Ecology Department, the company has announced that within the next week, they will begin the construction of

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Toronto Rolls Out Biogas-Capable Garbage Trucks

Toronto Rolls Out Biogas-Capable Garbage Trucks

The Canadian city of Toronto has unveiled a garbage truck that is capable of being fueled by biogas created by the waste it collects. The new model of garbage truck is the latest addition to the city's

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BMW Unveils Brand New Plug-In Hybrid Sports Car

BMW Unveils Brand New Plug-In Hybrid Sports Car

Displaying another example of German efficiency, BMW has just unveiled their latest concept car at the Leipzig Trade Fair. The new design for the plug-in hybrid sports car is based on the Vision

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Amtrak To Buy 70 High Speed Electric Trains For $466 Million

Amtrak To Buy 70 High Speed Electric Trains For $466 Million

It looks like the United States is finally getting on board the high-speed rail bandwagon. While China and Europe may have embraced the benefits of this green form of transportation years ago, the US was

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Volvo Developing the World’s Fastest Hybrid Truck

Volvo Developing the World’s Fastest Hybrid Truck

This is one competition we never thought we'd see: Volvo Trucks is reportedly developing a diesel-electric hybrid truck dubbed the "Mean Green." Going forward in a green way, the famed car manufacturer is

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World’s Greenest Parking Lot to Be at Denver Int’l Airport

World’s Greenest Parking Lot to Be at Denver Int’l Airport

Not only is Denver International Airport one of the prettiest airports around -- its form mimics the Rocky Mountains that loom nearby -- but it is about to bump its green cred sky high. Expected to be the

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Ford Developing Biofuel From Algae for Use in Vehicles

Ford Developing Biofuel From Algae for Use in Vehicles

When one of the biggest car manufacturers in the world invests their capital into algae biofuel research, you know that renewable energy will soon play a major role in the global economy. Ford Motor

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‘Mired in the Bayou’ Reveals the Human Face of the BP Oil Spill

‘Mired in the Bayou’ Reveals the Human Face of the BP Oil Spill

We've all seen the images of the exploded Deepwater Horizon oil rig and the depressing images of oil-covered birds and wildlife littered on the coast, but how many of us really grasp the full impact of

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Carbon Fiber Hybrid Yacht is Decked Out With Wind Turbines

Carbon Fiber Hybrid Yacht is Decked Out With Wind Turbines

International Battery has joined forces with Electric Marine Propulsion to create a yacht that not only runs on electric batteries, but charges them using wind energy -- even when the sails are down. The

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Mobile Wind Turbine Could Provide Portable Power On-Call

Mobile Wind Turbine Could Provide Portable Power On-Call

The problem with wind farms is that they're stuck wherever they've been stationed. Granted, they've been installed in areas that benefit from high wind activity, but what if you had a portable wind farm

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Researchers Transform Sewage Sludge Into Power

Researchers Transform Sewage Sludge Into Power

Waste treatment plants have to get rid of sludge somehow, so why not try to find a way to turn all that muck into energy? That's what researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno are attempting to do at

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Cow Tummies May Hold Key to Unlocking Biofuels

Cow Tummies May Hold Key to Unlocking Biofuels

One of the major obstacles of biofuel production today is that the actual process of turning a plant into a usable energy source is time consuming and costly. Well, scientists at the US Department of

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PRESENTING: Mired in the Bayou, an Exhibit About the BP Oil Spill

PRESENTING: Mired in the Bayou, an Exhibit About the BP Oil Spill

Since the BP oil well explosion nearly five months ago (only being officially sealed days ago), media coverage of the disaster has repeatedly shown us hazy images of a gushing wellhead underwater, skimmer

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Liquid Energy: New Microbe Tech Turns Sun and CO2 Into Fuel

Liquid Energy: New Microbe Tech Turns Sun and CO2 Into Fuel

Biofuel startup Joule Unlimited has announced that it has engineered microbes that require only sunlight and CO2 to produce ethanol, diesel, or other hydrocarbons. The company formally announced that it

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Greener Tech Could Eliminate 9,000 Pollution Deaths in California

Greener Tech Could Eliminate 9,000 Pollution Deaths in California

Here at Inhabitat we know there are a lot of green haters out there in the world -- those who don't believe global warming is real and think nothing of destroying the environment. Well, here's a story

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Japan Announces World’s First Solar-Powered Public Bus

Japan Announces World’s First Solar-Powered Public Bus

On September 1, the world's first solar cell-equipped public bus will hit the streets of Okayama City in Southern Japan. The Sanyo-designed bus is a hybrid diesel-electric vehicle whose rooftop solar

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Italy to Install Solar Hydrogen Fuel Pumps at Gas Stations

Italy to Install Solar Hydrogen Fuel Pumps at Gas Stations

Hydrogen fuel station by Honda Clean energy company Acta has unveiled plans to install a network of solar-powered hydrogen fueling stations throughout Italy. The new fuel pumps will harness solar

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VW Successfully Tests Hydrogen Vehicle in Long-Range Drive

VW Successfully Tests Hydrogen Vehicle in Long-Range Drive

Volkswagen recently successfully tested its new Bora Hy.Power hydrogen vehicle by subjecting it to a long-range drive between France and Italy. Unlike other hydrogen cars, the Bora Hy.Power features

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Energy-Efficient Hybrid Tugboats Cut Shipping Emissions

Energy-Efficient Hybrid Tugboats Cut Shipping Emissions

When it comes to green transportation, everyone has heard of hybrid cars and energy-efficient vehicles. Even airplanes use biofuel these days, but one form of transport that has yet to be made greener is

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How Many Green Jobs Make Up Today’s Economy?

How Many Green Jobs Make Up Today’s Economy?

Where are all the green jobs? The government has been trying to quantify today’s emerging green economy, and while we’re glad that the figures appear to be on the rise, we can’t help but wonder how

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Green Street Cooking Tools Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

Green Street Cooking Tools Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

You can't call yourself a cook if you don't have a sauce spoon and spatula at your disposal. Go green with these super-affordable Green Street Cooking Tools by Robinson Home Products. Available in simple

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