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Digital Mapping of Stonehenge Reveals Site is More Massive Than We Thought

Digital Mapping of Stonehenge Reveals Site is More Massive Than We Thought

Previously unknown archaeological monuments have been discovered around Stonehenge as part of an enormous digital mapping project that has transformed scientists' knowledge of this iconic landscape. A

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UK Airports Commission Rejects Foster + Partners’ Thames Estuary Airport

UK Airports Commission Rejects Foster + Partners’ Thames Estuary Airport

The U.K.'s Airports Commission just rejected Foster + Partners' plans for a new international airport in England's Thames Estuary. The proposal was designed to alleviate air traffic from Heathrow Airport

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6 Fascinating Underground Homes That Go Above and Beyond

6 Fascinating Underground Homes That Go Above and Beyond

STUNNING BURIED HOUSE IN VALS, SWITZERLAND Unlike other homes whose goal in life is to stick out like a sore thumb (read: that guy on your block who strings up enough holiday lights to cause a

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Officials Approve $13.5 Million Plan to “Re-wild” East London

Officials Approve $13.5 Million Plan to “Re-wild” East London

The banks of the Upper Lee Valley in East London are to be "re-wilded." By 2017, a vast stretch of riverbanks beginning just north of the Olympic Park will be restored to flood-mitigating marshland. The

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European Union to Cut Emissions 40%, Produce 27% of Energy from Renewables by 2030

European Union to Cut Emissions 40%, Produce 27% of Energy from Renewables by 2030

The European Union just reached a landmark climate deal that is world's toughest. The compromise agreement is the result of intense negotiations between member states that delayed the unveiling of the

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Falling Numbers of Honeybees Threaten UK’s Food Security

Falling Numbers of Honeybees Threaten UK’s Food Security

 Photo © Shutterstock A new study in the journal PLoS One has revealed that UK honeybees are only providing a quarter of the pollination that is actually needed for all of the nation's crops. Out of

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Governments Give $500 Billion to Climate Change-Causing Fossil Fuels Industry

Governments Give $500 Billion to Climate Change-Causing Fossil Fuels Industry

Governments around the world are contributing to catastrophic climate change and blocking renewable energy alternatives by subsidizing the fossil fuel industry. A new report from British think tank the

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Offshore Wind on Track for Seventh Consecutive Year of Record Growth

Offshore Wind on Track for Seventh Consecutive Year of Record Growth

Offshore wind power generation is on track for a seventh consecutive year of record growth with 1,080 megawatts going online worldwide in the first six months of 2013. Total wind energy capacity has

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UK Report Finds Up To 40% of All Fruit and Vegetables Are Wasted Because of “Ugliness”

UK Report Finds Up To 40% of All Fruit and Vegetables Are Wasted Because of “Ugliness”

Tomato photo from Shutterstock If your tomato isn't Instagram-worthy, does that mean it deserves to be thrown away? A recent UK study reported that up to 40% of edible, but "ugly" produce—fruits and

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8 Funky Backyard Tiny Sheds Shortlisted for the UK’s 2013 Shed of the Year Competition

8 Funky Backyard Tiny Sheds Shortlisted for the UK’s 2013 Shed of the Year Competition

Founded by Uncle Wilco, the Shed of the Year competition acknowledges a crucial aspect of the United Kingdom's culture. But these days, it's no longer satisfactory to have a small block room with a bunch

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Westbury Garden Rooms Creates Green-Roofed Backyard Retreats

Westbury Garden Rooms Creates Green-Roofed Backyard Retreats

Have you ever dreamed of setting up a room of your own in the backyard? The UK's Westbury Garden Rooms produces free-standing, contemporary cedar-clad eco rooms. The grass-roofed rooms are well insulated

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Cameron Scott Renovates a World War II Airbase into a Sustainable Single Family Farmhouse in England

Cameron Scott Renovates a World War II Airbase into a Sustainable Single Family Farmhouse in England

The owners of this property commissioned Scott to transform the existing airfield after seeing him at a timber construction conference. The farmland surrounding these Nissen huts had been without a

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Artist David Nash Unveils Beautiful Sculptures Made From Fallen Trees at Kew Gardens

Artist David Nash Unveils Beautiful Sculptures Made From Fallen Trees at Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens is a 326-acre UNESCO World Heritage Site located just 30 minutes by Tube from central London. The gardens boast a soaring treetop walkway, galleries and iconic listed buildings. David Nash,

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Darwin Road Residence: Evolve Architecture Unveils a Beautiful Garden Home in London

Darwin Road Residence: Evolve Architecture Unveils a Beautiful Garden Home in London

This new house by Evolve Architecture is situated on a backland site of old allotments in Ealing, London. It was designed with a collection of pitched roofs rising towards the centre of the site and low

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Manchester’s One Angel Square is the UK’s Most BREEAM “Outstanding” Building

Manchester’s One Angel Square is the UK’s Most BREEAM “Outstanding” Building

One Angel Square is the largest commercial building in Manchester, England - and it is now the highest scoring BREEAM Outstanding building in the United Kingdom. Designed by 3DReid, One Angel Square will

