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Port Sunlight River Park: Former Landfill Reborn as Beautiful Park and Wildlife Habitat

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Historic Sydney Office Tower Turns its Paper Waste into Clean Energy!

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"Hipster Twister" Mini Tornado Stuns Park-Goers in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (VIDEO)

by , 08/13/14
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“Holy cow! No, don’t go in the middle,” yelled onlooker Michael Gambale as he shot this video of what looks like a mini tornado at McCarren Park this past Sunday. Park-goers at the popular green space in Williamsburg were stunned to see the little cyclone, which has since lovingly been dubbed the “Hipster Twister,” sweep across a baseball field for about two minutes, whipping up dust and debris. Although it did resemble a tiny twister, the phenomena was most closely identified as a dust devil, or “small, rapidly rotating wind that is made visible by the dust, dirt or debris it picks up,” according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Video: Michael Gambale

 

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Santiago Calatrava's Spectacular New Building is a Living, Moving Creature From Out of This World

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Record-Breaking Solar Car Can Travel 98 Miles on 15 Cents Worth of Electricity

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The annual Shell-Eco Marathon challenges student teams around the world to design the best ultra energy-efficient vehicle, which is then put to the test during racing events in Asia, America and Europe. At this year’s event in Rotterdam, the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) set a new fuel efficiency record in the urban concept – battery electric group, by equipping its ‘Elba’ vehicle with thin solar cells made by Midsummer.

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Kenya's New Rainwater-Harvesting Soccer Field Can Store 1.5 Million Liters of Water!

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Join Malibu Unites to Help Advocate for Non-toxic American Schools

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Schools in America are more toxic than ever. Luckily, there are groups like Malibu Unites – a coalition of concerned parents, teachers, community members, scientists, public figures and environmental groups from across the U.S. who are fed up with toxic schools. Malibu Unites was formed in October of 2013, after three local teachers were diagnosed with thyroid cancer within a six-month period, and other teachers experienced physical symptoms that may be linked to toxins, such as migraines, hair loss, respiratory problems, and rashes. According to Malibu Unites, soil on the Malibu High School (MHS) campus tested positive for nine toxins in 2011, including, PCBs, lead, DDT, Chlordane and additional pesticides known to be carcinogenic, which prompted teachers from MHS and Juan Cabrillo Elementary (JC) to ask that their classrooms and soil be further tested for toxins. As a parent or community member you CAN advocate for safer, less toxic schools, but that means taking action just like the community of Malibu has done with Malibu Unites. To ensure that American schools are as healthy and safe as possible join up with Malibu Unites on Facebook to learn more about this inspirational group.

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Twisting Tornadoes of LED Light Captured by Young British Photographer

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Rotterdam is Transforming a Canal into a Water-Purifying Wave Park!

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This Massive Rooftop Sky Farm Might Just Make Hospital Food Taste Good

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Green Renovation: Leafy Waterfall-like Façade Transforms a Musty Old Building into a Lush Light-Filled Home

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These Amazing Honeycomb Sculptures Are Made by Bees!

by , 08/12/14
filed under: Animals, Art, carousel showcase

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We all know honeybees are essential to our food system and tireless workers, but who would have thought they could be artists too? Bejing-based artist Ren Ri collaborates with these fascinating insects to create stunning sculptures that incorporate the element of chance. Each sculpture is the result of a joint effort between Ri and a colony of bees he has been keeping since 2008.

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Daniel Buren's Colored Glass Installation Lights Up Le Corbusier's Cité Radieuse

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Urban Reef Encourages Summertime Street Lounging in Vancouver

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How to Spice Up a Shipping Container Home

People all over the world are looking for cheap, alternative housing, and recycled shipping containers are starting to become ever more popular; not just homes but also for all sorts of structures. The average shipping container is a very versatile thing, and they can be easily connected together to make many different shapes and sizes of buildings, somewhat like constructing a building with giant Lego bricks. If you’re looking for an environmentally friendly option to build your new family home or business office, then using modified shipping containers could be the perfect choice for you.

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Dept. of Public Health Deliberately Silenced Citizens Calling about Fracking

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NPR recently covered a story about two former Pennsylvania Department of Public Health employees who said they were told to keep their mouths shut when people called in about fracking…

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Aarambh's 20 Cent Cardboard Desk Drastically Improves Life for Indian School Children (Video)

Aarambh's 20 Cent Cardboard Desk Drastically Improves Life for Indian…

School desks might seem like a common commodity in the West, but many children in India have to go without, which can result in bad posture, damaged eyesight, and even poor handwriting.…

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China's Largest Robot Restaurant is Crawling with WALL-E-Style Waiters

China's Largest Robot Restaurant is Crawling with WALL-E-Style Waiters

Robot theme restaurants are a hot topic in Japan and now China. Without completely replacing human work, the robots move around freely throughout the eatery's 3,200 sq ft, following a…

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Domino Sugar Factory Relics to Live on as Part of New High Line-Style Walkway

Domino Sugar Factory Relics to Live on as Part of New High Line-Style…

Williamsburg’s iconic Domino Sugar Factory will be making way for yet another high-rise development, but at least part of the Brooklyn landmark is going to be preserved. Two Trees,…

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France's Grand Large Seaside District is Both Stunning and Sustainable

France's Grand Large Seaside District is Both Stunning and Sustainable

The 216 dwellings that make up the first phase of the development are strategically placed to create a community that is economically, socially, and environmentally responsible; the…

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