Did you know there are coyotes living in NYC parks?

Did you know there are coyotes living in NYC parks?

Awoooooo! If you've been hearing howling lately, it's not just because you've watched too many Twilight movies. According to reports, Eastern coyotes have been slowly taking up…

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Tel Aviv's notorious 'Garbage Mountain' transforms into world's largest recycling park

Tel Aviv's notorious 'Garbage Mountain' transforms into world's…

2. Hiriya Park, Tel-Aviv, Isreal Hiriya's horrifying mountain of garbage hit its limit in 1998 after reaching 25 million TONS of waste. After that the facility was finally shut down…

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Econtainer Recycled Shipping Container Bridge to Provide Gateway to Tel-Aviv’s Ariel Sharon National Park

Econtainer Recycled Shipping Container Bridge to Provide Gateway to…

The architects were inspired by the Ariel Sharon National Park itself, which is turning an old urban rubbish dump into a flourishing green space. The reuse of shipping containers makes…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Jumpstart your green thumb with these DIY garden projects for spring

INFOGRAPHIC: Jumpstart your green thumb with these DIY garden projects…

If you’re itching to bring life back to your garden after this year’s brutal winter season, you’ll enjoy Capital Garden Services’ infographic for DIY ideas on revitalizing your…

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HOW TO: Attracting pollinators: Flowers that encourage bees, butterflies, and birds to visit

HOW TO: Attracting pollinators: Flowers that encourage bees,…

Most people have a pretty good idea of what pollen is. Some know it as the fuzzy, fluffy stuff that flies through the air and makes them sneeze from March to November, while others may…

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New study finds that breathing polluted air in NY can increase stroke risk

New study finds that breathing polluted air in NY can increase stroke…

According to new findings from the NYU Langone Medical Center, highly polluted air in parts of New York state could greatly increase the risk of strokes. This is because dirty air can…

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Enter your designs for a dynamic urban space for M-Arch’s London Shoreditch Station Competition for a shot at €2500

Enter your designs for a dynamic urban space for M-Arch’s London…

M-Arch has launched the London Shoreditch Station Contest, a design competition that aims to integrate London’s new Shoreditch station redesign with the old and multicultural soul of…

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3D-printed “Cool Brick” cools a room using only water

3D-printed “Cool Brick” cools a room using only water

Emerging Objects, frontrunners in the 3D printing industry, has developed a 3D printed ceramic “Cool Brick” that uses nothing but water to cool homes in hot, dry climates. This is…

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Capsula Mundi burial pods can turn cemeteries into forests

Capsula Mundi burial pods can turn cemeteries into forests

Most of us have likely had the opportunity to visit a cemetery at some point, and walked through the endless rows of cold marble headstones and weeping angel statues. An Italian design…

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The oceans stalled global warming, but they're about to unleash the heat

The oceans stalled global warming, but they're about to unleash the…

Despite the recent floods, droughts and extreme winter weather, the effects of climate change have pretty much been on hiatus for the past few years. But according to Nafeez Ahmed at…

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87-year-old woman finishes knitting 1,000th sweater for kids in need

87-year-old woman finishes knitting 1,000th sweater for kids in need

Can we get a collective "awwww" for the amazing accomplishment of Anna Taylor? She's our 87-year-old hero who, for the past nine years, has been busy knitting sweaters for kids in need.…

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Warm your bones with this hearty and filling vegan Irish stew

Warm your bones with this hearty and filling vegan Irish stew

There are few things as satisfying as a hearty, belly-warming stew on a cold winter’s day. While most traditional stews are made with cuts of meat, we’ve whipped up a vegan recipe…

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Roeland Otten Camouflages Ugly Public Utilities with Giant Photographic Installations

Roeland Otten Camouflages Ugly Public Utilities with Giant…

From afar, passersby may not notice Otten’s awesome photographic installations at all. Taken from the same vantage points at which they are mounted, each side of his photographic…

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One company will turn your old sofa into a pair of running shoes

One company will turn your old sofa into a pair of running shoes

You've heard it before: get off the couch and get moving because sitting is one of the worst things you can do for your body. Bottled water company Vittel is taking that to the next…

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Could BPA be linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Could BPA be linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder?

