Researchers discover toxic heavy metals in Portland’s trees and air

April 6, 2016 by  
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We don’t often think about whether there are toxins in the trees around us, but researchers in Portland, Oregon recently made a very unsettling discovery. Common tree moss in the area contains dangerous  heavy metals  like arsenic, and it isn’t just in the trees – it’s in the air, too. Read the rest of Researchers discover toxic heavy metals in Portland’s trees and air

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This windproof glass lets you savor wine in the great outdoors

April 6, 2016 by  
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Spring is here and we all know what that means — it’s picnic season ! You may have your picnic basket with all the appropriate accoutrements, but what about wine glasses? Behold, the world’s first windproof wine glass that allows you to enjoy wine in the great outdoors without any fear of tipping over at first wind’s blow. The POINTER wine glass pins right in the ground, so you can enjoy a classy beverage anytime, anywhere. Great for a picnic, beach outing, or a little R&R in the garden, this elegant yet practical Dutch-designed glass lets you skip the plastic cups altogether. + POINTER 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!

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New Report Lists World’s Most Polluted Places

November 7, 2013 by  
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Green Cross Switzerland and the Blacksmith Institute just released a report that details the world’s most polluted places. The report, titled The Top Ten Toxic Threats: Cleanup, Progress, and Ongoing Challenges , tracks chemicals, e-waste, radioactive contamination, lead and other pollutants that pose health risks to more than 200 million people in eight countries. Read the rest of New Report Lists World’s Most Polluted Places Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cadmium , chemicals , e-waste , health risk , lead , mercury , polluted places , Pollution , radiation , toxic , toxins        

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New Report Lists World’s Most Polluted Places

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Green Cross Switzerland and the Blacksmith Institute just released a report that details the world’s most polluted places. The report, titled The Top Ten Toxic Threats: Cleanup, Progress, and Ongoing Challenges , tracks chemicals, e-waste, radioactive contamination, lead and other pollutants that pose health risks to more than 200 million people in eight countries. Read the rest of New Report Lists World’s Most Polluted Places Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cadmium , chemicals , e-waste , health risk , lead , mercury , polluted places , Pollution , radiation , toxic , toxins        

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Green Cross Switzerland and the Blacksmith Institute just released a report that details the world’s most polluted places. The report, titled The Top Ten Toxic Threats: Cleanup, Progress, and Ongoing Challenges , tracks chemicals, e-waste, radioactive contamination, lead and other pollutants that pose health risks to more than 200 million people in eight countries. Read the rest of New Report Lists World’s Most Polluted Places Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cadmium , chemicals , e-waste , health risk , lead , mercury , polluted places , Pollution , radiation , toxic , toxins        

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Cadmium Spill in China’s Liu River Threatens to Contaminate Water Supply for 3 Million People

January 30, 2012 by  
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A cadmium spill in the Liu River of southern China has police and emergency personnel scrambling to clean and protect the water supply of a major city in its path. Despite three previous clean up efforts, the contaminated water is still flowing toward Liuzhou city in Guangxi province, which is inhabited by over 3 million people. While chemicals and barges are being thrown into the water daily to prevent the cadmium spill from spreading, residents are already buying out all the bottled water local stores have to offer. Read the rest of Cadmium Spill in China’s Liu River Threatens to Contaminate Water Supply for 3 Million People Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cadmium , cadmium spill , cadmium spill china , cadmium spill liu river , china cadmium spill , contaminated water , contaminated water china , contaminated water news , environmental destruction , liu river , liu river china , news , water issues , water supply , water supply china , water supply china news , water supply news

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A cadmium spill in the Liu River of southern China has police and emergency personnel scrambling to clean and protect the water supply of a major city in its path. Despite three previous clean up efforts, the contaminated water is still flowing toward Liuzhou city in Guangxi province, which is inhabited by over 3 million people. While chemicals and barges are being thrown into the water daily to prevent the cadmium spill from spreading, residents are already buying out all the bottled water local stores have to offer. Read the rest of Cadmium Spill in China’s Liu River Threatens to Contaminate Water Supply for 3 Million People Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cadmium , cadmium spill , cadmium spill china , cadmium spill liu river , china cadmium spill , contaminated water , contaminated water china , contaminated water news , environmental destruction , liu river , liu river china , news , water issues , water supply , water supply china , water supply china news , water supply news

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A cadmium spill in the Liu River of southern China has police and emergency personnel scrambling to clean and protect the water supply of a major city in its path. Despite three previous clean up efforts, the contaminated water is still flowing toward Liuzhou city in Guangxi province, which is inhabited by over 3 million people. While chemicals and barges are being thrown into the water daily to prevent the cadmium spill from spreading, residents are already buying out all the bottled water local stores have to offer. Read the rest of Cadmium Spill in China’s Liu River Threatens to Contaminate Water Supply for 3 Million People Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cadmium , cadmium spill , cadmium spill china , cadmium spill liu river , china cadmium spill , contaminated water , contaminated water china , contaminated water news , environmental destruction , liu river , liu river china , news , water issues , water supply , water supply china , water supply china news , water supply news

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MOD.FAB: Stunning Prefab by the School of Frank Lloyd Wright

January 30, 2012 by  
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Frank Lloyd Wright meets modern day prefab in the stunning Mod.Fab home, developed by students at Taliesin West in collaboration with their Dean Victor Sidy and Inhabitat favorite Jennifer Siegal . The goal of the collaboration was to build a prototype prefab conducive to elegant and sustainable living within the heart of the desert landscape . It only took a single picture for us to become instantaneous fans, and from passive solar design to photovoltaic panels and SIPs we’re thoroughly impressed with the project’s sustainable elements. Read the rest of MOD.FAB: Stunning Prefab by the School of Frank Lloyd Wright Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Jennifer Siegal , Office of Mobile Design , PrairieMod , PreFab Modern , Sustainable Building , Taliesin West

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Tadashi Kawamata’s ‘Under the Water’ Imagines The Debris From Japan’s Tsunami

January 30, 2012 by  
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