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Revolutionary new solar windows could generate 50 times more power than conventional photovoltaics

We’ve seen several transparent solar cell concepts on Inhabitat, but perhaps none with such ambitious claims as those made by SolarWindow …

Clean Energy

The shocking footage these filmmakers captured reveals why the Earth is in serious trouble.

Louie Psihoyos isn't your average filmmaker.<p>He's best known for his 2009 documentary "The Cove," which took home an Oscar for its investigation into …

12 plants that repel unwanted insects

These herbs and flowers can shoo pests from your garden and skin.<p>Are you an insect magnet? If you aren’t, you probably know one. Insect magnets …

Gardening

6 Ways to Prevent Colon Cancer

The first time I noticed blood in the toilet bowl, I took it as a sign that knocking back nine shots of Jägermeister the night before had probably been a bad idea.<p>I denied the second sighting, too, doing a quick calculation that involved my age (22) and the number of buddies who had ever been …

Cancer

Eating a Burger or Driving a Car: Which Harms Planet More?

Up to 93 million cows and counting—find out how our reliance on industrial feedlots is affecting the environment.<p>They provide us with beef and milk, the gel coating for pills, soap, ice cream, baseballs, and printing ink. But our dependence on cattle, especially the beef we consume in larger …

6 Questions To Ask Before You Start A Social Enterprise

Eager to change the world? Here’s what you need to figure out before you can start.<p>Treating diseases, addressing climate change, expanding access to healthy food or creating new methods of learning. These are just a few of the major social challenges that companies–yes, companies–are working to …

The Best Craft Breweries in America From A to Z

There are around 2,400 craft breweries in this magnificent country, and we love each & every one of 'em. But in the spirit of scholarship, …

Assembly Required: 15 DIY Kit Homes

For those who've always wanted to build their own home, the prospect may now be more realistic than ever, thanks to a new wave of kit …

Woodworking

Bothy and composting toilet tower on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. 

Bothy and composting toilet tower on the <b>Isle of Skye, Scotland.</b><p>Both structures were built by architecture students during the summers of 2013 and 2014.<p>Contributed by Kenneth Lockhart of Rural Design.

Shed-roofed cabin built over 6 days outside Portland, Oregon

Shed-roofed cabin built over 6 days outside <b>Portland, Oregon.</b><p>Submitted by Mac Bishop.