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Republican governor embraces Northeast Maglev headquarters in Baltimore

22. September 2015

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Republicans aren’t known for backing big public transportation projects, so when Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan visited Japan last June and took a ride on a high-speed magnetic levitation train outside Tokyo, supporters of a maglev line between Washington, D.C. and New York City were pleasantly surprised at the governor’s response. “It was an incredible experience, even more impressive than I expected,” [...]

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13 energy-efficient modules make up this prefab modern home in Maryland – Inhabitat (blog)

21. September 2015

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Inhabitat (blog) 13 energy-efficient modules make up this prefab modern home in Maryland Inhabitat (blog) Need more proof that factory-fabricated homes can be beautiful? Look no further than Washington, D.C.-based architect Robert Gurney's bm Modular One, an award winning prefab house built in Bethesda, Maryland. Designed to be flexible, affordable, and … Continue here: 13 energy-efficient [...]

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Revolutionary new solar windows can generate 50 times more energy than conventional photovoltaics

20. August 2015

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We’ve seen several transparent solar cell concepts on Inhabitat, but perhaps none with such ambitious claims as those made by SolarWindow Technologies . In a webinar today, the Maryland-based startup announced that their revolutionary power generating windows, which can generate 50 times more energy than conventional solar panels , would soon hit the market. Unlike [...]

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All-electric Corvette could hit a record-breaking top speed of over 200 mph

16. July 2015

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Corvette Z06 Chevrolet has a pretty impressive bevvy of electric cars in the Volt , Spark and soon to be released Bolt , but the company hasn’t yet delved into high performance luxury EVs—and it doesn’t look as though it’s about to any time soon. Maryland-based Genovation , however, has announced they are working on [...]

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The South is building its first major wind farm

14. July 2015

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The land of tobacco and peach farms is set to sprout something it’s never seen before — a major wind farm. Crews are currently building a new commercial-scale wind turbine farm on an old tract of North Carolina farmland – and the farm could generate enough electricity to power about 60,000 homes . The project [...]

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Fern & Roby make high-end electronics out of reclaimed wood

9. July 2015

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Richmond, Virginia-based Fern & Roby produces high-end furniture, audio, and hardwares that reflect the founders’ desire to celebrate the narrative and history of the materials they use. Reclaimed wood and cast metal – these materials have natural imperfections, which Fern & Roby believes is a benefit, not something to hide. We especially love their Beam [...]

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The Frying Pan Tower is an extreme offshore hotel that used to be a Coast Guard lighthouse

26. June 2015

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Read the rest of The Frying Pan Tower is an extreme offshore hotel that used to be a Coast Guard lighthouse Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , eco-tourism , eco-travel , extreme hotel , extreme travel , Frying Pan Tower , green design , green renovation , light station [...]

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8 incredible parks created from landfills

1. June 2015

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Humanity has turned Earth into a giant trash pile. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that Americans alone produce on average 4.3 pounds of trash each day. Multiplied by 318.9 million people, that’s a lot of trash landing up in the country’s landfills. If there are about 3,500 active landfills in the United States, just one [...]

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Tesla wins in Maryland! Governor allows Tesla to sell directly to customers

18. May 2015

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Ever since Tesla started selling cars in the United States it has battled laws that forbid its direct-to-consumer sales model . In many states across the U.S. it’s illegal for automakers to sell their cars to customers – instead, automakers are expected to sell their cars through third-party dealers. Tesla has fought these laws in [...]

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Starbucks to move Ethos bottled water operations out of drought-stricken California

11. May 2015

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In response to the devastating drought in California, Starbucks will stop sourcing its bottled water  there, the company said Friday. Starbucks’ Ethos Water will now be bottled in Pennsylvania in deference to California’s first-ever state-mandated water use  reductions. The announcement comes just one week after a report in Mother Jones showed that Ethos Water was [...]

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