inhabitat

Snøhetta's Vulkan Hives Bring Urban Beekeeping to a Rooftop in Oslo

by , 08/22/14

Read More >

Advertisement

Crystal Clear Solar Panels Could Turn Your iPhone Into an Energy Generator

by , 08/22/14

transparent, solar, concentrator, panel, green, clean, solar, power, electricity, michigan, state, university, lunt

Today’s smartphones are dominated by their screens – and researchers just unveiled a new type of 100% transparent solar panel that could turn displays, windows, and other transparent surfaces into clean energy generators. Vice Motherboard reports that Michigan State University has come up with a crystal clear solar concentrator that can be integrated into anything with a clear surface – from the window of your house to the screen on your smartphone – to gather energy without blocking the view.

Read More >

Engineering Students Create the World's First Unstealable Bike

by , 08/22/14

Yerka project, Unstealable bike, impossible to steal bike, bike theft, stolen bikes, preventing stolen bikes, unstealable bikes, bike commuting, bike transportation, bike locks, bike frame lock, Chilean engineering students bike, engineering students bike, Yerka Unstealable Bike

Chances are that if you do a lot of bike commuting, you’ve had a cycle or two (or three) stolen. Three engineering students in Chile got sick of replacing their own stolen bikes, so they decided to do something about it. The result is the Yerka Project: A bike that the inventors say is impossible to steal. Good news for bike riders, bad news for thieves.

Read More >

Advertisement

A Solar-Powered Hydroponic Food Belt Could Green the Entire Arabian Peninsula

by , 08/22/14

Read More >

Hobbit-Style Turf Homes: Sustainable Houses that Lasts for Centuries

by , 08/22/14

Read More >

Rammed Earth Walls and Louvered Canopies Protect Craigieburn Library From the Intense Australian Sun

by , 08/22/14

Read More >

Greenbuild 2014: The World's Largest Green Building Event is Coming to New Orleans October 22nd!

by , 08/22/14

Heads up architects and green building buffs – the world’s largest sustainable building event, Greenbuild, is coming up in New Orleans from October 22-24! This year the Big Easy is hosting this prestigious international conference and expo, and thousands will visit from around the globe to discover the latest green design innovations, listen to renowned speakers, rub elbows with leading green building professionals, and tour the inspiring new sustainable infrastructure in New Orleans. If you’re considering attending, register before August 14th for early bird pricing!

Read More >

ART

Florentijn Hofman's Famous Oversized Rubber Duck Joins the Tall Ships Festival in Los Angeles

by , 08/22/14
filed under: Art, News

green design, eco design, sustainable design, Florentijn Hofman, Rubber Duck, giant Rubber duck, Tall Ships Festival LA, inflatable sculpture

The giant Rubber Duck is back! Florentijn Hofman’s oversized bath toy is continuing to make its rounds, and its latest port of call is in Los Angeles! The world-famous float is making its West Coast debut as part of the Tall Ships Festival LA.

Read More >

Are These Incredible Rice Paddy-Topped Hong Kong Towers the Skyscrapers of the Future?

by , 08/22/14

Read More >

7 Million Bats Killed by White Nose Syndrome: How You Can Help

by , 08/22/14
filed under: Animals, Conservation, News, Policy

white nose syndrome, bats, northern long-eared bat, bat deaths, fungal disease, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Defenders of Wildlife, petition, campaign, endangered species, habitat loss, agriculture

We’ve reported on the white nose syndrome (WNS) afflicting and killing bats across the U.S. for a few years now. However, the latest estimates from the Defenders of Wildlife put the number of bats killed by the disease near seven million. The population of the northern long-eared bat alone has reduced by almost 99 percent of 2007 levels. In response to the devastation wrought on this particular species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has sadly decided to do nothing for another six months! Read on to find out how you can help campaign to get this species protected under the Endangered Species Act, before it’s too late.

