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Solar-powered hospital heals patients with sustainable design in New Zealand

Solar-powered hospital heals patients with sustainable design in New Zealand

Completed late last year, the three-story-tall and spacious Kathleen Kilgour Centre is estimated to provide local cancer-treatment options for approximately 600 patients. The 3,000-square-meter building

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New FBI Florida Headquarters will be completely self-sustaining by 2030

New FBI Florida Headquarters will be completely self-sustaining by 2030

“This building expresses the dignity, enterprise, vigor, and stability of the United States government, while the landscape connects to the native environment by restoring wetlands and vegetation

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CasaBubble’s inflatable prefab domes let you enjoy 360 degree views of nature in comfort

CasaBubble’s inflatable prefab domes let you enjoy 360 degree views of nature in comfort

The term 'glamping' has come into relative prominence in recent times to describe the phenomenon of glamorous camping—encountering nature in comfort, sleeping in stylishly designed structures. And while

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New California water cuts force farmers to abandon 620,000 acres of cropland

New California water cuts force farmers to abandon 620,000 acres of cropland

California officials announced further water usage restrictions on Friday, this time aimed mostly at farmers in the San Joaquin and Sacramento areas. More than 100 water rights holders who gained access

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Morocco boldly pledges to slash fossil fuel subsidies

Morocco boldly pledges to slash fossil fuel subsidies

While U.S. taxpayers continue to subsidize the world’s biggest fossil fuel companies, the African desert kingdom of Morocco just announced it plans to phase out payouts to companies pumping fossil

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Amsterdam’s new 3D-printed steel bridge is revolutionizing the building industry

Amsterdam’s new 3D-printed steel bridge is revolutionizing the building industry

The goal behind the experimental 3D-printing project is the eventual creation of an automatic construction site. According to Jan van de Ven, Heijmans’ Manager of Business Development, an automatic

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Controversial hormone treatment for cows may reduce global warming

Controversial hormone treatment for cows may reduce global warming

Dairy farming has a notoriously harsh impact on the environment; according the the World Wildlife Fund for Nature, around 270 million cows worldwide are producing milk for a growing world population that

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Solar-Powered Green Revolution Pavilion Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles Unveiled in the Philippines

Solar-Powered Green Revolution Pavilion Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles Unveiled in the Philippines

Stephen Lamb from Touching the Earth Lightly and Ilac Diaz from My Shelter Foundation teamed up for the first time at last year's Shanghai Biennale. They share a vision to provide environmentally-friendly

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Johanna Mårtensson Built a City Out of Bread Just to Watch it Mold

Johanna Mårtensson Built a City Out of Bread Just to Watch it Mold

The Earth will probably continue to turn long after humans are devoured by rat-size snails or flesh-eating zombies, but A Design award winner Johanna Mårtensson wanted to explore the notion for herself.

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Luminair’s Spherical Tree Tents Let You Camp High Up in the Branches

Luminair’s Spherical Tree Tents Let You Camp High Up in the Branches

The Tree Tent is the culmination of three years of work and research into sustainable shelter systems, fabric structures and timber engineering by Luminair. The company sought to create an easily

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A student-designed drone is hunting illegal loggers in the Amazon Rainforest

A student-designed drone is hunting illegal loggers in the Amazon Rainforest

Images from the Landsat satellite have provided a devastating look at the scale of deforestation in the Amazon—with Google creating a timelapse video of 40 years of destruction in the region—but those

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Awesome treehouse office in London makes work a walk in the park

Awesome treehouse office in London makes work a walk in the park

London-based Tate Harmer teamed up with Gensler and artists Natalie Jeremijenko and Shuster + Morseley to design and build a temporary pod-like office space meant to encourage people into the park near

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10 Successful kickstarters creating a better world

10 Successful kickstarters creating a better world

It’s a beautiful thing when businesses align profits and purpose for a better world. And with the growth of crowdfunding, the concept of launching a company funded by others, an increasing number of

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How the United States can be powered by 100% renewable energy by 2050

How the United States can be powered by 100% renewable energy by 2050

As divided as Americans are, there is at least one issue on which they can agree. 87% of Americans believe that renewable energy is an important part of their country’s future, while 74% of Americans

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Italy’s eels have a cocaine problem

Italy’s eels have a cocaine problem

There are vast quantities of man-made waste polluting our oceans and waterways—studies have found that fish are being poisoned via plastic microbeads and around 50 percent of sea turtles are ingesting

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Truck full of sharks crashes while heading to an aquarium

Truck full of sharks crashes while heading to an aquarium

One shark has died after a truck carrying four sandbar sharks from Florida to the New York Aquarium in Brooklyn blew a tire on I-95 in Volusia County. The sharks, which are each about five-foot-long were

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EPA announces plans to limit airplane emissions

EPA announces plans to limit airplane emissions

Although the cost of airfare has declined dramatically since the late 1970s, an invisible cost of flying is rising as more travelers take to the skies. Aviation currently accounts for only 2 percent of

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PHOTOS: Step inside the world’s largest bamboo maze!

