9 green tools for a bountiful spring garden

9 green tools for a bountiful spring garden

 1. Upcycled Seed Starters The most economical way to grow food is to start from seed, but you can't just throw those little guys directly into the ground. A month or two before you…

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Sweden's EcoDataCenter plans be the world's first carbon negative data center

Sweden's EcoDataCenter plans be the world's first carbon negative data…

A big down side to the virtual world we’ve created is the amount of energy needed to power the devices and data centers needed to sustain it. But a new data center planned for…

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Buddhist monk may have volunteered to be mummified in 1,000-year-old Buddha statue

Buddhist monk may have volunteered to be mummified in 1,000-year-old…

Peace comes from within, or so popular Buddhist quotes would have you believe. If that's the case, this must be one peaceful monk. Scientists learned last week that a 1,000-year-old…

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FactoryTwentyOne's new Unique Collection is made from oak, mahogany, and recycled pallets

FactoryTwentyOne's new Unique Collection is made from oak, mahogany,…

The ‘Unique Collection’ of furniture, handmade from precisely cut recycled oak, mahogany, and pallet wood, is the work of FactoryTwentyOne owner, Christopher Berry. Each piece is…

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SpaceX rocket lifts off with the world's first all-electric satellites

SpaceX rocket lifts off with the world's first all-electric satellites

The SpaceX rocket Falcon 9 blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Sunday, sending the world's first all-electric satellites on their way into orbit. The communications…

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9 exceptionally delicious (and easy) vegan meals you can make on a budget

9 exceptionally delicious (and easy) vegan meals you can make on a…

Tofu Scramble in a Whole Wheat Wrap This is a great way to get an energy burst of protein first thing in the morning, and the amounts listed here will serve 2 hearty eaters. Feel free…

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INTERVIEW: Bamboo builder, and Ibuku Founder Elora Hardy on Creating Incredible Green Buildings with Bamboo

INTERVIEW: Bamboo builder, and Ibuku Founder Elora Hardy on Creating…

We’ve showcased numerous bamboo designs over the years, from furniture to entire buildings, but when it comes to combining green building and renewable materials, Ibuku’s incredible…

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Maya Pedal transforms old bikes into pedal-powered water pumps, blenders, and more

Maya Pedal transforms old bikes into pedal-powered water pumps,…

We've seen some incredible innovations in bicycle technology lately - from self-charging components such as the Copenhagen Wheel to designer fixies by Diesel. But what happens to these…

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Award-winning biomason grows bricks from sand and bacteria to reduce CO2 emissions

Award-winning biomason grows bricks from sand and bacteria to reduce…

It takes an enormous amount of energy and resources to produce simple building materials such as concrete, bricks, and asphalt - however Ginger Krieg Dosier has developed a low-impact…

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Fun chalkboard-covered passive house explores public/private space in Belgium

Fun chalkboard-covered passive house explores public/private space in…

BLAF Architecten finished this two-story single family residence back in 2009 in Asse, Belgium. The surrounding region is relatively dense and there is not much space available for…

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Edible Scoff-ee cups let you have your coffee and eat it too

Edible Scoff-ee cups let you have your coffee and eat it too

Disposable coffee cups are a massive source of waste, the US alone throws out over 25 billion styrofoam coffee cups every year, so an edible coffee cup sounds like it could quite a good…

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These sensory-friendly clothes make it easier to keep autistic kids safe

These sensory-friendly clothes make it easier to keep autistic kids…

Parents of autistic children have a lot to keep tabs on. One of the most frightening tendencies for some children with autism is the tendency to wander off, which can be dangerous or…

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Hey gardeners! Consider planting an extra row for the hungry this year

Hey gardeners! Consider planting an extra row for the hungry this year

Although it may be known by many different names, the "Grow a Row" program is one that's gaining popularity all over the world. The concept is pretty self-explanatory, and can make an…

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A massive floating hotel could be coming to NYC

A massive floating hotel could be coming to NYC

New York City's West Side may soon be getting a massive floating hotel if the folks behind the much-anticipated SuperPier anti-mall have their way. Youngwoo & Associates,…

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China announces one-year ban on ivory imports

China announces one-year ban on ivory imports

In response to growing criticism of Chinese demand for ivory, China's State Forestry Administration has announced that they have implemented a one-year ban on the import of ivory…

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Elkebana's fun botanical wall trophies are so much better than dead animal heads

Elkebana's fun botanical wall trophies are so much better than dead…

Here’s a phrase you don’t hear very often: vegan-friendly trophy wall. Akin to a pink elephant, the cruelty-free trophy wall is a rare but wondrous thing, and this botanical…

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HOW TO: Make decadent and delightfully spicy Mexican hot chocolate

HOW TO: Make decadent and delightfully spicy Mexican hot chocolate

Looking for a way to stave off those winter chills? Try this delicious and comforting recipe for Mexican hot chocolate that’s sure to warm your insides and put an instant smile on…

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Stunning Sculptural Sound Walls Sweep Across Melbourne's Freeway

Stunning Sculptural Sound Walls Sweep Across Melbourne's Freeway

Designed to be experienced at high speeds of 110 kilometers per hour, the site-specific sculptural sound walls use repetition, contrasting colors and undulating shapes to create a sense…

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These clever backpacks charge your devices with built-in solar power

These clever backpacks charge your devices with built-in solar power

Everyone has experienced the frustration of being on the go and needing to use your phone, only to find that it is completely dead. Project Solaire is changing that with these…

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Fly through Ecuador's cloud forest on a human-powered sky bike!

Fly through Ecuador's cloud forest on a human-powered sky bike!

