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BMW and Toyota Announce Plans to Develop New Sports Car, Green Technologies

BMW and Toyota Announce Plans to Develop New Sports Car, Green Technologies

Late last year BMW and Toyota kicked off a new partnership that allowed the two automakers to share hybrid and diesel engines, and today they announced plans to continue their partnership to develop a

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Sail Away in Style on Your Own Solar-Powered Orsos Floating Island Home

Sail Away in Style on Your Own Solar-Powered Orsos Floating Island Home

Wouldn’t it be amazing to be able to simply raise an anchor and move your home to a new country? Well, if you live on a luxury Orsos Island, you can do just that. The floating home resorts are

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California Bullet Train Project Will No Longer Get Environmental Exception

California Bullet Train Project Will No Longer Get Environmental Exception

California Governor Jerry Brown has courted controversy for protecting the state's bullet train project from environmental regulations, but it seems he's now done a U-turn saying he  plans to withdraw

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Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro Becomes the First Hybrid to Win the 24 Hours of Le Mans Race

Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro Becomes the First Hybrid to Win the 24 Hours of Le Mans Race

For the second year in a row, Audi has grabbed the top spot at the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans race, and this time Audi crossed the finish line first in a hybrid! The Audi R18 e-ton quattro diesel hybrid

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TEST DRIVE: Audi Gives Us the Keys to an A3 e-tron Electric Car Prototype

TEST DRIVE: Audi Gives Us the Keys to an A3 e-tron Electric Car Prototype

Audi just gave us a quick drive behind the wheel of a prototype of its upcoming A3 e-tron electric car — which won't hit the streets for another two years! Although the A3 e-tron we drove will look

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Green Design Highlights from Parsons’ BFA Product Design Thesis Exhibition

Green Design Highlights from Parsons’ BFA Product Design Thesis Exhibition

ALTO BELLO, BY YOUJIN SUNG Youjin Sung created a clever handbag for women who wear high heels at work, but wear flats or sneakers on their way to and from it. They typically carry their heels in a

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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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QuickHab Is a Flat-Pack House for Emergency or Low-Income Housing

QuickHab Is a Flat-Pack House for Emergency or Low-Income Housing

After the Gulf Coast was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, FEMA provided temporary trailers to displaced people in Louisiana and Mississippi, which turned out to be not only inadequate but also a

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Siemens to Test “eHighway” Overhead Electric Lines for Trucks in California

Siemens to Test “eHighway” Overhead Electric Lines for Trucks in California

Overhead electric lines that power buses and streetcars are a common sight in California cities and towns, and they could soon be expanding to highways. At the 26th annual Electric Vehicle Symposium in

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Biochar Promises to Provide Carbon Negative Fuel and Better Soil

Biochar Promises to Provide Carbon Negative Fuel and Better Soil

Could what's in this little container keep our planet healthy? The simple reality is we need to find a way to put carbon back into the soil, and making something called 'biochar' is perhaps the best way

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PAL-V One Flying Car Gives You the Freedom to Soar Over Traffic

PAL-V One Flying Car Gives You the Freedom to Soar Over Traffic

Who hasn’t been stuck in traffic and wished that they could simply just hit a button and their car would fly over it? Flying cars have been a fantasy for decades and now they're finally becoming a

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Couple Travels Record-Breaking 1,626 Miles on a Single Tank of Gas in a 2012 VW Passat

Couple Travels Record-Breaking 1,626 Miles on a Single Tank of Gas in a 2012 VW Passat

The “mileage experts” John and Helen Taylor have done it again! The couple recently completed a 1,626-mile drive in a 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI without stopping once for fuel. The couple was

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Power in a Box: Princeton’s Disaster Relief Solar and Wind Generator Fits in a Shipping Container

Power in a Box: Princeton’s Disaster Relief Solar and Wind Generator Fits in a Shipping Container

A prototype for a solar and wind power station that fits within a shipping container has placed a group of students from Princeton University among the winners of a national EPA-sponsored sustainable

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EPA to Rule on Whether Greenhouse-Gas-Emitting Palm Oils Can be Used as Biofuel

EPA to Rule on Whether Greenhouse-Gas-Emitting Palm Oils Can be Used as Biofuel

Palm Oil photo from Shutterstock There's been a great deal of buzz lately about palm oil — the edible oil largely sourced in Indonesia and Malaysia from the fruit of the oil palm, which can also be

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eBay Launches New Green Driving Site for Finding and Buying Eco Vehicles

eBay Launches New Green Driving Site for Finding and Buying Eco Vehicles

INHABITAT: Can you tell us a little bit about what eBay Green Driving is and why eBay decided to develop it? Brad: The site is a one-stop-shop for all things related to green driving. It helps inform

