Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei’s Sparkling 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Opens Tomorrow!

May 31, 2012 by  
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Hawaii Officially Becomes the First U.S. State to Ban Plastic Bags!

May 31, 2012 by  
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Plastic Bag photo from Shutterstock Los Angeles may have recently become the largest city to ban plastic bags , but Hawaii just knocked it out of the park by banning plastic bags statewide! Honolulu County just joined the ranks of the ban, making every city in the state part of the plastic bag ban. Hopefully Hawaii’s rejection of plastic bags will inspire other states to follow their lead. Read the rest of Hawaii Officially Becomes the First U.S. State to Ban Plastic Bags! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , green design , Hawaii plastic bag ban , plastic bag ban , plastic bags , sustainable design

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Meet with Dow Ventures

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Dow Venture Capital is working with the Environmental Business Cluster to engage with the latest cleantech startups. We invite startups involved in the energy storage, solar, wind, water, agricultural, carbon capture, and energy efficiency fields to apply to Meet with Dow by completing the application form on our website.

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Aberrant Architecture’s Adaptable Desks Transform Into Entertaining Game Tables at Night

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With so many freelancers looking for spots in cafes and bars to set up temporary offices, Aberrant Architecture came up with this idea of creating work desks that can double-up as game tables post “office hours”. Designed with London pubs in mind, by day the tables are elegant bureau-style desks, and by night a drawer containing a pub game transforms their unadorned surfaces into spaces ready for some fun-filled socializing and play. Read the rest of Aberrant Architecture’s Adaptable Desks Transform Into Entertaining Game Tables at Night Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , Aberrant Architecture , benchmark , desks games tables , london pubs , purpose built tables , social design , sustainable design , wallpaper

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Japanese Robotics Lab Launches New Robot for Crippled Fukushima Nuclear Plant

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Meet “Rosemary” – a new emergency response robot prototype developed by the Future Robotics Technology Center for work at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant in northern Japan, which was ravaged by the earthquake and tsunami last year. After the disaster, foreign robots from the US were the first to explore the crippled nuclear facility. Now, Japanese researchers have stepped up and developed a cutting-edge robot of their own that will operate in areas that are contaminated by radiation. Read the rest of Japanese Robotics Lab Launches New Robot for Crippled Fukushima Nuclear Plant Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Crippled Nuclear Reactor , fukushima daiichi nuclear plant , Future Robotics Technology Center , Japan robot for nuclear plant , Japan Robotics , Rosemary

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New California building code to slash energy bills by billions

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  New standards adopted today in California will make new construction in the state, as well as major alterations and additions to existing buildings, among the most energy efficient in the nation.  

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‘Cooking With Mama’ Uses Skype and Unloved Vegetables to Whip Up Yummy Meals

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A year ago we showed you Prinzessinnengarten , a mobile urban garden that blooms in Berlin. Well, in addition to growing lots of organic vegetables, they also organize open events centered around food. Last week we were at ‘ Cooking With Mama ‘, a social gathering where artist Hiwa K. cooked up vegetables leftover from local markets as he followed his Iraqi mum’s instructions via Skype! Read the rest of ‘Cooking With Mama’ Uses Skype and Unloved Vegetables to Whip Up Yummy Meals Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: berlin , Botanical , community , Cooking With Mama , Dinner Exchange Berlin , freeganism , green events , local markets , Prinzessinnengarten , skype , social design , sustainable food , Urban Farming , vegetable leftovers

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Seametrics Infographic Sheds Light On How Much Water Is Used In Agriculture

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We all know that agriculture requires an incredible amount of water – but what sort of impact does the industry have on the earth? In an infographic titled “Interesting Facts About Farm Water Conservation”, the brains over at Seametrics illustrate some fascinating facts about the world’s farm water consumption. Check out all the details ahead — you’ll be surprised to see how the water footprint of your coffee compares to your bowl of cereal. + Seametrics The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: agriculture drain on water , farming and the environment , Interesting Facts About Farm Water Conservation , seametrics , water and agriculture , water and farming , water conservation , water infographic

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Romney Says Colorado Has No Green Jobs, When In Reality It Has Over 70,000

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On a trip to Colorado , presumed Republican nominee Mitt Romney claimed that the state had no green jobs as a result of the Obama Adminstration’s energy policies. While in fact it has 72,452 jobs in “green goods and services” , according to the Bureau of Labour Statistics. Colorado’s wind energy industry alone created 4,000-5,000 jobs just last year. Read the rest of Romney Says Colorado Has No Green Jobs, When In Reality It Has Over 70,000 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: mitt romney big coal , mitt romney big oil , mitt romney chevy volt , mitt romney environment , mitt romney environmental policy , mitt romney EPA , mitt romney global warming , mitt romney green , rick santorum big coal , rick santorum big oil , rick santorum co2 , rick santorum environment , rick santorum environmental , rick santorum environmental policy , rick santorum EPA , rick santorum green , rick santorum obama , rick santorum vs mitt romney

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Rayfish Footwear Pioneers Genetically Engineered Stingray-Leather Sneakers

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Think wearing leather is inhumane? Then try this on for size: Thailand-based shoe company  Rayfish Footwear actually breeds live  bespoke stingrays , harvesting them for their leather to make each pair of custom-designed sneakers. Using a process known as ”bio-customization,” the company combines patterns and colors from dozens of ray species, resulting in a transgenic “designer stingray” like no other. Thinking about investing in a pair of custom sneaks? Better save your pennies – pair of Rayfish sneakers starts at a whopping $14,800. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bio-customization , bioengineering , DNA manipulation , Fashion , footwear , genetically engineered stingrays , Rayfish footwear , Rayfish sneakers , Raymond Ong , stingray leather , stingray sneakers , unethical fashion

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