Busted! 26 NYC buildings are still using banned No. 6 oil

Busted! 26 NYC buildings are still using banned No. 6 oil

The 26 NYC buildings still illegally using No. 6 oil include the Coach HQ and a luxury Fifth Ave. building across the street from the Met. Related: Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC…

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Nøjkærhus welcome center features walls made of stacked wood

Nøjkærhus welcome center features walls made of stacked wood

Perched in the center of a clearing in dense highland woods, the initial forest guard buildings served as a homebase for outdoor explorers. The new Nøjkærhus better serves visitors by…

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Austrian scientists create a cheap, flexible solar cell just 3 micrometers thick

Austrian scientists create a cheap, flexible solar cell just 3…

For several years, the age old mineral perovskite has been something of a holy grail of solar cell efficiency; the mineral is abundant, cheap, lightweight, and highly efficient when it…

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Maine Sail Freight sets course from Portland to Boston full of small farm goodies

Maine Sail Freight sets course from Portland to Boston full of small…

The Eastern Seaboard is about to take a trip back in time with Maine Sail Freight's quest to deliver goods from Maine to Boston.  The adventure starts at Portland on August 27th with…

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Mediterranean hunters trap, glue and otherwise illegally kill 25 million birds every year

Mediterranean hunters trap, glue and otherwise illegally kill 25…

Wild birds are being hunted by the millions throughout Mediterranean Europe with impunity, despite strong laws against the practice. It is estimated that 25 million birds are hunted…

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Sweet ECOmbo camper offers 95-square-feet of exhilarating solar-powered adventure

Sweet ECOmbo camper offers 95-square-feet of exhilarating…

Are you itching to leave city life behind for an off-grid adventure? The solar-powered ECOmbo camper trailer lets you tackle that trail less traveled—without roughing it. The cozy and…

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Audi e-tron quattro concept previews the fully electric Q6 e-tron SUV

Audi e-tron quattro concept previews the fully electric Q6 e-tron SUV

The Tesla Model X electric SUV is finally going to arrive this fall, but it may not be too long until other automakers release their own fully electric SUVs. Audi has already announced…

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The streets of Paris will go car-free for one day in September

The streets of Paris will go car-free for one day in September

France is declaring itself the leader of sustainable transportation, by banning all cars on the streets of Paris for one entire day. On September 27th, “A Day Without Cars” will…

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BEEcosystem: the world's first observation beehive to ship with an established colony

BEEcosystem: the world's first observation beehive to ship with an…

Most of us would love to be able to help the bees, but we have no idea how to establish our own beehives. The genius team behind the BEEcosystem aim to change that with their modular…

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Former Apple engineers launch line of cleverly built and packaged sustainable furniture

Former Apple engineers launch line of cleverly built and packaged…

Former Apple execs Brad Sewell and Raul Molina just launched Campaign - a brand-new sustainable furniture line designed and manufactured in the Bay Area.

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The 10 best electric vehicles

The 10 best electric vehicles

Longest Range electric vehicle Tesla Model S: One of the biggest reasons why car buyers shudder at the thought of owning an electric vehicle is, range anxiety. Today the average…

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Researchers develop a battery clean enough to eat

Researchers develop a battery clean enough to eat

In our wildest dreams, enviro-geeks imagine a future in which solar hover cars zip silently by while our homes and factories chug along completely pollutant-free, powered only by the…

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Weathered steel and reclaimed wood clad stunning cabins on a Navajo reservation

Weathered steel and reclaimed wood clad stunning cabins on a Navajo…

A pair of cabins made from weathered steel and reclaimed barn wood has popped on a Navajo reservation in Colorado. Inspired by the surrounding red sand desert, the industrial modern…

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UK farmer grows his own eco home from sustainable hemp crops

UK farmer grows his own eco home from sustainable hemp crops

When UK farmer Nick Voase switched his croplands from potatoes to hemp after severe flooding in 2007, he probably didn’t know he’d one day be using part of his harvest to build a…

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Michail Georgiou reimagines orthodox tradition for his tiny chapel in Cyprus

Michail Georgiou reimagines orthodox tradition for his tiny chapel in…

The curved roof reaches outwards at either end of the chapel, past the interior space, allowing the interior to flow outside and natural light to flow inside. On the east end, a…

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German woman ditches her apartment and starts living on a train

German woman ditches her apartment and starts living on a train

From tiny houses to trailers, minimalist living has become the perfect solution for people who have had it with conventional homes and all their stressors. A German woman has taken…

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INFOGRAPHIC: 8 unusual ways to show off your indoor plants

INFOGRAPHIC: 8 unusual ways to show off your indoor plants

A touch of green does wonders for sprucing up a home. However, if you really want to give your home some pizzazz, consider swapping the humdrum vases and pots for a more a more creative…

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Dirty Bike? Put a Sock on It!

Dirty Bike? Put a Sock on It!