The Mashpi Lodge in Quito, Ecuador is a hideaway in the clouds. Tucked inside the 3,200 acre orchid-filled Mashpi Rainforest Biodiversity Reserve, is a glass-walled lodge. Guests to the…

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New study shows that hand-washing dishes may help prevent allergies

New study shows that hand-washing dishes may help prevent allergies

Could dishwashers cause allergies? A recent study found that children who come from homes where dishes are washed by hand have fewer allergies than those in homes where the dishes are…

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There's so much snow in the US and Canada that people are digging snow tunnels to get around

There's so much snow in the US and Canada that people are digging snow…

The snowfall this winter has been pretty extraordinary; in Boston alone over six feet of snow has fallen, promoting the city's mayor to declare that it is fine to dump snow in the…

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Scientists Create World's First Self-Healing Plastic

Scientists Create World's First Self-Healing Plastic

Photo via Shutterstock Spanish scientists have developed the world's first self-healing polymer - a plastic that can be cut in half and then left to repair itself without any outside…

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Leandro Erlich Unveils Gravity-Defying Floating Room in France!

Leandro Erlich Unveils Gravity-Defying Floating Room in France!

As though it was ripped out of a building, the floating room was recently installed in Nantes, France, and has a wall that seems to be torn apart, revealing bricks, plaster and wood…

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Five mile Hyperloop test track to be constructed in California

Five mile Hyperloop test track to be constructed in California

Just two years ago, Elon Musk proposed a new 700mph mass transit solution called the Hyperloop, and now it has taken a big step closer to becoming a reality. Hyperloop Transportation…

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Entire village volunteers to leave their homes so wildlife can flourish

Entire village volunteers to leave their homes so wildlife can…

What once used to be a thriving farming community in India, teeming with people and daily activity, is now something closer to a ghost town, at least when it comes to humans that is.…

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Infographic: How Climate Change Will Affect Your Health

Infographic: How Climate Change Will Affect Your Health

There's a long list of things that will suffer because of extreme climate change - but did you know that your health is one of them? Beyond the extreme environmental ramifications,…

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What happened to Architecture For Humanity?

What happened to Architecture For Humanity?

Architecture for Humanity, one of the foremost humanitarian building initiatives in history, shut down operations on January 1st, 2015. Despite the significant public funding and grants…

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HWKN unveils designs for University of Pennsylvania’s bold Pennovation Center

HWKN unveils designs for University of Pennsylvania’s bold…

Located south of the University near Center City and University City, the Pennovation Center will provide a space for entrepreneurs, researchers, and industry partners to collaborate…

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LAST CHANCE: Win a DIY Feng Shui prize pack for Chinese New Year!

LAST CHANCE: Win a DIY Feng Shui prize pack for Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year is just a few days away and, according to Feng Shui principles, now's the time to get your home in order for 2015. During this time of renewal, we can think of no…

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Google investing $300 million in SolarCity to finance 25,000 residential solar installations

Google investing $300 million in SolarCity to finance 25,000…

Installing solar panels on your home just makes sense; they turn empty space into green power. One thing stopping some from taking the plunge could be the cost of installing a system,…

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Bulgaria's National Museum complex fuses sustainable design with historic architecture

Bulgaria's National Museum complex fuses sustainable design with…

In lieu of their recent accession to the European Union, Bulgaria has commissioned Yanko Apostolov Architects to design a gorgeous new National Museum Complex to house the country’s…

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MAP: Citi Bike reveals new station locations in Williamsburg and Greenpoint

MAP: Citi Bike reveals new station locations in Williamsburg and…

North Brooklyn residents who've been waiting with bated breath for news about Citi Bike's expansion into the area will be pleased to learn that the locations of the planned stations are…

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Tiny house builder is using Kickstarter to fund her mobile pottery business

Tiny house builder is using Kickstarter to fund her mobile pottery…

What can I tell you about being a builder? I can tell you that I love to toss numbers around in my head and figure out how to stretch lines into curves. A stationary nail connected to…

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Stunning Chinese Pavilion for Milan Expo 2015 resembles billowing wheat fields

Stunning Chinese Pavilion for Milan Expo 2015 resembles billowing…

Entitled ‘The Land of Hope,’ the project integrates Chinese traditional architecture with modern technologies. Its floating roof was designed as a timber structure that references…

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UNESCO announces winning design for the Bamiyan Cultural Center in Afghanistan

UNESCO announces winning design for the Bamiyan Cultural Center in…

Argentina-based team led by architect Carlos Nahuel Recabarren just won the UNESCO competition to design the Bamiyan Cultural Center in Afghanistan. The proposal, entitled Descriptive…

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Audi Prologue Avant concept is a sexy plug-in hybrid wagon

Audi Prologue Avant concept is a sexy plug-in hybrid wagon

Audi has revealed its latest concept car, the Prologue Avant, which is going to debut next week at the Geneva Motor Show. The Prologue Avant concept is the follow up to the two-door…

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House Carrer Migdia is a naturally-ventilated daylit home in Barcelona

House Carrer Migdia is a naturally-ventilated daylit home in Barcelona

The house has living and dining areas located on the first floor. Next to it is the kitchen which faces north. The bedroom can be accessed from the living area through a large sliding…

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Le 2 Workshop’s Third House From The Sun is a passive minimalist dwelling in Poland

Le 2 Workshop’s Third House From The Sun is a passive minimalist…

The clients desired an eco-friendly home filled with natural daylight and a sense of spaciousness. As a result, the architects studied the sun’s path to create a design that optimized…

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Greenery-like sculptures bring life to a dreary intersection in Gowanus, Brooklyn

Greenery-like sculptures bring life to a dreary intersection in…

Greenery was just unveiled this week and will be on view until January 2016. Its playful depiction of lush flora is represented by six brightly-colored, cartoon-like plants.…

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