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Virgin Galactic Space Tourism Flights To Start Next Year — But What’s The Environmental Cost?

Virgin Galactic Space Tourism Flights To Start Next Year — But What’s The Environmental Cost?

There has been a lot of debate about the merits of space tourism over the last few years. Some see it as a luxury for the super-rich, others an opportunity to go where only a lucky few have gone before --

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Kate Dodd’s ‘Water: Illusions of Purity’ Installation Addresses the Environmental Destruction Caused by Bottled Water

Kate Dodd’s ‘Water: Illusions of Purity’ Installation Addresses the Environmental Destruction Caused by Bottled Water

“Water: Illusions of Purity” is a multi-part art installation by Kate Dodd currently on display at the Noyes Museum of Art in Oceanville, NJ that ties our local consumption habits to potential

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Veganism and the Environment Infographic Shows the Environmental Impact of Raising Animals for Food

Veganism and the Environment Infographic Shows the Environmental Impact of Raising Animals for Food

Can you quantify the environmental footprint of your diet? This amazing infographic by Spencer Belkofer shows the impact that raising animals for food has on the environment. Belkofer compiled data from

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Ravenswood School for Girls Provides a Stimulating & Sustainable Learning Environment

Ravenswood School for Girls Provides a Stimulating & Sustainable Learning Environment

Before the new addition, the Ravenswood School for Girls lacked focus and direction -- not to mention it had multiple entrances that caused problems keeping track of visitors. The new Mabel Fidler

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Environmentalists Protest US Navy War Games Due to Sinking of Three Ships

Environmentalists Protest US Navy War Games Due to Sinking of Three Ships

Thanks to films like Battleship, we all know that war games are a crucial part of the US Navy's defense strategy. They provide ships' crews with the necessary training and expertise that they will need

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Report Says Number of Environmentalists Killed Has Doubled Over Last 3 Years

Report Says Number of Environmentalists Killed Has Doubled Over Last 3 Years

Environmental activists sometimes put themselves in harm's way to protect natural resources, and according to a new report from Global Witness the number of people killed defending the natural world has

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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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Timberland’s Earthkeepers Stratham Backpack Goes Easy on the Environment

Timberland’s Earthkeepers Stratham Backpack Goes Easy on the Environment

Whether you're looking for a new backpack to tote around your laptop as you cycle around the city, or you plan on undertaking a hiking excursion high up in the mountains, this simple yet stylish Stratham

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“Plant-in City” Art Installation Uses Stackable Terrariums To Create a Lush Urban Environment

“Plant-in City” Art Installation Uses Stackable Terrariums To Create a Lush Urban Environment

HB Collective and Med44 are developing a neat project that will blend architecture, technology and plants into one fantastic art installation. Plant-in-City will be an immersive environment comprised

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USAgain’s Infographic Illustrates the Environmental Impact of a T-shirt

USAgain’s Infographic Illustrates the Environmental Impact of a T-shirt

Photo by Shutterstock Think that simple t-shirt you've got on is free from environmental impact? Think again. USAgain has drawn up an eye-opening infographic that illustrates the damage a single

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Mo’ynoq’s Desert Ships Are a Testament to Man’s Impact on the Environment

Mo’ynoq’s Desert Ships Are a Testament to Man’s Impact on the Environment

In short, man's unquenchable thirst for water happened. In the 1960s, the Aral Sea was the fourth-largest lake in the world, and Mo'ynoq's population consisted mostly of fishermen. But Uzbekistan, like

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Street Lighting Negatively Impacts Insect Ecology in Urban Environments

Street Lighting Negatively Impacts Insect Ecology in Urban Environments

In the past, we have talked about the effects that light pollution has on the environment, but a new report now states that street lighting can also substantially change the ecology of ground-dwelling

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Sylvain Meyer Transforms Elements of Nature into Beautiful Environmental Art

Sylvain Meyer Transforms Elements of Nature into Beautiful Environmental Art

Meyer takes soil, bed rock, boulders, stones, flowers and leaves and uses them as building blocks for innovative and ephemeral installations.   Swirls of yellow leaves contrast a bed of fallen red

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Rossignol’s Mountain-Inspired Headquarters Minimizes its Environmental Impact

Rossignol’s Mountain-Inspired Headquarters Minimizes its Environmental Impact

Rossignol is a leader in the snow sports industry, so they wanted their new headquarters to reflect their technology and manufacturing as well as their commitment to the outdoors. Hérault Arnod

