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WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY – Mayors converging on San Francisco

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY – Mayors converging on San Francisco

World Environment Day is taking place this weekend in San Francisco! Sponsored by the UN, its on from June 1st - June 5th (hey UN guys: shouldn't it be called World Environment Days?) There are over

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All Netherlands Railways trains will be 100% wind powered by 2018

All Netherlands Railways trains will be 100% wind powered by 2018

The Netherlands have just become an example of the right way to respond to citizens’ demands for clean energy. Following a ruling earlier this year, after countrymen sued their government to reduce CO2

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Over 30,000 mines are leaking toxic waste into American waterways

Over 30,000 mines are leaking toxic waste into American waterways

On the heels of the disaster which caused 3 million gallons of toxic waste to spill into the Animas River in Colorado earlier this month, conservationists are rightly freaking out about the likelihood of

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Vo Trong Nghia Architects unveil plans for tree-topped FPT University campus in Ho Chi Minh City

Vo Trong Nghia Architects unveil plans for tree-topped FPT University campus in Ho Chi Minh City

Vo Trong Nghia Architects have stunned us again with the reveal of their latest design: a lush tree-topped FPT University campus building in Ho Chi Minh City. The verdant project, which appears to grow a

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First Nation builds spirited solar project in the heart of Canada’s oil sands

First Nation builds spirited solar project in the heart of Canada’s oil sands

One of Alberta’s biggest solar installations has been built in one of the most unlikely places—the heart of Canada’s Peace River oil sands. The Lubicon Lake Band aboriginal community launched the

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Adorable Wild Thing Cabin is perched in the middle of a rewilding Latvian meadow

Adorable Wild Thing Cabin is perched in the middle of a rewilding Latvian meadow

Like to just sit and contemplate nature? Then the Wild Thing cabin perched above a “rewilding” Latvian meadow is the perfect spot for you!

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INFOGRAPHIC: Tips for making sure your next trip is a green one

INFOGRAPHIC: Tips for making sure your next trip is a green one

When the travel bug hits, it's important to make sure that you are exploring the world with the lightest environmental and socio-cultural footprint possible to maintain or improve conditions in any

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There’s not enough money to save the West from an increase in blazing wildfires

There’s not enough money to save the West from an increase in blazing wildfires

This just might be the most cataclysmic forest fire season in history. So far this year, the Forest Service has spent $800 million trying to keep the blazes from raging too far out of control. This cost

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Bizarre giant art village is the largest Atelier Van Lieshout installation ever

Bizarre giant art village is the largest Atelier Van Lieshout installation ever

At the center of the settlement is the Refektorium, a large events hall that will house a restaurant, bar, and theater. Outside the Refektorium is BarRectum, a 2005 work which is a huge re-creation of the

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Norway’s 2016 Youth Olympics student housing is a passive house block clad in sustainable wood

Norway’s 2016 Youth Olympics student housing is a passive house block clad in sustainable wood

Students attending the upcoming 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Norway will be accommodated in four blocks designed in line with the passivhaus principles and clad in durable wood able to resist the harsh

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Solar-powered Re-ainbow center helps Vietnamese community adapt to climate change

Solar-powered Re-ainbow center helps Vietnamese community adapt to climate change

The building, called RE-Ainbow, which is coined from re-use and rainbow, is located in the Duc Tho district of Ha Tinh province, notorious for relatively frequent natural disasters and severe climate

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Obama announces plans to bring energy efficiency to households across the US

Obama announces plans to bring energy efficiency to households across the US

President Obama said he will use all of his powers -- including the power of the veto -- to defend his plan for climate change, the White House said. This announcement comes on the eve of new rules that

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Austrian scientists create a cheap, flexible solar cell just 3 micrometers thick

Austrian scientists create a cheap, flexible solar cell just 3 micrometers thick

For several years, the age old mineral perovskite has been something of a holy grail of solar cell efficiency; the mineral is abundant, cheap, lightweight, and highly efficient when it comes to absorbing

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Mediterranean hunters trap, glue and otherwise illegally kill 25 million birds every year

Mediterranean hunters trap, glue and otherwise illegally kill 25 million birds every year

Wild birds are being hunted by the millions throughout Mediterranean Europe with impunity, despite strong laws against the practice. It is estimated that 25 million birds are hunted annually, using cruel

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15 awe-inspiring semi-finalists announced for the 2015 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

15 awe-inspiring semi-finalists announced for the 2015 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

596 Acres Living Lots Identifying unused urban spaces and working with disenfranchised residents to reclaim them for public use, Living Lots has already transformed dozens of spaces in New York City.

