As an Inhabitat reader, you’re already aware of just how much the fragile balance of the Earth’s climate is under threat. We hear regularly about how climate change threatens to raise sea levels,
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The South Pacific Island of Samoa has opened the region's largest solar array, the Faleata Racecourse. Located in the capital city of Apia, the 2.2 MW photovoltaic array was built in the middle of the
Remember those crazy rocks that were mysteriously sliding along the Death Valley floor when no one was watching? Someone finally caught the stones in action and we finally know what is making them move.
A recent report brings more bad news for the future of the human race on Earth, as the world’s two largest ice sheets are melting faster than ever before. On Wednesday the Alfred Wegener Institute in
San Francisco-based startup Hampton Creek already has a couple of wins under its belt with its egg-free mayonnaise and dairy-free cookies. But its recent announcement that Dan Zigmond, formerly lead data
Colonizing Mars has been a science fiction dream for years, but designers have been toying with the notion ever since Mars One started popping up in the news. Jumping on board is MakerBot, which launched
After eight years of analyzing samples from NASA's Stardust, a team of scientists may have identified seven microscopic specks of interstellar stardust that just might date back to the beginnings of the
Visitors to Edmonton International Airport were greeted this week with a breath of fresh air and what is likely the largest living wall installation in an airport. Green Over Grey's latest project is a
Mining the moon to meet our energy needs may sound like the plot from a sci-fi movie, but China is considering doing exactly that. Helium 3 is an extremely valuable isotope that could be used in clean
It seems like we are constantly getting a little bit closer to being able to live in outer space, but one teeny-tiny little detail keeps holding us back: oxygen. Plants just don’t like zero gravity
The architects used an interesting technique pioneered by Ned Kahn, whose buildings boast kinetic façades made up of tiny flaps that move with the wind and produce gorgeous wave-like motions. They built
Global warming has cleared away the ice that plagued potential Arctic shipping routes, opening them up for speedier and more reliable trade. But without ice to act as a breakwater, huge swells are
Nobody is fiddling while the Pacific Northwest burns in an unprecedented and devastating ‘ring of fire.’ Roughly 1 million acres of forest is currently ablaze in 21 separate wildfires in Washington
Made of metallic polyester, the basic house is like a tiny, self-inflating prefab home. As soon as it interacts with either body temperature or heat from the sun, the inflatable shelter transforms from a
New offshore oil and gas exploration activities are set to start along the U.S. east coast after a three-decade hiatus, but a recent Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) decision means that companies
The numbers are in, and in just six months a phenomenal 202,586 people have applied to join the very first Mars colony. Frequently dubbed a "suicide mission," the $4 billion Mars One non-profit venture
The United Arab Emirates just announced that it's setting up a Space Agency - and it plans to send an unmanned probe to Mars by 2021. The UAE Space Agency will capitalize on the country's strong aerospace
If you have ever dreamed of living on the moon, start zipping up your spacesuit because your new moon residence is already waiting for you - sort of. According to NASA, future moon dwellers could live in
Apostrophy’s designed the structure to exhibit and demonstrate the use and application of the product in real-life situations. The entire project is a simulation of a home with four areas: the living
Long road trips can quickly turn into a nightmare for many couples, but what happens when partners are stuck with each other in a confined environment for six to eight months? That's what Jane Poynter
The first supertyphoon of 2014 is sweeping across Japan, bringing violent waves and devastating 150 mph winds. Areas have been evacuated and airports closed as the storm landed on the southern islands of
A world devastated by climate change is like a night where The Day After Tomorrow, Planet of the Apes, and A Clockwork Orange turn on some Marvin Gaye, burn some incense, and hit the bed to breed a mega
Like a box within a box, the double height 81m2 communal space provides multifunctionality and adapts to form a meeting space, dining hall, play space, dance room and even a basketball court. Playful rope
Think climate change is some sort of elaborate hoax? Prove it. That’s the challenge from Dr. Christopher Keating - and if you're up to the task, he is willing to put his money where his mouth is.
Taking a page from the successful fight against Big Tobacco, Berkeley, California could soon become the first American city to require that its gas pumps are affixed with stickers warning drivers that
The Chesapeake Bay was formed eighteen thousand years ago when glacial melting generated sea level rise that flooded the Susquehanna River Valley. Today, it is the largest estuary in the
Belatchew Arkitekter’s studio Belatchew Labs are the masterminds behind the Insect City and Buzz Building complex - an integrated facility that hosts full-cycle cricket production, from egg to plate.
Whether you saw the movie Gravity or not, you probably already know that space debris can be a big problem. But until you see a visual showing just how ridiculously packed the Earth’s atmosphere is, it
A paralyzed teen using an advanced mind-controlled exoskeleton could provide the first ceremonial kick of the 2014 FIFA Soccer World Cup in Brazil this month. Duke University plans to showcase their
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