Tiny nano motors could scrub our oceans clean of CO2 pollution

October 1, 2015 by  
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Tiny nanomotors could help scrub oceans clean of carbon dioxide pollution. Scientists at the University of California in San Diego have developed a system of nano machines that remove CO2 as they pass through water. If successful, the nano machines could slow down climate change while promoting greater ocean health at the same time. Read the rest of Tiny nano motors could scrub our oceans clean of CO2 pollution

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Free yourself from the grid with the powerful and portable Sun-Seeker Solar Generator

September 30, 2015 by  
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Imagine being able to power your whole life with the sun, and carry it with you anywhere. That’s the vision of Australian start-up company Sun-Seeker Power and their product the Sun-Seeker Solar Generator . Using the latest in lithium battery technology (the same as is used in the Tesla Powerwall ) they have managed to manufacture a portable power pack that can be charged from the sun, your car or at home and in turn power virtually anything you might need in day to day life, from small consumer electronics to power tools and home appliances. Launched on Kickstarter, the Sun-Seeker Solar Generator has already collected over $30,000 in pledges but there are still some early bird specials available. Head over to the Kickstarter to support this renewable startup and free yourself from the grid. Read the rest of Free yourself from the grid with the powerful and portable Sun-Seeker Solar Generator

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Breakthrough optical rectenna turns light directly into usable electricity

September 29, 2015 by  
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Light may be the most abundant resource on Earth and now it can be used to create electricity. The world’s first optical rectenna , part antenna and part rectifier diode, was developed by researchers at Georgia Tech to capture light and turn it directly into DC current. Wildly simplifying the generation of electricity, this crafty little device could really become a game changer in the field of renewable energy. Read the rest of Breakthrough optical rectenna turns light directly into usable electricity

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Shell abandons Arctic drilling – $7 billion later

September 28, 2015 by  
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Just a few short months after finally gaining access to the Arctic, Shell has announced it is abandoning efforts to drill for oil and natural gas in Alaska following “disappointing” results of initial explorations. Shell’s decision to abandon the Burger J exploration well, located approximately 150 miles offshore from Barrow, Alaska, has caused resounding celebration amongst advocates for the environment, who worked for years to block drilling efforts . But will this decision close the book on offshore drilling in the Arctic? Read the rest of Shell abandons Arctic drilling – $7 billion later

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BFI announces six innovative finalists for the 2015 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

September 28, 2015 by  
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Amphibious airplane’s wings fold up to fit in a camper

September 25, 2015 by  
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Forget those old silver airstream campers , the ICON A5 is the future of versatile travel. With this amphibious airplane’s foldable wings, you’ll be able to fly, boat, and camp all in the same weekend. Read the rest of Amphibious airplane’s wings fold up to fit in a camper

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Sanctuary is a cute 100% recyclable mossarium perfect for small spaces

September 16, 2015 by  
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If you want some green on your desk but don’t have room for a potted plant, you’ll love the compact Sanctuary. Launched on Kickstarter by Australia-based Botanica Boutique , Sanctuary is a mossarium that lets you grow a tiny lush landscape with minimal maintenance. Made from 100% recyclable materials, the Sanctuary features a base molded to help prevent rot and a transparent top fitted with a teardrop form to redirect condensation back onto the foliage . You can help bring the little Sanctuary mossarium to life by heading over to Botanica Boutique’s Kickstarter . + Sanctuary Kickstarter 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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INFOGRAPHIC: 10 of the most energy-efficient cities around the world

September 15, 2015 by  
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Cities are fantastic hubs of innovation and culture, but they also consume a lot of natural resources. Luckily, some urban centers are working hard to reduce their environmental footprint and are setting an example for greener, more energy-efficient living. HalfPrice.com.au rounds up 10 of the world’s most energy-efficient cities as well as each city’s innovative green initiatives and future plans. From Reykjavik’s use of renewable hydropower and geothermal energy to San Francisco’s impressive recycling strategies, this infographic is packed with inspiring trivia about some of the top metropolises from around the globe. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: 10 of the most energy-efficient cities around the world

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82 bags of radioactive waste from Fukushima washed away in Japan floods

September 14, 2015 by  
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Severe rains stemming from Typhoon Etau have caused widespread flooding in Japan , and reports of the damage continue to mount. Most recently, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has announced that floodwaters have swept away at least 82 bags of contaminated waste from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant . What impact that will have on the ocean and nearby wildlife may never be known. Read the rest of 82 bags of radioactive waste from Fukushima washed away in Japan floods

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Donate your unwanted furs to help rehabilitate orphaned and injured animals

September 13, 2015 by  
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Don’t know what to do with that old fur coat? Born Free U.S.A. has launched a clothing drive that lets you recycle unwanted furs by returning it to other animals. Their annual “Fur for Animals” drive collects unwanted fur donations to aid the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned animals. The furs are used as bedding for to create a comfortable and nurturing environment. READ MORE>

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