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These affordable bamboo houses were built for just $2,500 each

These affordable bamboo houses were built for just $2,500 each

Atelier COLE, Building Trust International, and Habitat for Humanity Cambodia teamed up to design an affordable and eco-friendly housing scheme for families affected by HIV/AIDS. The innovative project

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Ten solutions to California’s drought

Ten solutions to California’s drought

Desalination systems Carlsbad, plus small scale solar alternatives Fog Catchers http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2012/sep/19/peru-fog-catchers-water-supplies Atmospheric Water

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Susanna Bauer crochets dead leaves into delicate mini masterpieces

Susanna Bauer crochets dead leaves into delicate mini masterpieces

Dead leaves, with their satisfying crunchy textures, can be so brittle that they break with the slightest touch. In the hands of German artist Susanna Bauer, however, these delicate dried leaves are

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Old city buses to be reborn as homeless shelters in Hawaii

Old city buses to be reborn as homeless shelters in Hawaii

Honolulu has come under fire in the past year for it's ways of addressing homelessness on the island of Oahu; with police officers citing the homeless for a variety of pedestrian violations, and at least

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The world’s fastest bike can go over 80 miles per hour

The world’s fastest bike can go over 80 miles per hour

Cyclists roll through Copenhagen, one of the world's greatest cycling cities, at an average speed of 10 miles per hour (15.5km/h). Imagine them flying along at more than four times faster without any

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks With Swifty Scooters Creative Director Jason Iftakhar

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks With Swifty Scooters Creative Director Jason Iftakhar

 Jason and Camilla Iftakhar INHABITAT: Tell us a bit about your background in eco-design. What made you decide to focus on scooters? I was first introduced to the concept of sustainability and eco

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Adorable celebrity pigs might make you rethink your bacon sandwich

Adorable celebrity pigs might make you rethink your bacon sandwich

Pigs seem to be all over the news lately—whether it's the couple of thousand who made a break for freedom after the truck they were being transported in crashed, or Bubba Sue, posing on the front cover

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Floating Fish Dome lets fish swim above the surface of water

Floating Fish Dome lets fish swim above the surface of water

Related: Do your fish companions meander to and fro, pondering the existential significance of their life beneath the waters? Do you suspect that they yearn for a taste of life above those delicate

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A floating gold roof tops BIG’s proposed Västerås transportation hub

A floating gold roof tops BIG’s proposed Västerås transportation hub

The Västerås Travel Center was designed as part of the 3B — Build Away the Barriers, a redevelopment plan that will transform the 17 acres surrounding the existing railway into a series of engaging

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2016 Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid impresses with seven seats and a 59 MPGe rating

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid impresses with seven seats and a 59 MPGe rating

If you aren’t quite ready to make the jump to a full electric car, a plug-in hybrid might be your best option, since it starts with a traditional hybrid powertrain, but adds the capability for limited

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Tesla co-founder Ian Wright is transforming garbage trucks into electric green machines

Tesla co-founder Ian Wright is transforming garbage trucks into electric green machines

Ian Wright is one of the co-founders of Tesla who doesn’t often make headlines, especially since he left the electric car company in 2005 when it was still a startup. His latest venture, Wrightspeed, is

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8 incredible parks created from landfills

8 incredible parks created from landfills

1. Mt. Trashmore, Virginia Beach Talk about turning trash into treasure - the satirically dubbed Mount Trashmore went from being an abandoned landfill to becoming the Virginia's most visited park. Tony

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UK installs first new electricity pylons in 90 years

UK installs first new electricity pylons in 90 years

Danish architect Erik Bystrup has designed diamond-shaped electricity pylons for the UK-the first new pylons installed in the country in 90 years! Six T-Pylons have already been installed, each taking

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Jeb Bush meets with coal industry barons in private, press-free forum

Jeb Bush meets with coal industry barons in private, press-free forum

Likely Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush will deliver the keynote speech and meet with potential donors at the upcoming Coal & Investment Leadership Forum. Off limits to the press, the

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This is what Uber’s futuristic new headquarters will look like

This is what Uber’s futuristic new headquarters will look like

After backing away from Gensler's design for its San Francisco headquarters, taxi app Uber has unveiled a new design by New York-based Shop Architects that features two separate buildings connected with

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U.S. avian flu outbreak drives up the price of eggs as supplies are threatened

U.S. avian flu outbreak drives up the price of eggs as supplies are threatened

In 2014, migratory birds carrying highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 infections brought the disease to the United States, sparking an outbreak that has affected more than 21 million egg-laying

