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  • A Serious Water Crisis Could Hit the US by 2030 Because of Dirty Power

    31 July 2014, 6:00 am by: Kristine Lofgren

    In just 16 short years, the United States (and the rest of the world) could be facing serious water shortage if it doesn’t change the way that it generates power. As the population increases, so does water consumption and power usage. Right now, energy…
  • Berlin Baumraum Treehouse Lets You Swap Your City Apartment For a Room Among the Leaves

    31 July 2014, 1:00 am by: Liz Eve

    In a tranquil woodland building plot next to Berlin’s popular Krumme Lanke Lake, these urban treehouses provide everything you need for a comfortable retreat within a compact 28m2 structure, 4m up within the forest canopy. Related: BAUMRAUM: Stunning
  • Artificial Leaf Can Make Oxygen in Space with Water and Light

    30 July 2014, 5:45 pm by: Kristine Lofgren

    It seems like we are constantly getting a little bit closer to being able to live in outer space, but one teeny-tiny little detail keeps holding us back: oxygen. Plants just don’t like zero gravity environments, and toting around an indefinite oxygen supply
  • Stunning Translucent Modular Home in Venice For Sale For $5 Million

    30 July 2014, 5:44 pm by: Bridgette Meinhold

    Mark Baez's MCube is an amazing custom-built modular house in Venice that can be endlessly reconfigured - and it just hit the market for a cool $5,950,000. The home is made from 10-foot cubic modules that can be moved around to change the floor plan, and
  • Vo Trong Nghia Unveils Towering Bamboo Lotus Pavilion for the World Expo 2015

    30 July 2014, 5:43 pm by: Taz Loomans

    Vo Trong Nghia's lotus pavilion was inspired by local flora, but it holds a universal message. "Growing from the muddy ponds it rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty. The flower is proof that patience can turn difficulties into advantages,"
  • Win $50,000 for a Dream Expedition from National Geographic

    30 July 2014, 5:42 pm by: Inhabitat

    Brought to you by National Geographic Whether you prefer to explore in the outback or under a microscope, National Geographic is looking for the next generation of explorers in any field to submit their dream project for "Expedition Granted," where one
  • How to Avoid Fines and Not Get Caught Up in California’s Drought/Lawn Watering Catch-22

    30 July 2014, 5:41 pm by: Brian Barth

    The worst drought in 500 years…
  • Roomoon: Awesome Moon-Shaped Treehouse Tents are Perfect for Summer Glamping

    30 July 2014, 5:40 pm by: Inhabitat

    The roomoon was designed by Rufus Martin as an a-level project at Bryanston School. He continued to develop the spherical tents, and now they can be ordered by anybody around the world. Each tent is handcrafted from a sheet of lightweight yet durable canvas.
  • MAD and Studio Gang to Design George Lucas’ Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago

    30 July 2014, 5:39 pm by: Lidija Grozdanic

    Filmmaker George Lucas has appointed MAD and Studio Gang to design his proposed art museum in Chicago. The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (LMNA) will present a history of moving images and educate visitors on various topics concerning narrative art. The project
  • Europe is Turning the Iron Curtain Into a Cycling Path to Boost Bike Tourism and Promote Peace

    30 July 2014, 5:38 pm by: Josh Marks

    While East-West tensions are the highest they have been since the Cold War, European Union officials are planning to turn a symbol of that dark period -- the Iron Curtain -- into a bicycle path that will boost tourism and promote unity on the continent. The
  • The Cost of Doing Nothing: The Economist Looks At How Climate Change Threatens Our Economy

    30 July 2014, 5:37 pm by: Jill Fehrenbacher

    This past May was the hottest on record ever, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The average surface temperature around the world was almost 1°C above its average last century, and Alaska almost 2°C over its average. There's
  • Iliui Turns Old Tin Cans Into Cool Modern Task Lamps

    30 July 2014, 4:00 pm by: Inhabitat

    Iliui shines new light on old tin cans by turning them into cool modern task lamps. The designers take old tomato or coffee tins and give them a fresh coat of paint before setting them atop wooden bases. The upcycled lampshades look like miniature spotlights,
  • New Jersey College Reduces Energy Costs and Bird Fatalities with CollidEscape Window Film

    30 July 2014, 3:30 pm by: Inhabitat

    Most of know by now that tens of millions of birds die every year from window collisions, but only recently have architects and designers begun to address this devastating issue on both residential and commercial structures. Atlantic Cape Community College,
  • Art of Board Turns Old Skateboards into the Coolest Wall and Floor Tiles Ever

    30 July 2014, 3:00 pm by: Inhabitat

    Recycling skateboards is all the rage lately, but these tiles are the coolest upcycled product we've seen to date. Art of Board is a lifestyle and design brand that embodies the creative spirit, freedom and individuality of skateboarding. The group's hard
  • Amazing Egyptian Cave Churches are Carved Out of Solid Rock in Cairo

    30 July 2014, 2:30 pm by: Lucy Wang

    A marginalized minority of Coptic Christians in a Muslim-majority country, the Zabbaleen were forcibly relocated to the outskirts of Cairo by the government in 1969. After creating a new home at Mokattam, they also carved the Monastery of Saint Simon into
  • 6 Simple Lifestyle Changes that Save Both Energy and Money

    30 July 2014, 2:00 pm by: Spencer H. Johnson

    Even though a lot of people may disagree, choices that can help save the environment often save you money as well. By learning from and curbing our regular habits, we can decrease our impact and contribute meaningfully to the Earth. Teaching our kids these
  • Seed-Saving Part 1: Harvesting and Storing Herb, Tomato, and Berry Seeds

    30 July 2014, 12:30 pm by: Catherine Winter-Hébert

    Another great aspect of harvest season is that it’s the time of year when most plants go to seed, thus ensuring a strong new crop for the following spring. Those of you with food gardens have probably noticed the metamorphosis that your plants are going
  • What’s the Carbon Footprint of Your Favorite Food or Activity?

    30 July 2014, 12:20 pm by: Inhabitat

    Did you know that the carbon footprint of a diamond necklace is the same as that of drinking 1,333 pints of beer? Or that a mile traveled by a subway train has the same carbon footprint of 3 teapots boiled by gas energy? These fun snippets of information can
  • Fuel-Saving Wonderbags Keep Cooking Food Long After You Turn Off the Heat

    30 July 2014, 11:35 am by: Tafline Laylin

    So how does the Wonderbag work? It couldn't be more simple. Users simply put their pot of food on the stove - it can be a stew, rice, maize meal, or other staples. Once it has been brought to a boil, the pot goes into the highly insulated fabric bag, which
  • Moment Factory Creates Stunning Foresta Lumina Night Walk in Quebec

    30 July 2014, 11:09 am by: Beverley Mitchell

    The park hosts 28 kilometers of walking trails around the 50-meter (164-foot) deep gorge, as well as the longest suspension footbridge in the world. After dark, visitors to Foresta Lumina can explore an enchanted trail that winds through the woods for two

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