Kengo Kuma to expand Portland Japanese Garden with LEED-certified buildings

Kengo Kuma to expand Portland Japanese Garden with LEED-certified…

Considered one of the top destinations for tourists in Oregon, the Portland Japanese Garden has experienced rapid visitor growth over its 52-year lifespan and currently serves 300,000…

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2016 Chevy Volt can officially travel up to 53 miles in electric mode

2016 Chevy Volt can officially travel up to 53 miles in electric mode

When Chevy unveiled the all-new 2016 Volt earlier this year the automaker promised a longer electric driving range and now its been EPA certified with a 53 miles EV driving range. That…

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Music festival-ready SPECK mobile kiosk is 100% powered by the sun

Music festival-ready SPECK mobile kiosk is 100% powered by the sun

The owners custom-built the 384-square-foot solar-powered vending vehicle from the ground up in 2014. Set atop a reinforced trailer, the quirky kiosk is built in the shape of a house…

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Botswana confirms ban on trophy hunting in wake of Cecil the Lion’s death

Botswana confirms ban on trophy hunting in wake of Cecil the Lion’s…

The government in Botswana, neighbor to Zimbabwe and the Hwange National Park, from where famed and revered lion Cecil was lured and killed earlier this month, has confirmed a…

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95-year-old lobster saved from the supermarket gets to live out his days in an aquarium

95-year-old lobster saved from the supermarket gets to live out his…

Recently, a Long Island restaurant worker discovered a lobster the size of a small child in a shipping crate. The crustacean weighs in at 23 pounds and, judging by its size, could be as…

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Shigeru Ban Architects' Oita Prefectural Art Museum opens in Japan

Shigeru Ban Architects' Oita Prefectural Art Museum opens in Japan

The new Oita Prefectural Art Museum, designed by Shigeru Ban Architects, is an open environment nestled into a box-like volume. The building is highly sensitive to context and local…

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Four US airlines join the ban on hunting trophies after Cecil outcry

Four US airlines join the ban on hunting trophies after Cecil outcry

Four US-based airlines have joined the ban on transporting trophy kills as cargo in the midst of the public outcry against the killing of Cecil the Lion. On Monday, Delta announced that…

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This incredible 390-year-old bonsai tree survived an atomic bomb blast

This incredible 390-year-old bonsai tree survived an atomic bomb blast

70 years ago, on 6 August 1945, the atomic bomb "Little Boy" was dropped over Hiroshima killing around some 200,000 people and causing incalculable long term damage. Yet just two miles…

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100,000 LEED-certified ceramic tiles clad Milan’s restored Rainbow Tower

100,000 LEED-certified ceramic tiles clad Milan’s restored Rainbow…

Originally built in the 1960s an anonymous water tower, the 115-foot-tall structure was saved from demolition in 1990 and renovated into the Torre Arcobaleno, a colorful totem dedicated…

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New 100% effective Ebola vaccine could end the deadly epidemic

New 100% effective Ebola vaccine could end the deadly epidemic

The west African Ebola epidemic may soon be fizzling out, thanks to the speedy development of a vaccine which has proven 100% effectiveness in clinical trials in Guinea. 4,000 people…

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Japan just installed the world's largest floating wind turbine off the coast of Fukushima

Japan just installed the world's largest floating wind turbine off the…

After the massive disaster in the wake of the 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that destroyed the Fukishima nuclear power plant, it would seem that the country has learned its…

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This all-electric off-road spider car can drive over just about anything

This all-electric off-road spider car can drive over just about…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FbW_kVYcl0 It may not look like your typical off-roading beast, but the ingenious Swincar by French company Mecanroc may be the most incredible ATV…

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to properly recycle and upcycle on your travels

INFOGRAPHIC: How to properly recycle and upcycle on your travels

With summer in full swing, many of us are hitting the road in search of the perfect holiday. But whether we’re traveling to the rural outskirts of town or to a far-away country,…

