Formerly homeless girl's non-profit provides supplies for the needy

Formerly homeless girl's non-profit provides supplies for the needy

Mariah was born and abandoned on Christmas Eve twenty years ago, but from challenging beginnings came something incredible. Mariah was inspired, after helping a homeless man one night,…

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Studio Souffle creates cushy portable spaces that can be inflated almost anywhere

Studio Souffle creates cushy portable spaces that can be inflated…

Here's a great way to start enjoying more of your daily activities al fresco. Custom designed and handcrafted by Studio Souffle, these amazing inflatable structures are portable designs…

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Dinosaur farts may have caused prehistoric global warming

Dinosaur farts may have caused prehistoric global warming

We know that today's cows are responsible for producing staggering amounts of heat-trapping methane gas, a major driver of climate change, but British scientists now claim that…

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Burn calories and charge your laptop while working on the WeBike

Burn calories and charge your laptop while working on the WeBike

Photo: Gizmag We're huge fans of stand-working here at Inhabitat, so when we spotted this cool work pod that channels the power of pedaling, we were immediately enamored. The WeBike…

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Misfit and Swarovski reveal the world's first solar-powered fitness tracker

Misfit and Swarovski reveal the world's first solar-powered fitness…

Gone are the days of replacing batteries and the inconvenience of plugging your device in to charge after Misfit and Swarovski revealed the world's first solar-powered fitness tracker.…

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PAL-V One flying car gives you the freedom to soar over traffic

PAL-V One flying car gives you the freedom to soar over traffic

Who hasn’t been stuck in traffic and wished that they could simply just hit a button and their car would fly over it? Flying cars have been a fantasy for decades and now they're…

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Chair Farm: Werner Aisslinger creates chairs from living trees!

Chair Farm: Werner Aisslinger creates chairs from living trees!

Aisslinger's Chair Farm considers the way we consume furniture: instead of importing items for use, we can nurture and shape them ourselves and then harvest them locally instead of…

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New plastic recycling process uses no water and cuts costs in half

New plastic recycling process uses no water and cuts costs in half

A Mexico-based tech company says it can recycle more than 90 percent of any type of plastic without using water. The new method also reduces costs by half without suffering any loss in…

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6 great ways to organize your tiny home

6 great ways to organize your tiny home

Living in a small space can be liberating, believe it or not. Reducing the amount of stuff you own to a point where you just have the necessities and a few of your favorite things can…

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200-year-old "murder well" haunts Soho's new COS store

H&M brand COS recently opened the doors to its new Soho store, but the clothes may be overshadowed by another feature in the space - a 200-year-old "haunted" well! Uncovered by…

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Futuristic Paris Smart City is filled with flourishing green skyscrapers

Futuristic Paris Smart City is filled with flourishing green…

Vincent Callebaut's Paris Smart City plan includes a Mountain Tower and other green skyscrapers inspired by nature that fit within the existing structures of the city. The buildings…

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Why is Canada refusing to protect 76 endangered species?

Why is Canada refusing to protect 76 endangered species?

Canada has chosen to reject an agreement to protect 76 endangered plant and animal species from international trade. Documents recently released from the 2013 Convention on…

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Dramatic crystalline concert hall boasts a gorgeous prismatic interior in Poland

Dramatic crystalline concert hall boasts a gorgeous prismatic interior…

Wrapped in a translucent ribbed-glass facade, the nearly 140,000-square-foot concert hall is filled with abundant natural light during the day and glows like a bright white lantern at…

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Denmark set a new world record for wind power in 2014

Denmark set a new world record for wind power in 2014

Denmark just set a world record by generating 39 percent of its electricity from wind power! In an article for The Local Denmark, Denmark Climate Minister Rasmus Helveg Petersen says,…

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Low-cost bamboo restroom in Vietnam is completely covered in leafy foliage

Low-cost bamboo restroom in Vietnam is completely covered in leafy…

According to H&P Architects, Toigetation was inspired by "the iconic image of a large tree with wide canopy giving shade for the space below and within." It sits near the school at…

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Nebraska Supreme Court approves Keystone pipeline

Nebraska Supreme Court approves Keystone pipeline

The Keystone pipeline is one step closer to reality after a Nebraska court approved the route of the controversial project. The decision comes after six years of legal and political…

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Energy-efficient Cut Paw Paw house is “ridiculously inside-out” in Australia

Energy-efficient Cut Paw Paw house is “ridiculously inside-out” in…

The renovated Cut Paw Paw House runs north to south on a long narrow site to take advantage of passive solar gain along the northern aspect and to strengthen the building’s connection…

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Air pollution causes more human deaths than other environmental causes

Air pollution causes more human deaths than other environmental causes

A new study from EurActiv France has found that over 400,000 deaths annually around the globe can be linked to air pollution. That's more than any other singular environmental health…

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Fried egg jellyfish exist and they're freaking adorable

Fried egg jellyfish exist and they're freaking adorable

The world's oceans breed some of the most spectacular-looking creatures around - from the mantis shrimp to an apparent "living rock", there's all manner of aquatic eye candy to behold.…

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Vegua lets you grow plants and clean your fish bowl at the same time

Vegua lets you grow plants and clean your fish bowl at the same time

Ever thought of producing food with help of your pet fish? The Vegua enables you to grow herbs, vegetables and fruit in a creative and innovative way using the waste produced by your…

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Sign up now for the Organicology food conference in Portland, OR, this February

