New EPA report reveals the 180 billion dollar cost of climate change

New EPA report reveals the 180 billion dollar cost of climate change

The Environmental Protection Agency has just released what is being called the most comprehensive report on the impact of global emissions on climate change. Titled “Climate Change in…

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OAS1S "treescrapers" are modern skyscrapers inspired by trees

OAS1S™ INTRODUCES THE NUMBER 1 GREEN ARCHITECTURE OAS1S™ introduces its concept for the number 1 green architecture; the unique design of houses as trees and communities as…

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Nine dead fin whales discovered off the coast of Alaska and no one knows what is killing them

Nine dead fin whales discovered off the coast of Alaska and no one…

The endangered fin whales’ numbers hover in the tens of thousands, so any die off is significant, but since May of this year, nine dead fin whales have been discovered in the water…

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HWKN chosen to design $3 million Bard College campus expansion

HWKN chosen to design $3 million Bard College campus expansion

New York based architectural firm HWKN has been announced as the designers of The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College new campus design. Related: HWKN’s Spiky-Armed…

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Climate change could reverse 50 years of global health progress

Climate change could reverse 50 years of global health progress

Climate change is (still) the greatest global health threat of the century, according to a fresh report from the 2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change. The commission…

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Crazy "missing link" Darwin fish can breathe air, walk on land AND…

In Australia, there is a fish that has lungs, can walk on dry land, and breathe air, for up to six days. It's not a new species, but it's on the move. This has scientists warning that…

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Soofa's solar bench lets people charge electronics on city streets for free

Soofa's solar bench lets people charge electronics on city streets for…

Part bench, part USB charger, Soofa's solar bench soaks up sun and provides a welcome place to rest one's bum.

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Access your own 25,000-sq-ft rooftop

Access your own 25,000-sq-ft rooftop "hipster playground" at ODA's new…

The 25,500 sf of modulating landscaped rooftop which will include: + ODA Architecture ODA Architecture, 10 Monieth street, green roofs, architecture, brooklyn design,…

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Cracked cellphone screens will soon be able to repair themselves

Cracked cellphone screens will soon be able to repair themselves

Have you ever been misfortunate or clumsy enough to drop your phone, leaving a spiderweb of cracks that, at best, serves as an embarrassing conversation starter or, at worst, turns your…

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Lush green oasis will top Saudi Arabia’s new dune-inspired metro station

Lush green oasis will top Saudi Arabia’s new dune-inspired metro…

The new Olaya Metro Station design is part of the country’s plan to redevelop Riyadh’s metro system. Gerber Architekten won the bid for the design in a 2012 competition. Inspired by…

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OOPEAA crafts Finland’s tallest wooden apartment block from sustainable CLT modules

OOPEAA crafts Finland’s tallest wooden apartment block from…

Created for housing developer Lakea Oy, Puukuokka is 'the tallest wooden apartment block in the country' according to its architect, Anssi Lassila. Situated in Kuokkala, the 8-storey…

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Amazing floating hotel allows guests to sail away in their own private yachts

Amazing floating hotel allows guests to sail away in their own private…

Having trouble deciding between a luxury yacht and a waterfront resort for your next vacation? Then this floating hotel, created by Serbian yacht designers Salt & Water, is your…

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8 Sustainable British buildings from the 2015 RIBA awards

8 Sustainable British buildings from the 2015 RIBA awards

The Foundry by Architecture 00 Architecture 00 repurposed a former shoe-polish factory into the Foundry, an office facility that houses various charities in London. Built on a former…

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Samsung designs "see-through" trucks to make the roads safer

Most of us have been there at one time or another; stuck behind a truck on a narrow two lane road with the choice between cruising impatiently at the back or taking a potentially…

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New devices generate renewable energy from evaporation

New devices generate renewable energy from evaporation

Evaporation is a key component of the Earth's water cycle, and one of the world's most dominant forms of energy transfer—and it's believed that as the climate warms, evaporation rates…

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France says "no more" to selling Roundup over the counter

Citing a probably link to cancer, France announced that Roundup weedkiller -- glyphosate -- will no longer be available for sale over the counter at garden centers throughout the…

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Thousands of freaky sea slugs wash up on California beaches as water temperatures rise

Thousands of freaky sea slugs wash up on California beaches as water…

Sea hares can grow up to 30 inches long and 15 pounds heavy. If you were to pick one up, however, you might find that they ooze a purplish ink. This ooze may have fooled curious…

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Beautiful adobe hotel in Bolivia belongs in a fairy tale

Beautiful adobe hotel in Bolivia belongs in a fairy tale

With shelters shaped like a tortoise, a teepee, a sea tower and a snail among other natural forms, Las Olas can be easily spotted down from the bay. As it's built on a slope, each room…

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LEGO is investing $150 million to make better, more sustainable toy bricks

LEGO is investing $150 million to make better, more sustainable toy…

Whether it's used in architecture or animal prosthesis, we have an enduring affection for LEGO—but it does have a nagging problem; the blocks and all their packaging are made of…

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The US just declared all captive chimps to be endangered

The US just declared all captive chimps to be endangered

Chimpanzees are now officially considered an endangered species, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and will be designated as such under the Endangered Species Act. The…

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INFOGRAPHIC: 9 green DIY air freshener ideas let you ditch the chemicals

INFOGRAPHIC: 9 green DIY air freshener ideas let you ditch the…

If you want to keep your home smelling fresh without resorting to chemical-laden sprays, Chadwicks’ latest infographic ‘9 Green Air Freshener Ideas’ is just what you’re looking…