BPA has already been identified as a potential health risk as an endocrine disruptor, prompting Canada to ban the chemical altogether, but a new study reveals yet another potential risk…

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Floating solar-powered Waternest eco-home is nearly 100% recyclable

Floating solar-powered Waternest eco-home is nearly 100% recyclable

The 100-square-foot floating pod-shaped home measures 12 meters in diameter and 4 meters tall. Its curved body is constructed from recycled glued laminated timber and a recycled…

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Haus am Steinberg is a Charming Wedge-Shaped Addition to a Historic Wine Cellar in Austria

Haus am Steinberg is a Charming Wedge-Shaped Addition to a Historic…

In order to prevent it from interfering too much with the original design, the gabled addition meets the roof lines of the original cellar while still maintaining something of its own…

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New documents prove leading climate change denier was paid $1.2M by fossil fuel companies to fuel

New documents prove leading climate change denier was paid $1.2M by…

In an effort to keep America believing that climate change is naturally caused by things like variations in the sun’s energy, politicians have, for years, cited scientists like…

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"Moneyless man" Mark Boyle builds the world's first free pub

Mark Boyle, better known as the "Moneyless man" is bringing his message of unconditional giving to a permaculture project in Ireland called An Teach Saor, Gaellic for "the free house."…

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Tiny Heirloom's luxury micro homes let you live large in small spaces

Tiny Heirloom's luxury micro homes let you live large in small spaces

Style isn’t the only thing that’s big in Tiny Heirloom’s luxurious and beautifully detailed tiny homes—the custom base model package starts at a hefty $65,000 price tag. For…

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Green Car Reports: Audi channels Tesla with the R8 e-tron, all about the Volt powertrain and how nuclear waste could be used to power your car

Green Car Reports: Audi channels Tesla with the R8 e-tron, all about…

What defines a "green car" can be the source of much discussion among environmentalists, advocates, and actual buyers. But the site Green Car Reports, also owned by our parent company…

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Female role models stand tall over London in honour of International Women's Day

Female role models stand tall over London in honour of International…

The idea behind this project is to pay tribute to the amazing women who helped to shape modern culture and society; women who have so often been overlooked or pushed to the sidelines…

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Fun "Kids Pod" expands a vineyard home with a playfully perforated…

Mihaly Slocombe, Australian home, home addition, kids pod, australian architecture, glazed corridor, green design, eco design, sustainable design, green architecture Mihaly Slocombe…

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TEST DRIVE: 2015 Kia Soul EV feels more refined than the gas-powered version

TEST DRIVE: 2015 Kia Soul EV feels more refined than the gas-powered…

Let’s say you’re in the market for an electric car, but don’t want something as quirky as a Mitsubishi i-Mi-EV or Nissan Leaf. While many of us would love to have the keys to a…

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GREEN BUILDING 101: Energy & Atmosphere – Keeping Cool and Staying Warm

GREEN BUILDING 101: Energy & Atmosphere – Keeping Cool and Staying…

  The very root of what makes a home green is how effectively it responds to its surrounding environment. You could say that this has defined the primary material pursuit of…

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Architect Leo Qvarsebo's triangular summer home doubles as a climbing wall

Architect Leo Qvarsebo's triangular summer home doubles as a climbing…

Swedish architect Leo Qvarsebo designed himself and his children, a summer home in a rural area of Dalarna. Its triangular facade was created for climbing and has a rope hanging from…

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Where's the beefalo? Running amok in the Grand Canyon

Where's the beefalo? Running amok in the Grand Canyon

Once upon a time, some folks thought it would be a good idea to cross-breed a buffalo with a domestic cow. The cross-breeding, resulting in a new hybrid species dubbed “beefalo,”…

