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New York Fashion Week is Spewing Pollution All Over Lincoln Center

New York Fashion Week is Spewing Pollution All Over Lincoln Center

It seems that Mercedes Benz Fashion Week brought more than just style to New York City's Lincoln Center, it also brought a whole lot of diesel smoke as well. A perturbed neighbor shot some video footage

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Obama’s Budget Spares Cuts for Renewable Energy Investments

Obama’s Budget Spares Cuts for Renewable Energy Investments

Unlike the budget that House Republicans unveiled last week, the President Obama's new budget, which he unveiled yesterday, spares -- for the most part -- the spending he's had in the works for renewable

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Nissan’s LEAF Electric Car Makes Its Way To The UK

Nissan’s LEAF Electric Car Makes Its Way To The UK

Nissan has been slow to deliver the LEAF the world over, however the company has finally shipped the all-electric car to the UK. Sixty-seven LEAFs arrived today in North East England intended for

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Student Discovers Certain Bacteria Can Eat Crude Glycerol to Create Fuel

Student Discovers Certain Bacteria Can Eat Crude Glycerol to Create Fuel

A strain of glycerol-eating bacteria named Clostidium pasteurianum consumes crude glycerol to create products that can be used as energy sources.

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Cyclone-Williams Steam Engine Gets Closer to Breaking World Speed Record

Cyclone-Williams Steam Engine Gets Closer to Breaking World Speed Record

Can you imagine a steam engine running your car? Well, this old school innovation just might be making a comeback very soon. Designed by Chuk Williams' U.S. Land Steam Record Team, a streamliner vehicle

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President Obama’s State of the Union Calls the Clean Tech Future Our Sputnik Moment

President Obama’s State of the Union Calls the Clean Tech Future Our Sputnik Moment

In President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech last night, he called our current quest for green technology our generation’s “Sputnik moment”, urging the nation to see other

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Volkswagen Unveils 313 MPG XL1 Car at 2011 Qatar Motor Show

Volkswagen Unveils 313 MPG XL1 Car at 2011 Qatar Motor Show

Volkswagen just unveiled a new car at the Qatar Motor Show that gets an astounding 100km for less than a lieter of diesel fuel - that's the equivalent of 313 miles per gallon! The green car is an upgraded

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Marine Corps Uses Solar Panels to Cut Generator Fuel Consumption by 90 Percent

Marine Corps Uses Solar Panels to Cut Generator Fuel Consumption by 90 Percent

A recently release Marine report says that by using the solar panels and placing an emphasis on energy consumption, Marines and sailors of the 3rd Battalion, 5th Regiment have cut diesel consumption in

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Venturi Unveils America Concept EV at the Detroit Auto Show

Venturi Unveils America Concept EV at the Detroit Auto Show

We've seen some really awesome sustainable sports cars unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show this week, and yesterday, the French EV specialists, Venturi, added to the list with the introduction of the

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Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid Race Car Unveiled at Detroit Auto Show

Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid Race Car Unveiled at Detroit Auto Show

Porsche's new hybrid supercar takes design cues from classic racers like the 908 and the 917, fusing these classic profiles with cutting-edge hybrid technology. The vehicle's carbon fiber-reinforced

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Federal Judge Blocks Part of California’s Climate Change Law

Federal Judge Blocks Part of California’s Climate Change Law

A federal judge in Fresno, California has blocked a portion of California's Global Warming Solutions Act, which aims to lower the carbon life cycle of fuel entering the state. The judge ruled that the

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Paris Looks to Ban SUV’s, Old Guzzlers From its Streets

Paris Looks to Ban SUV’s, Old Guzzlers From its Streets

Paris is throwing some serious muscle into winning the green transportation race and they're now even considering banning high polluting vehicles from their streets. With their already successful Velib

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Happy Holidays From Inhabitat!

Happy Holidays From Inhabitat!

Jill Fehrenbacher, Editor-in-Chief: This Christmas I'm laying low in my apartment in New York City with my husband and son and our little potted, LED-festooned Christmas tree. We don't enjoy the holiday

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Historic Ferryboat Renovated Into a Floating Spa

Historic Ferryboat Renovated Into a Floating Spa

The ferryboat, originally named the Arthur Cardin, was built in 1951 and carried people to and from Sorel and Berthier. In 1967, the boat was reborn as a traveling theater and art center for the World

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Newly Signed Tax Bill Extends Important Green Energy Credits

Newly Signed Tax Bill Extends Important Green Energy Credits

The tax bill that was causing so much contention in Washington has finally been signed and is set to extend much more than the Bush era tax cuts -- it will also give an extension to green energy credits

