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Incredible Gardens Sprout in Quebec for the International Garden Festival

Incredible Gardens Sprout in Quebec for the International Garden Festival

Redford Gardens in Grand-Métis, Québec, Canada is set to host the 13th edition of the International Garden Festival from June 23 to September 30, 2012. An amazing array of botanical feats will be on

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Radiation from Fukushima Disaster Found in California Kelp

Radiation from Fukushima Disaster Found in California Kelp

Kelp Leaves photo from Shutterstock Ghost ships aren't the only remnants of Japan's March 2011 tsunami that are washing up on the shores of North America. Cal State Long Beach marine biologists

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Boeing, Airbus and Embraer Partner to Develop Affordable Biofuels

Boeing, Airbus and Embraer Partner to Develop Affordable Biofuels

The three major players in airplane manufacturing — Boeing, Airbus and Embraer — have announced an unlikely and exciting partnership to develop affordable biofuel technology which could be adopted

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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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LED Architecture’s LINK Solar Power Skyscraper Will Revitalize Polluted Areas of Venice

LED Architecture’s LINK Solar Power Skyscraper Will Revitalize Polluted Areas of Venice

The ingenious Link Solar Power Skyscraper is designed to serve a number of functions. While providing an administrative center for the Venice and Veneto areas, it will house a number of energy generating

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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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Report Finds Great Lakes Ice Cover Has Decreased a Whopping 71 Percent in 40 Years

Report Finds Great Lakes Ice Cover Has Decreased a Whopping 71 Percent in 40 Years

If you live near the Great Lakes, you've probably noticed that recently they've been better suited to kayaking than ice fishing. A new report published by the American Meteorological Society now confirms

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Why the Halt in Chevy Volt Production Doesn’t Foretell Electric Vehicle Doomsday

Why the Halt in Chevy Volt Production Doesn’t Foretell Electric Vehicle Doomsday

When General Motors unveiled plans to temporarily halt production of the plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt for five weeks, the announcement was widely portrayed as the demise of one of our favorite vehicles.

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The Sahara Forest Project Signs Agreement to Build a Pilot Plant in Qatar

The Sahara Forest Project Signs Agreement to Build a Pilot Plant in Qatar

We've written about the Sahara Forest Project before, so we're excited to report that the organization behind this ambitious endeavor has signed an agreement to build its first pilot plant in Doha, Qatar.

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Gas Prices Climb For 20th Day in a Row, GOP Still Calling to Drill, Drill, Drill

Gas Prices Climb For 20th Day in a Row, GOP Still Calling to Drill, Drill, Drill

Those of us who rely on gasoline to get us around have been feeling the pinch as gas prices have risen for 20 days straight nationwide. As per gallon costs continue to climb toward a wallet cringing $4,

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President Obama Shuns Oil and Notes $5.6 Billion Saved by American Businesses Through Energy Efficiency

President Obama Shuns Oil and Notes $5.6 Billion Saved by American Businesses Through Energy Efficiency

President Obama stepped to the stage at The University of Miami yesterday to deliver an impressive speech on energy policy. Though the President made mention of his efforts to expand oil and gas drilling

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MIT Researchers Find a Way To Make Solar Panels from Grass Clippings

MIT Researchers Find a Way To Make Solar Panels from Grass Clippings

  What if generating solar energy at home required little more than mixing some grass clippings with inexpensive chemicals? That's exactly what MIT researcher Andreas Mershin has found to be

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Artist Valerie Buess Twists and Turns Paper Into Magical Underwater Creatures

Artist Valerie Buess Twists and Turns Paper Into Magical Underwater Creatures

Based in Germany, but born in Switzerland, Valerie Buess has been experimenting with paper for the last twenty years. By twisting, turning, folding and sometimes adding some color to her work, she creates

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Cocoon_FS: Pohl Architects Unveils Prefab Plankton-Inspired Pod Building in Germany

Cocoon_FS: Pohl Architects Unveils Prefab Plankton-Inspired Pod Building in Germany

The illustrious Cocoon_FS pavilion was constructed from leaf-like panels of fiber-reinforced polymer. Fifteen original base modules were designed and a total of 220 modules were

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Human Stomach Microbe Breaks Down Seaweed for Biofuel Production

Human Stomach Microbe Breaks Down Seaweed for Biofuel Production

Researchers at the Bio Architecture Lab and the University of Washington in Seattle have genetically modified a microbe commonly found in the human stomach to enable it to break down the very exotic

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Strook’s Reverse Moss Graffiti Mural Emerges from a Wall of the STUK Arts Centre In Belgium

Strook’s Reverse Moss Graffiti Mural Emerges from a Wall of the STUK Arts Centre In Belgium

