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Japanese Prime Minister Announces Major Subsidies For Technology That's A Direct Competitor To Tesla

The subsidy would mean that consumers would pay about 5 million yen for Toyota's fuel-cell sedan, which is set to go on sale by the end of March 2015 and priced at about 7 million yen.<p>Abe, who visited a hydrogen station and test-drove fuel-cell cars on Friday, vowed to back the technology through …

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California Shuts Down Injection Of Fracking Waste To Protect Scarce Water

<i>This article originally appeared on ProPublica.</i><p>California officials have ordered an emergency shut-down of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites and a review more than 100 others in the state's drought-wracked Central Valley out of fear that companies may have been pumping fracking fluids and other …

Wind Turbines Could Rule Tornado Alley

The reason that Pilger, Nebraska was so badly hit by tornados last month is the same reason that wind is a great energy source in Tornado Alley. The wind blows hard and often. So wind energy should be the major part of a sustainable energy mix in this region of the United States.<p>We don’t yet know …

Study says national parks boost economy in West

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — National parks and monuments boosted the economies of surrounding communities in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho by a combined $1.15 billion last year, according to a new study.<p>Wyoming saw $723.3 million in spending by visitors to parks and monuments run by the National Park …

Baltimore's Solar-Powered Water Wheel Can Devour 50,000 Pounds of Harbor Trash Every Day

Trash isn't a pretty sight, but Baltimore's new Water Wheel actually makes collecting garbage look cool and fun. Powered by 30 solar panels and the …

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

Growing food in population centres would increase yields, cut transport costs and overcome limited land area<p>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 …

Global Warming Speed Bump? The Answer May Be Blowing in the Wind!

An interesting new paper by Matthew England and colleagues just published in the journal <i>Nature Climate Change</i> tosses another hat in the ring when it comes to explanations of the so-called "hiatus" or "pause" (I prefer "speed bump") in global warming.<p>As I have discussed previously, the fact that …

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The Original Edison Bell Jar Table Lamp Dome lamp

The Original Bell Jar Lamp<p>Featured in Southern Living & Garden and Gun Magazine. Add some industrial charm to any home, office or retail space with the Bell Jar Table Lamp. This beautifully rustic lamp has a vintage style socket, cream cloth covered cord hand blown glass dome and an inline switch. …

HOW TO: Make Fruit and Vegetable Infused Water in Mason Jars

Summer vacation is here -- and you know what that means -- you'll have children coming in and out all day long grabbing frozen treats and lots and …

Pop-Up Shoe Shop in Poland Made Entirely from Reused Wooden Pallets

A pop-up shoe store that just opened in the Polish city of Poznań is already causing a stir. Made entirely from reused euro pallets, the Clae …

World's Largest Building Made of Recycled Beer Bottles Opens in Las Vegas!

The Morrow Royal Pavilion in Las Vegas just claimed the title of the world’s largest building made from recycled bottles! Created by Las Vegas …

Kinetic Energy Floors Convert Sweet Dance Moves into Electricity

Kinetic floors have been used to harvest energy in sports fields and running tracks, and now the idea is going to the nightclub! Energy Floors has …

Save the Thorncrown Chapel by Signing a Petition to Stop SWEPCO from Destroying the Surrounding Landscape!

In 1980, E. Fay Jones, noted architect and apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright, unveiled the Thorncrown Chapel – a magnificent glass and timber …

Three Wise Men Combine Wood, Craft and an LED into One Lamp

Three Wise Men are a group of lovely wooden lamps handcrafted into different sizes and shapes. Designed by Hong-Kong-born, UK-based Samuel Chan for …

MIT Developing Floating Wind Turbines That Produce Power Even When There's No Wind

Critics of wind power keep coming back to the same old complaint: what happens when there’s no wind? A new design from researchers at MIT could …

Helius Energy Opens Whiskey-Powered Biomass Plant in Scotland

<i>Photo via Shutterstock</i><p>In 2009, Inhabitat reported that Helius Energy was teaming up with the Rothes consortium of whisky and scotch companies to …

Magic mushrooms' psychedelic ingredient could help treat people with severe depression

Drugs derived from magic mushrooms could help treat people with severe depression. Scientists believe the chemical psilocybin, the psychedelic …

NASA to launch planet-hunting mission with Google-backed satellite

NASA this week announced plans to launch two new projects: a mission to search for new planets, and an International Space Station (ISS) experiment to analyze X-rays emitted from neutron stars. Both are slated to launch in 2017, under the agency's Astrophysics Explorer Program.<p>NASA's Transiting …