Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupts, forcing hundreds of residents to evacuate

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The most active volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island recently erupted, following a spate of earthquakes. Kilauea erupted late yesterday, and the state’s governor declared a local state of emergency, Gizmodo reported. The County of Hawaii Civil Defense Agency said there are active volcanic vents on the Makamae and Mohala streets, and hundreds of residents have been ordered to evacuate.

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NASA just unveiled a tiny nuclear reactor for future Mars residents

Researchers at NASA, Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Department of Energy have revealed that they have successfully tested a small nuclear reactor that may someday provide power to human habitats on Mars and beyond. Called Kilopower, the reactor comes in several versions to meet certain power needs, from 1 kilowatt (enough to power a small kitchen appliance) to ten kilowatts, four or five of which would be required to provide power for a habitat on Mars. ”Kilopower’s compact size and robustness… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Florida residents prohibited from using solar energy after Hurricane Irma

Millions of Florida residents lost power after Hurricane Irma. But homeowners with solar energy installations couldn’t use them – or they’d be breaking the law. Florida’s electricity board made it illegal for people to power their houses with solar panels.

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Gigantic golden egg sauna warms up residents of Sweden’s northernmost town

In response to a commission from Riksbyggen, Swedish artists Bigert & Bergström have created Solar Egg, a sculptural chamber in the form of an egg-shaped sauna that has just been installed at Luossabacken in Kiruna, Sweden’s northernmost town.

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Russia is building nuclear bomb shelters and warning residents of imminent attack by US

Russia has been all over the headlines of American news media lately, and it’s now come to light that the country’s Ministry of Emergency Situations wants to turn a giant half-constructed stadium just outside St Petersburg into a nuclear fallout shelter. The Ministry sent a demand letter to the managers of the Zenit Arena, which is currently being build for World Cup 2018, calling for the establishment of an emergency shelter. The letter describes the stadium as being in the potential “zone… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Paris encourages residents to play active environmental role with 1000 Buildings Plan

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Paris encourages residents to play active environmental role with “1000 Buildings Plan”

In 2007, the city of Paris stood on the frontline in the fight against climate change as it introduced its Climate and Energy Action Plan. The aim was to achieve by 2020,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building