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UK Supermarket Chain to Cut Carbon Emissions with Slimline Toilet Rolls

UK Supermarket Chain to Cut Carbon Emissions with Slimline Toilet Rolls

Cutting back on packaging can yield huge environmental benefits by reducing materials while cutting carbon emissions from transporting needlessly bulky goods. With this in mind, UK Supermarket Chain

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Zero Carbon IDeAs Z2 Design Facility Pops up in Renovated Silicon Valley Bank

Zero Carbon IDeAs Z2 Design Facility Pops up in Renovated Silicon Valley Bank

Heralded as one of the first zero-energy, zero-carbon commercial buildings in the US, the IDeAs Z2 Design Facility is located in a formerly windowless bank that has been transformed into a light-filled

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FedEx Announces Carbon Offset Program to Make Envelopes Carbon-Neutral

FedEx Announces Carbon Offset Program to Make Envelopes Carbon-Neutral

Now your eco-conscience can rest a little easier when you need to ship documents around the world - FedEx announced today that it will make its FedEx Express envelope carbon-neutral with the launch of a

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X SEA TY is a Carbon-Absorbing, Algae-Producing Floating City

X SEA TY is a Carbon-Absorbing, Algae-Producing Floating City

X SEA TY is a proposed floating city that works to clean up the cities by transforming them from carbon dioxide-polluting environments by exploiting biochemical energy algae. The buildings are made with

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Fingerings: Judith Braun Draws Amazing Carbon Wall Art With Just Her Fingers

Fingerings: Judith Braun Draws Amazing Carbon Wall Art With Just Her Fingers

It may be hard to believe but artist Judith Braun creates these breathtaking works of art using just her fingers dipped in charcoal. Since 2004, Braun has been working on her simple but beautiful series

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EPA Introduces Carbon Limits on New Power Plants

EPA Introduces Carbon Limits on New Power Plants

Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed setting federal limits on carbon emissions from new power plants, a move could spell the beginning of the end for conventional coal-fired power

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6 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Company’s Carbon Footprint

6 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Company’s Carbon Footprint

While some companies become more sustainable by overhauling their workplaces into state-of-the-art, ecotastic offices, most businesses don't have the money or the ability to do that. Instead, we must try

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Nacho Carbonell’s Quirky Cocoon Benches Provide a Retreat from Everyday Life

Nacho Carbonell’s Quirky Cocoon Benches Provide a Retreat from Everyday Life

We all know that avoiding information overload is pretty difficult these days, but here are some interesting (to say the least) designs that will help you regain your sense of self. Handmade by Design

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New Study Finds That Electric Cars in China Using Fossil Fuels Have a Higher Carbon Footprint Than Gasoline Gars

New Study Finds That Electric Cars in China Using Fossil Fuels Have a Higher Carbon Footprint Than Gasoline Gars

If you read Inhabitat, you probably know that we're big fans of green transportation, but we do think it's important to see the bigger picture when it comes to electric cars. A new finding from the

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New Energy-Efficient Battery Charging Standards in California Will Save 1 Million Tons of Carbon Emissions

New Energy-Efficient Battery Charging Standards in California Will Save 1 Million Tons of Carbon Emissions

We have all heard the phrases "phantom power" and "vampire energy" about a million times, and yet the problem still exists - many people forget to unplug battery chargers and other electronics when they

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Barcelona to Build the World’s First Carbon-Neutral Indoor Ski Slope

Barcelona to Build the World’s First Carbon-Neutral Indoor Ski Slope

The designers behind Ski Dubai's artificial ski slope, Snow World and B01 Arquitectos, have teamed up to improve on their original design with the world's very first carbon-neutral indoor ski slope in

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Investors Ask the Bank of England to Ditch Carbon-Heavy Investments

Investors Ask the Bank of England to Ditch Carbon-Heavy Investments

Investors, environmental groups, and academics sent a letter to the Bank of England (which is responsible for keeping England's economic stability) this week, urging it to assess the risk that carbon

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RAU Architecture’s Serpentine Dutch De St@art (The T@il) Aims for Net Carbon Neutral

RAU Architecture’s Serpentine Dutch De St@art (The T@il) Aims for Net Carbon Neutral

Apenheul is a unique open-air zoo for primates that rests in a heavily forested area east of Amsterdam. The De St@art (The T@il) was designed for the zoo as a multi-use facility to house a visitors'

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Pixel Building: Australia’s First Carbon Neutral Building is Now Complete!

Pixel Building: Australia’s First Carbon Neutral Building is Now Complete!

