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The Prix Pictet: World’s First Environmental Photography Award

The Prix Pictet: World’s First Environmental Photography Award

Alberta Oil Sands #6, Tailings, by Edward Burtynsky Last month 18 of the world's leading photographers were shortlisted for the Prix Pictet, the first photography award dedicated to sustainability. Can

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California’s Environmental Performance Labels for New Cars

California’s Environmental Performance Labels for New Cars

The state of California passed legislation last week that will mandate the use of 'Environmental Performance' labels for all new cars sold in the state. Each vehicle receives a 'Global Warming' and 'Smog'

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Recycled Plastic Environmental Art Installation by MSLK

Recycled Plastic Environmental Art Installation by MSLK

We are always hunting high and low for innovative ways to reduce and reuse the plethora of plastic bags in our midst. The New York-based design firm, MSLK, is currently proposing an innovative and

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Herman Miller Environment: Eco revamp of design classics

Herman Miller Environment: Eco revamp of design classics

Herman Miller, the company behind the famous Aeron cradle-to-cradle chair, has just won another point for sexy sustainability by offering new takes on eight furniture design classics in eco-friendly

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Robotic Environmental Risk Assessment Rover by EcoArtTech

Robotic Environmental Risk Assessment Rover by EcoArtTech

Imagine if R2D2 didn't project images of Princess Leia, but rather an assessment of local superfund sites. Objectively, it's nothing like the very adorable R2D2, but the Environmental Risk Assessment

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E.P.A. (Environmental Performance Actions) at Exit Art TONIGHT

E.P.A. (Environmental Performance Actions) at Exit Art TONIGHT

There is quite a bit of eco-buzz circulating around the current E.P.A. exhibit at NYC’s Exit Art gallery, and with good reason as the tag ‘E-P-A’ has gained new momentum thanks to the

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JODY BARTON’S Environmental Graphic Design

JODY BARTON’S Environmental Graphic Design

We're guilty of overlooking good green graphic design sometimes on Inhabitat, but here's a great example of visual communication as an effective tool for environmental and social change. London-based

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Greenmuseum’s Environmental Art Calendar 2008

Greenmuseum’s Environmental Art Calendar 2008

What better way to usher in the New Year than with greenmuseum's first ever environmental art calendar? Through a unique collaboration with Amber Lotus Publishers, greenmuseum.org, the not-for-profit

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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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ALEPH Environmental Art Installation

ALEPH Environmental Art Installation

Taking cars' side-view mirrors to a conceptual and environmentally-conscious level, Aleph is an intriguing art installation that is both visually arresting and thought-provoking. Created for the purpose

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ENVIRONMENTAL PUBLIC ART IN NYC: The High Water Line

ENVIRONMENTAL PUBLIC ART IN NYC: The High Water Line

The water line is rising along NYC's waterfront, and public works artist Eve Mosher is using her High Water Line project to make sure that we understand the very real effects of climate change along our

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JOSH DORFMAN’S NEW BOOK: The Lazy Environmentalist

JOSH DORFMAN’S NEW BOOK: The Lazy Environmentalist

Despite the title, there's nothing lazy or boring about Josh Dorfman's new tome. The man behind Vivavi and the Modern Green Living directory has succeeded in putting together a comprehensive guide to both

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CONVERTING CO2 TO ENERGY: Environmental 2-For-1

CONVERTING CO2 TO ENERGY: Environmental 2-For-1

Here's a promising idea that could help alleviate two environmental problems at the same time: potentially decreasing carbon emissions while also generating renewable energy for transportation and

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CNET: When Corporate Greenwashing Chafes Environmentalists

CNET: When Corporate Greenwashing Chafes Environmentalists

Greenwashing is a hot topic these days. We've seen unusually heated debate over our recent posts on GE Ecomagination and Walmart, and just yesterday we spotted this provocative article over on CNET about

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SMART ENVIRONMENTS AWARD

SMART ENVIRONMENTS AWARD

The International Interior Design Association and Metropolis Magazine announce their first annual Smart Environment Awards recognizing interior environments that integrate design excellence, human

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CATCH JILL ON THE LAZY ENVIRONMENTALIST

CATCH JILL ON THE LAZY ENVIRONMENTALIST

Best known as the founder and CEO of Vivavi, Josh Dorfman also wears the hat of a radio host with his show, The Lazy Environmentalist, where he regularly features some of our favorite cohorts and leaders