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UPS Expands London Olympics Fleet to Include Biomethane Vehicles

UPS Expands London Olympics Fleet to Include Biomethane Vehicles

UPS has added 10 large biomethane diesel trucks to its dedicated 2012 London Olympics fleet. With Olympic organizers striving to put on the greenest and most ethical games ever and the city struggling to

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U.S. Coast Guard Launches Cannon Fire to Sink Japanese Tsunami Ghost Ship

U.S. Coast Guard Launches Cannon Fire to Sink Japanese Tsunami Ghost Ship

The Japanese ghost ship that recently appeared off the coast of Canada has recently come under cannon fire from the U.S. Coast Guard. The 164-foot Ryou-un-Maru fishing vessel washed out into the Pacific

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Audi Developing New ‘e-sound’ for e-tron Electric Vehicles

Audi Developing New ‘e-sound’ for e-tron Electric Vehicles

Audi recently shared with Inhabitat a development that it’s been keeping under wraps – a new solution dubbed “e-sound” that helps pedestrians hear electric vehicles

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Mitt Romney’s Extraordinary Flip-Flop on Clean Energy and Cheap Oil

Mitt Romney’s Extraordinary Flip-Flop on Clean Energy and Cheap Oil

Mitt Romney is certainly no stranger to the art of the flip-flop, so perhaps it should be no great surprise that before he pandered to the Republican vote by suggesting that the government’s

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Ocean Supremacy: The World’s Largest “Eco” Super-yacht

Ocean Supremacy: The World’s Largest “Eco” Super-yacht

Traditionally, a super-yacht is a vast, luxurious vessel whose opulence is only matched by its fuel consumption. However, more recently, the super wealthy have been making an attempt to show their

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Hand-Powered Machine Transforms Plastic Bottles into Thatched Roofs for Tropical Climates

Hand-Powered Machine Transforms Plastic Bottles into Thatched Roofs for Tropical Climates

Thatch roofs are a traditional building technology in Ecuador for good reason - they keep a home cool and the reeds can be sourced locally. Unfortunately, thatch has become much harder to acquire as

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7 Sexy, Sporty Hybrid Cars Hitting the Streets Soon

7 Sexy, Sporty Hybrid Cars Hitting the Streets Soon

The Honda CR-Z was first introduced as a concept vehicle in 2007 with the production version finally arriving at the end of 2010. As soon as the CR-Z concept was unveiled, it immediately brought back

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3M’s New Nanoparticle Technology Could Make Natural Gas Cars Cheaper and More Attractive

3M’s New Nanoparticle Technology Could Make Natural Gas Cars Cheaper and More Attractive

Gas prices have increased at record levels this month, with prices climbing for 20 days in a row, and as gas prices rise, interest in more fuel efficient vehicles go up as well. Automakers have continued

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Audi’s New R18 E-Tron Quattro Race Car Brings Hybrid Technology to Le Mans

Audi’s New R18 E-Tron Quattro Race Car Brings Hybrid Technology to Le Mans

Audi just unveiled its new R18 E-Tron Quattro race car, which is the world's first world’s Le Mans (LMP1) car to combine an efficient TDI diesel engine with a hybrid system. The R18 E-Tron Quattro is

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New Eco-Routemaster Hybrid Bus Debuts in London!

New Eco-Routemaster Hybrid Bus Debuts in London!

Londoners taking the number 38 bus between Victoria and Hackney yesterday had the honor of being the first to ride the brand new Eco-Routemaster hybrid bus. The beautiful hybrid double-decker is sure to

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BAE Systems Develops Hybrid Electric Drive Tank for the U.S. Army

BAE Systems Develops Hybrid Electric Drive Tank for the U.S. Army

The United States Military has long been a supporter for alternative energy in order to make the assorted Armed Forces as efficient as possible. The efforts have seen the development of everything from

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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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Study Shows Spike in Japan’s CO2 Levels After Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Study Shows Spike in Japan’s CO2 Levels After Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

A newly released study from the Breakthrough Institute shows a clear indication on how dependent Japan has been on nuclear power. First the good news: after the devastating earthquake and resulting

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The Boulder EV is the First Electric Commercial Truck Capable of Reaching 70mph

The Boulder EV is the First Electric Commercial Truck Capable of Reaching 70mph

Boulder Electric Vehicle just sold the first commercial electric truck capable of hitting 70 mph to Precision Plumbing and Electric. The company's new fleet will use only one half-kilowatt hour per mile

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Scotland Building the World’s First Sea-Going Hybrid Ferries

Scotland Building the World’s First Sea-Going Hybrid Ferries

Scotland just began construction has just commenced on the world's first roll-on roll-off diesel-electric hybrid ferries at the Ferguson shipyard in Port Glasgow. The new environmentally-friendly

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