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The Donky Bike is an Urban Cargo Bike That Can Carry Heavy Loads

The Donky Bike is an Urban Cargo Bike That Can Carry Heavy Loads

Ben Wilson’s innovation comes at a time when cities are reinventing their transportation systems to provide citizens with alternate means of transportation to satisfy desires to lessen carbon footprints

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mu mu Handcrafts Sustainable iPhone Cases That You Can Also Trade in Later

mu mu Handcrafts Sustainable iPhone Cases That You Can Also Trade in Later

mu mu, a design and manufacturing workshop based in Cambridgeshire, UK, has made a business out of creating sustainable accessories for iDevices. Run by a three-man team, mu mu works with creatives that

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Freegle Brighton Announces Plans to Build Community Center Made Entirely of Local Waste

Freegle Brighton Announces Plans to Build Community Center Made Entirely of Local Waste

Freegle is a UK-based network that allows locals to seek out items other people people are looking to get rid of - including refrigerators, sofas, old doors and windows. Now the Brighton Freegle group

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POD Point Launches Electric Vehicle Charging Network Across the UK

POD Point Launches Electric Vehicle Charging Network Across the UK

Inhabitat has long followed the progress of the electric car - from the spectacular Tesla Roadster to the more utilitarian Nissan Leaf  (although the Leaf has its moments!), with various others in

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Biomorphis Unveils Plans for a Green Timber Bridge to Inspire Bicycling and Biodiversity in Edinburgh

Biomorphis Unveils Plans for a Green Timber Bridge to Inspire Bicycling and Biodiversity in Edinburgh

Like many cities in the United Kingdom (and the world at large), Edinburgh suffers from congestion and dependence on fossil fuels. Biomorphis sees a potential solution for the city’s infrastructure woes

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M&S Survey Reports One in Five Brits Admit to Discarding a Garment After One Wear

M&S Survey Reports One in Five Brits Admit to Discarding a Garment After One Wear

How many garments have you thrown away lately? If you think it's been 6 or more over the past 12 months, then you're right on par with one in three Brits, according to a survey by Marks & Spencer.

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McDonald’s Launches New “Mad-Men”-Inspired Eco-Uniforms for Olympics

McDonald’s Launches New “Mad-Men”-Inspired Eco-Uniforms for Olympics

Mad Men style is running rampant this season and fast food uniforms are apparently no exception. McDonald's U.K. unveiled a new line of eco-friendly uniforms that will make you feel like you're dining

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Scientists Trap a Rainbow With an Array of “Invisibility Cloaks”

Scientists Trap a Rainbow With an Array of “Invisibility Cloaks”

Researchers from Towson University have come close to making science-fiction an everyday reality by “trapping” a rainbow. Most people are familiar with the idea of a cloaking device or

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Geoengineering Experiment in UK Canceled Over Patent Dispute

Geoengineering Experiment in UK Canceled Over Patent Dispute

A controversial geoengineering experiment that would have simulated the cooling effect of a volcanic eruption was canceled this week over a patent dispute. A team of scientists in the United Kingdom had

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Elgin Gas Leak In Scotland’s North Sea Finally Sealed Nearly Two Months After it Began

Elgin Gas Leak In Scotland’s North Sea Finally Sealed Nearly Two Months After it Began

The French energy giant Total announced today that it has finally stopped the natural gas leak at its Elgin platform in the North Sea, 150 miles off the coast of Scotland. The Elgin leak, which started

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$21 Carbon-Neutral Chocolate Bar Will Arrive in the UK By Boat

$21 Carbon-Neutral Chocolate Bar Will Arrive in the UK By Boat

Next week, winds permitting, 24,000 bars of hand-pressed chocolate will arrive in the United Kingdom port of Portsmouth with an unusual claim: the bars are the world's only carbon neutral chocolate

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CuteCircuit Unveils Ready-to-Wear Smart Textiles (Including a Version of Katy Perry’s LED Gown!)

CuteCircuit Unveils Ready-to-Wear Smart Textiles (Including a Version of Katy Perry’s LED Gown!)

Have you ever wanted to be the center of attention like a scene-stealing celebrity? CuteCircuit is making that possible with their wearable technology savvy as they launch ready-to-wear smart textiles,

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Donald Trump Claims Scottish Government “Betrayed” Him With Wind Farm Plans

Donald Trump Claims Scottish Government “Betrayed” Him With Wind Farm Plans

A war of words between Donald Trump and the Scottish government is escalating over plans to install wind turbines near Trump’s golf course, set to open this summer near Aberdeen. Trump claims

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Adele’s New Solar-Powered Seaside Home Will Be Rolling In The Green

Adele’s New Solar-Powered Seaside Home Will Be Rolling In The Green

Leading British singer Adele isn't just rolling in the deep - she's also rolling in the green! We found out this morning that the chanteuse will be giving her new seaside home in Brighton a solar-powered

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Rick Perry Slams UK Program to Educate Texas Climate Skeptics

Rick Perry Slams UK Program to Educate Texas Climate Skeptics

Texas Governor Rick Perry has attacked the United Kingdom’s Foreign Office for its contribution to an initiative that tried to “educate” Texas politicians on climate change. Two state senators from

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