Boost Your Immune System This Winter with Homemade Gila Harvest Cider Tonic

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In addition to chilly weather and the smell of wood smoke in the air, there’s another aspect of winter that can be counted on year after year: the inevitable cold that everyone seems to come down with. Fortunately, there are some great tonics that can boost your immune system so you can fight off colds and such more easily, and one such tonic is Gila Harvest Cider. Created by master herbalist and writer Kiva Rose of Bear Medicine Herbals, this variation of Fire Cider is as delicious as it is good for you, and can give your body the boost it needs to fight off winter bugs.

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Yunak Evleri is a 5-Star Hotel Built into Ancient Turkish Caves

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Pedal-Powered Centrifuge Allows Off-Grid Blood Testing in Rural Areas

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Designer Jack Albert Trew’s Spokefuge harnesses the power of the pedal to help doctors in remote areas test blood without electric medical equipment. Trew’s simple design uses a bike wheel to power a centrifuge, which enables medical professionals to test for issues like anemia, bone marrow failure and leukaemia. The lowtech device was developed to help people living in rural regions across Africa.

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1 WTC Window Washers Make Clean Escape After Dangling Dangerously From Scaffolding

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Two window washers are likely pretty relieved this morning after being trapped on scaffolding at Manhattan’s newly opened 1 World Trade Center yesterday. The two experienced workers were left dangling 68-floors-up after their equipment malfunctioned. Thankfully, FDNY rescuers were able to cut through the building’s glass and save the duo from their perilous mid-air adventure.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Build Your Green Dream Home With These Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Conventional Building Materials

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Given the chance, building a green home seems like a no-brainer. While green homes may cost three to five-percent more than conventional buildings to construct, that investment pays for itself in the long run in 30 to 50-percent energy savings as well as in other environmental benefits. To help get you started on your green dream home, Able Skills created an infographic that shows green alternatives to conventional building materials for insulation, structural components, and flooring, and explains the reasons behind those choices. Click through to read through them all—even if you can’t start from scratch, this infographic may inspire you to do a few green home upgrades!

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The Best In-Season Veggies to Buy for Thanksgiving Dinner at Your Local Greenmarket

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Enter the 2015 Urban Land Institute Hines Student Competition--Win $50K!

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Heads up urban design and planning students: the Urban Land Institute just announced their call for graduate student team applications in the 2015 ULI Hines Competition, one of the most prestigious urban development student competitions. The 13th annual competition invites multidisciplinary student teams from the U.S. and Canada to simulate a real urban planning challenge for a chance to win $50,000. Finalist teams will receive $10,000 each. There is no charge to enter the competition. The deadline to apply as a team is December 8, 2014, and entries must be submitted by January 27, 2015.

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Visitors Are Getting So Lost in the World's Largest Corn Maze That They Are Calling the Police for Help

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The world’s biggest corn maze is a jaw-dropping 63 acres – so large that people are getting completely lost and are resorting to calling the police to find their way out. Every weekend during the corn maze season, the police in Solano County, California receive emergency calls from bewildered wanderers who showed up to get lost and panicked once things got too real.

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EU Leaders Vote to Allow Individual Nations to Ban GM Crops

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European leaders took a big step toward keeping genetically modified crops out of the continent’s fields earlier this week when they supported a plan that would give individual nations the right to ban GMOs – even if they’re approved by the European Union. Reuters reports that Europe is a continent divided when it comes to GMO crops. Countries like France and Germany eschew them, while others like Britain are in favor.

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Hamada's Glass + Wood Building Wraps Around Living Trees in Japan

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China and the U.S. Reach Breakthrough Landmark Climate Agreement to Cut Carbon

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The world’s two biggest carbon polluters just reached an unexpected and major climate deal to slash greenhouse gases and increase investment in renewable energy. President Obama and President Xi Jinping announced their ambitious joint plan to tackle climate change with new emissions goals on Wednesday at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Beijing. The U.S. says it will reduce its carbon emissions by 26 to 28-percent below 2005 levels by 2025–nearly twice the rate of reduction in the previous target–and, for the first time ever, China stated that it intends to achieve the peaking of its carbon emissions by 2030.

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California's Strawberry Industry is Choked With Dangerous Pesticides That Increase Cancer Risk

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U.S. consumers love their strawberries, and demand for the charming little red fruits just keeps on growing. In California, strawberry production is a $2.6 billion industry that provides around 90 percent of the nation’s supply. But according to a chilling new investigation by the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR), it all rests on a very shaky foundation of excessive pesticide use based on a system proposed by the pesticide manufacturers themselves.

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Hadid, Hall, Gehry and Tschumi Campaign Against Demolition of Modernist Masterpiece in Vienna

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Recycled Designs Shine at Belgium's Ventura Interieur

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Scientists Agree Earth Has Entered a New Human-Shaped Geological Epoch

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With 7 billion humans and counting living on Earth, all of whom have the increasing capacity to build, shape and often devastate the planet, scientists are now starting to agree that the planet is entering a new geological age shaped by humanity’s impact. According to New Scientist, the idea that humans have the ability to make significant impacts on Earth’s structure has been around for a long time, but were mostly dismissed by geologists who thought humans could never make an imprint on the Earth that was so long lasting it would never be erased.

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14 Gorgeous Green Designs From Belgium's Biennale Interieur 2014

14 Gorgeous Green Designs From Belgium's Biennale Interieur 2014

Dossofiorito invites you to take a closer look at your plants with their quirky Phytophiler pots, which come with built-in magnifying glasses, mirrors, and trellises. Ross…

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Canada’s Glacier Skywalk Creates a Death-Defying Way to Experience Nature

Canada’s Glacier Skywalk Creates a Death-Defying Way to Experience…

  Overlooking the Sunwapta Valley along the Columbian Icefields in Alberta, Canada, the Discovery Walk has been designed as an extension of the landscape. It melds with the…

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Green Car Reports: Tesla Superchargers, New Hybrids, and Toyota's First Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle

Green Car Reports: Tesla Superchargers, New Hybrids, and Toyota's…

What defines a "green car" can be the source of much discussion among environmentalists, advocates, and actual buyers. Every week Green Car Reports shines a light on the industry with…

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MEMA Pets' Vegan ALU Dog Collar is Made from Cork and Hemp

MEMA Pets' Vegan ALU Dog Collar is Made from Cork and Hemp

MEMA Pets is a new pet company dedicated to modern, durable products that make your and your pet's life better. The ALU dog collar is their first design, and it seeks to meet the needs…

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INFOGRAPHIC: The True Environmental Cost of Eating Meat

INFOGRAPHIC: The True Environmental Cost of Eating Meat

Do you know the real cost of a steak? We're not talking about the dollars that people shell out to buy one, but rather the environmental cost of creating it? From the water and grain…

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