Photo of polar bear via Shutterstock The "Last Chance" 2015 International Climate Agreement Two years ago at Durban, South Africa, countries at COP-17 ended climate talks with a promise to create a
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In 2013 the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources conducted a survey on 70,294 species of animals around the world - and they found that over 30% of them fall into a
We've seen other bamboo buildings before but what makes Nghia's stand out is the dynamic domed shapes he is able to achieve with the material - especially without the use of modern machinery or metal
Photo of waste shipping container via Shutterstock Illegal deforestation, animal poaching and the shipping of toxic waste are all environmental crimes that cost the world billions of dollars each year,
Global greenhouse gas emissions are expected to be eight to 12 billion tonnes higher than target levels in 2020, which means the hope of limiting global temperature increases to 2°C (35°F) this
The new Eco-Mobius Phone is an upgradable modular phone that helps address the growing problem of electronic waste. Designed by ZTE Corporation, the Mobius phone is made up of a series of individual
The Panasonic Corporation just unveiled plans to launch a new solar LED lantern that will provide light to those living without electricity. The BG-BL03 Lantern can be charged up in just six hours, and it
The shape-shifting Roadless Wheel is a one-size-fits-all solution for different vehicle types and road conditions in rural Africa. Student of Innovation Design Engineering at London’s RCA, Ackeem
If you’re trying to preserve a severely endangered animal, it’s obviously not the best idea to hunt it for sport. But in a bizarre twist of logic, the Dallas Safari Club has decided to auction off the
Did you know a coven of vultures swirling overhead is called a 'kettle?' I love that. It makes me think of a fortune teller's black magic tea-leaves, steeping in her stove-top cauldron. And of course, we
American-Icelandic company Reykjavik Geothermal just invested $4 billion towards a massive new geothermal farm 124 miles south of the Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa. The deal signed on Wednesday secures
I’m fascinated by creatures that create new ways of life for others. Ecologists talk about ‘keystone species,’ ones which support entire ecosystems, like the central stone in a renaissance archway.
A few weeks ago Inhabitat reported that three men were arrested in Zimbabwe for pouring cyanide into a watering hole and killing 81 elephants. Now, the death toll has risen to include over 300 elephants,
Kenyan officials announced Wednesday that the country will be taking a serious stand against rhinoceros poaching- by implanting every rhino in the country with a trackable microchip. As poachers still run
Ecovative The EPA has found that plastics make up 25% of the volume in our landfills, with expanded plastic foams being the worst contributor. These products are also highly flammable and have been
Kodjo Afate Gnikou, a resourceful inventor from Togo in West Africa, has made a $100 3D printer which he constructed from parts he scrounged from broken scanners, computers, printers and other e-waste.
Located on the outskirts of Taiki-cho, the 710 square foot Barn House sits just next door to the luminous “Meme” house, created by architect, and competition judge, Kengo Kuma. The Barn House is
Image © Shutterstock Just months after Sanaria researchers created the world's first malaria vaccine, UK drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline has made a similar breakthrough in its own large-scale Phase III
Not only do most children in Ghana have to spend their lives in poverty, they also have to spend 12 hours a day in darkness because so much of their country lacks access to the energy grid. This means
Water is life - without a source of clean water for drinking and cooking, humans become very sick and often die. In wealthy countries, clean drinking water is taken for granted. In developing countries,
Giant Panda [Status: Endangered] The Giant Panda is the rarest member of the bear family. Pandas live in the bamboo forests high in the mountains of western China. They subsist almost entirely on bamboo.
South Africa is building a huge factory to farm millions of flies that will spend their days gorging on food industry leftovers such as animal manure, blood, and brains from abattoirs. The $3.7m facility
Living in America, it’s easy to forget that developing countries have a harder time providing the many things we take granted such as water, electricity, and education. Now a South African-based
Aliko Dangote is not only a cement tycoon, a billionaire, and the the richest man in Africa, he is also a philanthropist who plans to spend some of his money constructing a new 1,000-bed hospital in
Photo via Shutterstock A recent spike in the illegal wildlife trade is threatening to undo years of work by NGOs and governments around the world to save endangered rhinos. A new video series released
Designed and installed in just three weeks, this AirBnB abode pulls inspiration from the Art District's history and cultural diversity to the heavily-textured and geometric Moroccan style. Flooded with
A new investigation into the events that occurred during a raging fire that killed 19 elite firefighters in Arizona has revealed that some of them may have been avoidable. In particular, the 33 minutes of
Three men were arrested earlier this month in Zimbabwe for killing 81 elephants by dumping cyanide into their watering hole. Spurred on by the high prices ivory can fetch, the poachers were also
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