Whitetail Woods Regional Park Gets Three New Elevated Camper Cabins

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As part of the grand opening for the new 456-acre park in Dakota County, Minnesota, Whitetail Woods Regional Park also opened three, architect-designed camper cabins. Elevated above the ground and nestled in the trees, these cabins sleep up to six people and offer a unique camping experience. Minneapolis-based firm HGA came up with the plan for the wooden cabins with an aim for them to become coveted spots to rent and enjoy the forest. Looks like it’s time to make our reservations.

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Giraffes are in danger of extinction—help save them!

Giraffes may not be the first animals to come to mind when we think about endangered species, but it might not be long before these majestic creatures disappear from the face of the earth. Thanks to a combination of poaching and habitat loss, giraffe populations have dwindled by nearly 50 percent over the last 10 years, and even the newly defined species may face extinction. The good news is that we can help: there are many organizations dedicated to protecting and saving these gentle, graceful animals, who are loving parents and form strong family bonds; they’ve even been known to kill lions in defense of their calves! They also like to play tag with ostriches, as the baby giraffe in the video demonstrates.

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Kenyan student convert's school's poop into safe, clean fuel

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In early January 2013, Kenya’s oldest English-language school, the Maseno School, opened new dormitories for 720 students, and it had a couple of problems. Pit latrines and a faulty sewage system inevitably left foul odors and polluted local freshwater sources, while the kitchen used firewood for cooking fuel—unhealthy for cooks and the environment alike. So, as Grist reports, Leroy Mwasaru, now 17, and four of his friends had an idea: to harvest poo and other waste and turn it into a safe, clean and eco-friendly source of cooking fuel.

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Japanese man invents 3D-printed gardens that can grow in any shape

by , 12/04/14
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The list of things that can be 3D printed keeps growing and growing, and Yuichiro Takeuchi recently added gardens to the tally. The computer scientist at the Sony Computer Science Laboratories in Tokyo has invented a way to use 3D printing technology to design, print and grow herb and flower gardens in nearly any desired shape. Read on to learn more about Takeuchi’s project, which was unveiled at New York’s Museum of Modern Art during the greener future month at the Sony CSL symposium.

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How the U.S. can drastically reduce its carbon emissions for 1% of its GDP

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The Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) just released a preliminary, technical report that shows how the United States can cut its greenhouse gas emissions to 80 percent of 1990 levels by 2050 – provided the political will is there. Such a drastic cut is necessary in order to achieve the internationally agreed target of no more than a 2°C (3.6°F) increase on global mean surface temperature compared to pre-industrial levels. The report also uses very conservative measurements to conclude that it would only take around one percent of GDP per annum to achieve this outcome.

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Desert Cities: a sustainable way to live in the Middle East

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INFOGRAPHIC: Spruce up your home with these upcycled DIY urban gardening ideas

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If you live in a tiny apartment where owning even a few potted plants make your place feel cluttered, you’ll love these DIY plant organizers that let you save green while growing green. Purely Shutters created a handy DIY Urban Gardening infographic to share a few ways you can upcycle old objects into space-saving organizers for your plants. From repurposed window shutters to repainted birdcages, these easy and eye-catching solutions can make indoor gardening work in any home.

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Keeping Austin weird: 100 brains go missing from the University of Texas

by , 12/04/14
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In what sounds like a plot to a shlocky horror film, 100 brains have gone missing from the University of Texas at Austin. The brains, one of which belong to clock tower sniper Charles Whitman, make up approximately half of the university’s formaldehyde-preserved collection.

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Affordable Green Housing Complex Brings New Urban Living Solutions to the Bronx

by , 12/04/14
filed under: Inhabitat NYC

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RKTB Architects recently announced that its sustainable and affordable housing complex in the Bronx, East Clarke Place Court, is now 100% occupied. The 100,000-square-foot structure boasts a host of sustainable features, many of which are not commonly found in low-cost housing. In fact, the complex is one of the first projects to meet the criteria of the Enterprise Green Communities program, which helps make affordable and sustainable architecture more accessible to low-income families.

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RCA student Olivia Wright receives green light to renovate a ruined pottery factory in England

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14 Faux Christmas Trees to Green Your Holidays

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TransCanada Stops Pipeline Terminal Construction After Belugas Declared Endangered

by , 12/03/14
filed under: Animals, News

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Finally some good news on the pipeline beat. Phys.org reports that Canadian energy infrastructure company TransCanada recently decided to suspend construction of a major pipeline terminal on the St. Lawrence River in Eastern Canada after Canadian authorities deemed a nearby population of beluga whales “endangered.” The belugas live near Cacouna, Quebec, the planned location of the terminal, and were given the status of “threatened” when the last formal study of their population was done 10 years ago.

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Top 10 Crazy Christmas Trees Made from Bottles, Bikes, Shopping Carts and More!

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6 Uses For Pee That You Probably Didn't Know About

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Luxury Survival Condo Lets the Wealthy Escape From a Nuclear Apocalypse in Style

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8 Energy-Efficient LED Light Strands for the Holidays

8 Energy-Efficient LED Light Strands for the Holidays

Firefly Lights from Urban Outfitters Urban Outfitters is carrying these darling mini LED lights, called Firefly Lights, that are seemingly impossible. The strand is a metal wire with…

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New Pulsar Machine Detects Horse Meat in a Matter of Minutes

New Pulsar Machine Detects Horse Meat in a Matter of Minutes

Remember the horse meat scandal that rocked the UK last year? Well, it might never happen again thanks to a new device designed by UK-based Oxford Instruments The new Pulsar device can…

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Tratar Bikes Debut Beautiful Handmade Wooden Bicycles on Kickstarter

Tratar Bikes Debut Beautiful Handmade Wooden Bicycles on Kickstarter

The Tratar Bike team consists of three members: founder and engineer Janez Tratar; architecture student and designer Matej Ramšak; and photographer and architect-to-be Nejc Puš.…

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Oxgut Hose Company Makes Household Products Using Reclaimed Fire Hose

Oxgut Hose Company Makes Household Products Using Reclaimed Fire Hose

What happens to fire hose once it has reached the end of its use? At Oxgut Hose Co., they become just about anything for the home that you can imagine, like seating, rugs or a even a…

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Congrats: A new gifting app that helps to plant trees

Congrats: A new gifting app that helps to plant trees

"Send a smile, save a tree". That's the slogan coined by a new gifting app called Congrats, which encourages folks to send heartfelt greetings without harming any trees. Considering…

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