Low-impact offSET Shed House is a modern beach home in New Zealand

Low-impact offSET Shed House is a modern beach home in New Zealand

Irving Smith Jack Architects designed a couple of “sheds” that couldn’t be more different from the garden-variety types you’ve seen before. Set in a coastal town near Gisborne,…

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The motion-powered Million Mile Light is a runner's dream come true

The motion-powered Million Mile Light is a runner's dream come true

Runners, unless they prefer to exclusively jog well-lit hiking trails or the gym treadmill, all face a similar dilemma: staying visible and safe while pounding the pavement. The…

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Solar-powered Eagle View safari eco-lodge overlooks Kenya's beautiful landscapes

Solar-powered Eagle View safari eco-lodge overlooks Kenya's beautiful…

Africa is well-known for its breathtakingly beautiful and pristine landscapes, which makes it a very popular destination with travelers who want to experience nature at its unspoiled…

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CastAway makes furniture out of waste that forces us question modern consumerist culture

CastAway makes furniture out of waste that forces us question modern…

Can sustainable design thinking help us develop new furniture aesthetics and possibilities? We live in a world dominated by the waste produced by the consumerist disposable society;…

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Nuevo South and GOOD Magazine transform a 100-year-old craftsman into a community home for kids

Nuevo South and GOOD Magazine transform a 100-year-old craftsman into…

Having a place to be creative and socialize could be life-changing for kids living in unsafe city neighborhoods. Members of the inspiring Nuevo South community organization in South LA,…

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Artistic construction worker conceals his artwork behind swanky condo walls

Artistic construction worker conceals his artwork behind swanky condo…

As reported by the NY Times, 11-story building treat Related: Though Mr. Osmanaj didn’t know it, the eight-unit condominium at 560 West 24th, developed by Adam Gordon…

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Universities will now have access to mobile solar generators for free

Universities will now have access to mobile solar generators for free

DC Solar Freedom in cooperation with DC Solar Distribution is making millions of dollars worth of solar equipment available to colleges and universities across the nation at no cost.…

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Innovative Gap House in Seoul saves space with communal living areas

Innovative Gap House in Seoul saves space with communal living areas

In order to tackle Seoul's population density and lack of communal spaces, local studio Archihood WXY designed a residential block where those occupying the units function more like…

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South Africans revolutionize small-scale concentrated solar that's cheaper than diesel

South Africans revolutionize small-scale concentrated solar that's…

Concentrated solar power, or CSP, is a pretty extraordinary technology; it uses an array of mirrors to focus the sun's energy onto a central tower, where the heat is then turned into…

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The surprising way air pollution levels in the Middle East are affected by years of conflict

The surprising way air pollution levels in the Middle East are…

A new study has revealed significant changes in air pollution levels in the Middle East, with economic crisis, humanitarian catastrophe, and war being contributing factors. High…

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Public outrage as de Blasio considers getting rid of Times Square pedestrian plazas

Public outrage as de Blasio considers getting rid of Times Square…

Apparently, street performers in Times Square have become such a nuisance that the city is considering doing away with the pedestrian plazas. Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Thursday that…

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Xi’an unveils plans for green and highly walkable Innovation Harbor

Xi’an unveils plans for green and highly walkable Innovation Harbor

Giant towns popping up from seemingly nowhere have become a common sight in China. Xi’an, the central Chinese city best known as the home of the Terracotta Army, has unveiled…

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BOARD designs a column-free lightweight bridge extension for a school in Germany

BOARD designs a column-free lightweight bridge extension for a school…

Rotterdam-based studio BOARD designed a 120-meter-long elegant bridge building that would connect two existing schools and bring them spatially and functionally together. In addition to…

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India just unveiled the world's first 100% solar-powered airport

India just unveiled the world's first 100% solar-powered airport

Renewable energy has been taken to new heights, as the Cochin International Airport in India has become the world’s first solar-powered airport. Being able to claim the title…

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5 Spectacular car-free camping trips around the San Francisco Bay Area

5 Spectacular car-free camping trips around the San Francisco Bay Area

5 Spectacular Places to Hike and Camp (on Public Transportation) in the Bay Area/near San Francisco Summer in the city can get claustrophobic no matter where you live. Have you been…

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New Chargers and Raiders stadium design features a farmers' market and electric car charging stations

New Chargers and Raiders stadium design features a farmers' market and…

The new design of the the $1.7-billion stadium the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders in Los Angeles has been unveiled last Monday, and the renderings show significant changes made…

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Gray wolves spotted in California for the first time in over 90 years

Gray wolves spotted in California for the first time in over 90 years

Amazingly, the state of California has not spotted a wolf living on its land since 1924. That all changed this month after the California Department of Fish and Wildlife captured…

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Super dad makes Star Wars Speeder Bike Rocker for his little Leia

Super dad makes Star Wars Speeder Bike Rocker for his little Leia

Most of the Star Wars fans I know go crazy when they hear about any kind of DIY involving something from the films. I guess it's a fun way to bring part of an iconic movie to life, and…

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Olson Kundig-designed lush public park hides on the ninth floor of a department store

Olson Kundig-designed lush public park hides on the ninth floor of a…

Passing by a twelve story department store in Uijeongbu, South Korea, one wouldn't imagine that atop the ninth floor sits a surprising 20,000-square-foot park! Architecture firm Olson…

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6 Monstrous Sculptures Made From Recycled Vehicles

6 Monstrous Sculptures Made From Recycled Vehicles

Wing Wah's Incredible Metal Transformers Robots A work by Chinese artist Wing Wah, these huge, incredible robots are built from all sorts of scrap metal coming from the automotive…

