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India’s Bapagrama Stone House is a Tranquil Temple Made From Local Natural Materials

India’s Bapagrama Stone House is a Tranquil Temple Made From Local Natural Materials

This 1,200-square-foot guest house is located in Bangalore, and it's surrounded by untouched nature. The house features a kitchenette, a study and bedrooms, all divided by simple flexible demarcations

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Soft Maps: Haptic Lab Hand-Stitches City Maps Onto Cozy Quilts

Soft Maps: Haptic Lab Hand-Stitches City Maps Onto Cozy Quilts

New York-based architect and designer Emily Fischer began her exploration into quilted maps in 2002 as a part of an academic project in "tactile wayfinding". The pieces were inspired by her mother, who

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Pepe Heykoop’s Bamboo Lampshades Empower Mumbai Craftsmen

Pepe Heykoop’s Bamboo Lampshades Empower Mumbai Craftsmen

Assigning themselves the ambitious goal of pulling 700 people out of poverty by 2020, the group trains community members to make a series of high-end pieces for home decor. It is their hope that moving

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Indian Researchers Create Low-Cost Bricks From Recycled Paper Mill Waste

Indian Researchers Create Low-Cost Bricks From Recycled Paper Mill Waste

While recycling trash is preferable to simply chucking refuse into the dump, the process still creates tons of byproducts that end up making their way to the landfill. Fortunately, Professors Rahul

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Hut-to-Hut is a Sustainable & Affordable Eco Home Model for Southern India

Hut-to-Hut is a Sustainable & Affordable Eco Home Model for Southern India

Following an international seminar about the future of eco-tourism in the Western Ghats region in India, Sami Rintala, Daggur Eggertsson and Pasi Aalto of Rintala Eggertsson Architects and a group of

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Upcycled Bottles Become Giraffes, Hippos and Pigs in Nishi Chuahan’s Animal Farm Lamp Collection

Upcycled Bottles Become Giraffes, Hippos and Pigs in Nishi Chuahan’s Animal Farm Lamp Collection

No backyard barn job, this collection of glass animals is comprised of a series of preserve jars, wine bottles and other used glassware transformed into playful lamps. Working with wood and lac turnery

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Irony Abounds: Big Pit Coal Mining Museum in the UK Installs Solar Panels to Save Cash

Irony Abounds: Big Pit Coal Mining Museum in the UK Installs Solar Panels to Save Cash

It seems that irony is a dish best served coal. The Wales National Coal Mining Museum located in Big Pit, Blaenavon, Nr Abergavenny in south Wales has just installed a huge solar panel array to save

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Study Finds Emissions From Fossil-Fuel Burning Vehicles Are World’s Fastest-Growing Cause of Premature Death

Study Finds Emissions From Fossil-Fuel Burning Vehicles Are World’s Fastest-Growing Cause of Premature Death

Hung Chung Chih / Shutterstock.com Cars are dangerous, but not only because they're made of several tons of glass and steel, and move at high speeds through densely populated areas. A recent study

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The 10 Countries Where Climate Change and Pollution Is Killing the Population

The 10 Countries Where Climate Change and Pollution Is Killing the Population

When you hear about the effects on climate change on global populations, some of the places that might immediately spring to mind might include the low-lying island of Tuvalu or Haiti, which is

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Ingenious 14 Year-Old Invents Solar-Powered Water Purification System for the Developing World

Ingenious 14 Year-Old Invents Solar-Powered Water Purification System for the Developing World

When most of us were teenagers, we were more worried about an embarrassing outbreak of acne or who to ask to homecoming than the challenges of developing nations. After witnessing children in India

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Ban Ki-Moon: Addressing Climate Change is the Responsibility of Developed Nations

Ban Ki-Moon: Addressing Climate Change is the Responsibility of Developed Nations

The challenge of dividing the burden of reducing global carbon emissions is the main issue preventing world leaders from agreeing on a binding climate treaty. But this week at the UN Framework

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Pepe Heykoop’s Paper Vase Turns an Ordinary Bottle Into a Contemporary Flower Pot

Pepe Heykoop’s Paper Vase Turns an Ordinary Bottle Into a Contemporary Flower Pot

Dutch designer Pepe Heykoop has created a simple Paper Vase that turns any empty bottle into a contemporary object. Made from white coated paper that is both waterproof and strong, this flat-pack design

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10-Story Prefabricated Turbo Tower in Chandigarh to be Constructed in 48 hours

10-Story Prefabricated Turbo Tower in Chandigarh to be Constructed in 48 hours

In the town of Mohali, a suburb just outside of Chandigarh in northwest India, a 10-story tower is being constructed in just 48-hours! The visionary behind this project, Harpal Singh of the infrastructure

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Arctic Ice Larger than the US Melted in 2012 but Delegates Can’t Reach Emissions Agreement at Doha

Arctic Ice Larger than the US Melted in 2012 but Delegates Can’t Reach Emissions Agreement at Doha

From March to September this year a staggering 4.47 million square miles of Arctic ice melted - that's an area bigger than the United States. The U.N. World Meteorological Organization said this Arctic

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M:OFA Unveils Air-Filtering Green Office for the Delhi Pollution Control Committee

M:OFA Unveils Air-Filtering Green Office for the Delhi Pollution Control Committee

The Delhi Pollution Control Committee's design brief for their new building called for an affirmation of the organization’s purpose, which is to improve environmental quality through sustainability.

