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Bill Gates invests $2 billion in renewable energy

Bill Gates invests $2 billion in renewable energy

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced they will invest another $2billion in renewable technologies to help the fight against global climate change. This good news toward sustainability

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9 low-maintenance plants for the office

9 low-maintenance plants for the office

    Foolproof/Classics Spider Plant Jade Plant Snake Plant   Unusual Water lettuce Terrarium Air Plant   Special Needs/Light Succulents/Cactus

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Schacht Center for Health and Wellness seeks to change attitudes about mental health

Schacht Center for Health and Wellness seeks to change attitudes about mental health

For the Schacht Center, the architects wanted to shatter norms associated with mental health facilities, instead creating a place where all could feel welcome regardless of their issues. Positioned on a

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Barcode Room is a shape-shifting apartment that can be rearranged to create different spaces

Barcode Room is a shape-shifting apartment that can be rearranged to create different spaces

The twelve bars include a kitchen bar, a sleeping bar and a living bar that together create a customizable space that changes with the occupants' daily needs. Furniture and storage is built into each of

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The Archive: Stunning Mirrored Art Studio Melts Into the Landscape

The Archive: Stunning Mirrored Art Studio Melts Into the Landscape

The exterior of The Archive is completely covered in mirrors that reflect the world around it. These reflections serve to conceal the space while maintaining privacy for the artist within. The building's

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Costa Rica Becomes First Latin American Country to Ban Hunting for Sport

Costa Rica Becomes First Latin American Country to Ban Hunting for Sport

Costa Rica just became the first country in Latin America to ban hunting for sport. Costa Rica’s Congress voted unanimously on Monday to approve the ban, which will protect the country's wildlife -

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WE MAKE CARPETS Arrange Dull Household Items into Eye-Popping Carpets

WE MAKE CARPETS Arrange Dull Household Items into Eye-Popping Carpets

With installations that range from small to large, WE MAKE CARPETS have demonstrated that no material is too dull to turn into colorful works of art. Most recently they presented a carpet made of rows and

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The Frying Pan Tower is an extreme offshore hotel that used to be a Coast Guard lighthouse

The Frying Pan Tower is an extreme offshore hotel that used to be a Coast Guard lighthouse

This ex-Coast Guard light station located off the coast of North Carolina once helped ships avoid the nearby shallow areas, but today it functions as an extreme hotel with eight ocean-facing rooms. The

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Net-zero Happy Meadow Courtyard House is a perfectly passive residence in North Carolina

Net-zero Happy Meadow Courtyard House is a perfectly passive residence in North Carolina

Happy Meadows Courtyard House is a modern, age-in-place, net zero passive house designed by Chapel Hill, NC, architect Arielle Condoret Schechter. Constructed primarily of 5500 psi concrete, the

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Saw-tooth roofed nursery blends in with the landscape in a historic campus in Germany

Saw-tooth roofed nursery blends in with the landscape in a historic campus in Germany

A new nursery on the sprawling Philipps University in Marberg, Germany stands out amidst the tree-planted landscape with an iconic saw-tooth shaped roof. Designed by Opus Architects, the zig-zag roofed

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Chevrolet reveals 2016 Cruze with lighter, more powerful and more efficient design (PHOTOS)

Chevrolet reveals 2016 Cruze with lighter, more powerful and more efficient design (PHOTOS)

Chevrolet has just unveiled the last vehicle of its 2016 lineup, and it debuts on the heels of the company's most recent reveals integrating a lighter, more connected, and more energy-efficient design.

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Hanging spherical lodge is a treetop retreat in Laos

Hanging spherical lodge is a treetop retreat in Laos

Spherical eco-lodges that hang from the trees could allow eco-tourists to observe and immerse themselves in the flora and fauna in the Nam Et-Phou Louey Biodiversity Conservation Area in northern Laos.

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India announces plans to boost its solar power five times to 100GW by 2022

India announces plans to boost its solar power five times to 100GW by 2022

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that the country will leap forward with an impressive sustainability plan. The country is expected to increase its solar energy five fold over the

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Highly invasive New Guinea flatworms spotted in the U.S. for the first time

Highly invasive New Guinea flatworms spotted in the U.S. for the first time

The highly invasive New Guinea flatworm, which is on the 100 worst invasive alien lists, has just been identified in the United States, in Florida. Tracked by researchers from the Sorbonne’s National

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OAS1S “treescrapers” are modern skyscrapers inspired by trees

OAS1S “treescrapers” are modern skyscrapers inspired by trees

OAS1S™ INTRODUCES THE NUMBER 1 GREEN ARCHITECTURE OAS1S™ introduces its concept for the number 1 green architecture; the unique design of houses as trees and communities as forests. An innovative,

