Singita switches on solar energy in South Africa's Kruger National Park

Singita switches on solar energy in South Africa's Kruger National…

Built lightly into a 33,000-acre concession on the eastern reaches of Kruger National Park near the South Africa–Mozambique border, Singita Sweni Lodge and Singita Lebombo are…

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Foster + Partners debuts design for 80-story “The One” in Toronto

Foster + Partners debuts design for 80-story “The One” in Toronto

Foster + Partners has debuted the design for "The One" in downtown Toronto, which will be an 80-story mixed-use tower located at One Bloor West. The building will feature nine levels of…

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Congressmen introduce bill to enact U.S-wide ban on microbeads

Congressmen introduce bill to enact U.S-wide ban on microbeads

Two congressmen have introduced a bipartisan bill that, if passed, could see a nationwide ban on the use of microbeads in soaps and cosmetics. The tiny balls of exfoliating…

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Samsung's $30,000 Dream Doghouse gives your posh pooch a hot tub and treadmill

Samsung's $30,000 Dream Doghouse gives your posh pooch a hot tub and…

Samsung has unveiled a $30,000, two room "Dream Doghouse" that provides your thoroughly pampered pooch with a hot tub, astroturf-covered treadmill, paw-operated food dispenser, velour…

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The Cave is a gorgeous rammed earth villa that opens onto the Sierra Madres

The Cave is a gorgeous rammed earth villa that opens onto the Sierra…

The Cave is a beautiful rammed earth villa designed by studio Greenfield that harmonizes with the grounds of the Maderas del Carmen natural park in Mexico. Built for the staff of the on…

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Chance of California megaquake within the next three decades increases

Chance of California megaquake within the next three decades increases

Related: Even recent technological advances in seizmology, the study of earthquakes, don't give scientists the ability to predict when or where an earthquake will actually…

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A gorgeous patchwork of wooden shutters transforms this home in Vietnam

A gorgeous patchwork of wooden shutters transforms this home in…

Inspired by Ecopark’s forested and low-density urban landscape, the architects sought to emulate those landscape characteristics throughout the home and describe their ideas as…

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Win a wonder sponge that removes bacteria using just water + a luxurious Coyuchi air-weight bath towel

Win a wonder sponge that removes bacteria using just water + a…

coyuchi, organic towels, organic bathroom, zabada, zabada marvel, zabada handy, fair trade towels, green cleaning, green cleaning supplies, eco friendly cleaning, eco cleaning, non…

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London welcomes a geodesic dome to promote the

London welcomes a geodesic dome to promote the "Year of Mexico in the…

To celebrate 2015 as the official year of Mexico in the United Kingdom, Mexico Tourism Board teamed up with Freedomes - manufacturer of geodesic dome structures based in Poland and…

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Learn about water-sensitive urban design for FREE with this online course

Learn about water-sensitive urban design for FREE with this online…

Water, water everywhere. Developing water-sensitive urban areas is rapidly becoming a key factor in sustainability, but it's a challenging topic with a lot of moving parts.…

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6 Most riveting projects made from upcycled airplanes

6 Most riveting projects made from upcycled airplanes

Plane as a Hotel Room Standing on the edge of a National Park, in Costa Rica, the amazing Costa Verde Resort has a unique hotel suite made from an old 60s. Boeing 727. A former South…

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Re-discovering Perennial Vegetables

Re-discovering Perennial Vegetables

As the days lengthen and the sun grows stronger, many of us are champing at the bit to get our gardens started. Seed catalogues are being pored over, dog-eared, and circled, and some…

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INFOGRAPHIC: 8 of the world’s most unusual dream homes

INFOGRAPHIC: 8 of the world’s most unusual dream homes

What does your dream home look like? If your ideal vision favors the imaginative and avant-garde over McMansions, you’ll love this infographic that spells out some of the world’s…

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New preschool's 3,500-square-foot outdoor classroom will give Manhattan kids a different way to learn

