Botanical

Agora Tower: Twisting Skyscraper Wrapped With Vertical Gardens Breaks Ground in Taipei

Agora Tower: Twisting Skyscraper Wrapped With Vertical Gardens Breaks Ground in Taipei

Designed to mimic two encircling hands and the helical structure of DNA, the towers are organized a central core that allows for what the design team call a "hyper-abundance of suspended gardens." These

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Verti-Cult: Miniwiz Unveils Glowing Green Wall Made From Recycled Bottles

Verti-Cult: Miniwiz Unveils Glowing Green Wall Made From Recycled Bottles

Taipei-based Miniwiz just unveiled a brand new system that transforms old bottles into gorgeous glowing green walls! Dubbed Verti-Cult, the system is made from 100% recycled Polyethylene milk and juice

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Scientists Find Plants Use Caffeine to Attract Bees

Scientists Find Plants Use Caffeine to Attract Bees

According to research recently published in in the journal Science, humans aren't the only creatures who get a good buzz from caffeine. It turns out that plants produce caffeine-laced nectar to attract

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The InVaso Self-Watering Sponge Pot is Great for Forgetful Gardeners

The InVaso Self-Watering Sponge Pot is Great for Forgetful Gardeners

Even the most dedicated green thumbs may occasionally forget to water their plants. Enter InVaso — a self-watering sponge vase created by industrial designer Stefano Claudio Bison. Made from the same

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Mad Max Film Crew Endangered World’s Oldest Desert in Namibia

Mad Max Film Crew Endangered World’s Oldest Desert in Namibia

Photo via Shutterstock A leaked report reveals that director George Miller's film crew compromised fauna and flora in the world's oldest desert while filming Mad Max: Fury Road, starring Charlize

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7 Vibrant Vertical Gardens and Gorgeous Green Walls

7 Vibrant Vertical Gardens and Gorgeous Green Walls

Winter blues got you down? Why not let these greens perk you up? We've put together a slideshow of vertical garden eye candy for you that will make you forget all about the cold weather and have you

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Rosenbaum Creates a Sprawling Vertical Garden from Hundreds of Recycled Soda Bottles

Rosenbaum Creates a Sprawling Vertical Garden from Hundreds of Recycled Soda Bottles

For Home Sweet Home, Rosenbaum transformed over fifty Brazilian homes with colorful makeovers that were easy on the wallet. Their beautiful homemade vertical garden infuses a home's walkway with greenery,

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Urban Harvest Series: Furniture for Growing, Storing and Composting Food All-In-One

Urban Harvest Series: Furniture for Growing, Storing and Composting Food All-In-One

The Urban Harvest Series (UHS) is a set artifacts and furniture that integrate nature's closed cycles and cultivation into our own daily routines. Created by Design Academy of Eindhoven’s Sebastiaan

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Australia’s Landscape Soaked Up One Third of Carbon Emitted by Fossil Fuels Over Past Two Decades

Australia’s Landscape Soaked Up One Third of Carbon Emitted by Fossil Fuels Over Past Two Decades

Vinz89 / Shutterstock A new CSIRO study released last week reveals that the Australian landscape soaked up one third of the country's fossil-fueled carbon emissions over the last two decades. It also

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Montreal-based PlantCatching Website Finds a Home for Unwanted Seeds, Bulbs and Plants

Montreal-based PlantCatching Website Finds a Home for Unwanted Seeds, Bulbs and Plants

Photo via Shutterstock Developed by Nicholas Cadilhac, a computer scientist and enthusiastic gardener in Montreal, PlantCatching is a website that helps people share unwanted plants, seeds, bulbs and

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100 Million Roses Grown for Valentine’s Day Produce 9,000 Metric Tons of CO2

100 Million Roses Grown for Valentine’s Day Produce 9,000 Metric Tons of CO2

Galyna Andrushko / Shutterstock Roses may be red, but they're definitely not green according to research from Scientific American. As millions of partners exchange bunches of red roses in the run up to

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Support the Hariyo Chowk Urban Garden Project in Kathmandu, Nepal!

Support the Hariyo Chowk Urban Garden Project in Kathmandu, Nepal!

The Sattya Media Arts Collective in Kathmandu, Nepal has set out to transform a vacant site into a modern adaptation of a traditional chowk, or town square. Dubbed Hariyo Chowk or "green square", the

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Marko Vuckovic’s Hydroponic Grass Lamp Lets Anyone Grow Plants Indoors

Marko Vuckovic’s Hydroponic Grass Lamp Lets Anyone Grow Plants Indoors

In an apartment or an office setting, a little greenery can turn a lifeless space into a relaxing oasis. Designer Marko Vučković's Grass Lamp is a sleek hydroponic light fixture that blends modernist

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Time Circus Builds a Floating Vegetable Garden on an Abandoned Ship Crane in Belgium

Time Circus Builds a Floating Vegetable Garden on an Abandoned Ship Crane in Belgium

Antwerp’s MAS Museum lent the people at Time Circus an old unused crane on which the collective built their cool green space. Anchored at Bonapartedok, the experimental space is designed to engage

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Brazil Announces Massive Plan to Survey Amazon Rainforest, Cut Deforestation by 80%

Brazil Announces Massive Plan to Survey Amazon Rainforest, Cut Deforestation by 80%

