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Brazilian Fast-Food Chain Cuts Waste By Serving Up Burgers Wrapped In Edible Paper

Brazilian Fast-Food Chain Cuts Waste By Serving Up Burgers Wrapped In Edible Paper

A Brazilian fast-food chain has introduced a clever solution for customers tired of having to unwrap their hamburger before eating it: edible packaging. As part of a marketing campaign designed to

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Coca-Cola Launches Plastic Bottle Recycling Program To Make Seats For Brazilian World Cup Stadium

Coca-Cola Launches Plastic Bottle Recycling Program To Make Seats For Brazilian World Cup Stadium

Photo via Shutterstock In two years Brazil will host the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and as one of its main sponsors Coca-Cola has pledged to reduce the tournament's environmental footprint by launching a

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Fernandes Arquitetos Associados Creates Sustainable Update to 1950s-era Brazilian Stadium for 2014 World Cup

Fernandes Arquitetos Associados Creates Sustainable Update to 1950s-era Brazilian Stadium for 2014 World Cup

The stadium, originally named for journalist Mario Filho, has an impressive new structure revolving around one important feature; the roof. The new light-gauge structured roof will sail above the

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Prefab Ekó Solar Decathlon House is an Awesome Sustainable Housing Solution for Brazil

Prefab Ekó Solar Decathlon House is an Awesome Sustainable Housing Solution for Brazil

Team Brasil chose wood as the main construction materials for their solar-powered Ekó House since these are more readily available in their home country and because they help to raise awareness of the

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Solar-Powered Brazilian Ekó House is a Modular Smart Home with a Composting Toilet

Solar-Powered Brazilian Ekó House is a Modular Smart Home with a Composting Toilet

Constructed out of pre-stressed wood panels, the Ekó House from Brazil has a modular veranda system that not only respects the Brazilian tradition of having both private and open spaces, but also

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Brazil Set To Build The World’s First Algae-Based Biofuel Plant

Brazil Set To Build The World’s First Algae-Based Biofuel Plant

Algae Photo from Shutterstock Brazil is set to build the world's first algae-based biofuel plant, which could convert seaweed into as much as 1.2 million liters of fuel each year. Located in the

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Web-Like Treetop Science Lab Floats High Above Brazil’s Rainforest Canopy

Web-Like Treetop Science Lab Floats High Above Brazil’s Rainforest Canopy

Yi Yvonne Weng's concept includes webbed mesh in three densities, the least dense of which contain metal rods for structural support. The mid-layer has a medium density so that birds may easily pass

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Recycling Co-operatives In Sao Paulo, Brazil Light the Path for Sustainable Development

Recycling Co-operatives In Sao Paulo, Brazil Light the Path for Sustainable Development

The city of São Paulo, the largest metropolis in South America, produces massive amounts of solid waste on a daily basis. In order to manage this constant flow of trash, the municipal government provides

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Carmen Miranda Meets LEGOs In Bizarre Brazilian Fruit Branding Campaign

Carmen Miranda Meets LEGOs In Bizarre Brazilian Fruit Branding Campaign

Tired of peeling labels off of your fruit? The Brazilian advertising agency AGE Isobar has found a solution with its cubic mold, which presses a brand's label into the surface of pieces of fruit. The mold

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Broadway Malyan Unveils Plan for Convida Suape, a Sustainable City in Northeast Brazil

Broadway Malyan Unveils Plan for Convida Suape, a Sustainable City in Northeast Brazil

Design firm Broadway Malyan is taking its architectural talents to the next level, designing an entire city in northeastern Brazil. The gorgeous new neighborhood was designed by a team of

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Eucalyptus House is a Low-Impact Brazilian Cabin on Stilts

Eucalyptus House is a Low-Impact Brazilian Cabin on Stilts

Eucalyptus House's big windows provide great views into the valley and make good use of natural light, while small windows on the side keep the heat inside in a passive way. Treated eucalyptus beams and

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Chevron Finds Another Leak in Brazilian Offshore Oil Field

Chevron Finds Another Leak in Brazilian Offshore Oil Field

On Saturday Chevron detected an oil seep in another offshore Brazilian offshore oil field. The leak is 1,600 feet (500 meters) away from a site in the Campos Basin where oil seeped into the Atlantic last

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Gustavo Penna’s Lincoln Residence Embraces the Brazilian Highlands

Gustavo Penna’s Lincoln Residence Embraces the Brazilian Highlands

Gustavo Penna continues in the tradition of leading Brazilian architects including Oscar Niemeyer and Paulo Mendes da Rocha, but he has long stepped away from the reliance on concrete and quick

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Guilherme Torres Recycles Brazilian Artist’s Home Into A New Live Work Space

Guilherme Torres Recycles Brazilian Artist’s Home Into A New Live Work Space

Guilherme Torres was attracted to Victor Brecherat's old home because of its compact size (130 m²) and privileged location on one of the most charming streets in the Jardins neighborhood in São Paulo.

