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The Enormous Effects of Energy Efficiency

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Energy efficiency may have twice the impact of renewable energy, says a research report from Australia.

The shift away from fossil fuels toward renewable energy sources is obviously a key aspect of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But, according to a newly released report from the Energy Efficiency Council (EEC) of Australia, it's not nearly as important as taking measures to improve energy efficiency. "The International Energy Agency estimates that energy efficiency will deliver 65 per......read more

Toby Burrows: Fallen

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Nice collection of supernatural landscape images by talented Australian photographer.

In 'Fallen,' the new collection of photos from Toby Burrows, female forms float and fall in vivid natural landscapes. Inspired by the detailed, intensely colorful style of Pre-Raphaelite paintings, Burrows juxtaposes nudes with nature. It's a surreal exploration of the relationship between human form and landscape, and some really, really beautiful stuff. ...read more

Workplace Gardens

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Office gardens encourage a healthy workforce.

With the economy still sputtering, Corporate America hasn't put the shears away yet. Jobs are still being cut, pay is still getting sliced. Shrinking budgets are making some forward-thinking companies look for other, non-monetary ways to benefit employees. One such response are workplace gardens, which are a perfect fit for companies with large office spaces and plenty of unused land on......read more

Onsite Worm Composting

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Idaho lounge becomes first restaurant in continental US to practice vermicomposting.

Vermicomposting, or worm composting, is a very good idea for restaurants who want to reduce their waste and turn it into a valuable resource. It's especially useful because, unlike traditional composting methods, the process is completely odorless and therefore very practical in a restaurant setting. In Boise, Idaho, eco-restaurateur Dave Krick feeds 200,000 extra diners living in his......read more

Guerrilla Gardening

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Age-old practice breathes new life into abandoned property.

Guerrilla gardening, or the illicit cultivation of someone else's land, is a movement that has been practiced for thousands of years. It is a response to the fact that few people own land, and often those that do neglect their land and do not take full advantage of its potential. With countless benefits from guerilla gardening including community beautification and food production,......read more

OfficePOD

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Tan Lun Cheak's dual purpose table lamp/food cooker.

More and more people are working from home, and that trend doesn't look like it's going to reverse anytime soon. Which is great. We welcome a shift that blurs conventional lines between life and work. And the most eco-friendly commute is no commute at all. But between the fridge, the TV, and the stereo, it can be hard to stay focused on work. Trust us. Inhabitat hips us to a UK design......read more

Melting Ice World

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Images of an ecosystem in flux by wildlife photographer Paul Souders.

Beautiful, scarily prophetic series of pics taken in Svalbard, an Arctic archipelago halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, where the ice cap is steadily diminishing. See more of Paul Souders' nature and travel photography at World Foto. (Via Telegraph)...read more

The Misinformation Highway

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Lance Steagall on the need to put climate change misinformation—in all of its forms—on ice.

It is generally agreed that there are two major impediments to passing climate change legislation in the United States: misinformation, and the claim that any serious attempt at tackling the problem will cripple the economy. A recent report, however, suggests that the two are really one and the same. The report, based on a study conducted by the Australian government, found that energy......read more

The Long Barn Studio, UK

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Green office eye candy by Nicolas Tye Architects.

Designed by Nicolas Tye Architects out of the UK, the Long Barn Studio takes the form of a green glass box with larch-clad ends. The south facade features a series of ‘pods’, also clad in larch, that contain a library, reprographics area, toilets and meeting room. Designed to house a team of up to twelve people, the design features Corten steel detailing and limestone flooring.It......read more

The Ice Woman Cometh

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From melting ice caps to volcanic hot springs, Roni Horn's art is inspired by Iceland's shifting landscape.

New York artist Roni Horn makes sculptures, drawings, photographs, and books informed by her frequent excursions to Iceland. The island nation's volatile geology, the volcanoes and the hot springs, the ice and the sea, suffuse Horn's work, which deals with metaphors of climate change and shifting identity. In one piece, columns of glacier water harken the core samples drilled by climate......read more

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