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Articles about 5 modern homes striking green roofs on Dwell.com - Dwell

Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern upgrades.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's February 2016 issue.<p>Taking a calculated turn from tradition, two Czech architects designed a modern rendition of a classic Bohemian home, powered by...<p>It’s been …

Report: Plastic pollution in the ocean is reaching crisis levels

There are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic trash in the world’s oceans, and each year, 8 million tons of plastic are added to the count. That’s …

Climate Change and El Niño May Leave 10 Million Hungry

Millions of the world’s poor will suffer from hunger this year and next because of droughts linked to rising global temperatures and the potential …

Whisper it: Quiet wind power with a revolutionary design

<i>In this special Cleantech Innovation Series sponsored by Autodesk you’ll hear unique insights from a number of entrepreneurs, start-ups and</i> …

Found! First Earth-Size Planet That Could Support Life

For the first time, scientists have discovered an Earth-size alien planet in the habitable zone of its host star, an "Earth cousin" that just might …

Rooftop aquaponic 'Farmlab' uses tilapia fish to grow edible plants

Urban farming has been gaining popularity these days in NYC, but a Brooklyn-based company is taking the verdant practice to new heights–literally. …

10 of the Hottest Green Technologies

It’s no secret that the energy you use in your home adds up fast. Between heating, cooling, electricity, water and everything in between, it’s easy …

We asked our community to share stories of farming projects in cities across the globe. From using old sacks in Nairobi to the garden of a Syrian mosque, here are a few ways our readers have been innovating<p>Our farms are not just growing food and community bonds but also indigenous biodiversity – …

Urban Agriculture

This is the end of the US shale boom

While everyone is watching the oil bust, there is another bust going on - one for natural gas.<p>Before there was a boom in oil production in the United States, there was the "shale gas revolution." That is where we all became familiar with terms like "fracking." And the Marcellus, Haynesville, and …

Texas electricity goes negative: Wind power was so plentiful one night that producers paid the state to take it.

In the wee hours of the morning on Sunday, the mighty state of Texas was asleep. The honky-tonks in Austin were shuttered, the air-conditioned office …

Obama Has Done More for Clean Energy Than You Think

A blue-black field of 5.2 million solar panels tilted toward the Arizona sun might just be the Hoover Dam project of the Great Recession. The Agua …

How To Build A 400sqft Solar Powered Off Grid Cabin For $2k

Basic information on solar energy<p>Solar energy is one of the world’s best and largest natural resources. Solar power is said to be green since, in …

Dutch architect envisions self-sufficient desert cities constructed from salt

A brilliant new building material designed by a recent architecture graduate of TU Delft could solve several pressing environmental challenges at …

Extracted

The magnetic mystery at the center of the Earth

Earth’s depths are a hellish place. More than 5,000 kilometers belowground, the iron-rich core scorches at temperatures comparable to the sun’s …

Scientists hunt for clues in mysterious deaths of 60,000 antelopes in four days

Researchers have clues that might explain why thousands of saiga, an endangered antelope, died suddenly.<p>It started in late May.<p>When geoecologist …

Earth - The bizarre beasts living in Romania's poison cave

In the south-east of Romania, in Constanța county close to the Black Sea and the Bulgarian border, there lies a barren featureless plain. The desolate field is completely unremarkable, except for one thing.<p>Below it lies a cave that has remained isolated for 5.5 million years. While our ape-like …

Carbon Dioxide

The solar-panel market is ready to heat up

The solar market hasn’t been doing so hot. But the market for solar panels could start heating up soon.<p>Falling prices for industrial commodities used …

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Capturing the beauty of Earth's 3.04 trillion trees

The Earth has a staggering variety of trees, many of which are older than any human currently alive today.<p>A new study published in the journal <i>Nature</i> …

National Parks

Revealed: The Next Energy 'Revolution'

Świnoujście, Poland, on the frigid Baltic Sea where that country meets Germany seems to have little in common with the swampy heel of Louisiana where …

Natural Gas

Interview: Electric Blue Molten Sulphur Flows from Indonesia's Blue Fire Crater

While on a trip to East Java in Indonesia this past July, Chicago-based photographer, music producer, and filmmaker Reuben Wu (of Ladytron fame) captured the otherworldly sight of electric blue molten sulphur gushing from fumaroles (hot gas vents in the earth's crust) in the base of the Blue Fire …

Graphene unlocks super batteries for a greener future

A new generation of energy storage devices is on its way, writes Mark Douthwaite: small, lightweight, efficient, long lived. Just what we need to …

Hayao Miyazaki is opening a nature sanctuary for children on a remote Japanese island

Legendary Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki has revealed his plans to build a nature sanctuary for children on a remote Japanese island.<p>The …

Anime

The Rare and Exotic Animals of Russia's Far East (Photos)

<i>Jonathan Slaght is projects manager for Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)'s Russia program. Julie Larsen Maher is staff photographer for WCS, the</i> …

CRG Architects’ unique bamboo skyscraper spirals up into the clouds

A unique bamboo skyscraper, a semifinalist at the World Architecture Festival, puts a new twist on the use of bamboo as a building material. Instead …

Antarctica’s Lost So Much Ice It’s Changed Earth’s Gravity

A visualisation of satellite data, showing the gravity change over West Antarctica.<p>It sounds like something out of a science fiction film, but …

Global Warming

Scientists have figured out a new way to use coffee grounds to save the Earth

That's the word from a paper published in the journal Nanotechnology, in which researchers from the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology in South Korea have figured out a way to soak and heat used coffee grounds, turning them into the grittiest, most delicious methane storage source …

Which One Of These Student-Designed Solar Houses Will Be The Home Of The Future?

From aquaponic gardens to wrap-around solar panels, today’s college students are envisioning the future of sustainable building.<p>The Solar Decathlon–the Department of Energy’s biennial solar house building competition–starts up again this October, and it looks like the homes on display will be as …