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Monaco brings repurposed freight containers and vertical gardens to Expo Milan 2015

Monaco brings repurposed freight containers and vertical gardens to Expo Milan 2015

The Expo Milan 2015 is in full effect and the rest of the world is taking peeks at the breathtaking pavilions and their promising messages for the future. The Principality of Monaco has taken on quite a

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Belarus’ “Wheel of Life” rolls through grassy hillside at this year’s Milan World Expo

Belarus’ “Wheel of Life” rolls through grassy hillside at this year’s Milan World Expo

Expo Milan 2015 has launched and Inhabitat is showcasing the final conceptions of many of the 145 countries who have risen to demonstrate the future of agricultural sustainability. We have seen the

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In Milan, New Holland’s Earth Screening pavilion raises skepticism about big-ag and sustainable farming

In Milan, New Holland’s Earth Screening pavilion raises skepticism about big-ag and sustainable farming

The Expo Milan 2015 is upon us and for the next six months the world will see varying incarnations of the future of sustainable agriculture. Notable is Holland’s contribution, named Earth Screening and

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9 things you can do to help wild birds this summer

9 things you can do to help wild birds this summer

Here in the northern hemisphere, we're now heading into the height of summer and chances are that most of us are spending as much time outdoors as possible. You've probably noticed a lot more bird

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Why are state governments shutting down community seed libraries?

Why are state governments shutting down community seed libraries?

All across the United States, from Boston, Massachusetts to Oakland, California, seed libraries and seed swaps help local gardeners and benefit communities in numerous ways. Seed libraries allow people to

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EcoCasa Suyana is an sustainable, open-source home project in Argentina

EcoCasa Suyana is an sustainable, open-source home project in Argentina

First ecological, economical and social home 100% open source in Argentina. Suyana means “hope” in Quechua language. EcoCasa Suyana is a project lead by a young couple of engineers and travelers.

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This powerful video sheds light on 5 things about plastic you might not know

This powerful video sheds light on 5 things about plastic you might not know

This powerful video, titled "5 Things You Didn’t Know About Plastic", uses a Rube Goldberg machine to follow the journey a plastic bottle takes from “factory to home” to shed light on the

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Arizona non-profit rescues 35 million pounds of produce ditched at U.S. border each year

Arizona non-profit rescues 35 million pounds of produce ditched at U.S. border each year

Food waste is a huge problem; approximately 40 percent of all food is thrown

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The 6 Most Pressing Environmental Issues—And What You Can Do to Help Solve Them

The 6 Most Pressing Environmental Issues—And What You Can Do to Help Solve Them

Image via Shutterstock CLIMATE CHANGE While 97 percent of climate scientists agree that climate change is occurring and greenhouse gas emissions are the main cause, political will has not been strong

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GoSol could be the key to no-cost solar heat around the world

GoSol could be the key to no-cost solar heat around the world

Solar Fire Concentration Ltd hopes to help supply solar thermal energy to alleviate energy poverty around the world- by crowd funding. The Finnish company has launched the Free The Sun campaign, which

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Apple’s US operations are now 100 percent powered by renewable energy

Apple’s US operations are now 100 percent powered by renewable energy

Just ahead of Earth Day, Apple has published their annual environmental responsibility report—much of the report highlights the massive projects they have undertaken in the past year to reduce their

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14 Stunning photos of the Earth remind us how important conservation is for all of us

14 Stunning photos of the Earth remind us how important conservation is for all of us

Great Barrier Reef Comprised of nearly 3,000 reefs and islands and stretching over 1,400 miles, The Great Barrier Reef provides a home to thousands of different species. Tropical fish, sea turtles,

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Leicestershire Master Gardeners offer free food-growing support for local people and communities

Leicestershire Master Gardeners offer free food-growing support for local people and communities

If you happen to live in Leicestershire, UK, and have always dreamt of growing your own food, you're in luck.

