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Jihyun Ryou’s Charming Art Objects Save Food From The Fridge

Jihyun Ryou’s Charming Art Objects Save Food From The Fridge

Refrigerators are currently the most popular (and in many cases, only) way to keep our food fresh, but since they run 24/7, they're hardly the most eco-friendly. Wondering what kinds of alternatives we

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South Africa’s First Hemp House Goes Greener With a Planted Roof (VIDEO)

South Africa’s First Hemp House Goes Greener With a Planted Roof (VIDEO)

Tony explains that the green roof is planted with sour figs - a very sturdy succulent that requires very little water and that spreads quickly. The numerous benefits of a planted roof include rainwater

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Wandschappen’s Curious FeltPlants Cast a Familiar Shadow

Wandschappen’s Curious FeltPlants Cast a Familiar Shadow

Sculptural and certainly peculiar, Wandschappen's Feltplants were obviously not designed to replace our oxygen-supplying friends. Instead, they give a little hope for those less than green thumbs looking

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Nobel Laureate Develops World’s Cheapest and Most Effective CO2 Sponge

Nobel Laureate Develops World’s Cheapest and Most Effective CO2 Sponge

One of the holy grails of clean technology is now one step closer to reality as Noble Prize-winning chemist George Olah just developed a breakthrough low-cost plastic material than acts as

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Beirut Wonder Forest Would Cover the Lebanese Capitol With Hanging Gardens

Beirut Wonder Forest Would Cover the Lebanese Capitol With Hanging Gardens

The war-torn city of Beirut is burdened by dark smog due to severely congested roadways filled with old cars that emit high levels of CO2 emissions. The city of concrete high-rises was not designed with

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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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Sony Develops a Battery That Runs on Paper

Sony Develops a Battery That Runs on Paper

It seems that renewable energy now grows on trees, as electronics giant Sony just announced that it has developed a battery powered by paper. Before you start thinking you can charge your iPhone with a

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NASA-Patented Technology Purifies Vittori Lab’s Greenery-Filled AirTrain

NASA-Patented Technology Purifies Vittori Lab’s Greenery-Filled AirTrain

Even though trains are considered more eco-friendly than a pile of people driving their own cars, let's face it - they aren't exactly the freshest green places to hang out. So Vittori Lab and a handful of

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Influx_Studio Wants to Turn Chicago’s Marina City Into an Algae-Producing CO2-Scrubbing Powerhouse

Influx_Studio Wants to Turn Chicago’s Marina City Into an Algae-Producing CO2-Scrubbing Powerhouse

Working towards the Chicago DeCarbonization Plan, Influx_Studio came up with the idea to retrofit Marina City Towers into a renewable powerhouse and incorporate algae production technologies as a way to

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Swiss Research Team Develops Silicon-Free, Low-Energy Molybdenite Microchip

Swiss Research Team Develops Silicon-Free, Low-Energy Molybdenite Microchip

Computing has an enormous impact on the world. While computers are behind the mechanization of many global industries, the planet's millions of computers also use a massive amount of energy. On top of

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New Graphene Lithium-Air Batteries Increase Energy Density and Decrease Costs

New Graphene Lithium-Air Batteries Increase Energy Density and Decrease Costs

In a not so distant future the concept of electric vehicle range anxiety may completely disappear thanks to research by laboratories across the nation. Technology took a step closer to that future today

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Toyota to Unveil Hydrogen Powered FCV-R Concept at Tokyo Auto Show

Toyota to Unveil Hydrogen Powered FCV-R Concept at Tokyo Auto Show

Toyota is about to showcase a new low-emissions vehicle at the Tokyo Auto Show that could be the next big jump forward for them. But this new car is no Prius mini van - it's way cooler. Called the

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EXCLUSIVE: Panasonic Announces Plan to Cut 40 Million Tons of CO2 + Photos of the New ENE-FARM Fuel Cell!

EXCLUSIVE: Panasonic Announces Plan to Cut 40 Million Tons of CO2 + Photos of the New ENE-FARM Fuel Cell!

