Botanical

FreshWall Indoor Vertical Garden Purifies the Air While Growing Fresh Veggies

FreshWall Indoor Vertical Garden Purifies the Air While Growing Fresh Veggies

FreshWall is a vertical garden that redefines indoor agriculture while maximizing the air purification ability of plants. The innovative green wall combines high-end technology with Scandinavian design

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Veronika Szalai’s Living Furniture is Made From Woven Willow Trees

Veronika Szalai’s Living Furniture is Made From Woven Willow Trees

Szalai’s Living Furniture offers a cozy respite from a day of trekking. Made from living twigs and branches, the basket chairs leave no footprint on the grounds in which they sit. Szalai prefers

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Study Finds Fungi is Responsible for Majority of Carbon Sequestration in Northern Forests

Study Finds Fungi is Responsible for Majority of Carbon Sequestration in Northern Forests

Northern boreal forests are easily recognized for their majestic trees and have been credited with helping to sequester much of the world's carbon dioxide. It was originally thought that vegetative matter

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Click & Grow Smart Herb Garden’s Second Generation Lets You Cultivate Fresh Food Indoors

Click & Grow Smart Herb Garden’s Second Generation Lets You Cultivate Fresh Food Indoors

Spring has officially arrived, although you wouldn't know it in many parts of the country. With all of that snow on the ground, what is an anxious gardener to do? Just in time for planting season, Click

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Japanese Scientists Develop Pollen-Free Cedar Trees to Help Allergy Sufferers

Japanese Scientists Develop Pollen-Free Cedar Trees to Help Allergy Sufferers

Japanese Cedar photo from Shutterstock A team of scientists from the Japan-based Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute just announced they have “successfully developed the first

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Keith Jennings Carves Mysterious Spirits into Living Trees

Keith Jennings Carves Mysterious Spirits into Living Trees

Through his work, Keith Jennings draws a connection between human spirituality and the environment. The serene and wise expressions create an emotional connection to plants that may at first feel distant

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Climate Change Could Alter the World’s Wine List

Climate Change Could Alter the World’s Wine List

Whether it is a fruity Napa merlot or an oaky and acidic Chablis chardonnay, any wine lover will tell you that each variety of grape and the region in which it is grown gives each wine a unique character.

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Turenscape Architects Turns a 54-Acre Garbage Dump Into a Luscious Low-Maintenance Park in China

Turenscape Architects Turns a 54-Acre Garbage Dump Into a Luscious Low-Maintenance Park in China

Tianjin Bridged – Qiaoyuan post-industrial park is a 54-acre site built on what was once a heavy polluted, littered and deserted garbage dump. The city’s municipal government called Turenscape to

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Arbor Lux: Enchanting Lamps Made from Rescued Trees Topped with Sap Resin Lights

Arbor Lux: Enchanting Lamps Made from Rescued Trees Topped with Sap Resin Lights

O'Neil makes every effort to create work that is as sustainable and responsible as possible. He enjoys turning his client’s household scraps into useful and unique pieces of furniture, lighting or art,

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ECO-Cycle Aquaponics Kit Turns Any 20-Gallon Aquarium Into an Indoor Garden

ECO-Cycle Aquaponics Kit Turns Any 20-Gallon Aquarium Into an Indoor Garden

The ECO-Cycle ™ Aquaponics Kit is an innovative retrofit system that turns an aquarium into a productive garden. Sized for a standard 20-gallon aquarium and suitable for smaller tropical aquarium fish

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Seedballs: Marble-Sized Balls Packed with Wildflower Seeds for Guerilla Gardening

Seedballs: Marble-Sized Balls Packed with Wildflower Seeds for Guerilla Gardening

In 2010, a group of sustainability academics launched a global eco-social enterprise called MAYA to make sure their research would have real world impact. Now, the team has come up with a new way to

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Reflective Predator-Like Armor Clads the Cairns Botanical Gardens Visitor Center in Australia

Reflective Predator-Like Armor Clads the Cairns Botanical Gardens Visitor Center in Australia

The visitor center is clad in a series of flat panels that are each placed at different angles, warping the reflecting landscape in interesting ways. Likewise the building itself bends to accommodate

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Scientists Develop Flying Robobees to Pollinate Flowers as Bee Populations Decline

Scientists Develop Flying Robobees to Pollinate Flowers as Bee Populations Decline

Honey bee populations around the world are in decline due to causes ranging from 'super mites' to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and even cell phones - and if the insects disappear completely the planet's

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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

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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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