Wild tigers are returning to Kazakhstan after 70-year absence

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70 years after the majestic big cat went extinct in the country, wild tigers are being reintroduced to Kazakhstan. If this project proves successful, it would stand as the first instance in which wild tigers have been revitalized in a region from which they had gone extinct for nearly a century. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Fukushima is surrendering to nature six years after nuclear meltdown

Nature has come for Fukushima. Six years after a nuclear meltdown resulted in a mass exodus of neighboring residents, the Fukushima prefecture is slowly being engulfed by a sea of green. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Tardigrades will be the last surviving creatures on earth after the sun dies

In the event that Earth is struck by an asteroid, the sun goes supernova or the planet is struck by gamma ray bursts (an extreme energetic explosion), the last surviving creatures won’t be cockroaches, they will be tardigrades. Oxford University researchers recently discovered this after exposing the microscopic water bears to the only astrophysical phenomena likely to eradicate life on Earth. Not only did the team learn that the tardigrade can endure temperature extremes of up to 150°C (302°F),… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Giant condor returns to thank man who saved him after he fell from his mother’s nest

The bond between a human and an animal can be a powerful one, and the following video is a testament to this. After an Argentinian man named Edgardo rescued a condor that fell from its nest as a baby, he proceeded to care for it until it was well enough to be returned to the wild. Even after the giant condor — a subspecies of the vulture considered to be the largest flying bird in North America — found freedom, it returned to “thank” Edgardo, as the footage below reveals.

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Tesla to power ‘almost all’ Superchargers with solar after disconnecting them from the grid

Tesla is on a mission to accelerate the advent of sustainable energy and is doing just this by improving its Supersolar charging stations. Designed to quickly charge electric automobiles, the charging stations have received criticism because they rely on “dirty fossil fuels” to power up electric vehicles. While electric cars are still better for the environment than those with internal combustion engines, Tesla founder Elon Musk isn’t about taking shortcuts, therefore, announced that “almost… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

European electricity sector pledges no new coal plants after 2020

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Earth’s water may not have originated with comet collisions after all

Scientists used to think our planet’s water arrived on Earth after comet collisions. But a new study reveals that water so necessary for life may have originated here after all. Research led by University College Dublin shows chemical reactions between liquid hydrogen and silicon dioxide deep down in Earth’s mantle could create water. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Translucent House in Tousuienn Glows After the Sun Sets Over Japan

Made from a sturdy steel structure, this Hiroshima home is completely covered in polycarbonate, a long-lasting, high impact-resistance material. Thanks to its translucent qualities, the large volume feels lighter while also allowing sunshine to permeate the View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Worlds first flexible bridge in Seattle keeps its shape after a big earthquake

Although Seattle is not a city plagued by earthquakes, its position on the waterfront of the Pacific Northwest makes it vulnerable to a big quake, especially given its population. City planners are taking this into consideration and building for a new ‘flexible’ bridge along the city’s shoreline that could help keep key roadways open for traffic in the event of a major quake. When it opens next spring, the bridge could be the first earthquake-proof roadway of its kind in the entire world.

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World’s tallest and longest glass bridge closes after only 13 days

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