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Son builds modern dream cabin from recycled materials for his aging father

Retiring to a cozy cabin in the woods is a dream of many. Josh Wynne helped his father fulfill that goal when he designed and built Mike’s Hammock, a compact dwelling located on his property in Nokomis, Florida. Designed for handicap...Show More Summary

This Living Light is powered by a houseplant

Imagine a lamp that doesn't need to be plugged in - and that you have to water once a week. Ermi van Oers is making it happen with this incredible plant-turned-lamp. The Living Light is an off-grid light that's powered by a houseplant instead of an electrical socket.[...]

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat's own Greg Beach on telling global stories through the lens of a small town

How much do you know about your hometown? Author and Inhabitat writer Greg Beach, who moved to Watertown, Massachusetts at age nine, was inspired to dig more into his town's history after the Boston Marathon Bombing. You may only beShow More Summary

New NASA tool shows exactly how melting glaciers will affect coastal cities

NASA has developed a new tool that individuals and communities can use to determine the precise impacts that sea level rise will have on individual coastal cities. This newly accessible information provide scientists and policymakers with a more complete understanding of the consequences of climate change in specific areas. Show More Summary

Keystone 1 oil pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons days ahead of Keystone XL permit decision

210,000 gallons of crude oil seeped out of the TransCanada-owned Keystone 1 pipeline this week - mere days before Nebraska's Public Service Commission (PSC) is set to make a decision on whether or not to grant a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. Show More Summary

Durable canvas cloth with embedded solar cells generates 120 watts per square meter

Tents, sun shades, and canopies could generate renewable energy with Norway-based Tarpon Solar's photovoltaic canvas. The company's flexible tarpaulins are topped with bendy solar cells from Swedish company Midsummer. [...]

Fisker patents EV battery with a range of 500 miles that can be charged in 1 minute

It might sound too good to be true - but Fisker is working on an electric vehicle battery that can charge up to 100% in just one minute. They've reportedly made a breakthrough in solid-state batteries - and their technology could allow an EV to travel 500 miles after a single charge. [...]

10 Healthy, energizing, clean-eating Thanksgiving recipes

Colder weather is upon us and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. The typical Thanksgiving gorge-fest of carb-heavy potatoes, bread stuffing and turkey often leaves people feeling tired and bloated, so this year we're seeking out...Show More Summary

Suspicious radioactive cloud over Europe may have originated in Russia

A radioactive cloud of pollution sounds like a plot point out of a B movie - but that's what multiple European monitoring stations recently detected. Official monitors in Germany and France detected ruthenium 106, a nuclide, in late September, and some people suggested it originated in Kazakhstan or southern Russia. [...]

Shigeru Ban honored with Mother Teresa award for dedication to disaster relief architecture

Prolific architect and Pritzker Prize recipient, Shigeru Ban has been selected as one of the winners of the Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice. Often referred to as Architecture's First Responder, the Japanese architect is known for his dedication to creating humanitarian designs that combine the needs of refugees with sustainability.[...]

Early Signs That 2018 Will Be The Year Of The Climate Voter

It’s hard to believe, but the 2018 election cycle is already here. The 2017 campaign lawn signs haven’t come down yet, but

Tesla Semi — 8 Charger Holes, 800 kWh Battery? Tesla Megacharger — 1.6 Megawatts?

KManAuto is a well known chronicler of everything Tesla on his popular YouTube channel. He was on hand at the Tesla Semi extravaganza yesterday (along with our own Kyle Field) and shot some video that includes a first look at the charging port for Tesla's groundbreaking Class 8 heavy hauler. Show More Summary

New Tesla Roadster (Fastest Production Car Ever) In Broader Context

Tesla's first production car was called the Roadster. Built on a heavily modified Lotus chassis, it was a direct descendant of the tZero, itself a modification of an existing sports car chassis. The tZero was manufactured by AC Propulsion, a small company near Los Angeles, and it used conventional lead-acid batteries. Show More Summary

Sunslice, The Smallest Solar Charger In The World

Every day, the smartphone goes here and there with us — on the jog, the walk, bicycle, metro, and in the EV. It is often using handy apps along the way. Checking email, texting, working on the metro, scrolling social media in the cafe or while the car is charging, on the phone — these activities are a way of life for many. Show More Summary

Embark Hauls Frigidaire On Semi-Autonomous Trucks

Embark has partnered with Frigidaire and Ryder to haul appliances on semi-autonomous trucks on lesser-traffic highways.

Statoil Launches “World’s First” Floating Wind Energy Project, Hywind Scotland — Where Will It Lead?

The Norwegian oil firm Statoil has confirmed its final investment decision to develop what will be the "world's first" floating wind energy project — the Hywind wind farm pilot park offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire (Scotland)

Top Spots Of Climate Change Performance Index 2018 Remain Unoccupied With No Paris-Compatible Countries

The top three positions on the Climate Change Performance Index 2018 again remain unoccupied since no countries are currently on a Paris Climate Agreement-compatible pathway, leaving Sweden to top out at fourth while Australia continues to occupy one of the lowest positions and is joined by the United States. 

Walmart plans to pilot test the new Tesla Semi

Walmart says that it intends to be among the first companies to pilot Tesla’s new all-electric Semi heavy-duty truck. The retailer told CNBC that it’s “excited to be among the first” to test the new vehicle, and to see how it might help them achieve “long-term sustainability goals” including decreasing their overall emissions footprint. The retailer will… Read More

Watch Tesla’s new Roadster show off its record-breaking speed

Tesla has delivered the ultimate fan car – a revamped version of its original Roadster, with crazy fast acceleration of 0 to 60 mph in just 1.9 seconds, 0 to 100 mph times of only 4.2 seconds, a top speed north of 250 mph and 621 miles...Show More Summary

This solar-powered floating farm combines agriculture and dining under one roof

As urban farming becomes increasingly popular, people are finding new, unexpected ways of incorporating agriculture into cities. From rooftops and community gardens, urban farming has descended to waterways and lakes - as in this solar-powered floating farm that doubles as a restaurant. Show More Summary

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