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Rooftop Farms on Japanese Train Stations Serve as Community Gardens

Rooftop Farms on Japanese Train Stations Serve as Community Gardens

The first Soradofarm, also known as a Machinaka Vegetable Garden, was built on top of the Ebisu station in Tokyo over four years ago. Now there are thirteen stations around the country with operating

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INTERVIEW: We Talk Hemp with South African Materials Expert Tony Budden

INTERVIEW: We Talk Hemp with South African Materials Expert Tony Budden

INHABITAT: Tony, our recent story about your Hemp House in South Africa spurred a lot of interesting discussion. Can you briefly tell us how you initially became interested in hemp as a building

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Chinese Dad and Son Build an Amazing DIY Iron Man Suit for Just $49

Chinese Dad and Son Build an Amazing DIY Iron Man Suit for Just $49

Ever wish you could suit up like Iron Man? While most kids have to make do with tiny toy replicas, this ambitious dad decided to take his son's love for armor-clad superhero to the next level by

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Car-Free Skyvillage Fights Air Pollution Over Los Angeles’ Freeways

Car-Free Skyvillage Fights Air Pollution Over Los Angeles’ Freeways

Submitted by Ziwei Song, the utopian Skyvillage aims to foster social interaction and cultural exchange between the city's four, currently separated quadrants: Downtown, Chinatown, Echo Park, and Temple

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Crop-Ravaging Worm Evolves to Eat Bioengineered Corn

Crop-Ravaging Worm Evolves to Eat Bioengineered Corn

In a giant case of "we told you so", a group of scientists from Iowa State University published a report this week citing evidence that corn rootworms have evolved to become resistant to genetically

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Zero-Carbon Waterwheel Washing Machine is Completely Powered by Flowing Water

Zero-Carbon Waterwheel Washing Machine is Completely Powered by Flowing Water

A team of Chinese designers has developed a brilliant Waterwheel washing machine that combines the mechanism of modern spinning washing machines with traditional washing techniques used in ancient China.

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Paris Gets Tough on Pollution as Friday’s Air Quality Rated Worse than Beijing’s

Paris Gets Tough on Pollution as Friday’s Air Quality Rated Worse than Beijing’s

Paris photo from Shutterstock A cloud of smog has enveloped Paris - and on Friday air pollution levels were actually worse than notoriously smoggy Beijing. The French capital is taking emergency

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Miniature Teacup Pigs are a Cruel Scam

Miniature Teacup Pigs are a Cruel Scam

Lately miniature “teacup” pigs have popped up in ads as an adorable alternative to the family dog, but they are also a complete scam. What those ads fail to mention is not only will those adorable

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World’s Largest Ghost City Lies 98% Abandoned After Failed Real Estate Investments

World’s Largest Ghost City Lies 98% Abandoned After Failed Real Estate Investments

When coal was discovered in the Northern Chinese city of Ordos 20 years ago, it underwent a massive boom that was expected to create a wealthy city of one million people, but now it's home to a mere

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Apple Criticized for Toxic Chemicals in Smartphone Sweatshops

Apple Criticized for Toxic Chemicals in Smartphone Sweatshops

Apple is known for its sleek design and pristine stores. Engaging with Apple products feels like stepping into the future, so why is the company's treatment of workers stuck in the Stone Age?

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Martha Schwartz Partners’ Colorful Perforated Pavilions Mirror the Mountains of Chongqing

Martha Schwartz Partners’ Colorful Perforated Pavilions Mirror the Mountains of Chongqing

Fengming Mountain Park is located on a site with steep slopes, so Martha Schwartz Partners turned the topographic challenge into an opportunity to create a sequential, linear narrative that leads visitors

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Nine Chinese Cities More Polluted than Beijing

Nine Chinese Cities More Polluted than Beijing

Beijing's suffocating smog has been grabbing global headlines for the past year. And the disturbing images coming from the Chinese capital have spurred Premiere Li Keqiang to declare a "war on pollution."

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London’s Electric Car Sharing Program Gets a $166M Boost From French Billionaire Vincent Bolloré

London’s Electric Car Sharing Program Gets a $166M Boost From French Billionaire Vincent Bolloré

Encouraged by the rapid success of the "Boris Bike" sharing program, London has announced plans for an electric car sharing network. French billionaire Vincent Bolloré, the brains and money behind Paris'

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Smiljan Radic Studio’s 2014 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Resembles a Stone Age Spaceship

Smiljan Radic Studio’s 2014 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Resembles a Stone Age Spaceship

Chile-based Smiljan Radic Studio was just selected to design the 14th Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London. The studio's innovative temporary structure looks like a giant boulder propped up on four large

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Chinese Man Builds Tiny, All-Electric Lamborghini to Take His Grandson to School

Chinese Man Builds Tiny, All-Electric Lamborghini to Take His Grandson to School

Getting the kids out the door, in the car, and off to school is hard enough. For families in China - many of whom share a moped or scooter as their only vehicle - it's even more difficult, not to mention

