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Architects Transform Old Scottish Farmhouse Into Futuristic Home

The ruins of an old 18th century farmhouse in Dumfries, Scotland, has been converted into a futuristic passive house. Three different layers complete the structure, providing enhanced insulation and illumination throughout.

By Brian Spaen
22 hours ago
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High-Altitude Wind Farms Could Be A Game Changer For Green Energy

Wind generation suffers from intermittent issues, but this could be improved upon by hoisting them higher in the air. Studies from a KAUST research team shows that they're able to retrieve an abundant amount of energy in select parts of the Middle East.

By Brian Spaen
23 hours ago
Food

This Company Found A Way For Carbon Dioxide To Help Overfishing

In an effort to find a way to feed farmed fish more efficiently, one startup has turned to an unlikely source: carbon dioxide.

By Tessa Love
1 day ago
Living

This Company Builds And Delivers Sustainable Prefabs In 3 Months

Dust off your dream of a private work studio, and check out Ecospace Studios design for modular living. They're the sustainable tiny spaces you can order and customize right on the internet. Even better? They deliver.

By Aimee Lutkin
2 days ago
Living

63-Year-Old Designer Creates Faux Leather From Pineapple Leaves

After working with leather for many years, Carmen Hijosa wanted to find a more eco-friendly material. She invented Piñatex, a sustainable faux leather made from pineapple leaves. From shoes to car seats, the potential uses for this product is seemingly endless. 

By Desiree Kaplan
2 days ago
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Stockholm's Affordable Bike Share Program Will Offer 5000 Bikes

Next year, Stockholm will beef up its bike sharing program to 5000, up from 1200 this year, due to increased demand for more docking locations and longer borrowing periods. And it will only cost $33 a year. 

By Tessa Love
2 days ago
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REI Teams Up With Yerdle To Sell Used Products Online

Recreational Equipment, Inc. has been reselling their products at cheaper prices during garage sale events in their store. To reach more people, the company has teamed up with Yerdle, who specializes in reselling with brands in the secondary market.

By Brian Spaen
2 days ago
News

Green Energy Giants Want To Power Puerto Rico's Future Grid

Puerto Rico is continuing to rebuild their electrical grid, and they've received plenty of aid from the solar industry. This could spawn micro grids, which are regionalized solar panels and battery backup systems, in the future.

By Brian Spaen
2 days ago
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Toyota's New 'Concept-i' Makes Self-Driving Cars Totally Customized

After  teasing the Concept-i earlier this year, Toyota has announced further details on the new vehicle line. The autonomous vehicles will feature a unique artificial intelligence that will learn from the driver's interactions to improve their experience.

By Brian Spaen
3 days ago
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New Doc 'Jane' Shares Never Before Seen Footage Of Goodall's Early Years

National Geographic recently found an extensive amount of never before released footage of Goodall during her early years and shares it now with the new documentary, Jane, with a limited release beginning on October 20.

By Desiree Kaplan
3 days ago
Community

California Is The First State To Require Pet Stores Sell Rescue Animals

Pet stores will no longer be able to supply themselves with animals raised in dangerous, abusive, and unhealthy puppy mills and kitten factories.

By Aimee Lutkin
3 days ago
Food

Japanese Startup Gives High School Students Meat-Growing Machines

As lab-grown meat is slow to gain widespread acceptance, one Japanese entrepreneur is turning to a unique method to normalize the product: giving meat-growing machines to high school students. 

By Tessa Love
3 days ago
Renewables

Dairy Company Drives Eco-Change With Solar-Powered Trucks

Challenge Dairy Products is using the first-ever solar-powered zero-emissions commercial-use Transport Refrigeration Units (TRUs), which store and refrigerate products on delivery routes. 

By Tessa Love
4 days ago
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BBC Documentary Highlights How Plastic Damages Our Environment

A new BBC documentary, "Blue Planet II," wrapped up filming and is slated to premiere in 2018 in the US. At the series launch event, naturalist behind the show, David Attenborough, spoke on how damaging plastic pollution is to our environment.

By Brian Spaen
4 days ago
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