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Drought leaves Istanbul with just 45 days' worth of water

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Turkey's capital Istanbul could run out of water in the next 45 days if rain does not fall

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Tesla: the real environmental impact

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Tesla is known for its state-of-the-art electric vehicles, but how sustainable is the company really

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Freedom Cove: an off-grid floating homestead at one with nature

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Off the coast of Tofino, British Columbia, floats a forested, eco-fairyland

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The River House shows off a green renovation in Ireland

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Located in the beautiful County Kilkenny of Ireland, the River House contains a unique mixture of Portuguese design and sustainable elements

Sustainable interior design trends for 2021

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Inhabitat rounded up some of the most sustainable interior design trends predicted for 2021 so you can stay ahead of the curve

An autism-friendly hospital emphasizes nature for resiliency and healing

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Charleston, South Carolina has raised the bar for inclusive healthcare design with the opening of the new Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital and Pearl Tourville Women’s Pavilion

50 countries pledge to conserve 30% of land and water

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The High Ambition Coalition (HAC) for Nature and People has made a pledge to protect 30% of the land and water on Earth by 2030

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Rolloe is a bike wheel that filters outdoor air while you cycle

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While ‘rolling’ through the streets of London, designer Kristen Tapping came up with the idea for Rolloe, a bicycle wheel that filters outdoor air pollution

Researchers discover new species of endangered blue whale

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Researchers have discovered a new blue whale species, according to a paper recently published in Endangered Species Research. The researchers behind the paper recorded a novel blue whale song and verified it in the western Indian Ocean

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Japan to develop wooden satellite in bid to curb space junk

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Japanese company Sumitomo Forestry is collaborating with Kyoto University to develop the world's first wooden satellite

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The European bison population is no longer vulnerable

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The European bison’s population has increased sufficiently for it to be removed from IUCN’s list of vulnerable species

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The Great American Rail-Trail to offer bike access from coast to coast

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A new biking trail will span from sea to cycling sea

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D prefab glass cabin immerses you in nature while you work

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In a world where remote work is becoming the norm, modular design studio ÖÖD is offering a sustainable solution to those who want to feel surrounded by nature without the distractions of a traditional home office

CRAs Playscraper stacks 8 tennis courts into a 300-foot-tall skyscraper

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Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA) and Italo Rota have unveiled designs for the Playscraper, a Jenga-like skyscraper that stacks together eight tennis courts for a total of 60,000 square feet of playing space

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By 2035, all new cars sold in Massachusetts must be electric

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Massachusetts 2050 Decarbonization Roadmap outlines ways for the state to reach net-zero emissions, including transitioning to selling only electric cars

This will be the worlds largest Passive House-certified office building

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Boston’s Financial District will soon welcome the groundbreaking Winthrop Center, a year-round, mixed-use gathering space with a suite of impressive eco-friendly credentials

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O2 Treehouse to launch a treehouse-based hospitality company

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Treewalkers will become a worldwide network of rentable treehouses, enabling investors to provide any number of treehouses for rent from just one single unit to entire treehouse villages

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Foster + Partners wins bid to design the nature-filled Guangming Hub

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The contemporary urban center will feature a sustainable mix of transit options from new metro lines to shared surfaces for cyclists and pedestrians

Bee-killing pesticide approved for emergency use in the UK

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Not only is this chemical thought to kill bees, but rainwater will wash it from fields into rivers

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This city park in Amsterdam could help purify local water

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In addition to providing recreational opportunities for locals, the park will offer a rich variety of landscapes, diverse habitats for fauna and natural water purification systems

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A micro-house offers a formerly homeless resident both privacy and connection

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In working closely with the client, the architects crafted a home that respected her desires for privacy without compromising a sense of community

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Save energy and money with these eco-friendly tips for winter

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Whether winter conjures thoughts of cozy fires and hot cocoa or trudging through snow and ice on the way to work, it's essential to have a plan for coping with the season in a sustainable way both in the home and while you’re away

Take your sustainable lifestyle to the next level in 2021

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If you’re ready to up your environmental commitment this year (and hold larger entities accountable along the way), here are a few ideas — some more dramatic than others — for sustainable resolutions in 2021

Pandemic-inspired Dwelling on Wheels offers off-grid living anywhere

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A pilot project inspired by the pandemic, Dwelling on Wheels is the newest tiny home on wheels designed by Seattle-based firm, Modern Shed. The home features 220 square feet of space, solar power and has off-grid capabilities, all starting at $129,000

Bro.do x Mylea Better Shoes are made from mushroom leather

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As the fashion world looks for alternatives to plastic and leather, mycelium is rising to the top of the material supply chain

Green-roofed home embraces valley views and daylight

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This contemporary, geothermal-powered home is topped with a lush green roof

Green-roofed yna hotel blends into a spectacular Nordic landscape

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Earlier this year, Norwegian architects Green Advisers AS completed the Øyna hotel — Norway’s “first cultural landscape hotel” with stunning views of the Trondheim fjord

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A French wine cellars updated facade doubles as housing for local bats

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Eleven bat nesting boxes have been discreetly integrated into one of the building’s timber-clad gabled end walls

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Capris new electric power station replaces the islands diesel plant

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This clean power station provides Capri with renewable energy and reduces the island's emissions to zero

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Climate change doubles natural disaster costs in the US

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The U.S. spent $95 billion on fixing damage caused by natural disasters last year, which was almost twice the 2019 costs

EXO ONE is a futuristic electric vehicle designed to solve traffic jams

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Designer Piotr Czy?ewski ewski is well aware of traffic jams and parking issues, so he decided to try to tackle the problem by developing EXO ONE

The Cyril tiny home has space for everything including the cats

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For clients Summer and Jason, their tiny house wasn't a home without space for their cats to roam

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Futuristic aviary design uses piezoelectric energy to mimic bird movements

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This self-sufficient aviary shelters birds and offers visitors a close look at these stunning creatures

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CRA reveals the worlds first compostable marker

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Scribit Pen cartridges are made of natural fibers and contain non-toxic, water-based ink

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Predators can easily spot mountain hares in Scotland thanks to climate change

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A new study shows that Scottish mountain hares are left vulnerable to predators as they fail to acclimate while Scotland experiences less snow cover each year

DIY building plans for the luxurious Patara Tiny Home are now for sale

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You'll be amazed by how many luxuries can fit in such a small space

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British wind farms have a record-breaking day

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Last Friday, the wintry weather set a record in Britain as more than 40% of that day’s electricity was generated on wind farms

Den's DIY flat-pack cabin kit takes just 3 days to build

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No nails, no special tools, no problems

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Raphael Warnock could prioritize environmental justice in Senate

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The January 5 Senate runoff in Georgia pits two very different candidates against each other

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Architects turn invasive plants and forestry waste into a sculpture

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After Architecture is showing how forestry waste and invasive plant species can be repurposed as bio-based construction materials