Projected for completion in the year 2015, the new green skyscraper is a true inspiration for community-responsive urban design. Yes, it will be Colombia's first skyscraper in 40 years and upon
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The halls were packed with an enthusiastic crowd, and you could tell that the business of construction was back in a big way. The first place we hit was the Passive House Zone where a strong contingency
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.
Most people would cringe to think of deadly bacteria anywhere near their bodies. Artist Anna Dumitriu has bravely worked with microbiologists for the last two decades to create her textiles embroidered
The world’s largest wind turbine drivetrain testing facility and smart grid simulator just officially launched at The Energy Systems Innovation Center in Charleston, South Carolina on November 21st.
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
Throughout September and October, an undercover activist recorded footage at a former Tyson Foods farm in Oklahoma that is certain to turn your stomach and wrench your heart. The footage released on
There is a revolution underway, but it has nothing to do with politics. Stuart Williams, a researcher from the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute, believes that advances in 3D-printing could culminate in
133 Developing Nations Walk Out of COP 19 Climate Talks Because of Stubborn Industrialized Countries
In Warsaw, 133 representatives from developing nations walked out of COP 19 climate negotiations. Their exit follows a refusal from industrialized countries such as the United States, Canada, Norway, and
The IPCC Report from earlier this year was packed with scary climate change statistics, but until now, it’s been a little difficult to fully visualize what they mean. Scientists rarely speak in
Minnesota TV host of Winchester Deadly Passion, Melissa Bachman incurred the wrath of the global conservation community when she posted a tweet on November 13 depicting her triumphantly sitting over a
Philips has achieved a new milestone in its quest to integrate energy-efficient LEDs into all surfaces. We've seen the company install LEDs on ceilings, walls and now they are putting them in floors.
Good news! The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration assures the public that there is no giant island of radioactive trash headed for the United States. Earlier this month, several news outlets
In addition to wreaking incredible human devastation, Typhoon Haiyan is predicted to have unleashed a huge amount of carbon into the atmosphere. A group of scientists recently published a study in
TODAY November 18th is the last day to enter! Does your kitchen make you cringe every time you see it? If you've been wishing you could give your kitchen a makeover, we've got some great news for you.
The Winners of the first Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge were announced this weekend at the Institute’s Innovation Celebration in New York City. Organized by the Cradle to Cradle Products
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
Workers in Bangladesh's garment industry finally have some good news to celebrate. After several days of violent protests that forced the closure of 200 factories in the Ashulia industrial belt, Prime
Ivory photo from Shutterstock On Thursday, U.S. officials destroyed $10 billion worth of "blood ivory" at a rock crushing facility in Denver, Colorado. The 5.4 tons of confiscated material was
Ford and Coca-Cola just unveiled a new Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid vehicle that features interior fabric made from the same renewable material used to produce Coca-Cola’s bottles. The companies
Giant Sequoia tree image via Shutterstock Even the longest-lived, heartiest organisms on earth must eventually succumb to disease and death. Or do they? A team of horticulturalists at the
Showers use roughly 1.2 trillion gallons of water every year in the United States alone, while three times the country's population around the world lacks access to any clean water at all. Swedish
Oudated 1970′s Home Gets Brilliant Green Makeover with Locally-Sourced Materials in Northern California
In desperate need of a complete renovation for their outdated two-storey home, the owners specifically sought out a construction company that would provide an environmentally-friendly rebuilding process
Professor Perena Gouma from Stony Brook University in New York has developed a new way to tackle oil spills that is easier and more eco-friendly than conventional approaches. She has developed a
Ann Arbor is planning to become America’s first city with a shared network of driverless cars - and it could happen as early as 2021. The Mobility Transformation Center (UMTRI), an initiative involving
Although Boneyard Studios promotes community and shared amenities, each of the four tiny homes is different - a reflection, perhaps, of their owners' individual personalities. Jay Austin designed The
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