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FAT and Grayson Perry complete bizarre “House for Essex” dedicated to a fictional character

FAT and Grayson Perry complete bizarre “House for Essex” dedicated to a fictional character

The eclectic House for Essex, commissioned for philosopher and critic Alain de Botton's Living Architecture program, is a fairytale-inspired holiday home. Architecture studio FAT and artist Grayson Perry

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Audi unveils self-driving R8 e-tron electric car at CES Asia

Audi unveils self-driving R8 e-tron electric car at CES Asia

Audi has just unveiled its latest autonomous concept car - the R8 e-tron piloted driving concept at the CES Asia show in Shanghai, China. The R8 e-tron piloted driving concept is based on the fully

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FitDesk Lets You Pedal Your Way to Fitness While You Work

FitDesk Lets You Pedal Your Way to Fitness While You Work

Telecommuting saves workers money on subway or gas costs while conserving energy - but it can also mean less exercise. The folks at FitDesk have a solution - a brilliant bicycle/desk that combines work

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Peak number of coal plants are shutting down in 2015, ushering in a greener era

Peak number of coal plants are shutting down in 2015, ushering in a greener era

In 2014, 39% of American electricity is generated from the burning of coal, down from 52.8% in 1997. Though the fuel source has been steadily declining from its late 20th century peak due to competition

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Australian street artist uses tape to create outstanding works of art

Australian street artist uses tape to create outstanding works of art

Diss says that tape became his preferred medium by accident, initially using it to mark outlines for where he would paint his creations, and that he quickly discovered its versatility. He also explains,

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This tiny shape-shifting sideways-driving car could mark the end of parallel parking

This tiny shape-shifting sideways-driving car could mark the end of parallel parking

It’s small, cute, and sleek. Just another smart car, though? Hardly. The EO Smart Connecting Car 2, or “EOscc2” for short, does things like no other smart car we’ve seen, except maybe in sci-fi

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Stunning “Colour as a Narrative” store is coated with volcanic dust from Mt. Vesuvius

Stunning “Colour as a Narrative” store is coated with volcanic dust from Mt. Vesuvius

The minimalist interior of this London store for the British fragrance company Illuminum is coated in volcanic ash, with subtle textures illuminated by an array of gorgeous pendant lamps. The design,

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Did climate change make Rubbish the sea lion pup wander the streets of San Francisco?

Did climate change make Rubbish the sea lion pup wander the streets of San Francisco?

This is not the first time the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California has rescued Rubbish the sea lion pup. In March the rescue center found him in Santa Barbara suffering from pneumonia and

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La Casa provides permanent housing for the homeless in Washington DC

La Casa provides permanent housing for the homeless in Washington DC

Architecture firm LEO A DALY teamed up with Studio Twenty Seven Architecture to design this seven-story residential building that helps its tenants transition out of homelessness. La Casa project, located

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Get a sneak peek of Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus WTC Transit Hub – opening soon

Get a sneak peek of Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus WTC Transit Hub – opening soon

Platform B at the World Trade Center Port Authority (PATH) Station in New York City opened today and we have a sneak peek at the stunning transit station. Crews scrambled last night painting and cleaning

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Learn how you can help the victims of the Nepal earthquake

Learn how you can help the victims of the Nepal earthquake

The massive 7.8 earthquake that shook Nepal yesterday, near Katmandu, has devastated the region and left thousands dead. Rescue and recovery efforts are still underway in Nepal, India, China, and

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Bill Clinton visits Solar Sister site in Tanzania, where women are empowered by clean energy

Bill Clinton visits Solar Sister site in Tanzania, where women are empowered by clean energy

President Bill Clinton took some time to tour a Solar Sister program site in Karatu, Tanzania. Solar Sister is part of Sustainable Energy Solutions powered by Women's Enterprise - a Clinton Global

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In Milan, New Holland’s Earth Screening pavilion raises skepticism about big-ag and sustainable farming

In Milan, New Holland’s Earth Screening pavilion raises skepticism about big-ag and sustainable farming

The Expo Milan 2015 is upon us and for the next six months the world will see varying incarnations of the future of sustainable agriculture. Notable is Holland’s contribution, named Earth Screening and

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Foster + Partner’s garden-topped Crossrail Place opens tomorrow at Canary Wharf

Foster + Partner’s garden-topped Crossrail Place opens tomorrow at Canary Wharf

London's Canary Wharf will never be the same after tomorrow, when the first Crossrail station is slated to open and revitalize the city's financial nucleus. Designed by Foster & Partners, the seven-storey

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