Danish Students' EMBRACE House for Two Boasts a Super Energy-Efficient Double Envelope

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Gorgeous BioCasa_82 is Made From 99% Recyclable Materials and Powered by 100% Renewable Energy

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The Biggest Hospital in North America to Feature a Green Roof with Medicinal Herbs

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World's First Glow-in-the-Dark Road Promises a Brighter, More Energy-Efficient Future

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INFOGRAPHIC: Guerrilla Gardening Guide

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By now, it’s more than likely that you’re familiar with the term “guerrilla gardening”... but if you aren’t, it’s a great subject to look into. All over the world, people are planting everything from wildflowers to veggies in public spaces; sometimes as an act of civil disobedience, but more often as a way to beautify a city. In some places that are rife with homelessness and poverty, edible plants are chosen so that any hungry passersby can reach out and grab a handful of healthy edibles. Seed “bombs” create oases of indigenous wildflowers that nourish dwindling pollinator species, creating oceans of colorful life in what would otherwise be grey, drab, unused lots. If you have any interest in joining the Guerrilla Gardening movement, this handy guide can give you some great tips on how to start.

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MapleXO and Case-of-Bass Turn Junk Skateboards into a Music Box You Can Skate On

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Skateboard recycler MapleXO joins forces with boombox maker Case-of-Bass to turn skateboards into music and a ramp that is blowing minds. The ramp is a 4-foot tall quarter pipe covered in the colorful maple wood scraps of skateboard manufacturing. To match the loud colors, the entire ramp is a high-tech boombox and was the centerpiece of Portland’s National Go-Skate-Day event, GoSkatePDX. Along with its high quality sound system and beautiful recycled skateboard wood skin, the ramp is built to be skated.

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New Chicken Coop Pops Up at Edible Schoolyard NYC

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Chickens have come to roost at P.S. 216’s Edible Schoolyard thanks to a new coop. The green elementary school classroom was already home to a plotted farm and greenhouse + kitchen, and now its flock of fine-feathered friends will help educate children about the life cycle of food. The school plans to use the fowl to teach students the importance of sustainable food.

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Miniature Star Wars Terrariums Bring Far Away Galaxies Into Your Home!

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Enter the One Prize 2014: SMART DOCK Open International Design Competition and Win $5,000!

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Terreform ONE has announced the 5th annual ONE Prize Competition, an annual contest that explores smart and innovative redevelopment schemes of industrial and waterfront sites. This year’s ONE Prize proposes to design a collaborative teaching facility and public outreach center for socio-ecological ONE Lab, a new school for design and science based in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The “Smart Dock,” which include spaces for lectures, events, and design studios for approximately thirty graduate level students, will function both as a visual reference and spatial matrix for ONE Lab, and as a unique interdisciplinary research laboratory for industrial design, synthetic biology, landscape ecology, art, architecture, and master planning. Early registration and the discount registration fee of $100 ends July 31, 2014.

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Mesmerizing Earth Wind Map Shows Real-Time Wind Conditions Around the World

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Ever wonder where the wind is blowing? This mesmerizing Earth Wind Map showcases real-time data on global wind conditions in the form of snaking neon lines. Breezes are represented by thin strands of green lines, strong winds with long streaks of yellow, while the most violent currents are shown in red.

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Jiavu Liu's Hypnotic LED Installation is Powered by the Wind of 40 Chinese Cities

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Royal College of Art (RCA) student Jiavu Liu designed an LED installation that reacts to wind pattern data collected from 40 Chinese cities. The real-time data visualization installation, entitled Within Invisibility, explores the connection of the invisible force of wind and a city’s climate, landscape and infrastructure.

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Peru Approves Large Gas Project that Could Wipe Out Uncontacted Tribes

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A controversial gas project recently approved by the Peruvian government has the potential to wipe out a group of uncontacted tribes who live in the area. Earth First Journal reports that Peru’s Ministry of Culture, which is responsible for protecting the country’s indigenous people, has approved a plan by three foreign oil and gas companies to do oil exploration on land just 100km from Machu Picchu, where 15 uncontacted tribes live in isolated regions of the Amazon Rainforest.

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Mariclaro Repurposes Landfill-Destined Materials into Stylish and Durable Chameleon Tote Bags

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Canadian design firm Mariclaro recently unveiled Chameleon, a stylish and durable tote bag made from recycled materials that had once been destined for the landfill. Made from a car seatbelt, furniture upholstery, and a construction tarp, the lightweight and waterproof Chameleon tote is handcrafted with numerous color combinations to choose from. Want to bring this versatile bag on your next summer vacation? Check out Mariclaro’s Kickstarter where you can purchase an eco-friendly tote of your own.

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C.F. Møller Wins Bid to Design Environmentally Conscious Herningsholm Vocational School in Denmark

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MAP: Where to Charge Your Phone for Free at AT&T's Solar-Powered Street Charge Stations

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Three Technologies Square Off for Floating Wind Farm Supremacy

Three Technologies Square Off for Floating Wind Farm Supremacy

The renewable energy race is heating up with three new floating wind farm technologies squaring off for top spot. The challenge for floating wind farm engineering is to create a system…

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How to Grow Your Own Lemon Tree from a Seed

How to Grow Your Own Lemon Tree from a Seed

If you love plants but don't have much outdoor space to indulge your green thumb, you might feel a bit bummed about all the things you can't grow indoors. Fortunately, there are plenty…

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Josh Haywood Designs Stunning Lasercut Plywood Pavilion for Burning Man Festival

Josh Haywood Designs Stunning Lasercut Plywood Pavilion for Burning…

Every year, 70,000 people gather in the Nevada desert for the Burning Man Festival, a ten-day event where participants construct a temporary city built around art, music and culture.…

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World's First Recyclable Paper Cup Set to Hit UK Streets

World's First Recyclable Paper Cup Set to Hit UK Streets

Feel guilty every time you have to get a disposable cup for your latte? Soon you could be saying goodbye to that guilt, as the world’s first recyclable paper cup is about to hit the…

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NASA Launches First Mission to Track Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

NASA Launches First Mission to Track Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

NASA just successfully launched a new satellite that will track atmospheric carbon dioxide - the greenhouse gas that most climate scientists agree is the main driver of global warming.…

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