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Is this the world’s most efficient solar system?

Is this the world’s most efficient solar system?

When it comes to solar electricity, efficiency is the key to success. And a new solar electric project in South Africa’s Kalahari Desert may just be the most efficient system that exists in the world

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Isaac Cordal depicts for-profit universities as horrifying dystopian factories

Isaac Cordal depicts for-profit universities as horrifying dystopian factories

Privatization and capitalism aren’t the only reasons why creativity is disappearing in education systems around the world. The rise of standardized testing and curricula have prioritized rote

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San Diego is building a massive $1 billion desalination plant to fight severe drought

San Diego is building a massive $1 billion desalination plant to fight severe drought

As the drought in California reaches desperate proportions, San Diego County has undertaken to build the largest desalination plant in the western hemisphere, one which will transform 50 million gallons

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Ramshackle alpine shed transformed into a rustic mansion in France

Ramshackle alpine shed transformed into a rustic mansion in France

+ Chevalier Architectes Photos by Alexandre Mermillod courtesy of v2com

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Californians Paint Their Lawns Green as Devastating Drought Continues

Californians Paint Their Lawns Green as Devastating Drought Continues

California's crippling drought has forced many residents to cut back on water-wasting activities, but one company is making the best of a bad situation by helping them keep their lawns looking good by

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New bill could cut $135 billion in subsidies to fossil fuel companies

New bill could cut $135 billion in subsidies to fossil fuel companies

Recently presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, together with Minnesota congressman Keith Ellison proposed a bill entitled the "End Polluter Welfare Act," in which they seek to bring an end to the federal

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Hawaii aims to be the first state to run entirely on renewable energy

Hawaii aims to be the first state to run entirely on renewable energy

Hawaii has more reasons that most to have a disdain for oil dependence—as a series of islands, climate change poses a very present threat—and, as a series of islands that's dependent on oil, they have

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Obama administration approves Shell to resume Arctic oil drilling

Obama administration approves Shell to resume Arctic oil drilling

Just months after protecting 12.3 million acres of Alaskan wilderness from drilling, the Obama administration has given Shell the green light to drill for oil in Arctic waters off Alaska’s coast. CNN

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7 Gorgeous modern homes hidden inside stone ruins

7 Gorgeous modern homes hidden inside stone ruins

House of Ruins by NRJA Latvian architects NRJA completed the House of Ruins, an award-winning contemporary home built inside the ruins of a 19th century Latvian stone barn. In addition to the beautiful

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7 Easy Tips to Save Water in Your Home

7 Easy Tips to Save Water in Your Home

Did you know that your daily five-minute shower uses more water than the average person in a developing country uses for an entire day*? In the U.S. we have such easy access to clean water that it can

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Starbucks to move Ethos bottled water operations out of drought-stricken California

Starbucks to move Ethos bottled water operations out of drought-stricken California

Starbucks will stop sourcing its bottled water from California, the company said Friday. Starbucks’ Ethos Water will now be bottled in Pennsylvania in deference to California’s worsening drought and

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Apple partnering with World Wildlife Fund in China to create sustainable forests

Apple partnering with World Wildlife Fund in China to create sustainable forests

Apple has announced the next phase of their plans to protect the world’s environment. The iPhone maker is partnering with the World Wildlife Fund in China to create sustainable forests from which the

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Carl Sagan’s solar-powered LightSail spaceship to finally launch test flight

Carl Sagan’s solar-powered LightSail spaceship to finally launch test flight

Almost forty years ago, legendary astronomer Carl Sagan unveiled his plans for a spacecraft with large 'sails' that can harness solar radiation so as to push itself through the universe in much the same

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6 delicious plants you can forage in your local urban park — VIDEO

6 delicious plants you can forage in your local urban park — VIDEO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfoprf37sno Living in a land of supermarkets, convenient stores, and even food home delivery, in our modern society we have successfully pulled ourselves further and

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Mom may love that floral bouquet, but Mother Earth doesn’t

Mom may love that floral bouquet, but Mother Earth doesn’t

Are flowers one of the worst gifts you can give? Husbands the world over may be sighing in relief that finally, those roses may be just too ecologically insensitive to continue giving at Valentine’s Day

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Craptastic museum dedicated to poop pops up in Italy

Craptastic museum dedicated to poop pops up in Italy

Northern Italy is now home to a crappy new establishment named Museo della Merda, which translates to the Museum of Shit. Built on the grounds of the Castelbosco dairy farm, owned by Gianantonio

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Over 200 leading scientists agree: non-stick pans are bad for you

Over 200 leading scientists agree: non-stick pans are bad for you

Over 200 scientists signed a statement telling the world that they are highly concerned over the spread of certain chemicals called poly and perfluoroalkyl substances which are in most non-stick cookware

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Did climate change make Rubbish the sea lion pup wander the streets of San Francisco?

