Shanghai Park’s Pavilions Are Wind-Powered Urban Leisure Spots

September 22, 2011 by  
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Photos: Taranta Creations Wind-powered karaoke? Only in Shanghai would such a thing exist. These colourful pavilions were initially built as an art installation — one of many themed pavilions in a new waterfront park created for Shanghai’s 2010 World Expo — but now they have been torn down, except these Skittle-like structures. Currently, these neon-bright pavilions are utilized by city resi… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Floating Islands: Using Garbage to Clean Polluted Water

October 25, 2010 by  
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A small company based in rural Montana has big dreams for using post-consumer plastic waste to restore fish populations, sequester carbon, remove water pollution — and create unlimited amounts of new waterfront property.

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Parking Lots to Do Double Duty as Water Heaters, Chillers

October 25, 2010 by  
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Long derided as a waste of space and a symbol of sprawl, the heat energy in the pavement in your lot could soon be used to heat hot water or be used in absorption chillers to provide cooling.

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