Sign up now for the Organicology food conference in Portland, OR, this…

From Febrary 5–7, 2015, the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower Hotel in downtown Portland, Oregon, will be host to this year's Organicology food conference. Featuring workshops,…

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TallerDE2's Pop-Up House reinvents the bachelor pad with modular OSB units

TallerDE2's Pop-Up House reinvents the bachelor pad with modular OSB…

The first thing the architects did for this pop-up house designed for a thirty-something bachelor, was remove all of the dividing walls, fittings and fixtures. Then they divided the…

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Permaculture Paradise: Laying the groundwork for a food forest garden

Permaculture Paradise: Laying the groundwork for a food forest garden

  A couple of years ago, my husband and I made a huge decision that would change our lives forever: after years of living in downtown Toronto, we decided to take a huge…

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This Helmet for Skiers and Snowboarders Can Scan for Brain Injuries

This Helmet for Skiers and Snowboarders Can Scan for Brain Injuries

  When folks zip down icy, snow-covered mountains at warp speed, it's only natural that some (OK, most) of those people are going to take a fall. That's why skiing and…

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NYC real estate developers realizing valuable savings with solar power

NYC real estate developers realizing valuable savings with solar power

The dropping price of solar technology is sparking the interest of New York City real estate developers. The roof of the luxurious Atelier building on West 42nd Street was decked out…

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Sarofsky's gorgeous studio office space is nestled within a charming 19th century building

Sarofsky's gorgeous studio office space is nestled within a charming…

Olson Kundig Architects’ design preserves the building’s charm while optimizing to accommodate a contemporary workspace. Erin Sarofsky, the owner and creative director of Sarofsky,…

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Sculptural Etazin lounge chairs are surrounded by spinning rings

Sculptural Etazin lounge chairs are surrounded by spinning rings

Designer Kate Brown designed Etazin, a series of sculptural and interactive outdoor lounge chairs that turn a full 360 degrees to take advantage of surrounding views. Inspired by the…

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Finland is warming faster than the rest of the world

Finland is warming faster than the rest of the world

Finland is warming fast—faster than scientists ever predicted and at nearly twice the rate of any other country on Earth—according to new research from the University of Eastern…

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Federal judge approves Christo’s massive “Over the River” project

Federal judge approves Christo’s massive “Over the River”…

Environmental activists team up to battle a famous environmental artist—not your everyday face-off. Unless, that is, the artist is Christo. A recent federal district court case pitted…

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Watch Bill Gates drink water made from sewer sludge!

Watch Bill Gates drink water made from sewer sludge!

  In his quest to help save the planet, Bill Gates has literally tasted the next evolution in waste water technology: drinking water recycled from human waste. Gates…

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Russian Pavilion at Milan Expo features a huge canopy made of sustainably sourced timber

Russian Pavilion at Milan Expo features a huge canopy made of…

The designers found inspiration in classic Soviet architecture, as well as the country’s past pavilions, and paired that with sustainable materials meant to act as a memorable…

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New report shows that Scotland could be fossil fuel-free by 2030

New report shows that Scotland could be fossil fuel-free by 2030

A new WWF-backed study by consultancy giant DNV-GL shows that Scotland can go 100% fossil fuel-free by the year 2030, and that it could reduce carbon intensity from 271 grams of CO2…

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nARCHITECTS’ visionary Guggenheim museum proposal will strengthen Helsinki’s urban fabric

nARCHITECTS’ visionary Guggenheim museum proposal will strengthen…

To strengthen the connection between city and waterfront, nARCHITECTS derived the Art Wharf’s building shape from Helsinki’s block typology in an effort to strengthen the visual…

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USDA may finally recommend eating less beef to save the environment

USDA may finally recommend eating less beef to save the environment

The U.S. Department of Agriculture could finally add environmental concerns to their list of dietary recommendations. According to the Associated Press, the advisory panel in charge of…

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Asano turns old Japanese restaurant into snazzy, reflective Slundre hair salon

Asano turns old Japanese restaurant into snazzy, reflective Slundre…

The designers of the 137-square-foot space took advantage of the sharp angles and used them to divide the hair salon into areas with different functions. They kept the existing steel…

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176-pound piece of concrete falls off Zaha Hadid-designed building in Vienna

176-pound piece of concrete falls off Zaha Hadid-designed building in…

A 176-pound piece of concrete fell off the facade of the Zaha Hadid-designed Library and Learning Center in Vienna last Friday. The building, which opened last year, features a facade…

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INFOGRAPHIC: January is Radon Action Month—Is Your Home Safe?

INFOGRAPHIC: January is Radon Action Month—Is Your Home Safe?

Since January is Radon Action Month, there's no better time to talk about the dangers that may be present in your home or office. A colorless, odorless gas, radon can seep into…

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Styrofoam to be banned in New York City starting in July

Styrofoam to be banned in New York City starting in July

The administration of New York City mayor Bill De Blasio announced today a ban on single-use styrofoam products starting on July 1st, 2015. The decision follows a long-awaited…

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Pristine Eco POD Hotel is a Snow-Capped Getaway Cabin in Switzerland

Pristine Eco POD Hotel is a Snow-Capped Getaway Cabin in Switzerland

Robust Outdoor Brands builds their mini-houses with FSC-certified wood and use no glue or harmful chemicals in the process. They can be extended or equipped with an advanced solar…

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NASA's Kepler Space Telescope discovers six more Earth-like planets that could support human life

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope discovers six more Earth-like planets…

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope is designed to search more than 150,000 stars in order to find habitable Earth-like planets beyond our solar system. So far, it has found more than…

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