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Crazy home carved into a coastal cliff has a swimming pool roof

This amazing concrete house in carved into a cliff overlooking the Aegean Sea. OPA designed Casa Brutale as a brutalist building that reminds of the iconic Casa Malaparte in Naples, Italy, by acting as its volumetric opposite. The monolithic underground

Tree Church is a living, breathing chapel made of real trees

18 minutes agoLifestyle / Green Living : Inhabitat

After Barry Cox traveled the world admiring churches, he decided to build his own--out of trees. Using five different tree species and a tree spade from his work at Treelocations, the New Zealand resident created a living, breathing house of worship 100

Climate Change This Week: The Extreme Weather Connection, Another Solar Breakthrough, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Beautiful in so many ways: where people moved government to act on climate. Source OO Netherlands: For First Time, A Court Orders A Government To Act On Global Warming Moore, OK, the day after a huge tornado demolished it. Show More Summary

Self-driving electric “robocabs” could slash GHG emissions 94%, study shows

Autonomous vehicle research and development is hot, hot, hot. Google’s self-driving cars are on the streets already, Uber is laying the groundwork, and Tesla’s upcoming update for the Model S will include some ‘self-steering’ features. We’ve

Ekaggrat Singh Kalsi 3D-prints masterpieces with light

Though the technology is in its infancy, 3D printing has already found a wide range of uses. 3D printers have been used to create prosthetic limbs, meat, entire two story homes, and much more. 3D printers are even capable of producing new 3D printers! a

Gorgeous Doll’s House extension transforms a drafty bungalow into an energy-efficient home

Australian design firm BKK Architects completed the Doll’s House, a flexible and energy-efficient addition to a former drafty bungalow. Taking inspiration from the traditional children’s doll’s house, the gabled home features a beautiful fully by

Wind Power In Scotland Continues To Astound

Scotland’s wind energy industry continues to astound observers, with the most recent figures from June showing that wind generated more than double the outputs, compared to a year earlier. According to data provided and analysed by WeatherEnergy,...Show More Summary

Barbra Streisand Joins Fight Against Dog Meat Festival

Award winning singer and actress Barbra Streisand has released a statement showing her opposition to the Chinese Yulin Dog Meat Festival. “I would like to join with Humane Society International Read More The post Barbra Streisand Joins Fight Against Dog Meat Festival appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Siemens Awarded Possible $1.2 Billion Wind Turbine Order

Siemens has been awarded a wind turbine order for 580 MW by DONG Energy for the Race Bank wind power plant which could be worth up to $1.2 billion. Siemens will provide 91 of its 6 MW direct drive wind turbines to the Race Bank offshore...Show More Summary

Gigantic swimmable ball pit takes over D.C.’s National Building Museum

As any Washingtonian would know, our nation’s capital is sadly not home to any beaches (and we don’t recommend taking a dip in the Potomac River!). For a few months in 2015, however, you can finally partake in the quintessential summer activity in a

Modern open-plan home in Jackson Hole reduces construction waste with six prefab units

Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture teamed up with Method Homes to make a sprawling prefab home in breathtaking Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Set in the footprint of the property’s former home, the modern rectilinear house is made up of six modules. a

A coal mine in Scotland was turned into a vast universe made out of plants and stones

What better use for an old coal mine than a whole new universe? This is just what the Duke of Buccleuch and architect Charles Jencks did with an open cast coal mine located within Scotland’s Lowther Hills. The 22-hectare site was an industrial eyesore

Unilever Crowdsources Sustainability Innovations

Unilever recently unveiled the new Foundry Ideas platform at the Cannes Lions Festival. It will amplify the company's current efforts, acting as a hub for consumers and entrepreneurs to work together to tackle sustainability challen...

Food Waste, Foster Kids and a Social Revolution

One social enterprise and nonprofit decided to take food waste and create a culinary school to teach felons and foster care youth how to cook. Meals are given to people in need, with a focus on the elderly. Once the culinary students graduate, they are hired by restaurants or social enterprises. It’s a brilliant model that is shaking up societal norms.

California Achieves Economic Growth Without Growing Emissions

California is proving to the rest of America that economic success does not require increased pollution. The state recently reached an economic development milestone: At a time when the California economy is growing faster than the U.S. economy, it managed to reduce greenhouse gas emission by 1.5 million metric tons.

Renewables = 17% of US Electricity Production In April (Exclusive)

Following my latest US electricity capacity report, let’s look at actual electricity generation. As the headline indicates, renewables accounted for 17% (or 17.1% if you want to be slightly more precise) of US electricity production in April, when including a CleanTechnica estimate for rooftop solar electricity production. Show More Summary

Why Policy Change is the Only Way to Open Impact Investing Floodgates

Bain Capital and Blackrock have created dedicated impact practices. High net-worth individuals and family offices are gathering to share deals, ideas and experiences. Foundations are sharing best practices. And yet, the amount of dollars invested in real projects and actual businesses is still a minuscule percentage of all invested capital. What’s holding us back?

Billionaire On Way To Building Largest Wind Farm In North America… And It’s Not Warren Buffett

If you guessed Warren Buffett you're wrong -- another US billionaire is building the largest wind farm in North America, partly on his own property Billionaire On Way To Building Largest Wind Farm In North America… And It’s Not Warren...Show More Summary

Video: Monique Oxender, Keurig Green Mountain on “The ROI of Sustainability”

At Sustainable Brands 2015 we asked thought leaders to define the "ROI of Sustainability" in their words. In this video, Monique Oxender, chief sustainability officer for Keurig Green Mountain, shares some thoughts.

How One Social Venture Unlocked the Code To Millennial Giving

Change Heroes is a social venture that is revolutionizing the way charities and nonprofits tap into millennial giving.

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