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Loophole Allows Many Dangerous Chemicals In Fracking Fluids To Go Undisclosed: Report

WASHINGTON -- When it comes to environmental pollutants, sometimes what's legal is what's most worrying. That's the conclusion of a new report on a major loophole in the regulations governing hydraulic fracturing.<p>The report, released Wednesday by the Environmental Integrity Project, looks at what …

HOW TO: Make flavorful, refreshing fruit, vegetable & herb infused water drinks

Staying hydrated, especially on hot days, is a really important everyday act -- but let's face it, water is boring. That's why we prepared three …

Duke Energy goes big on solar in North Carolina, plans to drop $500M

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Image courtesy of Katie Fehrenbacher, Gigaom<p>Oh, how things can change in just a few years. Several years ago there was …

New plan avoids mud dumping in Barrier Reef Park

BP Faces up to $18 Billion in Fines for Gross Negligence Over Deepwater Horizon

BP was yesterday found guilty of being “grossly negligent” and “reckless” in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig blowout. The blowout killed 11 …

Humanity Could Face Global Famine by 2050 Due to Plague of Pests

A new U.K study warns that humanity could face a famine of biblical proportions by 2050 due to a plague of pests brought on by climate change. …

6 ways to use lemons in your beauty routine

Just like cooking meals at home, the best way to know what's in our beauty products is to make them ourselves. Lemons have a number of properties …

China just got serious about global warming. Now we’re really out of excuses.

Over the weekend, China announced it was moving forward with plans for a massive, nationwide cap-and-trade program intended to help combat global …

Potato gnocchi and tomato sauce recipe

The best potatoes for gnocchi are old floury ones, then mixed with a fresh tomato sauce.<p>They taste better and make soft, fluffy gnocchi. In the summer, using fresh tomatoes, I tend to make a lighter, faster sauce; using preserved tomatoes, I’d cook more slowly, into an intense concoction.<p><b>Serves</b></b> …

6 Common Juice and Smoothie Mistakes to Avoid

Making green juice & smoothies is easy: Just toss it all in a blender, right? Uh, no. Avoid these 6 mistakes for the best shakes of your life<p>Whether you think of them as breakfast, a mid-afternoon energy boost, a hangover cure, or a lifesaving necessity, it's hard to deny that green juices and …

Ice Cream

Hip Hop is not down with Monsanto

And you thought rap was all cars, Riff Raff, and Gucci Mane. Yeah, there’s plenty of that, but there are also plenty of rappers still dropping …

19-Year-Old Develops Ocean Cleanup Array That Could Remove 7,250,000 Tons Of Plastic From the World's Oceans

19-year-old Boyan Slat has unveiled plans to create an Ocean Cleanup Array that could remove 7,250,000 tons of plastic waste from the world’s oceans. …

Nepalese Teen Invents Cheap Solar Panel Using Human Hair

Did you know that melanin, the pigment in hair, is light sensitive and can be used as a conductor? Well, that’s what an 18 year old in Nepal recently …

Clean Energy

Ingenious Cardboard Packaging Folds to Fit Parcels of Any Shape

Excessive packaging is one of our top pet peeves here at Inhabitat, so we were really inspired by this flat cardboard sheet that is capable of …

Climate Change This Week: Rising Health Risks and Heat, Rising Renewables, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.<p><b>Daily Climate Change:</b> Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Aug 29 2014<p><b>How unusual has the weather been?</b> No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a …

IKEA Unveils Solar-Powered Flat Pack Shelters for Easily Deployable Emergency Housing

IKEA just turned its flat pack sensibilities from the urban apartment to the global village by unveiling a comfortable, solar-powered shelter that …

Scientists develop flying "robo-bees" to pollinate flowers as bee populations decline

Honey bee populations around the world are in decline due to causes ranging from “super mites” to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and even cell …

SolTech's Beautiful Glass Roof Tiles Heat Your Home With Solar Energy

SolTech Energy, a Swedish company selling solutions for clean solar power, has developed a unique home heating system contained within roofing tiles …

Original Unverpackt: Germany's First Zero-Waste Supermarket

Germany unveiled the country’s very first zero-waste supermarket. Berlin’s Original Unverpackt is the brainchild of friends Sara Wolf and Milena …

Airtight Leeuw House Requires Almost No Energy for Heating

Even from a distance, Belgian studio NU architectuuratelier's Leeuw House sticks out like a sore thumb in the rural setting of Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, a …

Architecture

The Ajiro Bamboo Bike is Grown From the Ground Up

This bamboo Ajiro concept bicycle rethinks both our means of transportation and the ways we manufacture our vehicles. Designed by Monash University …

POOP BURGER: Japanese Researcher Creates Artificial Meat From Human Feces

UPDATE: It turns out that this story is likely a hoax. But it says something that so many of us bought the story hook, line and sinker and that so …

These Earthen "Beehive" Houses Have Been Keeping Syrians Naturally Cool for Centuries

Middle Easterners have been beating the heat without air conditioning for centuries. Made from mud, dirt, straw, and stones, beehive houses have been …

Middle East

Macaroni and Cheese With Black Beans and Chipotle Recipe

Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients2 teaspoons cornstarch1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk2 eggs1/2 pound elbow macaroni1 (15-ounce) can black beans, …

Slow Cooker Recipes: 20 Warming Soups for a Frosty Day

Ah, winter. It's bliss-sparkling ice-covered trees abound, making us long for warm places to curl up inside, and sip on warm liquids. It's time to grab your slow cooker and pour in the ingredients to craft a steamy slow cooked concoction that will warm up your dinner table tonight. Try one of our …

From Banana Muffins to Banana Pancakes: 8 Delicious Ways to Use Up Old Bananas

<b>1. Chai Spiced Banana Bread</b><p>This sophisticated banana bread is subtly infused with warm chai spices like cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and allspice. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Banana Pudding Parfaits</b><p>Banana Pudding is an old-fashioned Southern dessert traditionally made with layers of Nilla wafers, vanilla pudding …

La vignarola (Roman Spring Vegetable Medley)

La vignarola (Roman Spring Vegetable Medley)<p>Rating: 5<p>Total Time: 30 minutes<p>Yield: Serves 4-6<p>Ingredients<p>1 kilo (2 lbs) mixture of artichokes, trimmed …