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Kayak Instructor Builds Tiny Woodland Home for $11,000

Kayak Instructor Builds Tiny Woodland Home for $11,000

Schulz's tiny woodland cottage measures 14' x 16', and it was built entirely from materials gathered at a local recycling yard and savaged wood from the surrounding forest. The resourceful instructor also

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Panasonic Introduces World’s First Microwave-Controlled Ultra Compact Power Converter

Panasonic Introduces World’s First Microwave-Controlled Ultra Compact Power Converter

The age of giant AC power convertors (like those fat power bricks that covert 120v to 240v power) might fade into obscurity if Panasonic has anything to say about them. The Japanese electronics firm

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Japan Tests World’s First Power Storage System Made Entirely from Reused EV Batteries

Japan Tests World’s First Power Storage System Made Entirely from Reused EV Batteries

While electric vehicles (EV) are a huge boon for the environment, it is unclear what will become of all the used batteries. Sumitomo Corporation may have the answer - they've created a large-scale power

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to Housing Reclaimed Author Jessica Kellner About Debt Free Homes

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to Housing Reclaimed Author Jessica Kellner About Debt Free Homes

INHABITAT: What inspired you to write Housing Reclaimed? Jessica Kellner: I was inspired to write Housing Reclaimed after hearing stories on the news day after day about all the people losing their homes

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Fukushima Announces Plan to Go 100% Renewable Following Nuclear Disaster

Fukushima Announces Plan to Go 100% Renewable Following Nuclear Disaster

Wind turbines / Shutterstock Even though it goes against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s agenda to reboot nuclear power throughout Japan, the province of Fukushima has pledged to go 100 percent renewable

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Annual Heat-Related Deaths are Expected to Rise 257% by 2050 in the UK

Annual Heat-Related Deaths are Expected to Rise 257% by 2050 in the UK

Hot sun / Shutterstock Historically, the UK has seen only a fraction of heat-related deaths compared to the number of cold-related deaths. But this is all about to change due to climate change. A new

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Renovated Ossermann House Opens Up to the Beautiful Namibian Landscape

Renovated Ossermann House Opens Up to the Beautiful Namibian Landscape

The residents of the home wanted a renovation that created flexible living spaces, since their children had grown and moved out. Wasserfall Munting took inspiration from the surrounding natural

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Self-Powered Cyborg Cockroaches Could Locate Disaster Victims

Self-Powered Cyborg Cockroaches Could Locate Disaster Victims

Cockroaches are not everyone’s cup of tea, but a recent development by a team of Japanese scientists may change the way you look at the virtually indestructible creepy-crawlies. Osaka University and the

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Tiny Window House Offers Unobstructed Views of Japan’s Sagamo Bay

Tiny Window House Offers Unobstructed Views of Japan’s Sagamo Bay

The tiny Window House sits on a small plot that is just 10 by 26 feet along the water’s edge at Sagamo Bay. Yoshimura designed the home so that when the owner is not there during the week, the gorgeous

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Stunning South Korean Courtyard Home Balances Tradition With Modern Design

Stunning South Korean Courtyard Home Balances Tradition With Modern Design

The GaOnJai Home was designed around a “Madang”, which is a traditional Korean inner court. The luscious outdoor space not only adds some living scenery but also creates a secluded, introverted

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Keiko Suzuki Creates Charming Collages with Pieces of Recycled Newspaper

Keiko Suzuki Creates Charming Collages with Pieces of Recycled Newspaper

Keiko Suzuki of Bless Hue carefully tears pieces of newspaper, such as advertisements and photos, and turns them into a whimsical works of art. To assemble each work, all she uses is water, starch glue,

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Case House: A Daring Loft-Style Home With Playful Twisting Staircases

Case House: A Daring Loft-Style Home With Playful Twisting Staircases

Though Case is located in a typical suburban subdivision, Jun Igarashi Architects’ final design is anything but traditional. The minimalist, cuboid form features a completely open plan and loft-style

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Tokyo Techno Station Achieves Japan’s Highest LEED Certification Rating

Tokyo Techno Station Achieves Japan’s Highest LEED Certification Rating

The project boasts dozens of sustainable features, including RFID-activated heating/cooling and lighting systems that can be programmed by the employees themselves. Energy efficiency is strengthened

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Rustic Double-Gabled Home Offers Amazing Views of the Majestic Norwegian Fjords

Rustic Double-Gabled Home Offers Amazing Views of the Majestic Norwegian Fjords

The two gabled wings of the structure are angled at 22 degrees, giving the home a rustic cabin feel on the outside and a multi-structured character inside. The home's design was influenced primarily by

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Student Builds Beautiful Latticed Community Garden Shed From Charred Cedar

Student Builds Beautiful Latticed Community Garden Shed From Charred Cedar

The Woodlands Community Garden shed is surrounded by raised vegetable beds. It was crafted entirely from cedar wood with an angled roof that forms a puzzling lattice. This way, cool breezes and natural

