Exquisite copper-plated Ecumenical Art Chapel ages with the trees in Finland

Exquisite copper-plated Ecumenical Art Chapel ages with the trees in…

The 300 square foot structure is striking without even stepping foot aside. The tall, pointed outer walls are plated with copper. It is no misstep that the siding chosen is one that…

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Could the world's first floating, water-filtering pool be coming to a neighborhood near you?

Could the world's first floating, water-filtering pool be coming to a…

One company seeks to close the gap on the one thing you can’t do in New York City: swim in the river. +POOL is looking at a number of locations to install a floating, water-filtering…

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Testicle-eating fish return to New Jersey

Testicle-eating fish return to New Jersey

"The return of the testicle-eating fish" sounds more like a b-movie that should never happen, let alone an actual news item. But, alas, another of those slightly freaky looking fish…

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DELVA Landscape Architects created a community oasis for the city of Utrecht

DELVA Landscape Architects created a community oasis for the city of…

Dutch firm DELVA Landscape Architects designed a shared green oasis for the city of Utrecht surrounded by rows of mansions and brick architecture. Their proposal for the area entitled…

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The Great Wall of China is slowly disappearing

The Great Wall of China is slowly disappearing

The Great Wall of China is one of the most awe-inspiring manmade structures in the world. Paradoxically, people are noticing that it is showing signs of decay and collapse at the hand…

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Norwegian students build a contemporary wooden sauna on the sea

Norwegian students build a contemporary wooden sauna on the sea

The student project gets its name from its ribbon-like design that looks like three connected wooden bands individually rising to form three gabled shapes on one end, and stepping down…

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Tesla’s newest Superchargers are lighter, faster, and cooled by liquid

Tesla’s newest Superchargers are lighter, faster, and cooled by…

In the never-ending quest for technological advancement, Tesla has started rolling out the newest version of its Supercharger stations, which have a handful of obvious differences from…

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How one app fed almost 600,000 homeless people

How one app fed almost 600,000 homeless people

A simple lunch with a homeless vet changed forever the life of Komal Ahmad, who was then a student UC, Berkeley and is now a CEO. Ahmad was walking near campus a few years ago when a…

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Floating bamboo pavilions in China pop up in 8 short weeks

Floating bamboo pavilions in China pop up in 8 short weeks

These multi-functional pavilions look like a floating village in Songyang County in China. The cluster of open-plan structures was built in only eight weeks using locally sourced bamboo…

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Incredible bricklaying robot can build a house in just two days

Incredible bricklaying robot can build a house in just two days

Bricklaying is one of humanity’s most ancient trades; however, the backbreaking work is extremely time intensive and can result in worker injuries. In contrast, the Hadrian robot…

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Environmentalists outraged as protected Florida mangroves razed for boat show

Environmentalists outraged as protected Florida mangroves razed for…

Along much of the Gulf Coast, the wetlands—and the mangrove trees that populate them—are vital not only in terms of coastal ecosystems, but also as a defense against sea level rise…

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Europe will be 50% powered by renewable energy by 2030

Europe will be 50% powered by renewable energy by 2030

As a whole, the European Union has some of the boldest renewable energy goals out there; their current commitment is to source at least 27 percent of final energy consumption from…

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Researchers develop energy-generating car tires

Researchers develop energy-generating car tires

We've been hearing murmurs about energy-harvesting tires for sometime now; Goodyear are among those working on finding a way to harness the friction of tire on tar to provide additional…

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California governor signs law mandating vaccines for all kindergarteners

California governor signs law mandating vaccines for all…

California Governor Jerry Brown signed the controversial mandatory vaccination bill into law today, June 30, making California only the third state in the nation to enact such…

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Submit your sustainable design proposals to d3’s Natural Systems competition for a shot at $1,750

Submit your sustainable design proposals to d3’s Natural Systems…

New York-based stewardship organization d3 is inviting students and professionals to participate in their Natural Systems competition. The annual contest focuses on ecological design…

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KAYIWA DINO is a 3D-printed, modular clothes rack that reinvents storage

KAYIWA DINO is a 3D-printed, modular clothes rack that reinvents…

Just when you thought that clothing racks are to remain forever mundane, KAYIWA excavates the DINO. After eight intensive years of research and development, the DINO clothes rack is now…

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Ford's new Peer-2-Peer car sharing will let you rent your car to other drivers

Ford's new Peer-2-Peer car sharing will let you rent your car to other…

Ford has announced the start of a new program that will give customers the ability to rent their financed vehicles to other drivers, to help offset the monthly ownership costs. The new…

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Foster + Partners picked to design an exciting new transport hub in Wales

Foster + Partners picked to design an exciting new transport hub in…

Foster + Partners has won the competition to design Cardiff Interchange, the city’s central bus station. The proposal is part of a larger regeneration scheme for the Central Square,…

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Colorful rainbow bridge pops up to brighten a gloomy Monday in London

