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Off-Grid Stamp House is a Cyclone-Proof Home in North Queensland, Australia

Off-Grid Stamp House is a Cyclone-Proof Home in North Queensland, Australia

The client asked Charles Wright Architects to design an off-grid home on the edge of the FNQ beachfront rainforest. The goal of the home was to make the most of its natural surroundings and ensure the

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LearnStuff’s Infographic Explains How Climate Change is Destroying the Earth

LearnStuff’s Infographic Explains How Climate Change is Destroying the Earth

With an increase in abnormal weather, severe droughts and flooding, and numerous species nearing the brink of extinction, it's hard to contest that climate change isn't a problem touching every corner of

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The Hail Protector: An External Airbag that Shields Your Car from Hail Damage

The Hail Protector: An External Airbag that Shields Your Car from Hail Damage

Every year, about 250,000 cars are damaged by hail in the US, leaving car owners with pockmarked vehicles and insurers with a flood of claims. If you don't own a garage, there isn't much you can do when a

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Australia’s Landscape Soaked Up One Third of Carbon Emitted by Fossil Fuels Over Past Two Decades

Australia’s Landscape Soaked Up One Third of Carbon Emitted by Fossil Fuels Over Past Two Decades

Vinz89 / Shutterstock A new CSIRO study released last week reveals that the Australian landscape soaked up one third of the country's fossil-fueled carbon emissions over the last two decades. It also

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Cloud Seeding Could be Used to Prevent Flooding in Indonesia

Cloud Seeding Could be Used to Prevent Flooding in Indonesia

Photopixel / Shutterstock Scientists working on a project to slow down the relentless flooding that has swamped Jakarta since mid January say that cloud seeding is getting the job done. Usually used to

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Alain Hinant Transforms an Old Belgian Laundry Building into a Brilliant Daylit Home

Alain Hinant Transforms an Old Belgian Laundry Building into a Brilliant Daylit Home

The 120 square-meter, three-story laundry building used to serve the three neighboring houses in Uccle. The renovations tied the three floors together and allowed for the new single family home to open up

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New Report Shows Startling Connection Between Slowing Gulf Stream and Rising Sea Levels on the East Coast

New Report Shows Startling Connection Between Slowing Gulf Stream and Rising Sea Levels on the East Coast

Photo via Shutterstock Scientists project that on average, the world's oceans will rise about 3 feet by 2100, putting low-lying areas in danger, contaminating water supplies and undermining roads,

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President Obama Vows to ‘Go It Alone’ on Climate Change in State of the Union Speech

President Obama Vows to ‘Go It Alone’ on Climate Change in State of the Union Speech

During President Barack Obama's Inaugural Address, he briefly touched upon his plans for combating climate change and reducing emissions, but didn't go into any meaningful detail. However during the State

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OVG’s TNT Centre is an Energy Positive, Zero Emission Office in The Netherlands

OVG’s TNT Centre is an Energy Positive, Zero Emission Office in The Netherlands

TNT Express' goal is to become the world's first carbon neutral express and mail company in the world - so they set out to make their home office as sustainable as possible. Completed in 2011, the TNT

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Stunning West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre Pops Up in Hong Kong for Chinese New Year

Stunning West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre Pops Up in Hong Kong for Chinese New Year

The pop-up bamboo West Kowloon Theatre will feature a series of events including Cantonese opera performances by young talents, Chinese dance by the Hong Kong Dance Company and contemporary music

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Parallax Landscape Re-Imagines a Low-Carbon Future for a Coal-Dominated Australian City

Parallax Landscape Re-Imagines a Low-Carbon Future for a Coal-Dominated Australian City

Parallax Landscape is a design collaborative consisting of Yu Ding, designer at Michael Van Valkenburgh and Associates in New York; Kees Lokman, assistant professor of landscape architecture at Washington

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Kunle Adeyemi Designs a Solar-Powered Floating School for the Flood-Prone Coastline of Nigeria

Kunle Adeyemi Designs a Solar-Powered Floating School for the Flood-Prone Coastline of Nigeria

For the community of Makoko of Lagos, Nigeria life on the water is nothing new. Prone to flooding, residents have dealt with encroaching waters for generations by building houses on stilts and using

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Massive Storm Could Dump Historic Levels of Snow in the Northeast United States

Massive Storm Could Dump Historic Levels of Snow in the Northeast United States

Manhattan during 2010 snow storm, Shutterstock Municipalities from New York to Maine are preparing for what some experts say might be a historic storm that could dump record levels of snow in some

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Archi-Union Architects Renovates Drab Shanghai Office into Curvilinear Jade Art Museum

Archi-Union Architects Renovates Drab Shanghai Office into Curvilinear Jade Art Museum

An old office building in Shanghai has been given a new life as the serene Jade Art Museum. Designed by Archi-Union Architects, the renovation transformed a sterile office space into an innovative art

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Mayor Thomas Menino Prepares Boston for Climate Change After Hurricane Sandy

Mayor Thomas Menino Prepares Boston for Climate Change After Hurricane Sandy

The damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy on New York has put the fear of climate change in the hearts of other coastal communities in the US. Having narrowly averted the worst of Sandy, Boston's Mayor Thomas

