Underwater robots just discovered the world’s biggest dead zone

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Underwater robots exploring off the coast of Oman made a devastating discovery this week. In the Gulf of Oman, researchers found the largest dead zone in the world, covering at least the size of Scotland and possibly more. Scientists knew that there was a dead zone in the Gulf of Oman, but until now, they had no idea how bad it was.

Scientists from University of East Anglia and Oman’s Sultan Qaboos University launched undersea robots to explore the dead zone. They published their findings… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



China built the ‘World’s biggest air purifier’ – and it’s actually working

What has been called the world’s largest air purifier by its operators is now up and running in the city of Xian in Shaanxi province, China. The 100-meter (328 feet) tall tower has already improved the local air quality, according to Cao Junji, the scientist in charge of the project, and could prove to be a valuable tool in China’s fight against urban air pollution. Greenhouses covering the size of half a soccer field surround the base of the tower, into which polluted air is pulled. The smog… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Greenbuild: The world’s biggest green building expo is coming to Boston

The world’s biggest conference dedicated to green building is coming to Boston this November, and you won’t want to miss it. The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo will bring together experts, professionals and leaders in sustainable building for mind-blowing exhibits, learning activities, a Net Zero zone, and pavilions with the latest in green building technology. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The biggest artwork in Europe “recharges” an Italian mountain with new trees

Related: Irish town plans to plant world’s largest giant redwood grove

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Spanish artist Escif, spanish artists, Breath – Time to recharge, environmental art, eco art, tree planting, eco artists, sustainable artists, maple tree art, Mount Olivella, Mount Olivella replanting, tree art, breath project View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Dallas is building America’s biggest urban nature park

Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates plan to transform Dallas floodplain into a lush city park View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The biggest supermoon in nearly 70 years is coming this month

In just a few days, we will be treated to the largest supermoon to grace the night skies since 1948. For many, it will be the biggest they have seen in their lifetime, despite the fact that the supermoon phenomenon is not that uncommon. The next one this size isn’t expected to come along until 2034.

Supermoons are not all that rare, but they are quite an incredible sight when they do roll by. The event takes place when the moon is closest to the Earth in its egg-shaped orbit called the… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building