One for Hundred a furniture company that grows more wood than it uses

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One for Hundred, an Austrian furniture company, was founded with the belief that creating furniture doesn’t have to go hand in hand with destroying forests. With this philosophy in mind, Anna and Karl Philip Prinzhorn plant 100 trees for every piece of wooden furniture that the sell.

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The decision about where to plant the trees and harvest the wood for their furniture is an easy one because it all comes from their own forest just outside the city that has been in the… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Biophilic dome homes produce more energy than they consume

It’s no secret that the building sector is a resource-intensive industry, but La Mesa, California-based nonprofit Green New World believes that the future of construction can and should be greener, healthier and energy-producing. Green New World created the House of PeacE (also known as Project HOPE), an autonomous and regenerative residential housing model that champions carbon-free living. Combining biophilic design with renewable energy systems and natural materials, Green New World’s first… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Europe officially has more than one million electric cars

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

Vegan diets deliver more environmental benefits than sustainable dairy or meat

Want to make a change to lower your environmental impact? Go vegan. That’s what researchers discovered in what The Guardian described as the most comprehensive analysis thus far of farming’s impact on Earth. University of Oxford scientist Joseph Poole, who led the study, told The Guardian, “A vegan diet is probably the single biggest way to reduce your impact on planet Earth, not just greenhouse gases, but global acidification, eutrophication, land use, and water use. It is far bigger than cutting… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Amazing plant pods can grow more lettuce in a 1010 room than a farm can grow on 1/2 acre

Live in a teeny apartment but would love to grow your own food? Say no more — Aggressively Organic’s got it covered. The Indiana-based company offers Micro Growth Chamber Systems enabling you to grow more lettuce in a room 10 feet by 10 feet than could be grown on an organic farm sprawling half an acre. The systems use less water too — Aggressively Organic says a typical plant in one of their systems only requires watering once every few weeks.

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This hexagonal indoor farm grows more food in less space with 90% less water

Design meets indoor gardening in Hexagro Urban Farming’s Living Farming Tree, a modular growing system suited for everyone from apartment dwellers to hotels. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Less fertilizer, greater crop yields, and more money: China’s agricultural breakthrough

Nearly 21 million farmers in China adopted recommendations from scientists in a 10-year study in an effort to improve the sustainability of agriculture in the country — and according to a Nature news article, all together the farmers were around $12.2 billion better off.

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Scientists warn of more severe earthquakes in 2018 as Earth’s rotation slows

You wouldn’t have felt it, but sometimes the Earth’s rotation slows down. Sure, the fluctuations are minute – maybe a millisecond here or there. But two geophysicists think there could be more destructive quakes next year because of the phenomenon – but it also could help us forecast the earthquakes.

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Clever bath vanity design helps give special needs child more independence

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Iceland’s “Thor” volcano power plant can generate 10X more energy than oil or gas wells

Tapping into geothermal energy is nothing new, but Iceland is taking things majorly next level by drilling nearly 3 miles down into a live volcano to tap boiling hot magma. The well is likely the hottest hole on the planet, reaching oozing magma that reaches 800 F. If the project – nicknamed Thor after the Norse god – is successful, it would mean clean energy for the country that is ten times more productive than conventional oil or gas wells.

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