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INFOGRAPHIC: Our ocean plastic problem is quickly spiraling out of control

INFOGRAPHIC: Our ocean plastic problem is quickly spiraling out of control

Try to imagine your life without plastic: it's in your smartphone, your car, your clothing, your toiletries. All that plastic ends up somewhere, and more and more, that place is the ocean. In fact, every

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INFOGRAPHIC: How vertical farming could help cities feed themselves

INFOGRAPHIC: How vertical farming could help cities feed themselves

As arable land decreases and urban populations increase, planners and designers worldwide have begun looking at vertical farming as a way to boost urban food security. Like its name implies, vertical

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INFOGRAPHIC: Inspirational DIY projects to get you started on upcycling

INFOGRAPHIC: Inspirational DIY projects to get you started on upcycling

Upcycling, the process of converted old materials into a product with greater value and use, has many benefits. Not only can upcycling cut down on the global garbage stream, it can also help save you

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INFOGRAPHIC: Is your state a clean energy leader or dirty energy loser?

INFOGRAPHIC: Is your state a clean energy leader or dirty energy loser?

Thanks to surging production in the country’s oil and gas shale regions, the U.S. is importing significantly less oil and bolstering its energy independence. Part of the reason is that renewable energy

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INFOGRAPHIC: How food waste has become a huge global problem

INFOGRAPHIC: How food waste has become a huge global problem

Every year, an estimated 1.2 to 2 billion tons of food is wasted—a massive amount of food that, if saved, would be more enough to feed the world’s hungry. Food waste isn’t just a humanitarian issue

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to protect your garden with organic pest control methods

INFOGRAPHIC: How to protect your garden with organic pest control methods

Starting a garden comes with its fair share of joys and pains. Along with the fun of gardening comes the toils of dealing with hungry bugs that are looking to devour your garden one plant at a time.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Top 18 houseplants for purifying the air you breathe, according to NASA

INFOGRAPHIC: Top 18 houseplants for purifying the air you breathe, according to NASA

Houseplants do wonders for a house: they breathe new life to a room, add a bright pop of color, and purify the air. Not all plants are equally effective, however, when it comes to filtering harmful

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INFOGRAPHIC: Can you guess the top 20 tallest skylines in the world?

INFOGRAPHIC: Can you guess the top 20 tallest skylines in the world?

Skylines across the world are growing ever taller as cities compete for the tallest building crown. Fly Dubai takes a closer look by rounding up the top 20 tallest skylines in the world with their

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INFOGRAPHIC: How we can help reduce the impact of natural disaster

INFOGRAPHIC: How we can help reduce the impact of natural disaster

  Studies show that the number of people displaced by natural disasters has nearly doubled since the 1970s and scientists believe that, ultimately, urbanization is to blame for such displacements.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Top 10 mobile apps for the building and construction industry

INFOGRAPHIC: Top 10 mobile apps for the building and construction industry

Whether you work in the building industry or are a backyard hobbyist, chances are that you’d rather spend more time building and less time on calculations and estimates. Luckily, many mobile apps are

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INFOGRAPHIC: Spotlight on design star Philippe Starck

INFOGRAPHIC: Spotlight on design star Philippe Starck

Philippe Starck is a renowned architect, product and interior designer. Starck had a very constructive childhood dismantling bicycles, motorbikes and other objects. Not surprisingly, he kept the same

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INFOGRAPHIC: Eco-savvy hacks for cleaning your kitchen

INFOGRAPHIC: Eco-savvy hacks for cleaning your kitchen

  Did you know that popping a tab of Alka-Seltzer into the back of your fridge will eliminate odors within 24 hours? Or that adding a packet of Lemon-Lime Kool-Aid to your dishwasher's rinse

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INFOGRAPHIC: Why gardening is surprisingly good for your health

INFOGRAPHIC: Why gardening is surprisingly good for your health

Gardening is great for your yard and the environment, but did you know it is also great for your body and mind? It's true - the humble act of digging in the dirt will do some remarkable things for your

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INFOGRAPHIC: The most amazing museums in the world

INFOGRAPHIC: The most amazing museums in the world

Gorgeous museums + Foam Fabricators The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to