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Revolutionary new solar windows could generate 50 times more power than conventional photovoltaics

Revolutionary new solar windows could generate 50 times more power…

We’ve seen several transparent solar cell concepts on Inhabitat, but perhaps none with such ambitious claims as those made by SolarWindow Technologies. In a webinar today, the…

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Tom Cridland unveils a £25 t-shirt guaranteed to last 30 years

Tom Cridland unveils a £25 t-shirt guaranteed to last 30 years

Would you spend £25 ($39) on a t-shirt that’s guaranteed to last until 2045? British designer Tom Cridland’s 30-year t-shirt Indiegogo campaign promises just that. Cridland, who…

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New carbon nanofiber process could reduce atmospheric C02 to pre-industrial levels in just a decade

New carbon nanofiber process could reduce atmospheric C02 to…

youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQBlpENiFzo Scientists now believe they could make carbon nanofibers using carbon dioxide drawn from the atmosphere – a double-whammy…

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This jaw-dropping luxury resort is 100% solar-powered

This jaw-dropping luxury resort is 100% solar-powered

The world's first 5-star resort to be completely powered by solar proves that luxury does not have to be sacrificed in the name of sustainability. Finolhu Villas, a jaw-dropping…

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UPDATED: Costa Rica wants to close its zoos and free all captive animals

UPDATED: Costa Rica wants to close its zoos and free all captive…

Image via Shutterstock Costa Rica just announced that it will become the first country in the world to close down its zoos and free all captive animals. The small tropical nation is…

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Stunning Finnish Micro-Cabin Built For Just $10,500!

Stunning Finnish Micro-Cabin Built For Just $10,500!

Measuring in at just 96 sq. ft., the space is a cozy home with a loft big enough for a bedroom and storage for Falck's clothes. The lounge and living area on the bottom floor offers a…

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Los Angeles unleashes millions of plastic balls into reservoirs to fight drought

Los Angeles unleashes millions of plastic balls into reservoirs to…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqhF2JpZBVs While Los Angeles may appear to be turning its reservoirs into giant versions of childhood ball pits with the addition of 80-90 million…

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Study Suggests That Men Are Unwilling To Go Vegetarian Because It's Not

Study Suggests That Men Are Unwilling To Go Vegetarian Because It's…

A new study published in the Journal of Consumer Research suggests that decades of marketing have left many men unwilling to make the switch to a vegetarian diet because it is not…

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Design Puerto Rico’s new cruise terminal in ARCHmedium’s student competition for a shot at €3,500

Design Puerto Rico’s new cruise terminal in ARCHmedium’s student…

Calling all architecture students and young graduates—ARCHmedium has launched a new architectural competition and is offering €3,500 in cash prizes to the top three winners.…

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Washington state wildfires rage on, leaving 3 firefighters dead, 4 injured

Washington state wildfires rage on, leaving 3 firefighters dead, 4…

Wildfires continue to rage in Washington State this week, as two towns are evacuated in the eastern part of the state due to direct threat from the fires. Governor Jay Inslee announced…

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Which countries are doing their part to stop Colony Collapse Disorder

Which countries are doing their part to stop Colony Collapse Disorder

Pollinators are the lifeblood of ecosystems everywhere. They help plants reproduce, increase biodiversity, facilitate the dispersal of species into new regions, maintain genetic…

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July was the hottest month in recorded history

July was the hottest month in recorded history

Last month was the hottest month, ever; not in California or even all of America, but in the whole recorded weather history of the planet. Phys.org reports that the first seven months…

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Will you be at Citi Bike's first-ever bike-in movie night?

Will you be at Citi Bike's first-ever bike-in movie night?

In Williamsburg next week, a bikesplosion will be celebrated. Within the last two days, Citi Bike has installed 15 new stations in the neighborhood and on Tuesday, August 25, Brooklyn…

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New study confirms global warming is making California's drought worse

New study confirms global warming is making California's drought worse

Climate scientists have been keeping a close eye on the years-long drought plaguing California, looking for clues that might suggest how to cope with or even reverse the drought…

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Islamic leaders urge Muslims around the world to slash GHG emissions

Islamic leaders urge Muslims around the world to slash GHG emissions

Following an international symposium, Islamic leaders are calling on the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims to work toward cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and adopt a 100 percent…

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Solar-powered Suite GO prefab was constructed in just 10 weeks

Solar-powered Suite GO prefab was constructed in just 10 weeks

Barcelona-based NOEM architecture studio designed and built a modern solar-powered timber home that took just a day-and-a-half to pop up on-site. Named Studio GO, the beautiful prefab…

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The all-new 2016 Toyota Prius will debut on September 8

The all-new 2016 Toyota Prius will debut on September 8

It’s hard to believe that the current Toyota Prius has been on the market for almost seven years, but an all-new Prius is just around the corner. Toyota has confirmed that the…

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Exquisite blown-glass trumpets are inspired by the changing seasons

Exquisite blown-glass trumpets are inspired by the changing seasons

Rahmil is best known for his glass dab masks, however, has expanded his portfolio to include antiques, a trumpet series, and other works that have been exhibited across the country.…

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Innovative geothermal office nabs Germany's highest environmental certification

Innovative geothermal office nabs Germany's highest environmental…

This elegant office building which replaced a derelict post-war lodge in Stuttgart is one of the stellar examples of sustainable office design in Germany. The building, designed by…

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American hunter deletes Twitter posts showing his young sons with the lions they killed

American hunter deletes Twitter posts showing his young sons with the…

Just when we all thought we were about as sick of trophy killing as we could possibly be, an Indiana father proves us wrong. In now-deleted Twitter posts published last July, Allen…

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