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Victory at Standing Rock as Dakota Access pipeline shut down

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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

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These solar-powered cabins are made of natural materials and shungite plaster

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The Karg Cabin provides owners with a cozy opportunity for off-grid living with 100% solar-power capabilities (and that’s not even its most sustainable feature

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Top 5 sustainable products from IKEA to add to your home

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

This glamping hideout in Bali is made entirely out of bamboo

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Adventurous glamping meets the soft sounds of the Indonesian rainforest at Hideout Horizon

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Energy-neutral school in Utrecht enhances biodiversity

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At the Winkerlaan in Utrecht, Dutch architecture firm EVA architecten has completed SO Fier, an energy-neutral primary school for Special Education Cluster 2 students that emphasizes sustainability, flexibility and connections with nature

Eos Bioreactor uses AI and algae to combat climate change

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

How to support environmental justice

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

Taming plastic waste with silica plastic blocks

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In a bid to curb plastic waste pollution, India-based company Rhino Machines has invented a way of using plastic to make construction blocks. The silica plastic blocks (SPBs) are strong enough to build a house and can be useful in reducing world pollution problems

Modular, affordable housing project opens in Portland

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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

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12 things you should never compost

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Learn the do's and don'ts of composting at home

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LEED Platinum Stockman Bank harvests rainwater and solar power in Missoula

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In Montana’s historic downtown Missoula, a Stockman Bank branch has recently earned LEED v4 Core and Shell Platinum certification

Prefab apartment proposal wants to make city living more sustainable

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

Tiny living helps this family cut costs and find balance

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When one tiny house is just a bit too tiny, why not get two? One single mom who flipped houses for a living decided to do just that, choosing not one but two tiny homes that she placed side-by-side to provide room for herself and her two daughters

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New technology could harness energy from trees

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New research shows that drawing energy from trees could help power future cities. By converting tree movements into energy, anemokinetics technology taps into the power available in nature

Virtually visit these 10 farm sanctuaries on July 25

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

This timber home weaves around pine trees for reduced site impact

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A cluster of timber boxes make up Haus Koeris, a new eco-friendly home by architecture firm Zeller & Moye

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IceWind demos new residential wind turbine in Texas

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Residential micro wind turbines may one day become a popular way for people to produce their own power at home

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Abandoned wine factory is transformed into a luxury hotel by the sea

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On Greece’s idyllic Kourouta beach, Athens-based k-studio has converted a derelict wine factory from the 1920s into the Dexamenes Seaside Hotel, a stunning boutique hotel with enviable views of the sea

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Breathtaking Coral Greenhouse raises environmental awareness for the Great Barrier Reef

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In addition to providing a fascinating new dive site for scuba divers, the Coral Greenhouse and its 20-plus “Reef Guardian” sculptures will provide new reef habitat for local marine creatures

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The Invisible House is a reflective building that mirrors its desert surroundings

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The Invisible House is a mirror-clad home designed to look like a New York skyscraper flipped on its side

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Bioplastic made from fish scales wins international James Dyson Award

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This innovative bioplastic is made with materials otherwise destined for disposal — fish parts

Cool vegan recipes for a hot summer

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What makes food summery? Our top summer food picks are lighter than winter meals. They're unfussy dishes that won't have you standing inside for hours over a hot stove when you could be enjoying a summer evening

Can manufacturing green sand beaches save our planet?

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Project Vesta is experimenting with olivine on beaches to remove carbon dioxide from the air

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Are you up for the Plastic Free July challenge?

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The global movement is asking people around the world to be part of the plastic pollution solution

This net-zero home is integrated into the slopes of Carmel Valley

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We caught up with Mary Ann Schicketanz to discuss the sustainable features of this gorgeous Carmel-by-the-Sea home

New study sheds light on Antarctic sea ice mystery

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By now, most people have heard about polar ice melting due to global warming. But the coming and going of the sea ice surrounding Antarctica still leaves scientists puzzled

Vibrant office building in India is made of recycled shipping containers

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To meet a client brief focused on sustainability and cost-effectiveness, these architects turned to shipping containers

Prefab, floating waterlilliHaus is completely self-sustaining in Brazil

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SysHaus has recently installed a new floating home on an idyllic São Paulo lake

Villa in Vietnam prioritizes natural light and green space

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Step into K-Villa+, located in C?n Vietnam. Finished in 2020, this villa maximizes open spaces for natural light and prioritizes environmentally-inclusive design with a green roof and tropical-style garden. The villa is located near the Mekong River in the center of H?ng

Climate change, deforestation lead to younger, shorter trees

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Recently published research in Science magazine warns that older, taller trees are quickly becoming a thing of the past, consequently leaving forests in disarray. Forest dynamics being disrupted like this spells trouble for ecosystem equilibrium and biodiversity

8 tips to keep your summer fruits and vegetables fresher for longer

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Here are some handy tips to keep your favorite summer fruits and vegetables fresher for longer

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IKEA offers open-source design for Bee Homes

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SPACE10 has created Bee Home, an open-source beehive design

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Hawk Nest House combines rammed earth and local stone

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This stunning 4,585 square foot home in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico exemplifies sustainable indoor-outdoor living at its finest.

Naturally ventilated home in Thailand has a lush indoor garden

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A lush indoor garden and plentiful skylights help keep this low-maintenance home cool

Easy vegan ice cream recipes to enjoy all summer long

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Here are four vegan ice cream recipes you can make right in your kitchen — no ice cream maker or hard-to-find ingredients required

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Summer gardening tips for a great harvest

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When the much-anticipated summer season finally arrives, make the most of your garden time with a checklist of ongoing tasks that will keep your plants healthy year-round

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This electric camper is a houseboat and tricycle in one

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The tiny-but-mighty Z-Triton camper is ready to take on land and water

Mountain Refuge is a modular tiny home made from plywood

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The Mountain Refuge invites you to immerse yourself among snow-capped mountains

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Solar-powered bungalow in Australia promotes indoor-outdoor living

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The Elm Street House promotes community connection and indoor-outdoor living

Pela offers biodegradable phone cases and other zero-waste products

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From phone cases to a new line of soaps, Pela offers products for a zero-waste lifestyle

Environmental racism in America

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All around the country — and, in fact, the world — toxic plants are located by the most poor and vulnerable populations, most of whom are people of color

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Organic vegan restaurant named to raise awareness for deforestation in Brazil

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Cajuí was named after the native species of cashew found in the Cerrado biome grasslands in central Brazil

Can remote work help save the environment?

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Learn about the environmental impact of working remotely

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