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Watch the Lion Whisperer Play with a Fully-Grown Pair of Lions in South Africa

Watch the Lion Whisperer Play with a Fully-Grown Pair of Lions in South Africa

A charging african lion is an alarming sight for most people - but for zoologist Kevin Richardson it's just the start of another day on a reserve in South Africa. Richardson wrestles with fully-grown

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Philips’ New LED Carpeting Ensures You’ll Never Get Lost in the Airport Again

Philips’ New LED Carpeting Ensures You’ll Never Get Lost in the Airport Again

Philips has achieved a new milestone in its quest to integrate energy-efficient LEDs into all surfaces. We've seen the company install LEDs on ceilings, walls and now they are putting them in floors.

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Extreme Weather Costs the Global Economy $200 Billion a Year

Extreme Weather Costs the Global Economy $200 Billion a Year

In another stark reminder that the economy and environment can't be separated, a new World Bank report finds that climate-related damage from extreme weather events such as Typhoon Haiyan has cost the

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US Officials Crush $10 billion Worth of ‘Blood Ivory’ to Send a Message to Poachers

US Officials Crush $10 billion Worth of ‘Blood Ivory’ to Send a Message to Poachers

Ivory photo from Shutterstock On Thursday, U.S. officials destroyed $10 billion worth of "blood ivory" at a rock crushing facility in Denver, Colorado. The 5.4 tons of confiscated material was

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Rescued Dog Becomes First Pup to Climb Mount Everest

Rescued Dog Becomes First Pup to Climb Mount Everest

An abandoned mutt that was found starving in a garbage dump in India has become the first dog to climb to Everest’s Base Camp with his globe-trotting owner. Former professional golfer Joanne Lefson

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Vancouver Launches the World’s First Cigarette Butt Recycling Program!

Vancouver Launches the World’s First Cigarette Butt Recycling Program!

The Cigarette Waste Brigade pilot project began this week in Vancouver, Canada as part of the city's efforts to become the greenest on the globe by 2020. The program's first step was to install 110

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Rewilding Britain: We Tour the Spectacular Scottish Highlands with Alladale Wilderness Reserve (PHOTOS)

Rewilding Britain: We Tour the Spectacular Scottish Highlands with Alladale Wilderness Reserve (PHOTOS)

Since purchasing the 23,000 acre estate 10 years ago, Lister has made Alladale an ecological testing ground, replanting over 800,000 indigenous trees, reintroducing red squirrels, managing local red deer

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COP-19 Climate Change Conference Kicks Off This Week in Warsaw, Poland

COP-19 Climate Change Conference Kicks Off This Week in Warsaw, Poland

Photo of polar bear via Shutterstock The "Last Chance" 2015 International Climate Agreement Two years ago at Durban, South Africa, countries at COP-17 ended climate talks with a promise to create a

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7 Animals Recently Driven to Extinction by Humans

7 Animals Recently Driven to Extinction by Humans

Pinta Island Tortoise (2012) Lonesome George was the last known Pinta Island Tortoise in the world, and he died on June 24, 2012. Although the exact age of the massive reptile was unknown, he was

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Infographic: How Poaching is Threatening to Wipe Out Lions, Elephants,and Rhinos in Africa

Infographic: How Poaching is Threatening to Wipe Out Lions, Elephants,and Rhinos in Africa

In 2013 the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources conducted a survey on 70,294 species of animals around the world - and they found that over 30% of them fall into a

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Coconut-Shaped Bamboo Dome Built Without a Single Nail

Coconut-Shaped Bamboo Dome Built Without a Single Nail

We've seen other bamboo buildings before but what makes Nghia's stand out is the dynamic domed shapes he is able to achieve with the material - especially without the use of modern machinery or metal

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UN Reveals Billion Dollar Price Tag Associated with Environmental Crime

UN Reveals Billion Dollar Price Tag Associated with Environmental Crime

Photo of waste shipping container via Shutterstock Illegal deforestation, animal poaching and the shipping of toxic waste are all environmental crimes that cost the world billions of dollars each year,

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Runaway Global Emissions Make the Two-Degree Global Warming Limit Highly Unlikely

Runaway Global Emissions Make the Two-Degree Global Warming Limit Highly Unlikely

Global greenhouse gas emissions are expected to be eight to 12 billion tonnes higher than target levels in 2020, which means the hope of limiting global temperature increases to 2°C (35°F) this

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Modular Eco-Mobius Phone Cuts Electronic Waste With Upgradeable Guts

Modular Eco-Mobius Phone Cuts Electronic Waste With Upgradeable Guts

The new Eco-Mobius Phone is an upgradable modular phone that helps address the growing problem of electronic waste. Designed by ZTE Corporation, the Mobius phone is made up of a series of individual

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Panasonic’s New Solar LED Lantern Brings Light to Off-Grid Areas

Panasonic’s New Solar LED Lantern Brings Light to Off-Grid Areas

The Panasonic Corporation just unveiled plans to launch a new solar LED lantern that will provide light to those living without electricity. The BG-BL03 Lantern can be charged up in just six hours, and it

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Rocky Roads are No Match for the Shape-Shifting Roadless Wheel

Rocky Roads are No Match for the Shape-Shifting Roadless Wheel

The shape-shifting Roadless Wheel is a one-size-fits-all solution for different vehicle types and road conditions in rural Africa. Student of Innovation Design Engineering at London’s RCA, Ackeem

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Safari Club Auctions Permit to Kill Endangered Black Rhino – for Sake of Conservation!?

