Role-playing video game sparks climate action in players worldwide

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Research published last week in the journal PLoS One examined the effects of World Climate Simulation, a role-playing game of the UN Climate talks. The video game found that 81% of participants showed an increased desire to combat climate change. The catalyst even propelled inducements in players that identified with politics that favor free market systems and often neglect or deny human complicity in bringing about global warming and environmentally destructive climate trends. The game’s ability… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Bill Gates-backed startup will give you real-time video of nearly anywhere on Earth

Start-up EarthNow is promoting its proposed service of offering real-time video, taken from space, of any point on our planet. Backed by such high-profile supporters as Bill Gates and Airbus, EarthNow promises to boldly go where no one has gone before through a proposed “constellation” of satellites that will offer clients their pick of locations and angles from which to capture real-time video of Earth. EarthNow promises the delivery of video with only a one-second delay, without the need to wait… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Elon Musk releases historic video of Starman cruising through space in a Tesla Roadster

In what may be the greatest car commercial of all time, SpaceX has released a video portraying the journey of Starman, a mannequin, and Elon Musk’s red Tesla Roadster as it rides the Falcon Heavy rocket through space. SpaceX launched the Falcon Heavy, the most powerful rocket currently in use, on Tuesday from Cape Canaveral as hundreds of thousands of people gathered from across the world to witness a part of history. The Roadster, which is attached to the rocket’s upper stage, will now be subjected… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Video of starving polar bear rips your heart out of your chest

To more vividly portray the plight of the polar bear, conservationist Paul Nicklen recorded photos and videos of polar bears struggling to survive in a warming Arctic. With now-viral footage that Nicklen describes as so wrenching that “it rips your heart out of your chest,” Nicklen hopes to motivate action to save the bears and their polar climate. If that fails, he hopes to at least document this tragic ecological period. ”When scientists say bears are going extinct, I want people to realize what… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

VIDEO: Man saves rabbit from raging California fire

Fires continue to ravage Southern California. While the Thomas Fire rages in Ventura County, one man was captured on video trying to save a wild rabbit hopping near Highway 1 in La Conchita. As the animal jumped near the flames, the man followed until he was able to pick it up.

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VIDEO: 60,000-year-old preserved underwater forest discovered in the Gulf of Mexico

When Hurricane Ivan formed in 2004, it did more than devastate regions in the Caribbean and parts of the United States’ coast. According to the new documentary “The Underwater Forest,” it also unearthed a fossilized forest of cypress trees which grew more than 50,000 years ago. Located 60 feet below the surface in the Gulf of Mexico, the underwater forest features fossilized cypress trees which have intact bark and are still leaking sap.

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VIDEO: Self-flying electric car successfully takes its maiden voyage

Forget the flying cars you’ve seen in sci-fi movies because the air transportation of the future is going to be way better than we imagined, and it is here today. Lilium Aviation has unveiled their all-electric, self-flying car. There are quite a few flying car prototypes driving, er, flying around right now, but Lilium sets itself apart with its electric engine and vertical takeoff, which the company successfully tested for the first time this week. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Plankton Pundit video shows exact moment plastic enters the food chain

It’s a well-known fact plastic threatens ocean life, and now one scientist has zoomed in on the exact moment plastic enters the marine food chain. Richard Kirby, who calls himself the Plankton Pundit, filmed plankton ingesting plastic to show the consequences of pollution even on a minuscule level. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Video captures vandals toppling 18-million-year-old sandstone formation in Oregon

An iconic sandstone formation on the Oregon coast known as “the duckbill” is no more, after a group of vandals forced the rocks to topple, leaving behind a devastated pile of rubble. The giant rock, known as “The Duckbill” measured up to 10 feet across, and was a sought-after destination just beyond the safety fence in Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area in Oregon’s Tillamook County. At first, park officials thought that the formation had fallen on its own, but video captured by a witness later… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

6 delicious plants you can forage in your local urban park VIDEO

Living in a land of supermarkets, convenient stores, and even food home delivery, in our modern society we have successfully pulled ourselves further and further from our ancestral hunting and gathering roots.. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building