New preschool's 3,500-square-foot outdoor classroom will give…

Opening at 99 Suffolk Street near Delancey Street, the new school will combine bright and open classrooms with a landscaped backyard filled with various types of vegetation. Based on…

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Tasmania bans fracking for five more years, but the battle rages on

Tasmania bans fracking for five more years, but the battle rages on

At the end of a one-year fracking moratorium, the island state of Tasmania, Australia, confirmed that it will ban the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing for five more years,…

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Spreadhouse Coffee offers an

Spreadhouse Coffee offers an "anti-Starbucks" retreat and vegan donuts…

The space before Spreadhouse moved in and what it looks like now. As you might have guessed if you tried to google "Spreadhouse", Peter and Greg also run a video production company…

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Barbara Wildenboer turns books into complex works of art

Barbara Wildenboer turns books into complex works of art

The canvases on which she explores include books of maps, atlases and science, that she transforms into works of art by finely cutting their pages into thin strips of paper that then…

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Eclectic Mill No. 5 is an innovative hipster haven housed within a converted textile mill in Lowell

Eclectic Mill No. 5 is an innovative hipster haven housed within a…

Envisioned as a haven for creatives, Mill No. 5 is anchored by office spaces for small tech start-ups. The mixed-use building, however, is very different from your average office…

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Fornebu S in Norway is the first shopping mall to receive BREEAM Outstanding certification

Fornebu S in Norway is the first shopping mall to receive BREEAM…

Fornebu S shopping mall outside Oslo is the first shopping mall to receive BREEAM Outstanding certification. It is part of a larger development owned by KLP Eiendom and predicted to…

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Solar Impulse 2 sets world record for longest solar-powered flight by landing in India

Solar Impulse 2 sets world record for longest solar-powered flight by…

The world watched as Solar Impulse 2 (SI2) landed in India on March 10, marking the first time a solar-powered aircraft has landed in the Asian country, as well as setting the world…

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Albert Frey's tiny Palm Springs house makes the desert an extension of his living room

Albert Frey's tiny Palm Springs house makes the desert an extension of…

When you're an architect, you have the unique ability to make sure that your own house rocks as much as your clients' homes do. For Albert Frey, that meant building a home in the…

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INFOGRAPHIC: The true energy savings of living sustainably

INFOGRAPHIC: The true energy savings of living sustainably

If you want to reduce your energy bills and be kinder to the environment or if you’re looking to move into a new build home that’s more energy efficient then you’ll love this…

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Reclaim Design handcrafts upcycled planter pots for your eco-conscious garden

Reclaim Design handcrafts upcycled planter pots for your eco-conscious…

Reclaim Design uses recycled and reclaimed materials to craft their handmade line of planter pots, vertical gardens, and even wall-mounted and hanging terrariums, featuring reclaimed…

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Australian authorities kill nearly 700 koalas to save them from starving to death

Australian authorities kill nearly 700 koalas to save them from…

Mercy killing is a difficult concept to stomach, especially when the animals are as adorable as koalas. Unfortunately, nearly 700 koalas were killed by authorities in Australia after…

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Frei Otto named 2015 Pritzker Prize laureate just one day after his death

Frei Otto named 2015 Pritzker Prize laureate just one day after his…

Frei Otto has been named the 2015 Pritzker Prize laureate, in an announcement made Tuesday just one day after the German architect's death. Otto is perhaps best known for the stunning…

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5 Ways to kick off your green spring cleaning with feng shui principles

5 Ways to kick off your green spring cleaning with feng shui…

Image via Shutterstock 1. Look Under Your Bed Our beds are tied closely to our personal energy, but we often forgot or avoid cleaning underneath them. While you’re down there, maybe…

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Get one of 8,750 free trees being given away by MillionTreesNYC this spring!

