Renzo Piano’s Tiny Diogene Hut is an Off-Grid Shelter for One Person

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June 17, 2013 by  
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French EV Car-Sharing Service Autolib to Set Up Shop in Indianapolis

June 17, 2013 by  
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When it comes to hubs of alternative transportation and the sharing economy , one usually thinks of progressive hotspots like San Francisco or Portland. Thanks to French car-sharing service Autolib , however, the Midwest is about to stake its claim to a piece of collaborative consumption history. With diligence from famously green Mayor Greg Ballard, Indianapolis will be the first to see if Paris’ successful electric vehicle sharing program can find a foothold here in America. Read the rest of French EV Car-Sharing Service Autolib to Set Up Shop in Indianapolis Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative transportation , Car Sharing , collaborative consumption , electric cars , electric vehicles , EV car sharing , france , indianapolis , sharing economy        

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Mhelorza Architects’ MH Series of Bioclimatic Houses are Energy-Efficient Homes Made of Wood

November 1, 2012 by  
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Kuusamo Log Houses , a Finnish company specialized in building wooden high quality homes, has teamed up  with Spanish firm Mhelorza Architects to produce a series of cutting-edge, energy-efficient homes. The six bioclimatic, wooden homes in the MH Series are highly energy efficient and environmentally sustainable. The homes feature solar panels, biomass heating, and geothermal heating and cooling. They also are designed to harvest rainwater and include gray water treatment facilities. + Mhelorza Arquitectos 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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Toronto’s PwC Tower is a Smart Office Building with an 8,000-Square-Foot Urban Forest

June 29, 2012 by  
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New Report Warns That Strawberry Prices Could Rise 84 Percent Without Bees in Britain

June 29, 2012 by  
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Bee eating honey on spoon via Shutterstock Strawberry-loving Brits may be in for a bit of a rude awakening according to a new report released by the University of Reading and charity Friends of the Earth. The study quantifies the fears we’ve been hearing about all over the world about what would happen if bee populations keep declining at their current pace, warning that without the help of the insects, strawberry prices could increase a startling 84 percent in the UK. To put those numbers into perspective, the study used the famous Wimbledon tennis tournament as an example, stating that a 10-strawberry basket would be sold at concession stands for the extremely unreasonable cost of £4.14 (or about $6.50) if the country continues to lose its bees . Read the rest of New Report Warns That Strawberry Prices Could Rise 84 Percent Without Bees in Britain Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bees , bees and strawberries , bees effect on strawberry prices , pollination , strawberries , strawberry price rise , strawberry prices , Strawberry Prices Could Rise Without Bees , Strawberry Prices Rise Without Bees , wimbledon strawberry prices

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Consumer Watchdog Group Raises Opposition to Google’s Driverless Cars

June 29, 2012 by  
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Google’s driverless car is leading the way to a future of vehicles that use radar sensors and video cameras to keep vehicles moving along the road with little input from the driver. As some worry that current laws do not encompass the technology, the State of Nevada recently gave Google the world’s first license for a computer-controlled, driverless Toyota Prius. But not everyone is entirely comfortable with the new technology— Consumer Watchdog recently told the California Assembly’s Transportation Committee that Google’s driverless cars should not be allowed on the road without strong privacy protection. Read the rest of Consumer Watchdog Group Raises Opposition to Google’s Driverless Cars Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: autonomous driving , California , consumer watchdog , ford , Google , Google driverless car , green car , green transportation , Traffic Jam Assist

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Twilight Epiphany Skyspace by James Turrell Suspends Time and Space With LEDs in Houston

June 29, 2012 by  
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