Did climate change make Rubbish the sea lion pup wander the streets of San Francisco?

This is not the first time the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California has rescued Rubbish the sea lion pup. In March the rescue center found him in Santa Barbara suffering from pneumonia and

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Dwell on Design 2015: America’s largest design event is coming to Los Angeles!

Dwell on Design 2015: America’s largest design event is coming to Los Angeles!

Dwell on Design, America’s largest design event, will return to the Los Angeles Convention Center from May 29-31, 2015! Curated by the talented editors of Dwell magazine, this inspiring three-day

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How a team of students transformed a group home into a haven through Habilitative Design

How a team of students transformed a group home into a haven through Habilitative Design

Dr. Dak Kopec, Architectural Psychologists and Director of the Boston Architectural College’s (BAC) Master of Design Studies (MDS) in Design for Human Health (DHH) led a team of Graduate students in the

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Could this giant straw be the solution to the problems with wind turbines?

Could this giant straw be the solution to the problems with wind turbines?

Could a bladeless wind generator be the answer to solving the issues with wind - and save a few bird lives in the process? It can if you believe that the same technology we use to get your milkshake to

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New analysis shows fracking chemicals in Pennsylvania drinking water

New analysis shows fracking chemicals in Pennsylvania drinking water

The true consequences of fracking are finally being shown, after new testing methods have revealed chemicals commonly used in fracking are showing up in Pennsylvania homes located near a reported well-pad

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Astronauts need caffeine too, and now they can make it an espresso

Astronauts need caffeine too, and now they can make it an espresso

If you were waiting to go to the International Space Station until they had good coffee, well, NOW you can go. Like any good Italian, Samantha Cristoforetti is fond of her morning cuppa. In particular,

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Solar-powered safari lodge offers sustainable luxury digs in Botswana

Solar-powered safari lodge offers sustainable luxury digs in Botswana

Elevated on stilts, the sustainable and cocoon-like lodge takes its inspiration from the pangolin, an endangered scaly animal native to the African bush. The architects clad the curvaceous facade with

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CREE reimagines fluorescent office lighting that dims to take advantage of natural light

CREE reimagines fluorescent office lighting that dims to take advantage of natural light

Designed for today’s modern office, CREE Lighting’s new LN suspended luminaire is an update of the typical inter-office fluorescent lighting system, replaced with long-lasting LEDs. With 105 lumens

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Shigeru Ban announces plans to build emergency shelters in Nepal

Shigeru Ban announces plans to build emergency shelters in Nepal

Inhabitat has long admired Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, not only for his commitment to creating beautiful and high-quality disaster relief design, but also for his innovative use of environmentally

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Enter Inhabitat’s BKLYN Designs Scavenger Hunt to win your face on a vase + $700 worth of design prizes!

Enter Inhabitat’s BKLYN Designs Scavenger Hunt to win your face on a vase + $700 worth of design prizes!

Put your design detective skills to the test to win some awesome Brooklyn-made prizes in Inhabitat’s BKLYN Design Finds Scavenger Hunt! Follow the clues below to hunt for six points of interest around

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Ocean dead zone near African coast shows lowest oxygen levels ever recorded

Ocean dead zone near African coast shows lowest oxygen levels ever recorded

The dead zones are spreading. No, it’s not a sign of the zombie apocalypse, though the consequences could be just as dire. A recent study by the European Geosciences Union's journal

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Lowe’s follows in Home Depot’s footsteps and pledges to phase out phthalates from flooring

Lowe’s follows in Home Depot’s footsteps and pledges to phase out phthalates from flooring

Chalk another one up for the environment. Fresh on the heels of Home Depot's announcement to ditch phthalates in all of their flooring by the end of the year, Lowe's has revealed plans to do the same.

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Pakistan is planting 1 billion trees to revive plundered forests

Pakistan is planting 1 billion trees to revive plundered forests

Pakistan's government has announced plans to invest $150 million to revive their forests. Connected to Afghanistan by the Khyber Pass, Khyber Pakhtunkhwai province in particular used to have the most

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