Marissa Nicole Taccia

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Harvard Team to Convert Earth's Infrared Energy into Clean Electricity

Harvard Scientists are working on a new renewable energy system that can harvest the power from the earth’s infrared energy. Our planet is constantly …

Giant Solar Cubes Might Change Urban Energy Infrastructure

This solar cube could blow Stanley Kubrick's mind and charge your laptop at the same time.<p>Power to the people! Well, solar power to the people, anyway. You can now power your phone, laptop, Gameboy, authentic 70s rainbow lava lamp or any other electronic device with e-QBO, a crazy, futuristic, …

Indoor Vertical Farm 'Pinkhouses' Grow Plants Faster With Less Energy

Indoor farms need light—and a lot of it—to grow crops, but that energy adds up big time in terms of cost and environmental impact. A Pinkhouse is a …

Farming

GE Announces $10B Investment in Clean Energy R&D, Including Eco-Friendlier Fracking?

The US-based conglomerate General Electric recently announced that it will spend an additional $10 billion researching and developing clean energy …

John Kerry Calls Climate Change A 'Weapon Of Mass Destruction' And Mocks Deniers

Kerry described those who do not accept that human activity causes global warming as "shoddy scientists" and "extreme ideologues", and said big companies and special interests should not be allowed to "hijack" the climate debate.<p>Aides said Kerry had chosen Indonesia for the first of what is to be a …

These Spas Will Make You Wanna...

...book a couple's massage! Although not all of us can afford to run off to Europe and splurge on an all-day couple's spa treatment, these heavenly hotels will sure get you in the mood. Hotel search trivago has put together a collection of 10 stunning properties that house even more impressive …

World's Largest Solar Thermal Energy Plant Opens in California

The much-anticipated Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System just kicked into action in California’s Mojave Desert. The 3,500 acre facility is the …

Renewable Energy

World's First 1 Megawatt Wave Energy Power Plant Launched in South Australia

Australia’s Oceanlinx just launched the world’s first 1 megawatt wave power plant in Port MacDonnell, South Australia. The wave energy converter was …

Hydroelectric Power

World's biggest solar plant may pave way for smaller-scale renewable future

Tower One glows so bright against the blue sky that even at mid-afternoon in the Mojave Desert it would be easy to conclude it is designed to illuminate the valley floor below.<p>In fact, hundreds of thousands of glittering mirrors, carefully arranged across a swath of desert, reflect sunlight on to …

Walmart Produces More Solar Energy than Any Other U.S. Retailer

Mega-retailer Walmart has crowned the roofs of their retail locations with enough photovoltaic panels to blast past 39 entire American states with …

Renewable Energy

Will smart home technology systems make consumers more energy efficient?

You're leaving work early one afternoon so you go online and adjust the thermostat to preheat your home. After dinner, you load the dishwasher and it decides the best time to run based on the availability of renewable energy and cost. On your way to work the next morning, you forget to lock the …

Infographic: How Much it Would Cost for the Entire Planet to Switch to Renewable Energy

As Inhabitat readers know, we live in a time marked by rising emissions, melting ice caps and the looming threat of climate catastrophe. Fortunately, …

Fukushima Offshore Wind Farm Starts Producing Clean Energy

Japan’s floating wind turbine off the coast of Fukushima has begun to produce clean, renewable energy for the national grid. The project, a …

Vertical farming explained: how cities could be food producers of the future

Populations are growing and cities are booming – but could we soon see skyscrapers turned into centres for crop production? From Chicago warehouses to the south pole growth chamber in Antarctica, the concept of growing food indoors is catching on. Plant scientist Dr Erik Murchie, from the …

Vivienne Westwood: climate change, not fashion, is now my priority

Fashion's nonconformist queen, Dame Vivienne Westwood, is to hold back on business expansion to reconcile her fashion empire with her strong ecological beliefs and her concerns about mass production. She will concentrate instead on producing "quality not quantity" and continue to use her …

Wildlight - Twirl Me (Invisible Light Project Remix)

Solar-Powered Fruit Bat Trackers Could Turn Bikeshare Programs Into Data Fleets

A small army of fruit bats is moving across Australia with tiny trackers on their necks to sense the environment around them. What if bikes could do the same thing?<p>In the coming weeks, 150 fruit bats will flit across the night sky, carrying an accelerometer, a magnetometer, a compass, a smart GPS, …

The Style Has Spoken: See the Top Trends

See the prevailing looks captured by Diego Zuko.<p>Like a well-preserved eco-system, the world of fashion can work like a machine. See a stellar trend on the runway one season and watch it come to life outside the shows the next. See which catwalk styles were embraced by the finest on the street and …

Stuntmen from old movies

Beautifully Designed Movie Theaters in Golden California

<b>The Fox Theater I, Oakland</b><br>New York-based French photographer Franck Bohbot traveled to California to spotlight the most amazing movie theaters, big and small, as an homage to the history of film in his series titled <i>Cinema</i>. He captures the grandiose scale of some exquisitely designed theaters as …

San Francisco

How Much Is U.S. to Blame for “Made-in-China” Pollution?

Air pollutants generated in China during the manufacture of goods destined for export travel across the Pacific, contributing to U.S. smog.<p><b>China has some of the dirtiest air in the world, but a large share of the country's pollutants are generated during the manufacture of goods destined for</b> …

#YearofAction

During the State of the Union address, President Obama laid out his vision for the year ahead -- calling it a year of action and highlighting how he …

Obama Administration

A Newly Discovered Underground Lake in Greenland Will Help Us Understand Climate Change

The Earth may be more than 4.5 billion years old, but it can still surprise us. Scientists have discovered a gigantic liquid water reservoir …

Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

Close your eyes and imagine the last time you fell in love. Maybe you were walking next to your sweetheart in a park or staring into each other's eyes over a latte.<p>Where did you feel the love? Perhaps you got butterflies in your stomach or your heart raced with excitement.<p>When a team of scientists …

Goop and Amour Vert Get Eco-Friendly (and Help Grow a Forest) With Their New Collaboration

Goop is going from chic to eco-friendly thanks to their latest collaboration with the contemporary women's ready-to-wear brand, Amour Vert and their …

These Backpacks For Cow Farts Reduce Climate Change And Generate Power

Bovine farts are powerful enough to power your refrigerator. The trick, which this gear nicely solves, is capturing the gas that is passed.<p>Argentine researchers are using special backpacks made for cows to capture cow belches and turn them into power while fighting climate change.<p>The cows are each …

#theLIST: What's In: Global Touches

Skip the cowboy boots, skull motifs, knitted boots, and lucite bracelets and embrace this worldly Spring 2014 trend.<p>Skip the cowboy boots, skull motifs, knitted boots, and lucite bracelets and embrace this worldly Spring 2014 trend.