Lizzie Chambers

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The state of electric cars: 10 things you should know

Electric vehicles are quickly gaining ground, but where does the industry stand, and what's the infrastructure surrounding the industry like? Here …

Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Here at Inhabitat, we love the trend of creative backyard studios, including the gorgeous Writer’s Shed that...<p>Many people mistake tiny homes for …

Four Things The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Can Do For Beyond the Grid Solar

All eyes will be on the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington next week with one question in mind -- will those gathered take steps to move investment beyond the grid?<p>Just this week, Politico reported that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former President Clinton are set to …

The Really Scary Thing About Those Jaw-Dropping Siberian Craters

Russian scientists have determined that a massive crater discovered in a remote part of Siberia was probably caused by thawing permafrost. The crater …

Scenes of Spring

Temperatures in the northern hemisphere are finally warming, flowers are blooming, and the sunshine beckons us outside once again. On a nice spring day like today, I thought I'd share some recent colorful images of the season from Germany, Japan, Scotland, the United States, and more.

19-Year-Old Develops Ocean Cleanup Array That Could Remove 7,250,000 Tons Of Plastic From the World's Oceans

19-year-old Boyan Slat has unveiled plans to create an Ocean Cleanup Array that could remove 7,250,000 tons of plastic waste from the world’s oceans. …

Scotland Yard Recruits Ampera PHEV for Police Work

Winner of a Police Competition<p>It's no secret that most vehicles in Europe are more fuel-efficient than their counterparts in the United States. But …

Replacing A Dead Prius Hybrid Battery Doesn't Have To Cost Thousands Of Dollars

I love the Toyota Prius. I bought my Prius brand new from a dealership in Waterford, MI in the fall of 2005. It is the only car I have ever kept until the loan was paid off, and even then I was in no hurry to sell or replace it. Then the hybrid battery died.<p>Up until that point, however, the Prius …

GM invests $449 million in Detroit plant that will make next-generation Volt

As well as Cadillac ELR and Opel Ampera<p>Big bucks are being invested in the next generation of plug-in cars. Nissan has been ramping up battery and EV …

Bentley Unveils its First Plug-in Hybrid Concept Car

Bentley is known for producing large powerful luxury vehicles, but they aren’t very “green.” Well, that’s about to change with the debut of the …

Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Are modern marriages stronger or suffocating?

Today Americans are looking to their marriages to fulfill different goals than in the past. But although the fulfillment of these goals requires …

Light Up Your Love Life With A DIY Electric Valentine

A conductive-ink gift for your sweetheart<p>Conductive inks make it easy to draw circuits on almost any surface, including paper. <i>Popular Science</i> used a carbon-based paint to animate this amorous robot, but other products use emulsified metals, such as silver, to carry a current. Whatever your artistic …

Roof Farm-Topped Gowanus Whole Foods Set to Open in December

Whole Foods has announced that it will be opening its long-awaited Gowanus store on December 17th this year. In addition to putting the usual organic …

What's Mine Is Yours (For A Price) In The Sharing Economy

<i>This week on-air and online, the tech team is</i> exploring the sharing economy<i>. You'll find the stories on this blog and</i> aggregated at this link, <i>and we would love to hear your questions about the topic. Just</i> email, <i>leave a comment or</i> tweet.<p>Not long ago if you wanted to rent a room for the weekend your …

Climate Change Is Messing With Rainfall Across The Entire Planet

The redistribution of rainfall predicted by climate change modeling is playing out in real life, a new study by Lawrence Livermore National …

What Typhoon Haiyan Means For Climate Change — And The UN’s Ongoing Climate Talks

Update:<p>Philippine President President Benigno Aquino III told CNN on Tuesday that the estimate of 10,000 dead was “too much,” and a more likely …

Fighting for the Soul of Climate Finance

As UN climate talks kick off in Poland this week, arguments about money are likely to take center stage. That's nothing new, as the annual conference enters its nineteenth year. But this year's twist to a familiar tale -- concerns about a lack of money to assist developing countries in dealing with …

Wolves, Wilderness and Our Salvation

John Muir, ecologist extraordinaire, author and co-founder of the Sierra Club wrote: "The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness!" Have you ever visited wilderness? If not -- why not?<p>Recently, I've received a spate of emails asking how I remain so positive in the face of …

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Arctic temps reach highest levels In 44,000 years

A new study published in at the journal Geophysical Researcher Letters by researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder found that Canadian …

A new European report on climate extremes is out

A new report on extreme climate events in Europe is just published: ‘<i>Extreme Weather Events in Europe: preparing for climate change adaptation</i>‘. It …

3D-Printed Mycelium Chair Sprouts Living Mushrooms!

Dutch designer Eric Klarenbeek’s new Mycelium Chair is an amazing mushroom-sprouting seat that fuses organic materials with modern 3D printing …

Yeti DNA: has the mystery really been solved?

Tales of the yeti, the "Abominable Snowman" of the Himalayas, have been recorded for centuries. Mountaineers tell of coming face-to-face with a hairy, ape-like creature that walks on two legs. There have been blurred photos and even the odd shaky home video. But no one has ever come close to …

Rising Moon Pavilion Made Entirely of Recycled Water Bottles Puts on an Amazing Light Show

An ethereal, glowing geodesic half-dome entitled ‘Rising Moon’ surfaced on Hong Kong's Victoria Park for Lantern Wonderland 2013. Composed of …

The world's most beautiful wastewater treatment plant

Let this wastewater treatment plant show you how to live.<p>This may sound crazy, but it is exactly why the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in …

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New Arizona Solar Plant Uses Salt To Keep Producing Electricity When The Sun Goes Down

The 280 megawatt (MW) Solana solar plant just came online in Arizona, with one unique distinction: for the first time in the U.S., the plant will use …

Around The Arctic, Frozen Earth Is Thawing And Creating ‘Drunken Forests’

On September 18, just a few days before the IPCC released its 5th assessment report on the state of the warming planet, the Alaskan city of Fairbanks …

Jellyfish Shut Down Massive Nuclear Power Plant

Get out of my coolant intake pipes!!! *shakes fist at jellyfish*<p>In southeastern Sweden, the three reactors that make up the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant provide about a 10th of the nation's total power. One of the three reactors is the largest of its type in the world. And, temporarily, the …

Science warns against drilling the most biodiverse rainforest on Earth

The Ecuadorian government is currently racing ahead with plans to drill for oil in the core of what is arguably the most biodiverse corner of the planet: Blocks 31 and ITT of the famed Yasuní National Park. This new aggressive push for oil drilling comes as a stunning backlash to the failure of a …