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Climate Hope City: The Guardian unveils the ideal green city in Minecraft

Climate Hope City: The Guardian unveils the ideal green city in Minecraft

Lush, green rooftop gardens and multi-story farms growing fruits and vegetables for the people in the city. Hydrogen-powered boats that sail down crystal-clear rivers and canals and “strange,

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Dig in! Study links eating chocolate with heart health

Dig in! Study links eating chocolate with heart health

Could some chocolate a day keeps the doctor away? Chocolate lovers may have a lowered risk of heart disease and stroke, in addition to really good taste. A new study in Norfolk, England has sweet-toothed

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Gogoro’s electric Smartscooter hits the market this month for $4,140

Gogoro’s electric Smartscooter hits the market this month for $4,140

The next generation of the electric scooter, by Gogoro, will soon be available to consumers for the low price of $4,140. Based in Taiwan, the Smartscooter will be available for preorder on June 27th,

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Stunning revonated alpine workshop is bathed in natural light

Stunning revonated alpine workshop is bathed in natural light

Italian architecture firm Messner Architects renovated a traditional alpine workshop and transformed it into a much more spacious workspace bathed in natural light. The building, owned by a sculptor and

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Daniel Libeskind unveils three angular towers for Rome

Daniel Libeskind unveils three angular towers for Rome

New York-based architect Daniel Libeskind has unveiled his design for the three towers planned for the 2470-acre site, former home to Rome’s hippodrome. The three buildings stand in close volumetric

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Tom Kundig’s gorgeous Corten-clad Studhorse home is modeled after a wagon train

Tom Kundig’s gorgeous Corten-clad Studhorse home is modeled after a wagon train

In the spirit of the old West, the Studhorse complex was meant to evoke the nightly circle of wagon trains in which settlers would situate themselves around a fire to camp for the night on the long

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Thousands of keys strung from blood-red yarn evoke Japan’s Great Tohoku Earthquake

Thousands of keys strung from blood-red yarn evoke Japan’s Great Tohoku Earthquake

One of the most evocative spaces of Venice Art Biennale 2015 is, no doubt, the Japanese Pavilion. Once you step inside of it, you dive into a suggestive world tangled by hundreds of meters of red yarn,

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Electric vehicle sales in the UK soar 366% in the first quarter of 2015

Electric vehicle sales in the UK soar 366% in the first quarter of 2015

UK research firm Business Green has announced that electric vehicle sales have grown a whopping 366% percent in the first part of 2015. This leap in the direction of green and sustainable transportation

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Timber-clad Linnebo House is built into the hillside overlooking Oslo

Timber-clad Linnebo House is built into the hillside overlooking Oslo

Halfway between the urban Norwegian capital and miles of forest, House Linnebo stands out with its darkened wood façade, which was treated with oil and charred to accentuate the natural knots and grain

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Auneau Cultural Center in France mimics local covered market

Auneau Cultural Center in France mimics local covered market

Set back from the street, the Auneau Cultural Center is clad in a high performance concrete skin and glazed glass curtains, together keeping energy use low while efficiently making the climate comfortable

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Gorgeous forest home in Sweden makes living deliberately stylish

Gorgeous forest home in Sweden makes living deliberately stylish

Thoreau went to the woods to live deliberately, but the future inhabitants of Villa Altona will live in the woods with deliberate style.

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The spectacular Palazzo Italia building in Milan is a smog-eating machine

The spectacular Palazzo Italia building in Milan is a smog-eating machine

Going to Expo-2015? Don’t forget to drop in Palazzo Italia, one of the best exhibition’s pavilions at this year Expo. Its striking and sustainable exterior as well as the unique interior experience

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Teenagers create $13 door handle that kills 99.8% of germs on contact

Teenagers create $13 door handle that kills 99.8% of germs on contact

Two teens from Hong Kong have created a new door handle that wipes out 99.8 percent of all germs on contact, potentially revolutionizing the hygiene industry. Realizing how many germs are spread through

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Astronaut Terry Virts captures images of the Great Pyramids and Earth like you’ve never seen it before

Astronaut Terry Virts captures images of the Great Pyramids and Earth like you’ve never seen it before

NASA astronaut Terry Virts has just returned to Earth, after spending a scenic 200 days aboard the International Space Station. During his lengthy journey, the astronaut has shared some of the amazing

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NOTlab unveils modular LEGO-like planters for succulents

NOTlab unveils modular LEGO-like planters for succulents

The new Plant Experiment by NOTlabs is a limited collection of LEGO-like walnut planters. The different rectangular shapes and sizes were CNC milled from a single block of walnut and hard finished by Jean

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