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UPS Expands London Olympics Fleet to Include Biomethane Vehicles

UPS Expands London Olympics Fleet to Include Biomethane Vehicles

UPS has added 10 large biomethane diesel trucks to its dedicated 2012 London Olympics fleet. With Olympic organizers striving to put on the greenest and most ethical games ever and the city struggling to

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Groundbreaking Earth 2 Hub Platform Reboots Approaches to Sustainability (VIDEO)

Groundbreaking Earth 2 Hub Platform Reboots Approaches to Sustainability (VIDEO)

If you are a scientist, designer, filmmaker, or any kind of environmentally-conscious creative person who is tired of zipped-up and dull sustainability science, then Earth 2 Hub might be the solution

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London Mayor Accused of Using Dust Suppressants to Lower Pollution Levels Before Olympics

London Mayor Accused of Using Dust Suppressants to Lower Pollution Levels Before Olympics

Mayor Boris Johnson has come under fire for his office’s recommendation that municipal trucks spray saline solution along busy streets to reduce air pollution levels before the upcoming London Olympics.

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Controversial £12 Million Floating Motorway for London Olympics Will Only Be For “Fat Cats”

Controversial £12 Million Floating Motorway for London Olympics Will Only Be For “Fat Cats”

Dezeen almost had us fooled with their awesome April Fool's post about Mayor Boris Johnson's plans to build a floating motorway on the Thames River in time for this year's Olympic games. "Designed" by

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Renovated 6 Beavis Marks Will Feature Lush Rooftop Gardens in London

Renovated 6 Beavis Marks Will Feature Lush Rooftop Gardens in London

6 Beavis Marks was originally built in the 1980s, but has since become outdated and energy inefficient. Fletcher Priest Architects has been tasked with redoing the building and have designed the major

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Somewhere Turns a British Workboat into a Fun Floating Cinema

Somewhere Turns a British Workboat into a Fun Floating Cinema

Originally formed as part of the CREATE festival 2011 and the latest commission in UP Projects’ Portavilion program, the floating cinema is a public art project that meanders down London's waterways. At

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PHOTOS: Incredible Renovation of London’s Historic King’s Cross Station is Complete

PHOTOS: Incredible Renovation of London’s Historic King’s Cross Station is Complete

As the station was originally built in 1852 and listed as a Grade I facility, the facade had to remain fully intact. The renovation had to carefully and creatively restore and keep this intact while

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Ghost Forest Repurposes Fallen Rainforest Trees Into a Striking Public Art Installation

Ghost Forest Repurposes Fallen Rainforest Trees Into a Striking Public Art Installation

The Ghost Forest's massive tree stumps landed in Europe from a commercially logged forest in Ghana, and most them fell naturally in adverse weather conditions. Ghost Forest is a carbon neutral project,

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Blue LED Rings On Famous London Monuments Show Just How Far Sea Levels Could Rise

Blue LED Rings On Famous London Monuments Show Just How Far Sea Levels Could Rise

Pinksy wanted to raise awareness about what could happen if we stick to our business as usual scenario and do not reduce carbon emissions. The result after 1000 years is a complete transformation of our

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Ai Weiwei and Herzog & de Meuron Chosen to Design the 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

Ai Weiwei and Herzog & de Meuron Chosen to Design the 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

Four years ago, Ai Weiwei and Herzog & de Meuron made waves with their Bird's Nest National Stadium for the Beijing Olympics. Now they will be turning heads again, this time by designing the 2012

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A Room for London: Living Architecture’s Wind Energy-Generating Boat Sits Atop a UK Roof

A Room for London: Living Architecture’s Wind Energy-Generating Boat Sits Atop a UK Roof

This one bedroom installation has been designed to last. Modeled after the famed Roi des Belges boat that carried Joseph Conrad through the heart of colonial Congo's darkness, A Room for London features

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London’s Flint House is a High-Performance Handcrafted Green Home

London’s Flint House is a High-Performance Handcrafted Green Home

The Flint House is a two-story home with 2 wings on either side and a double pitched roof. These four areas are linked together by a central atrium, a staircase, and library space. Large glazed windows

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HORTUS is a Crazy Greenhouse Contraption of 300+ Algae-Filled Bags

HORTUS is a Crazy Greenhouse Contraption of 300+ Algae-Filled Bags

HORTUS -- or Hydro Organisms Responsive To Urban Stimuli -- is a crazy new exhibit in London made up of 325 transparent bags of algae hanging from the ceiling via a network of ropes. Long plastic tubes

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Aloft London Excel Hotel Has An Iridescent High Performance Exterior

Aloft London Excel Hotel Has An Iridescent High Performance Exterior

Located on the Royal Victoria Dock, the hotel is served by the Prince Regent Station on the Docklands Light Railway and is located adjacent to the International Conference Centre. Aloft London Excel is a

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World’s Largest Garment Made From Golden Spider Silk Now on Display

World’s Largest Garment Made From Golden Spider Silk Now on Display

We couldn't believe our eyes when we saw this glistening yellow cape made from spider silk. The un-dyed, untreated garment is the world’s largest piece of clothing made entirely from the durable natural

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3D-Printed “Little Shining Man” Kite by Heather and Ivan Morison is a Stunning Kinetic Sculpture

