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Earth Day, China, and the Trouble with Leading by Example

Earth Day, China, and the Trouble with Leading by Example

I have mixed feelings about Earth Day as a holiday. The various gestures and campaigns it incites often seem hastily cast towards a brief window of opportunity during which people care about the

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China’s First Carbon Neutral Hotel Hits Shanghai

China’s First Carbon Neutral Hotel Hits Shanghai

Environmentally conscious visitors to Shanghai who are looking for the luxury experience can stay carbon-free and enjoy green living on the go at URBN Hotels. Designed to attract ‘urban world

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New Green Complex in China by Steven Holl

New Green Complex in China by Steven Holl

Architect Steven Holl always appeals to our sustainable side, capturing our imagination with beautiful designs that incorporate both social and environmental responsibility. His new design for a mixed use

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Agro-Housing for a Sustainable Urban China

Agro-Housing for a Sustainable Urban China

In an era of globalization and significant rural-urban migration, Israel-based Knafo Klimor Architects offer a new ‘urban and social vision that will address problems of chaotic urbanization’. The

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China Bans Plastic Bags

China Bans Plastic Bags

It seems that plastic shopping bags are really on the way out. It started with San Francisco, Hong Kong, then Melbourne and other cities, and now, beginning in July, all plastic shopping bags in the

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CHINA’S NO CAR DAY- September 22nd

CHINA’S NO CAR DAY- September 22nd

September 22nd marks the first annual “No Car Day” in China, a national campaign hoping to reduce exhaust emissions and ease traffic congestion by limiting the number of private vehicles on the roads.

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SUN-POWERED OVENS For China and Darfur

SUN-POWERED OVENS For China and Darfur

Inhabitat believes that sustainable design isn't just about what things are made of, but how they're made, how they function, and whose lives they improve now and in the future. Operation Blessing, a

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THE SONGJIANG SUSTAINABLE HOTEL IN CHINA

THE SONGJIANG SUSTAINABLE HOTEL IN CHINA

Near Shanghai, the Songjiang district has become a popular weekend destination for many tourists with its natural beauty and sprawling landscapes. And now the Songjiang Hotel might just become the newest

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RIZHAO: China’s Solar-Powered Sunshine City

RIZHAO: China’s Solar-Powered Sunshine City

Rizhao 日照 means "sunshine" in Chinese, which is quite an appropriate moniker... Since 2001, Rizhao City (Shandong Province, China) officials have been educating the public and initiating new building

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BEIJING BUBBLE BUILDING: China’s National Swim Center

BEIJING BUBBLE BUILDING: China’s National Swim Center

With all the new construction going up in China, it's easy to lose track of "one more cool-looking" building. But PTW's National Swimming Center for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing exemplifies what all this

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Rotterdam is building the world’s largest electric vacuum cleaner to suck up smog and turn it into jewelry

Rotterdam is building the world’s largest electric vacuum cleaner to suck up smog and turn it into jewelry

A Smog Free Tower that stands 23 feet tall is being built to scrub pollution out of the air in parks and other public outdoor spaces in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. On a mission to make cleaner cities,

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Large-scale solar is nearly the same cost as other fuels in world’s three biggest markets

Large-scale solar is nearly the same cost as other fuels in world’s three biggest markets

If you remember anything from your first economics class, it probably has something to do with supply and demand. The more abundant a product, the lower the price drops. In the case of rapidly growing

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NEXT Architects reveals undulating Shouxi Stone-inspired Fuzhou apartment complex

NEXT Architects reveals undulating Shouxi Stone-inspired Fuzhou apartment complex

Architecture firm NEXT completed an apartment complex inspired by the famous local 'seal-stone' or 'shouxi-stone' of Fuzhou, the capital of the Fujian Province. The meandering balconies flow around the

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Is Bernie Sanders our best defense against climate change?

Is Bernie Sanders our best defense against climate change?

Could Bernie Sanders be our best hope to save the planet from catastrophic climate change by leading a clean energy revolution in the United States? The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, whose

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Researchers discover massive new carbon sink that stores GHG emissions

Researchers discover massive new carbon sink that stores GHG emissions

Scientists are always looking for ways to combat carbon emissions, and it’s common knowledge that plants consume carbon dioxide and turn it into oxygen, effectively cleaning our atmosphere. That’s one

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World’s oldest panda celebrates with cake and bamboo. Happy Birthday Jia Jia!

World’s oldest panda celebrates with cake and bamboo. Happy Birthday Jia Jia!

