MakerBot Unveils Partnership with Martha Stewart. No, Really.

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Well, it isn’t April 1st, and the press releases appear to be authentic, so we have to believe that this is true: MakerBot has launched a co-branding effort with Martha Stewart. So does that now make former startup MakerBot, officially, your mother’s 3D-printing firm? Under the new partnership, MakerBot will sell their PLA filament in three of Martha’s favorite colors: Jadeite, Robin’s Egg, and Lemon Drop, in addition to producing “Martha Stewart for MakerBot Digital Store collections, with models to be purchased, downloaded and 3D printed on a MakerBot Replicator® 3D Printer.”

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Architecture for a Change Builds Off-Grid, Prefab Primary School Out of Shipping Containers in Malawi

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Toyota Unveils Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicle With 300-Mile Range; Can it Kick-Start a Hydrogen Revolution?

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A few months ago we gave you a hands-on first look at Toyota’s upcoming fuel cell vehicle – and yesterday the automaker pulled out all the stops and unveiled the car’s official name, performance specs, interior, and pricing for the first time. The Toyota Mirai can travel 300 miles on a single tank of compressed hydrogen, it has 153 horsepower with 247 lb-ft of torque, and it can go from 0-60 mph in 9 seconds. The hydrogen car will be available in California in fall 2015 for under $45,000 after incentives, and it’s coming to the East Cost shortly thereafter. But the automaker is promising much more than a sleekly styled zero emission vehicle; Mirai translates to “the future” in Japanese, and Toyota’s goal is to pave the way to a hydrogen-based society. Read on for everything you need to know about the company’s first production fuel cell vehicle.

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Amazing New Photos from Inside a Mysterious Siberian Crater

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NY Kicks Off Textile Recycling Campaign to Divert 1.4 Billion Pounds of Clothes from Landfills

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New York has kicked off a new campaign to bolster clothing and textile recycling statewide. Called “Clothes the Loop,” the initiative is the brainchild of the New York State Association of Reduction, Reuse and Recycling (NYSAR3) and the Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART). Together, the organizations have created a program that will help to divert 1.4 billion pounds of recoverable clothes and textiles from state landfills.

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How the Cheonggyecheon River Urban Design Restored the Green Heart of Seoul

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A Battle is Brewing in California Over State Pesticide Plan

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A battle is brewing between California’s organic farmers and the state government over a pest management program organic producers say puts too much reliance on pesticide usage. According to Yahoo, organic food is currently enjoying double-digit growth in sales every year, and producers say the state’s new pest management program puts in place pesticide-focused regulations that will last for decades to come.

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Interpol Wants You to Help Catch the World's Worst Environmental Criminals

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Interpol is launching the first-ever Most Wanted-style list for environmental criminals. Consisting of nine individuals suspected of all kind of eco-crimes, the list is meant to raise awareness and help capture individuals who are wrecking havoc on our planet. All told, their crimes, such as poaching, ivory trafficking and illegal logging, have cost hundreds of millions of dollars, and Interpol wants your help to end the madness once and for all.

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Zigzag-Roofed Twin Peaks House Mirrors the South Korean Mountains

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Creative Polish Bakery Uses Recycled Baking Trays as Wall Tiles

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INTERVIEW: HOK's Yann Weymouth Discusses Designing the Hurricane-Resistant Salvador Dalí Museum

by , 11/18/14
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Earlier this year we reported on the opening of the stunning Salvador Dalí Museum located in St. Petersburg, Florida. The museum is home to the world’s largest collection of Dalí works, and since its debut this past April, the dazzling venue has already welcomed over 300,000 visitors. With its clean minimalist lines juxtaposed against a sparkling geodesic glass atrium, the spectacular structure designed by HOK stands as a work of art in its own right, while still paying homage to the spirit of Salvador Dalí. The building also brings more to the table than just its looks. Housing over 2,000 pieces of Dalí’s most important works, the museum is sited within a corner of the country that often finds itself battered by severe storms with catastrophic results. To prepare for the worst, HOK designed the shell of the structure to withstand a Category 5 hurricane. The design also features numerous green systems, including a solar hot water powered dehumidification system, high efficiency HVAC and ventilation systems, and strategic daylighting to illuminate the interiors. We recently sat down with principal architect and Senior Vice President of HOK Yann Weymouth who enlightened us on the intricacies of the design, and what it took to get the museum built. Jump ahead for our exclusive interview with Yann as he explains the design, and how his team of architects and engineers used Building Information Modeling to build a space that’s not only beautiful and sustainable, but disaster-proof.

