New York City’s nuclear power plant leaking ‘uncontrollable radioactive flow’ into Hudson River

February 26, 2016 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on New York City’s nuclear power plant leaking ‘uncontrollable radioactive flow’ into Hudson River

New York governor Andrew Cuomo recently called for an investigation after Indian Point, a nuclear power plant on the Hudson River, reported a leak of radioactive material flowing into the groundwater. Now, new samples taken from the local groundwater show that contamination levels are 80% higher than previous samples, prompting experts to claim this leak is spreading in “a disaster waiting to happen” and calling for the plant to be shut down completely. The Indian Point nuclear power plant is located just 25 miles north of New York City, and it’s a crucial source of of power for over 23 million people living in the greater NYC metropolitan region. The location 25 mile north of NYC is a serious threat to the whole region, according to watchdog group Riverkeeper . Read the rest of New York City’s nuclear power plant leaking ‘uncontrollable radioactive flow’ into Hudson River

See the rest here:
New York City’s nuclear power plant leaking ‘uncontrollable radioactive flow’ into Hudson River

Nazi-era Tempelhof Airport in Berlin to house more refugees

February 26, 2016 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Nazi-era Tempelhof Airport in Berlin to house more refugees

Germany’s Nazi-era Tempelhof Airport is currently housing hundreds of refugees seeking safety and shelter. Last week, experts began to reimagine the space – just in time to help accommodate the expected arrival of 800,000 displaced people into the country this year. Read the rest of Nazi-era Tempelhof Airport in Berlin to house more refugees

Read more here: 
Nazi-era Tempelhof Airport in Berlin to house more refugees

Terrifying video shows Chinese escalator reversing direction and chucking passengers

February 26, 2016 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Terrifying video shows Chinese escalator reversing direction and chucking passengers

If you’ve ever felt uneasy riding an escalator, there may be a very good reason. Recently leaked CCTV footage from a Chinese subway station shows a fully packed escalator suddenly switching into reverse and throwing dozens of commuters to the floor. The incident apparently took place on February 19 at a subway station in Ningbo, a city in China’s eastern Zhejiang province. Read the rest of Terrifying video shows Chinese escalator reversing direction and chucking passengers

Go here to see the original: 
Terrifying video shows Chinese escalator reversing direction and chucking passengers

Moss Voltaics is a clean, green, energy-producing machine that mounts to the wall

February 26, 2016 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Moss Voltaics is a clean, green, energy-producing machine that mounts to the wall

Read the rest of Moss Voltaics is a clean, green, energy-producing machine that mounts to the wall

Originally posted here: 
Moss Voltaics is a clean, green, energy-producing machine that mounts to the wall

Architecture students build Paper Brick pavilion out of 15,775 recycled paper cups

July 23, 2015 by  
Filed under Green, Recycle

Comments Off on Architecture students build Paper Brick pavilion out of 15,775 recycled paper cups

A sprawling paper cup pavilion for World Environment Day popped up in the popular Tu?lal? Park in Tekirda?, Turkey last month. Created to raise awareness about recycling and reuse, the installation was made from 15,775 used paper cups collected from the local university canteen and firm. The washed waste cups were stapled together to form rounded, organic-inspired volumes. The site-specific pavilion was led by Esen Gökçe Özdamar , Ok?an Tando?an and Elif Ulu, in collaboration with Department of Landscape Architecture and Department of Painting at Nam?k Kemal University. + Esen Gökçe Özdamar 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!

The rest is here: 
Architecture students build Paper Brick pavilion out of 15,775 recycled paper cups

From garbage to garden: How Canada’s tar sands capital turns trash into vegetables

March 13, 2015 by  
Filed under Business, Green

Comments Off on From garbage to garden: How Canada’s tar sands capital turns trash into vegetables

The Canadian city best known as the epicenter of dirty oil from the tar sands is trying to green up its image by turning trash into vegetables for local food banks and farmers markets. For McMurray, a city of about 60,000 people in Northern Alberta, is now producing lettuce and herbs via a process called containerized aquaponics–which will soon be totally powered with gasified garbage from the local landfill. Read the rest of From garbage to garden: How Canada’s tar sands capital turns trash into vegetables Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aquaponics , Climate Change , food , food security , fort macmurray , Gardening , gasification , gasifier , oil , oil sands , tar sands

Read the original: 
From garbage to garden: How Canada’s tar sands capital turns trash into vegetables

Yu Ito’s Linito chair is made from a folded laser-cut steel sheet and eco-friendly fabric

March 13, 2015 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Yu Ito’s Linito chair is made from a folded laser-cut steel sheet and eco-friendly fabric

Japanese designer Yu Ito unveiled Linito , a chair made from a folded laser-cut steel sheet to evoke the image of a modern royal “throne.” Designed for Formabilio , the sculptural chair features a geometric cut that highlights the strength of the steel matte and is finished with colorful, water-based varnishes. The chair is paired with a matching cushion upholstered with eco-friendly fabric. Linito is also available as a stool and coffee table. + Linito 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: eco-friendly cushion , eco-friendly fabric , folded steel , Formabilio , Linito , reader submitted content , steel , steel matte , water based varnish , Yu Ito

Read the original:
Yu Ito’s Linito chair is made from a folded laser-cut steel sheet and eco-friendly fabric

A “Favelous” Restaurant Pops Up at the Mediamatic Fabrique Art Space in Amsterdam

August 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on A “Favelous” Restaurant Pops Up at the Mediamatic Fabrique Art Space in Amsterdam

What can you make out of 900 meters of split bamboo, 600 meters of black rope and 300 meters of damaged bicycle tires collected from the local stores? The Favelous team made a pop-up restaurant in Amsterdam called Favelous 963! Located at Mediamatic Fabrique , a gallery and project space in the east of the city, the pop-up is is part of the Freezing Favela project—a temporary ‘city’ open to a variety of projects with a DIY attitude . The initiative is located in a vacant building that was formerly used for the production of train wagons. The space was reactivated by designers, artists, cooks and other makers began who wanted to organize workshops and other social events for the local community. 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! Read the rest of A “Favelous” Restaurant Pops Up at the Mediamatic Fabrique Art Space in Amsterdam Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Amsterdam , amsterdam architecture , amsterdam art , amsterdam restaurant , art installation , Favelous restaurant , Mediamatic        

The rest is here: 
A “Favelous” Restaurant Pops Up at the Mediamatic Fabrique Art Space in Amsterdam

Horchata, a Healthy Drink Made from the Local Tigernut in Valencia

October 6, 2011 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Horchata, a Healthy Drink Made from the Local Tigernut in Valencia

Design studio Estudihac serving horchata. Photo Credit: Petz Scholtus If you ever find yourselves in Valencia, have an horchata (or watch some polystyrene sculptures burn !). We were served plenty at the Valencia Design Week and grew quite fond of this healthy local drink made from the tigernut. Being a fan of

Continued here: 
Horchata, a Healthy Drink Made from the Local Tigernut in Valencia

Top Tweets from SXSW Eco, Day 2

October 6, 2011 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Top Tweets from SXSW Eco, Day 2

It’s safe to say that today, #SXSWEco was definitely trending on Twitter. Every minute was followed by 8,465,372 new tweets about the eco-friendly conference (at least it felt that way). Here are some of the best ones. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

View original post here:
Top Tweets from SXSW Eco, Day 2

Next Page »

Bad Behavior has blocked 2016 access attempts in the last 7 days.