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Scientists Propose Dumping Iron in the Sea to Slow Climate Change

Scientists Propose Dumping Iron in the Sea to Slow Climate Change

Photo via Shutterstock Algae blooms can have positive and negative effects on the environment. While they can absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, they can also consume a large amount of oxygen

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Virgin Galactic Space Tourism Flights To Start Next Year — But What’s The Environmental Cost?

Virgin Galactic Space Tourism Flights To Start Next Year — But What’s The Environmental Cost?

There has been a lot of debate about the merits of space tourism over the last few years. Some see it as a luxury for the super-rich, others an opportunity to go where only a lucky few have gone before --

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SABAOARCH’s CLOUD Treehouse in Japan is a Relaxing Space Perched High in the Treetops

SABAOARCH’s CLOUD Treehouse in Japan is a Relaxing Space Perched High in the Treetops

Each of the oval “rooms” in the treehouse are connected, but designed for separate activities -- one for standing, one for sitting down, and one for sleeping al fresco. Each area is intersected by a

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Harvard’s New Hydrogen Fuel Cell Produces Power Long After its Fuel Source Runs Out

Harvard’s New Hydrogen Fuel Cell Produces Power Long After its Fuel Source Runs Out

A team of researchers at Harvard University has created a novel hydrogen fuel cell that keeps running even after its fuel supply is exhausted. The solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC) converts hydrogen into

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New Bambooline Exhibit Reimagines Berlin’s Urban Wasteland as Temporary Bamboo Farms

New Bambooline Exhibit Reimagines Berlin’s Urban Wasteland as Temporary Bamboo Farms

Architect Peter Ruge’s new Bambooline Berlin exhibition reimagines the historic city as a sustainable center focused on fifteen popular neighborhoods. The project targets unused urban areas,

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Stuart McMillen’s Insightful Green Cartoon Uncovers the Engineering Secrets Hidden in Trees

Stuart McMillen’s Insightful Green Cartoon Uncovers the Engineering Secrets Hidden in Trees

Trees essentially build themselves from thin air -- their trunks are made almost entirely from carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen - materials which drift past them in the breeze. Can we learn from them

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Portable Algae-Powered ‘Chlorella’ Pods Could Provide Fresh Air in Polluted Cities

Portable Algae-Powered ‘Chlorella’ Pods Could Provide Fresh Air in Polluted Cities

By now you've probably already heard about (or even visited) "oxygen bars" - a phenomenon that first saw the light of day in 1996 in Toronto, Canada. Now imagine a future where you could enter portable

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‘Chikuno Cube + House’ Charcoal Filter Cleans the Air Without Chemicals or Electricity

‘Chikuno Cube + House’ Charcoal Filter Cleans the Air Without Chemicals or Electricity

Japanese designer Satoshi Umeno has created a beautiful wooden air purifier that looks like a miniature house. Dubbed the Chikuno Cube + House, the design consists of an all-natural wood base and a

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It Took Earth’s Species 10 Million Years To Recover After “The Great Dying”

It Took Earth’s Species 10 Million Years To Recover After “The Great Dying”

Considering that our planet may be on the precipice of experiencing its sixth mass extinction event, this makes for pretty disturbing reading. According to researchers from the University of Bristol, it

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Robo-Fish: The Robotic Fish Designed To Detect Pollution

Robo-Fish: The Robotic Fish Designed To Detect Pollution

While harbors and ports around the world are crucial to global trade, industrial activities are often responsible for high levels of pollution and water contamination. Fuel leaks, emissions, and general

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Model Citizens Creates a Hub for Emerging Green Creatives at NY Design Week

Model Citizens Creates a Hub for Emerging Green Creatives at NY Design Week

The Wave Loung by 0 to 1 Designed by 0 to 1, the Wave has been constructed from recycled cardboard cores that were once used to hold fabric or packing materials. The structure is connected by

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Biochar Promises to Provide Carbon Negative Fuel and Better Soil

Biochar Promises to Provide Carbon Negative Fuel and Better Soil

Could what's in this little container keep our planet healthy? The simple reality is we need to find a way to put carbon back into the soil, and making something called 'biochar' is perhaps the best way

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Peter Ananin’s MyBioPod Connects Nature and Technology to Create Miniature Ecosystems

Peter Ananin’s MyBioPod Connects Nature and Technology to Create Miniature Ecosystems

Scottish designer Peter Ananin has created a way to bring a little more of the outside world into our everyday lives by creating personal miniature rural worlds dubbed MyBioPod. MyBioPod provides people

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10 Design Unveils Air-Cleaning Galaxy Yabao Park for Shenzhen, China

