Scania is testing Sweden's first wirelessly charged hybrid city bus

Scania is testing Sweden's first wirelessly charged hybrid city bus

A wirelessly charged electric city bus is about to hit the streets of Sweden. Scania is launching a sustainable public transit project in the streets of Södertälje, Sweden in June…

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Ethical fashion lookbook offers a glimpse into true sustainable style

Ethical fashion lookbook offers a glimpse into true sustainable style

Inspired by a Twitter exchange about street style earlier this year, ethical fashion bloggers Sabina Eichmann (Consciously Sartorial) and Sonia Flotats (soGOODsoCUTE) from Spain,…

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 Sinato adds space for three and a mezzanine reading room to Fujigaoka T apartment

Sinato adds space for three and a mezzanine reading room to Fujigaoka…

How did they do it? The Tokyo-based architecture firm studied the structural configuration of the space and realized the suspended ceiling was positioned much lower than the actual…

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Austin to get 55% of its power from renewables by 2025

Austin to get 55% of its power from renewables by 2025

Texas is not widely known for its eco-friendly nature - but Austin has long stood apart from the rest of the oil-rich, frack-friendly state as a bastion of sustainability. Keeping with…

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The WiVes' Table is an elegant, orgami-like coffee table with a bent metal base

The WiVes' Table is an elegant, orgami-like coffee table with a bent…

New York City-based designer J. S. Nero created the WiVes' Table, a versatile coffee table that can be set up in a variety of different styles. The designer heat-bent an equilateral…

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Crumpled paper transforms a gallery into grotto-like Yorunoma bar in Japan

Crumpled paper transforms a gallery into grotto-like Yorunoma bar in…

Located in the Abeno-Ku ward of Osaka, the grotto-like Yorunoma bar sat in what was originally a common, blank gallery space. With the help of local residents, the clever desigers…

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Construction of New York Ferris Wheel begins in Staten Island

Construction of New York Ferris Wheel begins in Staten Island

Although the official groundbreaking ceremony for the much-anticipated NY Ferris Wheel is scheduled for February of next year, work has already begun on the parking area around the…

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VIDEO: Director Kathryn Bigelow takes on the illegal ivory trade in Last Days short

VIDEO: Director Kathryn Bigelow takes on the illegal ivory trade in…

WARNING: video contains scenes that may disturb some viewers (but, then again, that's the point!) Hollywood director Kathryn Bigelow has never been one to shy away from a difficult…

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20 Verdant Gift Ideas for the Green Thumb

20 Verdant Gift Ideas for the Green Thumb

Gardening is a wonderful pastime that can soothe the soul and nourish the body all in one go. From vegetables to culinary herbs, flowers, or even cacti, plants make every living space a…

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Enter the Mobile Architecture for Strategic Healing Competition and help alleviate the Ebola crisis

Enter the Mobile Architecture for Strategic Healing Competition and…

Ebola continues to wreck havoc in West Africa and is still spreading at an exponential rate. According to the WHO, the virus has infected nearly 4,000 people in Africa and over 2,000…

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Could these “wearable biospheres” help us survive on alien planets?

Could these “wearable biospheres” help us survive on alien…

Nothing says "fashion forward" like a living garment designed to help support human life in outer space, right? MIT researchers and German designers teamed up to create these…

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Orangutan killed over palm oil had 40 shotgun pellets in her body

Orangutan killed over palm oil had 40 shotgun pellets in her body

A female orangutan was shot and killed in Nyaru Menteng, Indonesia last week in the species' latest struggle with the palm oil industry. Riddled with over 40 shotgun pellets, the…

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Dogs are being skinned alive in China to make leather gloves

Dogs are being skinned alive in China to make leather gloves

Most people have heard of China’s appalling dog meat trade, but did you know that dog and cat skin is also used to create leather goods like gloves, belts and pet toys? According to a…

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HOW TO: Satisfy your sweet tooth with this organic, no-cook fudge recipe

HOW TO: Satisfy your sweet tooth with this organic, no-cook fudge…

Want to indulge in rich and creamy fudge without the dreaded sugar crash? Then you'll love this delicious recipe for organic fudge that swaps refined sugars for honey and fruit.…

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Eco-friendly gift wrap alternatives for the holidays

Eco-friendly gift wrap alternatives for the holidays

Chances are that a lot of us will be wrapping some last-minute gifts this weekend, whether we're celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Yule, or Festivus. Rather than going for regular…

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Study finds that holiday goods from retailers like Target and Walmart contain toxins

Study finds that holiday goods from retailers like Target and Walmart…

As the holidays kick into high gear, it's worth noting that many of the holiday goods that you might pick up at major retailers like Target and Walmart might actually be bad for your…

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Desolenator uses sunlight to purify water for less than the cost of a big screen TV

Desolenator uses sunlight to purify water for less than the cost of a…

Imagine a device the size of large, flat-screen TV that uses sunlight to produce fresh drinking water. Then imagine what you could do with that device. Would you reduce your own…

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Congress is forbidding dietary experts from talking about food-related environmental concerns

Congress is forbidding dietary experts from talking about food-related…

While it might not seem immediately obvious, the foods we choose have environmental impacts that can be far-reaching. Now congress is attempting to silence the voices of top nutrition…

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Africa's tallest skyscraper will basically be the Eye of Sauron

Africa's tallest skyscraper will basically be the Eye of Sauron

Although its location is yet to be confirmed, the Al Noor Tower is slated to be built in Casablanca—Morocco's largest city—and will also become the tallest skyscraper in Africa,…

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Solar-powered Heijmans ONE is a portable and affordable rental home for millennials

Solar-powered Heijmans ONE is a portable and affordable rental home…

Heijmans ONE's target demographic comprise the well-educated and single millennials between the ages of 25 and 35, who make too much to qualify for the Netherlands' social housing, but…

