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Environmentalists Call Israel’s Plan to Build a $10 Billion Artificial Island “Sheer Madness”

Environmentalists Call Israel’s Plan to Build a $10 Billion Artificial Island “Sheer Madness”

While it might sound like an April Fool's post, we assure you that Israel's recently announced plans to build a $10 billion artificial island off the coast of Gaza are 100% real. The United Arab Emirates

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Massive Living Mountain Skyscraper Transforms the Desert Into a Habitable Environment

Massive Living Mountain Skyscraper Transforms the Desert Into a Habitable Environment

The high rise conglomerate is built from local materials and stands on a reinforced concrete pier foundation to be able to withstand the shifting sands. Steel and reinforced concrete will be used to

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Zig-Zagging Austrian Kindergarten Creates an Immersive Learning Environment

Zig-Zagging Austrian Kindergarten Creates an Immersive Learning Environment

Syntax Architekur recently transformed a narrow, south-facing lot in Holzbauweise, Austria into a daylit kindergarten that is a rich place for exploration. The project's generous windows and inward-facing

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Environmental Documentaries Bring a Green Theme to 2011 Academy Awards

Environmental Documentaries Bring a Green Theme to 2011 Academy Awards

Gasland Gasland is the a visually provocative story by writer director Josh Fox who was inspired to explore the dangers of gas drilling when he was offered money to drill at his property in Pennsylvania.

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Mr. Peanut Gets His Own Environmentally-Friendly Nutmobile

Mr. Peanut Gets His Own Environmentally-Friendly Nutmobile

Mr. Peanut is in for a big upgrade. Planters has decided to give the him a ride of his own: the Nutmobile, an entirely green, environmentally-friendly vehicle. Based on a 2011 Isuzu NPR truck, the

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Armadillo and Co’s Flower Collection Rugs Tread Lightly on the Environment

Armadillo and Co’s Flower Collection Rugs Tread Lightly on the Environment

If you have been looking for a fashionable floor rug that not only suits your décor, but has been produced from natural materials under Fairtrade work conditions, your search may well be over.

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Dodeca’s Cocoon Hotel Shields Guests From Hard Industrial Environment

Dodeca’s Cocoon Hotel Shields Guests From Hard Industrial Environment

The outer skin rooms are wrapped in a tensile fabric that allow the entire building to breathe. Each guest can operate their own "skin" electronically, opening and closing it according to their needs.

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Beautiful Environmental Housing Project Adds Green to the Heart of Paris

Beautiful Environmental Housing Project Adds Green to the Heart of Paris

The project straddles across the street and incorporates gardens planted with bamboo and magnolias and commercial space on the ground floor. Breaks in the buildings highlighted with bright red facades

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Study Finds EVs with Smaller Battery Packs Are More Environmentally Friendly

Study Finds EVs with Smaller Battery Packs Are More Environmentally Friendly

The Detroit Auto Show is winding down with new electric vehicles popping up left and right and though everyone is pushing their range limits, one Carnegie Mellon professor says that might not be the best

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Deloitte Centre: Auckland’s Most Environmentally Sustainable Commercial Building

Deloitte Centre: Auckland’s Most Environmentally Sustainable Commercial Building

Forming the cornerstone of the commercial building is the historic seven-story Jean Batten Building, which was built in the modern style in 1942. The Jean Batten Building serves as one of the corners of

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Representative Gabrielle Giffords– an Environmental Champion

Representative Gabrielle Giffords– an Environmental Champion

Saturday's horrific shooting has shone the spotlight on Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords, but it's important not to let the devastating event overshadow the extraordinary work she has done to

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Cuomo Appoints ‘Open Space’ Advocate as NYS Environment Chief

Cuomo Appoints ‘Open Space’ Advocate as NYS Environment Chief

Environmental groups are praising Gov. Andrew Cuomo for choosing Joseph Martens as New York State’s new commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation. Martens served as New York's deputy

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BIG’s Angular Green-Roofed School Blends Into the Environment

BIG’s Angular Green-Roofed School Blends Into the Environment

Bjarke Ingels Group recently unveiled a proposal for a school in Asminderod, Denmark that is topped with a series of undulating green roofs. The bands of greenery create an immersive landscape for the

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Nike Launches Open-Source Environmental Apparel Design Tool

Nike Launches Open-Source Environmental Apparel Design Tool

Nike has just released its Environmental Apparel Design Tool to the public, with the aim of encouraging other clothing manufacturers to design more sustainably. The online app, which is based on Nike's

