Only 13% of Earth’s oceans remain untouched by humans for now

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Only 13% of the planet’s oceans are unaffected by human activities such as fishing and pollution according to a study from the Wildlife Conservation Society. This comes after studies in January and February revealed dead zones of marine wildlife quadrupling since the 1950′s and industrial fishing areas now covering half the world’s oceans. The study, published in Current Biology and executed in tandem with the University of Queensland, has completed the first systematic analysis of the Earths’s blues… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Zaha Hadids only house rises like a spaceship in a forest near Moscow

Zaha Hadid’s only private house has just been completed and—to the surprise of no one—looks like a spaceship that’s touched down on Earth. Created with a neo-futuristic appearance and ample glazing, the $140 million Capital Hill Residence stands in stark contrast with its leafy surroundings at the heart of Russia’s Barvikha forest just a couple miles west of Moscow. The $140 million project was completed for real estate developer and entrepreneur Vladislav Doronin, who runs Capital Group… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The US is now the only country in the world to refuse the Paris Climate Agreement

Well, this is embarrassing. The war-torn country of Syria has officially signed the Paris Climate Agreement, leaving the United States as the only country to refuse the climate change deal. Though Barack Obama entered the US into the deal during his time as president, Donald Trump quickly withdrew the nation after his inauguration earlier this year.

The Middle East nation made the announcement in Bonn, Germany, at the COP 23 UN climate summit. Even though Syria is facing its sixth… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Couple builds tiny A-frame cabin in three weeks for only $700

Anyone dreaming of building their own affordable tiny cabin should check out this solar-powered cozy retreat photographer Alla Ponomareva and her husband Garrett built in Missoula, Montana, for around $700. They bought plans for the A-frame cabin from well-known tiny house enthusiast Derek Diedricksen and customized the design to fit their needs.

The couple built the 80-foot cabin by themselves in only three weeks. They slightly modified the original plan and relied heavily on reused… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Britain’s first zero-waste store is packaging-free and only sells ethical goods

 

Next time you plan a trip to Devon, UK, be sure to visit the Earth.Food.Love grocery store. The unique supermarket sells up to 200 pesticide-free products which are ethically-sourced. The store is also completely packaging-free, which is great for the environment and people’s peace of mind.

Earth.Food.Love was started by Richard Eckersley, 28, and his wife, Nicola, 27. The couple became infatuated with the idea of receiving one’s groceries packaging-free after visiting Unperfekthaus… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Volvo will only sell electric cars starting in 2019

In a short two years, every Volvo rolling off the production line will be electric. Volvo has announced that starting in 2019 every model it sells will have some sort of electrification, either in the form of a mild-hybrid system, a plug-in hybrid or a fully-electric powertrain.

The news marks a significant change for a major automaker and follows Volvo’s announcement last month that its Polestar brand will become a standalone high-performance EV brand. Volvo will introduce a full lineup… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Only 25 glaciers remain in Montana’s shrinking Glacier National Park

Our warming climate is ravaging the storied glaciers of Glacier National Park in Montana. 50 years of data from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and Portland State University reveal the ravages of climate change on the area. The glaciers were reduced by 39 percent on average, but some have dwindled by up to 85 percent. An estimated 150 glaciers filled the park in 1850; today there are around 25. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This crazy boot-shaped tiny house could only exist in Texas

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Stephen Hawking says humans only have 1,000 years left on planet Earth

 

According to Steven Hawking, it looks like Planet B might be our only option, as the eminent theoretical scientist says humans will be extinct on earth within the next 1,000 years. According to USA Today, Hawking says the only way for humanity to avoid a mass extinction within the next millennium is to find another planet to inhabit.

“We must continue to go into space for the future of humanity,” Hawking said in speect at Oxford University in Britain last Tuesday. “I don’t… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

World’s tallest and longest glass bridge closes after only 13 days

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