Get one of 8,750 free trees being given away by MillionTreesNYC this…

New Yorkers sick of Old Man Winter now have another exciting reason to look forward to spring: New York's MillionTreesNYC just announced its annual spring tree giveaway! The PlaNYC…

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Felix Ruder designs Symbio, a 100 percent biodegradable stool

Felix Ruder designs Symbio, a 100 percent biodegradable stool

Architecture student Felix Ruder designed Symbio, a 100% biodegradable stool as part of a class project at Sweden’s Lund School of Architecture. Inspired by Alan Wisman’s book…

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Renton House overlooks the lake near one of the greenest U.S. cities

Renton House overlooks the lake near one of the greenest U.S. cities

The house was built for two avid cyclists and has a separate entrance and a lot of bike storage and repair spaces. The upper floors are open and provide stunning views of Lake…

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Supporting responsible ocean management: Are 'catch shares' the right plan?

Supporting responsible ocean management: Are 'catch shares' the right…

By Aaron Viles The story of overfishing is old by now. Commercial fishing of North Atlantic Cod, once a bedrock of New England's economy, collapsed along with the fishery in the…

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Photographer Nathan Cowlishaw's 9,500 mile journey will document the decaying Southwest

Photographer Nathan Cowlishaw's 9,500 mile journey will document the…

Photographer Nathan Cowlishaw has spent the better part of the last few years traveling the southwest and documenting what he calls “modern Americana.” The photographer has now…

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Flanagan Lawrence Architects transform a crumbling 1923 building into a four-star London hotel

Flanagan Lawrence Architects transform a crumbling 1923 building into…

The Shepherds Bush Pavilion was heavily damaged during World War II, poorly repaired and converted into a Bingo Hall in 1983. In closed until 2009, when Flanagan Lawrence Architects…

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Tesla's 2,000 superchargers have powered over 86,000,000 electric miles!

Tesla's 2,000 superchargers have powered over 86,000,000 electric…

Supercharging Tesla, the electric car company, now has 2,000 supercharger stations over 400 different stations. The chargers are solar-powered, free to use, and, as unveiled in 2012,…

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Curvaceous lines and a large skylight give an ethereal vibe to this modern teashop in Prague

Curvaceous lines and a large skylight give an ethereal vibe to this…

Studio pha was challenged to create an inviting and spacious atmosphere in a narrow and small space. Focusing on the original circular skylight as the centerpiece for the design, the…

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World's tallest prefab tower is now complete in China

World's tallest prefab tower is now complete in China

As reported by Lloyd Alter at Treehugger, Broad Sustainable Buildings (BSB) has just completed the world's tallest prefabricated building: a 57-storey tower in Changsha, China. The…

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Hydrophobic paint takes the piss out of public urination in St. Pauli

Hydrophobic paint takes the piss out of public urination in St. Pauli

Areas popular with tourists and drinkers are often, pretty, well, smelly. Massive quantities of garbage, loud crowds and late-night acts of public urination can make party neighborhoods…

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Tesla inches closer to opening showrooms in New Jersey

Tesla inches closer to opening showrooms in New Jersey

Tesla celebrates a small win this week in New Jersey, where the Senate Commerce Commission voted unanimously (6-0) to approve a bill that would make an exception to the dealers-only car…

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This 130-square-foot modular Nomadic Shelter sleeps 12 people

This 130-square-foot modular Nomadic Shelter sleeps 12 people

If you thought hostels provided a densely packed sleeping space for travelers, this 130 sq ft Nomadic Shelter almost certainly takes that to the next level. Built as part of an…

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Global wind energy production increased 44% last year!

Global wind energy production increased 44% last year!

It seems the answer–to the world’s energy woes–truly is blowin’ in the wind, as worldwide wind power production nearly doubled last year. The year 2014 saw about 51,477…

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Help Kickstart Kalsada specialty coffee from the Philippines

Help Kickstart Kalsada specialty coffee from the Philippines

Kalsada offers a new specialty coffee origin with a social mission to bring Philippine coffee to the international stage. The company, founded by three female entrepreneurs, work…

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