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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

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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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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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The Stillwater Energy Plant in Nevada is the World’s First Solar-Geothermal Hybrid Facility

The Stillwater Energy Plant in Nevada is the World’s First Solar-Geothermal Hybrid Facility

The world's first Solar-Geothermal Hybrid power plant has been inaugurated in the town of Fallon, Nevada. Just ten months ago Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced that the addition of solar panels to the

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Dave Hakkens’ Games Use a Single Drop of H2O To Highlight Water Scarcity

Dave Hakkens’ Games Use a Single Drop of H2O To Highlight Water Scarcity

We all know that water is an essential part of our lives — we are about 70% water and we would die without it in a couple of days – but sometimes we just take it for granted. To highlight the

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Planet Earth Has Less Water Than We Think!

Planet Earth Has Less Water Than We Think!

As a child, you are told a lot of things about this great planet of ours. We are the third of nine planets in the Solar System (now eight and one dwarf planet), Mount Everest is the tallest mountain on

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Eole Water’s Wind Turbine Generates Fresh, Clean Drinking Water from Condensation

Eole Water’s Wind Turbine Generates Fresh, Clean Drinking Water from Condensation

Wind Turbine Image from Shutterstock In remote areas without access to fresh drinking water, there is often the dual concern of a lack of electricity — which is what makes French company Eole

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999Bottles Reusable Water Bottle Keeps Track of the Disposable Bottles You Don’t Buy

999Bottles Reusable Water Bottle Keeps Track of the Disposable Bottles You Don’t Buy

999 Bottles is not just another water bottle - it's a beautifully designed system that helps you track and visualize the positive impact you can have on the environment by drinking from reusable bottles

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Pepe Heykoop’s Matka Vases Repurpose Water Vessels and Remnant Leather

Pepe Heykoop’s Matka Vases Repurpose Water Vessels and Remnant Leather

Inhabitat recently caught a glimpse of Pepe Heykoop’s patchwork Skin Collection at the Milan Furniture Fair. The furniture and housewares collection is stitched from rough, black leather pieces that

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BP Accused of Another Blowout Coverup 2 Years Before Deepwater Horizon Spill

BP Accused of Another Blowout Coverup 2 Years Before Deepwater Horizon Spill

In 2008, two years before the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, another BP offshore oil rig suffered a blowout in the Caspian Sea. According to a new report on EcoWatch.org which was

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10,000 Birds Die from Avian Cholera, Water Shortage from Low Snowfall to Blame

10,000 Birds Die from Avian Cholera, Water Shortage from Low Snowfall to Blame

The unseasonably warm winter this past year has caused over 10,000 migrating birds to die from avian cholera in Northern California and Southern Oregon. The birds would typically rest and feed at wetland

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Aquatina Is a Pocket-size Collapsible Water Bottle

Aquatina Is a Pocket-size Collapsible Water Bottle

It takes about seven liters of water to produce and transport one liter of bottled water, and this is why many of us at Inhabitat opt for filtered water fresh from the tap. One practical way to carry

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New NRDC Report Ranks States’ Preparedness for Water Challenges Linked to Climate Change

New NRDC Report Ranks States’ Preparedness for Water Challenges Linked to Climate Change

Rising water levels. Stronger storms. Water shortages. Climate change will affect the United States in a variety of ways, but water is the resource that it's guaranteed to impact the most. In states

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Funky Blue “Court of Water” Wall Plays Music When It Rains (VIDEO)

Funky Blue “Court of Water” Wall Plays Music When It Rains (VIDEO)

Artists Annette Paul, Christopher Rossner, and Andre Temple took inspiration from St. Petersburg's Rainy Theater, although the installation in Dresden is very different. The blue and green painted facade

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Chinese Cities Are Sinking Due to Excess Groundwater Use and Rapid Growth

Chinese Cities Are Sinking Due to Excess Groundwater Use and Rapid Growth

New studies are showing that Chinese cities are slowly sinking as a result of rapid development and excess groundwater use. According to reports, as many as 50 cities across the country are affected by

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Unique Amsterdam Iconic Pedestrian Bridge Design Crosses Both Above and Below the Water

Unique Amsterdam Iconic Pedestrian Bridge Design Crosses Both Above and Below the Water

The Spanish architecture team who won the Amsterdam Iconic Pedestrian Bridge design competition consisted of Nicolas Montesano, Victor Vila, and Boris Hoppek. As opposed to a traditional perpendicular

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North Sea Platforms Evacuated as Underwater Gas Leak is Reported Near Scotland

North Sea Platforms Evacuated as Underwater Gas Leak is Reported Near Scotland

A platform in the North Sea has been evacuated following the discovery of an underwater leak of flammable gas. French company Total, which operates the Elgin PUQ platform said in a statement that it is

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Margot Krasojevic Unveils a Water-Purifying Footbridge for Amsterdam

Margot Krasojevic Unveils a Water-Purifying Footbridge for Amsterdam

Water management is still the most important function of Amsterdam's canals - without them, the city would drown. Circulating the water is also vital for sanitary reasons - three times a week, 14 of the

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7 Water-Saving Innovations Used by the Garment Industry

7 Water-Saving Innovations Used by the Garment Industry

It might not be obvious when you're shopping for new clothes, but according to World Bank, 17-20 percent of industrial water pollution is caused by the clothing industry. Disheartened by the damage, and

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Urban Algae Farms Could Heat Buildings While Treating Wastewater

Urban Algae Farms Could Heat Buildings While Treating Wastewater

Macro of Ulva Algae photo from Shutterstock Pardon the potty talk, but wouldn't it be great if every time you flushed the toilet you were actually generating heat for your home? That's exactly what a

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Solar Cooker Could Provide for Hot Water and Food In Disaster Zones

Solar Cooker Could Provide for Hot Water and Food In Disaster Zones

In disaster zones, emergency rescue services need reliable appliances to help provide the basics to victims who may suddenly be without provisions. As a quick-response to emergency

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Water-Harvesting Shenlong Tower for Hong Kong Inspired by Mythical Chinese Rain Dragon

Water-Harvesting Shenlong Tower for Hong Kong Inspired by Mythical Chinese Rain Dragon

Inspired by the spirited ascent of the mythical rain dragon in Chinese mythology, Shenlong Tower not only shows what can be possible when we employ natural processes to industrial endeavours - it is also

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Patrick Nadeau’s Green Waters Bathroom Uses Hanging Plants to Treat Greywater

Patrick Nadeau’s Green Waters Bathroom Uses Hanging Plants to Treat Greywater

Every time we flush a toilet, we send gallons of water through a bevy of pipes until they reach the local municipal wastewater treatment plant. There the water is treated with all kinds of often

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