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Casa Atrevida is a Stunning Earthquake and Flood Resistant Home in Costa Rica

Casa Atrevida is a Stunning Earthquake and Flood Resistant Home in Costa Rica

Casa Atrevida hovers three feet above the ground on risers that protect it from river floods and excessive rain. Built in the area of Playa Preciosa, this beautiful home was constructed by trained

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After Heatwaves and Flooding, January Declared Hottest Month on Record in Australia

After Heatwaves and Flooding, January Declared Hottest Month on Record in Australia

Photo via Shutterstock Australia experienced its hottest month on record in January, according to Australian Bureau of Meteorology. The 81 year record set in January 1932 was surpassed last month, with

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Harm Rensink’s Pop-Up Inflatable Spa Gives City Dwellers Health of Body and Peace of Mind

Harm Rensink’s Pop-Up Inflatable Spa Gives City Dwellers Health of Body and Peace of Mind

Harm Rensink's Urban Spa is an experimental space designed to give people in populated cities a space to unwind and relax. The project consists of a translucent plastic bubble that is filled with steam

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US National Climate Report Predicts Global Warming Will Continue to Bring Hazardous Flooding and Heatwaves

US National Climate Report Predicts Global Warming Will Continue to Bring Hazardous Flooding and Heatwaves

More extreme weather is predicted for the United States, according to a draft of the National Climate Report released by the Federal Advisory Committee. Heat waves, along with coastal and river flooding

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Burger King’s Horse Meat Contaminated Burgers Are a Whopper of a Scandal

Burger King’s Horse Meat Contaminated Burgers Are a Whopper of a Scandal

Burger King image, Shutterstock Residents of the United Kingdom are outraged following Burger King's timid announcement that trace amounts of horse DNA were found in meat at its production plant, and

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Climate Change Blamed for Australia’s Recent Extreme Heat and Flooding

Climate Change Blamed for Australia’s Recent Extreme Heat and Flooding

Australia is experiencing a series of extreme weather events this year; from fires to flooding and some seriously extreme heat, the country has been hit by one event after another. Experts are saying that

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LA River Restoration Moves Forward With Opening of the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk

LA River Restoration Moves Forward With Opening of the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk

The LA River begins in the San Fernando Valley and moves east and then south through LA county. Flooding in the early part of the 19th century led to the river being walled up in a concrete canal to

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Could Building Snowmen Help Prevent Flooding in Snow-Filled Cities?

Could Building Snowmen Help Prevent Flooding in Snow-Filled Cities?

Did you ever think that the simple act of building a snowman could help the environment? After London was blanketed with snow this week, Roy Stokes, a spokesman for Great Britain’s Environmental Agency

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Myanmar’s Inle Lake Shows Bridge to Ancient Hydroponic Farming Systems

Myanmar’s Inle Lake Shows Bridge to Ancient Hydroponic Farming Systems

In today's world, where a shift from large scale agribusiness to smaller scale, localized growing can be seen, ideas such as hydroponics and aquaponics have begun to take hold in the urban environment.

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$700 Billion Investment in the Global Economy Could Curb Climate Change, Spur Economic Growth

$700 Billion Investment in the Global Economy Could Curb Climate Change, Spur Economic Growth

A new report released by the World Economic Forum shows that climate change is arguably the most pressing threat to the world economy. And with the world population set to increase from 7 billion to 9

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Silt Lake City: Floating ‘Hydropolis’ Could Ride the Tide of the Nile River in Egypt

Silt Lake City: Floating ‘Hydropolis’ Could Ride the Tide of the Nile River in Egypt

Silt Lake City is a student architecture project by Margaux Leycuras, Marion Ottmann and Anne-Hina Mallette that won a prize in a competition organized by the Foundation Jacques Rougerie. Before the

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Tommie Wilhelmsen’s Remote Trekronekabin is a Dramatic Intervention in the Nordic Landscape

Tommie Wilhelmsen’s Remote Trekronekabin is a Dramatic Intervention in the Nordic Landscape

Wilhelmsen sought to design a lodge that rises up above the treetops to evoke space and calm. He used black and earthy tones to complement the natural environment, while simultaneously creating a dramatic

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Ellis Residence: A Stunning LEED Platinum Home on Bainbridge Island by Coates Design

Ellis Residence: A Stunning LEED Platinum Home on Bainbridge Island by Coates Design

Situated on Yeomalt Bluff overlooking Puget Sound and the Seattle skyline, the Ellis Residence is a renovation of an existing home that resulted in the reuse of more than 80% of the existing materials.

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Vilamarina Housing Complex Faces a Self-Irrigating Park Outside of Barcelona

Vilamarina Housing Complex Faces a Self-Irrigating Park Outside of Barcelona

The growing area of Viladecans was once hampered due to the lowlands and waterways that meander through the area. With Batlle i Roig’s plan, the once unusable waterways were transformed into public

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New Study Finds Sharp Emissions Cuts Could Reduce Climate Change Damage by Two-Thirds

New Study Finds Sharp Emissions Cuts Could Reduce Climate Change Damage by Two-Thirds

Photo via Shutterstock In the wake of several studies which state that the world is now headed towards irreversible climate change, the Waker Institute for Climate Change Research at the University of

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