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‘Mountain Band-Aid’ Transforms Strip-Mined Mountainside Into a Vertical Eco Village

‘Mountain Band-Aid’ Transforms Strip-Mined Mountainside Into a Vertical Eco Village

Mountain Band-Aid is a plan for a sustainable city designed to help mitigate mining damage in southern China while providing a place for local inhabitants to repopulate the countryside. From a distance,

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Australians Ditching Sunscreen and Risking Skin Cancer to Avoid Nanoparticles

Australians Ditching Sunscreen and Risking Skin Cancer to Avoid Nanoparticles

Australia reportedly has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, so why are many Aussies opting to ditch their sunscreen? According to a recent study, 17 percent of the respondents

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New Study Ranks the Least Toxic Cars, Honda Civic Tops the List

New Study Ranks the Least Toxic Cars, Honda Civic Tops the List

Many car buyers love that “new car smell” that comes with their brand new rides, but the chemicals that give off that “pleasant” scent are actually quite toxic. According to a new

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CASE and SOM’s AMPS Living Green Wall Promises to Reduce Air Pollution and Energy Costs

CASE and SOM’s AMPS Living Green Wall Promises to Reduce Air Pollution and Energy Costs

The modular wall system provides habitat for multiple types of plants including English Ivy, Boston Ferns and dieffenbachia, which are all fed water and nutrients through a hydroponic system. The key to

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Study Finds That Twitter May Be More Addictive Than Alcohol or Cigarettes

Study Finds That Twitter May Be More Addictive Than Alcohol or Cigarettes

Addicts of today aren’t turning to cigarettes or alcohol -- instead, they turn to Twitter. A new study by Wilhelm Hoffman of Chicago University’s Booth Business School has found that checking email

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Susan G. Komen for the Cure Apologizes to Planned Parenthood

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Apologizes to Planned Parenthood

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation apologized yesterday for cutting of funding to Planned Parenthood, promising to continue funding the group. On Tuesday, Susan G. Komen cut of funding for about

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Monsanto Being Sued for Poisoning West Virginia Town with Agent Orange Chemicals

Monsanto Being Sued for Poisoning West Virginia Town with Agent Orange Chemicals

If you don't know who Monsanto is, just ask your stomach - chances are you've consumed quite a lot of their genetically modified produce in your life. The giant agricultural company has long been derided

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Wave of Public Criticism Causes China to Cave on Pollution Control Problems

Wave of Public Criticism Causes China to Cave on Pollution Control Problems

In response to a practical protest by Chinese citizens worried about levels of air pollution, China's government has announced a plan to measure and limit the amount of small particle pollution in the

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The World’s Smallest Train is Made from DNA

The World’s Smallest Train is Made from DNA

A recent breakthrough in DNA nanotechnology has brought to life the world's smallest autonomously functioning DNA motor - a teeny tiny train of molecules that has been programmed to navigate a network of

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US Department of Energy Decreases Estimate of East Coast Natural Gas Reserves by 66%

US Department of Energy Decreases Estimate of East Coast Natural Gas Reserves by 66%

The US Department of Energy took a chunk out of the natural gas industry's high hopes for the future yesterday by slashing the amount of gas estimated to be held in the Marcellus Shale -- a huge swath of

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Toxic Schools Risk Making Kids and Teachers Sick

Toxic Schools Risk Making Kids and Teachers Sick

As part of his “Toxic America” series, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta has been investigating schools, and his findings are not good. Research suggests that at least one-third of U.S. schools have

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Cornell Researchers Find That Lycopene and Grape Seed Extract Could Make Smoking Less Harmful

Cornell Researchers Find That Lycopene and Grape Seed Extract Could Make Smoking Less Harmful

If you know someone whose New Year's resolution is to quit smoking, a new finding may deter them from doing so. A recent study conducted by Cornell University found that lycopene and grape seed extract

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Chevron Files Suit Against Ecuadorian Court for $18 Billion Oil Pollution Case

Chevron Files Suit Against Ecuadorian Court for $18 Billion Oil Pollution Case

The fight between the native people of northern Ecuador and the oil giant Chevron over the Lago Agrio oil field has taken an unexpected turn as Chevron just filed suit against the ruling judge and

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Teenager Wins Siemens Award for Her Cancer Cell-Killing Nanotech Research

Teenager Wins Siemens Award for Her Cancer Cell-Killing Nanotech Research

Angela Zhang is a real life Doogie Howser - while other high school kids were busy texting and updating their Facebook pages, Zhang has been hard at work doing research to fight cancer. And her

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Calcium-Based Adhesive Applied to London Roads to Prevent Air Pollution

Calcium-Based Adhesive Applied to London Roads to Prevent Air Pollution

London mayor Boris Johnson may say some ridiculous things, but he is genuinely concerned about the environment. While his previous clean-air initiatives promoted practical ideas like cycling and public

