Is the Christian Coalition solar power's most unlikely new ally?

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A fight over net metering for Indiana solar power users just got a lot more interesting, after the ‘yes’ side took on an unlikely ally–the Christian Coalition of America. The Washington Post reports that the head of the Christian Coalition wrote a blog post in favor of solar energy and the Indiana fight to allow solar producers to sell their power back to the grid and lower their energy bills.

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Hiroshi Nakamura's Nasu Tepee home features a cluster of timber-clad peaks mingling with the trees

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UGE's Vertical Axis Wind Turbines now provide green power for the Eiffel Tower

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The Eiffel Tower has just unveiled a new, sustainable facelift, and perhaps the most striking update to the famous landmark comes in the form of two of Urban Green Energy’s (UGE) vertical axis wind turbines. Installed 400 feet up, within the tower’s iconic framework, the turbines will provide 10,000 kWh of green electricity each year.

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Experts say more snow often leads to prettier spring gardens

by , 02/25/15
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If this unfathomably long, cold winter is getting you down, you’ll be happy to hear that there is a silver lining to our cold-weather doldrums. According to local NYC ecology experts, the more snow, the better (when it comes to gardening, that is)! The deep snow cover that has yet to melt away is acting as a supreme insulator for the soil underneath, meaning that we can expect abundant, lush flora this coming spring.

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Revolutionize your daily commute with the stylish and futuristic Spark e-bike

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Canadian company Shocke bikes designed a new kind of electric bike that’s guaranteed to spice up your daily commute. Introducing the Shocke Spark, a stylish and sleek all-terrain electric bike that offers all the power, durability, and hi-tech gadgetry of high-end e-bikes for a fraction of the cost. Equipped with an easy-to-remove 36V 12AH lithium ion battery that provides up to 43.5 miles of juice, the 7-speed Spark helps riders stay safe with LED turn signal lights and can even project a laser illuminated bike path. Want one of your own? Head over to Shocke Bike’s Kickstarter to help bring Spark to production and learn more about its many other hi-tech features.

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Chair of U.N. climate panel steps down amid sexual harassment allegations

by , 02/25/15
filed under: climate change, News

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The long-time head of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (I.P.C.C.) stepped down yesterday amid allegations of sexual harassment filed in his home country, India. Rajendra K. Pachauri was chairman of the panel for 13 years and one of the world’s strongest voices against climate change. But the New York Times reports he tendered his resignation shortly after a woman employed at an institute he heads accused him of unwanted text messages, emails and other contact.

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Have you seen the revolutionary "Dryline" flood barrier coming to NYC's East River? (VIDEO)

by , 02/25/15
filed under: Inhabitat NYC

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It looks like the Bjarke Ingels Group’s BIG U proposal to create a flood barrier along Manhattan’s East River is moving forward with a catchy new name and an exciting video to go along with it. The ambitious project, lovingly dubbed The Dryline, consists of a 10-mile earthen berm ribbon along the East River from East 23rd Street to Montgomery Street. Although the project development is still in its very early stages, BIG’s beautiful video gives us a better idea of what their vision for a more resilient NYC will look like when it’s complete.

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schmidt hammer lassen architects wins bid to design BREEAM Excellent mixed-use complex in Oslo

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Check out + POOL's free art installation at the Ace Hotel to learn about NYC's first river-purifying pool

by , 02/25/15
filed under: Inhabitat NYC

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If the idea of taking a dip on a warm, sunny summer day sounds really good to you right about now, + POOL has a treat for you over at the Ace Hotel. The team behind the initiative to build the world’s first river-purifying floating pool has launched a free art installation at the hotel running through March 5th. The series of large-scale drawings, entitled “Doing Something Big When No One Asks You To Do Something Big,” interprets + POOL‘s development over the past few years and will serve as a window into the minds of the founders and what they hope to accomplish with this revolutionary public project for NYC. The exhibit will be open 24 hours a day to the public at the Ace Hotel Gallery (20 West 29th Street New York, NY 10001).

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Minnow creates spectacular lamps from New Zealand Macrocarpa and laser-cut bamboo

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Obama vetoes Keystone XL bill, but the fight continues

Obama vetos controversial Keystone XL bill

President Obama has today—as expected—quietly vetoed a bill that sought to approve construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. The bill passed both the Senate and the House in recent weeks, but as Obama has often repeated, he will wait for the State Department to complete its review of the proposed pipeline before making a final decision as to its fate.

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Helix unveils “world’s best folding bike” that folds down to the size of its wheels

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Charles Pétillon's 'Invasions' of white balloons fill empty spaces and abandoned buildings

by , 02/24/15

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Arup and RFA Fenwick Iribarren Architects unveil plans for the new Qatar Foundation Stadium

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World's largest monocoque roof is taking form atop China's Suzhou Center

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VIDEO: Dream of living in your own tiny home? You need to watch this

VIDEO: Dream of living in your own tiny home? You need to watch this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6pj3jVgeh8 Good things come in teeny tiny packages, or so we are told. But as much as we love to extoll the virtues of those adorable micro homes,…

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The world's first plantable coffee cup replenishes local flora

The world's first plantable coffee cup replenishes local flora

In America alone, over 145 billion disposable coffee cups are discarded annually. People's coffee habits have led to a startling amount of waste, much of which fails to end up in…

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Could a Spillway Bar Pavilion Manage Seine Flooding in Paris?

Could a Spillway Bar Pavilion Manage Seine Flooding in Paris?

With water levels rising worldwide, there's a very real risk of floods in any city that has a river at its core. Architect Dr. Margot Krasojević has envisioned a dynamic spillway…

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INFOGRAPHIC: How many miles do elevators in the world's tallest buildings travel a year?

INFOGRAPHIC: How many miles do elevators in the world's tallest…

Super-tall skyscrapers are more en vogue now than ever, but what is it like living in one? And more specifically, how long are the elevator rides? The inquisitive folks over at the…

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The Keystone XL battle should be about food security and climate change, not economics

The Keystone XL battle should be about food security and climate…

The Keystone XL Pipeline is no stranger to news headlines. Unfortunately, the headlines often mention the economy and only some vague kind of connection to the environment. In reality,…

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