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Rem Koolhaas Redraws Europe To Reduce Carbon Emissions by 80%

Rem Koolhaas Redraws Europe To Reduce Carbon Emissions by 80%

OMA studied a number of fields to come up with their plan -- namely the existing power grid, economics of various scenarios, renewable energy resources, energy efficiency, and transportation networks.

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Green Screen: A Living, Carbon-Capturing Face Mask That Filters Bacteria

Green Screen: A Living, Carbon-Capturing Face Mask That Filters Bacteria

Face masks are certainly on the rise these days, with more and more people hoping to ward off the most unforgiving airborne ailments without the prick of a needle or the popping of anti-bodies. So what if

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Cheap Carbon-Based Solar Cells Could Replace Silicon Cells

Cheap Carbon-Based Solar Cells Could Replace Silicon Cells

Forget silicon -- the next major light-absorbing material in solar cells could be carbon. Chemists at Indiana University Bloomington have figured out how to effectively create big sheets of carbon that

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Comcast’s Zero-Carbon Sonoma County Facility Clinches LEED Platinum

Comcast’s Zero-Carbon Sonoma County Facility Clinches LEED Platinum

Comcast's Operations Center in Sonoma County just received one of the highest honors in green building -- it was certified LEED Platinum this week by the USGBC. The Operations Center is part of The Sonoma

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Engineers Develop Carbon-Capturing Photosynthetic Frog Foam

Engineers Develop Carbon-Capturing Photosynthetic Frog Foam

It may seem too good to be true, but engineers from the University of Cincinnati have devised a way to capture and remove CO2 out of the air and then convert it into biofuel building blocks. The engineers

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Los Angeles Proposes Carbon Surcharge on Energy Bills

Los Angeles Proposes Carbon Surcharge on Energy Bills

In a move to make Los Angeles coal-free by 2020, Mayor Antonio Villariagosa just announced a proposal for a monthly carbon surcharge on water and power bills. The funds will be used to transition the city

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Carbon Emissions at All-Time High Despite Economic Slowdown

Carbon Emissions at All-Time High Despite Economic Slowdown

If there were one good thing to come out of the economic recession, you would think it would be a decrease in carbon emissions from industrial slowdowns. Unfortunately, new research shows that's not the

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Underwater Volcanoes Help Suck Carbon from the Air

Underwater Volcanoes Help Suck Carbon from the Air

Scientists recently determined the planet has an unlikely ally in the battle against climate change--undersea volcanoes. A group of Australian and French scientists found that a vast network of underwater

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Crazy Pixel Building to Be Australia’s First Carbon Neutral Office

Crazy Pixel Building to Be Australia’s First Carbon Neutral Office

Of Pixel Building's carbon neutral status, Daniel Grollo, Grocon development company's CEO said, “Any carbon emissions used in the building’s ongoing operation will be offset by renewable energy from

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US EPA to Ease Carbon Rules on Small Businesses

US EPA to Ease Carbon Rules on Small Businesses

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson testified in front of a Senate appropriations subcommittee Wednesday about the EPA's planned carbon permit policy. Last year Jackson told lawmakers the EPA would regulate

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Katrina Victims Seek to Sue Shell, Exxon, Other Carbon Emitters

Katrina Victims Seek to Sue Shell, Exxon, Other Carbon Emitters

More than four years have passed since Hurricane Katrina hit the south, and many residents still suffer today. One group of Mississippi victims aims to get compensated by the folks they believe are

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Carbon-Free Battersea Power Plant Renovation Gets the Green Light

Carbon-Free Battersea Power Plant Renovation Gets the Green Light

We first covered the Battersea Power Plant renovation back in January, and although a build date has yet to be set we're excited to see the project cleared for construction. Rafael Viñoly Architects'

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Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Hatch Massive Plan to DeCarbonize Chicago

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Hatch Massive Plan to DeCarbonize Chicago

Renowned architecture firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill (AS+GG) recently completed the investigation phase of a massive plan to "decarbonize" Chicago’s Loop. The firm’s goal was to assess variables such

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Chemists Develop Ultra-Efficient Carbon Capturing Crystals

Chemists Develop Ultra-Efficient Carbon Capturing Crystals

Here at Inhabitat we've seen technologies that capture carbon dioxide in everything from concrete to artificial trees to DVDs. Now chemists at UCLA have developed a new type of synthetic crystal this is

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LED-Equipped Gown Monitors Carbon Dioxide in the Air

