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Human/Nature: Artists Respond to a Changing Planet

Human/Nature: Artists Respond to a Changing Planet

People have conducted studies of baboons, of the levels of sweetness in the oceans, and of the migratory patterns of swallows - studies including everything from minute traces of minerals to detailed

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Solar Powered Plane Breaks Record… Again!

Solar Powered Plane Breaks Record… Again!

Last year we brought you news of the Zephyr, an unmanned solar-powered airplane that shattered a world record with a flight of 54 hours. Not content with their initial achievement, the creators of the

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PR FOR THE PLANET: Al Gore’s WE Campaign

PR FOR THE PLANET: Al Gore’s WE Campaign

Earlier this spring, Al Gore launched the $300 million dollar "We Campaign" with a slick green logo and website to support his non-profit organization The Alliance For Climate Protection. Through

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Planet Green’s GREENSBURG docu-series premieres June 15th!

Planet Green’s GREENSBURG docu-series premieres June 15th!

It’s been just over a year since a massive tornado leveled Greensburg, KS and rebuilding efforts have hit full swing since Inhabitat last reported. If you've been wondering what all the buzz is about,

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Hy-bird Solar Hydrogen Plane

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Hy-bird Solar Hydrogen Plane

This solar-hydrogen plane might just be what Transportation Tuesday heaven looks like! The Hy-bird, by Lisa Airplanes, is a lightweight, hybrid plane made out of lightweight carbon fiber - it's final

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Boeing Flies First Ever Battery Fuel Cell Plane!

Boeing Flies First Ever Battery Fuel Cell Plane!

Hydrogen fuel cells are not new technology but are an intriguing alternative power source. A fuel cell is a device that can convert hydrogen into electricity and is effectively a zero-emissions fuel

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Can Spain’s AVE Train Kill the Airplane?

Can Spain’s AVE Train Kill the Airplane?

When we think of air travel, what usually comes to mind is the cramped seats, bags of peanuts, and annoyance of checking luggage. But if Spain has its way, their brand new high speed train network may

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Scientists to Make Cows Fart Like Kangaroos to Cool the Planet

Scientists to Make Cows Fart Like Kangaroos to Cool the Planet

We're guessing that headline caught your attention! Cow farts are a source of greenhouse gases, while kangaroo farts are methane free thanks to a particular bacteria in their stomachs. Now, in a bizarre

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SOLAR IMPULSE Solar Powered Plane Takes Off!

SOLAR IMPULSE Solar Powered Plane Takes Off!

Solar power just made aviation history, as two Swiss adventurers revealed a prototype for a solar-powered aircraft they hope will be the first to fly around the globe in 2011. The Solar Impulse prototype

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ASAP HOUSE: House About Saving a Planet

ASAP HOUSE: House About Saving a Planet

Telling it like it is right from the start, the ASAP House is a House About Saving a Planet with a prefab design for zero-energy living. The cost-effective package includes geothermal heating and cooling,

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CNN Environmental Documentary Airs Tonight: Planet in Peril

CNN Environmental Documentary Airs Tonight: Planet in Peril

We don't normally talk much about TV shows here on Inhabitat, but this new documentary which airs tonight looks so compelling - we thought we'd call your attention to it. Tonight, at 9pm, CNN's Planet in

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ZEPHYR SOLAR PLANE FLIES FOR 54 HOURS STRAIGHT!

ZEPHYR SOLAR PLANE FLIES FOR 54 HOURS STRAIGHT!

While you don't usually see military-related stories here at Inhabitat, here's an eco-worthy exception: the Zephyr is an unmanned aerial vehicle, which is powered entirely by solar power. The

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BORDBAR RECYCLED AIRPLANE TROLLEYS

BORDBAR RECYCLED AIRPLANE TROLLEYS

A scratch here, a ding there – it’s all part of the charm that Bordbar airplane trolleys bring to their second life on the ground. When retired from long hauls at a comfortable cruising altitude,

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POND SCUM BIOFUEL TO POWER AIRPLANES

POND SCUM BIOFUEL TO POWER AIRPLANES

We've recently featured the 787 Dreamliner airplane from Boeing, and the Ecojet prototype from Easyjet as examples of environmentally-friendlier air travel innovations. And now comes news from the

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RECYCLED AIRPLANE PAVILION by Lot-ek

