"Unchecked climate change" causes atomic scientists to push Doomsday…

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has issued their first update to the symbolic Doomsday Clock since 2007, announcing that we have advanced by two minutes and are now at "three minutes…

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Alpestudio’s Antia is a steel varnished chair that boasts a simple, timeless design

Alpestudio’s Antia is a steel varnished chair that boasts a simple,…

Architecture studio Alpestudio recently won Formabilio’s “Iron Age” metalworking contest with their design of Antia, a minimalist steel chair. As part of the grand prize,…

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New York City moves forward with BIG U plan to protect Manhattan from future super storms

New York City moves forward with BIG U plan to protect Manhattan from…

Remember BIG U, the giant, storm-resilient green strip proposed by the Bjarke Ingels Group to protect Manhattan from future super storms? The ambitious design was one of the winners of…

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Passive solar Martin-Lancaster House is wrapped in glass and cedar shingles

Passive solar Martin-Lancaster House is wrapped in glass and cedar…

Overlooking the rugged Atlantic coast, the Martin-Lancaster House’s spatial layout is designed like a “procession toward the sea.” The courtyard home is divided into four primary…

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Dramatic decline in population of Lake Tahoe's tiniest creatures is changing the entire ecosystem

Dramatic decline in population of Lake Tahoe's tiniest creatures is…

Lake Tahoe is world renowned for its dramatic natural beauty, but the attention it receives—and the pollution that comes with it—may play a role in the alarming decline in…

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Grand Opening! Today, the Mojave Solar Project is officially fully operational

Grand Opening! Today, the Mojave Solar Project is officially fully…

The Mojave Solar Project has been online and fully operational since December and on Friday, a grand opening ceremony will celebrate this massive achievement. The plant uses advanced…

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Submit your unrealized ceramic furniture designs to Formabilio’s Amalgamate Competition

Submit your unrealized ceramic furniture designs to Formabilio’s…

Environmentally friendly Italian furniture brand Formabilio announced its latest international competition: the Amalgamate, a contest that seeks innovative designs for ceramic furniture…

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H&P Architects unveil brilliantly efficient urban office with interwoven vegetation

H&P Architects unveil brilliantly efficient urban office with…

+ H&P Architects Via Archdaily Photography © Nguyen Tien Thanh H&P Architects, SRDP-IWMC Office, Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam, sustainable architecture, sustainable…

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Watch bloggers interview President Obama on YouTube

Watch bloggers interview President Obama on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbR6iQ62v9k&feature=inp-lt-yti-01 If you're online right now, you might want to stop everything you're doing to listen to this exclusive interview…

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Cardboard Furniture makes flat pack, recyclable furniture for every room

Cardboard Furniture makes flat pack, recyclable furniture for every…

It's easy to focus on transportation and architecture when it comes to improving our carbon footprint, but sometimes it is the little things that make all the difference. Cardboard…

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Snøhetta selected to design Le Monde headquarters in Paris

Snøhetta selected to design Le Monde headquarters in Paris

The Le Monde Group selected Norwegian studio Snøhetta to design their new headquarters in Paris. The architects will work with local studio SRA on the design, which will comprise a…

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6 big-name musicians and bands who are helping to protect the planet

6 big-name musicians and bands who are helping to protect the planet

Musicians have sung about environmental stewardship and preservation forever. Think about Woodstock back in the 70's and now the more recent Bonnaroo festival held in Tennessee every…

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Keystone XL pipeline developer attempts to seize Nebraska lands

Keystone XL pipeline developer attempts to seize Nebraska lands

Keystone XL pipeline developer TransCanada filed legal papers in nine Nebraska counties this week in an attempt to invoke eminent domain for the land needed to construct, operate and…

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Say goodbye to giant trees, as future forests will be less impressive thanks to climate change

Say goodbye to giant trees, as future forests will be less impressive…

Forests will be less magnificent in the future, thanks to climate change, according to a new study. California has lost more than half of its largest trees -- considered to be over…

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Richard Martinet of Affine Design designs five shell-like pavilions in Monte-Carlo

Richard Martinet of Affine Design designs five shell-like pavilions in…

Architect Richard Martinet of Affine Design designed five shell-like pavilions between Avenue de la Costa and Place du Casino in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. Once they're built, the round…

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Thomas Phifer and Partners wins 2015 AIA award for LEED Gold Utah courthouse design

Thomas Phifer and Partners wins 2015 AIA award for LEED Gold Utah…

LEED Gold-certified United States Courthouse in Salt Lake City, by Thomas Phifer and Partners has received 2015 AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture for its role as civic landmark…

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Streetlights powered by solar and wind could be lighting up your neighborhood soon

Streetlights powered by solar and wind could be lighting up your…

The world’s first independently powered street lighting system could be lighting up a neighborhood near you someday soon. Barcelona-based researcher Ramon Bargallo, has developed a…

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Think Forward's SALGHT is a lamp made from salt and resin

Think Forward's SALGHT is a lamp made from salt and resin

Project: SALGHT. Location: Burgas, Bulgaria.Client: Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation. Concept&Design: Think Forward (Galina Milkova+Nedko Nikolov). SALGHT is an art…

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British Columbia to kill nearly 200 wolves in last-ditch effort to save caribou

British Columbia to kill nearly 200 wolves in last-ditch effort to…

In a desperate attempt to save the caribou of British Columbia, the government there has ordered a death sentence for up to 183 grey wolves. Populations of South Selkirk caribou have…

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300 Ivy Street is a mixed-use block of pedestrian-friendly living

300 Ivy Street is a mixed-use block of pedestrian-friendly living

The mixed-used 300 Ivy Street development in San Francisco aims to return space to the public realm and create the comfortable, human-scaled edges. Designed by David Baker Architects,…