Read More >

Off-Grid Comet Street Studio is a Tranquil Retreat in the Midst of London

by , 08/22/14

Read More >

The World's Largest Ice Sheets are Melting at an Unprecedented Rate

by , 08/22/14

climate, change, global, warming, glacier, glacial, melt, antarctica, greenland, ice, sheet, alfred wegener, institute, report,

A recent report brings more bad news for the future of the human race on Earth, as the world’s two largest ice sheets are melting faster than ever before. On Wednesday the Alfred Wegener Institute in Germany released a new report that shows the ice sheets in western Antarctica and Greenland are melting at their fastest rate since observations began – and contributing to sea level rise twice as fast as they were five years ago.

Read More >

Upcycled Shipping Containers are Reborn as Colorful Schoolrooms

by , 08/22/14

Cuffley Shipping containers are commonly seen on the backs of trucks all over the world, but few of us are accustomed to seeing them in our schools! You can find them for sale in Perth, New York, London, Cape Town, and just about any other major town or city throughout the world, and their durability makes them ideal for long-term building projects. From North America to Africa and Europe, people are recycling and repurposing these containers to combat the lack of free space in schools, creating much-needed classrooms for their students. Here’s a quick round-up of some of the best ones around so far.

Read More >

Come Celebrate the Busy Bees that Keep New York Buzzing with NYC Honey Week

by , 08/22/14
filed under: Inhabitat NYC

NYC Honey Week, Urban beekeeping, NYC beekeeping, NYC events, NYC festival, honey festival, Honey fair, Beekeeper fair, beekeeping workshop, honey dining, honey drinks, Honey Week raffle, Honey Week parade, NYC festivals, NYC September events

The city will be buzzing September 8 – 14 as New York City honey week kicks off! Touted as the “Celebration of the busy bees who pollinate the city that never sleeps,” the event is a citywide celebration of the insects that keep the world humming. To celebrate, there will be honey tastings, cooking classes, tours and a daylong Honey Fest  with contests and a parade at Rockaway Beach.

Read More >

How Tiny House Villages Could Solve America's Homeless Epidemic

by , 08/22/14

ent city urbanism, Andrew Heben, tent cities, tiny house villages, homeless, micro-housing

Could the tiny house phenomenon solve America’s homeless epidemic? Andrew Heben, urban planner and professional tiny house builder, says it can. His new book Tent City Urbanism: From Self-Organized Camps to Tiny House Villages explores the growing trend of American tent cities and how micro housing villages could transition people out of homelessness for good.

Read More >

DIY: How to Turn an Ordinary Cargo Van Into a Cozy Tiny Home on Wheels

DIY: How to Turn an Ordinary Cargo Van Into a Cozy Tiny Home on Wheels

I deliberately bought the longer wheel base Ford Transit Connect XLT, which has no infrastructure in the back and enough height and length that I and others can sit comfortably on a…

Read More >

Far Rockaway Pipeline Project Moves Ahead Despite Community Concerns

Far Rockaway Pipeline Project Moves Ahead Despite Community Concerns

Far Rockaway has not had the best luck as of late. The area is still recovering from Hurricane Sandy, and now a massive, underground gas pipeline is posing a new threat to…

Read More >

Why You Definitely Don't Want to Vandalize Banksy's Graffiti in Utah

Why You Definitely Don't Want to Vandalize Banksy's Graffiti in Utah

You don't want to get caught vandalizing graffiti in Utah, especially if it happens to be by British street artist Banksy. Park City officials charged David William Noll with criminal…

Read More >

Gorgeous Swing Bin May Be the World's Most Elegant Trash Can

Gorgeous Swing Bin May Be the World's Most Elegant Trash Can

Shigeichiro Takeuchi created Swing Bin, a sculptural piece of art that looks almost too beautiful for its actual role as a trash can. The deceptively simple design follows a minimalist…

Read More >

Project Dome Could Power Copenhagen Using Energy From the Sun, Wind, Water, and Biomass!

Project Dome Could Power Copenhagen Using Energy From the Sun, Wind,…

Project Dome is a design proposal submitted to this year's Land Art Generator Initiative design competition, a contest that solicits ideas for constructible regenerative architecture in…

Read More >

inhabitat inhabitat

Welcome to Inhabitat, your online guide to the best green design ideas, innovations and inspiration to build a cleaner, brighter, and better future.

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home