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Formafantasma’s Stunning Glass Containers Use Charcoal to Purify Tap Water

Formafantasma’s Stunning Glass Containers Use Charcoal to Purify Tap Water

Charcoal has been widely used and misused since ancient times. It was first used as a water and air filter by the Egyptians, but in the 19th century it was banned for causing bast deforestation and CO2

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority Headquarters To Be Emirates’ First Green Building

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority Headquarters To Be Emirates’ First Green Building

Dubai Waterfront Photo by Shutterstock The government of Dubai has green-lit the Emirates' first sustainable building and construction is now well underway. The building, which is dedicated to the

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Los Angeles To Install Old Fashioned “La Noria” Waterwheel On The Zanja Madre

Los Angeles To Install Old Fashioned “La Noria” Waterwheel On The Zanja Madre

Back in the 1860s, the city of Los Angeles constructed a large waterwheel on the Zanja Madre, also know as the Mother Ditch. The purpose of the structure was to bring water from Rio Porciuncula to the Los

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Water Light Graffiti LED Wall in France Needs Only Water to Paint a Picture

Water Light Graffiti LED Wall in France Needs Only Water to Paint a Picture

Antonin Fourneau worked for weeks in residence at Digitalarti Artlab to create the Water Light Graffiti project. The wall is made up of thousands of LED lights that were engineered to turn on when water

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BMW’s Waterfall Pavilion Shows Off Efficient Vehicles in London’s Olympic Park

BMW’s Waterfall Pavilion Shows Off Efficient Vehicles in London’s Olympic Park

Serie Architects took inspiration from the Victorian bandstand to create the temporary showroom for BMW during the Olympics. Set on the Waterworks River, the two story space features a glass clad plinth

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Volkswagen Unveils Underwater Beetle Shark Tank That Can Drive Along the Ocean’s Floor!

Volkswagen Unveils Underwater Beetle Shark Tank That Can Drive Along the Ocean’s Floor!

Image via BaderTV In honor of the 25th anniversary of Shark Week, the Discovery Channel and Volkswagen have collaborated to create a mobile, underwater shark cage cruiser in the shape of their iconic

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MIT’s All-in-One Solar ORC to Provide Heat, Electricity, and Hot Water For African Communities

MIT’s All-in-One Solar ORC to Provide Heat, Electricity, and Hot Water For African Communities

MIT-based nonprofit STG International is looking to make isolated African clinics and schools much more self-sufficient with a new hybrid power and heat solar system. The unique system combines

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New Study Finds Groundwater Demand Outstrips Supply For Over 1 Billion People

New Study Finds Groundwater Demand Outstrips Supply For Over 1 Billion People

Water Levels Photo from Shutterstock Over 1 billion people live in areas where groundwater is disappearing faster than it can be replenished, according to a new study published in Nature. Groundwater

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Jason de Caires Taylor’s Underwater Sculptures Create Incredible Living Coral Reefs

Jason de Caires Taylor’s Underwater Sculptures Create Incredible Living Coral Reefs

The cement sculptures serve a dual function: they provide a surface on which coral, sponges, tunicates and other marine organisms can make a home and they attract divers, drawing them away from some of

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Gigantic Energy-Generating Waterfall Skyscraper Could Power the 2016 Rio Olympics

Gigantic Energy-Generating Waterfall Skyscraper Could Power the 2016 Rio Olympics

The self-sustaining tower for the 2016 Olympic Games is designed to create renewable energy for use in the Olympic Village as well as the city of Rio. A large solar power plant generates energy during the

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SkyLab Architecture’s Wastewater Facility for Portland, Oregon Aims for LEED Gold

SkyLab Architecture’s Wastewater Facility for Portland, Oregon Aims for LEED Gold

Portland City Council approved a bid from Skanska USA to construct the $6.7 million support facility back in May 2012, and the new facility will provide offices for the Bureau of Environmental Services

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Energy-Generating Mushrooms Provide Power, Water, and Shelter in the Sci-Fi City of “New Mumbai”

Energy-Generating Mushrooms Provide Power, Water, and Shelter in the Sci-Fi City of “New Mumbai”

Tobias Revell's faux documentary shows how the mushrooms grow quickly and begin to harvest the sun, creating energy that provides heat and lighting, like an organic solar panel. They can even be

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MOA+I Proposes Gorgeous Waterfront Test Cricket Ground in Auckland, New Zealand

MOA+I Proposes Gorgeous Waterfront Test Cricket Ground in Auckland, New Zealand

The Ministry of Architecture + Interiors has just released images of their plan to build a new international test cricket ground in Auckland's Waitemata Harbor. The sweeping structure that stretches out

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Singapore’s Green-Roofed Marina Barrage Controls Flooding and Stores 10,000 Hectares of Rainwater

Singapore’s Green-Roofed Marina Barrage Controls Flooding and Stores 10,000 Hectares of Rainwater

With a catchment area of 10,000 hectares, the Marina Barrage is one-sixth the size of Singapore. The catchment is the island nation’s largest and most urbanized. The benefits of the Marina Barrage are

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Tom Dixon’s Converted Water Tower in London is a Modernist Home in the Sky—and it’s Up for Rent!

