Sculptural Etazin lounge chairs are surrounded by spinning rings

Sculptural Etazin lounge chairs are surrounded by spinning rings

Designer Kate Brown designed Etazin, a series of sculptural and interactive outdoor lounge chairs that turn a full 360 degrees to take advantage of surrounding views. Inspired by the…

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Finland is warming faster than the rest of the world

Finland is warming faster than the rest of the world

Finland is warming fast—faster than scientists ever predicted and at nearly twice the rate of any other country on Earth—according to new research from the University of Eastern…

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Federal judge approves Christo’s massive “Over the River” project

Federal judge approves Christo’s massive “Over the River”…

Environmental activists team up to battle a famous environmental artist—not your everyday face-off. Unless, that is, the artist is Christo. A recent federal district court case pitted…

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Watch Bill Gates drink water made from sewer sludge!

Watch Bill Gates drink water made from sewer sludge!

  In his quest to help save the planet, Bill Gates has literally tasted the next evolution in waste water technology: drinking water recycled from human waste. Gates…

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Russian Pavilion at Milan Expo features a huge canopy made of sustainably sourced timber

Russian Pavilion at Milan Expo features a huge canopy made of…

The designers found inspiration in classic Soviet architecture, as well as the country’s past pavilions, and paired that with sustainable materials meant to act as a memorable…

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New report shows that Scotland could be fossil fuel-free by 2030

New report shows that Scotland could be fossil fuel-free by 2030

A new WWF-backed study by consultancy giant DNV-GL shows that Scotland can go 100% fossil fuel-free by the year 2030, and that it could reduce carbon intensity from 271 grams of CO2…

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nARCHITECTS’ visionary Guggenheim museum proposal will strengthen Helsinki’s urban fabric

nARCHITECTS’ visionary Guggenheim museum proposal will strengthen…

To strengthen the connection between city and waterfront, nARCHITECTS derived the Art Wharf’s building shape from Helsinki’s block typology in an effort to strengthen the visual…

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USDA may finally recommend eating less beef to save the environment

USDA may finally recommend eating less beef to save the environment

The U.S. Department of Agriculture could finally add environmental concerns to their list of dietary recommendations. According to the Associated Press, the advisory panel in charge of…

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Asano turns old Japanese restaurant into snazzy, reflective Slundre hair salon

Asano turns old Japanese restaurant into snazzy, reflective Slundre…

The designers of the 137-square-foot space took advantage of the sharp angles and used them to divide the hair salon into areas with different functions. They kept the existing steel…

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176-pound piece of concrete falls off Zaha Hadid-designed building in Vienna

176-pound piece of concrete falls off Zaha Hadid-designed building in…

A 176-pound piece of concrete fell off the facade of the Zaha Hadid-designed Library and Learning Center in Vienna last Friday. The building, which opened last year, features a facade…

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INFOGRAPHIC: January is Radon Action Month—Is Your Home Safe?

INFOGRAPHIC: January is Radon Action Month—Is Your Home Safe?

Since January is Radon Action Month, there's no better time to talk about the dangers that may be present in your home or office. A colorless, odorless gas, radon can seep into…

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Styrofoam to be banned in New York City starting in July

Styrofoam to be banned in New York City starting in July

The administration of New York City mayor Bill De Blasio announced today a ban on single-use styrofoam products starting on July 1st, 2015. The decision follows a long-awaited…

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Pristine Eco POD Hotel is a Snow-Capped Getaway Cabin in Switzerland

Pristine Eco POD Hotel is a Snow-Capped Getaway Cabin in Switzerland

Robust Outdoor Brands builds their mini-houses with FSC-certified wood and use no glue or harmful chemicals in the process. They can be extended or equipped with an advanced solar…

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NASA's Kepler Space Telescope discovers six more Earth-like planets that could support human life

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope discovers six more Earth-like planets…

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope is designed to search more than 150,000 stars in order to find habitable Earth-like planets beyond our solar system. So far, it has found more than…

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Harvesting Station uses urban farming to reactivate forgotten city spaces

Harvesting Station uses urban farming to reactivate forgotten city…

As cities grow ever denser with increasing development, so do the number of forgotten, interstitial spaces. To activate those leftover spaces, architect Antonio Scarponi developed the…

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Old factory converted into ultra-colorful Bronx Charter School for the Arts

Old factory converted into ultra-colorful Bronx Charter School for the…

Repurposed buidings always make our hearts happy, but when they're converted into learning spaces, well, we're head over heels. The Bronx Charter School for Arts is a perfect example…

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Study confirms Ohio experienced the largest fracking-related earthquake ever

Study confirms Ohio experienced the largest fracking-related…

A new study has confirmed that recent earthquakes in Poland Township, Ohio in March of 2014 were caused by hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking. According to the study,…

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President Obama to veto the Keystone XL bill

President Obama to veto the Keystone XL bill

Senate Republicans have made it clear that their first order of business as the majority party in the 114th Congress will be to ram through a bill approving the controversial Keystone…

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The Ecological House 3.0 is a prefab bioclimatic dwelling that's controlled by a smartphone

The Ecological House 3.0 is a prefab bioclimatic dwelling that's…

The 1,033-square-foot Ecological House 3.0 boasts a modern design with rounded edges to match its innovative, 100% digital design, manufacturing, and home automation. Thanks to the…

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It's official: 2014 was the hottest year ever recorded on Earth

It's official: 2014 was the hottest year ever recorded on Earth

If the massive droughts and wildfires this past summer weren’t indications enough, new data out of Japan indicates that 2014 was the hottest year on record for planet Earth. According…

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Mercedes-Benz unveils self-driving, hydrogen-powered F 015 Luxury in Motion vehicle at CES

Mercedes-Benz unveils self-driving, hydrogen-powered F 015 Luxury in…

Mercedes-Benz just unveiled its vision of the future of the automobile at CES 2015 - and it drives itself. The F 015 Luxury in Motion research vehicle is "an illustration of how the car…

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Oil spill dumps 33,000 barrels of oil into Straits of Singapore

Oil spill dumps 33,000 barrels of oil into Straits of Singapore

A Libyan oil tanker and a Singapore bulk oil carrier collided off Singapore late last week, spilling about 33,000 barrels of oil  into the Pacific. According to Singapore's Maritime…

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Announcing Inhabitat's inside look at the incredible designs behind the Pickathon Music Festival!

