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Portable Algae-Powered ‘Chlorella’ Pods Could Provide Fresh Air in Polluted Cities

Portable Algae-Powered ‘Chlorella’ Pods Could Provide Fresh Air in Polluted Cities

By now you’ve probably already heard about (or even visited) “oxygen bars” – a phenomenon that first saw the light of day in 1996 in Toronto, Canada. Now imagine a future where you

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New Study Finds that Pollution Turns Carnivorous Plants Into Vegetarians

New Study Finds that Pollution Turns Carnivorous Plants Into Vegetarians

Dr. Jonathan Millet from Loughborough University has revealed that pollution is causing carnivorous plants, such as the Venus flytrap, to change their behavior and become vegetarian. An increase in acid

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NASA Team Discovers Massive Algal Bloom Under Arctic Ice

NASA Team Discovers Massive Algal Bloom Under Arctic Ice

A NASA team, led by a leading biologist from Stanford University, have found an phytoplankton bloom beneath ice in the Arctic. The team believes the algae is a result of major changes in Arctic

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‘Cooking With Mama’ Uses Skype and Unloved Vegetables to Whip Up Yummy Meals

‘Cooking With Mama’ Uses Skype and Unloved Vegetables to Whip Up Yummy Meals

A year ago we showed you Prinzessinnengarten, a mobile urban garden that blooms in Berlin. Well, in addition to growing lots of organic vegetables, they also organize open events centered around

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CSR to Build World’s First Carbon-Neutral High-Speed Locomotive

CSR to Build World’s First Carbon-Neutral High-Speed Locomotive

The Coalition for Sustainable Rail (CSR) has announced plans to create the world’s first carbon-neutral high-speed locomotive. Working with the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment

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Arizona-Based Company Heliae is Growing Algae on a Commercial Scale for Transportation Fuel

Arizona-Based Company Heliae is Growing Algae on a Commercial Scale for Transportation Fuel

Algae fuel and other biofuels have gained popularity in recent years to the point that even the US Military has adopted it as jet fuel. Given its recent rise to prominence, it's not particularly

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10 Design Unveils Air-Cleaning Galaxy Yabao Park for Shenzhen, China

10 Design Unveils Air-Cleaning Galaxy Yabao Park for Shenzhen, China

10 Design recently unveiled renders of its futuristic Galaxy Yabao Hi-Tech Enterprises Headquarter Park, which is designed to integrate into the natural landscape of its site in Shenzhen, China. The

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French Students Use Algae Jelly To Create Sweet Melodies

French Students Use Algae Jelly To Create Sweet Melodies

French students Marianne Cauvard and Raphaël Pluvinage have come up with a fantastically weird project that uses agar-agar -- red algae -- jelly to create music. Dubbed Noisy Jelly, the project involves

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MOVIE REVIEW: Frozen Planet’s David Attenborough Shows Us The Frozen Poles As We’ve Never Seen Them

MOVIE REVIEW: Frozen Planet’s David Attenborough Shows Us The Frozen Poles As We’ve Never Seen Them

Frozen Planet will make you view our fair planet with fresh eyes. You will follow the melt of glaciers, not only in a yearly pattern with stunning images of ice sheets dropping one thousand waterfalls

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Incredible Gardens Sprout in Quebec for the International Garden Festival

Incredible Gardens Sprout in Quebec for the International Garden Festival

Redford Gardens in Grand-Métis, Québec, Canada is set to host the 13th edition of the International Garden Festival from June 23 to September 30, 2012. An amazing array of botanical feats will be on

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Radiation from Fukushima Disaster Found in California Kelp

Radiation from Fukushima Disaster Found in California Kelp

Kelp Leaves photo from Shutterstock Ghost ships aren't the only remnants of Japan's March 2011 tsunami that are washing up on the shores of North America. Cal State Long Beach marine biologists

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X SEA TY is a Carbon-Absorbing, Algae-Producing Floating City

X SEA TY is a Carbon-Absorbing, Algae-Producing Floating City

X SEA TY is a proposed floating city that works to clean up the cities by transforming them from carbon dioxide-polluting environments by exploiting biochemical energy algae. The buildings are made with

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Boeing, Airbus and Embraer Partner to Develop Affordable Biofuels

Boeing, Airbus and Embraer Partner to Develop Affordable Biofuels

The three major players in airplane manufacturing — Boeing, Airbus and Embraer — have announced an unlikely and exciting partnership to develop affordable biofuel technology which could be adopted

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Urban Algae Farms Could Heat Buildings While Treating Wastewater

Urban Algae Farms Could Heat Buildings While Treating Wastewater

Macro of Ulva Algae photo from Shutterstock Pardon the potty talk, but wouldn't it be great if every time you flushed the toilet you were actually generating heat for your home? That's exactly what a

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Environmental Groups Sue EPA over Gulf of Mexico “Dead Zone”

Environmental Groups Sue EPA over Gulf of Mexico “Dead Zone”

The Oil Industry isn’t the only culprit in the slow destruction of the Gulf of Mexico — environmental groups claim that an area the size of Massachusetts is now a “dead zone due to

