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Rare Christmas Twisters Thrash the Deep South, Winter Storm Heads Northeast

Rare Christmas Twisters Thrash the Deep South, Winter Storm Heads Northeast

A massive storm system unleashed rare winter twisters on Christmas day - and now it's heading for the northeast, NPR reports. After pummeling America's midsection with torrential rain and snow, the storm

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Blu Homes Offers Discounts on Prefab Homes for Hurricane Sandy Victims

Blu Homes Offers Discounts on Prefab Homes for Hurricane Sandy Victims

As the East Coast continues its long uphill battle to rebuild, a process which could take a decade, Blu Homes wants to join that effort with quickly-built prefab homes. Using durable materials and energy

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Konbit Super-Adobe Shelters are Helping a Rural Haitian Village Rebuild

Konbit Super-Adobe Shelters are Helping a Rural Haitian Village Rebuild

In January 2010, this group of artists, builders, architects, and engineers asked themselves how they could use their skills and talents to help people in Haiti rebuilt their lives. Settling on the

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Sculptural Lazika Municipality Building Ushers in an Era of Climate Responsive Architecture in Georgia

Sculptural Lazika Municipality Building Ushers in an Era of Climate Responsive Architecture in Georgia

Propped up on stilts to keep it safe from flooding, a common technique in the region, the Lazika Municipality Building is comprised of three distinct volumes that are nonetheless interconnected. The base

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The 10 Countries Where Climate Change and Pollution Is Killing the Population

The 10 Countries Where Climate Change and Pollution Is Killing the Population

When you hear about the effects on climate change on global populations, some of the places that might immediately spring to mind might include the low-lying island of Tuvalu or Haiti, which is

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Study Says Scientists Agree That Man Is Causing Global Warming

Study Says Scientists Agree That Man Is Causing Global Warming

Thousands of papers written by scientists over the last twenty years are in agreement that man-made carbon emissions are the driving force behind climate change. Geologist Dr. James L. Powell of

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Ateliers O-S Architectes’ New Cultural Center in Nevers Incorporates Public Space into the Roof Design

Ateliers O-S Architectes’ New Cultural Center in Nevers Incorporates Public Space into the Roof Design

The building will feature glazed walls, which will flood the ground floor of the center with natural light. Each of the concrete walls are concealed by timber cladding and make the space ambient and

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HHF Architects’ House D Floats Upon a Daylit Glass Volume in Switzerland

HHF Architects’ House D Floats Upon a Daylit Glass Volume in Switzerland

Set on an expansive plot of lush land, House D is partially set into a hill, which provides natural insulation and gives its residents a break in energy costs. The ground floor glass is glazed to block

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Longaberger’s Giant Basket Building is Made of Locally Sourced Ohio Wood

Longaberger’s Giant Basket Building is Made of Locally Sourced Ohio Wood

Unofficially the world's largest basket, Longaberger's award-winning seven story headquarters was completed in 1997 and has been featured in news outlets throughout the country. It is 160 times larger

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Philippines Hit by Second Storm Five Days After Typhoon Bopha

Philippines Hit by Second Storm Five Days After Typhoon Bopha

Five days after Typhoon Bopha made landfall on the Philippines' southern Mindanao Island, a weakened storm hit the northwestern Philippines’ on Sunday. With winds stronger than those seen from Hurricane

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Super Typhoon Bopha Rips Through the Philippines Leaving Hundreds Dead and Thousands Displaced

Super Typhoon Bopha Rips Through the Philippines Leaving Hundreds Dead and Thousands Displaced

Typhoon Bopha struck the island of Mindanao on Tuesday, bringing over 130 mph winds and driving rains. The storm mainly hit the eastern coast of Mindanao, concentrating the destruction in the Compostela

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115 West Street: Office With a Lobby Full of Living Trees Receives Green Star SA Certification in South Africa

115 West Street: Office With a Lobby Full of Living Trees Receives Green Star SA Certification in South Africa

South Africa's equivalent of the green building rating tool from Australia and New Zealand, Green Star SA will officially recognize the office on 115 West Street with a four star rating in March, 2013.

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Dispersants Used in Deepwater Horizon Clean Up Could be 52 Times More Toxic Than Oil

Dispersants Used in Deepwater Horizon Clean Up Could be 52 Times More Toxic Than Oil

In efforts to mitigate the devastating underwater petroleum leak caused by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in 2010, BP used controversial oil-dispersing chemicals that have long been

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COP18: Rich Nations Must Compensate Poorer Ones for “Loss and Damage” Resulting From Climate Change

COP18: Rich Nations Must Compensate Poorer Ones for “Loss and Damage” Resulting From Climate Change

The conversation at the COP18 climate change talks in Doha have taken on an urgency unseen in previous meetings, and this time the buzz is most heard among developing nations most likely to get burned by

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Study Finds Sea Levels Rising 60% Faster Than Expected, U.S. Coastal Towns at Risk

