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Stefaan De Croock transforms discarded wooden doors and panels into giant murals

Stefaan De Croock transforms discarded wooden doors and panels into…

Belgian painter and sculptor Stefaan De Croock makes fantastic artwork using reclaimed wooden panels, doors and furniture. He uses the material to create giant geometric faces on the…

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Supreme Court halts Obama’s limits on power plant emissions

Supreme Court halts Obama’s limits on power plant emissions

A lot of people are thrilled with the Supreme Court right now, after the landmark decision supporting gay marriage rights, but President Barack Obama might have some mixed feelings…

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Peek inside the beautiful sustainable home an architect designed for her family

Peek inside the beautiful sustainable home an architect designed for…

Sharon and her family have had a house in Garrison for since 1995. When this piece of land directly across the street from their property, on the Old Albany Post Road, came up for sale,…

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Carbon-negative Ashmount Primary School produces enough energy to power the neighborhood

Carbon-negative Ashmount Primary School produces enough energy to…

The Ashmount Primary School is located in North London’s Crouch Hill Community Park, an ecologically rich landscape and community asset converted from a derelict piece of Metropolitan…

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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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Solar-powered Out of the Valley cabin is a perfect off-grid retreat for two

Solar-powered Out of the Valley cabin is a perfect off-grid retreat…

The Out of the Valley model cabin is clad in a charred timber, created with the Japanese shou sugi ban technique, and topped with a black corrugated roof. The dark exterior helps the…

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Green-roofed Ruckers Hill House gives curated views of nearby Melbourne

Green-roofed Ruckers Hill House gives curated views of nearby…

The Ruckers Hill House, designed by Gardiner Architects, is a glassy sustainable abode for a young family of five in Melbourne. The sprawling home was designed to give the family…

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World's first commercial jetpack to hit the market in 2016

World's first commercial jetpack to hit the market in 2016

“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…

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Breathtaking images capture the magical shine of glowworms in a limestone cave

Breathtaking images capture the magical shine of glowworms in a…

Glowworms aren’t the only organisms capable of producing and emitting light. Bioluminescence can be found in a wide variety of creatures, from jellyfish to fungi to fireflies. The…

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Solar Impulse launches five day trip across the Pacific Ocean toward Hawaii

Solar Impulse launches five day trip across the Pacific Ocean toward…

Last week, we reported that Solar Impulse 2 could be grounded for up to a year if the experimental solar-powered airplane missed its window to take off across the Pacific Ocean. When…

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Terrifying flying car is powered by 16 spinning propeller blades (video)

Terrifying flying car is powered by 16 spinning propeller blades…

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…

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Palestinian man overcomes Gaza energy cuts with affordable DIY solar ovens

Palestinian man overcomes Gaza energy cuts with affordable DIY solar…

Life in the Gaza Strip is challenging, to say the least. The day-to-day Gazan experience is riddled with fuel and food shortages, unreliable electricity, and a rapidly growing…

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Bill Gates invests $2 billion in renewable energy

Bill Gates invests $2 billion in renewable energy

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced they will invest another $2billion in renewable technologies to help the fight against global climate change. This good news toward…

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The world's first Blobfish Café is coming to London

The world's first Blobfish Café is coming to London

Not everyone like to snuggle up to a cuddly kitty while they're sipping a double-foam soy latte, as you can in the popular cat cafés of the world. No. In fact, many of us want to stare…

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Think Forward’s multifunctional 5 ROOMS encourages student imagination

Think Forward’s multifunctional 5 ROOMS encourages student…

5 ROOMS is an unusual space designed to develop students senses, imagination, artistic talents and mental abilities in the initial stage of their education. The multifunctional space…

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Infographic: How renewables are thriving in the US thanks to state policies

Infographic: How renewables are thriving in the US thanks to state…

Things are looking up for clean energy in the US. Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), a national nonprofit coalition working to advance clean energy, released a new report titled Clean…

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This quirky Spanish eco-house is hidden under a rolling hill

This quirky Spanish eco-house is hidden under a rolling hill

The Live Garden House is a green-roofed vaulted home built using traditional techniques in Zaragoza, Spain. Spanish designers Alberto Monreal and Elisa Durán of Arquitecturas Naturales…

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VeloMetro Mobility to launch the first VeloCar-sharing program in Vancouver

VeloMetro Mobility to launch the first VeloCar-sharing program in…

Though it's fun, cost-effective, and great for the environment, replacing your car with a bicycle isn't without its snags. Biking in the rain isn't for everyone, sweating up hills can…

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DIY: Beat the Heatwave by Making Your Own Air Conditioner

DIY: Beat the Heatwave by Making Your Own Air Conditioner

Martha and the Vandellas were on the right track -- heatwaves can definitely tear you apart. The current temperature in NYC has our "heads in a haze", and being as energy conscious as…

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China is modeling a national parks network after U.S. example

China is modeling a national parks network after U.S. example

China is a land known for its beauty, but also a lack of practices by which to protect that beauty. The times are a’slowly changing, though, and Chinese officials are making a…

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Could cloning bring back Astoria's beloved 100-year-old tree?

Could cloning bring back Astoria's beloved 100-year-old tree?

