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INFOGRAPHIC: How Water Scarcity Threatens the Planet

INFOGRAPHIC: How Water Scarcity Threatens the Planet

Water is one of the world's most important natural resources - yet safe, fresh drinking water is in increasingly short supply. Studies show that over 1.1 billion people lack access to potable water, and

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HOW TO: Use a Carbon Footprint Calculator to Maximize Energy Savings

HOW TO: Use a Carbon Footprint Calculator to Maximize Energy Savings

Carbon calculator photo from Shutterstock At one time or another, you've probably used a carbon calculator to find out how you're impacting the planet. But what's next? What happens after you know how

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Valentine’s Day Cards for Architects, Urban Planners, and Everyone Who Loves ‘Em

Valentine’s Day Cards for Architects, Urban Planners, and Everyone Who Loves ‘Em

Looking for the perfect way to profess your love to the architect in your life? You're in luck because the brilliant minds over at PlanningLove.org have created the sweetest series of V-day cards,

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Makkink & Bey’s Tiny Caravan in a Box is an Ultraportable Home for the Dutch Countryside

Makkink & Bey’s Tiny Caravan in a Box is an Ultraportable Home for the Dutch Countryside

Makkink & Bey's Buijtenbed is a tiny pop-up holiday home that brings guests closer to nature. It was inspired by the caravans that many Dutch use to go on camping trips in the summer. The tiny wheeled

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Michael Neville’s Colorful Rockers Are Made From Recycled Cardboard

Michael Neville’s Colorful Rockers Are Made From Recycled Cardboard

Designer Michael Neville created these colorful recycled rockers as a material exploration of post-consumer cardboard pulp and natural dyes. The rockers are designed as functional furniture for young

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Rimac’s 1088 Horsepower Concept_One is the Electric Hyper Car of the Future

Rimac’s 1088 Horsepower Concept_One is the Electric Hyper Car of the Future

The Rimac Concept_One's staggering amount of power comes from four sets of electric motors, each of which is fitted above a wheel. Rimac has developed an All-Wheel Torque Vectoring (AWTV) system that

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Old Luggage Van: Restored Carriage Car is a Serene Mini Retreat in the Cornwall Countryside

Old Luggage Van: Restored Carriage Car is a Serene Mini Retreat in the Cornwall Countryside

In December 1896, British Passenger Luggage Van No. 1353 began its service in the London and South Western Railway (LSWR) system. In 1932, it was retired from service and remained unused for years. Today,

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Splendid Cycles Opens Up a New Cargo Bike Shop in Portland, Oregon

Splendid Cycles Opens Up a New Cargo Bike Shop in Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon’s local economy has expanded its embrace of bicycles, and so too has it expanded its uses for bikes. Now, enter the cargo bike, a game-changing vehicle for people with kids or lots of

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6 DIY Valentine’s Day Cards To Make for Your True Love

6 DIY Valentine’s Day Cards To Make for Your True Love

Looking for the right way to tell your special someone what you really think of them? Forget the store-bought Valentine's Day cards and stationary, and make your own DIY V-Day card. Nothing says "I love

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82,000 Tons of Toxic Coal Ash Spill Into North Carolina River

82,000 Tons of Toxic Coal Ash Spill Into North Carolina River

Coal ash photo by Brian Stansberry A retired Duke Energy coal plant in Eden, North Carolina recently leaked 82,000 tons of toxic coal ash into the nearby Dan River. The contaminated fluid traveled

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Ron van der Ende Builds Giant Mixtapes and Car Sculptures with Found Wood

Ron van der Ende Builds Giant Mixtapes and Car Sculptures with Found Wood

Van der Ende looks at the fragments of found wood that he collects as elements of a mosaic. Sorting each plank, remnant and small piece into piles of color and texture, the artist has the incredible

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New Map Shows How to Travel Across America Without a Car

New Map Shows How to Travel Across America Without a Car

Many Americans travel to Europe or Asia and are amazed at the ease of traversing long distances via rail or bus. But when it comes to the land of the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and

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Amazing Interactive Map Shows Carbon Footprint of all 31,000 U.S. ZIP Codes

Amazing Interactive Map Shows Carbon Footprint of all 31,000 U.S. ZIP Codes

Amidst numerous discussions about reducing greenhouse gases stands a glaring question: what are the greatest sources of household emissions? To answer this, researchers at the University of California,

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Low-Carbon Limpley Stoke Eco-House is Packed With Green Building Strategies

Low-Carbon Limpley Stoke Eco-House is Packed With Green Building Strategies

Hewitt Studios recently completed the Eco-House in Limpley Stoke Valley using local and low-carbon materials. Locally-sourced straw bale wall panels offer breathable carbon negative insulation. Carbon

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Tiny Hobbit Hutch Caravan is a Magical Writer’s Getaway in Bastrop, TX

Tiny Hobbit Hutch Caravan is a Magical Writer’s Getaway in Bastrop, TX

Located in Bastrop, TX, a city just outside of Austin, the Hobbit Hutch is built atop an 8 foot by 5 foot Tractor Supply trailer with the addition of a welcoming, 20 square foot porch. Though the region

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Incredible Miniature Sculptures Carved From Pencil Tips

Incredible Miniature Sculptures Carved From Pencil Tips

Ghetti, who is originally from Brazil, uses his little lead canvases to explore all types of subjects. The image above depicts a part of his 26 pencil letter series - one pencil tip for each letter of

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Porsche’s First Car Built in 1898 Was Electric!