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Solar-Powered Floating Greenhouse is an Off-Grid Solution to Food Scarcity

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We're Running Out of Chocolate and It's Our Own Fault

by , 11/17/14
filed under: News, Sustainable Food

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Forget the great recession. According to the world’s largest chocolatiers, we’re about to enter a great chocolate depression, and it’s our own fault. The Washington Post reports that Mars Inc. and Barry Callebaut have unveiled statistics that show consumption of chocolate worldwide is outpacing cocoa production and creating a chocolate deficit.

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Muki the Toy Dog Encourages Kids' Creative Play and Environmental Awareness

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Meet Muki: at face value a cardboard dog, but in reality a DIY children’s toy kit that will encourage creative play. Muki is a simple product with minimalist lines using a very low​-​tech material. ​It also happens to have one of the funniest Indiegogo campaign videos we’ve seen in a while. As a multipurpose toy and a dog kids can call their own, it’s a place they can cuddle and read, furniture they can draw on, and ​a desk their own size. It can also have wheels and become a ride-on toy, ​and can easily be modified into toy box​,​ or turned into a bookshelf. Muki is the first product by Growing Up Creative designed by Tali Buchler, and the marks the beginning of a new line of furniture that can do double duty for play.​ Muki ​comes packaged in a flat ​cardboard “suitcase,” ​is ​very easy to assemble and Muki and his packaging are also completely recyclable, creating no waste and promoting values of environmental awareness.

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With Kefirko, You Can Brew Probiotic Kefir on Your Kitchen Counter

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Packed with probiotics, vitamins, and minerals, kefir is a fermented drink that’s as delicious as it is good for you. Kefirko, a new product that recently launched on Kickstarter, has made the home kefir creation process even easier with its specialized glass jar and dual lid system. With Kefirko, all you need to create your own superfood is a handful of fermentation grains and your choice of milk (dairy or non-dairy). To make the grain-sourcing even easier, the company has launched Kefirhood: an app that allows you to get in contact with others in your area who are making their own kefir at home (or would like to start), so those in the community can share grains with one another. This fabulous probiotic can be added to smoothies, homemade ice cream, puddings, and more, so consider backing this campaign and make a batch of your own!

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House Votes in Favor of Keystone XL, Obama Considers Veto

House Votes in Favor of Keystone XL, Obama Considers Veto

Despite the disapproval of President Barack Obama, the U.S. House of Representatives has voted in favor of letting the Keystone XL Pipeline project go ahead. The Keystone XL would pump…

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Interactive Global Fishing Watch Map to Monitor Activity on the Open Seas

Interactive Global Fishing Watch Map to Monitor Activity on the Open…

SkyTruth, Oceana, and Google have just announced the release of a prototype interactive map that is designed to show all of the trackable fishing activity in the ocean. Global Fishing…

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POD-Indawo Offers a Compact Sustainable Living Concept for Young South African Professionals

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South African architect Clara da Cruz Almeida and designers Dokter + Misses have just launched a new and sustainable pod living system, the POD-Indawo. The locally designed and…

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Celebrate Thanksgiving by Rescuing Turkeys Instead of Eating Them

Celebrate Thanksgiving by Rescuing Turkeys Instead of Eating Them

Upstate New York’s Farm Sanctuary is celebrating Thanksgiving early this year--and the guests of honor are turkeys! Each year the sanctuary promotes a cruelty-free Thanksgiving,…

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A Banana Takes the Ferry

A Banana Takes the Ferry

Brought to you by City Harvest Getting around NYC is hard enough as a person, imagine what great lengths our food must travel to end up on our plates. What about excess food?…

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