New MakerBot 3D Printer Factory Opens in Brooklyn, NY!

June 7, 2013 by  
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This morning, Inhabitat was luck enough to be on the scene for the opening of the new MakerBot 3D printer factory in Brooklyn, NY. The new 50,000 sq. ft. facility in the Sunset Park neighborhood is a milestone for the 3D printing company and is also poised to bring new jobs to the area. Click here for a photo tour through the new facility ! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D printers , 3D printing , 3d printing companies , 3d printing factory , 3d printing warehouse , bre pettis , makerbot , makerbot brooklyn , makerbot factory , makerbot nyc        

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Claire Tracey Creates Giant Water Dragon Sculpture from Recycled Water Bottles

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In 2012, Claire Tracey was commissioned by the city of Melbourne to produce “Water Dragon,” a giant transparent dragon sculpture made from recycled plastic water bottles . Developed with The Chinese Museum , the project explored sustainability and traditional Chinese culture within the context of contemporary public art. The sculpture celebrated the year of the dragon wile providing a platform for the public to engage concepts of waste management and environmental responsibility in a cross-cultural framework. The sculpture was an environmental action to address global issues relating to plastic waste and it is the recent Winner of the MAGNA Award for Sustainability. + Claire Tracey + The Chinese Museum 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: australia , Chinese Museum , Claire Tracey , Claire Tracey sculpture , eco-art , Melbourne , plastic bottle sculpture , recycled bottle art , recycled plastic bottles , sculpture , upcycled water bottles , upcycling , water bottle art , Water Dragon        

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San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant to Close After 40 Years of Operation

June 7, 2013 by  
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Southern California Edison just announced plans to permanently close the San Onofre nuclear power plant after a 16-month battle over whether or not to restore its twin reactors. Facing political opposition, regulatory challenges, and expensive repairs, the utility announced this Friday that the plant was no longer suitable for operation. The plant served the region for over 4 decades, but problems with its steam generator tubes and radiation leaks forced it to undergo a $670 million redesign. Not being able to ensure the safety of the eight million people living within 50 miles of the plant, Southern California Edison decided to retire and eventually dismantle the facility. Read the rest of San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant to Close After 40 Years of Operation Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: California , California Public Utilities Commission , close , edison international , erich pica , friends of the earth , Fukushima , Los Angeles , Nuclear Regulatory Commission , radiation , reactor , san diego , san onofre nuclear power plant , southern california edison , ted craver        

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