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Norway Set to Become First Nation With One Electric Vehicle For Every Hundred Cars

Norway Set to Become First Nation With One Electric Vehicle For Every Hundred Cars

At some point in April, the Nordic nation of Norway will become the first country in the world with one electric vehicle on the road for every 100 cars. Last September Norwegian auto buyers took to the

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Design Shanghai 2014 Welcomes Thousands of Visitors With Flourishing Gardens and Bamboo Forests

Design Shanghai 2014 Welcomes Thousands of Visitors With Flourishing Gardens and Bamboo Forests

In a unique collaboration with Sennheiser, artist Kristjana S Williams takes visitors on an audio tour through a bamboo forest. Each visitor is given a set of headphones and a portable player and as they

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Stunning Chinese Pavilion for Milan Expo 2015 Resembles Billowing Wheat Fields

Stunning Chinese Pavilion for Milan Expo 2015 Resembles Billowing Wheat Fields

Entitled ‘The Land of Hope,’ the project integrates Chinese traditional architecture with modern technologies. Its floating roof was designed as a timber structure that references the Chinese

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China to Combat Air Pollution with New Smog-Busting Air Drones

China to Combat Air Pollution with New Smog-Busting Air Drones

China's air pollution problems are well documented and numerous, so the government has announced plans to tackle the problem with a unique solution. Not by cutting emissions (because that would be too

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Parce Smart Plugs Learn Home Energy Habits to Cut Electricity Costs

Parce Smart Plugs Learn Home Energy Habits to Cut Electricity Costs

German startup Parce developed smart wall plugs that pick up on home energy habits to increase energy efficiency. The company calls itself "the world's first intelligent energy-saving program for

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Health Officials Warn People Not to Touch Contaminated Seafood at NYC Asian Markets

Health Officials Warn People Not to Touch Contaminated Seafood at NYC Asian Markets

A rare skin infection contracted through touching contaminated seafood has afflicted at least 30 people in the New York City area. Health officials are warning New Yorkers to avoid touching raw fish and

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USDA May Allow Chicken Grown and Sold in US to be Processed in China

USDA May Allow Chicken Grown and Sold in US to be Processed in China

 Photo © Shutterstock Last year, the USDA made a decision that flew under the radar of many American consumers: the agency announced that China’s meat processing plants were equivalent to those in

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to IKEA’s Chief Sustainability Officer Steve Howard

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to IKEA’s Chief Sustainability Officer Steve Howard

Why does IKEA care about sustainability? Kind of a hard question... Steve Howard: I'm going to give you a slightly long answer, if that's okay. Long but structured. We have many businesses that have

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Beijing Principal Sparks Controversy by Suspending Classes Amid Air Pollution Attack in China

Beijing Principal Sparks Controversy by Suspending Classes Amid Air Pollution Attack in China

Beijing is notorious worldwide for its air pollution, but a concerned middle school principal's decision to suspend classes amid last week's smog attack has sparked controversy throughout China. The

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Vincent Callebaut Unveils Plans for Futuristic “Flavors Orchard” Farm City in China

Vincent Callebaut Unveils Plans for Futuristic “Flavors Orchard” Farm City in China

The project is based on the idea of eco-responsible lifestyles and sustainable innovations that enable biodiversity and slow down the massive rural exodus China has experienced over the last decade.

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U.S. Imports Expensive Feed from China to Satisfy American Appetite for Organic Eggs

U.S. Imports Expensive Feed from China to Satisfy American Appetite for Organic Eggs

Bad news organic egg fans: your tasty breakfast staple might not be as ethical or good for the environment as you'd like to think. According to an NPR report, American farmers struggling to keep up with

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Hong Kong’s Shocking 40-Square-Foot Apartments Photographed by Chinese Human Rights Group

Hong Kong’s Shocking 40-Square-Foot Apartments Photographed by Chinese Human Rights Group

Could you imagine a family living in an apartment not much bigger than a king-size bed? In Hong Kong, some families are forced to live in 40 square-foot cubicle apartments that have bunk beds overlapping

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K-Architect Unveils Green-Roofed Da-Yo Fire Station in Taiwan

K-Architect Unveils Green-Roofed Da-Yo Fire Station in Taiwan

The project is located in an existing park. In order to maintain its natural environment without excluding the possibility of building the fire station, the architects decided to elevate part of the

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New Cell Phone Charging System Harvests Energy from Vibrations

New Cell Phone Charging System Harvests Energy from Vibrations

A multinational team of engineers is working on new technology that could allow you to charge your phone on the go without having to plug in. The team has developed a new system for charging smartphone

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Could Solar-powered Desalination Solve California’s Water Supply Problem?

Could Solar-powered Desalination Solve California’s Water Supply Problem?

California is suffering through its worst drought in decades, and it has gotten so bad that officials announced that 17 communities across the state are in danger of running out of water within 60 to 120

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