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Conflux Festival 2010 Explores the Urban Environment of NYC

Conflux Festival 2010 Explores the Urban Environment of NYC

This past weekend the Conflux Festival kicked off another exciting series of site-specific workshops, performances, lectures, and installations that challenged New Yorkers to rethink our urban environment

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Lake Tahoe House Takes Little Away from the Environment

Lake Tahoe House Takes Little Away from the Environment

Building site-sensitive structures in destinations such as Lake Tahoe requires special care when it comes to preserving the local environment. Taking this approach to heart, the architects at Turnbull

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Chicago Environmental Center is a Carbon Neutral Urban Nest

Chicago Environmental Center is a Carbon Neutral Urban Nest

The area south of Chicago has long been a vast patchwork of natural land, industry and working class neighborhoods. But the soon to be built Ford Calumet Environmental Center explores the city's wildlife

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What is H&M’s Fast Fashion Doing to the Environment?

What is H&M’s Fast Fashion Doing to the Environment?

The black-and-white striped frock from H&M's fall collection is definitely a stunner, but its price might come as a shock: $4.95. That means it costs less than a Grande Caramel Frappuccino at

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What is the Environmental Impact of Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress?

What is the Environmental Impact of Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress?

Many people have beef with the outrageous outfit that Lady Gaga wore to Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards - because it was actually made of meat. While some fellow celebrities were impressed with the

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“Living” Wallpaper by High-Low Tech Monitors Your Environment

“Living” Wallpaper by High-Low Tech Monitors Your Environment

Shhh...the walls are listening, or rather, the wallpaper is. Soon to be on display at the Fuller Craft Museum just south of Boston, Living Wall by High-Low Tech is an interactive wallpaper that can be

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Merrill Environmental Center: the Greenest Building Ever?

Merrill Environmental Center: the Greenest Building Ever?

Designed and engineered by SmithGroup, the Merrill Environmental Center is a 32,000 sq ft facility designed for the organization's 90-person staff. Located on the Chesapeake Bay shoreline, about 15

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Sea Change Environmental Photography at Wassaic Project

Sea Change Environmental Photography at Wassaic Project

photograph by Mark Mahaney In the wake of the BP oil spill tragedy, it seems urgent to open up the doors of every community space in small town America in order to get to the bottom of what ails and

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Beautiful Rammed Earth Home Celebrates Colorado Environment

Beautiful Rammed Earth Home Celebrates Colorado Environment

Michael and Lisa Eddy dreamt of living in a home that was designed to showcase their love of nature and appreciation for the environment around them in Colorado. Designed by JCL Architecture, their

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3 Green Driving Apps That Save Money and the Environment

3 Green Driving Apps That Save Money and the Environment

Looking for some great green apps to save money when you're traveling by car? Earthgarage has a great list of smartphone eco applications that you can download and use anywhere, anytime, to make your car

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Wood-Clad Environmental HQ in Spain is A Green Gathering Place

Wood-Clad Environmental HQ in Spain is A Green Gathering Place

A new public building in Zaragoza, Spain is much more than a set of offices for the city's environmental services department -- it is also a beautiful extension of the public park next to the Ebro River.

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Tacoma’s Center for Urban Waters Adapts to Environmental Conditions

Tacoma’s Center for Urban Waters Adapts to Environmental Conditions

Talk about a smart building! The new Tacoma Center for Urban Waters goes beyond clever design and construction techniques. The recently opened research center and environmental laboratory actually has the

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California’s First LEED Platinum School Teaches With The Environment

California’s First LEED Platinum School Teaches With The Environment

A LEED School allows children to learn in a environmentally thoughtfull space.

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HOW TO GREEN YOUR PUP: Creating a safe environment

HOW TO GREEN YOUR PUP: Creating a safe environment

Inhabitat dog owners listen up! Looking for ways to green life with your furry four-legged friend? Considering all of the things that 'man's best friends' do for us, it's only natural that we'd want

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South Korea Unveils Stunning Eco Dome Environmental Center

South Korea Unveils Stunning Eco Dome Environmental Center

The National Ecological Institute of South Korea recently released plans for a large-scale nature reserve complete with an incredible series of eco domes, an education center, and an environmental

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Environmental Art at Swarm Gallery, San Francisco

Environmental Art at Swarm Gallery, San Francisco

If you're in the Bay Area and want to catch a glimpse of some on-point environmental artwork, head out to Swarm Gallery this weekend (hey, the Bay Bridge is back open, right?). On display at the gallery,

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