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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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Shma Reimagines Flood-Prone City in Thailand as a Water City

Shma Reimagines Flood-Prone City in Thailand as a Water City

Ayutthaya is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and it is projected to become massively flooded over the next forty years, named “2050 Ultra Flood Plain.” In anticipation of the impending flood, Shma

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Mobile Art: Breakwater Middle Schoolers Team up with Tim Clorius to Paint Old School Buses

Mobile Art: Breakwater Middle Schoolers Team up with Tim Clorius to Paint Old School Buses

International aerosol artist Tim Clorius and students at the  Breakwater middle in Portland, Maine have conspired to transform two old school buses into works of art. Inspired by a lecture on street art

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How To Make Refreshing Vegetable and Fruit Infused Water

How To Make Refreshing Vegetable and Fruit Infused Water

Summer is here at last, and whether you're entertaining guests or just trying to keep your kids hydrated, homemade fruit- or vegetable-infused water is one of the most refreshing beverages you can make.

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H&M’s New Hawaiian-Inspired Collection To Benefit Water Aid

H&M’s New Hawaiian-Inspired Collection To Benefit Water Aid

With its new "H&M for Water" collection, Swedish retailer H&M is rolling out a whole new line of Hawaiian-themed dresses, shirts, swimsuits, board shorts, and accessories that are made of

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Seametrics Infographic Sheds Light On How Much Water Is Used In Agriculture

Seametrics Infographic Sheds Light On How Much Water Is Used In Agriculture

We all know that agriculture requires an incredible amount of water - but what sort of impact does the industry have on the earth? In an infographic titled “Interesting Facts About Farm Water

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Deep Ocean Technology Unveils Plans for Their Insane Underwater Discus Hotel in Dubai

Deep Ocean Technology Unveils Plans for Their Insane Underwater Discus Hotel in Dubai

Dubai had announced plans to construct a different underwater hotel, Hydropolis, in 2006. Projected to cost 300 million pounds to construct, it would have stood as one of the world's most expensive

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Danielle Trofe’s Live Screen Is a Self-Watering Wall Built for Indoor Plants

Danielle Trofe’s Live Screen Is a Self-Watering Wall Built for Indoor Plants

Apart from enabling the integration of greenery into indoor living spaces, Live Screen is a stand-alone structure and does not need a wall for support. It is also modular and can be easily customized to

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Carbon And Boron Nanosponge Cubes Absorb Oil From Water

Carbon And Boron Nanosponge Cubes Absorb Oil From Water

After the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, we've been on the look out for new technologies that could help clean up similar disasters. With that in mind, we were intrigued by the news that Rice University and

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QisDesign’s Aurelia LED Lamp Looks Like a Mesmerizing Underwater Jellyfish!

QisDesign’s Aurelia LED Lamp Looks Like a Mesmerizing Underwater Jellyfish!

This mesmerizing lamp has a curved shade which hides away the LEDs embedded within it, which reflect directly onto the inner shade's strips to emit a warm and colorful glow. Complete with a three-way

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Demand for Fresh Water Causing Oceans to Rise Faster Than Melting Glaciers

Demand for Fresh Water Causing Oceans to Rise Faster Than Melting Glaciers

Waterlevel Photo by Shutterstock A study published in Nature Geoscience concluded that the global demand for fresh water is contributing to the oceans’ rise faster than the impact of global warming

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