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California needs 11 trillion gallons of water to recover from worst drought ever

California needs 11 trillion gallons of water to recover from worst…

New research from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labs in Pasadena shows that California’s drought is so bad it will take 11 trillion gallons to recover. That number is hard to fathom, but…

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The “Light of Life” chapel in Korea is a luminous haven for retired missionaries

The “Light of Life” chapel in Korea is a luminous haven for…

  Built on the south-facing side of Bori Mountain in Gapyong, South Korea, this chapel is the central point in a village that's being built to house retired missionaries.…

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VIDEO: Double amputee is fitted with two limbs that he controls with his mind

VIDEO: Double amputee is fitted with two limbs that he controls with…

The future of prosthetics is here after researchers at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory completed a groundbreaking experiment that gave a double amputee the ability to…

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Climate change could kill Scandinavia's iconic Christmas trees

Climate change could kill Scandinavia's iconic Christmas trees

  It looks as though climate change could kill the traditional Christmas tree in Scandinavian countries, as reduced snowfall is affecting the health of spruce trees there.…

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Australia is destroying indigenous land with fracking

Australia is destroying indigenous land with fracking

The Mithaka people of Channel Country, Queensland, Australia have a serious problem: Australia wants to frack their traditional homeland, targeting hundreds of wells beneath their…

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A crumbling Warsaw building gets a luscious new green face

A crumbling Warsaw building gets a luscious new green face

The leafy vertical garden contrasts with the smooth pale concrete panels in an attractive juxtaposition of textures. The three-dimensional green wall will give depth and variation to…

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Win a Boskke Planter, Vitra Cork Stools and more design goodness (worth $1200) in our Dwell Store holiday giveaway!

Win a Boskke Planter, Vitra Cork Stools and more design goodness…

Attention all design geeks! In the spirit of giving for the holidays, we're teaming up with Dwell magazine to offer a lucky Inhabitat reader the chance to win some phenomenal design…

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Juniper Ridge's Christmas Fir Cabin Spray is a holiday tree in a bottle

Juniper Ridge's Christmas Fir Cabin Spray is a holiday tree in a…

The scent of fresh evergreen is one of the hallmarks of the holiday season - but why cut down a living tree just for a few weeks of festivities? Faux Christmas trees offer a more…

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INFOGRAPHIC: 7 cool crafts to make with your home printer

INFOGRAPHIC: 7 cool crafts to make with your home printer

Have you considered using your printer as a crafting tool? Whether you're scrambling for some last-minute holiday decor ideas, or are looking for some unique, crafty gifts to make, your…

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Ferguson Riot Cleanup: Artists turn boarded windows into beautiful art

Ferguson Riot Cleanup: Artists turn boarded windows into beautiful art…

Racial tensions following the trial of the white police officer that put six bullets into an unarmed 18-year-old black man named Michael Brown escalated into riots that flooded the…

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This flipped-over giant tortoise gets by with a little help from his friend

This flipped-over giant tortoise gets by with a little help from his…

We all get into tight spots on occasion, and it's at times when we're particularly vulnerable that a helping hand from a friend is much appreciated. This giant Galapagos tortoise at a…

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It will soon be illegal to trash electronics curbside in New York

It will soon be illegal to trash electronics curbside in New York

In the state's ongoing effort to reduce its massive amounts of e-waste, New York has finally made it illegal to kick your unwanted electronics to the curb. Effective January 1st,…

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TAOsHouse: Net-zero passive house built in senior co-housing community in New Mexico

TAOsHouse: Net-zero passive house built in senior co-housing community…

The TAOsHouse is located in Valverde Commons, which is a sustainably oriented, adult co-housing community just a 15-minute walk from Taos’ historic plaza. The three bedroom, two…

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Businesses urged to restore viability of the Gulf Coast

Businesses urged to restore viability of the Gulf Coast

The America's Wetland Foundation is calling for a plan that will make restoration of the coast attractive to business, particularly along the Gulf Coast. A meeting held at the…

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Interface recycles fishing nets and reclaimed fibers into cozy, earth-toned carpet tiles

Interface recycles fishing nets and reclaimed fibers into cozy,…

International carpet designer Interface created Reclaim, a carpet tile line that combines style and socially responsible manufacturing into a 100% recycled product. Inspired by the…

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Popular graffiti-clad artist collaborative slated for passive house makeover

Popular graffiti-clad artist collaborative slated for passive house…

After years of delays, it looks like ABC No Rio's popular graffiti-clad art house will finally be getting its ultra-green makeover. Almost five years ago, news of the artist cooperative…

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14 Affordable and Green Gifts Under $20

14 Affordable and Green Gifts Under $20

Green products have a reputation for being expensive, but we have proof that this isn't always the case. Giving your friends and loved ones eco-friendly gifts doesn't have to mean…

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Help NASA and the USGS make use of all their climate data and be in the running for $35,000!

Help NASA and the USGS make use of all their climate data and be in…

NASA and the U.S Geological Survey (USGS) have data. Big data! Together the two organizations have amassed a wealth of open-access climate-related data and now they are calling on…

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VIDEO: Biking just got easier with the world's first bike escalator

VIDEO: Biking just got easier with the world's first bike escalator

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec_ujdz-mn0 Biking is an awesome way to get around because it helps the planet, saves you money and improves your health at the same time. Awesome,…

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Reinterpret ceramic floor tiles in the RESTILE competition for a chance at $12,000 in cash prizes!

Reinterpret ceramic floor tiles in the RESTILE competition for a…

Italian ceramics company MIRAGE has launched RESTILE, a design competition for the reinterpretation of the ceramic tile. Aimed at young designers and innovators, RESTILE is specifically…

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