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5 Apps to Help You Live a More Sustainable Life

With recent news about ice caps melting, California facing a persistent drought and <i>Wall-E</i> reminding us that our trash will eventually pile up, many of us are trying to live a little bit greener. But how to do that is a constant challenge: what to buy, what to eat, how to dispose of what we're not …

How Sustainable Tourism Is Becoming a New 'Mega-Goal' at the 65th Annual United Nations DPI/NGO Conference

The United Nations Department of Public Information recently held a conference titled "Beyond 2015: An Action Agenda by Non-governmental organizations" at U.N. Headquarters in New York. One of the key purposes of the conference was to provide input for the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda proposed …

INTERVIEW: Architect Gordon Beckman on How Mixed Use Buildings Create Healthy, Sustainable Cities

Metropolitan areas are growing faster than suburbs for the first time in decades, as more and more people want to live closer to where they work, …

Five tips for sustainable footwear and apparel design

Decisions made during the design phase determine the majority of a product’s environmental impact.<p>Material choices, for example, can have exponential effects up and down a supply chain. These effects are embedded in the creation of materials, from how much they weigh in transport to how much water …

The Climate Deniers' Newest Argument

There are few things more satisfying than when people you’re arguing with say something manifestly wrong or tone-deaf. It’s the polemical equivalent …

Climate March, Climate Summit, Climate Tax?

Most economists agree that a carbon tax is the best way to slow climate change. Make energy derived from fossil fuels more expensive, they say, and …

Here Are The People Most Likely To Be Climate-Change Deniers

It seems that every six months, we see the news light up with reporters quoting the latest public opinion poll results on global climate change.<p>"Climate change denial is up 7 percentage points this year."<p>"One in five Americans now deny that climate change is occurring."<p>I've always wondered: …

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The fingerprint of climate change on the California drought, extreme weather in 2013

By Angela Fritz<p>, Deputy weather editor<p>Researchers studying the fingerprint of human-caused climate change on extreme weather events in 2013 have found that it played a role in half of the events that they looked at, including the California drought and extreme heat events.<p>Climate change attribution …

California Drought Worsened By Climate Change, Scientists Say

By Joaquin Palomino<p>SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 29 (Reuters) - California's catastrophic drought has most likely been made worse by man-made climate change, according to a report released Monday by Stanford University, but scientists are still hesitant to fully blame the lack of rain on climate change.<p>The …

10 ways to sustain momentum after the People’s Climate March

M<b>iriam Wilson, Fossil Free campaign coordinator,</b> <b>People & Planet</b><b>, Oxford, UK,</b> <b>@FossilFree_UK</b><p><b>Build momentum for fossil fuel divestment:</b> The top five fossil fuel companies in the US – Exxon, Shell, BP, Chevron and ConocoPhillips – spend $440,000 a day lobbying US congressmen. They are strangling …

Everybody knows fast-charging is bad for batteries... except maybe it isn't

This could be a big deal...<p>To quote Blade Runner: "The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long." That's usually true, but it might not be …

The Climate Post: World Sees Some Tangible Outcomes from U.N. Climate Summit

World leaders gathered in New York this week for the United Nations Climate Summit, a meeting aimed at raising carbon reduction ambitions and mobilizing progress toward a global climate deal. In speeches at the summit, President Obama and other leaders recognized that countries across the world are …

You're "smoking dope" if you think coal is coming back, says coal exec

"We have the absolute destruction of the U.S. coal industry. It’s not coming back. If you think it’s coming back … you’re smoking dope."<p>Those are the …

Dino Pet is a Living, Bioluminescent Pet That's Fueled by Dinoflagellates!

A living dinosaur toy that emits a soothing, glowing light and puts on a wondrous show at night? Sign us up for a Dino Pet! The bioluminescent …

Amazing Tiny Treehouse Boasts the World's Wildest Swing 8,350 Feet Above Sea Level!

Calling all adrenaline junkies! If you've been inspired by some of the swings we've previously featured here on Inhabitat, do not miss this latest …

The Zen of treehouses: Japan's treehouse master Takashi Kobayashi

From mirrored treetop structures to sailboat-inspired arboreal villas, there seems to be a bit of a renaissance in treehouse building around the …

Over 100,000 Elephants Killed in 3 Years, But We Can Stop the Slaughter

When sitting in close proximity to a group of elephants, it always amazes me how small an elephant's tusks are relative to its body. Certainly far less than a hundredth of its weight. But because of these tusks -- their teeth -- tens of thousands of elephants die each year.<p>I've been studying a …