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Solar-powered LEED-certified home in Portland boasts a dazzling array of eco-friendly features

Solar-powered LEED-certified home in Portland boasts a dazzling array…

Located on an infill site on Southeast Portland's Mount Tabor, the Ash + Ash house, designed by architects Hennebery Eddy, combines stylish modern design with an array of eco-friendly…

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Folly by archaus' prefab skin was inspired by sunlight filtering through leaves

Folly by archaus' prefab skin was inspired by sunlight filtering…

Folly is a conceptual house design aimed at provoking a debate around the housing vernacular in New Zealand; impregnating the public with the idea that creativity, innovation and…

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World's first moldable glue lets you fix and improve nearly anything

World's first moldable glue lets you fix and improve nearly anything

Sugru is a handy moldable glue ideal for any number of household, DIY and craft projects.

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Delightful pop-up Camping restaurant brings the great outdoors to busy Buenos Aires

Delightful pop-up Camping restaurant brings the great outdoors to busy…

Camping is located at Buenos Aires Design's terrace, in one of Argentina's capital most affluent neighborhoods, Recoleta. It was envisioned by Gabi Balan, who created a horizontal…

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Deceptively small home in Denmark hides spacious living quarters at the forest edge

Deceptively small home in Denmark hides spacious living quarters at…

A newly completed Villa by CF Moller features maximized living space and minimized building footprint, allowing the inhabitants to enjoy it's enviable forest edge location near Aarhus…

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Brooklyn Hotel by creators of the Lowline boasts winding gardens and tiny hidden spaces

Brooklyn Hotel by creators of the Lowline boasts winding gardens and…

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Revolutionary construction system builds low-cost Syrian refugee schools out of sand

Revolutionary construction system builds low-cost Syrian refugee…

The RE:BUILD system’s re-deployable and environmentally friendly structures can be easily and quickly assembled by a small team of people with no construction experience. Here’s how…

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Stanford Solar Car Project reveals next-gen

Stanford Solar Car Project reveals next-gen "Arctan" racer

Although they seem like artifacts from a ridiculous distant future, solar cars are actually quite old. The first solar car was invented by William Cobb in 1955 and solar car races have…

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Mass pigeon kidnapping leaves Washington Square Park locals mourning feathered friends

Mass pigeon kidnapping leaves Washington Square Park locals mourning…

The troves of pigeons usually infiltrating picnic goers at Washington Square Park haven’t migrated to another city green space, but were apparently part of a mass abduction. As…

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Obama's Climate Action Plan is the strongest in US history

Obama's Climate Action Plan is the strongest in US history

America's Clean Power Plan will—if it passes—slash carbon emissions, reduce coal power's hold on the energy sector and boost renewable energy development.

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Massive wildfire threatens 6,300 properties north of San Francisco

Massive wildfire threatens 6,300 properties north of San Francisco

The largest of 23 major wildfires currently burning in drought-stricken California has destroyed two dozen houses, while over 12,000 people have been advised to flee their homes in the…

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Solar-powered POD-Idladla is a tiny flat-pack home for two that lets you live almost anywhere

Solar-powered POD-Idladla is a tiny flat-pack home for two that lets…

If the POD-Idlala looks familiar, it’s likely you’ve seen images of its predecessor, the Indawo/lifePOD, also designed by Almeida and Dokter+Misses. While the rebranded POD-Idlala…

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World’s first Braille smartwatch gives blind people a lifeline to information

World’s first Braille smartwatch gives blind people a lifeline to…

In countries where smartphones are popular, it’s common to see folks walking down the street, tiny screen in hand, as they navigate to a new cafe, text with a buddy, or read an email…

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Tesla's updated Model S autopilot mode will make long road trips even better

Tesla's updated Model S autopilot mode will make long road trips even…

As if the Tesla Model ‘S’ wasn’t already cool enough with its semiautonomous autopilot mode, now it’s even cooler. The autopilot mode is already equipped, according to Engadget,…