"By 2018, we aim to cut our CO2 emissions by 40 million tons," explained Mr. Kikuchi. Panasonic has already implemented many eco-initiatives within its own operations such as recycling, but the company

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PEE POWER: Bristolian Scientists Make Breakthrough In Using Urine as a Viable Power Source

PEE POWER: Bristolian Scientists Make Breakthrough In Using Urine as a Viable Power Source

We have run many stories in the past about urine being used as a power source, but this week scientists appear to have made a breakthrough discovery. A research team from Bristol have published the

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PHOTOS: Inhabitat Takes a Peek Inside the Panasonic Eco Ideas House in Tokyo, Japan

PHOTOS: Inhabitat Takes a Peek Inside the Panasonic Eco Ideas House in Tokyo, Japan

Panasonic created the Eco Ideas House to show the world how a symphony of their every-saving products working in concert can help consumers realize a zero CO2-emissions home, and live a more enriched

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Researchers Successfully Create Artificial Blood

Researchers Successfully Create Artificial Blood

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have successfully created artificial, oxygen-carrying red blood cells that they believe could go into human medical trials in as little as two years. The cells

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STL Architects Design an Amazing Sustainable Circular Tower for Taichung City

STL Architects Design an Amazing Sustainable Circular Tower for Taichung City

The giant circular tower will soar 1,049 feet high over a grassy plain and various walkways. Meant to promote clean air and the circulation of oxygen, the building's lobby will consist of an

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Bosco Verticale in Milan Will Be the World’s First Vertical Forest

Bosco Verticale in Milan Will Be the World’s First Vertical Forest

The Bosco Verticale is a system that optimizes, recuperates, and produces energy. Covered in plant life, the building aids in balancing the microclimate and in filtering the dust particles contained in

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Studio Gang’s Curvaceous Wood Pavilion at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo

Studio Gang’s Curvaceous Wood Pavilion at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo

Image © Beth Zacherle Studio Gang Architects' design for the South Pond Pavilion was inspired by the tortoise shell. It features pre-fabricated wooden planks that have been interconnected and milled

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BNKR Arquitectura Reveals Plans for an Incredible Underground Skyscraper in Mexico City

BNKR Arquitectura Reveals Plans for an Incredible Underground Skyscraper in Mexico City

Over the past few decades, Mexico City has seen an enormous population boom. Though the steady influx of people is great, the city center is in desperate need of more office, retail, and living space.

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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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Barcelona’s First LEED Certified Restaurant Serves Up Yummy Locally Sourced Sandwiches

Barcelona’s First LEED Certified Restaurant Serves Up Yummy Locally Sourced Sandwiches

The cool turquoise interior sets the stage for comfortable dining and the perimeter of the restaurant is lined with a series of shelves. The top shelf holds lush potted plants that line the entire

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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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Team China’s Y Container Solar Decathlon House Upcycles Shipping Containers

Team China’s Y Container Solar Decathlon House Upcycles Shipping Containers

The Y Container allows residents to live just about anywhere freely, with self sufficient off-grid energy sources and a lightweight mobile design. The home has three verandas that face the surrounding

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SKhy Bus Is A Carbon-Negative Solar & Wastewater Fueled Shuttle Bus Of The Future

SKhy Bus Is A Carbon-Negative Solar & Wastewater Fueled Shuttle Bus Of The Future

Portuguese designer Alan Monteiro has illustrated his vision of green transportation: an aerodynamic carbon swallowing, wastewater recycling, oxygen releasing, unmanned shuttle bus concept called SKhy.

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Astronauts Will Grow a Kitchen Garden on Their Future Mission to Mars

Astronauts Will Grow a Kitchen Garden on Their Future Mission to Mars

Mankind's first mission to Mars is tentatively set for 2030, and scientists and engineers are busy working out the details of the unprecedented trip. One big issue revolves around the Mars-bound

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Paper Mill Waste Spill Kills Hundreds of Thousands of Fish in Louisiana’s Pearl River

Paper Mill Waste Spill Kills Hundreds of Thousands of Fish in Louisiana’s Pearl River

Just one dead fish sitting in the hot sun does not make for a pleasant smell, but imagine the stench from hundreds of thousands of dead fish spread out over 60 miles baking in 90 degree heat. Thanks to a

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Sanzpont’s Busan Opera House Boasts a Gargantuan Green-Roof

Sanzpont’s Busan Opera House Boasts a Gargantuan Green-Roof

The building's LED RGB lighting lights up inside a double layer of nebular gradient silkscreened ETFE and the printed texture gradients the opacity of the skin to control sunlight and lighting. By

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Wetropolis: A Floating City that Survives the Ebb and Flow of Shifting Tides

Wetropolis: A Floating City that Survives the Ebb and Flow of Shifting Tides

S+PBA’s home city of Bangkok is rapidly sinking as it is eroded each year by floods of seawater that invade the city. A UN study claims that most of the city will become marshes by 2050. The city was

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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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