Did you know that only 1 percent of freshwater in the world is available for human consumption? Or that 140 litres of water are required to produce a single cup of coffee? Over 70% of water used in
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Wild animals are now once again fair game in Zambia, as the African country recently lifted a 20-month ban on safari hunting. According to Phys.org, the ban was put into place in January, 2013 due to
Algal Turf Scrubbing After spending years studying natural solar bio-energy in Caribbean coral reefs, Walter H. Adey, PhD. developed Algal Turf Scrubber, a biomimetic system that generates a fast-growing
OAXIS is designed to incorporate a prefabricated modular structures with recycled steel. Several passive strategies would control the building’s environment while roof-mounted photovoltaic panels would
Shipping containers are commonly seen on the backs of trucks all over the world, but few of us are accustomed to seeing them in our schools! You can find these containers for sale in Perth, New York,
Africa is experiencing a huge spike in elephant deaths due rising demand for ivory in China and other Asian nations. A new study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Leaked Video Shows “Most Abhorrent Displays of Unethical Hunting Behavior and Animal Abuse Ever Recorded”
Hunting protected animals with semi-automatic weapons, running over animals with jeeps, and torturing animals before killing them; it sounds too horrible to be true - but a shocking new video shows that a
Malawi is one of the poorest countries, and the vast majority of children have been orphaned by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Education has been severely lacking in that region, but there's a group that's
Water has been prevailing theme over the past few years, especially in the wake of multiple natural disasters that involved polluting our oceans, flooding and access to clean water. Not only is it the
In 2013, PITCHAfrica's Waterbank School in Kenya was named the "Greenest School on Earth." Now another of their projects has just officially opened at the Endana Secondary School in Laikipia, Kenya. The
The new urban attraction will have a constantly flowing 14-second wave that is planned to reach five feet, allowing the city inhabitants to surf right in the middle of the city. Besides its recreational
The Aspen Art Museum (AAM) hasn't even officially opened its doors to the public yet, but one of its exhibitions is already causing massive controversy. Cai Guo-Qiang's installation Moving Ghost Town
A poor giraffe was killed after striking its head on a freeway overpass while being transported in an open container down a South African highway. The animal’s owner was moving two giraffes in Pretoria,
Zoos sometimes get a bad rap, but they are still wildly popular and a fascinating way to get up close to animals you would never see otherwise. Enter Zootopia - a kindler, gentler, more human zoo that
So how does the Wonderbag work? It couldn't be more simple. Users simply put their pot of food on the stove - it can be a stew, rice, maize meal, or other staples. Once it has been brought to a boil, the
Autoban's design for the Heydar Aliyev International Airport spans the four levels of the triangular terminal building, which was designed by engineering firm Arup. Concave glass walls gently wrap the
Scaly anteaters are so in demand for their meat and scales that the animals are being poached to the point of extinction. Pangolins look like walking pine cones and can be found across Asia and Africa,
This unique Kenyan sanctuary stands on a 12-acre section of private land immersed in 140 acres of indigenous forest. The ivy-covered mansion turned hotel can accommodate guests in a luxurious
According to the Staffordshire-based artist, Fantasywire was inspired by an "inexplicable real life encounter" that spurred the development of these magical galvanized and stainless steel sculptures.
The United Arab Emirates just announced that it's setting up a Space Agency - and it plans to send an unmanned probe to Mars by 2021. The UAE Space Agency will capitalize on the country's strong aerospace
As bacteria become increasingly resistant to antibiotics, we're going to have to find a different way to fight the diseases that threaten us. After all, we tend to take for granted that we can tackle a
On June 6th, Fred Heutte's presentation to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council Natural Gas Advisory Committee blew away idea of abundant, cheap natural gas like a compressor station blow-down.
A new report has confirmed that the status-driven, illegal trade in live cheetahs is pushing vulnerable wild populations of the big cats to extinction. Cheetah cubs are poached from the wild and
It’s no secret that rhinos are being poached in record numbers, and despite efforts to protect the animals, 2014 is on track to be the worst year in nearly a decade for rhino deaths. So far poachers
It’s no secret that the American shopping mall is going the way of the dodo as big box stores and online shopping take over. But what to do with the abandoned buildings? Perhaps we should learn from a
For many people who lack access to electricity, the day ends when the sun goes down. But Philips aims to slowly change that through their Gift of Light program. Through it, employees first nominate
Rollin’ Coal: Trucks Modified to Spew Clouds of Smoke Mark the Most Pointless Anti-Environmentalist Movement Ever
Rollin' Coal is a charmless form of antisocial behavior that involves modifying a truck's engine to burn extra diesel fuel at will and emit a choking cloud of black smoke - usually all over somebody else.
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