The "Most Portuguese Town in Portugal" is Built Around, and On Top of Giant Boulders!

by , 07/05/14

Read More >

Advertisement

Split-Rocker: Jeff Koons' Giant Flower-Covered Creature Blooms at Rockefeller Center

by , 07/05/14
filed under: Inhabitat NYC

Read More >

Want to Show Your Patriotic Side? Shop These Eco-Friendly Brands

by , 07/05/14
filed under: Inhabitots

made in the usa, eco-friendly products made in the usa, locally made, local products, American-made, eco-friendly brands, local workers

It’s Independence Day weekend in the United States, and around the country people are hanging flags and bunting to show their patriotic side. Though festive, these actions are only symbolic. If you really want to support the US economy, skip the made in China flags and buy made in America goods instead. Use this list of list of 8 family companies who make their products in the USA using organic or eco-friendly materials to show your love for America and local workers.

READ MORE>

 

Advertisement

This Simple Laundry Additive Could Turn Your Shirt (or Pants, or Dress...) into a Mobile Air Purifier

by , 07/05/14

Catalytic clothing, catalytic clothing additive, air purification, air purifying clothes, air purifying items, mobile air purifiers, air purification technology, laundry additives, cleaning the air, cleaning the air with clothes, purifying the air, ecouterre, ecouterre air purifying clothes, air purifying additive, inhabitat clothing, inhabitat air purifiers

Air purifiers are great and everything, but what would it be like if you could take that air cleaning power everywhere you go, built right into your clothing? Catalytic Clothing wants to create a liquid laundry additive that can turn anything washed in it into a mobile air purifier. Catalytic surface cleaners already exist in the form of paving stones, cement, paints and glass, but the simple additive could turn the micro-winds of the body’s movements into a super effective air purifier that you never have to leave at home.

Read more >

 

Scientists Just Created a Virus With the Potential to Wipe Out Humanity

by , 07/05/14

Kawaoka, Professor Kawaoka, H1N1, H1N1 supervirus, supervirus, spreading supervirus, Professor makes supervirus., biohazard, University of Wisconsin Madison, bio manipulation, creating viruses, changing viruses, H1N1 evolving virus, virus evolution, Contagion, virus contagion, horror movies, virus movies

It’s like something you would expect out of a horror movie, but this story is unfortunately all true. A professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison – ignoring every virus-related thriller ever – recently created a strain of the H1N1 virus that can escape the human body and spread practically unchecked. Professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka says that he wanted to study the virus so that he and his fellow researchers could get a better understanding of how viruses change in nature and, like any good thriller movie requires, he did it in a lab with a relatively low biosafety rating.

Read More >

The Tent: Low-Hanging Wooden Roof Creates a Secret Hideaway for Hot Spring Visitors in Vietnam

by , 07/05/14

Read More >

This Universal Bike Can Be Adjusted to Fit Any Body

by , 07/04/14

A bicycle that fits your body properly is an absolute pleasure to ride, but many people just don’t buy the bike that’s right for them. Alternately, they’ll buy one that’s right for their height, but won’t adjust the seat, bars, etc. to suit their own individual proportions, and end up setting the bicycle aside because it’s not comfortable enough to use on a regular basis. Enter the Universal Bike created by Brooklyness. With its carbon fiber adjustable frame, the makers of this fabulous ergonomic bicycle aim to bring all the benefits of a custom-built bike to a greater percentage of the population.

Read More >

B_Rootstudio Creates Shade-Giving Chapel from Local Bamboo and Clay

by , 07/04/14

Read More >

Solar Panel-Carrying Donkeys Are Bringing Energy to Remote Turkish Nomads

by , 07/04/14

How are you meant to charge your phone regularly or stay up to date on global events if you live in the middle of nowhere? Well, in parts of Turkey, you can rely on donkeys. These energy-carrying animals have solar panels on their backs, and as they travel around, are allowing local nomads to plug in and surf the web.

