Category: Environment

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THINKING OUTSIDE THE (CARDBOARD) BOX

The popular skin company Aesop has unveiled a new LA store whose interior is made completely of cardboard tubes. The designers Brooks + Scarpa developed this idea to establish Aesop’s identity via a monotone earthly and natural aesthetic. The main…

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Submerged Warning

If you are brave enough to face the deep, off the coast of the Canary Islands, Spain, you’ll find an underwater spectacular. Do not be fooled however. This installation is not simply entertainment, it has a much more profound purpose….

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Groundwater Drought

Due to excess pumping from industry and agriculture, a serious depletion of ground water sources is happening over much of the world (the US, India, southern Europe,). A new study reveals American aquifers will be the first to go (California’s…

Lens for the Atmosphere

Who better than NASA to release a new 3D visualization showing how carbon-dioxide moves around and is retained in our planet’s atmosphere. Drawing on data from the satellite Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2), NASA’s Global Modeling and Assimilation Office has generated extremely sophisticated renderings of…

STEP INTO THE LIGHT

Most people’s ideas of renewables mainly focus on wind and solar. Now, the simple act of walking is slowly becoming a game-changer in the battle to create emissions-free energy. In Las Vegas, the world’s first smart streetlights powered by the…

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PARIS BIO-SKYSCAPER

The architectural office ‘Maison Edouard François’ have designed an incredible Parisian sustainable tower better known as the M6B2 Tower of Biodiversity! The entire structure has been designed to spread seeds over the city. In their design, Maison Edouard François took…

DiCaprio’s Before the Flood

The actor Leonardo DiCaprio’s is working to raise stronger awareness of climate change! Following his environmentalist Oscar speech, he has now been getting behind the camera to work on a new documentary known as ‘Before the Flood’. It is a…

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LAGI Santa Monica

Regatta H2O: Familiar Form, Chameleon Infrastructure, 1st Place Winner, LAGI 2016 Christopher Sjoberg, Ryo Saito Team Location: Tokyo, Japan Energy Technology: Aerostatic Flutter Wind Harvesting (WindBelt™) Water Technology: Fog Harvesting Annual Capacity: 70 MWh (used on site) and 112 million…

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GREEN TO THE MAX

The new Kern Centre at Hampshire College, Massachusetts, USA is green to the max! Created by Bruner/Cott & Associates, the 5,000sq.M building has been designed to satisfy the status of the ‘Living Building Challenge‘. Such status includes being totally solar-powered,…

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SOLAR-POWERED DESALINATION

This year, the LAGI 2016 competition is set in California. It comes at a poignant time when Californians are in need of a more constant and reliable energy and clean water supply for its future. Thus, this year, LAGI asked…