Carcinogenic water from the oil industry used to irrigate California farms

Carcinogenic water from the oil industry used to irrigate California…

Environmentalists are outraged by a longstanding practice allowing oil companies to sell water laced with known carcinogens to California farmers. Madeline Stano of the Center on Race,…

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60 Water's spectacular roof deck would be the perfect spot to watch July 4th fireworks - if you lived there

60 Water's spectacular roof deck would be the perfect spot to watch…

60 Water St. nyc high line, Dumbo, green space, high line architecture, high line condos, high line news, James Corner Field Operations, landscape architecuter, nyc architecture, nyc…

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Nissan's next-generation Leaf prototype can drive over 310 miles on a single charge

Nissan's next-generation Leaf prototype can drive over 310 miles on a…

Range anxiety continues to be one of the main reasons that electric cars have not taken off as fast as automakers would have liked. Nissan claims that this is one of the main reasons…

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Alpine cable car station finds new life as a cantilevering restaurant in the Swiss mountains

Alpine cable car station finds new life as a cantilevering restaurant…

Architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron transformed a cable-car station on of Switzerland's Chäserrugg mountain into a wooden restaurant. The building reflects the heritage of Alpine…

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Atkins CIWEM announces 2015 Environmental Photographer of the Year winners

Atkins CIWEM announces 2015 Environmental Photographer of the Year…

Kamati’s winning photograph shows a husband and wife in India watering watermelon saplings on the Teesta riverbank. “Some images immediately strike a chord. Some images linger in…

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Play in a plane crash sculpture and a field of milk bottle dandelions at this art festival in France

Play in a plane crash sculpture and a field of milk bottle dandelions…

For the past nine years, the  festival has introduced visitors to the chemistry that art and nature can have together, with carefully picked, innovative large scale sculpture. Like…

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Tesla rival 2017 Chevy Bolt EV production expected to kick off in late 2016

Tesla rival 2017 Chevy Bolt EV production expected to kick off in late…

Chevy has released two teaser photos of the 2017 Bolt electric vehicle, which is currently undergoing testing. The 2017 Bolt will finally give Tesla a rival with its estimated 200 mile…

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Brilliant 5CUBE sends powerful tangible message of Ireland’s dependence on fossil fuels

Brilliant 5CUBE sends powerful tangible message of Ireland’s…

De Siún Scullion Architects’ 5CUBE design was selected as the winning entry in the 2013 ‘Imagine Energy’ competition hosted by Ace For Energy. The brief sought installation ideas…

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The Rainbow Chapel's stunning kaleidoscope windows reference ancient Chinese symbolism

The Rainbow Chapel's stunning kaleidoscope windows reference ancient…

This gorgeous wedding chapel in Shanghai, designed by Chinese studio Coordination Asia is enclosed in glass panels made from 3060 elements using 65 different colors. The kaleidoscope…

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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.…

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BREAKING: BP will pay a record $18.7 billion to settle 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill claims

BREAKING: BP will pay a record $18.7 billion to settle 2010 Deepwater…

BP has finally agreed to settle all federal and state claims over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill with a record $18.7 billion payment—the largest environmental fine in U.S.…

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Kyocera breaks ground on Kyoto's largest solar power plant, on a golf course

Kyocera breaks ground on Kyoto's largest solar power plant, on a golf…

Kyocera is about to break ground on Kyoto's largest solar power plant--on an abandoned golf course. Golf courses have long been the bane of environmentalists, who consider them a waste…

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2016 Toyota Mirai is the only zero-emissions vehicle that can travel 312 miles

2016 Toyota Mirai is the only zero-emissions vehicle that can travel…

In the market for a zero-emissions vehicle that can travel almost as far as a regular gas-powered vehicle? Up until now, you're only choice has been the Tesla Model S with its 265 mile…

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INFOGRAPHIC: For the cost, which type of lightbulb reigns supreme?

INFOGRAPHIC: For the cost, which type of lightbulb reigns supreme?

After being used for over 100 years it’s fairly safe to say that the incandescent bulb is old technology - and it has taken a long time for new technology to replace it. After a brief…

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Jewel Box Villa takes energy-efficient green homes to a hip new level in Switzerland

Jewel Box Villa takes energy-efficient green homes to a hip new level…

This eco-friendly villa in Switzerland, designed by Chinese studio design paradigms, is an energy-efficient, green-roofed home for an environmental consultant. The Jewel Box Villa uses…

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Gorgeous Passive House renovation in New York wins the 'Oscars of existing buildings'

Gorgeous Passive House renovation in New York wins the 'Oscars of…

The terraced energy-efficient residence in the Village of Mamaroneck in Westchester County, New York, is a retrofit and extension of an existing house built in 1963. New York-based…

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Look out for special Mets-themed Citi Bikes around NYC for cool prizes

Look out for special Mets-themed Citi Bikes around NYC for cool prizes

Mets fans and Yankees fans now have one more reason not to get along. Fifty of New York’s Citi Bikes will be adorned with the Mets logo in a campaign supporting a month-long contest,…

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6 easy tips to green your 4th of July!

6 easy tips to green your 4th of July!

