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Newly Completed Hudson Woods Complex Offers Serene Eco-Living Deep in the Catskills

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Kickstarter for Gorgeous Wooden Bike Grips Helps Fund Social Programs in Haifa

by , 08/26/14

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Nisnas Industries recently launched a Kickstarter for Daily, a new line of affordable wood bike grips designed to feel great and last a lifetime. Available in Maple or Mahogany, the wooden body is press fit onto an aluminum core and fastened together with two brass screws. Designed primarily for comfort and durability, the bike grips can fit a variety of hand sizes. Part of the proceeds will go towards Nisnas Industries’ social empowerment programs for local Arab youth, such as workshops to teach young kids how to build wood surfboards.

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Incredibly Skinny Sliver House Slips Into a Lot As Narrow As Ten Feet Across

by , 08/26/14

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Skinny leftover spaces between buildings often don’t become more than alleyways, but Boyarsky Murphy Architects managed to turn one challengingly narrow lot into the site of a four story house. Located between two terraced houses in West London, the appropriately named Sliver House has a front facade that measures less than ten feet. To make the narrow house seem as spacious as possible, the architects introduced as much natural light as possible throughout the building’s bone-white interior.

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INTERVIEW: James Dyson On Using His Famous Vacuum Technology to Suck Garbage From Rivers

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14-Year-Old's Biofuel Breakthrough Boosts Algae Production 500%

by , 08/25/14

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Algae could provide an endless source of biofuel, however current production methods tend to be costly and time-intensive – first you have to grow the algae, and then you extract oily lipids and convert them into fuel. Enter Gregory Martin, a brilliant 14-year-old who has found a way to boost the amount of lipids in algae by over 500%! Gregory’s method uses fewer steps than other techniques, and it could lead to much higher biofuel yields.

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Great Glass House Holds Mediterranean Treasures at the National Botanic Garden of Wales

by , 08/25/14

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Solar-Powered Rabot Cabin Stands Up to Extreme Norwegian Weather

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Iceland Limits Air Travel After Volcanic Eruption

by , 08/25/14
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A volcano in Iceland has started rumbling, threatening to spew havoc-wreaking ash into the air, which has prompted the country to close airspace over the mountain. The volcano actually erupted Saturday, but because it is buried under glacier ice, experts expect the ash to burst through the ice within the next day or so, though it is possible that the magma may never melt through the ice. If it does, authorities want to be prepared in order to avoid the same kind of chaos that surrounded the 2010 volcano, which disrupted aviation for a week.

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Trakke Transforms Ancient Yurt into a Packable Round House That Pops Up Anywhere for the Everyday Adventurer

by , 08/25/14

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Tiny Prefab Cabin's Slatted Timber Facade Folds Open to Beautiful Lakeside Views in Northern Bohemia

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Hundreds of Seeping Methane Plumes Discovered Off U.S. East Coast

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Natural methane leakage from the sea floor is far more widespread off the U.S. East Coast than previously thought, according to a study published in Nature Geoscience this week. Researchers from Mississippi State University, the U.S. Geological Survey, and other institutions discovered least 570 natural methane seeps in a 94,000 square kilometer area between September 2011 and August 2013. And while it is believed that the seeps have been there for at least 1,000 years, the report’s authors are concerned that rising sea temperatures could cause them to emit the greenhouse gas at increasingly rapid rates.

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Extreme Drought is Making the West Coast Rise Like an Uncoiled Spring

by , 08/25/14

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A new study published in Science by the Scripp’s Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego found that the earth’s crust is slowly rising in the West “like an uncoiled spring” due extreme drought. Scripps researchers found that the water shortage is causing an “uplift” effect of up to half and inch in California’s mountains, and 0.15 of an inch on average across the West.

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Students Design an Adorable Wedge Cabin for California's State Parks

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7 Million Bats Killed by White Nose Syndrome: How You Can Help

by , 08/25/14
filed under: Animals, Conservation, News, Policy

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We’ve reported on the white nose syndrome (WNS) afflicting and killing bats across the U.S. for a few years now. However, the latest estimates from the Defenders of Wildlife put the number of bats killed by the disease near seven million. The population of the northern long-eared bat alone has reduced by almost 99 percent of 2007 levels. In response to the devastation wrought on this particular species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has sadly decided to do nothing for another six months! Read on to find out how you can help campaign to get this species protected under the Endangered Species Act, before it’s too late.

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Portland's Tilikum Crossing to Become America's First Multimodal Car-Free Bridge

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Modern Cocoon Fireplaces Have a Thermal Energy Rating of 75%

Modern Cocoon Fireplaces Have a Thermal Energy Rating of 75%

We're now in the dog days of summer, but brisk fall weather is right around the corner - and Cocoon Fireplaces just launched a new line of ultra modern fireplaces that offer an…

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Crea-Re Studio's Pendant Lamps Cast Paper in a New Light at the London Design Festival

Crea-Re Studio's Pendant Lamps Cast Paper in a New Light at the London…

  Crea-Re Studio is a collaborative team comprised of Polish artist Maria Fiter and Italian Marco Migliorisi. Together, they create a number of products which are all…

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Lady Liberty, Uncle Sam, and 23 Others Arrested in Cove Point Civil Disobedience

Lady Liberty, Uncle Sam, and 23 Others Arrested in Cove Point Civil…

  How could Rachel tell her daughter that some people are exploited because they can't fight back? That sometimes the people meant to protect us are profiting from the…

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VIDEO: IKEA's Augmented Reality App Lets You Visualize Furniture in Your Home Before You Buy

VIDEO: IKEA's Augmented Reality App Lets You Visualize Furniture in…

Buying new furniture can be a big commitment, especially given the cost and energy associated with shipping and setting up a large piece. What happens if you go through all of the pains…

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Brilliant Pascal Stool Lights Up When You Sit on it!

Brilliant Pascal Stool Lights Up When You Sit on it!

Looking for a perfect energy-efficient gift for that special bookworm in your life? Well, you're in luck because New Zealand industrial designer Holly Bradshaw-Clegg's light-up Pascal…

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