Purina ONE's Cat Camp will let you camp out with cute kitties this week in NYC

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filed under: Inhabitat NYC

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If you’re a feline fanatic who never really fit in at space camp or band camp, you may finally be in luck. Purina ONE has announced that after the success of its pop-up NYC Cat Cafe last year, it will be launching its first-ever Cat Camp starting on July 31st in Soho. The unique (and thankfully air-conditioned) space will feature a full kitty playground, a kibble campfire, and a crew of adoptable furry friends to play with–and hopefully take home to their furever homes at the end of the day.

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FDA bans import of some Mexican cilantro after feces found at farms

by , 07/28/15
filed under: Agriculture, Eat & Drink, News

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The FDA has announced a ban on imports of cilantro grown on certain farms in Mexico, as well as heightened scrutiny for Mexican-grown cilantro after a series of inspections uncovered sorely unsanitary practices on sites where the herb was being grown. “Objectionable conditions” were noted by the agency at farms in the state of Puebla, Mexico, including the presence of human feces and toilet paper in growing fields, and the FDA believes that these farms are responsible for hundreds of cases of the parasitic illness cyclosporiasis in the US in recent years.

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Brilliant rainbow mural unites a community in the drug capital of Mexico

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Bird-shaped treehouse with a stunning view pops up in Japan’s woods

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New Bubble Greenhouses could produce fresh water and food in drought-stricken regions

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As water shortages threaten to destabilize many of the world’s driest regions, including California, researchers have developed an innovative new type of greenhouse that can provide fresh water and grow food. Engineers from Murdoch University believe that a 1,615 square foot Bubble Greenhouse “could produce around eight cubic metres of freshwater and up to 30 kilograms of crops each day.” The sealed design of the greenhouse will also protect crops from insects and disease, and the researchers say the technology should be easy to implement.

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This gigantic shimmering disc is made from 14,000 eyeglass lenses

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SNEAK PEEK: Chrysler's electric Town & Country minivan spotted on the streets of LA

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What do we have here? Yesterday on my way to the office I pulled up next to two heavily camouflaged prototypes of Chrysler’s all-new Town & Country minivan, which is expected to arrive sometime next year as a 2017 model. While this isn’t the first time that spy photographers have caught the new minivan driving around the country, what sparked my interest here was the “EV” sticker on the back – providing a hint of the electrified powertrain under all that camouflage.

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Futuristic self-sufficient vertical city rises from the Sahara Desert

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8 common weeds you probably never thought you could eat

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World's oldest panda celebrates with cake and bamboo. Happy Birthday Jia Jia!

by , 07/28/15
filed under: Animals, Conservation, News

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Celebrations took place Tuesday, July 28 at Ocean Park in Hong Kong as Jia Jia took her place the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest living panda in captivity. Jia Jia was presented with a colorful cake of ice and fruit juice, as well as a handful of fresh bamboo shoots to mark the occasion, as her caretakers at Ocean Park noted that she is remarkably active and healthy for a panda of her highly advanced years.

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Bangladesh's abundant tiger population has collapsed to just 100

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In Bangladesh, a new census shows that tiger populations in the Sundarbans mangrove forest are more endangered than ever. The study, which used hidden cameras to track and record tigers, provides a more accurate update than previous surveys that used other methods. The year-long census, which ended this April, revealed only around 100 of the big cats remain in what was once home to the largest population of tigers on earth.

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Portable Snoozebox hotel wins coveted design award for its redesign by Tangerine

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Outdoor pop-up libraries bring literary love to little ones in East Harlem and the South Bronx

by , 07/28/15
filed under: Inhabitat NYC

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Young book lovers in Hamilton Heights, East Harlem, and the South Bronx can now spend their summers reading at a flock of new outdoor literary havens. Organized by a non-profit called the Uni Project, the fun pop-up libraries offer plenty of space for discovering new books and playing in the fresh air.

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Villa One is an affordable prefab home that accommodates a growing family

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Hillary Clinton wants to increase U.S. solar power 700% by 2027

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As the race to the White House heats up, Hillary Clinton is in the spotlight more than ever. Like her opponents, Clinton has begun issuing proposals for responding to climate change and the first phase of her announcements is a bold one. She is calling for the United States to source 33 percent of its energy from solar power by 2027. That would be enough to power every home in the country, and constitutes an astounding 700 percent increase over current solar technology.

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Amazing wood Pequod caravan comfortably fits a family of four

Amazing wood Pequod caravan comfortably fits a family of four

Currently parked in Indiana, the Pequod is on the larger side of tiny homes. Weighing 11,500 pounds, the tiny house measures 26 feet in length and a maximum of 8.5 feet in width, with…

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Shigeru Ban will reuse earthquake rubble to build Nepal relief shelters

Shigeru Ban will reuse earthquake rubble to build Nepal relief…

Shigeru Ban and his humanitarian organization Volunteer Architects Network (VAN) announced plans to build emergency shelters for Nepal back in May, but it wasn’t until now that the…

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How one woman turned an old school bus into the coziest little home

How one woman turned an old school bus into the coziest little home

Stephanie Adams began her Tiny Home Bus Conversion by purchasing a 220 square foot school bus for $2,125 from an online auction. The 2000 diesel model, with 98,000 miles clocked, proved…

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Four-legged prehistoric snake offers clues about the reptile's evolution

Four-legged prehistoric snake offers clues about the reptile's…

A 113-year-old fossil uncovered in Brazil has provided the first evidence that snakes did, at one stage, have four legs—and it's believed that these limbs were used for burrowing as…

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