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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
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
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
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
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
Like to just sit and contemplate nature? Then the Wild Thing cabin perched above a “rewilding” Latvian meadow is the perfect spot for you!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Former Apple execs Brad Sewell and Raul Molina just launched Campaign - a brand-new sustainable furniture line designed and manufactured in the Bay Area.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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