Only five Northern White Rhinos left in the world after aging male dies

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A 44-year-old Northern White Rhino died on Sunday at the San Diego Zoo safari park. His death means there are only five of the species left in the world. Known as Angalifu, the rhino came to the park from Sudan in 1990. “Angalifu’s death is a tremendous loss to all of us,” safari park curator Randy Rieches said in a statement. “Not only because he was well beloved here at the park but also because his death brings this wonderful species one step closer to extinction.”

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HOK's new ARCTIC Center paves the way for California's high speed rail

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Jägnefält Milton's leaf-shaped Forest Pavilion can pop up anywhere in Sweden without a permit

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Studio Jägnefält Milton has developed a lovely leaf-shaped Forest Pavilion that can pop up in practically any wooded area in Sweden. Thanks to the country’s new Attefallshus clause, small structures such as this can be built to a certain size without permission from the Swedish government. With an area under 25 square meters and a height less than four meters, the oval-shaped Forest Pavilion satisfies the new permissions, creating a modern multi-use shelter oasis in wooded areas.

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Egloo heats your room without electricity for 10 cents a day

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Can you heat your room for just 10 cents a day? Egloo can. Egloo is a clever little heater that harnesses candle power to heat a room without wasting electricity. Egloo works by concentrating the heat from the flame of a few candles inside a terracotta dome, radiating warmth into a room even after the candles are blown out. The concept was developed by Marco Zagaria, a student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, and right now, he is looking for funding for the brilliant little heater. The project is being funded through Indiegogo where you can get in on the project and start heating your office, dorm or bedroom without using electricity.

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Rotterdam's floating, plastic waste-trapping Recycled Park opens this week

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This week marks a new beginning in Rotterdam: the Recycled Park will begin to retrieve litter from the New Meuse (Nieuwe Maas) river, preventing it from being washed out to the sea. An initiative of the Recycled Island Foundation and created by WHIM Architecture, this park is a local response to the global issue of plastic pollution in bodies of water. Every single river and ocean is highly polluted with plastics, and the litter just keeps increasing. Rotterdam aims to limit outbound plastic waste by collecting it in these floating platforms and transforming it into a building material. This concept will be expanded to other rivers around the country, and will serve the additional purpose of creating a breeding ground for aquatic plants and native mussels, thus nurturing a new and healthy river ecosystem.

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This sweet dog and lion duo proves that friendship transcends all barriers

Meet Honey the dog and Kwanza the white lion cub: a pair of best friends at the Darling Downs Zoo in Queensland, Australia. Kwanza’s mum wasn’t producing enough milk for him, so the lovely caregivers at the zoo took him in and have been taking care of him. He’s become best friends with a little dog named Honey, and the two of them romp around the zoo all day, playing together and grooming one another. Kwanza is Queensland’s first white lion, and once he grows up he’ll be introduced to “regular-colored” lionesses so he can become head of pride and build a family of his own.

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Project Meganom to reconnect Moscow and its riverfront with gorgeous communal green spaces

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Mazda unveils exterior car parts made from plants!

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Ford already uses plants like tomatoes to make several parts for the interiors of its vehicles and now Mazda has announced that it has furthered the technology to produce exterior car parts. Mazda’s new plant-derived bioplastic is just as durable as conventional painted plastic parts and will debut next year on the 2016 Mazda MX-5.

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Zaria Forman finger draws stunning photorealistic scenes of climate change

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Industrial space transformed into a beautiful energy-efficient loft in the Netherlands

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The Hemingwrite digital typewriter lets you write your masterpiece – distraction free

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Ever wanted to write like Hemingway but find there’s just too much distraction in the digital world? A new Kickstarter project could provide the answer to your literary prayers. Hemingwrite is a distraction-free digital device that aims to channel the gestalt of an old-fashioned typewriter. However, instead of metal clacking against paper, when you hit a key it shows up on a six-inch “e-ink” display and the device stores your compositions in the cloud via a wireless signal.

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NYC's First Cat Cafe Opens Today!

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We *cat* believe it’s finally happening! Meow Parlour, New York’s very first permanent cat cafe, is set to open today on the Lower East Side. The new space promises to be a feline fanatic’s paradise and will offer one-on-one time with cute, adoptable kitties, and even free Wi-Fi.

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14 eco-friendly knit gifts to cozy up to

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Share the warmth this holiday season with a sustainable knit gift that will bring comfort and joy to hearts, hands, and Mother Earth alike. From upcycled boot cuffs to convertible flip-top mittens, here are 14 ultra-plush presents to ward off the winter chill. On a budget? We’ll show you how to turn an old or thrift-store sweater into a pair of snuggly sweater-socks—no sewing machine necessary.

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Plummeting sales show Americans are basically over McDonald's

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McDonald’s recently reported that their same-store sales (at stores open at least 13 months) fell a whopping 4.6% month-on-month. That’s coming on the heels of a brutal fall in sales overall since early 2012. Global same-store sales also fell 2.2% month-on-month, suggesting that while the US was particularly hard hit, the backlash against McDonald’s is worldwide. The chain also announced that their fourth-quarter results would be negatively affected by both the fall in sales and a supply issue in China, to the tune of $0.07 to %0.10 per share.

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18 Green Gifts for the Home

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A house becomes a home when it’s filled with the energy of those who live there, and the houseware items we’ve put together for this year’s gift guide can help make a home as luminous and eco-friendly as possible. Recycled glass tumblers, sustainable bamboo bowls, and the cutest little hedgehog dryer buddies ever are just a few of the gems we’ve found that can help make this holiday the greenest yet.

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This Satellite Map from NASA and NOAA Shows All the World's Vegetation

This Satellite Map from NASA and NOAA Shows All the World's Vegetation

Just how much greenery covers the Earth? Now we have an answer, thanks to a new interactive map produced by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that…

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HOW TO: Make a stunning wooden table with glow-in-the-dark resin infill

HOW TO: Make a stunning wooden table with glow-in-the-dark resin…

To make this brilliant design you first need to get a piece of rugged wood. Mike uses 'pecky cypress,' which is naturally damaged by a fungi that causes cavities, but any uneven type…

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DIY: 6 ways to make your own holiday gift wrap

DIY: 6 ways to make your own holiday gift wrap

Looking for a fun and inexpensive way to save some dough this holiday season? Break out the apple cider, gather the kids, and make your own recycled gift wrap! Start with plain brown or…

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Stupefying hand-knitted hammock is suspended above a 400-foot-high canyon

Stupefying hand-knitted hammock is suspended above a 400-foot-high…

Andy Lewis, an avid slackliner who once performed in a Super Bowl Halftime Show, envisioned the ‘Mothership Space Net Penthouse’.  A spider-web-like hammock, this intricate…

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Historic UN climate change deal requires every nation to cut emissions—but will it be enough?

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Early this Sunday, UN representatives from around the world reached the first-ever climate change agreement that commits all 196 nations to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Unprecedented…

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