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US Makes Good on Pledge to End Coal Financing Overseas

US Makes Good on Pledge to End Coal Financing Overseas

Last June President Obama made a pledge to end coal financing abroad as part of an effort to stop climate change. After making the promise, the World Bank, where the US holds the most voting power, also

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E-Velocipede: Electric Version of World’s First Bicycle Rides Like it’s 1865

E-Velocipede: Electric Version of World’s First Bicycle Rides Like it’s 1865

E-Velocipede "Concept 1865" bicycle is propelled by a 250W electric drive integrated within the rear wheel. A rechargeable battery is integrated into the saddle, and at the end of the day riders can

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Tiny Off-Grid Le Tronc Creux Shelters Blend into Bordeaux’s Forests Like Old Tree Trunks

Tiny Off-Grid Le Tronc Creux Shelters Blend into Bordeaux’s Forests Like Old Tree Trunks

The shelters form part of a larger project that aims to promote a new form of tourism in southwestern France. It supports the development of suburban areas and urban peripheries as new playgrounds for

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DIY: How to Brew Kombucha at Home

DIY: How to Brew Kombucha at Home

The first time I heard about kombucha was when a friend of mine sent me a picture of a strange, somewhat bubbly liquid that had a slimy film on top of it. I asked if she was planning to put any of that in

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Renzo Piano’s Dragonfly-Inspired Turbine Can Harvest Energy from the Slowest Winds

Renzo Piano’s Dragonfly-Inspired Turbine Can Harvest Energy from the Slowest Winds

As we shift away from fossil fuels, many utilities have focused on building the biggest and most powerful wind turbines possible to meet growing energy needs. Architect Renzo Piano has taken a different

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Post-Fukushima Japan Constructs First of 140 Offshore Floating Windmills

Post-Fukushima Japan Constructs First of 140 Offshore Floating Windmills

Photo via Shutterstock Japan has nearly completed construction on the first of 140 floating windmills that will eventually provide a safer alternative to its nuclear energy infrastructure. When

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Madrid’s New Repsol Campus Achieves LEED Platinum Certification

Madrid’s New Repsol Campus Achieves LEED Platinum Certification

It’s not often that we see oil companies making serious environmental initiatives an integral part of their corporate portfolio, but at least one company is seemingly coming out as a leader by

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Ethiopia Announces Plans to Build Massive 1000 MW Geothermal Power Plant

Ethiopia Announces Plans to Build Massive 1000 MW Geothermal Power Plant

American-Icelandic company Reykjavik Geothermal just invested $4 billion towards a massive new geothermal farm 124 miles south of the Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa. The deal signed on Wednesday secures

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CU-Boulder Study Finds ‘Unprecedented’ Warming in Eastern Canadian Arctic

CU-Boulder Study Finds ‘Unprecedented’ Warming in Eastern Canadian Arctic

A new University of Colorado Boulder study reveals a level of warming in the Eastern Canadian Arctic that likely hasn't been seen since the end of the last interglacial period 120,000 years ago.

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Kaplan Thompson Architects Unveil Super-Efficient Harborview Townhomes in Portland, Maine

Kaplan Thompson Architects Unveil Super-Efficient Harborview Townhomes in Portland, Maine

Designed by Kaplan Thompson Architects of Portland, ME, the Harborview Townhomes meet the Architecture 2030 guidelines for limiting carbon emissions while increasing density in an urban environment and

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HENN Architects Win Competition to Design the 920 Foot Cenke Tower in China

HENN Architects Win Competition to Design the 920 Foot Cenke Tower in China

Situated at the north-south axis in the center of Taiyuan, the building is separated into three distinct functions – retail space in the basement, a hotel on the upper floors, and office space

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Dazzling STARPATH Pavement Lights Up the Night With Stored Solar Energy

Dazzling STARPATH Pavement Lights Up the Night With Stored Solar Energy

UK-based company Pro-Teq has developed a glow-in-the-dark product called "STARPATH" that can be applied to virtually any pavement surface to provide energy-free lighting once night falls. The material

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Agriculture Could Go Coastal with Sealeaf Floating Farms

Agriculture Could Go Coastal with Sealeaf Floating Farms

As the global population rises, it's becoming increasingly difficult to feed everyone - particularly in dense urban environments. Innovation Design Engineering recently unveiled an elegant solution: the

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Hazardous Smog Levels Paralyze Chinese City of 11 Milllon People

Hazardous Smog Levels Paralyze Chinese City of 11 Milllon People

Debilitating smog has essentially shut down Harbin - one of China's largest cities with a population of 11 million - due to health concerns and a limited visibility of just 33 feet. As of Monday

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California Breaks Ground on the First High-Speed Railway in the United States

California Breaks Ground on the First High-Speed Railway in the United States

Construction on America’s first high-speed rail system just officially began in Fresno, California! The nation’s most expensive public infrastructure project (estimated to cost $68 billion) is

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Smog-Sucking Electric Vacuum Cleaner Could Combat Beijing Air Pollution

Smog-Sucking Electric Vacuum Cleaner Could Combat Beijing Air Pollution

Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has developed an "electronic vacuum cleaner" that could potentially suck up urban smog. The new cleaner uses copper coils to create an electrostatic field that pulls smog

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The Biomimicry Manual: How Do Beavers Create Business Opportunity?