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WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY – Mayors converging on San Francisco

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY – Mayors converging on San Francisco

World Environment Day is taking place this weekend in San Francisco! Sponsored by the UN, its on from June 1st - June 5th (hey UN guys: shouldn't it be called World Environment Days?) There are over

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UK Airports Commission Rejects Foster + Partners’ Thames Estuary Airport

UK Airports Commission Rejects Foster + Partners’ Thames Estuary Airport

The U.K.'s Airports Commission just rejected Foster + Partners' plans for a new international airport in England's Thames Estuary. The proposal was designed to alleviate air traffic from Heathrow Airport

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Japan Begins Annual Dolphin Slaughter at Taiji Cove

Japan Begins Annual Dolphin Slaughter at Taiji Cove

September 1 marks the official start of the annual Taiji dolphin and small whale hunt in Japan, made infamous by the 2009 documentary The Cove. A quota of nearly 2,000 animals has been approved for this

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Win a PUBLIC Bike (Worth $574) or a Solar Power Backpack in Inhabitat’s Back to School Contest!

Win a PUBLIC Bike (Worth $574) or a Solar Power Backpack in Inhabitat’s Back to School Contest!

It's that time of year again - school bells are ringing across the States, and students everywhere are getting ready for a brand new year. To encourage you to green your back-to-school routine we're

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ESTIA is an Ethically Built Wooden Shelter that Overlooks Ancient Italian Ruins

ESTIA is an Ethically Built Wooden Shelter that Overlooks Ancient Italian Ruins

The ESTIA wooden cabin stands on stilts among the mountains of Camigliano, near the San Michele Cave. It was designed to provide shelter from the elements while offering magnificent views into the

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San Francisco to Get its First Raised Bikeway Next Year

San Francisco to Get its First Raised Bikeway Next Year

Think of it as urban cycling with a view: San Francisco’s Mission district will soon be home to the city’s first raised bikeway as early as next year. The project will bring a whole new type of

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50 Tons of Dead Fish Inexplicably Float to the Surface of Mexico’s Lake Cajititlan

50 Tons of Dead Fish Inexplicably Float to the Surface of Mexico’s Lake Cajititlan

Without warning, hundreds of thousands of dead fish have been floating to the surface of Lake Cajititlan in the Mexican state of Jalisco over the past week. Local authorities claim the deaths are part of

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California Lawmakers Pass Nation’s First Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

California Lawmakers Pass Nation’s First Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

California just scored a major potential win for the environment last Friday, when the State Senate approved the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic grocery bags. The Senate passed the ban

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Seoul Installing Hydro-Powered Smartphone Charging Stations

Seoul Installing Hydro-Powered Smartphone Charging Stations

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

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Innovative Modular Eco Pods Operate Off-Grid in Any Locale

Innovative Modular Eco Pods Operate Off-Grid in Any Locale

ECHO's flexible homes are made from 100-sq-ft prefab modules and feature a distinctive pyramid roof that lets natural light flow inside. They can stand-alone as a simple garden room, or link to other

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9 Brilliant Backwoods Cabins for Reconnecting with Nature

9 Brilliant Backwoods Cabins for Reconnecting with Nature

Nathan Fisher's Whaelghinbran Nomadic Cabin Architect Nathan Fisher's tiny self-sufficient cabin won first place in the International Backwoods Cabin Competition. A cross between Acadian-style

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Mother of Two Builds Tiny $1,500 Hideaway Amongst the Trees of Tennessee

Mother of Two Builds Tiny $1,500 Hideaway Amongst the Trees of Tennessee

ModFruGal isn't a writer, photographer, or designer, but she is a "gal with a vision who isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty." The mother of two built her own modernist treehouse deep in the Tennessee

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Jonna Pohjalainen’s Giant Colored Pencil Sculptures Make You Feel Miniature!

Jonna Pohjalainen’s Giant Colored Pencil Sculptures Make You Feel Miniature!

The life size pencil set was shown as part of an outdoor exhibition at Open Air Art Museum in Latvia. Pohjalainen created the pieces during the Environmental Art workshop on the museum’s grounds. Each

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Google Successfully Tests Project Wing Delivery Drone

Google Successfully Tests Project Wing Delivery Drone

Google has announced the successful testing of Project Wing, an experimental "unmanned aerial vehicle," a.k.a. a drone. The project has been developed over the last two years under the auspices of the

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