21 Mar '16, 5pm

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is wreaking havoc in Wisconsin and causing health officials to scratch their heads. Hunting down the source of the bacterium has been difficult. A similar outbreak in London prompted investigators to look into tap water, but tests came back negative. Although most of the patients are elderly with other underlying health conditions, they have little else in common that might lead officials to a specific source of the bacteria. Some live in nursing homes, while others had been to a hospital, but the cases are scattered across a relatively large area, and not concentrated to one or neighboring communities, which is typically how outbreaks related to Elizabethkingia behave.

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INFOGRAPHIC: How wind turbines actually work

INFOGRAPHIC: How wind turbines actually work

inhabitat.com 21 Mar '16, 8pm

We’ve all driven by a wind turbine farm and looked up in wonder. What are these alien-like contraptions that are taking up...

Pow! Seattle's Dark Knight rescues stolen bikes

Pow! Seattle's Dark Knight rescues stolen bikes

inhabitat.com 21 Mar '16, 3pm

An engineer by day, Bike Batman has tracked down and returned 22 bicycles in Seattle in the year since he began his superh...

Japanese automotive research center fuses natural design elements with energy efficiency

Japanese automotive research center fuses natur...

inhabitat.com 21 Mar '16, 12pm

The ROKI Global Innovation Center or “ROGIC,” as its designers nicknamed it, maximizes natural light with plentiful window...

Sweet pitched roof house in France gets a green makeover with bio-sourced materials

Sweet pitched roof house in France gets a green...

inhabitat.com 21 Mar '16, 2pm

The house is located in an environmentally protected area near the Sainte-Anne-d’Auray Basilica, the third most important ...

Biodegradable algae water bottles provide a gre...

inhabitat.com 22 Mar '16, 6pm

come with a higher price tag than most people realize, taking up to 1,000 years to decompose in a landfill . The fact that...

Solar-powered Polak building paves the way to a more sustainable university campus

Solar-powered Polak building paves the way to a...

inhabitat.com 22 Mar '16, 8am

The campus of the future will undoubtedly incorporate sustainable design, and Erasmus University in Rotterdam wants to pav...

5 Handy Green Gardening Tools Made from Recycled Materials

5 Handy Green Gardening Tools Made from Recycle...

inhabitat.com 20 Mar '16, 7pm

is a great way to live a greener lifestyle. Growing your own organic produce, planting a bee-friendly lawn, and setting as...

You can play this building like a gigantic xylophone

You can play this building like a gigantic xylo...

inhabitat.com 22 Mar '16, 5am

just unveiled plans to build an extension of The London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy (LCCCP) – a new facility i...

Eco-friendly school is a beacon of hope for one of the poorest neighborhoods in East Baltimore

Eco-friendly school is a beacon of hope for one...

inhabitat.com 21 Mar '16, 1pm

Built to accommodate 720 students, the school campus is a mini-replica of East Baltimore’s urban grid and comprises a clus...

Gaze at the stars in this magical recycled cardboard playhouse

Gaze at the stars in this magical recycled card...

inhabitat.com 20 Mar '16, 8pm

Have some old cardboard mailing tubes you just aren’t sure what to do with? Why not use them to build a playhouse for a ch...

Leonardo DiCaprio gives Seychelles $1 million for monumental marine sanctuary

Leonardo DiCaprio gives Seychelles $1 million f...

inhabitat.com 21 Mar '16, 2pm

helped broker LDF’s gift to the Seychelles, and the money will be used to support the deal made with the country’s lenders...

The innovative Canopia tower in Bordeaux will be one of the tallest timber frame structures in the world

The innovative Canopia tower in Bordeaux will b...

inhabitat.com 21 Mar '16, 5am

The development will include 199 homes, 3,770 square meters of office space and 500 square meters of retail outlets. Sou F...

Check out these #eggcellent egg-shaped building...

inhabitat.com 27 Mar '16, 9am

Josef Stöger’s Bavarian Forest National Park Treetop Walk Josef Stöger’s winding timber walkway isn’t just in the shape of...

Fierce winds in Michigan carve otherworldly sculptures out of sand

Fierce winds in Michigan carve otherworldly scu...

inhabitat.com 20 Mar '16, 1pm

decided to go for a stroll along the frozen shores of Silver Beach County Park in Saint Joseph, Michigan, where he stumble...

Breathtaking “Lagoon” tables replicate the depths and beauty of the ocean: Read the rest of Breathtaking “Lago...

Breathtaking “Lagoon” tables replicate the dept...

inhabitat.com 30 Mar '16, 6pm

in the fact that his tables are truly one of a kind. He says, “I’ve always respected the difference between people their p...