The Biomimicry Manual: How Do Beavers Create Business Opportunity?

I’m fascinated by creatures that create new ways of life for others. Ecologists talk about ‘keystone species,’ ones which support entire ecosystems, like the central stone in a renaissance archway.

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The Viriditas Greenhouse Offers a Sacred Place for Plants to be Worshipped

The Viriditas Greenhouse Offers a Sacred Place for Plants to be Worshipped

Indoor Eden, aka the Viriditas Greenhouse, is based on the book The Secret Life of Plants, which describes how plants respond to factors such as attention and music. When conditions are optimal, plants

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German Scientists Believe Straw Could be Used to Power Millions of Homes

German Scientists Believe Straw Could be Used to Power Millions of Homes

Scientists from the Thueringian Regional Institute for Agriculture, the German Biomass Research Center, and the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research have concluded that common straw could be used

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Britain Breaks Ground On First New Nuclear Power Plant Since Fukushima Disaster

Britain Breaks Ground On First New Nuclear Power Plant Since Fukushima Disaster

The Fukushima nuclear power plant remains a toxic disaster more than two years after an earthquake and tsunami struck coastal Japan. While damages to local residents and the environment are still being

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Aeromobil: Sleek Slovakian Flying Car Takes its First Flight (Video)

Aeromobil: Sleek Slovakian Flying Car Takes its First Flight (Video)

It might not be the world’s first flying car, but it's certainly the world’s prettiest airborne automobile. The Aeromobil Version 2.5 “road-able aircraft” is the second car we’ve seen take to

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Gorgeous Star-Shaped Village House Soaks Up Natural Light in Denmark

Gorgeous Star-Shaped Village House Soaks Up Natural Light in Denmark

The traditional Danish summer house is based on the concept of common spaces, which becomes problematic once children grow up. The Powerhouse Company redefines that idea by creating an array of common,

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Volvo’s New Electric Vehicle Battery Technology Stores Energy in a Car’s Body Panels

Volvo’s New Electric Vehicle Battery Technology Stores Energy in a Car’s Body Panels

Conventional batteries that power today's electric cars and hybrids take up space and add a lot of extra weight to the vehicles. Volvo just announced that it has developed a concept for lightweight

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FlyKly Smart Wheel Snaps Onto Any Bike to Give it an Electric Boost

FlyKly Smart Wheel Snaps Onto Any Bike to Give it an Electric Boost

Lots of people would love to bike to work. Or school, or the theater. Pedaling your way around town is a great way to burn calories and curb carbon emissions. Unfortunately, the trade off is a lot of

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Cambridge Scientists are Brewing ‘Green Gasoline’ from Air, Water and Sunlight

Cambridge Scientists are Brewing ‘Green Gasoline’ from Air, Water and Sunlight

A team from the University of Cambridge is attempting to mimic a natural process perfected over billions of years to create 'green transport fuel'. The team is capturing solar energy through artificial

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Yves Behar’s New Centro Tower Brings Sustainability and Walkable Urbanism to Downtown Miami

Yves Behar’s New Centro Tower Brings Sustainability and Walkable Urbanism to Downtown Miami

With 352 units and dramatic 10-foot ceilings, The Centro swaps floors of lifeless gray parking for spacious lofts and a lower overall carbon footprint. In lieu of a built-in parking garage, residents will

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Bipartisan Deal Could End Government Shutdown Tonight, Prevent U.S. Default

Bipartisan Deal Could End Government Shutdown Tonight, Prevent U.S. Default

US Capitol photo from Shutterstock More than two weeks after disagreements over the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) forced a partial shutdown of the federal government, it appears that relief may

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Philips to Upgrade 91,000 Buenos Aires Street Lights With LEDs

Philips to Upgrade 91,000 Buenos Aires Street Lights With LEDs

The city of Buenos Aires, Argentina is teaming up with Philips Lighting to retrofit 91,000 street lights with energy-saving LED bulbs. Philips will replace the city’s incandescent lighting with bright

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Some States Petition to Re-Open National Parks During Government Shutdown

Some States Petition to Re-Open National Parks During Government Shutdown

Photo via Shutterstock When the government shut its doors, the national parks closed down with it, which means that no one can see the Statue of Liberty, check out the presidents at Mount Rushmore or

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Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to EPA’s Regulation of Power Plant Emissions

Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to EPA’s Regulation of Power Plant Emissions

Photo via Shutterstock The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge that could threaten the Obama administration's progress towards limiting emissions from some of the nation's largest

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