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Blast at Nuclear Site in France Kills 1, Injures 4

Blast at Nuclear Site in France Kills 1, Injures 4

An explosion at a nuclear waste treatment site in France killed one person today and injured several others. The explosion occurred at the Centraco plant located in the Marcoule nuclear site near

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LAVAs’ Disaster Relief Prefab Pod Is Both Funky and Functional

LAVAs’ Disaster Relief Prefab Pod Is Both Funky and Functional

Lava's emergency shelter is designed for ultimate ease and comfort in the worst of scenarios. Resembling an origami pod, the unit can be cut out of local plywood and assembled or even be dropped off by

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Hurricane Irene Puts a Damper on Highly Anticipated MLK Memorial Dedication in D.C.

Hurricane Irene Puts a Damper on Highly Anticipated MLK Memorial Dedication in D.C.

The much-anticipated Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial dedication ceremony that was expected to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors to D.C. this Sunday has been cancelled due to Hurricane

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5.9 Mineral, Virginia Earthquake Shakes Six Nuclear Power Plants Within 150 Miles

5.9 Mineral, Virginia Earthquake Shakes Six Nuclear Power Plants Within 150 Miles

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake just hit Mineral, VA, sending shockwaves up and down the East Coast of the United States that evacuated the Capital Building, the White House, and the Pentagon in Washington,

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5.9 Earthquake Shakes Eastern U.S. From Virginia to NYC and Beyond

5.9 Earthquake Shakes Eastern U.S. From Virginia to NYC and Beyond

Did you feel that shake? If you're anywhere near the East Coast, chances are you did. Around 1:50 p.m. today, a 5.9 earthquake shook the Eastern U.S. from North Carolina all the way up to Martha's

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Japanese Bill Calling for Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Gains Steam

Japanese Bill Calling for Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Gains Steam

Earlier this year, the Japanese government considered a bill that would require renewable energy to be integrated into the consumer energy grid. Initially proposed to lower greenhouse gas emissions, the

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Recycled PET Bottles Become Inexpensive Radiation Detectors in Japan

Recycled PET Bottles Become Inexpensive Radiation Detectors in Japan

Researchers in Japan have developed a method for making radiation detection devices out of recycled PET bottles that cuts costs by 90% over currently used devices. The resource reusing, life-saving gadget

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Worried About the End of the World? Buy a Stylish Vivos Bunker

Worried About the End of the World? Buy a Stylish Vivos Bunker

Look at the headlines - we have financial turmoil all over the world, riots in the UK and someone is remaking Dirty Dancing. Truly this is the end of world... or pretty close to it. If you are concerned

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San Francisco Officials Approve Treasure Island Eco-City

San Francisco Officials Approve Treasure Island Eco-City

Treasure Island lies in the middle of San Francisco Bay, visible to the left of the Bay Bridge as it crosses from San Francisco to Oakland. Abutting hilly Yerba Buena Island, Treasure Island is a man-made

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Top 6 Eco-Friendly Bookbags to Carry Back to Class

Top 6 Eco-Friendly Bookbags to Carry Back to Class

Pendleton Indian Blanket Gunpowder Bag - $264 from Fleabags Feed Haiti Bag or Feed Japan Bag - $35 from FEED Projects Ecoalf Quilted Backpack - 120 € at Ecoalf Voltaic Spark iPad and Tablet

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Shigeru Ban Unveils Towering Cardboard Cathedral for Christchurch

Shigeru Ban Unveils Towering Cardboard Cathedral for Christchurch

A devastating earthquake all but leveled Christchurch’s older buildings in February, however Shigeru Ban just unveiled a massive temporary cardboard building that will replace the city's historic

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Japan Will Generate Electricity by Turning Unused Rice Paddies into Solar Farms

Japan Will Generate Electricity by Turning Unused Rice Paddies into Solar Farms

Softbank Corporation President Masayoshi Son is rolling out a plan to turn Japan's 1.3 million acres of unused rice paddies into solar farms. Energy issues in Japan have been under heightened scrutiny

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Japanese Government Buying Radioactive Meat and Destroying It

Japanese Government Buying Radioactive Meat and Destroying It

The Japanese government discovered this week that 1,256 head of cattle have been fed hay poisoned with the radioactive material cesium. The hay, which was grown in the Fukushima prefecture, was given to

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San Francisco’s Greenest Office Building Tops Off!

San Francisco’s Greenest Office Building Tops Off!

The start-then-stop history of the project turned out to be a blessing in disguise. The building was originally designed to be a typical office next to city hall, however after the first halt in

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Please Help Us Reach Our Goal of Donating $10,000 to Rebuild Japan!

Please Help Us Reach Our Goal of Donating $10,000 to Rebuild Japan!

