A tiny, rustic, off-grid cabin sits on vast 300 acres in Australia

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The exterior combines recycled brick, radial sawn timber, and galvanized roof sheeting. “Materials were selected to meet the clients’ brief that the house fit within the cognitive idea of an old shed,” explain the architects.

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President Trump shrinks Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante monuments by 2 million acres

President Trump flew to Utah today to announce plans to drastically reduce Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments. The unprecedentd move would rip apart land that is invaluable to the Native American tribes who hold the land sacred, will open pristine wilderness to coal mining and energy exploration and will prevent people from visitng the priceless environment that a majority of Americans want protected.

Leaked maps reveal that the monuments will be selectively chopped… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

40-foot shipping container farm can grow 5 acres of food with 97% less water

Communities that have had to import food in the past could start obtaining fresh local food right from their parking lots or warehouses with California-based Local Roots’ shipping container farms. The 40-foot containers house hydroponic farms that only draw on five to 20 gallons of water each day to grow produce like lettuce, strawberries, or kale. The scalable farms are popping up all around the United States, and Local Roots is even talking with SpaceX about the possibility of their hydroponic… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Trump plans to sell 73 million acres of federal waters to oil and gas industry

Already Donald Trump’s administration is following through on his so-called America First Energy Plan, which really seems to mean the Oil and Gas First Energy Plan. This week the Department of the Interior announced the proposed sale of 73 million acres in offshore Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi. This sale includes “all available unleased areas in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico” for fossil fuel exploration and development. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Public rejects bill that would have sold 3 million acres of public land

If you’ve ever worried calls to your representatives don’t make a difference, here’s a story to persuade you otherwise. After Congress paved the way to toss out 640 million acres of American land, one Utah representative put forth a bill that would have disposed of three million acres of public land from 10 different states. After Americans resoundingly said they were against the bill, the representative, Republican Jason Chaffetz of Utah, announced on social media he will withdraw the bill. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Congress maneuvers to give away 640 million acres of American land

Republican Congressmen would love to keep you distracted with the healthcare battle. And while that fight is of huge importance, they’re using that publicity to take quiet steps in the background to View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Rainforest Solutions Project saves over 12 million acres of forest, wins 2016 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

Related: 6 world-changing finalists announced for the 2016 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

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