Celebrations took place Tuesday July 28 at the Ocean Park Center in Hong Kong as their oldest Giant Panda, Jiu Jiu turned 37 and her place in the Guinness Book of World Records as not only the oldest

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World’s first hotel run entirely by robots opens in Japan

World’s first hotel run entirely by robots opens in Japan

At the Henn-na Hotel guests check in via an automated system and greet a multi-lingual pretty humanoid robot or a vile-looking dinosaur. Other robots in the lobby welcome visitors serving coffee or

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Chinese company ‘builds’ 3D-printed villa in less than 3 hours

Chinese company ‘builds’ 3D-printed villa in less than 3 hours

The company completed approximately 90 percent of the construction in an off-site factory before shipping the modular pieces to the installation site. This efficient and timesaving process dramatically

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How thousands of rough wooden logs protect this pavilion from solar radiation

How thousands of rough wooden logs protect this pavilion from solar radiation

The big surprise of this year World Expo is the striking entry of Uruguay. Participating for the first time in a Universal Exposition with its own national pavilion designed by Javier Díaz Charquero, an

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Aspiring Chinese architect built his office out of 8,500 recycled beer bottles

Aspiring Chinese architect built his office out of 8,500 recycled beer bottles

“Beer is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy.” This apocryphal quote credited to Benjamin Franklin is nonetheless apt and resonant with drinkers around the world. The world’s most popular

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Insane Skysphere is a solar-powered man cave with voice-activated electronics

Insane Skysphere is a solar-powered man cave with voice-activated electronics

Jono Williams has built the world's most coveted man cave. After shooting the breeze one night with his mate Grant Ramsay, a mechatronics engineer, the Australian inventor committed to building the

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Massive fish farms fill 2.6 hectare foundation of world’s wannabe tallest skyscraper

Massive fish farms fill 2.6 hectare foundation of world’s wannabe tallest skyscraper

When Broad Sustainable Buildings (BSB) unveiled plans for a 220-story prefab tower that would not only surpass the Burj Khalifa as the world's tallest, but that would be built in just 90 days, the company

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The South is building its first major wind farm

The South is building its first major wind farm

The land of tobacco and peach farms is now getting something it's never seen before -- windmills. Crews are currently building a new commercial-scale wind energy farm on an old tract of North Carolina

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Climate change threat is as serious as nuclear war, UK minister warns

Climate change threat is as serious as nuclear war, UK minister warns

A new UK Foreign Office report warns that threats posed by climate change, especially to the world’s food supply, should be taken as seriously as nuclear war. In a devastatingly honest report on the

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Scientists Discover Freshwater Reserves Under Ocean Floor 100 Times Greater Than All Water Used in the 20th Century

Scientists Discover Freshwater Reserves Under Ocean Floor 100 Times Greater Than All Water Used in the 20th Century

Humanity just found an incredibly valuable resource hidden under the ocean floor, and it's more precious than fossil fuels or minerals. Scientists discovered vast aquifers of fresh water underneath the

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This country was recently ranked as the world’s most sustainable

This country was recently ranked as the world’s most sustainable

A new study proclaims Sweden to be the world's most sustainable country. Yes, the land of Ikea has beaten out everyone other country on the planet -- and Norway is a close second. RobecoSAM, an investment

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Koen Olthuis of WaterStudio.nl Talks About Design for a Water World

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Koen Olthuis of WaterStudio.nl Talks About Design for a Water World

In light of all the dire news related to climate change, rising sea levels and the natural disasters which have stricken numerous coastal areas around the world, we here at Inhabitat would like to

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Dubai to print world’s first 3D-printed office building

Dubai to print world’s first 3D-printed office building

Architecture in Dubai is constantly pushing the envelope. The United Arab Emirates likes to be first when it comes to amazing feats of construction and technology, and it often is. Recently, it was

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Solar Impulse launches five day trip across the Pacific Ocean toward Hawaii

Solar Impulse launches five day trip across the Pacific Ocean toward Hawaii

Last week, we reported that Solar Impulse 2 could be grounded for up to a year if the experimental solar-powered airplane missed its window to take off across the Pacific Ocean. When the June 23 attempt

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Chinese authorities intercept 100,000-ton shipment of smuggled meat from the 1970s

Chinese authorities intercept 100,000-ton shipment of smuggled meat from the 1970s

When cracking down on food safety in China, authorities came across a most disturbing shipment of meat from the Hunan province- from the 1970s. The nearly 100,000 tonnes of meat, including beef, chicken

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