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New Study Reveals Air Pollution Increases the Power of Cyclones

New Study Reveals Air Pollution Increases the Power of Cyclones

A new report, published in Nature Communications, reveals that the ever-increasing air pollution from China and other Asian industrial countries is capable of increasing the power of winter cyclones

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Freedom Industries Fails to Disclose Second Chemical Leak in West Virginia

Freedom Industries Fails to Disclose Second Chemical Leak in West Virginia

As if the company wasn’t already in enough hot water, a new report released this week reveals that Freedom Industries, the company responsible for the massive chemical leak in West Virginia, failed to

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Mind-Blowing Aquariums Look Like Underwater Forests, Deserts, and Gardens

Mind-Blowing Aquariums Look Like Underwater Forests, Deserts, and Gardens

If it weren’t for the tiny fish swimming around, one would think these gorgeous designs are huge real-life underwater landscapes. The aquascapes mimic small pine forests, zen gardens, canyons and desert

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Taji Cove Fishermen Slaughter 41 Dolphins in Controversial Hunt

Taji Cove Fishermen Slaughter 41 Dolphins in Controversial Hunt

The world was first introduced to the coastal village of Taji, Japan in the 2009 documentary, "The Cove". The film showed the capture and grisly slaughter of dolphins for meat and for sale to aquariums. A

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China’s Pollution is Crossing the Pacific Ocean to Cover the Western US

China’s Pollution is Crossing the Pacific Ocean to Cover the Western US

Smog photo from Shutterstock The massive pollution that covers China has been making its way to the western United States. A new study has shown that pollution from China’s burning of fossil fuels

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New Radioactive Leak Found at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

New Radioactive Leak Found at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the embattled operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, just released a new video showing highly radioactive water inside the damaged number 3

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Over 200 Stressed, Bloodied Dolphins Await Slaughter in Japan’s Taiji Cove

Over 200 Stressed, Bloodied Dolphins Await Slaughter in Japan’s Taiji Cove

Japanese fisherman have penned over 200 bottlenose dolphins in a cove as part of a traditional hunting practice which has left the marine mammals stressed, bloodied, and frantic to escape. For three

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Polyhedral Monoclinic House Boasts Eye-Catching Geometric Skylights in Tokyo

Polyhedral Monoclinic House Boasts Eye-Catching Geometric Skylights in Tokyo

According to the architects, polyhedral homes have become an effective design solution to Japan's notoriously small and congested urban lots. The house consists of a main residence located at the front of

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Dramatic Cantilevered House Boasts Magnificent Mountain Views in Nagano

Dramatic Cantilevered House Boasts Magnificent Mountain Views in Nagano

According to the architects, the client spent years searching Japan for the ideal site before settling on a scenic sloping mountain ridge located at the foot of the Yatsugatake Mountains. To maximize the

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Japan Prepares to Launch Giant Net into Orbit to Sweep up Space Debris

Japan Prepares to Launch Giant Net into Orbit to Sweep up Space Debris

In late February, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is teaming up with a fishing equipment company to test out an unusual approach to fighting space junk: a satellite equipped with a 300-meter

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Forest Symphony Allows Humans to Hear Photosynthesis (Video)

Forest Symphony Allows Humans to Hear Photosynthesis (Video)

Ryuichi Sakamoto "ART-ENVIRONMENT-LIFE" from YCAM on Vimeo. Imagine being able to watch and listen to the process of photosynthesis. After the massive earthquake that shook Japan in 2011, Ryuichi

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US Sees Slight Uptick in 2013 Carbon Emissions Despite Green Efforts

US Sees Slight Uptick in 2013 Carbon Emissions Despite Green Efforts

The US Energy Information Administration just put forth a new report that shows US carbon emissions increased 2% despite all the nation's environmental initiatives in the past year. According to the new

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Das Haus 2014: Minimalist Home of the Future Ensures Masculine and Feminine Compatibility

Das Haus 2014: Minimalist Home of the Future Ensures Masculine and Feminine Compatibility

Representing two individual bodies that have merged together at a rectangular overlap in the middle, the structure combines two intersecting timber-framed buildings with large openings at each end rather

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Rancher Vows to Protect Hundreds of Fukushima Cows from Government Kill Order

Rancher Vows to Protect Hundreds of Fukushima Cows from Government Kill Order

Masami Yoshizawa used to raise cows for slaughter, but since the Fukushima disaster his only aim is to save them. He believes the Japanese government wants to kill the cows in order to erase the past,

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Toyota Unveils 2015 Zero Emissions Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle at CES 2014 in Las Vegas

Toyota Unveils 2015 Zero Emissions Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle at CES 2014 in Las Vegas

Toyota is going to release a new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle in 2015, and the manufacturer just gave the world a preview of it at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Toyota brought two fuel

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