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Allianz 4000: The World’s First Hybrid Electric Street Sweeper

Allianz 4000: The World’s First Hybrid Electric Street Sweeper

Street cleaning is a service we might take for granted, but it is hard to miss the irony of a street cleaning machine that spews diesel exhaust, dust, and makes a racket. The Allianz 4000 is the world's

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World’s First Hydrogen Hybrid Ferry Coming to NYC

World’s First Hydrogen Hybrid Ferry Coming to NYC

Photo courtesy of Statue Cruises If you're heading to New York City next year, or if you live here and haven't been out to the Statue of Liberty, you're in for a green surprise. A new ferry is set to

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UNStudio Designs Green Roofed Campus for Singapore University

UNStudio Designs Green Roofed Campus for Singapore University

The brand new university will be located conveniently between Singapore's principal Changi airport and the Changi Business Park, and is being developed with the help of the Massachusetts Institute of

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First Flight Powered by Jatropha-Based Biofuel Completed

First Flight Powered by Jatropha-Based Biofuel Completed

Good news for aviation and biofuel buffs: TAM Airlines (Brazil's largest carrier) and Airbus recently completed the first jatropha biofuel-based test flight. The flight, conducted on an A320, was juiced

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Philadelphia Eagles Stadium to Receive $30M Eco Upgrade

Philadelphia Eagles Stadium to Receive $30M Eco Upgrade

The Philadelphia Eagles recently announced that they are transforming their stadium at Lincoln Financial Field into a 'green battlefield' complete with a $30 million renewable wind and solar energy

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Green Power Inc. to Construct Waste-to-Power Plants Globally

Green Power Inc. to Construct Waste-to-Power Plants Globally

Now that the EPA has exonerated Green Power Inc. from a shut-down ordered by the Washington Ecology Department, the company has announced that within the next week, they will begin the construction of

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World’s Largest Biodiesel Plant Opens in Singapore

World’s Largest Biodiesel Plant Opens in Singapore

Singapore is now the proud owner of the world's largest biodiesel plant, which can produce a whopping 800,000 metric tons of fuel per year. The plant, which is operated by Neste Oil, generates fuel from

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Toronto Rolls Out Biogas-Capable Garbage Trucks

Toronto Rolls Out Biogas-Capable Garbage Trucks

The Canadian city of Toronto has unveiled a garbage truck that is capable of being fueled by biogas created by the waste it collects. The new model of garbage truck is the latest addition to the city's

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BMW Unveils Brand New Plug-In Hybrid Sports Car

BMW Unveils Brand New Plug-In Hybrid Sports Car

Displaying another example of German efficiency, BMW has just unveiled their latest concept car at the Leipzig Trade Fair. The new design for the plug-in hybrid sports car is based on the Vision

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Amtrak To Buy 70 High Speed Electric Trains For $466 Million

Amtrak To Buy 70 High Speed Electric Trains For $466 Million

It looks like the United States is finally getting on board the high-speed rail bandwagon. While China and Europe may have embraced the benefits of this green form of transportation years ago, the US was

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Volvo Developing the World’s Fastest Hybrid Truck

Volvo Developing the World’s Fastest Hybrid Truck

This is one competition we never thought we’d see: Volvo Trucks is reportedly developing a diesel-electric hybrid truck dubbed the “Mean Green.” Going forward in a green way, the famed

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World’s Greenest Parking Lot to Be at Denver Int’l Airport

World’s Greenest Parking Lot to Be at Denver Int’l Airport

Not only is Denver International Airport one of the prettiest airports around -- its form mimics the Rocky Mountains that loom nearby -- but it is about to bump its green cred sky high. Expected to be the

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Ford Developing Biofuel From Algae for Use in Vehicles

Ford Developing Biofuel From Algae for Use in Vehicles

When one of the biggest car manufacturers in the world invests their capital into algae biofuel research, you know that renewable energy will soon play a major role in the global economy. Ford Motor

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‘Mired in the Bayou’ Reveals the Human Face of the BP Oil Spill

‘Mired in the Bayou’ Reveals the Human Face of the BP Oil Spill

We've all seen the images of the exploded Deepwater Horizon oil rig and the depressing images of oil-covered birds and wildlife littered on the coast, but how many of us really grasp the full impact of

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Carbon Fiber Hybrid Yacht is Decked Out With Wind Turbines

Carbon Fiber Hybrid Yacht is Decked Out With Wind Turbines

International Battery has joined forces with Electric Marine Propulsion to create a yacht that not only runs on electric batteries, but charges them using wind energy -- even when the sails are down. The

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