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Amazing Organic FreshPaper Keeps Your Produce From Rotting

Amazing Organic FreshPaper Keeps Your Produce From Rotting

There are few things more disappointing than reaching into your refrigerator for a nice fresh piece of produce only to be greeted by a slimy, stinking glob of mush in a bag. While you could have sworn you

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Global CO2 Levels Reach Record High at 34 Billion Tons Last Year With China Taking the Lead

Global CO2 Levels Reach Record High at 34 Billion Tons Last Year With China Taking the Lead

According to a report by the international Renewable Energy Industry Institute based in Germany, the total levels of global greenhouse gas emissions reached a record high last year at 34 billion tons.

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“Dirty White Gold’s” Leah Borromeo Talks About Farmer Suicides and GM Cotton

“Dirty White Gold’s” Leah Borromeo Talks About Farmer Suicides and GM Cotton

Cotton is at the heart of clothing manufacturing, but as most only see the material in its final, hanger-hugging form, few are aware of the incredible human and environmental costs associated with its

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Striking Heritage School With Stone Walls and Curved Roofs Mimics the Rolling Green Hills of India

Striking Heritage School With Stone Walls and Curved Roofs Mimics the Rolling Green Hills of India

Situated on a lovely green ten acre plot, the Heritage School constructed within the confines of a tight budget was designed with great respect for the land. The curved roofs blend into the hills while

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The SunCarrier Omega Building is India’s First Net-Zero Energy Commercial Building

The SunCarrier Omega Building is India’s First Net-Zero Energy Commercial Building

Located in the city of Bhopal, the SunCarrier Omega Building is the first net-zero energy building in India. The building features sun-tracking solar photovoltaic generators integrated with large

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McDonalds to Open All-Vegetarian Location in India

McDonalds to Open All-Vegetarian Location in India

A Big Mac may be the international sign for McDonald's, but not in India. The fast-food giant will open its very first all-vegetarian location in the South-Asian country next year, as part of a move to

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Puma Opens its First Sustainable Store Near Bangalore

Puma Opens its First Sustainable Store Near Bangalore

Activewear giant Puma opened its first "sustainable" store in a suburb of Bangalore, India on Thursday. The 8,600-square-foot building is entirely solar powered, and more than 90 percent of the interior

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The Courtyard House Battles Extreme Heat With Passive Strategies In India

The Courtyard House Battles Extreme Heat With Passive Strategies In India

With this summer seeing record scorching temperatures and blackouts in India, the Courtyard House seems prepared to deal with the high temperatures. Designed by Mumbai-based Sanjay Puri Architects, the

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350 Million People in India Lose Power Due to Scorching Summer Weather

350 Million People in India Lose Power Due to Scorching Summer Weather

India suffered one of its worst blackouts in a decade this Monday morning when high demand for electricity cut off power to seven northern states and over 360 million people.  India's electricity demand

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Himalayan Village: A Charming Mountain Resort Made of Local Materials in Northern India

Himalayan Village: A Charming Mountain Resort Made of Local Materials in Northern India

The Himalayan Village is located in northern India's Parvati Valley, which has become a destination for backpackers, rock climbers and nature lovers in recent years because of the area's pristine

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Bayer Building in India Receives World’s Highest LEED Score

Bayer Building in India Receives World’s Highest LEED Score

Bayer used to be a household name for Aspirin, but now the multinational corporation will be known for developing the first building in the world to receive as many as 64 out of 69 possible points from

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Areva Announces Plans to Build Largest Solar Installation in Asia

Areva Announces Plans to Build Largest Solar Installation in Asia

The French nuclear engineering company Areva was awarded a contract this week by Indian power company Reliance Power Ltd. to build the largest concentrated solar power installation in Asia, which

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India’s Bharathi Antarctic Research Station is Made From 134 Prefab Containers

India’s Bharathi Antarctic Research Station is Made From 134 Prefab Containers

Any building destined for Antarctica's frigid frontier has to be really tough so Bof Architekten built India's massive Bharathi Research Station out of 134 rugged, prefab containers. Restricted by extreme

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The Jungle Lodge in Bandipur, India is an Eco-Escape Set in the Valley

The Jungle Lodge in Bandipur, India is an Eco-Escape Set in the Valley

Designed by architect Nagesh H D, the Jungle Lodge in Bandipur, Karnataka, India, is a spectacular collection of eco-spaces set in the valley facing the Nilgiris Mountains. The

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Ted Moallem’s Braille-It Labeler Prints Tactile Labels for the Blind

Ted Moallem’s Braille-It Labeler Prints Tactile Labels for the Blind

Blind people have been long overlooked when it comes to social advancement and technological innovation, and Moallem's labeler offers a simple, affordable solution that will have its largest impact in the

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