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World's highest glass bridge in China to include three crazy swings

57 minutes agoLifestyle / Green Living : Inhabitat

The completion of China's latest glass bridge, the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge designed by Haim Dotan Architects, has been delayed, but thrill-seekers won't mind the wait. Vice General Manager Joe Chen of the Zhangjiajie Canyon Tourism Management Co. Show More Summary

Man-made meteor shower proposed for 2020 Olympics

59 minutes agoLifestyle / Green Living : Inhabitat

Olympic opening ceremonies are known for spectacle. Yet few countries, if any, have entertained the masses from space. Japanese ALE Company hopes to make history for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo by creating SkyCanvas, a "man-made meteor...Show More Summary

China to test crazy traffic straddling bus this summer

59 minutes agoLifestyle / Green Living : Inhabitat

In China, traffic jams are serious business—like, ‘50 lanes of gridlock’ serious. A Beijing company called Transit Explore Bus is gearing up to test an incredible solution that we first reported nearly six years ago. This summer theShow More Summary

Dutch designer upcycles abandoned shopping carts into luxury sofas and chairs

59 minutes agoLifestyle / Green Living : Inhabitat

Dutch designer Etiënne Reijnders has taken it upon himself to turn abandoned, run-down shopping carts into elegant chairs and sofas. The process involves sawing, cutting, folding, forging and welding the steel. Once finished, the pieces are galvanized and fitted with new plastic parts. Show More Summary

Cyborg artist can sense earthquakes around the world as they are happening

59 minutes agoLifestyle / Green Living : Inhabitat

Some artists play to the beat of their own drum - but Moon Ribas plays to the beat of the Earth’s constant seismic movement. A self-proclaimed “cyborg artist,” Ribas feels the vibrations of earthquakes through a subdermal implant and...Show More Summary

These portable triangular solar modules charge up in a jiffy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyYbZV3aGOY The designers suggest their fast-charging Portable Solar Modules are ideal for outdoor activities - though they are admittedly vague with details since this is still a conceptual design. Charged...Show More Summary

A brewery in Florida is saving sea turtles with an edible six-pack ring

We’ve all seen those heartbreaking images of marine animals strangled in the plastic rings that hold together six beverage cans, commonly used for beer and soda. One brewery in Florida is taking on this terrible environmental problem by creating “edible six-pack rings” which sea turtles can happily chomp on rather than risking injury or death. Show More Summary

How 'diversion architecture' will make outdoor concert festivals more sustainable

Everyone looks forward to outdoor music festivals, but most large scale gatherings contribute a staggering amount of waste. That's why every year Happy Valley, Oregon hosts The Pickathon Music Festival, one of the world's most sustainable concert events. Show More Summary

16-year-old wins Marvel's STEM challenge with seeing eye robot

Seeing eye dogs make great companions for the visually impaired, but what if there was one that didn’t need to be fed or cleaned up after? Sixteen-year-old Maia Dua created one: a seeing eye robot that can do everything a dog can, without the expensive and lengthy training. Show More Summary

Groundbreaking affordable, paper-thin filter removes viruses from water

Though over 748 million people around the world don't have access to clean drinking water, water filters aren't as widely used as they could be due to prohibitive costs. Many rely on chemical methods of cleaning water instead, which only inactivate microorganisms rather than getting rid of them. Show More Summary

Chevron CEO To His Board: Our Ecuador Problem Just Won't Go Away

[Of course, we don't have access to Chevron's internal communications. But if we did, this "memo" is what we imagine we might see. It's hard to peek into the mind of someone who is responsible for massive environmental destruction and...Show More Summary

Toyota announces return of the stair-climbing iBOT wheelchair

This week Toyota revealed plans for its second generation iBOT prototype, a wheelchair so adaptable it allows people to climb stairs. The comeback is great news for people who feel limited by conventional wheelchair mobility and could...Show More Summary

Our carbon budget could be shot in five years, researchers say

As we hurtle towards the 2 degrees Celsius limit, climate scientists at CarbonBrief scrutinized carbon budgets to see how long we have left before we use them up. These budgets relate amounts of carbon humans can emit to stay below 1.5 degrees, 2 degrees, and 3 degrees Celsius greater than levels before the Industrial Revolution. Show More Summary

Mitsubishi president and VP to resign amidst fuel-economy scandal

President of Mitsubishi Motors Corp. Tetsuro Aikawa announced his impending resignation in response to the publicity of the automaker’s fuel economy data manipulation. Both he and vice president Ryugo Nakao will step down on June 24,...Show More Summary

Climate Change This Week: Hot Spiral, Big Oil Cleaning, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Bizarre Biodiversity in the Boreal are wood frogs that freeze in winter, thaw in spring - another reason to help preserve these important carbon storing systems. Source...Show More Summary

Dolphins that are adapted to elude killer whales are facing extinction because of something far worse

Tiny, Unique, and Nearly Gone from Wikiwhale on Vimeo. The tiny Maui's dolphin, whose evolutionary path has out-maneuvered that of the brainiest predator in the ocean - the killer whale - now faces near extinction at the hands of man. Show More Summary

Fossil Fuel Industry-Funded Attorneys General Try to Block ExxonMobil Climate Fraud Probe

You could call it the battle of the attorneys general: one side representing the public interest, exactly what attorneys general are supposed to do; the other side representing the special interests, exactly what they are not supposed...Show More Summary

When it Comes to Climate Change, We Should Start Small, Fail Fast, and Dream Big

By William Kamkwamba When I set out to build a windmill and deliver renewable energy to my small village in Malawi, I was thinking only of the energy opportunities that would come; I never dreamed of the other doors that would open.Show More Summary

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