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Chinese-funded $13.8bn railway to slice through Kenya's oldest national park

Chinese-funded $13.8bn railway to slice through Kenya's oldest…

A $13.8 bn railway project, linking Nairobi to Mombasa, will cut right through Nairobi National Park in Kenya. The Chinese-funded railway line is set to replace the colonial-era Lunatic…

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Double domed Copagri Pavilion in Milan can be reassembled again and again

Double domed Copagri Pavilion in Milan can be reassembled again and…

The Love IT Pavilion for Copagri at Expo Milano 2015 is a pair of open-slatted wooden domes. Designed by EMBT, the beautiful structures sit around a large circular pool meant for a…

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Eco-conscious GreenAdvisor app is the TripAdvisor for the environment

Eco-conscious GreenAdvisor app is the TripAdvisor for the environment

What would happen if a multitude of voices, voices like yours, started to demand a greener tomorrow? Sure, the popular voice is pro-environment. But are corporate leaders and policy…

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Wood and metal sandwich panels clad PAN Architects' striking Marseille Architecture School extension

Wood and metal sandwich panels clad PAN Architects' striking Marseille…

The prefab new addition of Marseille’s Architecture School, designed by French architecture firm PAN Architecture, is a low-cost prefab building clad in vertical metal strips and…

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Grow your own cocktails: drink recipes from the garden

Grow your own cocktails: drink recipes from the garden

It's that time of year when gardeners take a step back from the hard work and take a moment to enjoy the fruits of their labors. What better way to do that than with a delicious…

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This insanely detailed map shows every power plant in the United States

This insanely detailed map shows every power plant in the United…

As President Obama looks to shift the U.S. away from coal power and towards renewable energy in America's Clean Power Plan, the Washington Post has put together this fantastic map that…

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Off-grid earthen abode in Senegal gets all its energy from wind and solar

Off-grid earthen abode in Senegal gets all its energy from wind and…

Unlike many earthen structures, the Khamsa earth house looks quite luxurious. Atelier Koe constructed the home from concrete-reinforced bricks made from clay, which was harvested from…

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Homeless folks help feed their entire shelter with this flourishing rooftop garden

Homeless folks help feed their entire shelter with this flourishing…

Metro Atlanta Task Force For The Homeless, homeless shelters, homeless planted garden, rooftop garden, urban gardening, healthy eating, healthy food, organically grown produce, green…

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Waterfront streetcar connecting Queens and Brooklyn could actually happen

Waterfront streetcar connecting Queens and Brooklyn could actually…

Commuting from Queens to Brooklyn has always been a frustration for straphangers, with few options other than the G train or making your way by several busses. With the booming…

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Chevy Volt battery covers recycled as adorable nesting boxes for endangered birds

Chevy Volt battery covers recycled as adorable nesting boxes for…

Electric cars may be better for the planet than we thought. In addition to their potential mitigating effect on climate change, their physical components are proving to be excellent…

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A new 60,000-sq-ft food court is coming to Brooklyn

A new 60,000-sq-ft food court is coming to Brooklyn

The massive overhaul of the Brooklyn Navy Yard will welcome the public with something every loves- food. The BNY Development Corp. has chosen Marvel Architects to design a massive…

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Butterflies may hold the secret to increasing solar output by 50 percent

Butterflies may hold the secret to increasing solar output by 50…

The secret to cheaper, more efficient solar power may lie in the unassuming wings of the butterfly. The Cabbage White butterfly folds its wings in a v-shape in order to heat up their…

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Cybele Young folds Japanese paper into intricate sculptures of everyday objects

Cybele Young folds Japanese paper into intricate sculptures of…

Artist Cybèle Young’s wondrous miniature world of intricate tableaus are made entirely from paper. The Canadian artist has perfected the meticulous practice of Japanese…

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