Plastic straws are a thing of the past, but which reusable straw is best for the future?

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The days where plastic straw wrappers litter the counter tops of restaurants, coffee shops and fast food joins are nearing their end. With several governments like Australia and the United Kingdom banning and taxing single-use plastic items and companies like Starbucks, Disney and Hyatt taking their own environmental stand by rejecting any further distribution of plastic straws, sustainable and reusable varieties of the pipettes have been popping up all over the marketplace.

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Tiny homes made of concrete pipes could be the next big thing in micro housing

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The world’s largest artificial sun could fry any living thing in an instant

German scientists are hoping to shine new light on ways to generate environmentally friendly fuel. At the German Aerospace Center (DLR)’s Institute for Solar Research, scientists have flipped on a system called Synlight, which they describe as the biggest artificial sun on the planet. Synlight is comprised of 149 huge spotlights, pouring out 10,000 times the solar radiation that naturally hits Earth from the real sun. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

#TrumpNarratesPlanetEarth is the best thing you’ve seen all day

Twitter is reacting to Donald Trump’s EPA appointment of climate-denier Myron Ebell with the hilarious #TrumpNarratesPlanetEarth. If you caught the BBC’s stunning documentary Planet Earth, you know the narration was just as incredible as the imagery. Now imagine that same narration in the voice of the future Climate Denier-in-Chief. It’s as amazing as it sounds. Here are some of our favorites (and check out the constantly-growing stream on Twitter).

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