You've probably heard of poachers targeting tortoises and rhinos, but the latest poaching threat in North America doesn’t involve an animal. Poachers have been sneaking into California's ancient redwood
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Adventurous guests can sleep in the wild of South Africa, safely elevated above the beautiful landscape. Guests can choose from three stilted treehouses. The Chalkley Treehouse hugs an old tree in the
At the recent Design Indaba conference in Cape Town, Kenyan technology firm Ushahidi unveiled a lightweight and portable internet router designed to work anywhere in the world - even in places with
Tortoises are among the most endangered species on the planet, and a good shell can fetch tens of thousands of dollars. In order to protect the world’s tortoises, conservationists are defacing their
Mother Nature doesn’t give her information for free. Her minions cloud their enemies’ judgement with devilish deception, and make plain the truth for their friends. Birds flock and fish school,
Entering Jeff's home takes practice. First he has to unlock a padlock on the horizontal sliding access door a couple of feet off the ground, use a chair to open the top roof, and then hoist himself into
Photo © Shutterstock The UK tabloid the Daily Mail isn’t exactly known for its compassionate or nuanced take on the environment (or its journalistic respect for the facts), but a recent article
New 3D maps released at the 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu show that a huge mass of Atlantic seawater is infused with traces of lead - a pollutant that was widely used in the automobile industry
The red Y-Cube might look like a house from the Monopoly board game, but it's not playing around when it comes to innovative design. Each Y-Cube unit costs around $50,000, and they're built in a factory
The Goodwood Residence has 210 apartments that surround a central courtyard dominated by a large swimming pool and clubhouse. It is a community gathering space complete with a concierge, reading room and
South African artist Freya Jobbins recycles doll parts into disturbing new assemblages that will give you and your child nightmares. Inspired by Guiseppe Archimboldo's work with fruit and vegetables, and
Top image: A child is put to work at a militia-run mine in Watsa. © Marcus Bleasdale/National Geographic Captured during a 2004 visit to the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, Bleasdale's
Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, Doug amassed a team of designers to help him with his latest philanthropy project - lightweight shelters that can be easily shipped and erected anywhere in the world.
In 2007, Skateistan began working with children aged 5-17 in Kabul as a "sport through development" project. Skateboarding was the best option for the program because Afghanistan law prohibits girls from
In a rare instance of globalization aiding animal welfare, the South African Shembe church announced that they will swap out leopard skins used in ceremonial dress for synthetic furs imported from China.
Stewart Brand is an author, environmentalist, and above all, best known for his work as the founder of the Whole Earth Catalog. In 1966 Brand was one of the first environmentalists to push NASA --
WWF and Sony Pictures Entertainment have joined forces to make Spider-Man the first superhero ambassador for Earth Hour. The global grassroots movement organized every year by WWF since 2007 recruited
The papaya mealybug is a particularly nasty pest that rips through papaya, eggplant, and tomato crops in southern India, but it's hard to control since it is resistant to conventional pesticides. Without
A plague of leaf miner moths is devouring tomato crops across Africa, driving the fruit's price up five times. The moth, which is also known as Tuta absoluta, poses a very serious threat to farmers in
What is most impressive about the curated collection of material reuse architecture that Bahamón and Sanjinés found is the creativity. Peach pits are used as flooring, tire treads are used as roofing
EcoMow, a startup founded by engineers and business students from George Mason University, is working on an automatic lawnmower that literally creates its own fuel. Between the tailpipe emissions and
11 Green Valentine Gifts for Earth-Loving Sweethearts HAND IN HAND SOAP If you have a sweetie who likes to smell sweeter than roses but hates the idea of applying harmful ingredients to their skin,
After years of unsuccessful cries for protection, some of South Africa’s threatened rhinos are finally being rescued. Conservationists have announced a plan to relocate the endangered animals to
Photo via Shutterstock This week the White House announced a new "National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking" that includes a near complete ban on the commercial trade of elephant ivory.
Back in 2012, Hershey reported that it would be investing $10 million over 5 years to reduce the use of child labor and improve the cocoa supply in West Africa. It's now 2014, and though the company has
Copenhagen Zoo just drew international outrage after shooting a baby giraffe and then cutting it up in front of a crowd in a bid to prevent 'inbreeding.' According to reports, the animal was coaxed into a
Image via Shutterstock France made history on Thursday when it became the first European country to publicly destroy three tons of seized illegal ivory as part of a global fight against elephant
If you want to dramatically reduce your carbon footprint, you might want to start with your dinner plate. A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences revealed that cattle
Most of us can't imagine the stress and shame that come along with being homeless. Services that are meant to help those without a place to live mean well, but often they treat homeless individuals like
Alaska oil pipeline / Shutterstock Shell's incoming CEO Ben van Beurden recently announced that a court ruling has placed "significant obstacles" in the way of oil exploitation in Alaska. Europe's
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