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DIY: How to Build an Insect Hotel from Found Materials

DIY: How to Build an Insect Hotel from Found Materials

Some of you might think it's crazy to start thinking about gardening when winter is just getting started, but the opposite couldn't be more true! When the wind is howling and snow is piling up outside

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Revolutionary WaterWheel Helps Women Transport Water More Efficiently in India

Revolutionary WaterWheel Helps Women Transport Water More Efficiently in India

Water, hygiene, and transportation are constant challenges for developing nations like India, and women often shoulder the burden of collecting water for their families. In order to make this chore less

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Researchers Find Underground Garbage River Beneath London

Researchers Find Underground Garbage River Beneath London

Scientists have discovered a river of garbage-strewn water deep beneath the upper Thames Estuary in London. The research team from Royal Holloway, University of London and the Natural History Museum

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Build Your Own Green Garden with Togetherfarm’s Recycled Plastic Building Blocks

Build Your Own Green Garden with Togetherfarm’s Recycled Plastic Building Blocks

These playful Togetherfarm blocks made entirely from recycled plastic allow users to build their own raised garden beds in under five minutes. Inspired by LEGO building blocks, the recycled plastic bricks

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EnjoyTwice Reinvents Discarded Advertising Cardboard with their Geometric Pendant Lamps

EnjoyTwice Reinvents Discarded Advertising Cardboard with their Geometric Pendant Lamps

Under the flag of design label EnjoyTwice, a handful of designers have been working with difficult to recycle materials since 2009. Their latest product is the EnjoyTwice Light made from recycled

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Top 6 Green Innovations of 2013 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Green Innovations of 2013 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Green technology advances by leaps and bounds - and in 2013 we saw no shortage of incredible innovations. From an ingenious ocean cleanup invention that could combat plastic pollution to a pedal-powered

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Trash Amps Transform Mason Jars into Ecofriendly, Hipster-y Speakers

Trash Amps Transform Mason Jars into Ecofriendly, Hipster-y Speakers

Do you love the cool simplicity of the Mason jar? Trash Amps took the hipster-friendly drinking vessel and converted it from a glass container to a portable speaker and practice amp. The Mason Jar

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Inhabitat’s Top 10 Most Inspiring Stories of 2013

Inhabitat’s Top 10 Most Inspiring Stories of 2013

The media tends to feed on negativity - but if you dig a little deeper you'll find a wealth of uplifting and inspiring stories just below the surface. Sometimes they're about brilliant teenagers who came

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DIY: How to Turn Two Plastic Hangers Into a Cheap and Easy Way to Store Holiday Lights

DIY: How to Turn Two Plastic Hangers Into a Cheap and Easy Way to Store Holiday Lights

Here's a little trick for storing Holiday lights and re-purposing something you probably already have laying around after opening presents! For years, I've been looking for the cheapest and easiest way to

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Top 10 Crazy Christmas Trees Made from Bottles, Bikes, Shopping Carts and More!

Top 10 Crazy Christmas Trees Made from Bottles, Bikes, Shopping Carts and More!

RECYCLED BIKE TIRE TREE This Christmas tree in Bermondsey Square, London is made out of 35 wheels reclaimed from old bikes. It was designed by Sarah Wigglesworth Architects using wheels from a local UK

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Africa’s Largest Urban Redevelopment Project Underway After Ugandan Government Approval

Africa’s Largest Urban Redevelopment Project Underway After Ugandan Government Approval

Thanks to the support of UK-based charitable organization Made in Africa Foundation, a massive urban redevelopment scheme in Kampala, Uganda is now underway. The concept for the site was presented to

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iLab Haiti Relief Project 3D-Prints Direly Needed Medical Supplies On Demand

iLab Haiti Relief Project 3D-Prints Direly Needed Medical Supplies On Demand

3D printing is great for homes because it can let you print just about any plastic object you crave. But in Haiti, which is still recovering from a devastating earthquake, the technology has a more urgent

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Consumerist Christmas Tree Uses Thousands of Multi-Colored Plastic Bags to Symbolize Our Addiction to Waste

Consumerist Christmas Tree Uses Thousands of Multi-Colored Plastic Bags to Symbolize Our Addiction to Waste

A monument to our throwaway society, the 30 foot tall recycled tree symbolizes the wastefulness of excessive shopping and its subsequent environmental consequences. Luzinterruptus sourced over 4,000

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Ruphus Rocks The World of iPhone Accessories with Eco-Friendly Dockit and PodPad

Ruphus Rocks The World of iPhone Accessories with Eco-Friendly Dockit and PodPad

It's the holidays, and gifts of technology (namely smartphones) are at the top of everyone's list. If you're not planning to give the phone itself, then accessories that allow it to do more, better,

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Lunar-Powered Kringle Sleigh Delivers Gifts in Style

Lunar-Powered Kringle Sleigh Delivers Gifts in Style

The modern sleigh rests atop two skis, which enable the cozy contraption to easily navigate snowy grounds. Aerodynamic Scandinavian ash was steam-bent, making a lightweight continuous piece of wood for

