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999Bottles Reusable Water Bottle Keeps Track of the Disposable Bottles You Don’t Buy

999Bottles Reusable Water Bottle Keeps Track of the Disposable Bottles You Don’t Buy

999 Bottles is not just another water bottle - it's a beautifully designed system that helps you track and visualize the positive impact you can have on the environment by drinking from reusable bottles

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Realities:United Receive Bronze Holcim Award for Regenerative River Swimming Pool in Berlin

Realities:United Receive Bronze Holcim Award for Regenerative River Swimming Pool in Berlin

The Spree River splits in two in the heart of Berlin and flows around the touristy museum island. A movement is underway to transform the unused canal into a multi-recreational tourist attraction for

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New NRDC Report Ranks States’ Preparedness for Water Challenges Linked to Climate Change

New NRDC Report Ranks States’ Preparedness for Water Challenges Linked to Climate Change

Rising water levels. Stronger storms. Water shortages. Climate change will affect the United States in a variety of ways, but water is the resource that it's guaranteed to impact the most. In states

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Bishan Park: Singapore Transforms a Concrete Channel Into a Vibrant Riverside Park

Bishan Park: Singapore Transforms a Concrete Channel Into a Vibrant Riverside Park

Situated in the heart of Singapore, Bishan Park is one of the city's most popular green spaces. Once a utilitarian concrete channel, the site has been transformed into a naturalized river through a

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Buenos Aires’ Bioparque Temaikén Boasts the Largest Aviary in South America

Buenos Aires’ Bioparque Temaikén Boasts the Largest Aviary in South America

Temaikén's Aviary is the biggest in South America and holds around 2,500 birds that live inside and outside the big net structures. Visitors can walk through the Aviary´s path to see the birds in

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Margot Krasojevic Unveils a Water-Purifying Footbridge for Amsterdam

Margot Krasojevic Unveils a Water-Purifying Footbridge for Amsterdam

Water management is still the most important function of Amsterdam's canals - without them, the city would drown. Circulating the water is also vital for sanitary reasons - three times a week, 14 of the

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Greenpeace’s 3D Street Art Teaches About Toxic Chemicals in Our Laundry

Greenpeace’s 3D Street Art Teaches About Toxic Chemicals in Our Laundry

Greenpeace activists and Planet Streetpainting artists teamed up to create this amazing optical illusion at the World Fashion Centre in Amsterdam. The piece is bringing attention to hidden toxic

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More Than 90 College Campuses Ban the Sale of Bottled Water

More Than 90 College Campuses Ban the Sale of Bottled Water

Bottled water is drying up on college campuses, thanks to a growing movement led by student activists to ban its sale on school grounds. In their place, schools are handing out reusable bottles to

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OASIS and Philips Team Up to Launch Instant UV Water Disinfection System

OASIS and Philips Team Up to Launch Instant UV Water Disinfection System

Wouldn't it be nice if clean, filtered water was available everywhere? OASIS International and Philips Lighting are partnering together to make this dream a reality, one water cooler at a time. Philips'

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Water-Storing Himalaya Towers Take First Place in 2012 eVolo Skyscraper Competition

Water-Storing Himalaya Towers Take First Place in 2012 eVolo Skyscraper Competition

These amazing Himalaya Water Towers are designed to stem the impact of global warming by collecting and storing water, helping to regulate the use of our planet's most precious natural resource. The

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Elocal Infographic Shows How Much Water Your Home is Wasting

Elocal Infographic Shows How Much Water Your Home is Wasting

From spending five extra minutes in the shower to leaving the faucet running while you do the dishes, you most likely waste more water in your home than you think you do. While fresh water is a renewable

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6 Easy-to-Carry Essentials That Will Keep Your Travels Green

6 Easy-to-Carry Essentials That Will Keep Your Travels Green

1. Water Bottle Many tourists are so afraid of the water in foreign countries that they end up buying bottle after plastic bottle that then lands either on the ground or in the local dump. Even when

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‘Water Footprint of Humanity’ Study Shows Average Person Uses 1,056 Gallons of Water Each Day

‘Water Footprint of Humanity’ Study Shows Average Person Uses 1,056 Gallons of Water Each Day

Hold on to your office chairs, research-loving infographic fans – we’ve got a doozy for you here. Researchers at the University of Twente in the Netherlands have compiled a report on the

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Water Works Park Will Connect Residents With the River Watershed in Des Moines, Iowa

Water Works Park Will Connect Residents With the River Watershed in Des Moines, Iowa

Sasaki Associates and their team of RDG and AES beat over 40 proposals to design the river/city interface for the new Water Works Parkitecture in Des Moines, IA. The new Water Works Park will combine both

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Cadmium Spill in China’s Liu River Threatens to Contaminate Water Supply for 3 Million People

Cadmium Spill in China’s Liu River Threatens to Contaminate Water Supply for 3 Million People

A cadmium spill in the Liu River of southern China has police and emergency personnel scrambling to clean and protect the water supply of a major city in its path. Despite three previous clean up efforts,

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2011 Was the 11th Hottest Year on Record

2011 Was the 11th Hottest Year on Record

An average global temperature of 57.9 degrees Fahrenheit marked 2011 as the 11th hottest year on record. At a full 0.9 degrees warmer than the 20th century average, this past year was hotter than

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Stacy Levy’s Tide Flowers Bloom With the Rising Waters of the Hudson River

Stacy Levy’s Tide Flowers Bloom With the Rising Waters of the Hudson River

Even when you’re in a city surrounded by water, the movement of tides can become invisible. Artist Stacy Levy took the fluctuation of tides and amplified them with a series of giant Tide Flowers.