LED-Equipped Gown Monitors Carbon Dioxide in the Air

Danish design company Diffus has created a stunning LED-studded dress that lights up when it detects carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The luminous ensemble is laced with conductive embroidery that links

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Green Lighthouse: Denmark’s First Public Carbon Neutral Building Completed

Green Lighthouse: Denmark’s First Public Carbon Neutral Building Completed

Last year, we wrote about the groundbreaking of the Green Lighthouse, an exciting carbon-neutral building located at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. Designed by Christensen & Co, the

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Carbon Nanotubes Could Create Better Solar Cells

Carbon Nanotubes Could Create Better Solar Cells

Creating the perfect solar cell (i.e. a cell that's both efficient and cheaply produced) is certainly a work in progress. Researchers across the world have attempted to create cells from silicon, plastic

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San Francisco to Have World’s First Airport Carbon Kiosks

San Francisco to Have World’s First Airport Carbon Kiosks

Starting today, eco-conscious travelers through San Francisco's International Airport (airport code: SFO) will be able to purchase carbon offsets for their flight right on the way to their gate! The

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Hemcrete®: Carbon Negative Hemp Walls

Hemcrete®: Carbon Negative Hemp Walls

Buildings account for thirty-eight percent of the CO2 emissions in the U.S., according to the U.S. Green Building Council, and demand for carbon neutral and/or zero footprint buildings is at an all-time

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Novacem Develops Carbon Eating Green Cement

Novacem Develops Carbon Eating Green Cement

We use it to build bridges, roads, sidewalks, and just about every structure relies on concrete for its base – wouldn't it be wonderful if cement actually negated CO2 emissions instead of creating more?

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Largest Eco-Village in the UK Will Boast Zero Carbon Homes

Largest Eco-Village in the UK Will Boast Zero Carbon Homes

The United Kingdom’s Hanham Hall Development is the largest eco-village aspiration to date. Designed by HTA and funded by Barratt Developments and the Homes & Communities Agency, there are a

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World Wildlife Fund Builds Carbon Neutral Headquarters

World Wildlife Fund Builds Carbon Neutral Headquarters

The World Wildlife Fund has been making huge waves in the environmental movement since it was established five decades ago, and is now taking its mission yet another step further by applying it to

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Azerbaijan’s Carbon Neutral Zira Island

Azerbaijan’s Carbon Neutral Zira Island

Zira Island is a 1,000,000 sq meter island In the Caspian Sea that will soon be developed into an incredible eco-community and sustainably built resort. Master-planned by Denmark-based BIG Architects, the

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Motorola Unveils The World’s First Carbon Neutral Cellphone

Motorola Unveils The World’s First Carbon Neutral Cellphone

Green innovations are taking center stage at this year's CES, with many big name companies embracing sustainable design. Motorola is doing their part to tackle the massive problem of consumer e-waste with

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Copenhagen’s Stunning Carbon-Neutral Sundial Structure

Copenhagen’s Stunning Carbon-Neutral Sundial Structure

The Danish are known for their trendsetting fashion and wind energy industries, and they soon may be just as famous for their sustainable and carbon neutral buildings. Just last week the University of

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Spain’s Carbon-Neutral Ecotopia Gets the Green Light

Spain’s Carbon-Neutral Ecotopia Gets the Green Light

While Rioja is a name that is normally associated with red or white, the autonomous Spanish province will soon be just as synonymous with green - building green, that is. This week the local government

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ZIGGURAT: Dubai’s Carbon Neutral Pyramid Will House 1 Million

ZIGGURAT: Dubai’s Carbon Neutral Pyramid Will House 1 Million

The Mayans and Egyptians constructed incredible feats of architecture able to weather the test of time, but they had no idea their pyramids would inspire the shape of the latest carbon-neutral

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Al Gore Challenges America to go Carbon-Free in 10 years

Al Gore Challenges America to go Carbon-Free in 10 years

Al Gore recently appealed to the competitive nature of the US as a market driven society with an energy challenge that calls for a complete shift to renewables in the entire electricity sector. The former

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Australia’s First Carbon Neutral Solar Powered Resort

Australia’s First Carbon Neutral Solar Powered Resort

Hidden Valley Cabins is Australia’s first carbon neutral resort and tour company. The solar powered getaway is located one and half hours northwest of Townsville, near Running River on the western slope

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Zero Carbon ‘Floating World’ for Northern England

Zero Carbon ‘Floating World’ for Northern England

A set of zero-carbon floating buildings has been chosen by RIBA as the winning design for the visitor center at the new Brockholes Wetland and Woodland Nature Reserve in Preston, northern England.

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