YOUR CLICK COULD BE THE ONE THAT GETS US $10,000 TO REBUILD JAPAN! If you've been wanting to do something to help the thousands of victims of the natural disasters that tore through Japan a few months

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Soil Studies from Japan’s Earthquake Will Make Building Design Safer Worldwide

Soil Studies from Japan’s Earthquake Will Make Building Design Safer Worldwide

Japan's March 11th magnitude 9 Tohoku Earthquake -- which caused a tidal wave and the ensuing Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster -- was one of the most powerful ever recorded and just happened

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Parasitic Vertical Upside-Down Casino Latches onto the Hoover Dam

Parasitic Vertical Upside-Down Casino Latches onto the Hoover Dam

The conceptual tower would provide a casino, a hotel, a boxing ring and a concert hall with all the same amenities and luxuries as a casino on the Las Vegas strip. Located between the dam and the bypass

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Report Finds That Foster + Partners’ Harmon Hotel in Las Vegas Could Collapse in an Earthquake

Report Finds That Foster + Partners’ Harmon Hotel in Las Vegas Could Collapse in an Earthquake

News that the Harmon Hotel, designed by Foster + Partners, is likely to collapse in an earthquake has sent ripples through the architecture and construction industries. Featuring a not-so-eco friendly

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Striking Black NO99 Theater Is a Temporary Structure Made From Straw Bales

Striking Black NO99 Theater Is a Temporary Structure Made From Straw Bales

The strawbale building replaces a previous theater used to entertain soviet troops, which has been abandoned for two decades. NO99 explores the possibility of reinvigorating this historically important

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Japan’s Prime Minister Calls for Complete Phase Out of Nuclear Power

Japan’s Prime Minister Calls for Complete Phase Out of Nuclear Power

Four months after an earthquake and tsunami hit Japan triggering the worst nuclear energy crisis since Chernobyl, the country's Prime Minister has finally addressed Japan's energy future. In a statement

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Google Uses Street View Technology to Document Japan’s Tsunami Damage and Reconstruction

Google Uses Street View Technology to Document Japan’s Tsunami Damage and Reconstruction

Google has really been asserting itself as a world leader recently and not just in terms of its search engine. Aside from the introduction of Google +, the company has been delving into helping Japan

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Japan’s Mitsui Plans to Construct Solar Power Plants in Tsunami Zone

Japan’s Mitsui Plans to Construct Solar Power Plants in Tsunami Zone

Residents of Japan are still feeling the effects of the tsunami and earthquakes that hit earlier this year, but Japan's trading house, Mitsui and Co., is hoping to bring some hope to the dire situation by

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REBUILDING JAPAN: Architecture for Humanity Raises Hikado Marketplace from Tsunami Rubble

REBUILDING JAPAN: Architecture for Humanity Raises Hikado Marketplace from Tsunami Rubble

It's only been 3 months since a devastating earthquake and tsunami ripped through Japan, but the horrifying images have already begun to fade from the news and the public's mind - a situation that

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Nosigner’s Lunar LED Lamp Places the Light of the Moon in Your Hands

Nosigner’s Lunar LED Lamp Places the Light of the Moon in Your Hands

If you've ever been told to reach for the moon, we have the perfect light for you. Japanese designer Nosigner has created a gorgeous spherical lamp that puts the whole moon in the palm of your hands.

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Integer Bamboo House: The World’s First Multi-Story Laminated Bamboo House

Integer Bamboo House: The World’s First Multi-Story Laminated Bamboo House

With a growth cycle of four years, bamboo is a quick growing material that can be raised almost anywhere, making it one of the more natural and eco-friendly building materials -- assuming it is harvested

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Tornado Resistent Meadowlark Home Breaks Ground In Greensburg, Kansas

Tornado Resistent Meadowlark Home Breaks Ground In Greensburg, Kansas

The Meadowlark House is a modestly sized, 3 bed, 2 bath home with an open floorplan living, kitchen and dining area. Oriented with its axis to the east and west, the home's public living spaces are

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INTERVIEW: Jennifer Siegal of Office of Mobile Design

INTERVIEW: Jennifer Siegal of Office of Mobile Design

We love the work of Jennifer Siegal's Office of Mobile Design, and our very own Emily Pilloton had the opportunity to talk to her in person about green architecture and her prefab designs. One of her

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Japanese Workers Told to Dress Casually to Save Energy

Japanese Workers Told to Dress Casually to Save Energy

The recent Japanese earthquake and the resulting tsunami devastated the country, particularly its energy infrastructure. With nuclear power no longer energizing Japan, due to the Fukushima disaster, the

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Pescomaggiore Village Destroyed by L’Aquila Earthquake Now Being Rebuilt Sustainably

Pescomaggiore Village Destroyed by L’Aquila Earthquake Now Being Rebuilt Sustainably

Pescomaggiore village, which was destroyed by the earthquake that hit the mountain region of L’Aquila in central Italy on Apr. 6, 2009, is now being rebuilt by its 40-odd inhabitants with straw and

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Shigeru Ban’s Temporary Concert Hall Made of Paper Opens in L’Aqila, Italy

Shigeru Ban’s Temporary Concert Hall Made of Paper Opens in L’Aqila, Italy

The concert hall, built from steel, glass, cardboard, concrete and clay sacks, seats 230 people inside an oval shaped room, which is set inside another structure. The exterior structure is square in

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