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6 Ways to Add Passive Solar Features to Your Home

6 Ways to Add Passive Solar Features to Your Home

  Sick of solar panels and wind turbines being expensive because of all those fossil fuel subsidies? Looking for a way to reduce that electric bill, lower your carbon footprint, and show off

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Designnobis’ Pets for Pets Feeder Automatically Distributes Food and Water for Your Animal Friends

Designnobis’ Pets for Pets Feeder Automatically Distributes Food and Water for Your Animal Friends

True to its name, PetsForPets is an automatic pet feeder designed for cats, dogs and birds. It is composed of a recycled PET bottle integrated into a plastic structure. The simple reservoir can distribute

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Please Help Save This Colony of Cats

Please Help Save This Colony of Cats

A colony of cats in Plumb Beach, Brooklyn has been tagged for demolition, and local animal rights activists are working to save them or to at least buy a little time to find them new homes. The strays

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Retired Man Sculpts an Extraordinary 100-Foot-Long Dragon Hedge in England!

Retired Man Sculpts an Extraordinary 100-Foot-Long Dragon Hedge in England!

Located at the side of Brooker's home in East Rudham, this 100-foot-long mythical beast sitting comfortably near the road took ten years to complete. A retired fan maker, Brooker said his inspiration

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Honeybee Winter Die-off “Too High for Long-term Survival” – USDA Report

Honeybee Winter Die-off “Too High for Long-term Survival” – USDA Report

The preliminary results of the 2013–14 report on overwinter colony loss amongst U.S. honeybees have been announced by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The report shows that while

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Amazing Photos Show Young Girl Growing Up With Wild Animals in Africa

Amazing Photos Show Young Girl Growing Up With Wild Animals in Africa

Tippi's wild upbringing was documented by her parents Alain Degré and Sylvie Robert. The photo series looks like a real life Jungle Book where one can see the beautiful, deep relationship she had with

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New Harvard Study Reveals Link Between Bee Colony Collapse Disorder and Neonicotinoid Pesticides

New Harvard Study Reveals Link Between Bee Colony Collapse Disorder and Neonicotinoid Pesticides

A new study by the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) confirms what has long been feared: insecticides, in particular those in the neonicotinoid class, are causing the wide-scale collapse of bee

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Mysterious Underwater “Crop Circles” Discovered Off the Coast of Japan

Mysterious Underwater “Crop Circles” Discovered Off the Coast of Japan

More than 70 percent of our planet is covered with water, yet the oceans are still the most mysterious parts of the world. Deep-sea photographer and diver Yoji Ookata discovered something he had never

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Kai Fagerstrom’s Photos Capture Cheeky Wild Animals Squatting in Abandoned Farmhouses

Kai Fagerstrom’s Photos Capture Cheeky Wild Animals Squatting in Abandoned Farmhouses

The House in the Woods is a unique collection of photographs that captures wild animals making themselves comfortable in a few abandoned houses. The tenants left the collection of homes empty after the

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Bycatch: There’s More Than Just Your Seafood on the Line

Bycatch: There’s More Than Just Your Seafood on the Line

Americans love to eat seafood. In fact, seafood consumption in the United States has grown 50 percent in the last 50 years, with shrimp, tuna and salmon topping the list as most popular choices. What many

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Dodo Down: Help Crowdfund Conservation Efforts to Save Two Spectacular Samoan Birds

Dodo Down: Help Crowdfund Conservation Efforts to Save Two Spectacular Samoan Birds

As the Samoan rainforest dwindles, the region's unique birds are slipping quickly into extinction. Voracious alien rats seek out eggs and nestlings, endangering creatures such as the elegant giant

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Strange “Fairy Circles” Appear in the Middle of Africa’s Namib Desert

Strange “Fairy Circles” Appear in the Middle of Africa’s Namib Desert

Southwest Africa’s Namib Desert is an arid landscape home to ostriches, leopards and other large animals. But a few of its more petite inhabitants are the makers of these huge desert circles that

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London’s First Cat Cafe is Open for Play

London’s First Cat Cafe is Open for Play

London's very first cat cafe, Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium opened its doors over the weekend. Located in Shoredich, just off Brick Lane, this unique teashop offers the prrrfect space for playing with

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U.S. Introduces ‘Near Complete Ban’ on Elephant Ivory Trade

U.S. Introduces ‘Near Complete Ban’ on Elephant Ivory Trade

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.

