Europe officially has more than one million electric cars

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More than a million electric cars can now be seen on the streets of Europe as sales surged in the first half of 2018. The benchmark has been reached in Europe faster than in the United States, where the it is set to be realized later this year, especially since it has been fueled by growing attraction for Tesla’s latest model. Europe and the U.S. trail China by nearly a year as it reached one million electric vehicle sales in 2017, however due to the size of the Chinese marketplace, the achievement… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Court orders Monsanto to pay $289 million in cancer trial

Weedkiller company Monsanto was ordered to pay $289 million to a school groundskeeper, Dewayne Johnson, who accused the Bayer subsidiary of giving him cancer. On Friday, a California jury ruled that the company acted with knowledge that risks of cancer were possible when allowing their weedkillers such as Roundup to remain on the market with no hazard indications. The sum consists of $39 million in compensatory damages with the remaining $250 million accorded for punitive damages.

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This groovy ‘Sculpture Home’ in California can be yours for just $1.4 million

sale of an out-of-the-ordinary sculpted home, which is a livable piece of art, just one block away from the Pacific Ocean. The home is monolithic dwelling with a sleek design, curvy walls and is absolutely unique. I have attached some photos for your review.

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Scientists pledge to sequence the DNA of all 1.5 million known species on Earth

An international group of researchers is organizing a massive effort to sequence the DNA of every single one of the 1.5 million species on Earth. The Earth BioGenome project is the largest genome sequencing project ever, and will help scientists understand and protect the plants, animals and fungi that call our planet home.

Researchers announced their ambitious plans this week at the World Economic Forum. “Increasing our understanding of Earth’s biodiversity and responsibly stewarding… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

rsted’s massive new offshore wind farm will generate power for 1 million homes

Offshore wind farms keep getting bigger and bigger. Ørsted, formerly DONG Energy, started construction on Hornsea Project One, the latest offshore wind project poised to claim the trophy. They installed the first of 174 monopiles at the wind farm off the coast of Yorkshire in the United Kingdom. When Hornsea Project One is operational, it could produce power for more than one million homes.

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This $1.4 million Somerset cottage could be yours for just $14

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170 million Americans drink radioactive tap water

Up to 170 million Americans in all fifty states may be exposed to radiation-tainted drinking water. Using data from 50,000 public water systems, a study by the Environmental Working Group found that more than 22,000 utilities reported the presence of radium in treated drinking water between 2010 and 2015. Although only a small number of these systems had radium levels that exceeded the legal limits put in place by the EPA in 1976, these guidelines are in need of an update to ensure that the public… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

America’s first private high-speed train could take 3 million cars off the roads

America isn’t exactly known for high-speed train travel. But a new express train project taking off in Florida could change that – and will be the first private, high-speed rail service in the country. Brightline, owned by Florida East Coast Industries, will allow people to travel from Fort Lauderdale to Miami in half an hour, on trains propelled by diesel electric engines.

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President Trump shrinks Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante monuments by 2 million acres

President Trump flew to Utah today to announce plans to drastically reduce Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments. The unprecedentd move would rip apart land that is invaluable to the Native American tribes who hold the land sacred, will open pristine wilderness to coal mining and energy exploration and will prevent people from visitng the priceless environment that a majority of Americans want protected.

Leaked maps reveal that the monuments will be selectively chopped… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Elon Musk wins $50 million bet by installing world’s largest lithium-ion battery in under 100 days

Elon Musk has done it again. In March, the inventor and mastermind behind Tesla, SpaceX and other world-changing ventures made a bet on Twitter with Atlassian’s Mike Cannon-Brookes that he could help solve South Australia’s vexing blackouts with a massive Powerpack within 100 days — or provide the $50 million service for free. And he has now officially won. Not only will Tesla receive payment for the 100 megawatt energy storage project, but residents no longer have to sit in the dark during periods… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building