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TOMS Debuts Limited-Edition “Movember” Shoes to Bring Attention to Men’s Cancer

TOMS Debuts Limited-Edition “Movember” Shoes to Bring Attention to Men’s Cancer

Movember is a magical month when formerly clean-shaven men grow facial hair for 30 days to bring attention to and raise funds for cancers that affect men, specifically prostate cancer.  TOMS’s Movember

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London’s Energy-Efficient Jodrell Laboratory Houses the World’s Largest Fungi Collection

London’s Energy-Efficient Jodrell Laboratory Houses the World’s Largest Fungi Collection

The Jodrell Laboratory extension, dubbed 'The Wolfson Wing', achieved a BREEAM 'Excellent' mark and was designed to be energy-efficient and sustainable in many aspects. Among the most distinctive

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Epson Makes the World’s First BPA-Free Recycled Thermal Receipt Paper

Epson Makes the World’s First BPA-Free Recycled Thermal Receipt Paper

The printer giant Epson apparently already solved a conundrum we brought to your attention just a few short days ago. Epson now boasts the world's first Bisephenol-A (BPA) free thermal receipt paper made

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Warning: Recycling Your Old Receipts Is Contaminating Paper with BPA

Warning: Recycling Your Old Receipts Is Contaminating Paper with BPA

The Inhabitat team is about to do something we'd never thought we'd do. We're going to advise you to stop recycling something that is fully recyclable: thermal cash register receipts. It turns out that

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New Study: Kids’ Brains Absorb Twice as Much Cellphone Radiation as Adults

New Study: Kids’ Brains Absorb Twice as Much Cellphone Radiation as Adults

Could giving a cell phone to your kid be considered child abuse? Cell phones are widely believed to cause cancer because of the radiofrequency electromagnetic fields they use. Now, a new scientific study

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Japanese Manufacturer Recycles Old Bras Into Fuel!

Japanese Manufacturer Recycles Old Bras Into Fuel!

Because they're typically made of fabric and wire that's difficult to take apart and repurpose, used bras are among the hardest garments to recycle. But for women who are concerned about the environment

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10 Ridiculous “Pinkwashed” Products That Might Even Increase Your Risk of Breast Cancer

10 Ridiculous “Pinkwashed” Products That Might Even Increase Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Pink fried chicken? We're all for advancing breast cancer research, but it's sickening how some corporations are playing up to the public's desire to find a cure by turning all of their products pink this

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Scientists Build Digital Devices Out of Bacteria and DNA

Scientists Build Digital Devices Out of Bacteria and DNA

Scientists at the Imperial College London just announced that they have discovered a way to build digital devices out of bacteria and DNA. The breakthrough could one day create the building blocks needed

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University of British Columbia Develops Artificial Muscles to Propel Nanobots Through the Body

University of British Columbia Develops Artificial Muscles to Propel Nanobots Through the Body

Nanotechnology has long been heralded as the next generation in medical technology - scientists are currently working on nanobots able to diagnose and heal the body from the inside. With that in mind,

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New Study Links In Utero BPA Exposure To Breast Cancer

New Study Links In Utero BPA Exposure To Breast Cancer

Bisphenol A, a compound found in many hard plastic bottles and cans, is one of the most pervasive chemicals in the modern world. The chemical has been detected in the bodily fluids of more than 90 percent

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Yawkey Center for Cancer Care Uses Sustainable Design to Create a Calm Healing Environment

Yawkey Center for Cancer Care Uses Sustainable Design to Create a Calm Healing Environment

Imagine walking into a light-filled atrium, meeting with your care team in a spacious consultation room, and finding a peaceful moment in a healing garden. This is what a visit to Dana-Farber is like with

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Scientists Discover a Passive Virus That Destroys Breast Cancer Cells

Scientists Discover a Passive Virus That Destroys Breast Cancer Cells

Breast cancer affects one in eight women during their lives, and it is the most common cancer experienced by women in the United States. But with a recent discovery made by a team of scientists at the

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Outspoken Environmentalist, Feminist and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Wangari Maathai Passes Away at Age 71

Outspoken Environmentalist, Feminist and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Wangari Maathai Passes Away at Age 71

Yesterday, the world said goodbye to one of its most fearless environmental voices - Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai. Decades ahead of her time, the brilliant Kenyan author and environmental

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High Levels of BPA Were Found in Campbell’s and Other Canned Kids Foods

High Levels of BPA Were Found in Campbell’s and Other Canned Kids Foods

Kids may love the fun shapes in the Disney themed soups above, but parents should be concerned about what is inside the can.  An alarming recent study has revealed the presence of BPA in Cambell's

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7 Designs That Can Improve Your Health

7 Designs That Can Improve Your Health

Here at Inhabitat we believe that good design can save the world - and that includes everything from the environment we live in to personal health. In fact, our favorite designs are those that balance

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