Pixel is a ‘Future Office’ - a prototype for commercial buildings that produce their own power and collect their own water for a future carbon constrained world. The four story building is home to

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GM and Teijin Team Up to Develop Mass Production Techniques for Carbon Fiber Car Parts

GM and Teijin Team Up to Develop Mass Production Techniques for Carbon Fiber Car Parts

General Motors just announced a partnership with Japanese company Teijin that they hope will lead to lighter weight and more efficient vehicles. Teijin is an advanced materials company that specializes

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COP17 DURBAN UPDATE: Developing Countries Snag Talks on Issue of Carbon Markets

COP17 DURBAN UPDATE: Developing Countries Snag Talks on Issue of Carbon Markets

On this second to last day of COP17, a new piece of the puzzle that explains why this year's United Nation Climate Talks are likely to end in a stalemate tomorrow, has emerged. Developing nations from

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The Houl: A Sleek Net-Zero Carbon Long-House in Scotland

The Houl: A Sleek Net-Zero Carbon Long-House in Scotland

The house makes use of classic solar passive design strategies like clerestory windows on the north side, and principle rooms on the south side -- both arranged to take advantage of the sunlight and

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Researchers Find Carbon Nanotubes Have Harmful Effects on Waterways and Algae Health

Researchers Find Carbon Nanotubes Have Harmful Effects on Waterways and Algae Health

Carbon nanotubes are becoming increasingly popular in modern electronics -- they are more electrically conductive than copper, lighter than plastic, stronger than steel, harder than a diamond and thinner

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Han Solo Trapped In Carbonite Costume Made From Newspaper & an Old Coat

Han Solo Trapped In Carbonite Costume Made From Newspaper & an Old Coat

It's the last day to vote for the Inhabitat Halloween Costume Contest, and while Han Solo may be stuck in carbonite he is defiantly in the race for the top three. If you like Rob Miller’s recreation of

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Why are Shipping Emissions Excluded from the UK’s 2050 Carbon Target?

Why are Shipping Emissions Excluded from the UK’s 2050 Carbon Target?

While it seems only logical for the UK to include all major transportation emissions in their carbon targets, it turns out this has not been the case. The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) recently called

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Common Sugars Could Be Used to Capture Carbon Emissions at Their Source

Common Sugars Could Be Used to Capture Carbon Emissions at Their Source

Carbon capture technologies are a bit of a holy grail in green chemistry, and researchers from Northwestern University have just reported in the Journal of the American Chemistry Society that they

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Iceland to Build World’s First Zero-Carbon Data Center

Iceland to Build World’s First Zero-Carbon Data Center

Iceland's ailing economy isn't going to keep it from making environmental strides - the city of Keflavik will soon be receiving 37 prefabricated components in order to complete the world's first

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Vincent Callebaut’s Zero Carbon Biotic-Arch is a Self-Sufficient Skyscraper

Vincent Callebaut’s Zero Carbon Biotic-Arch is a Self-Sufficient Skyscraper

In fact, the Biotic Arch will release zero emissions and help Taichung's City Government achieve their overall reduction policies. The new building was designed to build a bridge between Taichung's

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Google Announces That it Has Been Carbon Neutral Since 2007

Google Announces That it Has Been Carbon Neutral Since 2007

"The carbon footprint of your life on Google is zero." It may be hard to believe, we know, but the search giant announced for the first time today that it is completely carbon neutral and has been since

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Exoconcept EXO: A Carbon Fiber Electric Jet Ski James Bond Would Love

Exoconcept EXO: A Carbon Fiber Electric Jet Ski James Bond Would Love

We have been hot on the trail of some James Bond-worthy sustainable rides lately, and this goes right along. The Exoconcept EXO is a carbon fiber electric jet ski you ride in the prone position to escape

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Alien Earthworm Invasion is Releasing Carbon Into the Atmosphere

Alien Earthworm Invasion is Releasing Carbon Into the Atmosphere

If Hollywood has taught us one thing, it's that when it comes to an invasion (alien or otherwise), the United States is excellent at opening a family sized can of whoop ass. However the US is now facing a

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EcoVelocity: Mayor of London to Open Europe’s Largest Low Carbon Motor Festival This Week

EcoVelocity: Mayor of London to Open Europe’s Largest Low Carbon Motor Festival This Week

London's mayor, Boris Johnson, has been a big supporter of green transportation -- he's installed thousands of EV chargers around the city and opened a bike superhighway to make it easier for cyclists to

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SKhy Bus Is A Carbon-Negative Solar & Wastewater Fueled Shuttle Bus Of The Future

SKhy Bus Is A Carbon-Negative Solar & Wastewater Fueled Shuttle Bus Of The Future

Portuguese designer Alan Monteiro has illustrated his vision of green transportation: an aerodynamic carbon swallowing, wastewater recycling, oxygen releasing, unmanned shuttle bus concept called SKhy.

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New Carbon Nanotube Wind Turbine Blade is Lighter, Stronger, More Efficient

New Carbon Nanotube Wind Turbine Blade is Lighter, Stronger, More Efficient

A researcher at Case Western University recently developed a wind turbine blade that is lighter and stronger than conventional prototypes. Increasing the size of wind turbines in order to increase their

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Awe-Inspiring Zero-Carbon Crossway Passivhaus Has a Vaulted Meadow Roof

Awe-Inspiring Zero-Carbon Crossway Passivhaus Has a Vaulted Meadow Roof

The 20 meter roof span is covered in beautiful flowers during the spring time, and integrated into the snowy landscape during winter. But nobody will go cold since a combined photovoltaic and thermal

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