Residents of 34th Street in Astoria have a tangible empty space where a beloved 100-year-old tree used to be. The Parks Department cut down the massive American Elm in March after it…

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9 low-maintenance plants for the office

9 low-maintenance plants for the office

    Foolproof/Classics Spider Plant Jade Plant Snake Plant   Unusual Water lettuce Terrarium Air Plant   Special…

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Redesigned 3 WTC axes rooftop spires to fit in with new neighbor

Redesigned 3 WTC axes rooftop spires to fit in with new neighbor

Silverstein Properties has revealed a change to the design of 3 World Trade Center, which broke ground in 2013. Instead of being topped with towering masts, the roof of the building…

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Giant water-purifying vertical garden pops up at MoMA PS1

Giant water-purifying vertical garden pops up at MoMA PS1

2015 YAP competition, Andrés Jaque, BAC Engineering and Consultancy, clean water, COSMO, COSMO MoMA PS1, eco art, MoMA 2015 Young Architects Program, MoMA PS1, Office for Political…

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Schacht Center for Health and Wellness seeks to change attitudes about mental health

Schacht Center for Health and Wellness seeks to change attitudes about…

For the Schacht Center, the architects wanted to shatter norms associated with mental health facilities, instead creating a place where all could feel welcome regardless of their…

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This crazy sci-fi waterslide is like sliding through a trippy wormhole

This crazy sci-fi waterslide is like sliding through a trippy wormhole

https://youtu.be/KBP7LMfhB6k Like the wet version of Disneyland's Space Mountain, this waterslide is a journey through darkened tubes lit by trippy colorful strips and spinning…

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Kindergarten principal transforms an airplane into an amazing classroom

Kindergarten principal transforms an airplane into an amazing…

We were pretty astounded when we came across an airplane in Oregon that had been turned into a home, but it's possible that this spectacular kindergarten-in-a-jet might just top it. The…

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Barcode Room is a shape-shifting apartment that can be rearranged to create different spaces

Barcode Room is a shape-shifting apartment that can be rearranged to…

The twelve bars include a kitchen bar, a sleeping bar and a living bar that together create a customizable space that changes with the occupants' daily needs. Furniture and storage is…

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Modern Kenjo Cabin is a Solar-Powered Floating Room For a Family in Sweden

Modern Kenjo Cabin is a Solar-Powered Floating Room For a Family in…

Limmared, Sweden-based prefab builder Kenjo offers up small prefab cabins designed for those needing more space than can be used as a guest house, relaxation space, office, studio or…

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UNICEF says more progress is needed to save the world's children from poverty and hunger

UNICEF says more progress is needed to save the world's children from…

UNICEF's Progress for Children report illustrates that, 15 years after the United Nation's Millenium Development Goals were established, that more and faster progress is necessary to…

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Longaberger's Giant Basket Building is Made of Locally Sourced Ohio Wood

Longaberger's Giant Basket Building is Made of Locally Sourced Ohio…

Unofficially the world's largest basket, Longaberger's award-winning seven story headquarters was completed in 1997 and has been featured in news outlets throughout the country. It is…

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The Archive: Stunning Mirrored Art Studio Melts Into the Landscape

The Archive: Stunning Mirrored Art Studio Melts Into the Landscape

The exterior of The Archive is completely covered in mirrors that reflect the world around it. These reflections serve to conceal the space while maintaining privacy for the artist…

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Gorgeous Miesian-inspired glass pavilion floats above a natural dam

Gorgeous Miesian-inspired glass pavilion floats above a natural dam

Located on the site of a former citrus fruit orchard, the small and elegant Wirra Willa Pavilion serves as a spa and guesthouse for a larger residence on the same grounds. Its remote…

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Chinese authorities intercept 100,000-ton shipment of smuggled meat from the 1970s

Chinese authorities intercept 100,000-ton shipment of smuggled meat…

When cracking down on food safety in China, authorities came across a most disturbing shipment of meat from the Hunan province- from the 1970s. The nearly 100,000 tonnes of meat,…

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Energy-efficient dryer of the future swaps heat for ultrasonic waves

Energy-efficient dryer of the future swaps heat for ultrasonic waves

Clothes dryers are one of the biggest energy users in the home, but a new discovery made by scientists at Tennessee’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory could change the home appliance’s…

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Mosevic makes fashionable eyewear using recycled denim

Mosevic makes fashionable eyewear using recycled denim

Mosevic is tapping into wasted denim with is new "Solid Denim" eyewear collection. Each pair is made out of resin-infused layers of the well-known fabric to create eyewear out of the…

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Vermilion Sands living roof takes hydro-seeding to the next level

Vermilion Sands living roof takes hydro-seeding to the next level

LED-lit Vermilion Sands temporary installation is a living canopy made from 260 pyramid-shaped modules covered in vegetation. Designed by Matthew Soules Architecture for a summer arts…

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Destroyed Buddha statues in Afghanistan stand again thanks to holograms

Destroyed Buddha statues in Afghanistan stand again thanks to…

An ancient land in an ancient corner of the world, Afghanistan has consistently found itself at the crossroads of civilizations. The territory now claimed by the Islamic Republic of…

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