Safari Club Auctions Permit to Kill Endangered Black Rhino – for Sake of Conservation!?

If you’re trying to preserve a severely endangered animal, it’s obviously not the best idea to hunt it for sport. But in a bizarre twist of logic, the Dallas Safari Club has decided to auction off the

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Africa’s Largest Wind Farm Now Online in Ethiopia

Africa’s Largest Wind Farm Now Online in Ethiopia

Ethiopia recently unveiled Africa's largest wind farm! The 120 MW Ashegoda Wind Farm cost the French firm Vergnet SA $290 million to build, and it’s just one part of a greater plan to boost energy

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The Biomimicry Manual: What can Vultures Teach Us About Sterilization and Specialization?

The Biomimicry Manual: What can Vultures Teach Us About Sterilization and Specialization?

Did you know a coven of vultures swirling overhead is called a 'kettle?' I love that. It makes me think of a fortune teller's black magic tea-leaves, steeping in her stove-top cauldron. And of course, we

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Ethiopia Announces Plans to Build Massive 1000 MW Geothermal Power Plant

Ethiopia Announces Plans to Build Massive 1000 MW Geothermal Power Plant

American-Icelandic company Reykjavik Geothermal just invested $4 billion towards a massive new geothermal farm 124 miles south of the Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa. The deal signed on Wednesday secures

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The Biomimicry Manual: How Do Beavers Create Business Opportunity?

The Biomimicry Manual: How Do Beavers Create Business Opportunity?

I’m fascinated by creatures that create new ways of life for others. Ecologists talk about ‘keystone species,’ ones which support entire ecosystems, like the central stone in a renaissance archway.

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Poachers Kill Over 300 Elephants by Dumping Cyanide in Zimbabwe Watering Holes

Poachers Kill Over 300 Elephants by Dumping Cyanide in Zimbabwe Watering Holes

A few weeks ago Inhabitat reported that three men were arrested in Zimbabwe for pouring cyanide into a watering hole and killing 81 elephants. Now, the death toll has risen to include over 300 elephants,

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Kenya Takes High Tech Stand Against Rhino Poaching

Kenya Takes High Tech Stand Against Rhino Poaching

Kenyan officials announced Wednesday that the country will be taking a serious stand against rhinoceros poaching- by implanting every rhino in the country with a trackable microchip. As poachers still run

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Buckminster Fuller Challenge Unveils 2013 Finalists!

Buckminster Fuller Challenge Unveils 2013 Finalists!

Ecovative The EPA has found that plastics make up 25% of the volume in our landfills, with expanded plastic foams being the worst contributor. These products are also highly flammable and have been

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West African Inventor Makes a $100 3D Printer From E-Waste

West African Inventor Makes a $100 3D Printer From E-Waste

Kodjo Afate Gnikou, a resourceful inventor from Togo in West Africa, has made a $100 3D printer which he constructed from parts he scrounged from broken scanners, computers, printers and other e-waste.

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Co+Labo’s Tiny Pee-Powered Barn House Shelters Two Humans, Two Horses

Co+Labo’s Tiny Pee-Powered Barn House Shelters Two Humans, Two Horses

Located on the outskirts of Taiki-cho, the 710 square foot Barn House sits just next door to the luminous “Meme” house, created by architect, and competition judge, Kengo Kuma. The Barn House is

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The World’s First Anti-Malaria Vaccine Could be Available by 2015

The World’s First Anti-Malaria Vaccine Could be Available by 2015

Image © Shutterstock Just months after Sanaria researchers created the world's first malaria vaccine, UK drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline has made a similar breakthrough in its own large-scale Phase III

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Students Use Merry-Go-Round Power to Study Through the Night in Ghana

Students Use Merry-Go-Round Power to Study Through the Night in Ghana

Not only do most children in Ghana have to spend their lives in poverty, they also have to spend 12 hours a day in darkness because so much of their country lacks access to the energy grid. This means

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WADI: Solar-Powered Water Disinfecting Device Could Save 400,000 Lives a Year

WADI: Solar-Powered Water Disinfecting Device Could Save 400,000 Lives a Year

Water is life - without a source of clean water for drinking and cooking, humans become very sick and often die. In wealthy countries, clean drinking water is taken for granted. In developing countries,

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8 Heartbreakingly Adorable Endangered Animals That We Need to Save

8 Heartbreakingly Adorable Endangered Animals That We Need to Save

Giant Panda [Status: Endangered] The Giant Panda is the rarest member of the bear family. Pandas live in the bamboo forests high in the mountains of western China. They subsist almost entirely on bamboo.

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