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“Wooden” Jeans Could Provide a More Environmentally Friendly Alternative to Denim

“Wooden” Jeans Could Provide a More Environmentally Friendly Alternative to Denim

The denim industry has a phenomenal impact on the environment. Traditional cotton jeans carry a substantial carbon footprint with each single pair requiring 42 liters of water, along with up to 15 dyeing

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Green-Roofed Chipicas Townhouses Blend Into the Environment With Wood-Wrapped Facades

Green-Roofed Chipicas Townhouses Blend Into the Environment With Wood-Wrapped Facades

Built in 2009, the houses are nestled amidst a private garden in downtown Valle de Bravo, Mexico. Their shaded wooden exteriors help them blend in with their surroundings while filtering light so that the

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Debris from 2011 Japanese Tsunami Continues to Threaten Alaskan Environment

Debris from 2011 Japanese Tsunami Continues to Threaten Alaskan Environment

Last May, we reported that on 40 tons of debris from the 2011 Tsunami that devastated coastal regions of Japan had washed up on Montague Island in Alaska’s Prince William Sound. Since then, trash has

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Apple Supply Chain Report Reveals Labor and Environmental Violations

Apple Supply Chain Report Reveals Labor and Environmental Violations

Photo via Shutterstock Apple released its annual supplier responsibility report this week, which detailed a number of labor and environmental violations in the company's supply chain. The most

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Stone Environmental Interpretation Centre is a Sensitive Reconstruction on São Jorge Island

Stone Environmental Interpretation Centre is a Sensitive Reconstruction on São Jorge Island

The Environmental Interpretation Centre is located on the shores of the Faja da Caldeira de Santo Cristo on São Jorge Island on the Azores archipelago of Portugal. The islands are very remote and located

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EPA Chief and Fierce Defender of the Environment Lisa Jackson to Step Down

EPA Chief and Fierce Defender of the Environment Lisa Jackson to Step Down

One of the most strident defenders of the environment in President Obama’s administration, Lisa Jackson, announced yesterday that she will be resigning from her post as chief of the Environmental

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s New Aalborg University Hospital is Designed to Heal Through the Environment

Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s New Aalborg University Hospital is Designed to Heal Through the Environment

The New Aalborg University Hospital plan was presented by a consortium of design firms including: Creo Architects, Aarhus Architects, NNE Pharmaplan, Brix & Kamp Consulting Engineers, Oluf Jorgensen

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California Pot Growers are Decimating the Local Environment Warn Scientists

California Pot Growers are Decimating the Local Environment Warn Scientists

The California pot business is booming, which is great news for marijuana advocates. The bad news is that the boom, like other booms in the past, is decimating the California environment. Pot growers have

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Inhabitat’s Top Environmental News Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Inhabitat’s Top Environmental News Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

From natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy to the intensifying threat of climate change, 2012 had its share of ominous environmental stories. But the news wasn't all bleak - we also brought you the

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Most Doctors Don’t Warn Pregnant Mothers About Environmental Risks To Unborn Children

Most Doctors Don’t Warn Pregnant Mothers About Environmental Risks To Unborn Children

A troubling new nationwide survey conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco finds that most doctors do not inform patients about environmental risks they might encounter

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The IBC Innovation Factory Is a Creative Learning Environment Built In a Former Paint Factory

The IBC Innovation Factory Is a Creative Learning Environment Built In a Former Paint Factory

Originally built in 1978, the GORI paint factory was considered innovative and set new standards for manufacturing facilities. It was the first factory plant in Denmark to unite production and management

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European Environment Agency Says Climate Change is Already Evident on the Continent

European Environment Agency Says Climate Change is Already Evident on the Continent

Alvaro German Vilela / Shutterstock.com A new report from the European Environment Agency states that the effects of climate change are already evident in Europe - and the situation is only going to

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Obama Calls for Climate Action After Winning 2012 Presidential Election – Here’s What’s Next for the Environment

Obama Calls for Climate Action After Winning 2012 Presidential Election – Here’s What’s Next for the Environment

President Obama photo from Shutterstock President Obama won the 2012 US election last night, and in a powerful victory speech he called for climate action to address a nation that is “threatened by

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Sarah McCoubrey’s Paintings Envision an Escape from an Environmentally Ravaged Earth

Sarah McCoubrey’s Paintings Envision an Escape from an Environmentally Ravaged Earth

After studying parcels of land at risk for sale for hydrofracking, Sarah McCoubrey began envisioning a future in which we would need to escape an earth that is beyond repair. In her newest series of

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Agency of Design’s New Energy Trumps Cards Identify Environmental Properties of Different Materials

Agency of Design’s New Energy Trumps Cards Identify Environmental Properties of Different Materials

We showcased Agency of Design's prototype cO2 card in the past, and the firm just played a winning hand by launching a full suite of Energy Trumps! The deck of cards aims to help designers and consumers

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How Sustainable is Mitt Romney’s Vision for America and the Environment?

How Sustainable is Mitt Romney’s Vision for America and the Environment?

