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Offshore Wind Turbines Could Power the Entire European Union Four Times Over

Offshore Wind Turbines Could Power the Entire European Union Four Times Over

Photo via Shutterstock A new report by The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has found that the European Union, from Portugal to Finland could source their all of their energy from floating wind

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New Mexico Highlands University Student Centre Responds to Desert Climate with a Sun-Tracking Louvered Facade

New Mexico Highlands University Student Centre Responds to Desert Climate with a Sun-Tracking Louvered Facade

Work began on the new Student Centre in 2010 and it was just recently completed this summer under the guidance of Diamond Schmitt Architects and aided by Studio Southwest Architects. Located at an

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Penn State Creates Thin and Flexible Glass for Renewable Energy Storage

Penn State Creates Thin and Flexible Glass for Renewable Energy Storage

One of the greatest challenges to the widespread adoption of renewable energy and electric cars has been the issue of affordable, high-volume energy storage. To scientists at Penn State however, the

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Garden-Topped Buk Seoul Museum of Art is a Green Cultural Hub for Northeastern Seoul

Garden-Topped Buk Seoul Museum of Art is a Green Cultural Hub for Northeastern Seoul

Inspired by a field of reeds that used to grow in northeastern Seoul, SAMOO Architects and Engineers created a thriving, green-roofed extension for the Buk Seoul Museum of Art. The project includes a

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Arctic Ice Melt is a Ticking Time Bomb That Could Release 50 Gigatons of Methane, Cost the World $70 Trillion

Arctic Ice Melt is a Ticking Time Bomb That Could Release 50 Gigatons of Methane, Cost the World $70 Trillion

Ice Melt photo from Shutterstock Arctic ice is melting at an alarming rate, and a new report by a group of economists and polar scientists published in Nature asserts that the thaw is an economic

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Snow Leopards are Fashion’s Next Victim

Snow Leopards are Fashion’s Next Victim

Image via Shutterstock Snow leopards and other wild animals from the mountains and steppes across the Tibetan plateau, Mongolia and West India are struggling to survive because of a surge in cashmere

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Can Design and Technology Save Us from Wildfires Sparked by Climate Change?

Can Design and Technology Save Us from Wildfires Sparked by Climate Change?

The extended droughts driven by climate change in the western United States are leading to more, increasingly intense and larger average wildfires throughout western forests and shrublands. The climate

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CIA Sponsors $630,000 Geoengineering Study to Protect Us from Mad Scientists

CIA Sponsors $630,000 Geoengineering Study to Protect Us from Mad Scientists

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.

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World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opens in Thames Estuary

World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opens in Thames Estuary

As the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, Great Britain was once completely reliant on fossil fuels, but that is rapidly changing. On Thursday, the world's largest wind farm was opened in the Thames

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RMJM Unveils Proposal for Cloud-Shaped Cultural Center in Taichung, Taiwan

RMJM Unveils Proposal for Cloud-Shaped Cultural Center in Taichung, Taiwan

The city of Taichung in western Taiwan recently held an international design competition to build a new library and cultural center in the city center. The competition has brought out some seriously

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Naturally Ventilated YAK01 Home Keeps its Cool in Thailand’s Tropical Heat

Naturally Ventilated YAK01 Home Keeps its Cool in Thailand’s Tropical Heat

Ayutt and Associates Design's YAK01 house is shaped like an L to enhance daylighting and provide lots of room for green space. 50 percent of the land is dedicated to a garden with trees and a pool, which

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Wall House: Stacked Double Home in Singapore is Topped With a Luscious Green Roof

Wall House: Stacked Double Home in Singapore is Topped With a Luscious Green Roof

At the heart of the home is a large courtyard surrounded by stone that provides a connection between both house blocks. The smaller of the homes is a two bedroom home with a modest living space and

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Western Michigan University Completes Sangren Hall, a New Eco Education Powerhouse

Western Michigan University Completes Sangren Hall, a New Eco Education Powerhouse

WMU chose to construct a new building rather than renovate in order to create the new space needed for more classrooms. In addition, they also determined that a new building would be far more energy

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Master of Light: Danish Architect Henning Larsen Dies at Age 87

Master of Light: Danish Architect Henning Larsen Dies at Age 87

Danish architect and founder of self-titled firm Henning Larsen Architects has died at his home in Copenhagen at the age of 87. Known as the "master of light", Henning Larsen founded his architecture firm

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Mark Reigelman’s Reading Nest in Cleveland is Built From 10,000 Discarded Wood Boards

Mark Reigelman’s Reading Nest in Cleveland is Built From 10,000 Discarded Wood Boards

Visually, the installation resembles both a forest and fowl. It symbolizes growth through knowledge and is designed as a fresh interpretation of the Griffin sculptures which can often be seen at the

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Sustainable Montrottier Primary School Revives a Medieval Town in France

