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NASA’s OMEGA Project Creates Carbon Neutral Food and Fuel

NASA’s OMEGA Project Creates Carbon Neutral Food and Fuel

The people who brought us memory foam, satellite radio, invisible braces and the charcoal water filter are at it again. The brilliant minds at NASA's Ames Research Center are working to create a

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South Korea Announces the Completion of the World’s First Carbon Neutral Office Building

South Korea Announces the Completion of the World’s First Carbon Neutral Office Building

The South Korean National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) has some new state-of-the-art digs that they say are headquartered in the first zero carbon office building in the world. While they

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Velux Sunlighthouse is Austria’s First Net-Zero Energy and Carbon House

Velux Sunlighthouse is Austria’s First Net-Zero Energy and Carbon House

The home's long skinny lot, with partial shading and awkward orientation prevented the architects from achieving the aggressive Passivhaus standards. Instead they maximized the solar potential as well as

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Humans Emitted a Record Breaking 30.6 Gigatonnes of Carbon In 2010

Humans Emitted a Record Breaking 30.6 Gigatonnes of Carbon In 2010

According to unpublished estimates from the International Energy Agency (IEA), we humans emitted a historically high level of carbon last year, pushing our output to 30.6 gigatonnes (up 1.6 gigatonnes

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PHOTOS: A First Look Inside Masdar: Foster + Partner’s Carbon-Neutral Eco City

PHOTOS: A First Look Inside Masdar: Foster + Partner’s Carbon-Neutral Eco City

The Market @ Masdar kicked off at 10am on Friday. After parking their lowly fossil-fueled vehicles in the entrance parking lot, visitors rode driverless pod cars through a rather dull (but prefabricated

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Wave of New UFO-Like Eco Airships Usher in Low-Carbon Future for Air Travel

Wave of New UFO-Like Eco Airships Usher in Low-Carbon Future for Air Travel

A new generation of high-tech, safe, and eco-friendly airships aim to not only go where roads currently can't in northern Canada, western China, and Africa, but also to replace the complicated,

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The Carbon Footprint of the Royal Wedding Equal to 6,765 Tons of CO2

The Carbon Footprint of the Royal Wedding Equal to 6,765 Tons of CO2

Almost two billion people around the world tuned into see Prince William marry Kate Middleton. It is no surprise that hysteria surrounding the event reached epic proportions as every detail of the big day

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Marks & Spencer Debuts First Carbon-Neutral Lingerie

Marks & Spencer Debuts First Carbon-Neutral Lingerie

Marks & Spencer has recently unveiled what it dubs the world's first carbon-neutral lingerie. Comprising four types of bras, three styles of panties, and a garter belt, the Autograph Leaves is part of

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Nissan Unveils Carbon-Bodied LEAF NISMO RC Electric Racecar

Nissan Unveils Carbon-Bodied LEAF NISMO RC Electric Racecar

Nissan is turning its all-electric Nissan LEAF into a zero-emissions race car. The LEAF NISMO RC prototype debuted this week at the New York Auto Show. The vehicle is powered by a lithium ion battery,

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MTU Students Create Innovative Carbon Sequestering Liquid

MTU Students Create Innovative Carbon Sequestering Liquid

Students in Michigan Technical University's Chemical Engineering Program have developed a cheaper substitute for conventional carbon capturing methods at power plants. Their proprietary liquid is capable

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Google Invests in Biomass Fuel Startup CoolPlanetBiofuels’ Negative Carbon Fuel

Google Invests in Biomass Fuel Startup CoolPlanetBiofuels’ Negative Carbon Fuel

If you think Google is going to take over the world, you can at least rest assured they're going to do it in a green way. The internet giant has invested in yet another green initiative, pouring some

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Delta Tower: Carbon-Neutral Wooden Complex to be Australia’s First Passive House

Delta Tower: Carbon-Neutral Wooden Complex to be Australia’s First Passive House

Australia’s first Passive House certified building will also be part of a new breed of zero carbon multi-story buildings that use wood as a central building component. Designed by Melbourne based Studio

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Foster + Partners Selected to Design Carbon Neutral Park for West Kowloon Cultural District

Foster + Partners Selected to Design Carbon Neutral Park for West Kowloon Cultural District

The architecture news of the day is that Foster + Partners has been selected by the board of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority to design a massive 56-acre urban park on a reclaimed harbor-front

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Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Powered Brayton Cycle Turbine to Increase Efficiency By 50%

Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Powered Brayton Cycle Turbine to Increase Efficiency By 50%

While one can always look for new sources of renewable energy, there is a lot to be said for simply improving the efficiency of current systems. That is what researchers at the Sandia National

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EcoZa Launches South Africa’s First Carbon Neutral Green Estate