PHOTOS: Step inside the world’s largest bamboo maze!

It takes 1 second to get in and at least 2 hours to find your way out of the world's largest maze. This is the unique and appealing experience offered by the Labirinto della Masone officially, which

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What’s lurking in your mattress?

What’s lurking in your mattress?

The average person spends nearly a third of their lifetime in bed. When we were kids we were scared of the monsters hiding under our bed, but as adults we may be more concerned with the monsters lurking

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Secret donors gave $125 million to fuel American climate change denial

Secret donors gave $125 million to fuel American climate change denial

It looks like the American anti-climate change movement is, if nothing else, a well-funded one. The Guardian reports an analysis of tax records shows “secretive funders” behind the country’s

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Vanishing land snails signal the 6th mass extinction is happening now

Vanishing land snails signal the 6th mass extinction is happening now

Rhinos, elephants and polar bears get a lot of press, but a new study suggests that vanishing invertebrates like land snails signals that the sixth mass extinction of species is now fully underway.

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Gorgeous Spiegel Haus uses mirrors to reflect daylight inside

Gorgeous Spiegel Haus uses mirrors to reflect daylight inside

From the street, Spiegel Haus appears like two volumes, connected by an entryway with a large overhanging eave. To the left, a traditional-looking ranch style volume meets a modern two story brick volume

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Inflatable RGBubble brings the RGB color spectrum of your digital screen to real life

Inflatable RGBubble brings the RGB color spectrum of your digital screen to real life

Rhode Island-based design collective Pneuhaus created small inflatable bubbles that place visitors in the ever-changing environment of the RGB color spectrum. As if inhabiting pixels within a digital

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Is Bhutan the world’s most eco-friendly travel destination?

Is Bhutan the world’s most eco-friendly travel destination?

THIMPHU, BHUTAN--My first meal in the land of Gross National Happiness was prepared by Five Diamond star chef Mario Fernandez, of Aman Resorts. When asked point blank whether GNH is indeed a measurement

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Mysterious sinkhole develops a surprising and beautiful ecosystem in China

Mysterious sinkhole develops a surprising and beautiful ecosystem in China

The China sinkhole was naturally formed as a result of the region’s karst processes, in which the humid climate of Hubei’s Xuanen county triggered the chemical dissolution of the carbonate landscape.

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California is sinking as farmers dig deeper for water

California is sinking as farmers dig deeper for water

  California is sinking. We can’t mince words on this one. The dire drought conditions in the state have had a profound and devastating effect on crops in the state, spurring farmers to draw out

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Can this tree provide financial security for 10 million people in Africa?

Can this tree provide financial security for 10 million people in Africa?

Money sadly doesn’t grow on trees. However, what does grow on trees can earn a person quite a bit of money, if there is a market for it. An icon of the savanna, the baobab tree is well-established in

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Tiny prefab Sleeping Pod doubles as a guesthouse and office

Tiny prefab Sleeping Pod doubles as a guesthouse and office

Yazdani Studio, the design firm of CannonDesign, created a tiny student prefab housing unit that can also be used as a mobile guesthouse, office space, extra bedroom or temporary housing. The team

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Pandora-like Arclight mangrove forest pops up in Sydney Harbor

Pandora-like Arclight mangrove forest pops up in Sydney Harbor

Students and staff from the Abedian School of Architecture at Bond University created this beautiful light installation that looks like a bioluminescent mangrove forest and is completely recyclable. Named

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World’s first Ocean Cleanup Array will start removing plastic from the seas in 2016

World’s first Ocean Cleanup Array will start removing plastic from the seas in 2016

While still in his teens, Dutch inventor Boyan Slat conceived of an Ocean Cleanup Array that he believed could remove 7,250,000 tons of plastic waste currently polluting waters around the globe. Now just

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