Read More >

Swedish Studio Wingårdhs Unveils Prefab, Scented Apartment Block Made Entirely from Wood

by , 07/04/14

Read More >

Easy-to-Install Drain Mod Harvests Waste-Heat from Hot Water to Slash Energy Costs

by , 07/04/14

ecodrain, recycled heat, hot water heater, ecodrain saves energy, ecodrain conserves energy, reduce home energy costs, energy saving gadgets, energy conservation in the bathroom, eco-friendly bathroom gadgets

When it comes to home efficiency, the bathroom is often where we focus on water conservation. Most bathrooms contain a sink, toilet, and shower, which can each waste tons of water if we’re not careful, but a Montreal-based company took another look, and realized that most of us are letting something equally important escape down the shower drain: energy. EcoDrain is a gadget that aims to drastically reduce home energy costs by recycling the heat energy of the already-warm water flowing down your shower drain. It’s not unlike many waste-heat recovery systems we’ve covered in the past, but what makes EcoDrain unique is that it works on a small scale that can have a big impact on our personal utility bills.

Read More >

Fire in the Sky: Devastation in the Shalefields

by , 07/04/14

“clean energy”, article, atmosphere, climate, Climate Change, climate chaos, climate justice, coal, corporations, cows, destruction, dirty energy, documentary, earth, emissions, energy independence, engineering, Environment, environmental, environmental engineering, environmental justice, environmental protection agency, epa, extraction, farmers, FERC, flaring, Fossil Free, fossil fuel industry, fossil fuels, fracking, government, green jobs, industry, inhabitat, livestock, lng, methane, National News, natural gas, News, non-disclosure agreements, pennsylvania, pipelines, protection, renewables, shale gas, Susquehanna, susquehanna county, writing

Natural gas flaring is basically another excuse for the oil and gas industry to avoid proper regulation and do whatever they want in order to make more money. Releasing dangerous toxins into the atmosphere via giant flames in the sky, flaring burns unwanted sour gas that is not economical for the the gas industry to capture. Unfortunately, it also endangers both human health and the health of the environment, causing headaches, and adding heaping greenhouse gas emissions to the sky, pushing the climate change train onward down the tracks.

Read More >

Swiss Students' Sustainability Vision for Lucerne: Your Room, Our Room, My Room

by , 07/04/14

Read More >

ICD and ITKE's Robotically Woven Pavilion Mimics the Structural Performance of Beetle Shells

by , 07/04/14
filed under: Architecture, gallery, News

Read More >

Penda's Wooden Donut-Shaped House O is Inspired by a Tree Trunk

by , 07/04/14

Read More >

Need a Rooftop Farm? Call This Company

Need a Rooftop Farm? Call This Company

  Installing a green roof on your home or business is not a matter that can typically be resolved by consulting the Yellow Pages. Companies that specialize in this subject…

Read More >

India To Build World's Largest Onshore Floating Solar Power Project

India To Build World's Largest Onshore Floating Solar Power Project

India’s National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC) is planning a 50 MW photovoltaic project that will be the world's largest freshwater floating solar power plant! The estimated…

Read More >

Students Transform a Boring Electrical Tower into an Inspiring Stained Glass Lighthouse

Students Transform a Boring Electrical Tower into an Inspiring Stained…

Art students in Germany converted an electrical tower outside of Hattigen into an impromptu art installation with vibrant panels of stained glass. Lechtturm (which means Lighthouse in…

Read More >

Will The World Cup Bring More Visibility to the Greenest City In The World?

Will The World Cup Bring More Visibility to the Greenest City In The…

Curitiba’s green initiatives originated in the 1960s with its mayor, Jaime Lerner, who famously said, “This city is not for cars,” well before smart growth principles were adopted…

Read More >

7 Tips for a Red, White and GREEN Fourth of July!

7 Tips for a Red, White and GREEN Fourth of July!

TIP 1: Lose the Plastics If there's anything worse than plastic plates, it just might be their styrofoam counterparts. One of the easiest things you can do to go green is to reach for…

Read More >

Welcome to Inhabitat, your online guide to the best green design ideas, innovations and inspiration to build a cleaner, brighter, and better future.

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >