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'shoetopia' project makes sneakers sustainable with biodegradable footwear, 3D-printed on demand

<b>the sneaker world has long been dominated by big brands, so, polish design students barbara motylińska</b> <b>and zuza gronwicz set out to propose an</b> …

The Switch to Outdoor LED Lighting Has Completely Backfired

To reduce energy consumption, many jurisdictions around the world are transitioning to outdoor LED lighting. But as new research shows, this …

NASA releases startling new images showing 30 years of change on Earth

We hear plenty of news about melting glaciers, droughts and massive industrial projects that are dramatically changing the face of the planet, but …

Shipping containers become urban farms with startup Square Roots

Three cheers for locally grown food<p>Two big design trends—shipping containers and urban farming—have come together in the new Brooklyn-based venture Square Roots. Recently profiled in our video series “Curbed Makers,” the roughly half-year-old startup co-founded by Kimbal Musk—younger brother to …

Urban Agriculture

Millions of discarded flip flops posing huge hazard to ocean life

<b>Watamu, Kenya (CNN) —</b> The shores of Watamu on the Kenyan coast should be pristine. They're not.<p>Downstream from an ecological disaster brewing a continent away, these placid waters are bearing the brunt of a foot-born problem: your flip flops.<p>The Japanese call them zoris. They're thongs in …

Sculpture

Scientists Say Only 10 Years Left to Save the Planet

The planet, as we know it, has been given a deadline: 10 years. According to the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, if humans …

Sweden passes law to become carbon neutral by 2045

Sweden just took a huge step towards becoming even greener than it already is. A new law passed by the country’s parliament will slash carbon …

You’re Probably Eating Fleece Every Time You Have Seafood

When buying your next Patagonia fleece, pick the color that looks most edible — new research suggests tiny pieces of it are going to pollute the food …

How air pollution harms your health - and how to avoid it

It can cause eye irritation, breathing difficulties and heart disease. Here are ways to limit the damage<p>The European Commission has told the UK to clean up its air. Levels of nitrogen dioxide – which is linked to heart and lung disease and contributes to the early deaths of 40,000 people a year in …