The most shocking Inhabitat stories of the year

January 1, 2017 by  
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It’s official: 2016 was a shocking year. We witnessed the loss of far too many artists, suffered through a crushing election season, and were punished by record temperatures all across the globe. On top of all that, New York City’s Indian Point nuclear reactor leaked radioactive material into groundwater, while Water Protectors in North Dakota, were mercilessly punished by law enforcement with water cannons in sub-zero temperatures. A US advisory board suggested slaughtering 45,000 horses , and tourists punched tigers for fun in one of China’s animal “sanctuaries.” Fortunately, it wasn’t all bad. Medical hackers invented an affordable Epi-pen alternative to battle skyrocketing costs for the life-saving device, and a brilliant smog sucking vacuum cleaned the air in Beijing. Check out all of this year’s jaw-dropping stories and tell us which shocked you the most. [poll id=119]

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This ring is made of smog harvested from Beijing’s polluted skies

April 16, 2015 by  
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Previously, we wrote about Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde’s  incredible vacuum cleaner that can suck urban smog right out of the air , a design which Roosegaarde hopes to have functioning in Beijing by next year. Now the designer is turning that smog vacuumed from the skies of Beijing into rings of soot that you can wear right on your fingers. Each ring comes with either a fake diamond made from soot or a stone with a cube of soot in the center, and Roosegaarde hopes the project will help bring awareness to the issue of air pollution. Read the rest of This ring is made of smog harvested from Beijing’s polluted skies Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air pollution solutions , air pollution vacuum , beijing air quality , Beijing air quality issues , Beijing pollution , Beijing smog , Beijing smog vacuum , Climate Change , climate change art , Daan Roosegaarde , Daan Roosegaarde art , Daan Roosegaarde Beijing pollution , Daan Roosegaarde beijing smog , Daan Roosegaarde pollution ring , Daan Roosegaarde smog project , Daan Roosegaarde smog ring , global warming , pollution vacuum , smog vacuum

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Artist Daan Roosegaarde Creates Jewelry Out of Beijing Smog

May 30, 2014 by  
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Last October  we wrote about Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde, who developed a vacuum cleaner that can suck urban smog right out of the air . Now the designer is turning that vacuumed smog into rings of soot that you can wear right on your fingers. Each ring comes with either a fake diamond made from soot or a stone with a cube of soot in the center, which, besides being beautiful Roosegaarde hopes will help bring awareness to air pollution. Read the rest of Artist Daan Roosegaarde Creates Jewelry Out of Beijing Smog Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air pollution solutions , air pollution vacuum , beijing air quality , Beijing air quality issues , Beijing pollution , Beijing smog , Beijing smog vacuum , Climate Change , climate change art , Daan Roosegaarde , Daan Roosegaarde art , Daan Roosegaarde Beijing pollution , Daan Roosegaarde beijing smog , Daan Roosegaarde pollution ring , Daan Roosegaarde smog project , Daan Roosegaarde smog ring , global warming , pollution vacuum , smog vacuum

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