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MVRDV proposes twisted, hourglass-like skyscraper in Vienna

MVRDV proposes twisted, hourglass-like skyscraper in Vienna

Rotterdam architecture firm MVRDV scooped the winning bid in a design competition for a modern, mixed-use skyscraper in Vienna. The proposed 361-foot-tall tower is sheathed in a glass…

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US Environmental organizations sue wildlife services over outdated, sea turtle-killing cooling systems

US Environmental organizations sue wildlife services over outdated,…

The animal lovers are close to being at war. And this time it's not with meat plants or processing facilities like Smithfield. It's not with PETA over some ridiculous and scandalous ad…

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Contemporary concrete chapel projects over a mountainside to take in spectacular lakeside views

Contemporary concrete chapel projects over a mountainside to take in…

Perched atop a grassy knoll, the Capilla Cardedeu chapel features a minimalist, demure design so as not to detract from the surrounding landscape. The wedge-shaped chapel is open on…

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Hello Kitty turns Hong Kong organic garden into educational tourist attraction

Hello Kitty turns Hong Kong organic garden into educational tourist…

Years ago, Hello Kitty notebooks and stickers and little doll houses were coveted by little girls, and not often found in American stores. Now, Hello Kitty is everywhere you looked and…

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The Oak Tree Ring House is an innovative home that blurs the lines between inside and out

The Oak Tree Ring House is an innovative home that blurs the lines…

  The Oak Tree Ring House is a new kind of interactive home designed by Michael Jantzen. The space was designed with a temperate climate in mind and the structure…

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Help support this 1-for-1 aquaponic farm campaign to help the hungry

Help support this 1-for-1 aquaponic farm campaign to help the hungry

Imagine living in a community that doesn’t fear of having to choose between paying for your groceries or paying your electric bill. Imagine there were open-source aquaponic farms…

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Taylor Mazer's tiny architectural drawings are smaller than a pencil

Taylor Mazer's tiny architectural drawings are smaller than a pencil

Artist Taylor Mazer’s drawings are as impeccably detailed as they are teeny tiny. Using a super-slender Micron pen, the artist has created a beautiful body of work of industrial and…

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Sealoch House is a cozy prefab home in the Scottish Highlands

Sealoch House is a cozy prefab home in the Scottish Highlands

Sealoch House is a prefab private residence built for a couple who wanted a cozy new home with beautiful views of a bay area in Scotland. It boasts an eco-friendly heat exchange system,…

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Make 2015 your most organized year ever with these smart upcycled household items

Make 2015 your most organized year ever with these smart upcycled…

Trying to get your house in order for the new year can cost a pretty penny, what with buying new bins, racks, baskets, etc. to handle all the storage and organizing. But there’s a…

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Macabre cemetery island in the Bronx to be revamped into city park

Macabre cemetery island in the Bronx to be revamped into city park

Will Hart Island's macabre past finally be laid to rest? Last week, Bronx Community Board 10 passed City Council legislation that would pave the way to transform the isolated burial…

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President Obama's 2015 State of the Union address calls climate change the greatest threat to future generations

President Obama's 2015 State of the Union address calls climate change…

second-to-last State of the Union address http://www.whitehouse.gov/sotu (is there a direct link to the archived video?)   Obama confirmed prior news reports that he would…

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Nissan and NASA team up to build autonomous cars for use in space

Nissan and NASA team up to build autonomous cars for use in space

Its predicted that self-driving cars will be on the road by 2020 and now Nissan and NASA have inked a new partnership to further research on autonomous vehicles. The five year research…

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San Francisco sea birds dying due to mysterious transparent goop

San Francisco sea birds dying due to mysterious transparent goop

Scientists are investigating a mysterious slime that’s coating and killing San Francisco sea birds. First seen last Friday, the goop is coating hundreds of sea birds and killing…

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DOMAT designs low-cost, educational waste and recycling collection prototype in rural China

DOMAT designs low-cost, educational waste and recycling collection…

Waste Recycling Point for a Village School; Hunan, China 
 Waste disposal in villages throughout China is a visible, yet neglected issue. As urban influences have spread to rural…

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UN says climate change is threatening global food diversity and could cause crop extinctions

UN says climate change is threatening global food diversity and could…

A policy paper released by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says that climate change is posing a very real threat to the diversity of food crops. Researchers are…

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Tiny tubular treetop studio has incredible detail and daylighting

Tiny tubular treetop studio has incredible detail and daylighting

The studio is a masterpiece in warm ochre. Built from locally-sourced hoop pine, the studio is not the first cylinder Pritchard has designed. He admits to using the circular form in…

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Lower East Side's massive Essex Crossing complex could break ground this summer

Lower East Side's massive Essex Crossing complex could break ground…

The massive 1.9 million-square-foot Essex Crossing complex, slated to transform the Lower East Side, may break ground as early as June of this year. Currently occupied by six acres of…

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Mexican accident called "worst environmental disaster by mining…

In August of last year, a copper mine owned by Buenavista del Cobre, a subsidiary of Grupo Mexico, spilled 40,000 cubic meters (or 10.5 million gallons) of copper sulphate acid into…

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Malaysian Factory Harmonizes Elegantly with Nature

Malaysian Factory Harmonizes Elegantly with Nature

With this extension of the JST Malaysia factory, Japanese architect Ryuichi Ashizawa has worked with nature, capturing sunlight, wind, rainwater and geothermal energy to build a living…

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Dream-like Kaleidoscope is a mirrored, multi-sensory children’s playhouse in Spain

Dream-like Kaleidoscope is a mirrored, multi-sensory children’s…

Although A2arquitectos kept the squash court building’s short and boxy structure, the space was majorly altered by the insertion of a 29.5-foot-long hexagonal tunnel. Measuring…

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