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Riccardo Belli’s “Grow” Tiles Provide a Nurturing Environment for Plants To Grow in the City

Riccardo Belli’s “Grow” Tiles Provide a Nurturing Environment for Plants To Grow in the City

No matter how much we build, plants always seems to find a way to sprout up through the cracks of human civilization. Inspired by the constrast between the natural world and human culture, Riccardo

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5 Easy and Environmentally-Friendly Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

5 Easy and Environmentally-Friendly Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! We applaud all of you devoted sons and daughters who diligently planned what they would be doing for their moms in advance. But what about the rest of us procrastinators? Don't panic!

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Youth Group To Sue Federal Government For Not Protecting The Environment

Youth Group To Sue Federal Government For Not Protecting The Environment

According to a group of American youths, the US government is failing to uphold the preamble to the constitution —specifically, the government has failed “promote the general Welfare” of the

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MOTAT’s Aviation Display Hall Protects Historic Planes and the Environment

MOTAT’s Aviation Display Hall Protects Historic Planes and the Environment

The Aviation Display Hall was built to extend MOTAT's existing facilities and house all of their aviation exhibits. The new building is over 3,000 sq m and is actually built on top of a former landfill,

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Breezy Casa Mecano Adapts to its Tropical Environment in Costa Rica

Breezy Casa Mecano Adapts to its Tropical Environment in Costa Rica

Casa Mecano is the most recent project of Juan Robles of Robles Arquitectos and is a striking example of modern tropical architecture. Located on the Osa Peninsula, the home sits in close proximity to the

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Ford Dealerships Get Environmental Assessment in Preparation for 2012 Ford Focus Electric Rollout

Ford Dealerships Get Environmental Assessment in Preparation for 2012 Ford Focus Electric Rollout

By any measure, the release of Ford's 2012 Focus Electric is a big deal. It's the company's first all-electric car, and Ford says it can be recharged in nearly half the time it takes to

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The World’s 6 Most Pressing Environmental Issues

The World’s 6 Most Pressing Environmental Issues

Water Pollution of a Copper Mine Exploitation Image from Shutterstock WATER Water; we can't live without it, and thankfully much of the Earth is made up of it. Yet we face major problems where the

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Report Says Chinese Textile Polluters Disregard Environmental Regulations

Report Says Chinese Textile Polluters Disregard Environmental Regulations

Bad news for the fashion industry - nearly 50 major apparel brands have links with factories that have been disregarding China’s environmental laws, according to Cleaning Up the Fashion Industry, a

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7 Biggest Threats to the Environment – Why We Still Need Earth Day

7 Biggest Threats to the Environment – Why We Still Need Earth Day

Climate Change Climate change is first and foremost an issue because people can't even agree on whether or not it's an issue in the first place. Before we even get into the solutions, we all (regardless

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New Study Reveals that Environmental Impact of Electric Cars Depends on Location

New Study Reveals that Environmental Impact of Electric Cars Depends on Location

Although nothing comes out the tailpipe, electric vehicles do produce carbon emissions and other pollutants; the amount of emissions all depends on the power source from which they are charged. A new

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Honda, Hyundai, Nissan and Subaru Team Up for Unprecedented Environmental Partnership

Honda, Hyundai, Nissan and Subaru Team Up for Unprecedented Environmental Partnership

The big vehicle news of the day is that car industry heavyweights Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, and Subaru have joined the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) in an effort to reduce their

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Mobile Growtainers Provide Controlled Environments for Farming in Shipping Containers

Mobile Growtainers Provide Controlled Environments for Farming in Shipping Containers

GreenTech Agro Inc., managed by Glenn Behrman, a 40-year veteran of the horticulture industry who founded The Plant Shed in NYC, recently announced the launch of the “Growtainer” project, a new

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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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International Organization Calls Outlook for Environment “Grim”

International Organization Calls Outlook for Environment “Grim”

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) just released their first environmental outlook since 2008, and to use their words, things look “grim”. The OECD Environmental

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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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Beautiful KOKi Beach in Costa Rica Embraces the Environment With a Sustainable Spirit

Beautiful KOKi Beach in Costa Rica Embraces the Environment With a Sustainable Spirit

Capturing the essence of Costa Rica and its sustainable spirit, KOKi Beach embraces the environment and community in which it rests through a wide range of eco practices. Working principally with local

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