8 Toilet Designs That Could Save Millions of Lives Around the World

July 31, 2013 by  
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Los Angeles Completes the World’s Largest LED Street Light Retrofit

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Last month, the city of Los Angeles  completed the world’s largest LED street light retrofit , changing over 141,089 street lights to energy efficient LEDs. Other cities have since followed Los Angeles’ lead in the bulb swap, but the Californian city reigns as the largest, securing itself as a leader in energy efficiency. The city plans to further  retrofit , citing this first leg only as phase one. Read the rest of Los Angeles Completes the World’s Largest LED Street Light Retrofit Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group , CLinton Climate Initiative , Cree XSP series , eco design , green design , Hadco RX , led retrofit , LEDway Series , Leotek GC , Los Angeles Street Light Retrofit , sustainable design        

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Shanghai Heat Wave Hits Record High of 105 Degrees Fahrenheit, Killing at Least 10

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Image via Shutterstock Shanghai is currently experiencing a record-breaking heat wave that has already claimed 10 lives as temperatures climb to 105 degrees Fahrenheit. The Chinese city is experiencing its highest temperatures in over 140 years as a result of faulting drought and a subtropical high pressure system. Read the rest of Shanghai Heat Wave Hits Record High of 105 Degrees Fahrenheit, Killing at Least 10 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: China heat wave , eco design , green design , shanghai , Shanghai heat wave , Shanghai Municipal Centre for Disease Control , sustainable design        

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Granary Row: Shipping Container Pop-up Market Jump Starts Industrial Neighborhood in Salt Lake City

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Offshore Wind Turbines Could Power the Entire European Union Four Times Over

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Photo via Shutterstock A new report by The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has found that the European Union, from Portugal to Finland could source their all of their energy from floating wind turbines in the North Sea. Every dangerous nuclear plant and every dirty coal plant could be abandoned and every home, business and city could be fueled by clean, renewable energy. And not only could offshore wind farms fuel the entire EU, but they could power the EU four times over . Read the rest of Offshore Wind Turbines Could Power the Entire European Union Four Times Over Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: EU deep water wind farm , EU deep water wind turbines , EU green energy , EU green power , EU offshore wind capacity , EU offshore wind farms , EU offshore wind turbines , EU renewable energy options , EU wind power , European deep water wind turbines , European offshore power , European offshore wind power , European offshore wind turbines , European renewable energy options , European Union Offshore Wind Capacity , European Wind Energy Association , European wind power , European wind turbines        

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Fuel3D is an Affordable 3D Scanner that Works Like a Point and Shoot Camera

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As 3D printing technology becomes affordable for the at-home user, the developers behind the Fuel3D want to make 3D scanning available to everyone . With a recently launched Kickstarter campaign, the company is offering handheld point-and-shoot 3D imaging systems for just $1,000 a pop (compared to around $15,000 for similar devices on the market). The Fuel3D captures not only high resolution mesh but also color information, which translates to a digital file that can be manipulated or 3D printed. Read the rest of Fuel3D is an Affordable 3D Scanner that Works Like a Point and Shoot Camera Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D printing , 3d scanner , affordable 3D scanner , eco design , Fueld3d , green design , handheld 3D scanner , sustainable design        

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Study: Nearly Half a Million U.S. Jobs in Scrap Metal Recycling

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We all know recycling is good for the environment, but what about the economy? This month, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) released the findings of an economic impact study that shows scrap metal recycling isn’t just good…

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ÁBATON Debuts Minimal, Hypoallergenic Prefab Housing in Spain

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Beer Can House: Texas Home Made with 50,000 Cans Now a Designated Landmark

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New York’s So-Called Greenest Skyscraper Actually Found to Be an Energy Hog

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It looks like all that glitters is not LEED Gold (or LEED Platinum in the case of 1 Bryant Park ). The NYC skyscraper has been called the greenest in the city but according to a report by The New Republic , the building actually consumes an enormous amount of power that does not coincide with its eco-friendly rep. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 1 bryant park , Al Gore’s company , bank of america tower , eco design , energy intensive buildings in New York , generation investment management , green design , leed certification , New York’s greenest building , sustainable design , The New Republic , usgbc        

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