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Europe’s largest living wall unveiled in the UK

Europe’s largest living wall unveiled in the UK

National Grid is the latest group to claim the largest living wall in Europe. This may or may not be true, but that seems tangential to the crux of this story. The site that controls the UK's power

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8 incredible parks created from landfills

8 incredible parks created from landfills

1. Mt. Trashmore, Virginia Beach Talk about turning trash into treasure - the satirically dubbed Mount Trashmore went from being an abandoned landfill to becoming the Virginia's most visited park. Tony

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PHOOEY Architects’ Cubo House extension incorporates salvaged materials from the home’s old staircase

PHOOEY Architects’ Cubo House extension incorporates salvaged materials from the home’s old staircase

The existing house was re-planned, introducing a new entry foyer, large staircase and environments bathed in natural light. A central multi-level void dominates the new house and provides natural

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China pledges to stop domestic ivory trade and protect elephants

China pledges to stop domestic ivory trade and protect elephants

For the first time ever, China has committed to phasing out the legal manufacture and sale of ivory. Conservation groups have applauded the measure as the single greatest effort in the fight to “save

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New evidence points to methadone in wastewater as source of potent carcinogen

New evidence points to methadone in wastewater as source of potent carcinogen

We have all heard or read the evidence that the pills or cleaners you rinse down the drain goes into the water. But that stuff all gets filtered out at the water treatment plant, doesn’t it? Not

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Retirement home in China emphasizes communal living in a natural setting

Retirement home in China emphasizes communal living in a natural setting

Though many in China choose to forget much of the Cultural Revolution, architects Atelier Alter have used lessons from the period to inspire the design for a senior's home in the city of Nanning. People

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Do you think this flag should represent planet Earth?

Do you think this flag should represent planet Earth?

What design do you think would represent the planet Earth best if we ever got in contact with other civilizations? Designer Oskar Pernefeldt has an idea- he created a white flower-like geometric shape and

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Why didn’t the California pipeline that spilled 101,000 gallons of oil have an auto shut-off valve?

Why didn’t the California pipeline that spilled 101,000 gallons of oil have an auto shut-off valve?

The Plains All American Pipeline that burst on May 19 and spilled oil into the Pacific Ocean is the only pipeline of its kind in the United States that was not required to have an auto shut off valve,

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The CIA shuts down program that gives scientists access to vital climate change data

The CIA shuts down program that gives scientists access to vital climate change data

The CIA will no longer allow climate change scientists access data from spy satellites and subs to study global warming. The program, called MEDEA -- Measurement of Earth Data for Environmental Analysis

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Taco Bell and Pizza Hut removing artificial ingredients, pledge to use real food

Taco Bell and Pizza Hut removing artificial ingredients, pledge to use real food

It’s hard to praise fast food companies for not using something like black pepper “flavor” instead of just plain old pepper, and yet, when such items have become ubiquitous in our food, it’s

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U.S. avian flu outbreak drives up the price of eggs as supplies are threatened

U.S. avian flu outbreak drives up the price of eggs as supplies are threatened

In 2014, migratory birds carrying highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 infections brought the disease to the United States, sparking an outbreak that has affected more than 21 million egg-laying

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France requires all new buildings to have green roofs or solar panels

France requires all new buildings to have green roofs or solar panels

France has just passed a trailblazing new law that requires that all new buildings constructed in commercial areas must be partially covered by either solar panels or green roofs. Not only will this bring

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Poachers have killed half the elephants in Mozambique in the last five years

Poachers have killed half the elephants in Mozambique in the last five years

In the last five years, poachers in Mozambique have killed almost half of the elephants in the country for the ivory. The government in Mozambique sponsored a study that shows a dramatic 48 percent

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World’s smallest park was started by a guerilla gardener over 65 years ago

World’s smallest park was started by a guerilla gardener over 65 years ago

Mill Ends Park in Portland, OR, is officially the world's smallest park. The tiny 2-foot-wide space is well-loved city landmark and rumored home to a leprechaun colony!

