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If you want to dramatically reduce your carbon footprint, you might want to start with your dinner plate. A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences revealed that cattle
Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in America, and countries around the world are quickly following suit. One thing most health and nutrition experts can agree on is that there's no one solution for
Hundreds gathered on a chilly night at Lafayette Square across from the White House to tell President Obama to keep his climate promise and stand up to the fossil fuel industry by rejecting the dirty tar
Image via Shutterstock For generations, the Chinese Lunar New Year has been celebrated with red money-filled envelopes, family dinners, and exploding firecrackers that herald the days to come. However
Hong Kong-based conservation group WildLifeRisk (WLR) announced on Monday that they have discovered a whale shark factory in Southern China that processes 600 of the endangered animals every year. The
The façade's openings have a hexagonal pattern that uniquely frames the natural beauty of the Island, while the balconies are deep enough to provide lounging areas, summer kitchens, and private pools.
China gets all the attention when it comes to terrible air quality, but the truth is that the worst day in Beijing is really just an average day in Delhi. Though it gets far less notice, the air in
Many visions for the future of transportation involve everyone being driven around on superfast, self-driving robotic cars or trains. Getting to that future, however, means letting go of the wheel and not
During the last Winter Olympics millions were astonished to learn that the uniforms worn as the U.S. Olympic Team entered the carnival-like Opening Ceremonies had not actually been made in the United
Last December a similar duck appeared on Dubai Creek. Turns out a company called GeoWash, which advertises a water-conserving mobile car wash device, installed the floating bird to generate awareness
At the recent United States Conference of Mayors’ winter meeting in Washington, D.C., Walmart executives announced a new plan to invest in American businesses. Long criticized for importing the vast
The two towers are connected with horizontal “streetscrapers” that reference the connective nature of internet-the company’s field of operation. Thanks to its linked configuration, the building
Researchers from several institutions in the U.S. and Tsinghua University in China have developed a new implantable generator that can convert heartbeats into energy. The device utilizes a nanoribbon
A new report, published in Nature Communications, reveals that the ever-increasing air pollution from China and other Asian industrial countries is capable of increasing the power of winter cyclones
Schmidt Hammer Lassen just unveiled preliminary drawings for Hong Kong's new Island School. Working in cooperation with Thomas Chow Architects, Schmidt Hammer Lassen designed a plant- and daylight-filled
There are two key factors that affect solar cell performance: high optical transparency for good light transmission, and high optical haze for increased scattering, and therefore absorption.
A street-by-street survey of the District of Columbia has found nearly 6,000 natural gas leaks in the city’s aging pipes. A dozen of those leaks were found beneath manholes, where methane has
Honey bees photo from Shutterstock A new report published in the journal mBio shows that the staggering rise in honey bee deaths over the past decade could be partly due to a virus that stems from
A small community of villagers in Guizhou Province, China refused houses that the government offered them, and decided to continue living in caves in the mountains of Anshun. The Miao ethnic minority
Smog photo from Shutterstock The massive pollution that covers China has been making its way to the western United States. A new study has shown that pollution from China’s burning of fossil fuels
São Paulo is currently testing trains for a brand new monorail system that is scheduled to open this March in time for the World Cup. The 17-mile Silver Line is designed to move 48,000 passengers every
Last winter, smog levels in Beijing, China were found to be 10 to 15 times what the World Health Organization classifies as a health risk. The streets are still overflowing with people wearing gas
There’s no question that China is facing a dire pollution problem. We’ve already seen dozens of photos of the nation's smog-ridden capital, and if that isn’t evidence enough, check out this latest
Cloning animals used to be a taboo subject - but not in China, where a Shenzhen facility clones 500 pigs every year. The farm, run by a company called BGI, implants around two pigs a day with cloned
The US Energy Information Administration just put forth a new report that shows US carbon emissions increased 2% despite all the nation's environmental initiatives in the past year. According to the new
Well, we knew this was coming. In October 2013, Inhabitat reported on the Dallas Safari Club's nefarious plan to auction off a rare permit to hunt and kill a black rhino in the African nation of Namibia.
The Milan-based architecture studio designed the building for an international competition held in 2099 and envisioned a 33-storey high hollow circular building. The team wanted to avoid copying western
Global levels of carbon emissions and greenhouse gases are a threat to human and environmental health. In China, there are days when smog levels are so high that people can't go to work or school, and
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