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LED Architecture’s LINK Solar Power Skyscraper Will Revitalize Polluted Areas of Venice

LED Architecture’s LINK Solar Power Skyscraper Will Revitalize Polluted Areas of Venice

The ingenious Link Solar Power Skyscraper is designed to serve a number of functions. While providing an administrative center for the Venice and Veneto areas, it will house a number of energy generating

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Warns President Obama About ‘Radical Environmental Policies’

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Warns President Obama About ‘Radical Environmental Policies’

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has decided to join the drill, baby, drill chorus this week by attempting to slam President Barack Obama and his current energy policies. In an op-ed piece in the Wall

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Report Finds Great Lakes Ice Cover Has Decreased a Whopping 71 Percent in 40 Years

Report Finds Great Lakes Ice Cover Has Decreased a Whopping 71 Percent in 40 Years

If you live near the Great Lakes, you've probably noticed that recently they've been better suited to kayaking than ice fishing. A new report published by the American Meteorological Society now confirms

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Why the Halt in Chevy Volt Production Doesn’t Foretell Electric Vehicle Doomsday

Why the Halt in Chevy Volt Production Doesn’t Foretell Electric Vehicle Doomsday

When General Motors unveiled plans to temporarily halt production of the plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt for five weeks, the announcement was widely portrayed as the demise of one of our favorite vehicles.

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The Sahara Forest Project Signs Agreement to Build a Pilot Plant in Qatar

The Sahara Forest Project Signs Agreement to Build a Pilot Plant in Qatar

We've written about the Sahara Forest Project before, so we're excited to report that the organization behind this ambitious endeavor has signed an agreement to build its first pilot plant in Doha, Qatar.

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Gas Prices Climb For 20th Day in a Row, GOP Still Calling to Drill, Drill, Drill

Gas Prices Climb For 20th Day in a Row, GOP Still Calling to Drill, Drill, Drill

Those of us who rely on gasoline to get us around have been feeling the pinch as gas prices have risen for 20 days straight nationwide. As per gallon costs continue to climb toward a wallet cringing $4,

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President Obama Shuns Oil and Notes $5.6 Billion Saved by American Businesses Through Energy Efficiency

President Obama Shuns Oil and Notes $5.6 Billion Saved by American Businesses Through Energy Efficiency

President Obama stepped to the stage at The University of Miami yesterday to deliver an impressive speech on energy policy. Though the President made mention of his efforts to expand oil and gas drilling

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MIT Researchers Find a Way To Make Solar Panels from Grass Clippings

MIT Researchers Find a Way To Make Solar Panels from Grass Clippings

  What if generating solar energy at home required little more than mixing some grass clippings with inexpensive chemicals? That's exactly what MIT researcher Andreas Mershin has found to be

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Artist Valerie Buess Twists and Turns Paper Into Magical Underwater Creatures

Artist Valerie Buess Twists and Turns Paper Into Magical Underwater Creatures

Based in Germany, but born in Switzerland, Valerie Buess has been experimenting with paper for the last twenty years. By twisting, turning, folding and sometimes adding some color to her work, she creates

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HOK’s Net Zero “Battery Park” for San Francisco Has an Algae Facade

HOK’s Net Zero “Battery Park” for San Francisco Has an Algae Facade

HOK’s San Francisco office received a jury recognition award for their net-zero “Battery Park” design, which features a remarkable algae facade. A combination of load reduction, waste

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Cocoon_FS: Pohl Architects Unveils Prefab Plankton-Inspired Pod Building in Germany

Cocoon_FS: Pohl Architects Unveils Prefab Plankton-Inspired Pod Building in Germany

The illustrious Cocoon_FS pavilion was constructed from leaf-like panels of fiber-reinforced polymer. Fifteen original base modules were designed and a total of 220 modules were

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Microbubbles Enable More Efficient Production Of Algae Biofuels

Microbubbles Enable More Efficient Production Of Algae Biofuels

Algae biofuel is one of the most promising alternative fuels on the market – so far we’ve seen cars and even planes adapted to run on it. The main drawback thus far has been high production

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HORTUS is a Crazy Greenhouse Contraption of 300+ Algae-Filled Bags

HORTUS is a Crazy Greenhouse Contraption of 300+ Algae-Filled Bags

HORTUS -- or Hydro Organisms Responsive To Urban Stimuli -- is a crazy new exhibit in London made up of 325 transparent bags of algae hanging from the ceiling via a network of ropes. Long plastic tubes

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Human Stomach Microbe Breaks Down Seaweed for Biofuel Production

Human Stomach Microbe Breaks Down Seaweed for Biofuel Production

Researchers at the Bio Architecture Lab and the University of Washington in Seattle have genetically modified a microbe commonly found in the human stomach to enable it to break down the very exotic

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Strook’s Reverse Moss Graffiti Mural Emerges from a Wall of the STUK Arts Centre In Belgium

Strook’s Reverse Moss Graffiti Mural Emerges from a Wall of the STUK Arts Centre In Belgium

The Belgian artists was commissioned by De Invasie and STUK as part of a larger exhibition on sustainable living. A wall along a staircase leading into the centre was covered with moss and Strook used it

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