RECYCLED AIRPLANE PAVILION by Lot-ek

Last year we wrote about Lot-ek's recycled airplane fuselage library and got a ton of interest from people who appreciated the architects' creative reuse of old planes. Well, it turns out that Lot-ek has

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PLANETTRAN HYBRID CAR SERVICE

PLANETTRAN HYBRID CAR SERVICE

The life of a jetsetter, business traveler, or globetrotter can be exciting and fast-paced, but also un-green, as even a short flight spews an awful amount of carbon into the atmosphere. But now at least

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LOT-EK’S RECYCLED AIRPLANE LIBRARY

LOT-EK’S RECYCLED AIRPLANE LIBRARY

Move out of the way shipping containers... there's a new kid on the block: airplane fuselages. New York's urban architect recyclers, LOT-EK, have recently designed a library in Guadalajara made

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CAN BRAD PITT SAVE OUR PLANET?

CAN BRAD PITT SAVE OUR PLANET?

PBS thinks so... The company has just announced a new television series about environmentally-friendly architecture called Design: E2, which will be narrated by starchitecture buff Brad Pitt.

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SOLAR PLANE

SOLAR PLANE

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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This massive Death Star is made from 500,000 LEGO bricks

This massive Death Star is made from 500,000 LEGO bricks

Later today, Legoland's California resort will unveil the latest addition to its Star Wars Miniland; a 1900lb model of the Death Star that is made from over 500,000 LEGO blocks! The replica weaponry,

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Coffee leaf tea is the latest craze – and it packs more antioxidants than green tea

Coffee leaf tea is the latest craze – and it packs more antioxidants than green tea

Would you like a cup of coffee? No, wait, it’s tea. No, it’s coffee. The hottest new beverage is a delicious tea made from coffee leaves. Brilliant, right? It’s a drink that doesn’t just sound

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6 Extraordinary Airbnb homes that you can rent around the world

6 Extraordinary Airbnb homes that you can rent around the world

Sleep in a Dreamy Tree house in Atlanta Secluded Intown Treehouse offers fairytale-like accommodation for grownups in one of their three rustic cabins in Atlanta. They are entirely made from reclaimed

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INFOGRAPHIC: Discover the cleanest cities in the world

INFOGRAPHIC: Discover the cleanest cities in the world

There's a movement afoot to find ways to create super clean cities. Birmingham, England is slashing emissions like a CO2 ninja, while Oslo boasts the honor of having not a single landfill. Copenhagen is

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Melting polar ice reveals life forms frozen for thousands of years

Melting polar ice reveals life forms frozen for thousands of years

  As climate change continues to eat away at Earth’s glaciers and melt polar landscapes, things inside them frozen for millennia are starting to come alive again. Thawing permafrost in

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New documents prove leading climate change denier was paid $1.2M by fossil fuel companies to fuel “debate” about global warming

New documents prove leading climate change denier was paid $1.2M by fossil fuel companies to fuel “debate” about global warming

In an effort to keep America believing that climate change is naturally caused by things like variations in the sun’s energy, politicians have, for years, cited scientists like Wei-Hock Soon who said he

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Scientists discover the world’s strongest natural material

Scientists discover the world’s strongest natural material

Those little seashells loitering on your bathroom shelf are hiding quite a secret—their teeth are—according to a new study from the University of Portsmouth—the strongest material found in nature.

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The Paper Nursery delights children with its underground entrance and light-filled rooms

The Paper Nursery delights children with its underground entrance and light-filled rooms

The Paper Nursery in Paris is a place for children that is both safe and sleek. Hidden from streetview by another building, this unique structure designed by Wild Rabbits Architects is accessible via an

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Scientists identify a new chemical contributing to global warming

Scientists identify a new chemical contributing to global warming

As if global warming isn't bad enough, scientists have discovered that a new category of uncontrolled chemicals are depleting the ozone layer and affecting the Earth’s climate. Phys.org reports that a

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VIDEO: How to Save Money and Energy With a Programmable Thermostat

VIDEO: How to Save Money and Energy With a Programmable Thermostat

If your wallet is already feeling the pinch from your monthly energy bill as we head into the colder months, you'll be happy to know that you can keep those expenses down using a simple device called a

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UK could create the world’s largest marine reserve

UK could create the world’s largest marine reserve

Ahead of the May 7 general election, the UK government is considering three proposals for marine reserves that together would more than double the amount of protected waters in the world. The proposed

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