Tom Dixon’s Converted Water Tower in London is a Modernist Home in the Sky—and it’s Up for Rent!

Dixon purchased the old 5,000-gallon water tank in 2005 with plans to build one of the most unique houses in London. Construction began in 2009, and although it isn't finished just yet, three floors of

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Genetic Change Seen in Alaskan Salmon As they Adapt To Warming Waters

Genetic Change Seen in Alaskan Salmon As they Adapt To Warming Waters

Photo via Shutterstock If global warming continues unchecked it will likely cause thousands of species to radically change in order to adapt to the changing planet -- and we're beginning to see some of

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Kate Dodd’s ‘Water: Illusions of Purity’ Installation Addresses the Environmental Destruction Caused by Bottled Water

Kate Dodd’s ‘Water: Illusions of Purity’ Installation Addresses the Environmental Destruction Caused by Bottled Water

“Water: Illusions of Purity” is a multi-part art installation by Kate Dodd currently on display at the Noyes Museum of Art in Oceanville, NJ that ties our local consumption habits to potential

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Green Horizons’ Mobile Central Service Unit Supplies Emergency Water and Clean Energy

Green Horizons’ Mobile Central Service Unit Supplies Emergency Water and Clean Energy

Green Horizons' Central Service Unit 40 mobile infrastructure trailer is the emergency housing version of the Swiss Army knife. Developed for rapid emergency response after a calamity, the trailer

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Canada Water Library is a Green-Roofed Library of the Future in London

Canada Water Library is a Green-Roofed Library of the Future in London

The Canada Water Library by CZWG is part of a larger project to regenerate the area around the Canada Basin on the east side of London. With views over the water to the south, the library dominates the

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ES Pipe Waterwheel Generates Hydroelectricity Every Time You Turn on the Tap

ES Pipe Waterwheel Generates Hydroelectricity Every Time You Turn on the Tap

Here at Inhabitat we love discovering products that generate power from everyday activities - innovations like piezoelectric energy-generating roads and human-powered clothing have the potential to change

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Clean Tower Conceptual High-Rise Would Return Filtered Water to the Chicago River

Clean Tower Conceptual High-Rise Would Return Filtered Water to the Chicago River

The Chicago River served as a dumping ground and an open-air sewer for much of the city's history, and until recently, most downtown developments turned their backs to the river. The Clean Tower concept

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Jellyfish-Like Underwater ORB Lights React to the Sounds of the City

Jellyfish-Like Underwater ORB Lights React to the Sounds of the City

Danish design and development team Urbanbotics has created a series of urban lights called ORBs that look like glowing underwater jellyfish! Designed for marinas, water fronts, lakes, river banks,

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POO POWER: New Toilet System Turns Human Waste Into Electricity and Reduces Water Use By 90%

POO POWER: New Toilet System Turns Human Waste Into Electricity and Reduces Water Use By 90%

Poo power is rapidly becoming the energy source of choice in many countries, powering everything from homes to motorcycles. Now scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have invented a new

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Ferruccio Sardella’s Flourishing Green Watershed Wall is a Living Map of Toronto’s Waterways

Ferruccio Sardella’s Flourishing Green Watershed Wall is a Living Map of Toronto’s Waterways

Toronto's ravines are one of the city's most distinctive geographical features; the network fans out across the city, and most of them have remained as undeveloped green space. Toronto residents have

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GHOST Is the First Super-Cavitating Ship That Can Travel Over and Underwater!

GHOST Is the First Super-Cavitating Ship That Can Travel Over and Underwater!

It is said that creating a super-cavitating craft is as challenging as breaking the sound barrier, but that is exactly what Juliet Marine Systems have done. The vessel, called GHOST, is a combination

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Field Aesthetic Upcycles Military Tents into Stylish and Water Resistant Bags

Field Aesthetic Upcycles Military Tents into Stylish and Water Resistant Bags

With an emphasis on preserving the rich tradition of American skilled labor, Field Aesthetic Manufacturing Company has devised an array of handmade sustainable products. The Green Mountains based company

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US Navy Develops Underwater Solar Panels to Power Sensor Systems

US Navy Develops Underwater Solar Panels to Power Sensor Systems

Scientists at the US Naval Research Laboratory, Electronics Science and Technology Division recently announced that they have developed a new breed of underwater solar panels that are able to power

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Finnish Scientists Create Optical Displays Made of Nothing But Air And Water

Finnish Scientists Create Optical Displays Made of Nothing But Air And Water

Optical displays have been getting smaller, slimmer, and more advanced by the second, but we doubt any are as pared down as the ones created by Finnish scientists from nothing but air and water. Based out

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Water Boatman Bug Inspires New Submarine Design That Could Skate On Top of the Ocean!

Water Boatman Bug Inspires New Submarine Design That Could Skate On Top of the Ocean!

A team from the College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hexi University in China believe that by studying the superhydrophobicity of the water boatman's hind wings, they can design a submarine that

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Smart Hand Pumps Could Provide Clean Water To Rural Communities

Smart Hand Pumps Could Provide Clean Water To Rural Communities

  Mobile phone technology is being incorporated into water pumps in order to benefit rural communities across Africa. A team from Oxford University has placed data transmitters inside the

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