Designed and engineered by SmithGroup, the Merrill Environmental Center is a 32,000 sq ft facility designed for the organization's 90-person staff. Located on the Chesapeake Bay shoreline, about 15
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photograph by Mark Mahaney In the wake of the BP oil spill tragedy, it seems urgent to open up the doors of every community space in small town America in order to get to the bottom of what ails and
Michael and Lisa Eddy dreamt of living in a home that was designed to showcase their love of nature and appreciation for the environment around them in Colorado. Designed by JCL Architecture, their
Looking for some great green apps to save money when you're traveling by car? Earthgarage has a great list of smartphone eco applications that you can download and use anywhere, anytime, to make your car
A new public building in Zaragoza, Spain is much more than a set of offices for the city's environmental services department -- it is also a beautiful extension of the public park next to the Ebro River.
Talk about a smart building! The new Tacoma Center for Urban Waters goes beyond clever design and construction techniques. The recently opened research center and environmental laboratory actually has the
A LEED School allows children to learn in a environmentally thoughtfull space.
Inhabitat dog owners listen up! Looking for ways to green life with your furry four-legged friend? Considering all of the things that 'man's best friends' do for us, it's only natural that we'd want
The National Ecological Institute of South Korea recently released plans for a large-scale nature reserve complete with an incredible series of eco domes, an education center, and an environmental
MIT engineers have developed a cheap, compact robotic fish that can go where no man (or underwater vehicle) has been able to go before. The pint-sized robofish, developed by Kamal Youcuf-Toumi and Pablo
Although its name implies tongue twisters or dancing dwarfs, Prix Pictet is a distinguished international photography award for artists focused on environmental sustainability and has just announced their
Recently the Green Marketing Manifesto by John Grant was announced as the winner of the Environmental Award at the 2008 British Book Design and Production Awards. Designed and delivered by sustainable
Even if your local skyline isn't hazy with smog, there are a number of environmental factors that impact your daily life but fly under the radar of your senses. Seeking to increase awareness and
Borrowing books from the library is the responsible and environmentally friendly thing to do, and this new library in Scottsdale Arizona makes us want to use the library all the time. Designed by
With only two days left until Election Day here in the U.S., it seems as if the very fabric of our society is under microscopic scrutiny in this critical presidential election showdown. And with good
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
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'
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
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
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
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 show's pro-active
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
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
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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