3D-Printed “Little Shining Man” Kite by Heather and Ivan Morison is a Stunning Kinetic Sculpture

The Morison's are known for their innovative outdoor installations, and their newest, "Little Shining Man" adds to their reputation. Inspired by Alexander Graham Bell's tetra kites, the 3d printed design

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The Muse: Bere Architects’ Paradisiacal London Home Has Four Roof Gardens, Forty Trees, Ponds and Meadows

The Muse: Bere Architects’ Paradisiacal London Home Has Four Roof Gardens, Forty Trees, Ponds and Meadows

Inspired by the German Passivhaus approach and technical methods developed by physicist Wolfgang Feist, Bere Architects' own director Justin Bere started building his own home back in 2002. Low CO2

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Europe’s Tallest Living Wall Rises Over London’s Digby Road Apartments

Europe’s Tallest Living Wall Rises Over London’s Digby Road Apartments

Completed in November of last year, Digby Road offers a mix of affordable one, two, three, and four bedroom apartments. The ground floor also features commercial space for shops and cafes for the

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Peter Marigold’s Log Chess Set is Made from a Single Branch

Peter Marigold’s Log Chess Set is Made from a Single Branch

The Log Chess Set is a handmade, woodland version of the classic board game. Designed by British designer Peter Marigold, the set was made using only a single tree branch. Originally created for use

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Thomas Heatherwick’s New Hybrid Double-Decker Bus Hits The Streets of London

Thomas Heatherwick’s New Hybrid Double-Decker Bus Hits The Streets of London

It's been 50 years since the Transport for London commissioned and oversaw the development of a bus built specifically for the city. So it was high time they got a new bus and the new design harkens back

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Spiky Sustainably-Designed Ecology Pavilion Sprouts in East London

Spiky Sustainably-Designed Ecology Pavilion Sprouts in East London

The Ecology Pavilion, the arts pavilion and the children’s center are three architecturally stunning, energy-efficient, green roofed buildings erected at Mile End Park. They are designed to promote

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The World’s Largest Cardboard Christmas Tree Springs up in London!

The World’s Largest Cardboard Christmas Tree Springs up in London!

Giles Miller has wooed us with his intricate cardboard creations before, and now he's brought us the world's largest cardboard Christmas tree! Standing at roughly 20 feet in the Design Museum London's

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Studio Gilthero Uses Light to Print Floral Silhouettes on Blueware Vases

Studio Gilthero Uses Light to Print Floral Silhouettes on Blueware Vases

Blueware Vases is a collection of white and blue ceramics inspired by traditional British Blue Willow housewares. Handmade by design Studio Glithero, this violet earthenware captures the delicate

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Susie MacMurray’s Prickly “Widow” Gown Is Made of 100,000 Dressmaker’s Needles

Susie MacMurray’s Prickly “Widow” Gown Is Made of 100,000 Dressmaker’s Needles

Are you willing to suffer for fashion? Then try this on for size: Susie MacMurray has constructed a prickly gown out of more than more than 94 pounds of adamantine dressmaker pins. The Widow Gown, which

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Pants to Poverty Crams 60 People Into a Pair of Briefs for Guinness World Records Day

Pants to Poverty Crams 60 People Into a Pair of Briefs for Guinness World Records Day

How can an underwear company raise awareness about world poverty? Cramming a bunch of half-dressed people into an oversize pair of purple underpants in the streets of London seems like a pretty good way

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London’s Kew Gardens Herbarium Uses Underground Cooling and Hot Air to Protect Its Contents

London’s Kew Gardens Herbarium Uses Underground Cooling and Hot Air to Protect Its Contents

Completed in 2009, the Herbarium's new glass and timber wing creates a fantastic contrast with the original red-bricked building, connected to its side. Edward Cullinan Architects worked closely with the

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CHUG: A Floating Community That Grows Their Own Vegetables in the Heart of London!

CHUG: A Floating Community That Grows Their Own Vegetables in the Heart of London!

CHUG, which stands for "Canals in Hackney Users’ Group", is a charity and a community of boaters who live in Kingsland Basin, in Hackney's central London. This community has around 14 boats, but there

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London’s Energy-Efficient Jodrell Laboratory Houses the World’s Largest Fungi Collection

London’s Energy-Efficient Jodrell Laboratory Houses the World’s Largest Fungi Collection

The Jodrell Laboratory extension, dubbed 'The Wolfson Wing', achieved a BREEAM 'Excellent' mark and was designed to be energy-efficient and sustainable in many aspects. Among the most distinctive

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Hackney City Farm is a Hidden Piece of Countryside in the Heart of London

Hackney City Farm is a Hidden Piece of Countryside in the Heart of London

Goats, sheep, chickens, a donkey, and some small animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs can be spotted at London's Hackney City Farm. The farm is based at a site were many businesses used to run, ranging

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Ikea To Build Massive 26-Acre Suburb in East London

Ikea To Build Massive 26-Acre Suburb in East London

It's official: Ikea is taking over the world. Yesterday, Inter Ikea Systems, owner of the popular furniture chain, announced plans to build an enormous 26-acre, environmentally friendly suburb next to

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