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São Paulo’s Ecovila Residence Receives Brazil’s First Solar Track

São Paulo’s Ecovila Residence Receives Brazil’s First Solar Track

The Ecovila, located on the coast of São Paulo, is the first residential structure in Brazil to install solar panels that follow the motion of the sun. The solar system, along with two wind turbines,

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Mercado Palhano: A Beautiful Brazilian Eco-Market Adorned with Sexy Sliding Louvers

Mercado Palhano: A Beautiful Brazilian Eco-Market Adorned with Sexy Sliding Louvers

Making sure that the project met the most stringent sustainability requirements was high on the designers' agenda, so they commissioned a local environmental consultancy - Master Ambiental - to lead the

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Chevron Takes the Blame for Recent Oil Spill in Brazil

Chevron Takes the Blame for Recent Oil Spill in Brazil

Recent speculation that the giant oil spill off the coast of Brazil was caused by Chevron has been confirmed. Since last week's satellite images revealed the spill to be nearly 10 times bigger than

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Beautiful Green-Roofed Brazilian Home is Made From Recycled Bricks

Beautiful Green-Roofed Brazilian Home is Made From Recycled Bricks

Bricks salvaged from a demolition project were used as the main building material for this project. Adding to its sustainability, the designers chose Cumaru hardwoods to give the house a natural,

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Low-Impact Pinus House Takes Flight in a Brazilian Pine Forest

Low-Impact Pinus House Takes Flight in a Brazilian Pine Forest

The home’s low-impact design goes well beyond its use of raw and minimally processed materials. The home is set on only six piers and constructed with beams and eucalyptus poles, so it can be

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Beautiful Brazilian Beach House Made from Sustainable Wood, Stone and Recycled Tetra Pak Cartons

Beautiful Brazilian Beach House Made from Sustainable Wood, Stone and Recycled Tetra Pak Cartons

Located within an area where the root vegetable tapioca crops grow, the house was constructed using 12-foot modules and simple, locally available, green and long lasting materials. In order to enjoy the

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Greenpeace Protests Brazilian Leather and Amazon Deforestation at Italian Trade Show

Greenpeace Protests Brazilian Leather and Amazon Deforestation at Italian Trade Show

Greenpeace members rallied last week in Italy to protest Brazilian leather and the mass deforestation it has been causing in the Amazon. The Greenpeacers dressed up in bark-like sustainable materials and

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Inhotim Art Park Blossoms Inside a Brazilian Botanical Garden

Inhotim Art Park Blossoms Inside a Brazilian Botanical Garden

A breathtaking art park is emerging in Brazil, as a brilliant addition to the country's already blooming contemporary arts scene. Bernardo Paz, an entrepreneur from the mining industry, has put his dream

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Fernanda Marques’ Greenery Topped Brazilian Loft is a Paragon of Luxury Eco-Design

Fernanda Marques’ Greenery Topped Brazilian Loft is a Paragon of Luxury Eco-Design

At 2,228 square feet, the home is fairly large, but Marques has done a fantastic job of making sure that this footprint is not destructive to the natural environment. Both the exterior paneling and

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Spanish Retailer Zara Accused of Using Brazilian “Slave Labor”

Spanish Retailer Zara Accused of Using Brazilian “Slave Labor”

High fashion for low prices? There has to be a catch -- and it appears that there is. Spanish retailer Zara, once described by Louis Vuitton’s fashion director as "possibly the most innovative and

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Lacy Inflatable Mobile Pavilion Pops Up Like A Circus Tent for Mobilizarte in Brazil

Lacy Inflatable Mobile Pavilion Pops Up Like A Circus Tent for Mobilizarte in Brazil

Mobile Cultural Mobilizarte is an ephemeral and itinerant pavilion made up of three elements, all which pack neatly into containers for shipment. A set of scaffolding towers, which are easily assembled,

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Controversial Belo Monte Hydroelectric Dam in Brazil’s Amazon Gets Go-Ahead

Controversial Belo Monte Hydroelectric Dam in Brazil’s Amazon Gets Go-Ahead

The Belo Monte Dam is one of the most controversial projects in the world. The $17 billion hydro-electric dam will, when constructed, generate enough energy for over 23 million homes. However, its

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The Orchidarium Professor Ruth Cardoso: A Dazzling Daylit Dome In Brazil

The Orchidarium Professor Ruth Cardoso: A Dazzling Daylit Dome In Brazil

Recently completed in 2010, the Orchidarium is located in the Villa-Lobos Park in Brazil and can be accessed via a gently sloping ramp. Buried 1.5 meters below the surface, the bottom part of the dome is

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Brilliant Brazilian Office Tower Marries Form with Efficiency

Brilliant Brazilian Office Tower Marries Form with Efficiency

This beautiful mid-rise in Brazil will soon be the home of the Council of Administration of Santa Catarina. AUM arquiteto’s winning design not only achieves visual richness in a simple form, but it

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Mobilizarte: Prefab Balloon Pavilion Will Travel Throughout Brazil Before 2016 Olympics

Mobilizarte: Prefab Balloon Pavilion Will Travel Throughout Brazil Before 2016 Olympics

This balloontasic mobile art pavilion will make its debut next summer in Brazil where it will travel to ten different cities in honor of the 2014 World Cup and then the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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