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Sweet ECOmbo camper offers 95-square-feet of exhilarating solar-powered adventure

Sweet ECOmbo camper offers 95-square-feet of exhilarating solar-powered adventure

Are you itching to leave city life behind for an off-grid adventure? The solar-powered ECOmbo camper trailer lets you tackle that trail less traveled—without roughing it. The cozy and comfortable New

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The streets of Paris will go car-free for one day in September

The streets of Paris will go car-free for one day in September

France is declaring itself the leader of sustainable transportation, by banning all cars on the streets of Paris for one entire day. On September 27th, “A Day Without Cars” will make the French

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Former Apple engineers launch line of cleverly built and packaged sustainable furniture

Former Apple engineers launch line of cleverly built and packaged sustainable furniture

Former Apple execs Brad Sewell and Raul Molina just launched Campaign - a brand-new sustainable furniture line designed and manufactured in the Bay Area.

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The 10 best electric vehicles

The 10 best electric vehicles

Longest Range electric vehicle Tesla Model S: One of the biggest reasons why car buyers shudder at the thought of owning an electric vehicle is, range anxiety. Today the average fully electric car only

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INTERVIEW: With Bridgette Meinhold, Author of ‘Urgent Architecture’

INTERVIEW: With Bridgette Meinhold, Author of ‘Urgent Architecture’

When Inhabitat's Architecture Editor,  Bridgette Meinhold, heard about the earthquake in Haiti in 2010 and the massive devastation it caused, she wanted to help, and was drawn to start investigating

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This all-electric personal submarine can dive up to 400 feet

This all-electric personal submarine can dive up to 400 feet

The two-person Deepflight Dragon is only 16.4 feet long and 6.2 feet wide and has been designed for easy launching and piloting. Onboard Dive Manager software monitors the critical functions of the sub

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Olafur Eliasson’s ship-inspired circle bridge opens in Copenhagen

Olafur Eliasson’s ship-inspired circle bridge opens in Copenhagen

Danish foundation Nordea-fonden commissioned the construction of the pedestrian bridge meat to span Copenhagen's Christianshavn canal. The final design is around 40 meters long (131 feet) and can be

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Foster + Partners and Nissan are developing the electric vehicle charging station of the future

Foster + Partners and Nissan are developing the electric vehicle charging station of the future

One of our favorite architecture firms, Foster + Partners, just announced an exciting new project with our of our favorite green car makers, Nissan. The two companies will partner to develop and design

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India’s high-flying Hornbill House is a treetop paradise built with stone and mud

India’s high-flying Hornbill House is a treetop paradise built with stone and mud

Hidden deep into the forests of southern India, this renovated bungalow provides an ideal quiet space for those looking to escape the city and enjoy nature. Called Hornbill house, the building is part of

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INTERVIEW: Architect David Hertz on how to build with old planes

INTERVIEW: Architect David Hertz on how to build with old planes

Inhabitat: When did it first occur to you to use an old airplane to create parts of the house? David: I have been interested in what we Take, Make and Waste, from our society's waste streams for almost 3

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Rare white humpback whale caught on video off the coast of Australia

Rare white humpback whale caught on video off the coast of Australia

Stormwatcher James Chambers was whale watching at the beach on Monday and happened to capture an amazing sight on video: a rare glimpse of a white humpback whale, surfacing just off the coast of

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All major forest biomes on Earth are dying, and fast

All major forest biomes on Earth are dying, and fast

We just have to cut right to the chase on this one. Every single major forest biome is dying, according to reports in the latest issue of Science, which is devoted to the special topic of worldwide forest

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The motion-powered Million Mile Light is a runner’s dream come true

The motion-powered Million Mile Light is a runner’s dream come true

Runners, unless they prefer to exclusively jog well-lit hiking trails or the gym treadmill, all face a similar dilemma: staying visible and safe while pounding the pavement. The designers at the Million

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South Africans revolutionize small-scale concentrated solar that’s cheaper than diesel

South Africans revolutionize small-scale concentrated solar that’s cheaper than diesel

Concentrated solar power, or CSP, is a pretty extraordinary technology; it uses an array of mirrors to focus the sun's energy onto a central tower, where the heat is then turned into electricity. There

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The surprising way air pollution levels in the Middle East are affected by years of conflict

The surprising way air pollution levels in the Middle East are affected by years of conflict

A new study has revealed significant changes in air pollution levels in the Middle East, with economic crisis, humanitarian catastrophe, and war being contributing factors. High resolution satellites have

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