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Andreco used nature as art to create this intriguing living wall

Andreco used nature as art to create this intriguing living wall

In the climate change era, the environment needs new symbols to inspire change. 
One artist is making that happen by creating artworks that focus on the relationship between humanity…

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Indian Prime Minister Says Yoga Could Help Stop Climate Change

Indian Prime Minister Says Yoga Could Help Stop Climate Change

Quick! Take 30 seconds and think of everything you can possibly do to combat climate change. Done? We're guessing that yoga wasn't on that list. But India’s new prime minister thinks…

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Climate Hope City: The Guardian unveils the ideal green city in Minecraft

Climate Hope City: The Guardian unveils the ideal green city in…

Lush, green rooftop gardens and multi-story farms growing fruits and vegetables for the people in the city. Hydrogen-powered boats that sail down crystal-clear rivers and canals and…

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Watch the Tesla Model S P85D take on gas-guzzling muscle cars in a race

Watch the Tesla Model S P85D take on gas-guzzling muscle cars in a…

When the Tesla Model S was introduced, Tesla boasted about its 250+ mile driving range, but no one expected it to ever be able to take on sports cars on the performance circuit. Several…

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Copenhagen’s largest school will be powered by solar energy

Copenhagen’s largest school will be powered by solar energy

Located on the water’s edge, CIS Nordhavn is sandwiched between the public waterfront and Copenhagen’s urban fabric. A promenade outside the school provides public access to the…

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NYC announces permanent car ban for Central Park and Prospect Park

NYC announces permanent car ban for Central Park and Prospect Park

“Prospect Park has always been my family’s backyard. That’s a sentiment New Yorkers in every borough feel about their parks. Making the loop drives in Central and Prospect Parks…

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Google brings in Heatherwick to design its London headquarters

Google brings in Heatherwick to design its London headquarters

The original one million square foot Google headquarters in Lonon, designed by London-based architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris(AHMM), has reportedly been deemed too boring and…

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Streetmonkey’s Pulkabacken house is decked out with a rooftop sledding hill

Streetmonkey’s Pulkabacken house is decked out with a rooftop…

This two story, 200 meter home is built right into the landscape of hillside, creating a rooftop which just begged to be multipurpose. Architect Cage Copher explains, "The sledding ramp…

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Our love of Nutella is wrecking the Earth

Our love of Nutella is wrecking the Earth

Nutella: It's the stuff dreams are made of. OK, well, it's really just amazing on toast -- and almost everything else, but according to Segolene Royal, the ecology minister of France,…

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Swine flu vaccine makes a girl fall asleep 40 times a day

Swine flu vaccine makes a girl fall asleep 40 times a day

When 13-year-old Lucy Tonge started drifting off in front of television, her mother chalked it up to being a teen. And when she slumped over when laughing, her mother thought she was…

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Scandinavia’s largest library is powered by the sun

Scandinavia’s largest library is powered by the sun

Designed to meet the Danish 2015 energy classification, Dokk1 was completed for a budget of over €280 million. Schmidt Hammer Lassen won the bid for the project after placing first in…

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Why did this Florida man cover his entire house with aluminum foil?

Why did this Florida man cover his entire house with aluminum foil?

Indeed, Janowski says his art project is intended to help people think in uncommon ways about common goods. "Curious onlookers rarely identified the installation as art," Janowski said…

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This bindi delivers life-saving iodine supplements to India’s women

This bindi delivers life-saving iodine supplements to India’s women

In rural India, many women suffer from a deficiency of iodine. Iodine is a necessary part of nutrition, as it helps cells metabolize food into energy. A deficiency can cause a host of…

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Live in Harmony with Nature in These Super Sexy Tree House Cabins

Live in Harmony with Nature in These Super Sexy Tree House Cabins

Although the tree houses are custom made to order, the company builds each project with eco-friendly principles. Cutting edge computer technology is first used to detail every building…

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14 Unique and Spectacular Staircases Around the World

14 Unique and Spectacular Staircases Around the World

This post was written by Anne of AH Interiors, an interior designer with other 20 years of experience, based in Henley-on-Thames, England.  Slide Staircase by Rodney Miller Not…

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3 Ways to Improve Your Beauty Routine With Affordable DIY Baking Soda Recipes

3 Ways to Improve Your Beauty Routine With Affordable DIY Baking Soda…

Baking soda is a kitchen pantry necessity, but did you know that this common household product could do wonders for your beauty regime as well? From restoring the luster of your hair to…

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Build a Gypsy Wagon in the Woods - All It Takes Is Ingenuity, Elbow Grease And (mostly) Recycled Components!

Build a Gypsy Wagon in the Woods - All It Takes Is Ingenuity, Elbow…

The first thing you notice about this gypsy wagon is the surrounding smell of cedar forest and the sound of crashing waves from the lake, which is just a stone’s throw over the hill.…

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HOW TO: Whip up tasty and healthy jar-noodles in less than 10 minutes

HOW TO: Whip up tasty and healthy jar-noodles in less than 10 minutes

If you enjoy grab-and-go foods like mason jar parfaits or salad in a jar, you’ll love this recipe that packs a ready-to-eat noodle meal into a portable container. Like a healthier and…

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German Students Create a Cloud-Like Retreat High Up in the Treetops

German Students Create a Cloud-Like Retreat High Up in the Treetops

The structure is raised above the ground on metal legs and is enveloped in a stretchy perforated material that exposes visitors to rain. The structure is made out of a tubular steel…

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