The Belgian artists was commissioned by De Invasie and STUK as part of a larger exhibition on sustainable living. A wall along a staircase leading into the centre was covered with moss and Strook used it

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Bioluminescent Bacteria Combat Pollution in Fragile Florida Ecosystem

Bioluminescent Bacteria Combat Pollution in Fragile Florida Ecosystem

Bioluminescence is an ability shared by creatures around the planet that allows them to generate light - in fact, 90% of life in the world's oceans possess this characteristic. Whereas most animals use it

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Luis Urculo Recreates Famous Buildings Out of Common Household Objects

Luis Urculo Recreates Famous Buildings Out of Common Household Objects

Urculo, who studied architecture and actually knows a thing or two about it, created his "Covers" project to investigate "the domestic non-specialized language of everyday things." Basically,

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US Defense Logistics Agency Makes Single Largest Gov. Purchase of Advanced Drop-In Biofuels Ever

US Defense Logistics Agency Makes Single Largest Gov. Purchase of Advanced Drop-In Biofuels Ever

As part of the government's push to wean the United States off of foreign oil, the US Department of Defense in coordination with the US Department of Agriculture just announced the largest single

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U.S. Navy’s Self Defense Test Ship Successfully Completes Voyage Using Biofuel Blend

U.S. Navy’s Self Defense Test Ship Successfully Completes Voyage Using Biofuel Blend

The U.S. Navy’s Self Defense Test Ship has successfully arrived at its port, powered by an alternative fuel blend. Docking at Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme, it completed a 17 hour test

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American and Alaska Airlines Complete World’s First Commercial Biofuel Flights

American and Alaska Airlines Complete World’s First Commercial Biofuel Flights

Yesterday, American Airlines completed the world's first commercial biofuel flight by traveling from Houston to Chicago powered by a mix of 40% Solazyme algae biofuels and 60% traditional jet fuels.

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SeArc Reintroduces Marine Life in Coastal Cities with ECOncrete

SeArc Reintroduces Marine Life in Coastal Cities with ECOncrete

Marine infrastructures create severe stress on natural ecosystems, namely through shoreline degradation and erosion near coastal population centers. The shifting and blocking of land masses at the

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MIT Unveils Artificial Leaf That Creates Hydrogen Fuel from Sunlight

MIT Unveils Artificial Leaf That Creates Hydrogen Fuel from Sunlight

MIT researchers just officially unveiled a device that uses sunlight to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. The device builds upon a breakthrough hydrogen producing technology developed in 2008, and

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Futuristic Cities Feature Fog Harvesting and Urban Fish Farms

Futuristic Cities Feature Fog Harvesting and Urban Fish Farms

IwamotoScott and van Bergen Kolpa are featured in the “Architecture of Consequence" exhibit currently at AIA San Francisco – an ongoing global project demonstrating the impact that designers and

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Edison2 Unveils an Electric Version of Their Very Light Car

Edison2 Unveils an Electric Version of Their Very Light Car

Edison2 recently revealed an electric version of their Very Light Car, which, until now, used to run on gasoline or ethanol. The company, known for building super efficient transportation solutions and

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Middlebury College’s Solar Decathlon Home Channels Traditional New England Farmhouse With a High-Tech Edge

Middlebury College’s Solar Decathlon Home Channels Traditional New England Farmhouse With a High-Tech Edge

The home has a traditional gabled roof - a common architectural feature in New England - allowing Self-Reliance to blend in with any neighborhood in the region. Flanking each side of the roof, at an

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10,000th LEED Certification Awarded to Community Center in Santa Cruz

10,000th LEED Certification Awarded to Community Center in Santa Cruz

The LEED Building Certification program was started 11 years ago in 2000. Today, The Green Building Certification Institute issued its 10,000th LEED certificate to the Live Oak Family Resource Center in

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Researchers Find That Alligator Fat Could Be a New Source of Biodiesel

Researchers Find That Alligator Fat Could Be a New Source of Biodiesel

Researchers at the University of Louisiana recently discovered that alligator fat might be an alternative source of biodiesel, a clean burning fuel that is primarily produced from soybeans. The problem

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Spiraling Self-Sufficient Eco Skyscraper Provides Water, Food, and Energy for Noida, India

Spiraling Self-Sufficient Eco Skyscraper Provides Water, Food, and Energy for Noida, India

Pawar's Eco Skyscraper is a self-sufficient vertical city composed of two twisting towers linked by soaring sky bridges. The project's mixed-use high-density program offers space for commercial areas,

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Floating Islands Will Restore Life to Minnesota’s Spring Lake

Floating Islands Will Restore Life to Minnesota’s Spring Lake

What do you do with a "severely impaired" body of water and an unsightly shoreline park that is riddled with invasive species?  Launch a series of luscious floating islands!  In an effort to improve

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