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The Top 5 Environmental Issues Humanity Should Be Thinking About in 2013

The Top 5 Environmental Issues Humanity Should Be Thinking About in 2013

Image via Shutterstock Like too many fruit flies in a bottle, there are now so many humans on this finite planet that we are changing our environment to be less favorable for a comfortable and enduring

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Cradle Turns iPhone into Incredible Biosensor that Detects Pathogens and Environmental Toxins

Cradle Turns iPhone into Incredible Biosensor that Detects Pathogens and Environmental Toxins

Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a wedge-shaped cradle that turns any iPhone into a sophisticated biosensor that can detect and analyze bacteria, toxins,

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Former EPA Head Lisa Jackson to Become Apple’s Lead Environmental Officer

Former EPA Head Lisa Jackson to Become Apple’s Lead Environmental Officer

After four years under the Obama administration as the head of the EPA, Lisa Jackson will begin a position at Apple as their lead environmental adviser. CEO Tim Cook announced the decision Tuesday at the

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Byproducts from Greek Yogurt Prove Toxic to the Environment

Byproducts from Greek Yogurt Prove Toxic to the Environment

Greek yogurt is delicious, high in protein, and a good alternative to sugary snacks. However the $2 billion dollar a year industry has a dark side that comes in the form of toxic acid whey. It takes three

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Study Finds Conservatives Less Likely to Buy Light Bulbs Labeled as Good for the Environment

Study Finds Conservatives Less Likely to Buy Light Bulbs Labeled as Good for the Environment

New research suggests that people with right wing views are less likely to buy light bulbs that are labeled as "pro-environment" due to the politicized nature of the carbon debate in the United States. In

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Perkins + Will’s Prefab Sprout Space Classroom is a Healthy, Green Learning Environment

Perkins + Will’s Prefab Sprout Space Classroom is a Healthy, Green Learning Environment

Approximately 7.5 million students in the US are taught in more than 300,000 portable classrooms. Many of them are outdated. Sprout Space offers an alternative to yesterday's portable classrooms. Created

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Eureka Springs’ Open-Air Thorncrown Chapel is a Paragon of Environmental Design

Eureka Springs’ Open-Air Thorncrown Chapel is a Paragon of Environmental Design

With all the contemporary emphasis on modern sustainable architecture, sometimes we seem to forget that environmentally friendly architecture has existed for a long time. Built in 1980, Thorncrown Chapel

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Clock Shadow Building Supports the Community and the Environment in Milwaukee

Clock Shadow Building Supports the Community and the Environment in Milwaukee

The developers of this underutilized parcel in Milwaukee's Walker’s Point neighborhood wanted a building that achieved a mission of economic improvement, social justice, environmental restoration, and

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Michael Jantzen’s Seed-Sowing Machines Plant Flowers in Response to Environmental Destruction

Michael Jantzen’s Seed-Sowing Machines Plant Flowers in Response to Environmental Destruction

Artist Michael Jantzen has released designs for a solar-powered seed-sowing machine that would plant flowers in response to evidence of environmental destruction. Placed in various locations around the

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Crissy Field Center is Dedicated to Environmental Youth Education in San Francisco

Crissy Field Center is Dedicated to Environmental Youth Education in San Francisco

Crissy Field Center is a state-of-the-art youth education facility that includes classrooms, a science lab, an art room, an administrative space and the Beach Hut cafe. Children from around the Bay Area

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Grimshaw’s Aspire Tower will be a Benchmark for Passive Environmental Design in Australia

Grimshaw’s Aspire Tower will be a Benchmark for Passive Environmental Design in Australia

Grimshaw Architects has recently submitted its Development Application on behalf of Parramatta City Council for the landmark mixed-use tower. Aspire Tower will be located next to Parramatta Square on

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Candy-Colored Urban Development and Environment Office Opens in Hamburg

Candy-Colored Urban Development and Environment Office Opens in Hamburg

The new state ministry building is one of the most energy-efficient buildings in Germany. It requires just 70 kWh/m2, compared to a typical building from the 1970s that would have required

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Pollux’NZ City Project Deploys an Open-Source Environmental Monitoring Network

Pollux’NZ City Project Deploys an Open-Source Environmental Monitoring Network

An open-source environmental monitoring network is now being tested in France by CKAB, a French consulting firm and innovation lab focusing on the Internet of Things. According to Hack a Day, the project,

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Greenland Halts All New Arctic Oil Drilling Permits Due to Environmental Concerns

Greenland Halts All New Arctic Oil Drilling Permits Due to Environmental Concerns

Greenland, along with Alaska and Russia, has been a hotspot for oil companies hoping to tap into the estimated 25% of the world’s remaining oil and gas reserved in and around the Arctic Ocean. But the

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Peru Declares an Environmental Emergency in the Amazon

Peru Declares an Environmental Emergency in the Amazon

Photo via Shutterstock After years of negligence by oil and gas companies and a dearth of regulations designed to hold them accountable for their actions, the Peruvian government has declared an

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South African Environmental Protection Minister Backs Legalization of Rhino Horn Trade

South African Environmental Protection Minister Backs Legalization of Rhino Horn Trade

In a controversial move, South African Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa recently supported a proposal to lift the ban on the sale of rhino horns. The trade of rhinoceros horns has been banned

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Environmental Rap Superhero Mr. Eco Releases “Recycle Robot” Music Video

Environmental Rap Superhero Mr. Eco Releases “Recycle Robot” Music Video

Environmental rap superhero Mr. Eco has just released his new song and music video “Recycle Robot”, a fun new short geared towards educating kids on recycling. “When we don’t recycle it starts a

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Plant-Based Beyond Eggs Taste Like the Real Thing Without Environmental or Ethical Impact

Plant-Based Beyond Eggs Taste Like the Real Thing Without Environmental or Ethical Impact

Photo via Shutterstock We’ve heard about lab grown meat and even 3D-printed steaks, but now one company is seeking to launch the leading plant-based egg substitute.  Beyond Eggs, made by Hampton

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Environmentalists Baffled at State Department Claim that Keystone XL Would Have Little Environmental Impact

Environmentalists Baffled at State Department Claim that Keystone XL Would Have Little Environmental Impact

Rumors have been circulating as to whether or not the President would approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. On Friday, the State Department released a study suggesting that the pipeline, which is slated to

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Yahoo CEO Marisa Meyer Bans Telecommuting in a Devastating Blow to Environment, Working Parents

Yahoo CEO Marisa Meyer Bans Telecommuting in a Devastating Blow to Environment, Working Parents

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer recently announced that all Yahoo employees must report to the office for duty starting this summer. Accustomed to telecommuting, many of these employees are angry about the move,

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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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