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INFOGRAPHIC: How urbanization affects the environment

INFOGRAPHIC: How urbanization affects the environment

Urbanization has fostered greater conveniences, cross-cultural collaborations, and ideas exchange—but what about its costs? The humane wildlife removal service Gotcha Wildlife explores urbanization’s

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to successfully grow an herb garden

INFOGRAPHIC: How to successfully grow an herb garden

Whether you’re looking to beautify your home or save money in the kitchen, growing your own windowsill or indoor herb garden is an economical way to satisfy both goals. While all herbs can adapt to life

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INFOGRAPHIC: The countries with the most threatened mammals in the world

INFOGRAPHIC: The countries with the most threatened mammals in the world

Many of the world's most magnificent animals are quietly slipping away. This new infographic reveals which countries have the most endangered animals based on data from The World Bank. According to Jon

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Infographic: How Congestion Pricing Works

Infographic: How Congestion Pricing Works

Photo via Shutterstock Congestion charging is one of the most effective tools that local governments have to discourage people from driving their cars in cities during peak hours, helping to reduce air

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INFOGRAPHIC: The top 8 home interior trends of 2015, according to Pinterest

INFOGRAPHIC: The top 8 home interior trends of 2015, according to Pinterest

Are you looking for fresh ways to change up your home decor this year? If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably turned to the visual bookmarking website Pinterest for inspiration—and it’s no

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INFOGRAPHIC: How upcycling turns trash into treasure

INFOGRAPHIC: How upcycling turns trash into treasure

If you want to save money, help the environment, and engage your creative side, look no farther than the art of upcycling. Not to be confused with recycling, the practice of upcycling transforms unused or

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INFOGRAPHIC: Your ultimate spring cleaning guide

INFOGRAPHIC: Your ultimate spring cleaning guide

Never underestimate the mental benefits of a clean home. A fresh space can leave you feeling mentally clear as well. If you struggle with your annual spring cleaning, check out this infographic that will

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INFOGRAPHIC: Tips to lower your carbon footprint

INFOGRAPHIC: Tips to lower your carbon footprint

Changing your carbon footprint at home depends on limiting your electricity usage, since electricity accounts for the majority of residential carbon emissions. If you can't move to wind or solar, your

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INFOGRAPHIC: Why the shipping container revolution became popular

INFOGRAPHIC: Why the shipping container revolution became popular

Cargotecture is one of our favorite topics on Inhabitat and it should be no wonder why—building with shipping containers can be an affordable way to provide high-quality housing. Inside Portable

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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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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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INFOGRAPHIC: Do you know how bad the litter crisis in Europe is?

INFOGRAPHIC: Do you know how bad the litter crisis in Europe is?

Did you know that the total cost of cleaning up litter throughout Europe is estimated at €10 to 13 billion a year? That hefty cleanup cost isn’t just unsightly; it also puts a huge dent in the average

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INFOGRAPHIC: Celebrate International Day of Forests with these important forest facts

INFOGRAPHIC: Celebrate International Day of Forests with these important forest facts

Tomorrow is International Day of Forests! In honor of this holiday, Crowes Sawmills Ltd. created an infographic that’s packed with interesting forest facts, from why trees are important for continued

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INFOGRAPHIC: Surprising water use facts and how you can make a difference

INFOGRAPHIC: Surprising water use facts and how you can make a difference

  Of all of the water on the planet, only 1% of it is drinkable. That means 7 billion people are sharing the precious little drinking water that we have, which really makes every drop count. Water

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INFOGRAPHIC: Free and low-cost smartphone apps to improve your home’s energy efficiency

INFOGRAPHIC: Free and low-cost smartphone apps to improve your home’s energy efficiency

Improving your home’s energy efficiency is a win-win for both your wallet and the environment. But what if you can’t afford to upgrade your home appliances and systems right away? Not to worry—you

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INFOGRAPHIC: The greenest buildings in the world

INFOGRAPHIC: The greenest buildings in the world

Sustainability and environmentally friendly design has become an important part of the world of construction. This infographic explores some of the world’s most efficient buildings, ranging from

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