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This Fish is Driving Its Very Own Aquarium on Wheels (Sort Of)

This Fish is Driving Its Very Own Aquarium on Wheels (Sort Of)

As household pets go, it's probably fair to say that the lives of fish are among the least active, and the creatures can rarely be described as adventurous. Even their homes are a term synonymous with

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Copenhagen Zoo Shoots 18-Month-Old Giraffe and Publicly Feeds it to the Lions (Video)

Copenhagen Zoo Shoots 18-Month-Old Giraffe and Publicly Feeds it to the Lions (Video)

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

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West African Lion Alarmingly Close to Extinction, New Study Finds

West African Lion Alarmingly Close to Extinction, New Study Finds

The results of a six-year study published yesterday in PLoS One have found that the elusive West African lion must now be considered critically endangered. The lions were previously believed to inhabit 21

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Python Squeezes Life Out of Security Guard at Bali Hotel

Python Squeezes Life Out of Security Guard at Bali Hotel

Photo of python/Shutterstock A security guard in a luxury hotel in Bali, Indonesia was strangled to death by a python today. The victim, Ambar Arianto Mulyo, attempted to apprehend a python that was

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Snail Poo Makes Weird and Wonderful New Material

Snail Poo Makes Weird and Wonderful New Material

Who would have thought that snail poo could be turned into a new, colorful and flexible material? This exciting new idea was conceived by Dutch designer Lieske Schreuder, who adopted hundreds of snails

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Architect Pets Makes Modernist Doggy Daybeds and Scratching Posts for Design-Loving Pets

Architect Pets Makes Modernist Doggy Daybeds and Scratching Posts for Design-Loving Pets

Led by the creative direction of recognized pet furniture designer Corey Drew, Architect Pets creates innovative pet products that are simply irresistible to any design conscience home and pet owner.

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U.S. Banker Saves a Dozen Ducklings Jumping from a Ledge!

U.S. Banker Saves a Dozen Ducklings Jumping from a Ledge!

Who said bankers are heartless and only care about money? Washington State banker Joel Armstrong helped a family of tiny ducklings reach the local river in a wonderful act of kindness. As the baby ducks

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Infographic: White Nose Syndrome Has Killed 5.7 Million Bats in North America

Infographic: White Nose Syndrome Has Killed 5.7 Million Bats in North America

Bats get a bad rap - despite their spooky image, bats are far from terrifying, and we can assure you, they really don’t want anything to do with your hair. They aren't flying rodents, don’t build

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Audubon Launches Crowdsourced Map of Raptor Sightings Across the United States and South America

Audubon Launches Crowdsourced Map of Raptor Sightings Across the United States and South America

Did you know that a Peregrine Falcon can fly as fast as a Formula One race car? Or that Great Horned Owls can carry prey several times heavier than themselves? Raptors are remarkable birds, and Audubon

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Co+Labo’s Tiny Pee-Powered Barn House Shelters Two Humans, Two Horses

Co+Labo’s Tiny Pee-Powered Barn House Shelters Two Humans, Two Horses

Located on the outskirts of Taiki-cho, the 710 square foot Barn House sits just next door to the luminous “Meme” house, created by architect, and competition judge, Kengo Kuma. The Barn House is

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Giant Hornets are Killing People and Eating Bees in China

Giant Hornets are Killing People and Eating Bees in China

If you're afraid of flying stinging insects, the Asian giant hornet might just be your worst nightmare. The bug can reach two inches long, fly at 25 miles an hour and their stings, which have been

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Wolf Wars Infographic Shows the Plight of Wolves Across the United States

Wolf Wars Infographic Shows the Plight of Wolves Across the United States

Wolves are often portrayed as big and bad in fairytales - but these beautiful creatures are actually a threatened species in the United States. In the 17th century there were 2 million wolves in North

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The Biomimicry Manual: What Can the Pompeii Worm Teach Us About Heat and Chemical Resistance?

The Biomimicry Manual: What Can the Pompeii Worm Teach Us About Heat and Chemical Resistance?

'Biomimicry' is a way of designing that asks "How would nature do it?". Other creatures on Earth have spent millions of years perfecting their craft in ways that are inherently sustainable. The ones that

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Snapshot Serengeti: University of Minnesota Captures Millions of Candid Photos of African Wildlife

Snapshot Serengeti: University of Minnesota Captures Millions of Candid Photos of African Wildlife

The African Serengeti is host to some of the world’s most diverse and iconic wildlife, but there aren’t enough documentaries in the world to capture it all. That's where the University of

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Killer Bee Invasion in US Linked to Warmer Temperatures

Killer Bee Invasion in US Linked to Warmer Temperatures

Image via Shutterstock This past June, a colony of 100,000 killer bees occupying a vacant Texas home swarmed the neighbor's dog, killing it with their stings. Africanized bees were brought from Africa

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“Harry” the Shark Spotted Swimming Near Long Island

“Harry” the Shark Spotted Swimming Near Long Island

This shark must have heard that it was Shark Week, because he's been making appearances along the Long Island shore. According to The Long Island Herald, the fishy fellow (or female) has been spotted

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