In the century since the Wright brothers made their giant leap for aviation, flying has become an unremarkable mode of transport, and planes have turned into airborne living rooms. The standard of a good
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The largest climate march in history takes place this Sunday - and if you care about the environment and securing a sustainable future for people on planet earth we hope to see you there! The People's
In an unprecedented announcement, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon just revealed that he will be joining the People's Climate March in New York this Sunday, September 21st. Showing his
Cowspiracy Official Trailer from First Spark Media on Vimeo. Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a feature-length environmental documentary following a San Francisco filmmaker as he investigates
BOOK REVIEW: “Harvesting Space for a Greener Earth” Looks at Solving Earth’s Problems with Solutions in Our Own Solar System
In Harvesting Space for a Greener Earth (Springer), authors Greg Matloff, C Bangs, and Les Johnson provide refreshing potential solutions for the human race to start looking at our problems from the big
The idea of living on Mars is no longer just the stuff of science fiction. In fact, one way or another, humans will likely be hanging out on the red planet within the next few decades. But landing there
Aquaponics = aquaculture (the raising of edible fish) + hydroponics (growing vegetables and herbs without soil). You may have seen examples of this revolutionary way of growing food in some of the
In 1997, biologist and innovation consultant Janine Benyus, released her first book Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. In this publication she coined the term 'biomimicry' and laid the groundwork
Pretty much everyone knows that Greenland isn’t exactly green - it's largely covered in snow-white ice - but what most people don’t know is that this year Greenland is practically black. Jason Box, a
Although you may already be familiar with many of your neighborhood "weeds" and their myriad uses (such as using dandelion leaves in salad), it's quite possible that you pass by several other important
NYC-based tech startup Volta Group has just installed its first EnGo public charging station that powers mobile devices with a clean energy combo of kinetic tiles and solar panels. Students at Webster
If you're craving an escape from the city, an agricultural vacation might just be the perfect medicine. You may have considered WWOOFing your way around the planet, but if you'd rather connect to nature
Italian coffee roasting company illy has unveiled a new limited edition cup collection to support emerging artists and raise awareness for coffee sustainability. Designed to follow the EXPO 2015 theme
To match the color scheme of Palmela's urban landscape, the architects mixed an ochre pigment to the concrete to create a dusky warm tone. The concrete facade also shows a textured finish created from the
Good news, everyone - a new United Nations report shows that the Earth's ozone layer has increased for the first time in 35 years. The report credits the recovery in part to the phasing out of
You would hope that will all of the talk about climate change and all of the positive efforts that people are making that CO2 levels would at least be holding steady, if not dropping. But, no such luck.
The tech world is buzzing about today’s big reveal from Apple, but some of the most exciting news for design lovers has already taken place. The tech giant announced that it has hired
Two new reports have been released this week that demonstrate the consequences of inadequate action on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Tuesday the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released its
A team of scientists from Drexel University just discovered the largest dinosaur that ever lived - a creature seven times bigger than the legendary predator Tyrannosaurus Rex. The super-dino, called
Architecture firm Loguer Design recently unveiled plans for the Mexican pavilion that will be constructed at the upcoming 2015 Milan World Expo. Winner of a national competition, the pavilion mimics the
How do you top crossing the Americas by car with the entire family in tow? If you are the Camper Clan family, you do it by setting a Guinness World Record by traveling 6,200 miles across the the United
Raindrop-Shaped Treetents by Dré Wapenaar These dewdrop-shaped Treetents by Dutch sculptor and designer Dré Wapenaar were originally created to make life a little more comfortable for tree-sitting
1. World's 14th Worst Air Polluter In their report Toxic Release Inventory, the Political Economy Research Institute finds that Koch Industries, which is 84 percent owned by Charles G. and David H. Koch
Brazil is on the verge of electing their Barack Obama. Except Marina Silva would not only be the country's first black president - but also the world's first green president. Silva was born into a poor
Plastic waste in the ocean is no joke - there are millions of tons of it out there, wreaking all kinds of havoc on sea life and the ocean's ecology. It’s easy to feel helpless, especially since the
The smartphone capital of the world has found an innovative and environmentally-friendly way to charge all those homegrown Samsungs and other mobile devices—Seoul, South Korea, is planning to install
Remember those crazy rocks that were mysteriously sliding along the Death Valley floor when no one was watching? Someone finally caught the stones in action and we finally know what is making them move.
Inspired by the affordability of the material, Bilbao decided to build the walls using rammed earth in order to provide the home with optimal temperature control through its thermal mass properties. In
Shanghai to San Francisco in two hours flat? It’s possible, according to the Harbin Institute of Technology, which is developing a supersonic submarine capable of traveling at a blistering 3600 mph.
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