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It has long been known that sandblasting jeans is a dangerous practice that exposes workers to unnecessary health risks, but despite public outcry, many Chinese factories continue to use the technique.
Photo via Shutterstock Poor air quality isn't just a nuisance -- it can actually kill you. A new study conducted by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill estimates that 2
Almost two and a half years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japanese nuclear plant operators are asking to reinstate nuclear power in the country. With 48 of the country’s 50 reactors offline
INHABITAT: How does the term Colorfast describe your latest show? R Nelson Parrish: The term Colorfast originally is a textile industry term derived at the beginning of the last century. It defines how a
Photo via Shutterstock A new report by the Washington Toxic Coalition and Safer States has revealed that over 5,000 children's products contain toxic chemicals associated with cancer, hormone
Photo via Shutterstock Japan has hemmed and hawed about closing its nuclear reactors after the 2011 Fukushima disaster. At first there was talk of closing down all reactors, but the motion was whittled
After weeks of submissions and an intense week of online voting, we're excited to finally announce the two winners of Inhabitat's Lighten Up! Lighting Design Competition. We received hundreds of entries
Photo via Shutterstock Citing high costs and extreme resistance from the mobile phone industry, San Francisco has dropped a law that would have required a radiation warning label to be placed on all
The African Rhinoceros evolved over millions of years, and despite living on earth for eons, it has not been able to survive the greed of human beings. Conservationists have announced that the last 15 of
Photo via Shutterstock It's been a bad year for air quality in China. Rampant industrial pollution has caused cities like Beijing and Shanghai to be shrouded in a cloud of toxic emissions, and now
Photo via Shutterstock We’ve all become accustomed to having constant exposure to cell phones, computers and electronics in our day-to-day lives, but what if they were making us sick? A growing group
Photo via Shutterstock Researchers at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine have discovered a way to turn ordinary skin cells into protective brain cells - a breakthrough that could have a resounding
The Roof of the World has long been associated with notions of adventure, beauty, and the majesty of some of the tallest mountains on earth. However research has shown that amidst the stunning landscape
Image courtesy of Geoff Pugh The extraordinary development of 3D printing technology has given one British man his life back. Thanks to the incredible advancements of 3D printing in the medical
As an extension of China's $16 billion plan to combat air pollution in its cities, today the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced an ambitious plan to export the nation's emissions to
Photo via Shutterstock New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg's ultimately unsuccessful efforts to ban the sale of super-sized sugary beverages within the city may have been met with skepticism by some,
UK company Invicta Group has become the first company in the world to make food-safe products from 100% recycled plastic bottles, containers, tubs and lids. Their new rPETable patented process focuses on
Photo via Shutterstock Polluters in China beware - there's a new Premier in town and he is ready to tackle pollution with an "iron fist," he told media at his debut press conference over the weekend.
Former Tepco executive Eiju Hangai, who quit the company a few months before the 2011 devastating tsunami and nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, has built a solar agricultural park near the power plant. The
Photo via Shutterstock Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced today that Japan plans to begin restarting its idled nuclear plants later this year. All 50 of Japan's nuclear reactors were taken
Image: weibo.com China's cities are experiencing record-breaking levels of air pollution. Fearing for their health, Shanghai's traffic police department has distributed nasal smog filters to more than
Cornell bioengineers have combined 3-D printing with injectable gel molds to create an artificial ear that looks and functions like a real human ear. The new bioengineering method offers a more
A team of teenagers interested in biotechnology is working on turning mosquitos into "flying syringes” to deliver vaccines to humans. The students are working in part with Provita Pharmaceuticals, a
Curious about the amount of EMF your electronics give off? Concerned about overexposure? Or maybe you're just interested in ghost encounters? Check out Mr. Ghost, a new device that helps you figure out
The average person sleeps around eight hours a night — which amounts to a third of your life spent in bed. But despite the amount of time that we find ourselves tucked under our covers, most of us don't
NASA’s Earth Observatory has released startling new satellite images of the thick layer of smog that engulfed Beijing over the weekend. Two images, taken on January 14 and January 3, 2013, show the
Researchers at MIT just developed a new bio-polymer film that is able to generate electricity from a readily available source: water vapor. The material changes its shape as it absorbs evaporated water.
Hong Kong is set to introduce a new clean-air measure that will ban high-polluting vehicles and offer subsidies to help owners replace diesel-powered buses and trucks. Among the banned vehicles will be
When you hear about the effects on climate change on global populations, some of the places that might immediately spring to mind might include the low-lying island of Tuvalu or Haiti, which is
A troubling new nationwide survey conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco finds that most doctors do not inform patients about environmental risks they might encounter
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