“It feels good to eat your enemies,” says Andrew Deines, a postdoctoral researcher at Michigan State University, who studies the ecology of invasive organisms. Far from being a confession of
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Located in Hei- en Boeico, the Tiny Solar Shed is a necessary update for this historic farm. Previously, a lean-to like shed made of wood and metal was located adjacent to a larger barn. The owners used
Sea levels are rising, floods are prevalent, and cities are at greater risk than ever due to climate change. Now that we've accepted these facts, it's time to design and build more resilient structures.
Proving that there's life beyond the dumpster for wasted food, a U.K. store just became the first in the country to be totally powered by leftovers. The Guardian reports that a Sainsbury’s store in the
Last week a man in Yumen, China died of the bubonic plague prompting the country to seal off an entire city in order to stop the spread of the devastating disease. The man contracted the disease after
The latest Chinese meat scandal is spreading, with reports confirming that Chinese McDonalds, Burger King, KFC and Starbucks outlets all purchased meat products originally sourced from Shanghai Husi Food
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With water levels rising worldwide, there's a very real risk of floods in any city that has a river at its core. Architect Dr. Margot Krasojević has envisioned a dynamic spillway pavilion that could play
The new West Palm Beach station for the All Aboard Florida rail network will be located on a 2.5 acre site in the heart of downtown. SOM and Zyscovich Architects made sure to improve connectivity to the
Did you know that dimming your lights by half can cut your electricity use by 40 percent and save up to $30 a year on utilities? To help the average person make the switch to dimmers and adopt more energy
This past May was the hottest on record ever, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The average surface temperature around the world was almost 1°C above its average last
Created by Layoutfour, this Dual line is presented as a new proposal in the framework of the furniture design. The project consists of two pieces: the Dual Table, and Dual Chair, created with sustainable
The new “Human Waste & Earth’s Future” exhibition at Miraikan in Japan lets visitors experience what it's like when their lives are going down the toilet. The creative exhibition invites kids to
As Californians stare down the maw of the worst drought they've seen in more than a century, Nestlé is quietly extracting undisclosed amounts of H2O in the state for their bottled water operations.
Casa Flotanta is a two bedroom home built on a hillside overlooking the jungle near Puntarenas. Initial designs for the vacation home considered digging into the steep slope and putting up retaining
Namba Parks was conceived when Osaka Stadium closed down, presenting a great redevelopment opportunity for a new commercial district right next to the Namba Train Station, which is just one stop away from
Chicago's Englewood, Washington Park and Woodlawn neighborhoods were once home to a thriving street life, centered around bustling locally-owned businesses and the famous jazz and blues scene of the 1950s
Artist Karrie Hovey makes gardens out of garbage - literally. The San Francisco-based artist recently filled the Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center for the Arts in Savannah, Georgia with thousands of
Street lights are an important part of our urban infrastructure—they light our way home and make the roads safe at night. But what if we could create natural street lights that don't need electricity to
Located near Bogota’s Parque de la 93 in the northern part of the city, the Starbucks is more than just a snazzy place to get a cuppa. Dedicated to locally-sourced goods, materials and most importantly
San Francisco-based Lundberg Design transformed one of their old projects, Heaven’s Dog, into one of the city’s most visited restaurants - The Coachman. The design team added around 600 square feet of
Olle Lundberg Combines Raw Steel and Salvaged Cypress in James Beard-Winning Slanted Door Restaurant
Completed in 2004, the contemporary Slanted Door restaurant has developed into one of San Francisco's most popular and highest-grossing dining destinations, as evidenced by its 2014 James Beard award.
If you go to Liverpool anytime soon, you might encounter a strange sight - a warehouse filled with floating jellyfish. This mesmerizing and otherworldly setting is the work of two London-based artists,
The Nature Conservancy has published a global database of over 500 cities around the world to determine their level of water stress. Based on the number of water sources available to each city, the
OVA Studio just unveiled plans for the Hive-Inn™ City Farm, a modular farming structure that aims to bring fresh and locally grown greens to urban centers. Constructed out of shipping containers stacked
Global clean energy investment surged in the second quarter of 2014, driven by big wind and solar deals and installations of small-scale rooftop solar photovoltaics. Bloomberg New Energy Finance is
The Reichstag opened in 1894 but was severely damaged by a fire in 1933. It was partially restored in the 60s, but the final work by British architects Fosters & Partners was done in 1999, causing it
Gravel always wondered about the abandoned railroad tracks he’d seen in some of the city’s older neighborhoods. Further investigation during his thesis research revealed the gem that became the
On June 6th, Fred Heutte's presentation to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council Natural Gas Advisory Committee blew away idea of abundant, cheap natural gas like a compressor station blow-down.
It's frightening to think, but one of every six people in the world today doesn't have enough safe water to drink. Within 30 years, thirst will spread to three-quarters of the world’s population. But
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