Environment

January 26, 2017

New Delhi Officially Bans Plastic Disposables to Help Curb Pollution in India

With India among the top four biggest plastic polluters in the world, a new ban on disposable plastics in New Delhi sends a big message. As of January 1, 2017, India's capital now prohibits plastic cutlery, bags, cups, and other forms of single-use plastic. The ban comes in the nick of time. In November 2016, CNN declared New Delhi the “most polluted city on Earth,” due to its incredible smog levels.

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January 17, 2017

Former Industrialized Area in Belgium Transformed Into Futuristic Eco-Village

Belgian ecological designer Vincent Callebaut is a master of green sustainable architecture. With his new conceptual project, he creates yet another environmentally sensitive fantasy land, this time transforming Brussels' historic Tour & Taxis. The resulting concept is a sleek, futuristic eco-village that any young professional would love to call home. As a former industrial site, Tour & Taxis was once a symbol of the golden age of Industrialization, and its approximately 100 acres (40 hectares)

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January 9, 2017

Quarter-Mile-Long Mirrored Poles Installation Reflects the Changing Tides

Stretching a quarter mile down Laguna Beach, Phillip K. Smith III‘s art installation 1/4 Mile Arc created a glittering spectacle along the sand. 250 stainless steel posts, polished to a mirrored sheen, were spaced evenly in a gentle arc along the coastline. Over a period of 4 days, curious beach goers and art lovers discovered how the light and color of sand and surf illuminated the poles.

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January 4, 2017

Ingenious Bowl-Shaped Roof Collects Rainwater to Provide Natural Cooling

Based out of Tehran, BMDesign Studios is used to facing complex issues that come with living in an arid environment. With precipitation one-third of the world average, and evaporation three times higher, the firm has devised a double-roof system to solve the water scarcity problem. The Concave Roof consists of an elegant, bowl-shaped structure atop a domed roof.

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