60 Water's spectacular roof deck would be the perfect spot to watch July 4th fireworks - if you lived there

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Nissan's next-generation Leaf prototype can drive over 310 miles on a single charge

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Range anxiety is one of the main things holding electric cars back – but the next generation of electric vehicles will be able to drive farther. Much farther. Nissan just announced plans to give its 2016 Leaf a more powerful battery with a range of 110 miles – and the automaker is also working on a prototype next-generation Leaf that will be able to travel more than 310 miles on a single charge!

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Alpine cable car station finds new life as a cantilevering restaurant in the Swiss mountains

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Atkins CIWEM announces 2015 Environmental Photographer of the Year winners

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Play in a plane crash sculpture and a field of milk bottle dandelions at this art festival in France

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Tesla rival 2017 Chevy Bolt EV production expected to kick off in late 2016

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Chevy has released two teaser photos of the 2017 Bolt electric vehicle, which is currently undergoing testing. The 2017 Bolt was previewed in concept form at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show and will finally give Tesla a rival with its estimated 200 mile driving range and $30,000 starting price.

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Brilliant 5CUBE sends powerful tangible message of Ireland’s dependence on fossil fuels

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The Rainbow Chapel's stunning kaleidoscope windows reference ancient Chinese symbolism

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Dubai to print world's first 3D-printed office building

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The United Arab Emirates likes to be first when it comes to amazing feats of construction and technology, and architecture in Dubai is constantly pushing the envelope. The world’s tallest building already towers over Dubai’s skyline, and now the city is planning to build the world’s first fully 3D-printed office building. It’s a cool, space-age structure that will save a bundle on construction costs and material waste.

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BREAKING: BP will pay a record $18.7 billion to settle 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill claims

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BP has finally agreed to settle all federal and state claims over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill with a record $18.7 billion payment—the largest environmental fine in U.S. history. With an estimated 210 million gallons of oil discharged into the Gulf of Mexico, the 2010 environmental disaster is the biggest offshore oil spill in American history, claiming 11 worker lives and causing extensive and ongoing damage to wildlife, human health, and the economy. BP’s settlement is the “largest settlement with a single entity in American history,” according to U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch. If approved by a judge, the settlement will bring BP’s total spending over the oil spill to $53.8 billion.

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Kyocera breaks ground on Kyoto's largest solar power plant, on a golf course

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Kyocera has broken ground on Kyoto’s largest solar power plant–on an abandoned golf course. Golf courses have long been the bane of environmentalists, who consider them a waste of space and natural resources. Now the Japanese electronics company is availing themselves of the same properties that make the ideal golf course to build solar power plants. With expansive sunny spaces and minimal shade cover, abandoned golf courses in both Kyoto and Kagoshima Prefectures will soon host two new solar power plants with a combined capacity of 115MW.

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2016 Toyota Mirai is the only zero-emissions vehicle that can travel 312 miles

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In the market for a zero-emissions vehicle that can travel almost as far as a regular gas-powered vehicle? Up until now, you’re only choice has been the Tesla Model S with its 265 mile range – but Toyota just announced that the 2016 Mirai fuel-cell vehicle has a driving range of 312 miles, which is longer than any other zero-emissions vehicle on the market.

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INFOGRAPHIC: For the cost, which type of lightbulb reigns supreme?

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After being used for over 100 years it’s fairly safe to say that the incandescent bulb is old technology, and it has taken a long time for new technology to replace it. After a brief rise in the popularity of CFLs, the most recent technology to catch on is the LED bulb – but are they worth the additional expense? This infographic from Sunpower UK compares the three different types of bulbs and reveals which type is the best bang for your buck.

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Jewel Box Villa takes energy-efficient green homes to a hip new level in Switzerland

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Gorgeous Passive House renovation in New York wins the 'Oscars of existing buildings'

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Look out for special Mets-themed Citi Bikes around NYC for cool prizes

Look out for special Mets-themed Citi Bikes around NYC for cool prizes

Mets fans and Yankees fans now have one more reason not to get along. Fifty of New York’s Citi Bikes will be adorned with the Mets logo in a campaign supporting a month-long contest,…

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6 easy tips to green your 4th of July!

6 easy tips to green your 4th of July!

Summer veggies, Shutterstock 1. Go Meatless for the Day Nothing says 4th of July like a backyard barbecue but the global meat industry has put a terrible strain on the planet. So this…

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Solar-powered 'Cultivator' lets you print your own meat at home

Solar-powered 'Cultivator' lets you print your own meat at home

If meat is printed in your kitchen rather than butchered in a slaughterhouse, is it vegan? This is one of many questions raised by an appliance which uses solar energy and a 3D…

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New Silk light bulbs mimic the sun to help you sleep better

New Silk light bulbs mimic the sun to help you sleep better

No one can underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep. Most of us have heard, yet maybe not followed, the advice to turn off bright lights and screens before going to bed because…

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Prefab Parisian housing is clad in a double-skin timber facade to optimize solar shading

Prefab Parisian housing is clad in a double-skin timber facade to…

Tectône won the project bid in a 2011 design competition that specified wood as the primary structural material. The housing development was built on a former industrial site and…

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