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Mo’ynoq’s Desert Ships Are a Testament to Man’s Impact on the Environment

Mo’ynoq’s Desert Ships Are a Testament to Man’s Impact on the Environment

In short, man's unquenchable thirst for water happened. In the 1960s, the Aral Sea was the fourth-largest lake in the world, and Mo'ynoq's population consisted mostly of fishermen. But Uzbekistan, like

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Street Lighting Negatively Impacts Insect Ecology in Urban Environments

Street Lighting Negatively Impacts Insect Ecology in Urban Environments

In the past, we have talked about the effects that light pollution has on the environment, but a new report now states that street lighting can also substantially change the ecology of ground-dwelling

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Sylvain Meyer Transforms Elements of Nature into Beautiful Environmental Art

Sylvain Meyer Transforms Elements of Nature into Beautiful Environmental Art

Meyer takes soil, bed rock, boulders, stones, flowers and leaves and uses them as building blocks for innovative and ephemeral installations.   Swirls of yellow leaves contrast a bed of fallen red

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Rossignol’s Mountain-Inspired Headquarters Minimizes its Environmental Impact

Rossignol’s Mountain-Inspired Headquarters Minimizes its Environmental Impact

Rossignol is a leader in the snow sports industry, so they wanted their new headquarters to reflect their technology and manufacturing as well as their commitment to the outdoors. Hérault Arnod

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Riccardo Belli’s “Grow” Tiles Provide a Nurturing Environment for Plants To Grow in the City

Riccardo Belli’s “Grow” Tiles Provide a Nurturing Environment for Plants To Grow in the City

No matter how much we build, plants always seems to find a way to sprout up through the cracks of human civilization. Inspired by the constrast between the natural world and human culture, Riccardo

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5 Easy and Environmentally-Friendly Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

5 Easy and Environmentally-Friendly Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! We applaud all of you devoted sons and daughters who diligently planned what they would be doing for their moms in advance. But what about the rest of us procrastinators? Don't panic!

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Youth Group To Sue Federal Government For Not Protecting The Environment

Youth Group To Sue Federal Government For Not Protecting The Environment

According to a group of American youths, the US government is failing to uphold the preamble to the constitution —specifically, the government has failed "promote the general Welfare" of the people by

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MOTAT’s Aviation Display Hall Protects Historic Planes and the Environment

MOTAT’s Aviation Display Hall Protects Historic Planes and the Environment

The Aviation Display Hall was built to extend MOTAT's existing facilities and house all of their aviation exhibits. The new building is over 3,000 sq m and is actually built on top of a former landfill,

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Breezy Casa Mecano Adapts to its Tropical Environment in Costa Rica

Breezy Casa Mecano Adapts to its Tropical Environment in Costa Rica

Casa Mecano is the most recent project of Juan Robles of Robles Arquitectos and is a striking example of modern tropical architecture. Located on the Osa Peninsula, the home sits in close proximity to the

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Ford Dealerships Get Environmental Assessment in Preparation for 2012 Ford Focus Electric Rollout

Ford Dealerships Get Environmental Assessment in Preparation for 2012 Ford Focus Electric Rollout

By any measure, the release of Ford's 2012 Focus Electric is a big deal. It's the company's first all-electric car, and Ford says it can be recharged in nearly half the time it takes to

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The World’s 6 Most Pressing Environmental Issues

The World’s 6 Most Pressing Environmental Issues

Water Pollution of a Copper Mine Exploitation Image from Shutterstock WATER Water; we can't live without it, and thankfully much of the Earth is made up of it. Yet we face major problems where the

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Report Says Chinese Textile Polluters Disregard Environmental Regulations

Report Says Chinese Textile Polluters Disregard Environmental Regulations

Bad news for the fashion industry - nearly 50 major apparel brands have links with factories that have been disregarding China’s environmental laws, according to Cleaning Up the Fashion Industry, a

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7 Biggest Threats to the Environment – Why We Still Need Earth Day

7 Biggest Threats to the Environment – Why We Still Need Earth Day

Climate Change Climate change is first and foremost an issue because people can't even agree on whether or not it's an issue in the first place. Before we even get into the solutions, we all (regardless

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New Study Reveals that Environmental Impact of Electric Cars Depends on Location

New Study Reveals that Environmental Impact of Electric Cars Depends on Location

Although nothing comes out the tailpipe, electric vehicles do produce carbon emissions and other pollutants; the amount of emissions all depends on the power source from which they are charged. A new

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Honda, Hyundai, Nissan and Subaru Team Up for Unprecedented Environmental Partnership

Honda, Hyundai, Nissan and Subaru Team Up for Unprecedented Environmental Partnership

The big vehicle news of the day is that car industry heavyweights Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, and Subaru have joined the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) in an effort to reduce their

