An off-grid home in South Africa features a conservatory for fully enjoying nature

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Hinckley unveils the world’s first fully electric luxury yacht

Imagine silently slicing through the Long Island Sound on a yacht, wind tousling your hair. That’s possible with Hinckley’s new Dasher yacht, which they say is the world’s first fully electric luxury yacht. There’s little noise from boat motors thanks to the twin 80 horsepower electric motors and waterproof BMW lithium-ion batteries that move the boat quietly through the waves.

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Ireland votes to be world’s first country to fully divest from fossil fuels

In a historic move, Ireland has the opportunity to be the world’s first country to fully divest from all fossil fuels, according to 350.org’s Fossil Free Europe. The country’s parliament passed “first-of-its-kind fossil fuel divestment legislation” with a majority vote, making a huge hopeful step away from polluting fossil fuels. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building