IKEA’s new augmented reality app could totally change the way we shop

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Have you ever purchased a piece of furniture, only to find out later it didn’t fit its intended spot or threw off the balance of the room? This is actually pretty common, which is why the Swedish furniture maker IKEA is building a free augmented reality (AR) application using Apple’s new ARKit technology. The app will let users experience how sofas, armchairs, coffee tables and other furnishing items will fit into their homes. Users will also have the option of capturing the setting in the app… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



CA communities sue Exxon, Shell and 35 other fossil fuel companies over climate change

A trio of California communities are standing up to fossil fuel peddlers and holding them to account for their role in climate change. San Mateo and Marin counties, and Imperial Beach filed an unprecedented suit against 37 companies, including major players like Shell, Chevron and Exxon Mobil. The complaint states that these companies have knowingly caused billions of dollars worth of damage and have caused sea levels to climb, putting lives and property in serious danger.

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Pope Francis gifts Trump his book on climate change

Pope Francis and President Donald Trump have made no secret of their opposing viewpoints: on immigration, on climate change, or on walls. So many people were curious to see how their recent meeting at the Vatican in Rome would play out. The meeting appeared quite cordial but the Pope definitely won the day with his gift for Trump: an encyclidal on climate change.

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Watch Apple’s incredible new store in Dubai change shape before your eyes

Apple pulled out all the stops for their glamorous new store in Dubai. Designed by Foster + Partners, the recently completed Apple Dubai Mall is unlike any mall we’ve seen before with its giant “Solar Wings” that open and close in a beautiful choreographed display. The kinetic art installation, which ranks among the world’s largest, helps to create an engaging civic space, while providing an innovative response to the culture and climate of the Emirates.

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Futuristic floating skyscraper ‘heals’ the effects of climate change

Related: China plans its first “Forest City” to fight air pollution

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Trump team claims funding climate change is “a waste of your money”

Predictions the environment wouldn’t fare well under Donald Trump seem to be coming true. His budget proposal aims to slash Environmental Protection Agency funding by 31 percent, tossing out programs addressing climate change because as White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said, those programs are “a waste of your money.” View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This tiny home on wheels lets you change your Vista on a whim

The Vista, at its core, has a great deal in common with traditional recreational vehicles. The trailer measures 20 feet long by 8.5 feet wide trailer with a standard hitch, towable by any vehicle capable of handling the 6,500lb load. The basic model comes with standard RV hookups for water, electricity, and septic and that’s approximately where the similarities end. Beyond that point, the Vista offers amenities that no other travel trailer can possibly live up to.

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Trump will leave climate change info on EPA website for now

So far, Donald Trump’s ban on EPA employees speaking to the media is off to a rocky start – two of the agency’s staffers have already anonymously spoken to Reuters news agency this week to sound the alarm about the incoming President’s continuing efforts to suppress climate science. According to these EPA employees, the agency’s communications team was instructed to remove their website’s climate change page, which included data on emissions and links to global warming research. However,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

NASA releases startling new images showing 30 years of change on Earth

 

We hear plenty of news all the time about things like melting glaciers, droughts and massive industrial projects that are dramatically changing the face of the planet, but it’s still easy for those things to remain abstract concepts because the scale is so large. But that all changed recently, when NASA released its “Images of Change” series, a collection of before and after images that show just how much and how fast certain locations on earth have changed over the past 30 years.

 

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Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson says Trump is wrong about climate change

In a startling statement during his Wednesday confirmation hearing to become Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson publically disagreed with Donald Trump’s positions on climate change. While the President-Elect has stated he wants to withdraw from the Paris agreement, and has characterized climate change as an anti-American “hoax,” Tillerson told Congress, “I think it’s important that the United States maintain its seat at the table on the conversations around how to address the threats of climate… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building