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PHOTOS: SFO Terminal 2 is the First U.S. Airport to Achieve LEED Gold Certification

PHOTOS: SFO Terminal 2 is the First U.S. Airport to Achieve LEED Gold Certification

Costing roughly $383 million, the newly renovated 640,000 square foot terminal is home to Virgin America and American Airlines, and has already met 3.2 million passengers this year alone. Completed in

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JDS Wins Hangzhou Waves Design Competition With 2 Gorgeous Green-Roofed Towers

JDS Wins Hangzhou Waves Design Competition With 2 Gorgeous Green-Roofed Towers

Although the finer details of the project have yet to be released, the Hangzhou Wave towers in China are definitely raising the bar for sustainable architecture. The two volumes have both been manipulated

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Russia’s First Active House is 7 Times More Efficient Than the Average Home

Russia’s First Active House is 7 Times More Efficient Than the Average Home

The designers managed to slash the building's carbon footprint so that it emits only 110 kWh/ m2 a year by using building-integrated solar panels and passive design techniques that ensure the home is

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Ford Investigates Coconuts As Replacement for Petroleum in Car Parts

Ford Investigates Coconuts As Replacement for Petroleum in Car Parts

Over the past few years, Ford has increased its use of eco-friendly recycled and bio-based materials in its vehicles, such as soy foam seat cushions, castor oil foam in instrument panels, wheat

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Entrepreneur, Innovator and Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs Dies at 56

Entrepreneur, Innovator and Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs Dies at 56

The world lost a great leader and visionary yesterday when Apple founder Steve Jobs passed away at age 56. It's not a stretch to say that Jobs actually changed many of our lives, bringing us inventions

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Find Out How Many Slaves Work for You With Disturbing New Online Tool

Find Out How Many Slaves Work for You With Disturbing New Online Tool

Last month marked the anniversary of the announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation, which we all know ended slavery for good 149 years ago, right? Wrong. While that's what we in America are taught in

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OODA’s Twisted Cubic Taipei City Museum of Art Harvests Rain and Sun

OODA’s Twisted Cubic Taipei City Museum of Art Harvests Rain and Sun

Designed to be a landmark building that doesn't exact a huge environmental price, the museum consists of a twisted volumetric box that holds within it another 90 degree cube. The whole building is wrapped

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US Emissions Rose 4% in 2010, Partly Due to Increased Coal Use

US Emissions Rose 4% in 2010, Partly Due to Increased Coal Use

Despite all of the ongoing efforts to increase renewable energy and curb our carbon footprints, carbon dioxide emissions in the United States rose 3.9 percent last year. While this is upsetting in itself,

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Just How Green Is Your Bicycle Commute?

Just How Green Is Your Bicycle Commute?

With bike sharing and committed bike lanes on the rise, it seems like biking would be the no-brainer option for an eco-friendly commute, and yet some critics ponder if biking is actually better than

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Spanish City Offers Lifetime Tram Passes in Exchange for Cars

Spanish City Offers Lifetime Tram Passes in Exchange for Cars

The city of Murcia, Spain is going to great lengths to help reduce the city’s traffic congestion and to promote the use of the greener method – public transportation. The bold move involves offering

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El Hierro: The World’s First Renewable Energy Island… or is It?

El Hierro: The World’s First Renewable Energy Island… or is It?

The tiny Spanish island of El Hierro has recently entered the spotlight and being dubbed "the world's first renewable energy energy. No one can deny that what's happening on El Hierro is amazing, but

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Holy Environmentalism Batman! The Dark Knight’s Greener Batmobile

Holy Environmentalism Batman! The Dark Knight’s Greener Batmobile

Holy environmentalism Batman! Considering the Dark Knight has a personal fortune of $7 billion, you would think that Bruce Wayne would have made a greener version of the Batmobile a long time ago.

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Stanford’s Neukom Building Is a Stunning Low-Carbon Campus Centerpiece

Stanford’s Neukom Building Is a Stunning Low-Carbon Campus Centerpiece

Opening just in time for the law school commencement in May, the Neukom Building will serve as the new focal point for the law students and faculty. The 65,000 sq ft building is composed of four,

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Finland’s Luukku House Wins Architecture Prize at Solar Decathlon!

Finland’s Luukku House Wins Architecture Prize at Solar Decathlon!

The first place winner of the architecture portion of the European Solar Decathlon has just been announced, and the prize goes to... Team Finland's beautiful wood-clad Luukku House! The Luukku House (the

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How to Use Technology to Green Your Commute

How to Use Technology to Green Your Commute

For most of us, walking, biking, driving or taking public transportation to and from work is a part of our everyday routine. Depending on the method you use, you might think that your ride is

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7 Ways to Green Your Commute With Technology

7 Ways to Green Your Commute With Technology

Although telecommuting and virtual conferencing are becoming more and more commonplace, for most of us it's still the norm to walk, drive, bike or take public transportation to get to work every day.

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Russia to Launch its own “Cash for Clunkers” Program

Russia to Launch its own “Cash for Clunkers” Program

In the wake of the United State's recently terminated Car Allowance Rebate System, Russia has announced that it will be implementing a “Cash for Clunkers” program of its own early next year. The plan

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L’Oreal’s Cosmetics Factory Set to Run on Poop

L’Oreal’s Cosmetics Factory Set to Run on Poop

Poop and perfumes are not two words that normally go together, so we were surprised to find that L'Oreal truly embraces this association. At one of their factories in Libramont, Belgium, the company has

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Various Architect’s Stunning Collapsible Stadium

Various Architect’s Stunning Collapsible Stadium

Wrapped in a beautiful facade of hexagonal mesh, this Mobile Performance Venue cuts a striking profile while making strident efforts to size down its carbon footprint. Conceived by Norway's Various

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TRANSPORTATION TUES: Share a Cab with RideAmigos.com

TRANSPORTATION TUES: Share a Cab with RideAmigos.com

Ever found yourself in need of a cab ride, but thinking that it is simply too expensive, and let's face it, not too green? That's precisely what Jeffrey Chernick and Evan Meyer had in mind when they

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Promising New Service Tackles e-waste in Mumbai

Promising New Service Tackles e-waste in Mumbai

Half a million tons of e-waste is generated annually in India and is a serious threat to people’s health and the environment. The flourishing Indian IT sector contributes a large part of it. The

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FARM FOUNTAIN: Eco-art Meets Aquaculture

FARM FOUNTAIN: Eco-art Meets Aquaculture

Who doesn't love a nice water installation? The bubbling and gurgling of things like fountains has an undeniably relaxing effect - and yet, there's the nagging guilt that comes from running a pump for the

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