Nearly every urban cyclist has had to contend with tire detritus at some point. If you're a city-dwelling bicycle aficionado, you likely know it well: the inevitable sand, mud, and…

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Old Japan meets modern office design in this 100-year-old abandoned farmhouse in Japan

Old Japan meets modern office design in this 100-year-old abandoned…

Suma designed a 40-square-meter glass and steel structure which will contain office spaces for an IT firm and made sure to include all the digital infrastructure necessary for daily…

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Gorgeous tiny home on wheels blends midcentury and boho style in Austin

Gorgeous tiny home on wheels blends midcentury and boho style in…

Smaller living often comes with tradeoffs, but that doesn’t seem to be the case for this gorgeous tiny home in Austin. Texas-based interior designer Kim Lewis combined space-saving…

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A $579 million hurricane levee could be coming to Staten Island

A $579 million hurricane levee could be coming to Staten Island

As climate change continues to spank the northeast with intense storms and sea levels continue to rise around the globe, urban planners everywhere are struggling to develop ways to keep…

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World’s first mega-robot duel pits Team USA against Team Japan

World’s first mega-robot duel pits Team USA against Team Japan

The awesome mech battle of your childhood dreams is finally coming true—in Pacific Rim-fashion, two giant robot warriors are set to face off in an epic duel in summer 2016. Last…

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Zaha Hadid unveils temporary silver art tunnel near her in-progress High Line condos

Zaha Hadid unveils temporary silver art tunnel near her in-progress…

While Zaha Hadid’s futuristic condos on the High Line are under construction, she wanted to give people a reason to visit - and something to look at. A temporary installation debuted…

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Number of plague cases on the rise this year in the United States

Number of plague cases on the rise this year in the United States

Almost seven centuries after the Black Death, the plague is still out in force. This summer, there have been six confirmed infections by Yersinia pestis, the scientific name for the…

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California is sinking 2 inches a month because of drought-driven groundwater pumping

California is sinking 2 inches a month because of drought-driven…

Scientists have known California is sinking for years, but new data from NASA show the state is subsiding even faster than previously thought due to relentless pumping of groundwater -…

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INTERVIEW: With Bridgette Meinhold, Author of 'Urgent Architecture'

INTERVIEW: With Bridgette Meinhold, Author of 'Urgent Architecture'

When Inhabitat's Architecture Editor,  Bridgette Meinhold, heard about the earthquake in Haiti in 2010 and the massive devastation it caused, she wanted to help, and was drawn to start…

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New study finds horse and beaver in specialty ground meats

New study finds horse and beaver in specialty ground meats

A new study on ground meat sold in stores in the United States has shown that more than a whopping twenty percent are mislabeled. Chapman University’s Food Science Program put…

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Olafur Eliasson's ship-inspired circle bridge opens in Copenhagen

Olafur Eliasson's ship-inspired circle bridge opens in Copenhagen

Danish foundation Nordea-fonden commissioned the construction of the pedestrian bridge meat to span Copenhagen's Christianshavn canal. The final design is around 40 meters long (131…

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New hydrogen cellphone battery can power an iPhone for a week

New hydrogen cellphone battery can power an iPhone for a week

The answer to frustrated smartphone users’ prayers everywhere are being answered with Intelligent Energy’s hydrogen fuel cell charger, which can keep an iPhone charged for up to…

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Foster + Partners and Nissan are developing the electric vehicle charging station of the future

Foster + Partners and Nissan are developing the electric vehicle…

One of our favorite architecture firms, Foster + Partners, just announced an exciting new project with our of our favorite green car makers, Nissan. The two companies will partner to…

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Abandoned brick building renovated into 'house within a house' children’s center

Abandoned brick building renovated into 'house within a house'…

South Korean architecture firm UTAA renovated a drab brick building into Pinocchio, a fun and welcoming children’s center. Located in a secluded rural landscape near Pocheon’s Unak…

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MIT's groundbreaking MultiFab 3D printer can print with 10 materials simultaneously

MIT's groundbreaking MultiFab 3D printer can print with 10 materials…

This week, an MIT research team announced what they have developed a low-cost 3D printer that can use up to 10 different materials for one project. The innovation comes out of MIT's…

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India's high-flying Hornbill House is a treetop paradise built with stone and mud

India's high-flying Hornbill House is a treetop paradise built with…

Hidden deep into the forests of southern India, this renovated bungalow provides an ideal quiet space for those looking to escape the city and enjoy nature. Called Hornbill house, the…

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This solar and wind-powered autonomous vehicle is out to unlock the secrets of the Celtic Sea

This solar and wind-powered autonomous vehicle is out to unlock the…

The Celtic Sea, located off the south coast of Ireland, is a curious place; home to common dolphins, harbor porpoises, fin whales and a surprising number of marine predators, it has yet…

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A new kind of glass could create next-gen OLEDs and solar cells

A new kind of glass could create next-gen OLEDs and solar cells

For a long time, one of the key defining factors of glasses has been their molecular randomness; but when a team at the University of Chicago, led by Professor Juan de Pablo, were…

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INFOGRAPHIC: 5 water purification solutions for developing countries

INFOGRAPHIC: 5 water purification solutions for developing countries

Did you know that improving water sanitation levels could prevent 10 percent of the global disease burden? Billions of people around the world lack access to clean water and are at risk…

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INTERVIEW: Architect David Hertz on how to build with old planes

INTERVIEW: Architect David Hertz on how to build with old planes

Inhabitat: When did it first occur to you to use an old airplane to create parts of the house? David: I have been interested in what we Take, Make and Waste, from our society's waste…

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VIDEO: How to install Voltaic solar panels on your car

VIDEO: How to install Voltaic solar panels on your car

In the old days, if you wanted a solar panel, you had to buy one of those giant clunky things that were not only pricey, but also a real pain in the you-know-what to install. But times…

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5 easy vegetables to plant in your fall garden

5 easy vegetables to plant in your fall garden

5 Easy Vegetables to Plant in Your Fall Garden Fall brings pumpkin spice lattes and kids going back to school but it also means the start of your fall garden. Many people neglect…

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New NASA video shows how ocean garbage patches form

New NASA video shows how ocean garbage patches form

https://youtu.be/xKRIE_Oiu94 Raw data often doesn't mean much until you do something with it. The data visualization wizards at NASA are no strangers to making raw data meaningful.…

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