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Mobile Growtainers Provide Controlled Environments for Farming in Shipping Containers

Mobile Growtainers Provide Controlled Environments for Farming in Shipping Containers

GreenTech Agro Inc., managed by Glenn Behrman, a 40-year veteran of the horticulture industry who founded The Plant Shed in NYC, recently announced the launch of the “Growtainer” project, a new

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Environmental Groups Sue EPA over Gulf of Mexico “Dead Zone”

Environmental Groups Sue EPA over Gulf of Mexico “Dead Zone”

The Oil Industry isn't the only culprit in the slow destruction of the Gulf of Mexico — environmental groups claim that an area the size of Massachusetts is now a "dead zone due to Mississippi River

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International Organization Calls Outlook for Environment “Grim”

International Organization Calls Outlook for Environment “Grim”

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) just released their first environmental outlook since 2008, and to use their words, things look "grim". The OECD Environmental Outlook to

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Warns President Obama About ‘Radical Environmental Policies’

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Warns President Obama About ‘Radical Environmental Policies’

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has decided to join the drill, baby, drill chorus this week by attempting to slam President Barack Obama and his current energy policies. In an op-ed piece in the Wall

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Beautiful KOKi Beach in Costa Rica Embraces the Environment With a Sustainable Spirit

Beautiful KOKi Beach in Costa Rica Embraces the Environment With a Sustainable Spirit

Capturing the essence of Costa Rica and its sustainable spirit, KOKi Beach embraces the environment and community in which it rests through a wide range of eco practices. Working principally with local

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5 High-Tech Green Data Centers That Serve The Environment

5 High-Tech Green Data Centers That Serve The Environment

You wouldn't think that major data centers could go light on the environment, but think again -- there are more than a handful of server farms out there making an effort to protect the environment while

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Glass House Mountain House Celebrates the Environment on Australia’s Sunshine Coast

Glass House Mountain House Celebrates the Environment on Australia’s Sunshine Coast

Perched on the edge of the Glass House range, the Maleny House is sited to take in the views. Bark Design Architects looked to the site for inspiration and designed the home to make the most of the

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Makerbot’s 3D Printed Hermit Crab Shells are a Fresh Solution to an Environmental Shortage

Makerbot’s 3D Printed Hermit Crab Shells are a Fresh Solution to an Environmental Shortage

Meet Paris Shellton - a classy crustacean who recently received a colorful new 3D printed shell thanks to Markerbot's Project Shellter! Last year, Makerbot called out to the 3D printing world for

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Curvaceous Austrian Avalanche Center Protects The Environment

Curvaceous Austrian Avalanche Center Protects The Environment

WLV Liezen features a shingled, curved roof that wraps up and over the office and warehouse evolving into a cubic form on the opposite end. On this end there are impressive views of the mountains along

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Montreal’s Biosphere Environmental Museum Resides Inside Massive Buckminster Fuller Geodesic Dome

Montreal’s Biosphere Environmental Museum Resides Inside Massive Buckminster Fuller Geodesic Dome

The Biosphere is one of the only museums of its kind, dedicated solely to the environment and environmental education. Each of the halls in the museum are dedicated to a series of rotating exhibitions,

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Shocking Climate Week Survey: Business Leaders More Influential Than Celebrities On Environmental Issues

Shocking Climate Week Survey: Business Leaders More Influential Than Celebrities On Environmental Issues

You have to feel sorry for celebrities - if it wasn't hard enough being constantly chased by the paparazzi and deciding what to do with their millions of dollars, it appears that when it comes to

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Chevrolet to Put Environmental Impact Stickers on All of Their Cars by 2013

Chevrolet to Put Environmental Impact Stickers on All of Their Cars by 2013

In an unprecedented move in the automotive industry, Chevrolet is about to wear its green heart on its sleeve by putting environmental impact labels on all of its vehicles starting with the 2012 Chevy

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Northern Ireland’s SeaGen Tidal Turbine Gets Environmental Approval

Northern Ireland’s SeaGen Tidal Turbine Gets Environmental Approval

When you place something as large and complex as a tidal generator on the sea floor, there are always concerns about how it will affect the local ecosystem. This is what has been worrying

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Nicole Dextras’ Giant Words Made of Ice Depict the Folly of Environmental Destruction

Nicole Dextras’ Giant Words Made of Ice Depict the Folly of Environmental Destruction

Dextras capitalizes on the notion that a single word or set of words juxtaposed against a certain backdrop can create a lasting impression that hopefully shifts people's awareness of their environmental

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Romney Vs. Santorum: Whoever Wins the Republican Race, The Environment Loses

Romney Vs. Santorum: Whoever Wins the Republican Race, The Environment Loses

The Iowa caucuses are over and Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum have emerged as the Republican front-runners. It is a race that has seen almost every candidate touted as a potential winner - before

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