Announcing Inhabitat's inside look at the incredible designs behind…

If you're an avid indie music fan who also has a passion for good design and sustainability, then you may want to plan your summer around the Pickathon Indie Roots Music Festival, a…

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BioLabyrinthus Garden bridges sustainable development with classic French garden aesthetics

BioLabyrinthus Garden bridges sustainable development with classic…

  The labyrinth-style garden created by French landscape architects Corinne Julhiet Détroyat and Claude Pasquer won first place at Italy’s Orticulario international…

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VIDEO: Artists transform plants into an amazing

VIDEO: Artists transform plants into an amazing "Bioluminescent…

http://vimeo.com/115082758 A multimedia artist, an animator, and a movie producer have teamed up to make an enchanting short film around the ability that some organisms have to…

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The Everglades were fracked and you didn't even hear about it

The Everglades were fracked and you didn't even hear about it

Earlier in 2014, Texas-based Dan A. Hughes Co. was fined $25,000 for acid fracking near the everglades. Though the method of using hydrofluoric acid to loosen limestone bedrock has been…

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Detroit Electric's SP:01 will be the world's fastest two-seater electric car when it hits the streets in 2016

Detroit Electric's SP:01 will be the world's fastest two-seater…

Detroit Electric just unveiled the production version of the SP:01 electric sports car, which the automaker says will be the fastest pure-electric, two-seater electric car when it hits…

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5 Fabulous, Easy Recipes for Jump-Starting a Vegan Diet

5 Fabulous, Easy Recipes for Jump-Starting a Vegan Diet

NUT MILK + 1 cup almonds (or substitute with nuts of your choice) + 5 cups filtered water + 1/4 teaspoon vanilla (optional) + 1/2 cup soaked and pitted dates (add extra for more…

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NYC braces for arctic blast of 'dangerously cold air'

NYC braces for arctic blast of 'dangerously cold air'

Get ready to double up on your long johns, folks. It looks like a major blast of frigid weather is about to bear down on the tri-state area. According to NBC New York, the most…

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PHOTOS: See how the world's largest dump has been transformed into a stunning public park

PHOTOS: See how the world's largest dump has been transformed into a…

According to the Master Plan, 45 percent of future park area consists of garbage/landfill mounds. The North and South mounds are currently capped to prevent leaking of gases and toxic…

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Daniel Libeskind unveils design for geometric recreational attraction in Lithuania

Daniel Libeskind unveils design for geometric recreational attraction…

Architect Daniel Libeskind just unveiled renderings for a year-round recreational and leisure destination that’s designed in his signature dynamic and geometric style. Located at the…

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Bad news for Santa: Reindeer populations decline as the world's climate warms

Bad news for Santa: Reindeer populations decline as the world's…

A new study finds that reindeer populations are on the decline, due in part to climate change. This makes bad news not only for Santa, but for all of us, as the grazing habits of…

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California just broke ground on the United States' first high-speed rail!

California just broke ground on the United States' first high-speed…

California just broke ground on the nation's first high-speed rail system, ushering in a new era of efficient, eco-friendly transportation! The railway will enable riders to travel…

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Green design keeps this tiny mobile home warm in Canada’s below-freezing winters

Green design keeps this tiny mobile home warm in Canada’s…

Located in Pelly Crossing, a small community north of Whitehouse, Yukon, the 97-square-foot version.3 tiny house currently serves as the home for the instructor/coordinator of the Yukon…

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Could Gogoro's new electric Smartscooter and battery swapping infrastructure revolutionize urban transport?

Could Gogoro's new electric Smartscooter and battery swapping…

Sprawling mega-cities in Asia, such as Jakarta, Beijing, Taipei, are already full of scooters as the primary mode of personal transport, and the air quality is notoriously unhealthy for…

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Toyota gives away more than 5,600 hydrogen fuel-cell patents for free

Toyota gives away more than 5,600 hydrogen fuel-cell patents for free

Taking a page out of Tesla's book, Toyota has announced that more than 5,600 of its fuel-cell-related patents are available for use—for free. Toyota hopes that its announcement at the…

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Futuristic Antarctic Research System is a modular shelter for modern-day nomads

Futuristic Antarctic Research System is a modular shelter for…

These futuristic mobile pods were designed to provide optimal living and working conditions for researchers exploring the coldest, driest, and windiest continent on Earth: Antarctica.…

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Fukushima rice passes radiation test for the first time since the disaster

Fukushima rice passes radiation test for the first time since the…

Ever since the Fukushima disaster in 2011, rice in Japan has been tainted by radiation. This year, for the first time, the rice harvest is finally below the radiation standard set by…

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Tiger farming is cultivating a taste for luxury tiger products in China - and increasing poaching

Tiger farming is cultivating a taste for luxury tiger products in…

What do you do when you can’t poach tigers anymore? Why you raise them, of course. Instead of stopping the sale of tiger parts in countries like China, some enterprising Chinese…

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Evolving robots help scientists understand how we got a backbone

Evolving robots help scientists understand how we got a backbone

Sometimes it is the simplest questions that are the hardest to answer. A team of scientists led by Vassar College's John Long wanted to figure out why vertebrates have a backbone, but…

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