Summer veggies, Shutterstock 1. Go Meatless for the Day Nothing says 4th of July like a backyard barbecue but the global meat industry has put a terrible strain on the planet. So this…

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Solar-powered 'Cultivator' lets you print your own meat at home

Solar-powered 'Cultivator' lets you print your own meat at home

If meat is printed in your kitchen rather than butchered in a slaughterhouse, is it vegan? This is one of many questions raised by an appliance which uses solar energy and a 3D…

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New Silk light bulbs mimic the sun to help you sleep better

New Silk light bulbs mimic the sun to help you sleep better

No one can underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep. Most of us have heard, yet maybe not followed, the advice to turn off bright lights and screens before going to bed because…

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Prefab Parisian housing is clad in a double-skin timber facade to optimize solar shading

Prefab Parisian housing is clad in a double-skin timber facade to…

Tectône won the project bid in a 2011 design competition that specified wood as the primary structural material. The housing development was built on a former industrial site and…

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Sneak a peek inside Pacific Park's first greenery-enveloped residences in COOKFOX's new video

Sneak a peek inside Pacific Park's first greenery-enveloped residences…

550 Vanderbilt Avenue condos are up for sale. Designed by New York-based + COOKFOX Architects, the 17-story residential building is the first of four condominiums planned for 22 acre…

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Fairphone's Amsterdam offices built inside an old warehouse using reclaimed materials

Fairphone's Amsterdam offices built inside an old warehouse using…

Amsterdam-based firms Melinda Delst Interior Design and Studio Modderman designed the new headquarters for smartphone manufacturer Fairphone as a space which reflects the company's…

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Herzog & de Meuron’s controversial triangle skyscraper wins approval from Paris city council

Herzog & de Meuron’s controversial triangle skyscraper wins approval…

Back in November, the Paris city council voted to reject the proposal. This week’s vote overturns that decision, which had been criticized as invalid after some conservative…

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London's first underground farm to harvest first crop 100 feet below street level

London's first underground farm to harvest first crop 100 feet below…

London’s new underground farm is nearly open for business. We’ve reported on Growing Underground in the past, when the founders used crowdfunding to raise money for…

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These pop-up modular pods can add a garden studio or off-grid escape just about anywhere

These pop-up modular pods can add a garden studio or off-grid escape…

British company Pod Space’s prefab pop up pods add garden offices and studio escapes just about anywhere. The sustainable pods are completely customizable, allowing clients to create…

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U.S., Brazil, and China make major commitments to fight climate change

U.S., Brazil, and China make major commitments to fight climate change

Three of the world’s top source of greenhouse gases - the United States, Brazil, and China - all announced new goals on Tuesday that represent a serious commitment to clean energy and…

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A sprawling dragon with a mane of plants reaches through a Parisian art venue

A sprawling dragon with a mane of plants reaches through a Parisian…

In an art in Paris, a giant dragon rises above visitors, looming over their heads with an imposing presence. But it’s not exactly a terrifying sight. This larger-than-life…

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Volkswagen is working on a 186-mile range electric car

Volkswagen is working on a 186-mile range electric car

In the next few years electric cars are set to finally take a big jump forward with the arrival of several models that will have a driving range around 200 miles - much longer than…

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Gorgeous cantilevering green-roofed home soars over Beverly Hills

Gorgeous cantilevering green-roofed home soars over Beverly Hills

This daylit private residence is nestled into a hillside surrounded by over 130 protected oak trees, in Southern California. Inspired by the beauty of the site, the Oak Pass House…

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Edith Macefield's 'Up' house may be razed, as new owners say it would cost too much to save

Edith Macefield's 'Up' house may be razed, as new owners say it would…

Back in April, an incredible little house in Seattle went up for auction. Now, Edith Macefield’s 600-square-foot Ballard bungalow may be destroyed, as the auction winners realize how…

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MAD Architects unveil green-walled garden homes for Beverly Hills

MAD Architects unveil green-walled garden homes for Beverly Hills

MAD Architects unveiled their first residential project in Beverly Hills that looks like a green urban hillside. Topped with clustered glass villas, 8600 Wilshire includes 18…

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Infographic: Ditch the clutter with this space-saving encyclopedia

Infographic: Ditch the clutter with this space-saving encyclopedia

It's easy to get attached to the things in our lives, but clutter wastes more than just space. We spend nearly 2 years out of our lives dealing with clutter and 40% of cleaning time is…

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Urban beekeeping is safer thanks to Francesco Faccin's sweet Honey Factory

Urban beekeeping is safer thanks to Francesco Faccin's sweet Honey…

In an effort to preserve the ancient art of beekeeping, and safely bring it to a new, young audience, industrial designer Francesco Faccin has created the Honey Factory. The metal and…

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Eat and drink at these fun floating bars and restaurants this summer

Eat and drink at these fun floating bars and restaurants this summer

THE WATER TABLE If the idea of savoring a three-course tasting menu featuring local and seasonal ingredients aboard a historic vessel built during World War II floats your boat, head…

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Exquisite copper-plated Ecumenical Art Chapel ages with the trees in Finland

Exquisite copper-plated Ecumenical Art Chapel ages with the trees in…

The 300 square foot structure is striking without even stepping foot aside. The tall, pointed outer walls are plated with copper. It is no misstep that the siding chosen is one that…

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Could the world's first floating, water-filtering pool be coming to a neighborhood near you?

Could the world's first floating, water-filtering pool be coming to a…

One company seeks to close the gap on the one thing you can’t do in New York City: swim in the river. +POOL is looking at a number of locations to install a floating, water-filtering…

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Testicle-eating fish return to New Jersey

Testicle-eating fish return to New Jersey

"The return of the testicle-eating fish" sounds more like a b-movie that should never happen, let alone an actual news item. But, alas, another of those slightly freaky looking fish…

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DELVA Landscape Architects created a community oasis for the city of Utrecht

DELVA Landscape Architects created a community oasis for the city of…

Dutch firm DELVA Landscape Architects designed a shared green oasis for the city of Utrecht surrounded by rows of mansions and brick architecture. Their proposal for the area entitled…

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