Sustainable Montrottier Primary School Revives a Medieval Town in France

The decision to place the new primary school in the heart of the town was made by the whole community. A plot of land was available with a close proximity to the cultural center, town library and cinema,

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Architect Frank Gehry Says LA Subway Plans Spell ‘Disaster’ for Walt Disney Concert Hall

Architect Frank Gehry Says LA Subway Plans Spell ‘Disaster’ for Walt Disney Concert Hall

Walt Disney Concert Hall photo from Shutterstock By 2020 Los Angeles could have the second largest subway system in the US, after New York. While this is fantastic news for residents and environmental

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HawkinsBrown Unveils New Green-Roofed Prefab Prep School in Kent, UK

HawkinsBrown Unveils New Green-Roofed Prefab Prep School in Kent, UK

The school which is run by Alpha Plus Group is reserved for children aged three to thirteen and is located upon a hill within a conservation area on the edge of Tonbridge in Kent. New wings, which include

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Liquid Solar Cells Could One Day be as Cheap as Paint

Liquid Solar Cells Could One Day be as Cheap as Paint

Researchers at SUNY Buffalo are working on a new generation of liquid solar cells that may one day be as cheap as paint. Although they would be significantly less efficient than conventional solar cells

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Beautiful Wood Records Created Using a Laser Cutter

Beautiful Wood Records Created Using a Laser Cutter

Forget vinyl - engineer Amanda Ghassaei has developed a technique for cutting records into wood! Using a Epilog 120 Watt Legend EXT laser cutter, she was able to create digital waveform files from MP3s,

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New North Carolina Law Could Ban LEED Certification Due to Forestry Dispute

New North Carolina Law Could Ban LEED Certification Due to Forestry Dispute

There is a debate raging between the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) - and LEED certification is caught in the middle. Treehugger reports that the latest

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The Maria Grazia Cutuli School Provides a Safe Haven for Children in Afghanistan

The Maria Grazia Cutuli School Provides a Safe Haven for Children in Afghanistan

The innovative school was built as an homage to Maria Grazia Cutuli, an Italian journalist murdered in Afghanistan in 2001. The school’s designed is like a small walled village, giving students

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Solar and Wind-Powered Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station Wins International Competition

Solar and Wind-Powered Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station Wins International Competition

A symbol of Brazil's contribution to science and design, Estudio 41's concept proposal was carefully constructed to ensure a protective shell that would preserve not only the fragile humans living in this

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Studio Olafur Eliasson’s Crystalline Harpa Concert Hall Wins the 2013 Mies van der Rohe Award

Studio Olafur Eliasson’s Crystalline Harpa Concert Hall Wins the 2013 Mies van der Rohe Award

The waterfront façade of the Harpa Concert Hall is made of individual polygonal glass frames resembling sparkly fish scales, which reflect water and light, creating a kaleidoscope of luminous colors.

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Studio Fuksas Unveils High Line-Style Elevated Park for Rail Station in Bari, Italy

Studio Fuksas Unveils High Line-Style Elevated Park for Rail Station in Bari, Italy

The the city of Bari launched a redesign competition to transform the railway site into a more pedestrian and environmentally friendly area. Drawing inspiration from projects like New York City's High

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Connecticut’s Hotchkiss School Boasts an Undulating Green Roof and a Biomass Power Plant

Connecticut’s Hotchkiss School Boasts an Undulating Green Roof and a Biomass Power Plant

Located at the bottom of a sloping landscape, the building on the Hotchkiss school site sits in between a golf course and marshes. Thanks to its green roof, the structure collects and filters rainwater

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8 Kid-Friendly Activities for Earth Day!

8 Kid-Friendly Activities for Earth Day!

Earth Day 2013 takes place on Monday, April 22nd, and activities and events to celebrate our planet and mother earth will be taking place throughout the weekend. If you're looking to celebrate with your

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Scientists Predict the Arctic Will Be Without Summer Ice by 2050

Scientists Predict the Arctic Will Be Without Summer Ice by 2050

Every year there is a little less summer sea ice in the Arctic, which begs then question: when will the sea ice be gone? It may be sooner than we thought. A recent study published in the Geophysical

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Italy’s Green-Roofed Antinori Winery is Topped With a Vineyard!

Italy’s Green-Roofed Antinori Winery is Topped With a Vineyard!

Constructed with natural materials such as terracotta that not only fit in with the vernacular architecture but also help to control temperatures without excessive mechanical intervention, the winery's

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Yellow-Brick Buda Art Studio Carved into an Abandoned Textile Factory in Belgium

Yellow-Brick Buda Art Studio Carved into an Abandoned Textile Factory in Belgium

Two main interventions allowed 51N4E to transform the dinky old building into a contemporary marvel that now takes up a big chunk of a large city block. First they cut out a giant pentagonal "void" from

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