The 2012 Presidential Election is tomorrow, and critical decisions regarding how the United States should tackle climate change and energy security will need to be made in the near future. Therefore, it

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El Dorado brings Socially and Environmentally Sustainable Echo Ridge Community to Topeka, Kansas

El Dorado brings Socially and Environmentally Sustainable Echo Ridge Community to Topeka, Kansas

The Echo Ridge Community Center is a multi-zoned public facility designed to be used by the 30 affordable housing units in the Echo Ridge Development. The building has four zones: Community, Food, Kid and

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Shade & Shelter is a Lightweight Flexible Dwelling That Responds To Its Desert Environment

Shade & Shelter is a Lightweight Flexible Dwelling That Responds To Its Desert Environment

Ohad Lustgarten was inspired by the natural forms of the oasis, caves and trees when he designed his temporary shelter for his thesis project at Shenkar College of Design in Ramat Gan, Israel. All are

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100% Recycled Ditto Hangers Support the Arts and the Environment

100% Recycled Ditto Hangers Support the Arts and the Environment

Unlike the infamously undesirable wire hangers, Ditto hangers are free of heavy metals, chlorine and formaldehyde, which is commonly present on both fabric and paper attachments on hangers. These

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Environment Agency’s Lord Smith Backs UK Business’ Green Growth, Including Coca-Cola’s

Environment Agency’s Lord Smith Backs UK Business’ Green Growth, Including Coca-Cola’s

Lord Smith, the chairman for the Environment Agency in the UK, paid a visit to Europe's largest Coca-Cola plant this week, and on his tour he underlined the importance of green growth. Speaking about

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Liliana Porter’s Wrinkle Environment is an Interactive, Recyclable Art Installation Made of Copy Paper

Liliana Porter’s Wrinkle Environment is an Interactive, Recyclable Art Installation Made of Copy Paper

Originally created in 1968, the piece is only made up of photocopied paper. Porter crunched and folded each piece and attached it to the wall in angular forms. Climbing up the wall the paper has its own

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RNL’s Eastside Human Service Building in Denver Serves the Community and the Environment

RNL’s Eastside Human Service Building in Denver Serves the Community and the Environment

The building's design includes program components such as conference rooms, service counters, offices, and file storage. The organization of the building was tightly monitored by RNL and helps to provide

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European Environment Agency (EEA) Releases Interactive Maps Showing Heatwave Risk On The Continent

European Environment Agency (EEA) Releases Interactive Maps Showing Heatwave Risk On The Continent

Europe is a big place and as such, climate change will affect the continent's cities in different ways. For example, if sea levels rise, there is a good chance that Venice will be underwater, but what

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UK’s New Environment Secretary Appointment Raises Cause for Concern Among Green Groups

UK’s New Environment Secretary Appointment Raises Cause for Concern Among Green Groups

Yesterday UK Prime Minister David Cameron reshuffled his cabinet in the first major restructuring since the coalition Conservative-Lib Dem government came to power in 2010. One of the major cabinet

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Breakthrough 3D Photografting Tech Could Lead to Tiny Organic Environmental Sensors

Breakthrough 3D Photografting Tech Could Lead to Tiny Organic Environmental Sensors

A team from the Vienna University of Technology has developed a method to grow biological tissue with laser beams. The Austrian scientists found that using lasers, molecules could be fixed at exactly the

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Giant Elephant Made of Recycled Tires Roams the Earth for African Environmental Awareness

Giant Elephant Made of Recycled Tires Roams the Earth for African Environmental Awareness

Made from woven truck tires and a galvanized mild steel skeleton, this recycled beast is taking The Netherlands by storm. Measuring 10 feet tall and 18 feet in length, it is currently on display within

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Frank Gehry-Designed BioMuseum to Be A Hub of Environmental Learning in Panama

Frank Gehry-Designed BioMuseum to Be A Hub of Environmental Learning in Panama

Frank Gehry, the architect known for his twisting metal buildings, is nearing completion on his first project in Latin America. The Museum of Biodiversity, located in Panama, is set to provide education

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Wooden-Framed “iameco” Computer Reduces Environmental Impacts

Wooden-Framed “iameco” Computer Reduces Environmental Impacts

The wooden-framed iameco (pronounced “i-am-eco”) computer is easy on the eyes and on the environment. A result of a collaboration between German and Irish designers, the PC is the first of

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APA Architects’ DEFA HQ Design Wins 2012 Green Apple Built Environment and Architectural Heritage Awards

APA Architects’ DEFA HQ Design Wins 2012 Green Apple Built Environment and Architectural Heritage Awards

It is not the first award that the new eco-friendly DEFA headquarters has won. It has already been awarded the 'Excellent' rating by 'BREEAM' for its exemplary design in reducing environmental impact.

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Google and Landsat Create Time-Lapse Videos Showing 40 Years of Environmental Destruction in the Amazon

Google and Landsat Create Time-Lapse Videos Showing 40 Years of Environmental Destruction in the Amazon

Landsat and Google Earth Engine may have created the closest thing we have ever seen to a virtual time machine. Forty years of satellite images of the Earth's surface have been organized, compiled, and

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