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Last week the US Navy was forced to dump four bombs into the blue waters of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park after a training exercise went wrong. After spotting civilian boats in
Design collaborative Studio Swine has created Can City - an amazing collection of furniture made almost entirely from aluminum cans salvaged on the streets of São Paulo. Azusa Murakami and Alexander
The first hydrogen-powered fuel cell production vehicles will soon be arriving in the UK with the launch of the Hyundai ix35. Five of the groundbreaking vehicles will be part of the London Hydrogen
When it comes to hydrogen fuel cells, they are worth their weight in platinum. A team of researchers at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Copehagen has developed technology that allows the
For some areas of the world, climate change means hurricanes, tornadoes, or drought. In Ohio, alterations in temperature, wind patterns, and water circulation translate into tons of toxic algae floating
The US military dropped four bombs weighing a total of 4,000 pounds on the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park as part of a training exercise last week. The bombs, which were unarmed, were supposed to be
The country of Peru is looking to provide free electricity to over 2 million of its poorest citizens by harvesting energy from the sun. Energy and Mining Minister Jorge Merino said that the National
INTERVIEW: Panasonic’s Haruyuki Ishio Gives Us the Inside Scoop About Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town
INHABITAT: Can you tell us a little bit about Fujisawa SST and what Panasonic is hoping to accomplish with this new endeavor? Mr. Ishio: From the business perspective, our Fujisawa Sustainable Smart
Image via iGEM team 2013 A team of ten students at Bielefeld University, Germany have come up with a new source of electricity – the infection-causing bacteria Escherichia coli. Their
Detroit, the heart of the American automobile industry and the country’s 18th most populous city, filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history yesterday. The city experienced a dramatic
The extended droughts driven by climate change in the western United States are leading to more, increasingly intense and larger average wildfires throughout western forests and shrublands. The climate
Image via Shutterstock Think about it: a mad scientist reads the same alarming news about rising seas and dying bees and decides he/she is going to save us all with some crazy geoengineering scheme.
Today the hybrid car market is largely dominated by Toyota and most recently Ford - but Honda is getting ready to enter the segment in full force with new models like the upcoming 2014 Accord hybrid. The
Increasing the fuel efficiency of a commercial jet doesn’t have to mean reworking the entire fuel system. Airlines like United have been installing simple winglets onto their existing fleet, which helps
Michael Jantzen’s Eco-Aquaponic House is a cylindrical steel structure that creates a self-sustaining environment for growing fish and plants - waste generated by the fish is used to fertilize the
Scientists at Bristol Robotics Laboratory first harnessed the power of pee two years ago, and now their research has taken a giant leap forward. The team has created the world's first system based on
Reaction Engines, a UK-based company, has been given $90.6 million by the government to produce an air-breathing engine that, if successful, would allow aircraft to go directly into space and cruise at
In comparison with a car or truck, a scooter is a pretty green ride. They are lightweight, use less fuel, and are far easier to park. Yet, no matter how environmentally friendly they may seem, there is
As climate change warms areas of Colorado, mountain pine beetles (Dendroctonus ponderosae) have infested lodgepole pines and drastically reduced their numbers. Of the 1.5 million acres of forest in the
This spring, one year after rolling out an extensive vehicle charging network in Israel, electric car company Better Place filed for bankruptcy. Better Place was the first major electric car maker in the
ABB, a company that specializes in electric vehicle power solutions, recently announced plans to build the world’s largest nationwide network of EV fast-charging stations in the Netherlands.
In the Netherlands, scientists from the aerospace engineering department of the Technology University in Delft are testing the ability of giant kites to harvest energy from high speed, high altitude
The world's oceans are experiencing a tough time. Overfishing, acidification from climate change, pollution, and dead zones have all become major challenges to the health of aquatic ecosystems around the
With their solar vehicle Resolution, a team of engineering students from Cambridge are set for a sun-tracking adventure which will take them all the way across Australia. Their solar car will travel 3,000
As Gizmodo points out, combination planting isn't exactly a new technique; planting different crops in close proximity to ward off pests and disease is a strategy that has been practiced for a long time -
Located at an altitude of 750ft above sea level in the Cambrian Mountain range, mid Wales, the rustic and charming shelter is made from recycled materials. The roof is made from a 14ft long old fishing
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