Inhabitat - Innovation

NYC Metronome clock now displays deadline for irreversible global warming

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Climate Clock shows that we have about 7 years to stop irreversible effects of global warming

Botswana elephant deaths caused by cyanobacteria

Inhabitat - Innovation

The mysterious elephant deaths in Botswana this summer were caused by a toxic blue-green algae

198
198

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Oil and plastic industry spent millions to mislead the public about plastic recycling

Inhabitat - Innovation

A new investigation by NPR and PBS Frontline reveals that for decades, executives in the oil and plastic industries invested millions of U.S. dollars into misleading the public about the recycling of plastics. As a good citizen, you sort your trash, thinking that the plastic will be recycled to reduce pollution. Unfortunately, all that effort might be in vain

Asia's largest organic rooftop farm can grow 20 tons of food annually

Inhabitat - Innovation

Organic urban agriculture, renewable energy and beautiful landscaping come together at the Thammasat University Rooftop Farm (TURF), Asia's largest organic rooftop farm that spans 236,806 square feet. Bangkok-based landscape architecture and urban design firm LANDPROCESS designed the productive landscape in response to both the Thai capital's sprawling urbanization and rising food and water scarcity concerns amid the climate crisis

Lunaz converts the classic Rolls-Royce to a fully electric car

Inhabitat - Innovation

Only 30 electric Rolls-Royce Phantom V models will be produced

Washington bans wildlife-killing competitions

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has voted to end hunting competitions in the state

188
188

Spend the night among the trees in southern Denmark

Inhabitat - Innovation

If you find yourself in a particular section of the landscape near Genner, Denmark, a nest hanging from the treetops could be your chosen sleeping spot

186
186

LEGO responds to kids' worries about single-use plastics

Inhabitat - Innovation

Kids have spoken. And LEGO has listened. “We We have received many letters from children about the environment asking us to remove single-use plastic packaging,” said LEGO Group CEO, Niels B Christiansen, in a statement. “We We have been exploring alternatives for some time and the passion and ideas from children inspired us to begin to make the change.” The Danish toymaker announced Tuesday that it will replace the plastic bags inside boxed LEGO sets with recyclable paper ones. Over the

UN report shows global warming could pass 1.5C limit before 2030

Inhabitat - Innovation

Global warming could exceed the 1.5°C C limit set in the Paris Agreement in the next decade

Birds are dying mid-air possibly due to climate crisis effects

Inhabitat - Innovation

The deaths of thousands of birds in the southwestern U.S. have sparked concern from scientists

199
199

17,000 Tiehms buckwheat, rare wildflowers of Nevada, destroyed

Inhabitat - Innovation

After a controversy between conservationists and lithium mining interests, 40% of the population of Tiehm's buckwheat was mysteriously destroyed last weekend

SeaChange uses plasma arc technology to save the oceans from plastic waste

Inhabitat - Innovation

What if there was a way to intercept oceanbound plastic

Victory at Standing Rock as Dakota Access pipeline shut down

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Standing Rock Sioux tribe won a reprieve after the Monday decision by a U.S. District Court judge to suspend the Dakota Access pipeline pending further environmental review. The highly controversial pipeline has operated for three years

284
284

Prefab apartment proposal wants to make city living more sustainable

Inhabitat - Innovation

BARBIZON’s timber construction would be integrated with shared green spaces to encourage neighborly relations and to offset the urban heat island effect

Modular, affordable housing project opens in Portland

Inhabitat - Innovation

Argyle Gardens, a newly-opened modular co-housing development, is providing affordable housing for people who formerly experienced homelessness and are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Portland, Oregon

281
281

World's first "living coffin" made of mycelium is used in a burial

Inhabitat - Innovation

The first burial in a mycelium coffin has occurred in the Netherlands

193
193

September is Coastal Cleanup Month with a new look for 2020

Inhabitat - Innovation

You can still make a difference, even during the pandemic

198
198

New US government rule allows drilling in forested land

Inhabitat - Innovation

A new rule published by the U.S. government legalizes oil and gas drilling within forested land. This action threatens forest ecosystems, reversing decades of work to protect forested areas

Candelas hydrofoil boat is the worlds first electric speedboat

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Candela Seven is an electric boat with impressive metrics for both speed and range

Orcas are ramming boats, confusing scientists

Inhabitat - Innovation

Incidences of orcas ramming into boats along the Portuguese and Spanish coasts have left sailors terrified and scientists confused

193
193

A disused factory becomes an office with a landscaped bamboo roof terrace

Inhabitat - Innovation

Located in Shenzhen, China, the If Factory utilizes a sustainable design that transforms an old and disused factory into a creative mix of office spaces

The smooth handfish is declared extinct

Inhabitat - Innovation

This news makes the smooth handfish the first fish species to be declared extinct in modern history

219
219

Surfing citizen scientists collect important ocean data

Inhabitat - Innovation

Special surfboard fins allow surfers to track ocean warming while riding the waves

198
198

30 new marine species found in Galapagos' deep seas

Inhabitat - Innovation

The Galapagos Islands are famous for several endemic species that evolved to fit the exact niche required to live on rocky islands 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean. Now, marine scientists have found 30 new species deep beneath the ocean's surface around the Galapagos

208
208

Arctic wildfires are emitting 35% more carbon compared to 2019

Inhabitat - Innovation

Wildfires are causing more carbon emissions in the first eight months of 2020 than they did in all of 2019

Carbon 219

New green technology could harvest body heat as energy

Inhabitat - Innovation

What if you could charge your phone with body heat

Eos Bioreactor uses AI and algae to combat climate change

Inhabitat - Innovation

A new AI invention could prove to be an effective solution to mitigating climate change

Girl Scouts Camp Trivera combines STEM and sustainable architecture

Inhabitat - Innovation

Inhabitat caught up with Shannon Evers, the CEO of Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma, to learn more about Camp Trivera

LeSportsac's ReCycled collection uses recycled water bottles

Inhabitat - Innovation

With the modern-day zeitgeist squarely aimed at improving sustainable practices, both in the private and business world, LeSportsac's most recent release removes plastic from the waste stream while encouraging fans to continue their LeSportsac journey

How to support environmental justice

Inhabitat - Innovation

When climate change doesn't seem to affect you directly, it can be easy to overlook. This is where environmental justice comes in

Virtually visit these 10 farm sanctuaries on July 25

Inhabitat - Innovation

On July 25, animal lovers are invited to participate in a virtual animal sanctuary tour that will let them peek into 10 American sanctuaries.

Top 5 sustainable products from IKEA to add to your home

Inhabitat - Innovation

Check out fan-favorite items at IKEA that are sustainable to boot

Valani launches debut collection of biodegradable clothing

Inhabitat - Innovation

New fashion house Valani has launched its new debut collection of biodegradable separates and dresses inspired by light living

Work from home in this minimalist, modular 15-sided cabin

Inhabitat - Innovation

As the newest member of the Hello Wood cabin family, the Workstation Cabin offers the perfect tranquil retreat designed specifically to inspire creativity.

271
271

The Olympic House sets a new green building standard

Inhabitat - Innovation

The International Olympics Committee has a brand-new home in Lausanne, Switzerland. The stunning new Olympic House brings together 500 employees who were working at different offices scattered throughout the city

188
188