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President Obama Says He Will Only Approve Keystone XL Pipeline if it Doesn’t Increase Carbon Pollution

President Obama Says He Will Only Approve Keystone XL Pipeline if it Doesn’t Increase Carbon Pollution

Photo via Shutterstock In a landmark speech on climate change today, President Obama offered an insight into whether he'll approve the controversial 1,700-mile pipeline, explaining that he will only

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Volvo Unveils Innovative Self-Parking Car!

Volvo Unveils Innovative Self-Parking Car!

Volvo has been working on autonomous vehicle prototypes under its SARTRE road train project for a while, and now the company has revealed a new technology that enables cars to park themselves! The

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Mark Reigelman’s Reading Nest in Cleveland is Built From 10,000 Discarded Wood Boards

Mark Reigelman’s Reading Nest in Cleveland is Built From 10,000 Discarded Wood Boards

Visually, the installation resembles both a forest and fowl. It symbolizes growth through knowledge and is designed as a fresh interpretation of the Griffin sculptures which can often be seen at the

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Nissan Unveils the World’s Fastest Electric Racing Car

Nissan Unveils the World’s Fastest Electric Racing Car

Nissan just unveiled the world's fastest electric race car - the ZEOD RC! The ZEOD RC uses the same lithium-ion battery technology as the Nissan Leaf, but it's able to achieve speeds in excess of 186 mph.

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Revolutionary Lightweight Carbon Fiber UltraRope Could Make Kilometer-High Elevators Possible

Revolutionary Lightweight Carbon Fiber UltraRope Could Make Kilometer-High Elevators Possible

Finnish elevator manufacturer KONE has just announced a new high-rise elevator technology that could enable elevators to travel heights up to 1 kilometer-twice the distance that is currently feasible.

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DIY: Learn How to Build a Portable Shopping Cart That Attaches to Your Bike

DIY: Learn How to Build a Portable Shopping Cart That Attaches to Your Bike

Berto Aussems got tired of balancing his grocery bags on his bike's handlebars, so he designed this clever eco shopper that can attach to the back of a bike. Versatile, easy to use and transport, the

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Tesla to Unveil Quick-Swap Batteries for the Model S Electric Car This Week

Tesla to Unveil Quick-Swap Batteries for the Model S Electric Car This Week

Tesla could revolutionize the electric car industry by solving one of the main reasons why buyers don't make the switch from gasoline - range anxiety. Tesla already announced plans to expand its

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IEA Report Shows Global Carbon Emissions Reached a Record High in 2012

IEA Report Shows Global Carbon Emissions Reached a Record High in 2012

Despite major advances in clean energy, the world's carbon emissions reached an all-time high in 2012. Overall, emissions grew 1.4 percent, reaching 31.6 gigatons a year. The good news is that the US

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French EV Car-Sharing Service Autolib to Set Up Shop in Indianapolis

French EV Car-Sharing Service Autolib to Set Up Shop in Indianapolis

When it comes to hubs of alternative transportation and the sharing economy, one usually thinks of progressive hotspots like San Francisco or Portland. Thanks to French car-sharing service Autolib,

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Fascinating Knitic Machine Prints Scarves that Match Your Brainwaves

Fascinating Knitic Machine Prints Scarves that Match Your Brainwaves

A fascinating new digital fabrication technology called "Knitic" prints scarves that match your mood. Designed by Varvara Guljajeva and Mar Canet with input from researcher Sebastian Mealla, NeuroKnitting

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David Adjaye Unveils Striking Carbon Negative Building For Silk Weavers in Varanasi, India

David Adjaye Unveils Striking Carbon Negative Building For Silk Weavers in Varanasi, India

Architect David Adjaye recently unveiled plans for a new solar-powered building for silk weavers in Varanasi, India. Clothing brand Maiyet partnered with non-profit organization Nest to commission the

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Carnival-Goers in Brazil Exchange Empty Beer Cans for a Free Train Ride Home

Carnival-Goers in Brazil Exchange Empty Beer Cans for a Free Train Ride Home

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is one of the world's largest public celebrations, featuring nearly 2 million costumed party goers, an extravagant parade, and of course, lots of alcohol consumption. The

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Clip-Air: Modular Transportation Capsules Carry Passengers by Land, Sea, or Air

Clip-Air: Modular Transportation Capsules Carry Passengers by Land, Sea, or Air

The layout of a train is a lot like an airplane or a bus in terms of packing a lot of people into a tube to move them somewhere else. So why not just load people into a train and then slap some wings on

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Multifunctional Mobiel Bike Cart Helps Urban Farmers Carry Tools and Produce

Multifunctional Mobiel Bike Cart Helps Urban Farmers Carry Tools and Produce

Inspired by a thriving demographic in Vancouver, Mobiel is a multifunctional cart designed to support the day-to-day needs of commercial urban farmers - people who grow food on a medium to large scale on

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Swallows Nest: Vincent Callebaut Unveils Glittering Zero-Carbon Mobius Strip Cultural Center for Taiwan

Swallows Nest: Vincent Callebaut Unveils Glittering Zero-Carbon Mobius Strip Cultural Center for Taiwan

The Swallows Nest cultural center has a system of moats in the basement level between the floors and walls that stabilizes the building in case of earthquakes. Glass overhangs provide further protection