10 Design Unveils Air-Cleaning Galaxy Yabao Park for Shenzhen, China

10 Design recently unveiled renders of its futuristic Galaxy Yabao Hi-Tech Enterprises Headquarter Park, which is designed to integrate into the natural landscape of its site in Shenzhen, China. The

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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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iBamboo is an Electricity-Free iPhone Speaker Made from a Piece of Bamboo

iBamboo is an Electricity-Free iPhone Speaker Made from a Piece of Bamboo

iPhone users aren't exactly at a loss when looking for a place to dock their phones these days. But even in a market that's flooded with a myriad docking and music amplification systems, the iBamboo

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VERDMX’s Soaring Vertical Gardens Clean Mexico City’s Air

VERDMX’s Soaring Vertical Gardens Clean Mexico City’s Air

VERDMX' eco-sculptures serve as both artworks and oxygen replenishers. VERDMX's work, sponsored by Nissan, serves as an example of how nonprofit organizations, businesses and local governments

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Solar Thermal STEP Method Could Make Cement Production Greenhouse Gas-Free

Solar Thermal STEP Method Could Make Cement Production Greenhouse Gas-Free

The cement manufacturing process has a staggering carbon footprint - said to be responsible for up to 7 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, the industry releases around 9 lbs of carbon dioxide for

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Crowd-Pleasing Electric DeLorean Makes a Surprise Visit to the New York Auto Show

Crowd-Pleasing Electric DeLorean Makes a Surprise Visit to the New York Auto Show

The DMCev is powered by a 32-kWh lithium iron phosphate battery pack and has a 125 mile per hour top speed with a range of 100 miles. It can go from about 0 to 60mph in under six seconds. The vehicle can

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James Cameron Completes Historic Dive Into Deepest Point on the Planet, Mariana Trench

James Cameron Completes Historic Dive Into Deepest Point on the Planet, Mariana Trench

On Monday morning, James Cameron completed his historic journey to the Mariana Trench - the deepest point on the planet. The director of such blockbuster movies as Titanic and Avatar dove almost seven

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Yale Students Discover Rare Plastic-Eating Fungus in the Ecuadorian Rainforest

Yale Students Discover Rare Plastic-Eating Fungus in the Ecuadorian Rainforest

Plastics represent one of the biggest waste problems in the world because they take a really, really long time to break down. But a recent discovery by a group of Yale students could help speed the

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Virginia Tech Team Creates a Self-Charging Robo-Jellyfish

Virginia Tech Team Creates a Self-Charging Robo-Jellyfish

A team from Virginia Tech has created the Robo-Jellyfish, a swimming robot that is powered by a hydrogen-based catalytic reaction. This robot has not only the ability to power itself indefinitely, but it

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Scientists Discover a Link Between Trees and Electricity

Scientists Discover a Link Between Trees and Electricity

Everyone knows that trees give us all oxygen so we can breathe, but according to an Australian scientists they also affect the concentration of positive and negative ions in the air. In an Avatar-esque

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Ocean Climate Change Damage Could Cost $2 Trillion Per Year

Ocean Climate Change Damage Could Cost $2 Trillion Per Year

If the world's governments are truly looking at ways to reduce expenditure, then they would do well to look at a new study from the Stockholm Environment Institute. The new report, called "Valuing the

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7 Indoor Plants That Purify the Air Around You Naturally

7 Indoor Plants That Purify the Air Around You Naturally

Dendrobium and Phaeleonopsis Orchids Orchids have a bad reputation as being finicky and difficult to grow, but really, the opposite is true. On our recent trip to Costa Farms, we learned that orchids

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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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PacX Wave-Powered Robots Set World Distance Record While Studying the Health of the Ocean

PacX Wave-Powered Robots Set World Distance Record While Studying the Health of the Ocean

If you thought there could be nothing better than a world-record-setting wave-powered nautical robot, you were wrong. The PacX Wave Glider team of robots is all of those things - and they're on a mission

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VERDMX Wants to Build Beautiful Vertical Gardens Throughout Mexico

VERDMX Wants to Build Beautiful Vertical Gardens Throughout Mexico

VERDMX is an independent civic initiative working on a project called BREATHE / GREEN ROUTE which proposes bringing 7 sculptures with vertical gardens to locations throughout the country. The project

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Aakash Skyscraper Concept Floats Above Mumbai With Solar-Powered Canopies

Aakash Skyscraper Concept Floats Above Mumbai With Solar-Powered Canopies

Named for the Hindi for the word "sky," this dynamic Aakash skyscraper concept is an incredible tree-like structure that branches out above the city of Mumbai. Designed by British team Lemire Abdul Halim

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