Kerosene is the fuel of choice for families living off the grid in sub-Saharan Africa - however it inflicts a heavy toll on people's health and costs up to $8 per kilowatt-hour (kWh). Compared to
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The Natural Resources Defense Council is helping turn Black Friday green with its annual guide to shopping for environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient electronics. In a blog post on the NRDC
Image of woman sitting on a toilet via Shutterstock Across the globe, access to clean water and renewable sources of energy are in constant demand and we have curated a slew of interesting solutions.
Mocked by Stephen Colbert as "poverty porn," the Shanty Town sits alongside Emoya's five-star lodgings. For about $98 a night, guests can pretend to live the rough life, relieving themselves in "long
The LEED–certified Bently Reserve in San Francisco was the perfect setting for a 'Green Gatsby' theme with its 1920s Beaux Arts detailing, opulent marble floors, and grand staircases flanking each end.
IAC's Frank Gehry-designed headquarters in New York is now home to not one, but two of the most technologically advanced and environmentally friendly video walls in the world. The main attraction is a
Studio Gang’s Mega Efficient NRDC Office Retrofit Achieves LEED Platinum and Living Building Challenge Certification
Located in the Civic Opera House building, the open floorplan was key to the design because it allowed for a minimal amount of building materials and maixmum energy efficiency. An open layout office
Image of residential solar panels / Shutterstock Installing solar panels seems pretty straightforward - just aim them south so they get lots of sun all day. But researchers are finding that we may have
IKEA Solar-Powered Flat Pack Shelter This flat pack, easy to transport shelter was developed in collaboration between the IKEA Foundation and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR).
Keeping your power-hungry smartphones charged with cables and portable batteries may be a thing of the past as two engineering students have figured out a way to charge them with Wi-Fi. Allen Hawkes and
The US power sector is facing a crossroads - an aging demographic and a decreasing number of graduates are shrinking the workforce dramatically. A set of proposed solutions have been made including the
Marine energy technology company Minesto just unveiled a working version of their innovative marine power plant, which can produce energy from the movement of ocean currents. The device, called “Deep
Prior to the IKEA collaboration, the UNCHR was only able to provide tents or converted mass-shelters for the influx of refugees into countries around the world. Now, with IKEA’s help, these displaced
The ground floor plaza takes up a six-story void beneath the main tower—a covered but open area similar to that proposed at Rogers' 'Cheesegrater' building (now under construction in London). Ed
A low-income school in Hong Kong was just named one of the "Greenest Schools on Earth" by the U.S. Green Building Council! Sing Yin Secondary School shows that eco-friendly principles aren’t just for
Kite photo from Shutterstock How can we generate more power from renewable sources without using massive plots of land for solar and wind farms? Go fly a kite. According to David Olinger, an associate
Australian engineers might have solved one of the biggest obstacles to scaling up solar energy -- the lack of affordable storage technology that allows solar to be used at peak demand after the sun goes
New research out of the UK finds that solar cells actually enjoy improved efficiency when exposed to the pounding beats of today's pop and rock music. According to researchers from Queen Mary University
The Precinct Energy Project (PEP) is part of urban renewal authority Places Victoria and Cogent Energy's plans for revitalizing the Dandenong city center. By using a single-source fuel, like natural gas,
Toyota’s New Fuel Cell Vehicle Can Produce Enough Electricity to Power Most Japanese Homes for a Week
Toyota just unveiled its new FCV concept ahead of the car's official debut at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month. The Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) concept is a preview of a hydrogen vehicle that Toyota
Bangladesh is planning to construct a massive coal-fired power plant that will not only spell out disaster for the world's largest mangrove forest, but also destroy one of the country's best defenses
Russia has announced that the world's first floating nuclear plant will be online by 2019. Shipping corporation LLC Baltiysky Zavod Shipbuilding and the state nuclear power company Rosenergoatom have
Opened in August 2013, the Global Change Institute is a research facility dedicated to finding solutions for global challenges. HASSEL Architects designed the project to 'walk the walk' by operating a
Offshore wind power generation is on track for a seventh consecutive year of record growth with 1,080 megawatts going online worldwide in the first six months of 2013. Total wind energy capacity has
The Dragspelhuset Accordion House This is an 1800s cabin retrofitted to comply with Sweden's modern environmental building regulations. The solar-powered, off-grid cabin is owned and designed by
Australia's Oceanlinx just launched the world's first 1 megawatt wave power plant in Port MacDonnell, South Australia. The wave energy converter was developed with support from the Australian Renewable
The Panasonic Corporation just unveiled plans to launch a new solar LED lantern that will provide light to those living without electricity. The BG-BL03 Lantern can be charged up in just six hours, and it
Composting toilets present a very green way of disposing and reusing your poop as a natural fertilizer, but they haven't been widely implemented. Most people don’t want to sit on top of a box of poop or
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