EcoZa Launches South Africa’s First Carbon Neutral Green Estate

The name 360º refers not only to the zen surroundings, but also to nature's never-ending cycles: the seasons, the planetary movements and their trajectory within the universe, and our cyclical

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Rupert Murdoch Announces News Corp Is Now Carbon Neutral

Rupert Murdoch Announces News Corp Is Now Carbon Neutral

News Corporation's owner Rupert Murdoch announced that his company has attained their goal of becoming carbon neutral. The company took a top to bottom account of its environmental impact and has

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Vincent Callebaut Unveils Coral-Inspired Carbon Neutral Eco Village for Haiti

Vincent Callebaut Unveils Coral-Inspired Carbon Neutral Eco Village for Haiti

Callebaut's Coral Reef proposes building an artificial pier on seismic piles in the Caribbean Sea. Modular duplexes built according to Passive House standards would be added into the housing matrix as

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TREEPODS: Carbon-Scrubbing Artificial Trees for Boston City Streets

TREEPODS: Carbon-Scrubbing Artificial Trees for Boston City Streets

Trees naturally filter and clean our air, but in today’s heavily polluted world, it's just too huge of a task to expect Mother Nature to take care of herself. Taking this into account, designers Mario

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Wolgan Valley Resort: World’s First CarboNZero Certified Hotel

Wolgan Valley Resort: World’s First CarboNZero Certified Hotel

With Valentine’s Day approaching, wouldn’t it be nice to escape for a few days with your loved one and relax in pampered luxury – without feeling guilty about the huge footprint you are adding to

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OFIS Unveils Prismatic Carbon Neutral Solar Powered Offices for Slovenia

OFIS Unveils Prismatic Carbon Neutral Solar Powered Offices for Slovenia

Rather than just one building, OFIS conceived the offices as a campus or miniature city. While the structures will be formed by concrete shells, they will also be lined with lightweight, aluminum panels

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Carbon Nanotubes Could Create World’s First Space Elevator

Carbon Nanotubes Could Create World’s First Space Elevator

Space elevators are incredibly tall theoretical structures that stretch beyond the earth's atmosphere to transport satellites and shuttles into outer space without the cost and environmental impact of

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World Bank to Fund Carbon Markets in Developing Countries

World Bank to Fund Carbon Markets in Developing Countries

As COP16 in Cancun, Mexico winds down this week, and high hopes for a world-wide agreement on climate change fade once again, the World Bank has stepped up announcing just yesterday that it will fund

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Inexpensive Activated Carbon Cloth Could Clean Up Toxic Waste

Inexpensive Activated Carbon Cloth Could Clean Up Toxic Waste

From shoulder pads to leg-warmers, there are a litany of '80s "inventions" we hope never see the light of day again. Not so with activated carbon cloth, however. The flexible and inexpensive material was

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MIT Researchers Find Greener Way to Make Carbon Nanotubes

MIT Researchers Find Greener Way to Make Carbon Nanotubes

Carbon nanotubes are a cutting-edge component used in the fields of electronics, medicine and industrial design due to their size, strength and electrical properties. However during their production,

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Shimizu Corporation’s Carbon-Negative Artificial Islands

Shimizu Corporation’s Carbon-Negative Artificial Islands

Shimizu Corporation is researching the construction of artificial islands in the equatorial ocean that would essentially be self-sufficient, carbon-negative cities with zero waste. Measuring one kilometer

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UK Could Fund First Natural Gas Carbon Capture Plant

UK Could Fund First Natural Gas Carbon Capture Plant

Carbon capture and storage (CCS), a technique to bury CO2 emissions from industrial sources underground, is still an emerging technology. It's mostly used in coal plants, but the UK announced this week

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Carbon Nanotubes Could Create Buildings That Move

Carbon Nanotubes Could Create Buildings That Move

File this in the creepy yet useful category: architectural research firm Decker Yeadon is currently researching how carbon nanotubes may one day create a building material able to move without motors.

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Foster + Partners’ Carbon Neutral Masdar City Rises in the Desert

Foster + Partners’ Carbon Neutral Masdar City Rises in the Desert

Inspired by the architecture and planning of traditional Arab cities, Foster + Partners seamlessly combined ancient building techniques with modern technological advancements. Meshing these two distinct

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World’s First Zero Carbon Conference Center Opens in Dublin

World’s First Zero Carbon Conference Center Opens in Dublin

The Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) just opened its doors to reveal what they claim to be the first carbon neutral conference center in the world. The multi-use complex has a large performance hall,

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Carbon Fiber Hybrid Yacht is Decked Out With Wind Turbines

Carbon Fiber Hybrid Yacht is Decked Out With Wind Turbines

International Battery has joined forces with Electric Marine Propulsion to create a yacht that not only runs on electric batteries, but charges them using wind energy -- even when the sails are down. The

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