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Artist Stacy Levy’s ‘Ridge and Valley’ Is an Interactive Watershed

Artist Stacy Levy’s ‘Ridge and Valley’ Is an Interactive Watershed

It might look like an unchanging giant stone museum piece, but this map of Pennsylvania's water systems is very much alive. When it rains, the intricate carvings of the state's creeks and rivers fill with

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VertiCrop Processes 10,000 Plants Every 3 Days Using Vertical Hydroponic Farming

VertiCrop Processes 10,000 Plants Every 3 Days Using Vertical Hydroponic Farming

Vertical farming is one of the most innovative solutions for lowering the amount of energy, space, and water needed to grow food, but Valcent Products has taken the practice to a whole new level with

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Floating Pool Could Clean the Water in Prague’s Vltava River

Floating Pool Could Clean the Water in Prague’s Vltava River

The floating circular pool would be located in the middle of the river - close to the islands, but before the spillway. Only accessible by boat, the pool offers recreational space for residents of the

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PHOTOS: Cacheuta Thermal Water Park Is a Summer Escape Wedged In Argentina’s Andes Mountains

PHOTOS: Cacheuta Thermal Water Park Is a Summer Escape Wedged In Argentina’s Andes Mountains

Cacheuta Hot Springs is only a short bus ride away from Mendoza's capital, and the entry cost is only  $7(US) for adults. It is the perfect place to spend a day out with friends or family swimming, or

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Waving Wall: Massive Recycled Bottle Installation Shows the Virtual Water Footprint of Two Pairs of Jeans

Waving Wall: Massive Recycled Bottle Installation Shows the Virtual Water Footprint of Two Pairs of Jeans

Did you know that it takes 140 liters of water to produce a standard cup of coffee - without milk? This is virtual water footprint includes the H20 used to irrigate and process the coffee beans and

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PHOTOS: Life at Aconcagua’s Confluencia, a Sustainable Geodesic Base Camp in the Argentine Andes

PHOTOS: Life at Aconcagua’s Confluencia, a Sustainable Geodesic Base Camp in the Argentine Andes

A four-hour bus journey west of Mendoza will leave you at the stone-entrance of the Aconcagua National Park. After a four-hour trekking through small paths up the mountain along Rio Horcones, you will

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Israeli Designer Talia Mukmel Makes Funky Objects from Earth, Flour, Sand and String

Israeli Designer Talia Mukmel Makes Funky Objects from Earth, Flour, Sand and String

Inspired by the crafts and basic materials used by African tribes, Israeli designer Talia Mukmel created a series of the funky, bumpy containers seen above. Made using knotting techniques like macramé

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The Eco-Luxe Cacheuta Thermal Hotel & Resort is a Tranquil Health Sanctuary in the Andes

The Eco-Luxe Cacheuta Thermal Hotel & Resort is a Tranquil Health Sanctuary in the Andes

The resort's architecture is alpine and has an outdoor sitting deck overlooking the large garden with bamboo parasols that protect visitors from Mendoza's hot summer sun. The fresh green garden is fenced

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Green Stream Linear Park: Vibrant New Public Space in São Paulo Could Help Alleviate Flash Flooding

Green Stream Linear Park: Vibrant New Public Space in São Paulo Could Help Alleviate Flash Flooding

New rain patterns are the cause of the disastrous flash floods of recent years and previous infrastructure is unable to contain the waters. While many neighborhoods have experienced problems, the area

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Solar Cucumber Harvests Fresh Drinking Water From the Ocean

Solar Cucumber Harvests Fresh Drinking Water From the Ocean

The 'Solar Cucumber' is an innovative desalination plant design with the potential to help water-starved communities in coastal environments. The solar-powered desalination unit turns seawater to

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Levi’s Launches 2 Million Pairs of Jeans Made With Better Cotton

Levi’s Launches 2 Million Pairs of Jeans Made With Better Cotton

This week Levi's invited Inhabitat to their San Francisco HQ to celebrate their first collection of products made with Better Cotton. The initiative is working with 40,000 farmers to produce cotton using

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Thailand’s Hilton Hotel Features Stunning Interiors Inspired by the Sea’s Deep Currents

Thailand’s Hilton Hotel Features Stunning Interiors Inspired by the Sea’s Deep Currents

The Hilton Pattaya hotel in Thailand is an oasis of natural luxury and relaxation that features long pools of calm water stretching out from its entrance. The stunning 302-room property's main lobby and

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