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Along much of the Gulf Coast, the wetlands—and the mangrove trees that populate them—are vital not only in terms of coastal ecosystems, but also as a defense against sea level rise and the storm
“Where’s my jetpack?” It’s the oft-asked question of many of us who grew up thinking that the year 2000 would bring jetpacks, hover cars and transport technology like something out of Star Trek.
Just how much do we really want a flying car? If it looks as dangerous as the one Thorston Crijns built, some of us might think, “umm….maybe not.” On the other hand, one does have to commend Crijns
Green cars are more popular now than ever but the manufacturing process for even the greenest car is still pretty dirty. Automotive designer Kevin Czinger recognized the unfortunate irony, and founded
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.
After 40 million years roaming the earth, the rhinoceros has reached a point where it is classified as "critically endangered"—the Western black rhino was declared extinct, and only one, single Northern
British motoring company Morgan has announced that they will unveil an all-electric version of their classic, sporty 3 Wheeler at the Goodwood Festival of Speed later this month. The EV3 concept is the
Evaporation is a key component of the Earth's water cycle, and one of the world's most dominant forms of energy transfer—and it's believed that as the climate warms, evaporation rates will increase and
When the Tesla Model S was introduced, Tesla boasted about its 250+ mile driving range, but no one expected it to ever be able to take on sports cars on the performance circuit. Several videos have
If there's one constant among the vast majority of solar panel designs, it's flatness; while solar panels can be equipped to tilt to follow the sun's path through the course of the day, there are still
Uber is well known to city dwellers as a welcome alternative to the taxi cab. At the swipe of a smartphone, a driver magically appears to whisk the rider away. While Uber may seem a revolution in
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
“This building expresses the dignity, enterprise, vigor, and stability of the United States government, while the landscape connects to the native environment by restoring wetlands and vegetation
The Green Wheel by DesignLibero is a NASA-inspired rotary hydroponic garden. NASA has come up with many ideas over the years, but due to budget and time constraints a lot have been discarded. Among them
The Tree Tent is the culmination of three years of work and research into sustainable shelter systems, fabric structures and timber engineering by Luminair. The company sought to create an easily
The World, Dubai’s artificial archipelago of over 300 islands, will soon be home to 33 luxury floating homes, each with its own garden, pool, and beach and tailor-made to the client’s tastes. Created
Google is reportedly stepping up their investments in renewable energy. Apple may be the world's greenest tech company, but the search engine giant is primed to get serious about clean energy sources.
It’s a beautiful thing when businesses align profits and purpose for a better world. And with the growth of crowdfunding, the concept of launching a company funded by others, an increasing number of
Jason and Camilla Iftakhar INHABITAT: Tell us a bit about your background in eco-design. What made you decide to focus on scooters? I was first introduced to the concept of sustainability and eco
As divided as Americans are, there is at least one issue on which they can agree. 87% of Americans believe that renewable energy is an important part of their country’s future, while 74% of Americans
First there were video phones and the along came self-driving cars. Now, it looks like another sci-fi cliche, self-healing technology, is set to become a part of everyday life. Scientists at the
Chiangmai Life Construction in northern Thailand designs and builds modern, organic architecture using mainly earth and bamboo, but also concrete for foundations, recycled hardwood, and whatever else
Our favorite eco-advocate and art collector, Leonardo DiCaprio is earning even more points with us, by donating his recent acquisition, Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada), to the Los Angeles County Museum of
Come on in. The water is not only fine, it’s pretty amazing. Engineers at Stanford University have created the first step in a whole new class of computers that rely on the unique physics of moving
The folks who make vacuum cleaners that don’t lose suction have launched a lightbulb that doesn’t lose brightness—for 37 years. Dyson has developed a proprietary LED that they believe will last for
If you aren’t quite ready to make the jump to a full electric car, a plug-in hybrid might be your best option, since it starts with a traditional hybrid powertrain, but adds the capability for limited
Ian Wright is one of the co-founders of Tesla who doesn’t often make headlines, especially since he left the electric car company in 2005 when it was still a startup. His latest venture, Wrightspeed, is
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