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6 delicious plants you can forage in your local urban park — VIDEO

6 delicious plants you can forage in your local urban park — VIDEO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfoprf37sno Living in a land of supermarkets, convenient stores, and even food home delivery, in our modern society we have successfully pulled ourselves further and

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Peru plans to dam Amazon River’s main source and displace thousands

Peru plans to dam Amazon River’s main source and displace thousands

Plans by the Peruvian government, alongside a Brazilian firm, to build some 20 hydroelectric dams across the main truck of the River Maranon would cause the displacement of thousands of individuals, and

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A complete guide to growing your own bridal blooms

A complete guide to growing your own bridal blooms

So you’ve put yourself in charge of your own wedding bouquets and arrangements? You grow, girl! Some may tell you it’s an ambitious project that you should fear, but believe me: it’s a rewarding one

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California is giving away free solar panels to its poorest residents

California is giving away free solar panels to its poorest residents

Roy Rivera is a disabled man who lives on a fixed income in Sacramento, and the first California resident to receive a free 2.5 kW rooftop solar system. But he won't be the last. Thanks to legislation

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Obama’s new “Waters of the United States” rule limits water pollution and protects wetlands

Obama’s new “Waters of the United States” rule limits water pollution and protects wetlands

A new EPA water ruling will protect streams and wetlands that are currently vulnerable to pollution and destruction. The rule, expected to be released this week, is a clarification of the Clean Water Act,

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Tidal Vision upcycles Alaskan fishing industry waste into wallets

Tidal Vision upcycles Alaskan fishing industry waste into wallets

Getting out of the shower and pulling on a bunch of crab shells really doesn’t sound like fun. But what if you could do that -- and have it look like any other athletic-style shirt? The bonus would be

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Responsive bioclimatic skin wraps around LEED Gold ICTA-ICP building in Barcelona

Responsive bioclimatic skin wraps around LEED Gold ICTA-ICP building in Barcelona

The bioclimatic skin, a system of automated polycarbonate shutters that regulate indoor temperatures, is largely responsible for the ICTA-ICP building’s LEED Gold certification. Heat, humidity, and

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Audi unveils self-driving R8 e-tron electric car at CES Asia

Audi unveils self-driving R8 e-tron electric car at CES Asia

Audi has just unveiled its latest autonomous concept car - the R8 e-tron piloted driving concept at the CES Asia show in Shanghai, China. The R8 e-tron piloted driving concept is based on the fully

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7 beautiful drought-friendly lawn alternatives

7 beautiful drought-friendly lawn alternatives

Intro - western drought, particularly California (link to IH posts) Culprits - lawns, etc. What can you do? Save water and cut costs - not to mention maintenance. Drought tolerant plants and

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Plug n Play is a modular classroom that can be modified to suit local conditions

Plug n Play is a modular classroom that can be modified to suit local conditions

The aim is to provide creative and comfortable spaces for children where they can grow learn and “play” This is achieved through the proposed modular design that offers the end user with the

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80% of popular sunscreens don’t protect your skin and may be harmful to your health

80% of popular sunscreens don’t protect your skin and may be harmful to your health

It's summertime, which means people are trusting sunscreen to protect them from the sun during outdoor activities. But a new guide released by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) reveals that 80 percent

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Solar-powered Paleisbrug pedestrian and cycle bridge doubles as a raised park in The Netherlands

Solar-powered Paleisbrug pedestrian and cycle bridge doubles as a raised park in The Netherlands

The Paleisbrug raised park and pedestrian and cycle bridge is a 250-meter-long connection between the historic center and the Paleiskwartier neighborhood in 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. The bridge,

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Four stylish green grills for a sustainable Memorial Day

Four stylish green grills for a sustainable Memorial Day

Like many Americans, you may be lighting up the barbecue this holiday weekend — but if you want to set yourself apart from the bands of boring black grills, take a cue from our guide to stylish green

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Incredible video shows the first 21 days of a bee’s life

Incredible video shows the first 21 days of a bee’s life

What will save the bees? In an effort to explore the issue, National Geographic commissioned writer Charles C Mann and photographer Anand Varma to produce a story called Quest for a Superbee. A

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Alterra beach resort uses shipping containers for private glamping cabins

Alterra beach resort uses shipping containers for private glamping cabins

Pinamar is a beach resort located about 350 kilometers south-east of Buenos Aires and the landscape is predominantly filled with dense pine woods. Originally, the resort was an art gallery and the funky

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The Cube-Shaped Flotane is a Solar-Powered Rest Stop For Hikers in Norway

The Cube-Shaped Flotane is a Solar-Powered Rest Stop For Hikers in Norway

The parking area has long served as a departure point for hiking trips and as a rest stop for motorists along the Aurlandsfjellet Route. In 2010, the parking area was updated with service facilities,

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