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Freight Farms may be the future of sustainable food

Freight Farms may be the future of sustainable food

    Freight Farms enable food production to be managed from anywhere, at anytime.  Track air and water quality,  monitor crops anytime through live, in-farm cameras and shop for all your

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Google is looking for longer lasting batteries, according to WSJ

Google is looking for longer lasting batteries, according to WSJ

The search for better batteries continues. It seems like every tech company from Apple to Tesla and now Google is constantly on the prowl for the key to longer battery life. Now, Google X's research lab

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The top 5 issues affecting interior design today

The top 5 issues affecting interior design today

By Crandon Gustafson, Dean of the School of Interior Architecture at Boston Architectural College How human-centered experience is changing interior design Interior design is undergoing transformation

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Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba Hotel opens in Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas

Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba Hotel opens in Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas

  World-recognized sustainable tourism leader Inkaterra has announced the opening of its latest resort hotel in Peru: the Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba. The modern, luxury hotel sits on

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This sweet animation aims to help save the British hedgehog

This sweet animation aims to help save the British hedgehog

https://vimeo.com/110566773 Once a common sight throughout Britain, hedgehogs are now disappearing quickly. These iconic animals numbered close to 30 million back in the 1950s, and now, their numbers

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Uber’s breathalyzer kiosks call you a free ride home if you’re too drunk to drive

Uber’s breathalyzer kiosks call you a free ride home if you’re too drunk to drive

To say that Uber has been struggling a little in the public relations department over recent months could probably be considered an understatement. But as the company seeks to address issues of poorly

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8 Ways that you can help save monarch butterflies

8 Ways that you can help save monarch butterflies

  Monarch butterflies are easily recognized worldwide for their gorgeous black and orange wings, but these beauties are in danger of disappearing completely. Their numbers have dropped by ___

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Zayed Future Energy Prize celebrates achievements in renewable energy and sustainability

INFOGRAPHIC: The Zayed Future Energy Prize celebrates achievements in renewable energy and sustainability

If you're not yet familiar with the Zayed Future Energy Prize, check it out! It celebrates achievements that reflect impact, innovation, vision and leadership in renewable energy and sustainability. The

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Flourish after-school program encourages Earth-love from day one

Flourish after-school program encourages Earth-love from day one

The earth’s environment and natural resources are continuing to diminish and die due to the lack of education on the importance of sustainability. Children are becoming the seeds of our future, and if

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Crowdfunding is under way to build a wildlife sanctuary castle in England

Crowdfunding is under way to build a wildlife sanctuary castle in England

  Plans to build a new castle in England are underway, but this isn't a stereotypical building full of royal folks in startling hats; it's going to be a wildlife sanctuary and permaculture

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One Texas city will run on 100 percent clean energy by 2017

One Texas city will run on 100 percent clean energy by 2017

In the heart of oil and republican climate-denier country, one Texas city is breaking down traditions and stereotypes – because it plans to be completely powered by solar and wind power by 2017. Jim

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Design without Borders Creates a Unisex Ecological Urinal for the Slums of Uganda

Design without Borders Creates a Unisex Ecological Urinal for the Slums of Uganda

One of the biggest culprits of disease and death in slum areas around the world is the lack of sanitary toilets. There are several places in Uganda’s capital Kampala where, on average, 1000 people have

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INFOGRAPHIC: Are you living in an age-friendly city?

INFOGRAPHIC: Are you living in an age-friendly city?

By 2020, the number of people worldwide who are aged 65 or older will outnumber children under the age of 5. Citizens of advanced age have a very different set of needs than younger generations, and city

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Design for discomfort: new products could force people to stop being so lazy

Design for discomfort: new products could force people to stop being so lazy

  Imagine an elevator that stops one floor before the one you selected and tells you to get out and take the stairs the rest of the way, or a lamp that only turns on when you slide your smartphone

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Spring’s baby animals are easy prey for outdoor pets—help keep them safe!

Spring’s baby animals are easy prey for outdoor pets—help keep them safe!

All around the world, songbirds are disappearing at an alarming rate. Although many of them perish due to habitat loss and poisoning by agricultural pesticides, a startling number of them are killed by

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INFOGRAPHIC: Why are rainforests so important?

INFOGRAPHIC: Why are rainforests so important?

"Save the rainforests!" is a call to action that most of us have come across at some point or another, whether it was on a news broadcast or splayed across an activist's tee-shirt. It's a great slogan,

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India’s “Water Gandhi” harvests rainwater to transform dust bowls into lush agricultural areas

India’s “Water Gandhi” harvests rainwater to transform dust bowls into lush agricultural areas

By using an ancient method of rainwater harvesting, Rajendra Singh is bringing about massive change to drought-stricken areas of India. 30 years ago, Singh visited Rajasthan--one of the most

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