Amazon rainforest photo from Shutterstock Brazil recently announced plans to count and catalogue the trees in the Amazon rainforest as part of a massive conservation measure. The survey will provide

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Why You Shouldn’t Purchase Flowers for Your Valentine

Why You Shouldn’t Purchase Flowers for Your Valentine

This year for Valentine’s Day, show your sweetie that you care about the environment as much as you do for him or her, by NOT sending them flowers. Aside from the fact that cut flowers die within days

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Monsanto Has Sued Hundreds of Small Farmers, Heads to the Supreme Court

Monsanto Has Sued Hundreds of Small Farmers, Heads to the Supreme Court

Biotech Goliath Monsanto is well-known for its litigious tendencies among farmers, having sued hundreds of them over the years to the tune of over 23 million dollars, according to a recent report. Now the

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Living Pots are Sustainable Modular Gardens Made with Scrap Metal and Logs

Living Pots are Sustainable Modular Gardens Made with Scrap Metal and Logs

Living Pots by Design Nobis are sustainable cultivation units that are comprised of 100 percent recyclable and reused materials. Made out of simple bent metal pieces and scrap pieces of log, the pots are

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Humannature: Craig Walsh’s Video Projections Transform Trees into Spooky Glowing Faces

Humannature: Craig Walsh’s Video Projections Transform Trees into Spooky Glowing Faces

Australia-based artist Craig Walsh has been projecting human faces onto trees across the globe, from Havana to Japan’s Fuji Rock, London’s Hyde Park, Adelaide and Singapore, to name a few. Projecting

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Vo Trong Nghia’s Gorgeous Dai Lai Resort is Made from Local Stone and Bamboo

Vo Trong Nghia’s Gorgeous Dai Lai Resort is Made from Local Stone and Bamboo

Vo Trong Nghia Architects' Flamingo Dai Lai Resort welcomes visitors with a path leading to a 260-foot curved wall made from locally-sourced stone. The cool, light-filled entrance gives a hint of the

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AWeber’s New Pennsylvania HQ Boasts Giant Slides, a GSky Green Wall, and a Waterfall!

AWeber’s New Pennsylvania HQ Boasts Giant Slides, a GSky Green Wall, and a Waterfall!

AWeber Communications' new headquarters in Chalfont, Pennsylvania raises the bar for design, innovation and fun. This nature-inspired atrium boasts two indoor slides and a massive GSky Green Wall. Staff

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World’s Third Largest Paper Company Promises to Halt Deforestation in Indonesia

World’s Third Largest Paper Company Promises to Halt Deforestation in Indonesia

Indonesian forest photo from Shutterstock Today the world's third largest paper company, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) pledged to stop deforestation in Indonesia. As a result of years of campaigning by

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Villagers in the Philippines Build a Gorgeous New Bridge from Bamboo

Villagers in the Philippines Build a Gorgeous New Bridge from Bamboo

To build the Matina River’s footbridge the volunteers selected Dendrocalamus asper bamboo, which grows around the city’s outskirts. After bringing the fast-growing canes on site, they treated the

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Urban Farm School Opens in Asheville, North Carolina

Urban Farm School Opens in Asheville, North Carolina

Based in one of the country’s hotbeds of local food culture, the Urban Farm School just launched its first year with 100 instructors and sites in Asheville, North Carolina. The Urban Farm School is a

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UK Home Improvement Retailers to Withdraw Products Containing Chemicals Harmful to Bees

UK Home Improvement Retailers to Withdraw Products Containing Chemicals Harmful to Bees

Bees have had a rough time in the past few years - from the Varroa mite and colony collapse disorder to factory waste contaminating their honey. Heeding the insect's buzz for help, UK home improvement

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Stackable Urban Beehive is Perfect for Beginner Beekeepers

Stackable Urban Beehive is Perfect for Beginner Beekeepers

Seeking to help restore the world's declining honey bee population, designer Rowan Dunford has created a simple, stackable beehive that makes it easy for anyone to raise bees. Dunford's aptly named Urban

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Cal Poly Project Produces Energy and Purifies Water Using Algae and Human Waste

Cal Poly Project Produces Energy and Purifies Water Using Algae and Human Waste

Photo via Shutterstock The Keystone XL pipeline has some big competition, and it is coming from a number of very small challengers. Scientists at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA are working under a

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Melbourne Water Encourages Australian Citizens to Build 10,000 Rain Gardens

Melbourne Water Encourages Australian Citizens to Build 10,000 Rain Gardens

Melbourne Water, a water supply company owned by the Victorian State Government, is encouraging Australian residents to create 10,000 rain gardens - and they're already up to 7,804! A rain garden is a

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The Archangel Ancient Tree Archive is Cloning Trees to Save them for Future Generations

The Archangel Ancient Tree Archive is Cloning Trees to Save them for Future Generations

What can we learn from trees and what information are we losing when we destroy them? That’s the question being asked by David Milarch, a third generation nurseryman who is creating a “tree archive”

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Bosco Verticale: The World’s First Vertical Forest Nears Completion in Milan – NEW PHOTOS

Bosco Verticale: The World’s First Vertical Forest Nears Completion in Milan – NEW PHOTOS

Milan is one of the most polluted cities in the world, and the Bosco Verticale project aims to mitigate some of the environmental damage that has been inflicted upon the city by urbanization. The design

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