Porsche’s First Car Built in 1898 Was Electric!

When Porsche fans think back to the history of the brand that is responsible for the iconic 911, most of us think the brand came to life in 1948 and in many ways it did. But long before the 911 was born,

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World’s First Carbon Fiber 3D Printer Prints Parts 20 Times Stiffer than Plastic

World’s First Carbon Fiber 3D Printer Prints Parts 20 Times Stiffer than Plastic

Gregory Mark needed strong and light carbon fiber parts to build his computer-controlled race car wings, so he designed a carbon fiber 3D printer that could make them. The MarkForged Mark One is the

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Paulo Goldstein Transforms Discarded Items Into Dynamic Furniture for Central Saint Martins’ New Parlor

Paulo Goldstein Transforms Discarded Items Into Dynamic Furniture for Central Saint Martins’ New Parlor

“What if instead off adding one redistributes what is there already?” Based on his recent research into scarcity, Head of College Professor Jeremy Till commissioned Paulo Goldstein to rescue an

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Baking With Splenda Releases Carcinogenic Chemicals Into Your Food

Baking With Splenda Releases Carcinogenic Chemicals Into Your Food

There's clearly something unnatural about artificial sweeteners - and new research shows that the ever-popular Splenda sweetener could release toxic chemicals when it's cooked. According to a study

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This Batmobile-esque Electric Car Built in a Barn is Capable of 207.5 MPG!

This Batmobile-esque Electric Car Built in a Barn is Capable of 207.5 MPG!

Since 2007, a team of self-funded volunteers have spent their time designing and building an electric vehicle from scratch. They recently unveiled their project, and not only does it work - it's capable

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GalimotoCar Creates Working Cars From Recycled Materials in Tanzania

GalimotoCar Creates Working Cars From Recycled Materials in Tanzania

GalimotoCar is a small business in Tanzania that creates functional vehicles from trash and recycled materials! The GalimotoCar mission is to promote Uhuru (freedom) throughout Africa by building a

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Herbal Cold Care: DIY Throat Drops and Cough Syrup

Herbal Cold Care: DIY Throat Drops and Cough Syrup

If you have any interaction with the public at all, you've probably noticed that there are a lot of sickly people out there right now. Half my Facebook feed consists of folks who are whinging about their

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Massive Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Ice Palace Nears Completion in Upstate New York

Massive Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Ice Palace Nears Completion in Upstate New York

Ever year a crystalline palace rises proudly as a celebration of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival in upstate New York. The 10-day festival includes sports, performances, parades and spectacular

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Cars Merge Onto a Maglev Rail Line for High-Speed Travel in this Transportation Concept

Cars Merge Onto a Maglev Rail Line for High-Speed Travel in this Transportation Concept

Many visions for the future of transportation involve everyone being driven around on superfast, self-driving robotic cars or trains. Getting to that future, however, means letting go of the wheel and not

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Vukee Car Launches the World’s First Tesla Car Sharing Program

Vukee Car Launches the World’s First Tesla Car Sharing Program

There are several car sharing services like Zipcar that offer access to electric vehicles, but vukee Car just announced the world's first car sharing service to offer the Tesla Model S! This spring the

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Scientists Discover Older Trees are Better at Absorbing Carbon

Scientists Discover Older Trees are Better at Absorbing Carbon

Redwood Trees photo from Shutterstock A team of researchers from the University of Melbourne has discovered that old trees are better at storing carbon dioxide than young trees. The study revealed that

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Oscar Viñals’ Sky Whale is a Three-Story Gargantuan “Green” Aircraft

Oscar Viñals’ Sky Whale is a Three-Story Gargantuan “Green” Aircraft

"Sky Whale" is a concept aircraft created by Spanish designer Oscar Viñals that uses technological innovation to make air travel more efficient and ultimately, eco-friendly. A key aspect of the

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Butchers & Bicycles Redefines Urban Mobility with Mk1 Tilt-Action Cargo Trike

Butchers & Bicycles Redefines Urban Mobility with Mk1 Tilt-Action Cargo Trike

If you love the functionality of a cargo bike but prefer the fluid steering of an upright bicycle, you'll love Butchers & Bicycles' Mk1, a belted tilt-action cargo trike that combines the best of both

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Ricardo Bofill Transforms Cement Factory Ruins Into Castle-Like Architecture Headquarters

Ricardo Bofill Transforms Cement Factory Ruins Into Castle-Like Architecture Headquarters

Simply dubbed the Cement Factory, the complex hosts Bofill’s architectural offices, archives, a model laboratory, exhibition space, his personal apartment, guest rooms, and extensive gardens. The

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