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These bladeless wind turbines shake to generate electricity

Farms dotted with the gigantic spinning blades of wind turbines have become a standard sight on long-distance road trips, but what if there was another way to capture energy from the wind? A startup out of Spain is working on that very idea. The company's called Vortex Bladeless, and its turbines …

Renewable Energy

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>May is always such a mix—busy weekends, slow weekends, days that feel like March, days that feel like July. Check out the links below for recipes that …

Batteries

Costa Rica has run on only renewable energy so far this year

Costa Rica has managed to produce all of its electricity from renewables for 75 days straight. The country hasn’t had to burn fossil fuels to supply …

Renewable Energy

The Triple Bottom Line: Brewing Sustainability Into Your Small Business

Small business owners are increasingly starting to have triple vision. A new way of looking at business has many of them, young entrepreneurs in particular, adhering to the concept of the triple bottom line, putting two other priorities on equal footing with profits: people and the planet.<p>Pursuing …

Sustainability

12 Dinner-Worthy Salads Without Lettuce

Let's be honest: No one ever eats a salad for the lettuce. And that's why we're sharing these recipes, all of which skip the greens all together. Now that's a salad.<p><b>Fish Taco Salad</b><p>Tangy cabbage slaw topped with sautéed tilapia fillets is totally dinner-worthy. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Chilled Cucumber Salad</b> …

Healthy Eating

IBM Solar Collector Magnifies Sun By 2000X – These Could Provide Power To The Entire Planet

• Home<br>• ><br>• Wind Power<br>• ><br>• IBM Solar Collector Magnifies Sun By 2000X – These Could Provide Power To The Entire Planet<p>posted 2 years ago<br>Categories: Wind Power<p>A …

Could bamboo replace steel reinforcement in developing countries?

Singapore’s Future Cities Laboratory is working to tap into the potential of bamboo as an alternative to steel for reinforced concrete applications …

Engineering

France decrees new rooftops must be covered in plants or solar panels

All new buildings in commercial zones across the country must comply with new environmental legislation<p>Rooftops on new buildings built in commercial zones in France must either be partially covered in plants or solar panels, under a law approved on Thursday.<p>Green roofs have an isolating effect, …

Solar Panels

Trending on Gardenista: Small-Space Gardening, London-Style

This week, Michelle and team headed to the UK with us to explore tiny, inventive urban plantings. They also took detours to plan Easter DIYs, egg …

Tag: Garden Design 101

Everything You Need to Know About Houseplants<p>by Michelle Slatalla<p>Hardscaping 101: Natural Swimming Pools<p>by Michelle Slatalla<p>Gardening 101: Acacia<p>by …

Articles about aluminum clad green energy home england on Dwell.com - Dwell

Green Orchard, the home Paul Archer designed for his parents outside Bristol, England, sows the seeds of an active retirement.<p>How an unfussy, nearly zero-energy family home in Santa Cruz, California, wound up with hay bales in the walls, a...<p>In 1892, when John Muir founded the Sierra Club, the only …

Green Energy

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Articles about green details on Dwell.com - Dwell

Carver + Schicketanz Architects’ eco-friendly renovation earned this mid-century-modern home LEED Platinum certification and...<p>Few feelings equal the rush of shopping in the center of the universe with cold hard cash—–or credit—–burning a hole in the...<p>Design pared to the bone is a high-risk …

Environmentally Friendly

Articles about bar method on Dwell.com - Dwell

When plans for a prefab home flopped, Rian and Melissa Jorgensen were introduced to Jonathan Feldman of Feldman Architecture,...<p>Designer Jennifer Siegal’s own house is a modest 1920s Spanish bungalow on the leeward side of busy Lincoln Boulevard in Venice,...<p>A few weeks ago I attended a press event …

New York State

Articles about green affordable prefab home debuts palm springs on Dwell.com - Dwell

Adapted for the Australian climate, the eco-friendly, low-maintenance CORE 9 house starts at $192,000.<p>We were recently in Palm Springs soaking up the sun and the majesty of the town's mid-century design.<p>The Make it Right foundation taps architects to put a prefab spin on homes for the Fort Peck …

Palm Springs

Articles about small footprint fayetteville on Dwell.com - Dwell

The first few paragraphs of a recent New York Times article on architect Gary Chang's Hong Kong apartment read like a scene from...<p>Rising out of the Texas bayou, Houston is both a sprawling metropolis and the largest city in the United States without zoning...<p>I've always been a firm believer that …

Small Spaces

Jarson Residence in Arizona by Will Bruder + Partners

The Jarson Residence in Paradise Valley, Arizona.<p>Will Bruder + Partners have designed the the Jarson Residence located on a rocky slope in Paradise …

How It’s Made: McNabb’s City Sphere from Scrap Wood

<i>We’ve covered the dynamic wooden sculptures that designer James McNabb, of McNabb & Co., handcrafts in his Philadelphia studio and we’re lucky enough</i> …

Woodworking

This old cabin hides a contemporary dream home - The Fox Is Black

Sometimes things aren’t always what they seem. This 200 year old stacked stone house in Linescio, Switzerland has been discretely gutted on the …

Luxury Submarine Hotel Offers Romantic Undersea Getaway

Lovers Deep is a luxury submarine offered by Oliver's Travels for couples to go on a romantic getaway, deep in the ocean, and perhaps join what they're coining as the “Mile Low Club” (an undersea alternative to the Mile High Club that so many have participated in on airplanes). Each watercraft in …

Luxury