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Aussie Artist Crochets a Festive Reindeer from 2,000 Plastic Bags

Aussie Artist Crochets a Festive Reindeer from 2,000 Plastic Bags

Australian designer Angela van Boxtel is celebrating the holidays with a festive reindeer made from 2,000 plastic bags! Set in the Australian sun, the recycled Blitzen was carefully crocheted from

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Report Finds Shocking 97% of Supermarket Chicken Contaminated with Bacteria

Report Finds Shocking 97% of Supermarket Chicken Contaminated with Bacteria

 Photo © Shutterstock If you thought you were avoiding potential superbugs by buying organic chicken, you might want to reconsider your shopping list -- researchers at Consumer Reports have announced

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San Francisco’s Bottled Water Ban Set to be Among the Nation’s Strictest

San Francisco’s Bottled Water Ban Set to be Among the Nation’s Strictest

Photo via Shutterstock San Francisco's Board of Supervisors are poised to approve one of the strictest bans on the sale of bottled water in the nation. The ban would extend legislation passed in 2007

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Recycled Plastic Nevhouses Provide Cheap Housing and Divert Waste from Landfills

Recycled Plastic Nevhouses Provide Cheap Housing and Divert Waste from Landfills

Singapore-based Nevhouse builds efficient prefab houses out of recycled plastic waste. The low-cost homes require minimal maintenance, they are fire and earthquake resistant, and they could provide

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DIY Gift: 5 Holiday Breakfast Basket Ideas

DIY Gift: 5 Holiday Breakfast Basket Ideas

Breakfast time during the holidays can get a bit harried, especially if people are woken at the crack of dawn by excited, shrieking kidlets eager to tear their gifts open. Rather than relegating your

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14 Beautiful Handcrafted Gifts for Eco-Friendly People

14 Beautiful Handcrafted Gifts for Eco-Friendly People

In the old days we all used to put time and effort into making special gifts for the people we love, that is before the world changed and left most of us with little time to spare. Luckily there are still

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Bananas May Become Extinct as Fungus Spreads Around the World

Bananas May Become Extinct as Fungus Spreads Around the World

Bad news for banana lovers: the tasty fruit is on its way to becoming a thing of the past. A nasty fungus that has been decimating bananas in Asia and Australia has jumped to Jordan and Mozambique.

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Ruben Thier Creates Wonderful Recycled Furniture from Plastic Factory Waste

Ruben Thier Creates Wonderful Recycled Furniture from Plastic Factory Waste

Dutch Ruben Thier's clever Organic Factory furniture is made from plastic waste leftover from factories' overproduction. To make these outdoors wonders he sneaks in between shifts creating the durable

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Are Portable Airbags Coming Soon to a Smartphone Near You?

Are Portable Airbags Coming Soon to a Smartphone Near You?

If there’s one thing all smartphone owners have in common, it’s the anxiety about dropping and cracking an expensive piece of hardware while you’re out and about during the day. Most people slide

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Foodini 3D Printer Cooks Up Meals Like the Star Trek Food Replicator

Foodini 3D Printer Cooks Up Meals Like the Star Trek Food Replicator

3D printing is neat for making everything from plastic trinkets to full-sized rooms but did you know that the technology can also be used to make food? Inhabitat has seen a few 3D printers that can create

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3D Systems Debuts ProJet 4500 Full Color 3D Printer with Built-in Recycling

3D Systems Debuts ProJet 4500 Full Color 3D Printer with Built-in Recycling

3D Systems, a manufacturer of 3D printing solutions, just unveiled its new ProJet 4500 full-color plastic 3D printer. The company is calling it the world’s first and only continuous-tone full color 3D

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Construction Specialties is Our Pick for ‘Best Green Booth Design’ at Greenbuild 2013

Construction Specialties is Our Pick for ‘Best Green Booth Design’ at Greenbuild 2013

One of the great ironies of Greenbuild is the disconnect between the myriad of “green” products and the anything-but-green booths in which companies show their wares. In relief to the candy-colored

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6 Things You Need for a Serious Chef’s Kitchen

6 Things You Need for a Serious Chef’s Kitchen

In recent years, TV cooking shows and food blogs have inspired a nouveau generation of cutting edge chefs. But we're not talking about the Giadas and Alton Browns of the cooking world — rather, folks

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British Architect Designs First 3D Printed Element for Use in the Construction Industry

British Architect Designs First 3D Printed Element for Use in the Construction Industry

The ETFE plastic roof canopy of the 6 Bevis Marks building in London features a decorative sheath that is the world’s first 3D-printed component approved for use in the construction industry, according

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SmartPlayhouses are Tiny Modern Recreation Spaces for Kids

SmartPlayhouses are Tiny Modern Recreation Spaces for Kids

SmartPlayhouses offer a departure from plastic, brightly-colored prefabricated forts. Made with birch plywood, acrylic windows, and steel, the modern designs are worthy recreational spaces for budding

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