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Jozef Mrva Creates Spooky Shamanic Masks with Recycled Cardboard

Jozef Mrva Creates Spooky Shamanic Masks with Recycled Cardboard

Nietzsche-influenced freethinker and artist Jozef Mrva sees his work as an experiment in ritualistic expression. His recycled cardboard masks take after animals and invite people to immerse themselves

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Cool Planet Energy’s Carbon Negative Biofuel Costs Just $1.50 Per Gallon

Cool Planet Energy’s Carbon Negative Biofuel Costs Just $1.50 Per Gallon

In a warming world, every gas-powered vehicle contributes to CO2 emissions. California-based Cool Planet Energy not only believes they have a low-cost alternative to gasoline, but one that is actually

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Corning’s Gorilla Glass Could Make Cars Lighter and More Fuel Efficient

Corning’s Gorilla Glass Could Make Cars Lighter and More Fuel Efficient

Corning's Gorilla Glass is used in the screens of about 1.5 billion mobile devices around the world -- you might even be reading these words on a device made from the material. It's scratch resistant,

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Paper Architecture: Ingrid Siliakus Carves Architectural Wonders Into Simple Sheets of Paper

Paper Architecture: Ingrid Siliakus Carves Architectural Wonders Into Simple Sheets of Paper

Each of Siliakus’ intricate paper sculptures takes a considerable amount of time to create. Since there's no margin for error, the artist sometimes makes twenty or thirty studies before deciding on a

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Infographic: The Carbon Footprint of Your Electric Car Depends on Where You Live

Infographic: The Carbon Footprint of Your Electric Car Depends on Where You Live

In a recent study comparing grid-powered electric car emissions around the world, Shrink That Footprint found that when electric cars are charged with low-carbon power, they have just a quarter of the

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World’s First Carbon Negative Building Block Unveiled in the UK

World’s First Carbon Negative Building Block Unveiled in the UK

The Carbon Buster is the world's first building block to capture more carbon dioxide than is emitted during its manufacturing (14kg per ton). The high-performing masonry product, developed by British

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Apple Pie Launches Recycled Cardboard iPad Case

Apple Pie Launches Recycled Cardboard iPad Case

Apple Pie's iPad Case is made entirely from recycled cardboard in the USA and it fits 2nd generation iPads or later. The iPad case is available in packs of 3 that cost $17, and the design has been

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Laurence Vallières Creates a Menagerie from Cardboard

Laurence Vallières Creates a Menagerie from Cardboard

Drawing upon the writings of George Orwell and comics of Art Spiegelman, Vallières takes uses metaphor to critique a philosophy without the explicit use of anger. Her beasts sit around tables, attack

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1,300 MPG Student-Designed Ultra-Light Car Runs on a Tiny Lawnmower Engine

1,300 MPG Student-Designed Ultra-Light Car Runs on a Tiny Lawnmower Engine

Students at Brigham Young University in Utah have designed a car that can travel the distance from Utah to Michigan on a single gallon of fuel. The fish-shaped car—which weighs less than 100 pounds and

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Artist Giuseppe Licari Transforms a Dutch Gallery into an Indoor Park

Artist Giuseppe Licari Transforms a Dutch Gallery into an Indoor Park

For his new "Public Room" exhibition, artist Giuseppe Licari transformed the Hommes Gallery in Rotterdam into an indoor park - complete with a large grassy lawn, small trees, and even birds. The

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SOM’s Timber Towers Could Cut the Carbon Footprint of Tall Buildings by 75 Percent

SOM’s Timber Towers Could Cut the Carbon Footprint of Tall Buildings by 75 Percent

The internationally renowned design firm Skidmore, Owings and Merril (SOM) just published the findings of their "Timber Tower Research Project," which proposes constructing skyscrapers with timber in

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Benjamin Weinstein’s Stylish Bags and Cases are Made from Discarded Rubber Tires and Inner Tubes

Benjamin Weinstein’s Stylish Bags and Cases are Made from Discarded Rubber Tires and Inner Tubes

Discarded rubber tires and inner tubes are among the largest and most problematic sources of waste worldwide. Tires are made to be incredibly strong and long lasting, which is great for the operation of a

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The Cardboard Collective Releases Detailed Instructions for Creating Children’s Furniture from Reclaimed Cardboard

The Cardboard Collective Releases Detailed Instructions for Creating Children’s Furniture from Reclaimed Cardboard

The Cardboard Collective just released a new pattern for making a set of stacking cardboard boxes that convert into a nightstand, an ottoman, a stool or a tiny table with chairs. They were developed by a

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Tesla Motors Announces Fourth Car for Future Electric Vehicle Lineup

Tesla Motors Announces Fourth Car for Future Electric Vehicle Lineup

It's been a great year so far for Tesla - the electric automaker paid back its federal loan a full 9 years early, it announced plans to triple its supercharger stations, and it scooped the green car of

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HOW TO: Build Your Own Bodacious Beach Bar from 7 Discarded Shipping Pallets

HOW TO: Build Your Own Bodacious Beach Bar from 7 Discarded Shipping Pallets

Using seven discarded shipping pallets, avid recycler and designer James Higginson—who previously shared his pallet table project with us—now ups his game with a gorgeous DIY beach bar built on a

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