Study Finds Sea Levels Rising 60% Faster Than Expected, U.S. Coastal Towns at Risk

Photo from Shutterstock A recent scientific study has found that sea levels are rising 60% faster than previously expected. Satellite data collected by US-based mathematician Grant Foster and German

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BiLD’s Re-structured Suburban Split House Pulls In Melbourne’s Beautiful Light

BiLD’s Re-structured Suburban Split House Pulls In Melbourne’s Beautiful Light

The Split House is a fantastic new renovation located in Melbourne, Australia, completed by architects BiLD. Taking a typical inter-war period house as a starting point, BiLD replaced various elements of

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10-Story Prefabricated Turbo Tower in Chandigarh to be Constructed in 48 hours

10-Story Prefabricated Turbo Tower in Chandigarh to be Constructed in 48 hours

In the town of Mohali, a suburb just outside of Chandigarh in northwest India, a 10-story tower is being constructed in just 48-hours! The visionary behind this project, Harpal Singh of the infrastructure

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Top 6 Cabins for a Green Retreat this Winter

Top 6 Cabins for a Green Retreat this Winter

Intrinsik Architecture's Montana Modern Prefab Cabin This 800-square-foot prefabricated cabin, located above Paradise Valley, Montana at 8,600 feet, is a smart, efficient, and sustainable retreat for any

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SayBoat is a Minimalist Floating Home Clad With Sustainable Beech Wood in the Czech Republic

SayBoat is a Minimalist Floating Home Clad With Sustainable Beech Wood in the Czech Republic

The design brief called for a home for a couple that could accommodate family on the weekends. Whilst compact enough to drive down the road if the situation calls for it, the interior is surprisingly

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Nebula 12 Light Fixture Predicts The Weather and Then Brings It Inside!

Nebula 12 Light Fixture Predicts The Weather and Then Brings It Inside!

Do you ever lie in bed for just a minute after opening your eyes, trying to guess what kind of weather you'll see when you look out the window? The Nebula 12 is a concept light fixture that can bring the

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European Environment Agency Says Climate Change is Already Evident on the Continent

European Environment Agency Says Climate Change is Already Evident on the Continent

Alvaro German Vilela / Shutterstock.com A new report from the European Environment Agency states that the effects of climate change are already evident in Europe - and the situation is only going to

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Hut on the Roof is an Rustic Urban Escape Nestled atop a London Building

Hut on the Roof is an Rustic Urban Escape Nestled atop a London Building

Perched atop a penthouse, Hut on the Roof can be constructed virtually anywhere. The rough-hewn wooden planks evoke a cabin in the forest, without leaving the city. Surrounded by brick and concrete

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Phantom Geometry 3D Printing Innovation Wins SCI-Arc’s Gehry Prize

Phantom Geometry 3D Printing Innovation Wins SCI-Arc’s Gehry Prize

Liz and Kyle von Hasseln, students at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), have won the school's newly established Gehry Prize, reports Archinect News. The Hasselns, a

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Solar-Powered Floating Schools Allow Bangladeshi Kids to Learn During Monsoon Season

Solar-Powered Floating Schools Allow Bangladeshi Kids to Learn During Monsoon Season

When flood waters inundate schools - sometimes for up to four months a year - the small solar-powered boats are activated as a substitute. The boats, which each have a capacity of roughly 30 students,

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Happy Thanksgiving 2012 from Inhabitat!

Happy Thanksgiving 2012 from Inhabitat!

Photo from Shutterstock Happy Thanksgiving Inhabitants! 2012 was filled with many hardships, but it was also marked with milestones in innovation and breakthroughs in thinking that make us truly want

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What Hurricane Sandy Taught Us About America’s Crumbling Infrastructure

What Hurricane Sandy Taught Us About America’s Crumbling Infrastructure

Photo of a blacked out Lower Manhattan by Iwan Baan When Hurricane Sandy reached the eastern United States in late October, it wasn't a surprise visit - meteorologists had issued warnings about the

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How We Can Strengthen America’s Infrastructure Against Future Natural Disasters

How We Can Strengthen America’s Infrastructure Against Future Natural Disasters

Photo by NYC DOT New York is one of the world’s great cities - and when it was brought to a standstill by Hurricane Sandy, many questioned the state of the city’s infrastructure - and the

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House in Yamasaki is an Energy Efficient and Naturally Daylit Greenhouse Home

House in Yamasaki is an Energy Efficient and Naturally Daylit Greenhouse Home

The House in Yamasaki is a 119 sm (1,280 sq ft) home in Japan located in a new residential area built on what used to be fields. The area is known for its often cloudy days, and Yo Shimada of Tato

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New World Bank Report Urges Aggressive Action on Climate Change

New World Bank Report Urges Aggressive Action on Climate Change

Photo via Shutterstock Last year, global CO2 emissions reached their highest levels in human history. With climate change affecting everything from weather patterns to satellite operation, governments

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