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Tropical Swiss Thai House wraps a reclaimed wood deck around an azure pool

Tropical Swiss Thai House wraps a reclaimed wood deck around an azure…

Located near the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand in South East Asia, this home is smartly laid out in two stories. The main floor holds the kitchen, dining area, and a large living…

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Cabin 2 is a gorgeous contemporary extension to a mid-century holiday retreat

Cabin 2 is a gorgeous contemporary extension to a mid-century holiday…

The 110-square-meter holiday home extension was created to accommodate extended visits from family members and guests. Since Cabin 2 was designed as a separate unit from the existing…

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Climbers on Mt. Everest have caused a really crappy problem

Climbers on Mt. Everest have caused a really crappy problem

Climbing Mount Everest is meant to be one of the greatest achievements in the world. However, so many people are attempting to conquer the world's highest mountain that the peak is now…

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Design a tiny home community to help fight homelessness and you could win $1,500!

Design a tiny home community to help fight homelessness and you could…

Unused vacant land and homelessness are two major problems faced by almost every city in the world. To address these issues, the AIA North Carolina Activate14 committee and the…

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VIDEO: Google's new California headquarters is a greenhouse utopia by BIG and Heatherwick

VIDEO: Google's new California headquarters is a greenhouse utopia by…

Earlier in the week, we brought you news that Heatherwick Studio and BIG are collaborating on the design of Google's new Mountain View campus. And now, Google has just published a video…

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Senate fails to override Obama's Keystone XL veto

Senate fails to override Obama's Keystone XL veto

The Senate put one more nail in the Keystone XL Pipeline’s coffin yesterday when it failed to override President Obama’s presidential veto of the project. With a two-thirds majority…

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Infamous climate change denier Wei-Hock “Willie” Soon loses funding amid bribery scandal

Infamous climate change denier Wei-Hock “Willie” Soon loses…

It looks like funders are abandoning Dr. Wei-Hock “Willie” Soon, after the prominent U.S. climate change denier may have failed to disclose petroleum companies were paying him. The…

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Anti-pollution documentary goes viral in China, gaining over 155 million hits in one day

Anti-pollution documentary goes viral in China, gaining over 155…

Last week, a stark, simple 104 minute documentary by Chinese journalist and mother Chai Jing was uploaded to popular video-sharing site Youku. Titled "Under the Dome" Chai describes her…

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What do Robert Moses and Batman have in common? A lot, according to this new graphic novel

What do Robert Moses and Batman have in common? A lot, according to…

Published by Nobrow, “The Master Builder of New York City” gives factual insight into the incredible hold Moses had on the development of the city beginning as early as in the…

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Edmonton locals could ice skate to work using the new Freezeway

Edmonton locals could ice skate to work using the new Freezeway

Landscape architecture student Matthew Gibbs wants to be getting around the chilly Canadian city of Edmonton a lot more easy- and fun. Designed for his thesis project, the city is…

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Mecanoo's incredible Delft train station opens to the public

Mecanoo's incredible Delft train station opens to the public

The architects aimed to design a station that would reflect the city history while providing a contemporary space "that makes it clear to visitors that they have arrived in Delft." The…

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INTERVIEW: Becky Northey and Peter “Pook” Cook on the Tree Shaping Art of Pooktre

INTERVIEW: Becky Northey and Peter “Pook” Cook on the Tree Shaping…

INHABITAT: What obstacles did you face in figuring out your design process, and what methods did you try before arriving at Pooktre? POOKTRE: There are many trees in our valley that…

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Gorgeous Hawaiian school features an outdoor auditorium and reef pool so no child is left indoors

Gorgeous Hawaiian school features an outdoor auditorium and reef pool…

This multi-building campus features at its heart a winged-canopy open air auditorium, where students gather for announcements, assemblies, and other events. The eight-paneled pavilion…

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