Inhabitat: So to start, tell me about how the Foodini and Natural Machines came together. Lynette: It started a little bit over a year ago. There are four founders in the company and I came in around
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With 2014 just around the corner, we are taking a retrospective look at the biggest news stories of 2013, and we're seeing a healthy combination of both really disturbing, depressing news and positive
Want to get a P.H.D. in what to do with your P.H.W.? (That's short for post-holiday waste in case you didn't know.) While you may not have heard of the term (we kind of just made it up), we're pretty sure
Thanks to the support of UK-based charitable organization Made in Africa Foundation, a massive urban redevelopment scheme in Kampala, Uganda is now underway. The concept for the site was presented to
A young male lion in South Africa discovered that it had taken on more than it could chew when a water buffalo flipped the lion several feet into the air in a daring attempt to rescue a fallen comrade.
This week, the biggest animal discovery of the 21st century was announced. Meet kabomani, the “little black tapir.” He’s a shy and elusive fellow, living below the radar in the grasslands and
Photo © Shutterstock The National Library of Norway has just announced plans to digitize its entire library of hundreds of thousands of books by the mid-2020s. A new law will require all published
Brazil photo via Shutterstock All those airplanes crisscrossing Brazil for the 2014 World Cup next summer will nearly double carbon emissions compared to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. According
Scientists Discover Freshwater Reserves Under Ocean Floor 100 Times Greater Than All Water Used in the 20th Century
Humanity just found an incredibly valuable resource hidden under the ocean floor, and it's more precious than fossil fuels or minerals. Scientists discovered vast aquifers of fresh water underneath the
The Israeli government commissioned the project in the aftermath of the Six Day War as an experiment in geometry and architectural construction. The housing complex was planned for a stop atop a hill,
When Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was inaugurated in Pretoria on 10 May, 1994, I distinctly remember wondering what would happen to South Africa, where I spent my childhood. By then, I was finishing high
The relentless evolution of electronics means that consumers are constantly upgrading to the latest and greatest - but all of those dated flip phones and CRT monitors have to go somewhere. Australian
Elephants at watering hole photo via Shutterstock Africa is poised to lose 20 percent of its elephant population over the next decade if illegal poaching continues at its current rate, according to new
Okapi photo from Shutterstock The blue-tongued forest giraffe is the latest species to fall under risk of extinction. The animal, also known as the okapi, is the national symbol of the Democratic
Last week, Philadelphia's 10-member city council unanimously passed a measure banning the production of firearms made by 3D printers. In doing so, Philly has become the first U.S. city to outlaw a
Kerosene is the fuel of choice for families living off the grid in sub-Saharan Africa - however it inflicts a heavy toll on people's health and costs up to $8 per kilowatt-hour (kWh). Compared to
Kalahari Desert photo from Shutterstock Botswana government officials are in hot water over fracking in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, which is the second largest wildlife preserve in the world.
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
Mocked by Stephen Colbert as "poverty porn," the Shanty Town sits alongside Emoya's five-star lodgings. For about $98 a night, guests can pretend to live the rough life, relieving themselves in "long
Some of the world’s most sustainable cities have been given special recognition at the COP 19 Climate Change Conference underway in Warsaw. Vancouver, Cape Town, and Abu Dhabi are the winners of the
The Wildlife Conservation Society has just released a tragic video which captures the audio of an elephant being shot and killed by ivory poachers in Central Africa. The chilling sounds were captured on
133 Developing Nations Walk Out of COP 19 Climate Talks Because of Stubborn Industrialized Countries
In Warsaw, 133 representatives from developing nations walked out of COP 19 climate negotiations. Their exit follows a refusal from industrialized countries such as the United States, Canada, Norway, and
Designed by the same firm that created The Utter Inn, an underwater resort docked in the middle of a Swedish lake, Manta Resort's floating addition is submerged thirteen feet beneath one of the Indian
Minnesota TV host of Winchester Deadly Passion, Melissa Bachman incurred the wrath of the global conservation community when she posted a tweet on November 13 depicting her triumphantly sitting over a
A charging african lion is an alarming sight for most people - but for zoologist Kevin Richardson it's just the start of another day on a reserve in South Africa. Richardson wrestles with fully-grown
Philips has achieved a new milestone in its quest to integrate energy-efficient LEDs into all surfaces. We've seen the company install LEDs on ceilings, walls and now they are putting them in floors.
In another stark reminder that the economy and environment can't be separated, a new World Bank report finds that climate-related damage from extreme weather events such as Typhoon Haiyan has cost the
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