Win a $500 shopping spree from IKEA to make over your dorm room

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What student wouldn’t love IKEA? Cool, multi-purpose furniture and decor at a fraction of the price. There’s no better way to kick off the school year than with a brand new place to call your own. And thanks to our friends at IKEA, we’re giving away a $500 shopping spree at the Scandinavian mega store for one lucky winner to deck our their dorm room. Fancy a wireless charging table? How about a standing desk? Or even a new bike? Enter below to score everything you could possibly need. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



16-year-old South African girl invents drought-fighting super material from orange peels

 

In the midst of South Africa’s worst drought in recorded history, one Johannesburg schoolgirl has created a super absorbent polymer that could change the way crops are grown. Kiara Nirghin recently won the Google Science Fair’s Community Impact Award for the Middle East and Africa with her submission “No More Thirsty Crops.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwRmICCVY_Q

The polymer is created from simple, readily available recycled materials: orange peel and avocado skin…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Global warming is uncovering toxic pollutants from an abandoned Arctic military base

A decommissioned U.S. military base encased in the Greenland Ice Sheet since the 1960s is slowly being unearthed by Earth’s rising temperatures, along with the toxic waste stored inside. Snowfall is not able to keep up with melting ice on top of the Cold War-era base, which could mean the underground pollutants could enter marine ecosystems by the end of the century.

Camp Century was built in 1959 to study construction methods in harsh, wintry conditions, but also with the intent… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Anti-microbial suits will protect athletes from bacteria at the Rio Olympics

Brazil doesn’t seem prepared for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. From a jaguar killing to washed-up body parts to a super bacteria, View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Heat stress from climate change may cost global economies $2 trillion by 2030

Research reveals yet another loss we can anticipate at the hands of climate change: global productivity. Heat stress in lower income countries has already shortened work days, which could result in a net loss of $2 trillion across all global economies by the year 2030. The sad irony is that the countries contributing the least to global warming will end up hurting the most.

A recent study published in Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health is one of six detailing the economic devastation… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

A beautiful perforated facade shields this office from Indias harsh sun

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The Punjab Kesari Headquarters is currently under construction, however, the International Property Awards has already designated the design as Winner Best Office Architecture India 2016-7. Set on the corner of an intersection, the 18,000-square-meter office space was created with the objective of reducing heat gain and maximizing natural light to the point that no artificial lighting would be needed on the typical day. Its white, glass-reinforced concrete facade, which… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

BigDelta machine 3D-prints durable, affordable houses from dirt

Think you’ve seen it all with 3D-printing? Think again. Italian company WASP (World’s Advanced Saving Project) is working on durable, affordable 3D-printed homes made from dirt and mud. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

New bike “greenway” stretching from Florida to Maine is 31% complete

If you live along the East Coast of the United States, you may have noticed roadside signs that designate a particular stretch of road or path as part of the East Coast Greenway. This mega-project aims to create a cohesive, safe bike route that traverses nearly the entire East Coast. Since 1991, the East Coast Greenway has pieced together existing infrastructure and helped to develop new paths in pursuit of this goal. As of 2016, 850 miles of trail have been established, though the project is still… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Uranium extracted from the oceans could power cities for thousands of years

There are over four billion tons of uranium in the ocean, and if scientists can figure out a way to extract the uranium, it could provide power for the world for “10,000 years.” That uranium would provide power for nuclear plants, and scientists from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory have come closer to successfully extracting the material with the development of special absorbent fibers. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

How to protect your family from mosquitoes without using harsh chemicals

Protecting Your Family From Mosquitoes Without Using Harsh Chemicals

Summer is coming, and with it comes barbeques and other outdoor activities that we can enjoy in the warm weather. Unfortunately, the warming weather also brings mosquitoes and the diseases that they carry. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), mosquitoes are the most prevalent carrier of insect borne diseases, carrying things like dengue fever, malaria, yellow fever and the Zika virus. These diseases are responsible… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building