Colorful rainbow bridge pops up to brighten a gloomy Monday in London

Spark Your City is a 'global movement dedicated to spark joy in everyday city life'. They are a new group of creative change makers designing disruptive temporary installations to…

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Dutch city to hand out free basic income in new social experiment

Dutch city to hand out free basic income in new social experiment

If your government gave you enough money every month to cover your bills, would you stay home at watch Netflix all day, or go out into the world and do meaningful things? This is the…

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Street artist SPY spells CRISIS with 1,000 euros

Street artist SPY spells CRISIS with 1,000 euros

Sprawling across a weathered stone wall in downtown Bilbao, the glittering installation sparkled and glinted in the sun, appearing at first like a mass of sequins. But a step closer,…

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Stefaan De Croock transforms discarded wooden doors and panels into giant murals

Stefaan De Croock transforms discarded wooden doors and panels into…

Belgian painter and sculptor Stefaan De Croock makes fantastic artwork using reclaimed wooden panels, doors and furniture. He uses the material to create giant geometric faces on the…

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Supreme Court halts Obama’s limits on power plant emissions

Supreme Court halts Obama’s limits on power plant emissions

A lot of people are thrilled with the Supreme Court right now, after the landmark decision supporting gay marriage rights, but President Barack Obama might have some mixed feelings…

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Peek inside the beautiful sustainable home an architect designed for her family

Peek inside the beautiful sustainable home an architect designed for…

Sharon and her family have had a house in Garrison for since 1995. When this piece of land directly across the street from their property, on the Old Albany Post Road, came up for sale,…

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Carbon-negative Ashmount Primary School produces enough energy to power the neighborhood

Carbon-negative Ashmount Primary School produces enough energy to…

The Ashmount Primary School is located in North London’s Crouch Hill Community Park, an ecologically rich landscape and community asset converted from a derelict piece of Metropolitan…

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INTERVIEW: Bamboo builder, and Ibuku Founder Elora Hardy on Creating Incredible Green Buildings with Bamboo

INTERVIEW: Bamboo builder, and Ibuku Founder Elora Hardy on Creating…

We’ve showcased numerous bamboo designs over the years, from furniture to entire buildings, but when it comes to combining green building and renewable materials, Ibuku’s incredible…

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Solar-powered Out of the Valley cabin is a perfect off-grid retreat for two

Solar-powered Out of the Valley cabin is a perfect off-grid retreat…

The Out of the Valley model cabin is clad in a charred timber, created with the Japanese shou sugi ban technique, and topped with a black corrugated roof. The dark exterior helps the…

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Green-roofed Ruckers Hill House gives curated views of nearby Melbourne

Green-roofed Ruckers Hill House gives curated views of nearby…

The Ruckers Hill House, designed by Gardiner Architects, is a glassy sustainable abode for a young family of five in Melbourne. The sprawling home was designed to give the family…

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World's first commercial jetpack to hit the market in 2016

World's first commercial jetpack to hit the market in 2016

“Where’s my jetpack?” It’s the oft-asked question of many of us who grew up thinking that the year 2000 would bring jetpacks, hover cars and transport technology like something…

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Breathtaking images capture the magical shine of glowworms in a limestone cave

Breathtaking images capture the magical shine of glowworms in a…

Glowworms aren’t the only organisms capable of producing and emitting light. Bioluminescence can be found in a wide variety of creatures, from jellyfish to fungi to fireflies. The…

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Solar Impulse launches five day trip across the Pacific Ocean toward Hawaii

Solar Impulse launches five day trip across the Pacific Ocean toward…

Last week, we reported that Solar Impulse 2 could be grounded for up to a year if the experimental solar-powered airplane missed its window to take off across the Pacific Ocean. When…

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Terrifying flying car is powered by 16 spinning propeller blades (video)

Terrifying flying car is powered by 16 spinning propeller blades…

Just how much do we really want a flying car? If it looks as dangerous as the one Thorston Crijns built, some of us might think, “umm….maybe not.” On the other hand, one does have…

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Palestinian man overcomes Gaza energy cuts with affordable DIY solar ovens

Palestinian man overcomes Gaza energy cuts with affordable DIY solar…

Life in the Gaza Strip is challenging, to say the least. The day-to-day Gazan experience is riddled with fuel and food shortages, unreliable electricity, and a rapidly growing…

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Bill Gates invests $2 billion in renewable energy

Bill Gates invests $2 billion in renewable energy

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced they will invest another $2billion in renewable technologies to help the fight against global climate change. This good news toward…

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The world's first Blobfish Café is coming to London

The world's first Blobfish Café is coming to London

Not everyone like to snuggle up to a cuddly kitty while they're sipping a double-foam soy latte, as you can in the popular cat cafés of the world. No. In fact, many of us want to stare…

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Think Forward’s multifunctional 5 ROOMS encourages student imagination

Think Forward’s multifunctional 5 ROOMS encourages student…

5 ROOMS is an unusual space designed to develop students senses, imagination, artistic talents and mental abilities in the initial stage of their education. The multifunctional space…

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