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Shinrin Yoku to Improve Health

Shinrin Yoku to Improve Health

  Spending time in natural environments has been linked to lower stress levels, improved working memory and feeling more alive, among other positive attributes. In an effort to combat our indoor epidemic and reap these health benefits, a growing number of Americans have become followers of a Japanese practice called Shinrin-yoku. Coined by the Japanese Ministry of […]

Harvest Bees at Home

Harvest Bees at Home

  Recently the bee population has declined everywhere expect cities. We still don’t understand the cause but we do know bees are crucial for pollination. To help support the bee population, a Dutch electronic company’s Microbial Home design, an eco-system concept unveiled at this year’s Dutch design week. Pressed against an opening in a window, the […]

Shipping Containers Turned Into Living Spaces

Shipping Containers Turned Into Living Spaces

  With the green premise growing in popularity across the globe, more and more people are turning to cargo container structures for green alternatives. There are countless numbers of empty, unused shipping containers around the world just sitting on shipping docks taking up space. The reason for this is that it’s too expensive for a […]

World's Longest Tunnel to Open in Switzerland

World’s Longest Tunnel to Open in Switzerland

  Traveling around Europe by train is about to get a whole lot faster, thanks to the opening of Switzerland’s Gotthard Base Tunnel. It is the product of 17 years of work, including cutting through solid rock at depths of up to 7,500 feet. It cost $12 billion — as well as the lives of eight […]

Elevated Bus in China

Elevated Bus in China

    Now engineers in China, the world’s most populated country, have come up with a way to overcome the problem of getting around in traffic. Designs for a new elevated bus has been unveiled at a tech expo in China, which will apparently be able to carry 1,200 passengers over the top of cars […]

Turning Plastic Bags Into Plastex

Turning Plastic Bags Into Plastex

    Reform Studio was founded to create high design objects out of low grade plastic bags. The founder, Mariam Hazem, said “Recycling consumes energy and resources but this can be avoided by directly upcycling the bags in new products we design.” Using a traditional Egyptian craft that weaves thread together, she applied the same […]

Solar-powered "Sterile Box" for Developing Countries Hospitals

Solar-powered “Sterile Box” for Developing Countries Hospitals

  Surgical procedures come alongside with the risk of an infection. These risks are increased in developing countries as hospitals often lack staple sterilization instruments. To tackle this problem, Rice University students created a solar powered sterilization unit. The Sterile Box has been built into a standard 20-foot steel shipping container, where it boasts of […]

St. Helena is Expected to have it s 1st Airport February 2016

St. Helena is Expected to have it s 1st Airport February 2016

  The isolated island, with just 4,500 residents, is about to enter the aviation age. Despite a fascinating history and unique wildlife, tourists are few and far between. The residents’ reaction to the news. Currently, the only way to reach St. Helena is by taking a five and a half days boat ride from South Africa. […]

Scott Slatter Plans to Sell Mojave Dessert Water

Scott Slatter Plans to Sell Mojave Dessert Water

    Slater is a chief executive at a Cadiz, a company that owns water rights associated with 45,000 acres of land along route 66, about 75 miles north-east of Palm Springs. He wants to pump 814bn gallons of water from under the Mojave desert to Los Angeles and other drought-stricken communities in southern California, […]

Loliware: Biodegr(edible) Cups

Loliware: Biodegr(edible) Cups

    LOLIWARE are biodegr(edible) cups* designed to complement a variety of beverages. While you’re sipping your drink, you can eat your cup, and any remnants can be composted. Sure to spark conversation in the hands of guests at parties and events, LOLIWARE’s artisanal flavor and unique texture enliven every occasion. Made entirely of vegan, […]

Shinrin Yoku to Improve Health
Shinrin Yoku to Improve Health

  Spending time in natural environments has been linked to lower stress levels, improved working memory and feeling more alive, among other positive attributes. In an effort to combat our indoor epidemic and reap these health benefits, a growing number of Americans have become followers of a Japanese practice called Shinrin-yoku. Coined by the Japanese Ministry of […]

Harvest Bees at Home
Harvest Bees at Home

  Recently the bee population has declined everywhere expect cities. We still don’t understand the cause but we do know bees are crucial for pollination. To help support the bee population, a Dutch electronic company’s Microbial Home design, an eco-system concept unveiled at this year’s Dutch design week. Pressed against an opening in a window, the […]

Shipping Containers Turned Into Living Spaces
Shipping Containers Turned Into Living Spaces

  With the green premise growing in popularity across the globe, more and more people are turning to cargo container structures for green alternatives. There are countless numbers of empty, unused shipping containers around the world just sitting on shipping docks taking up space. The reason for this is that it’s too expensive for a […]

World’s Longest Tunnel to Open in Switzerland
World's Longest Tunnel to Open in Switzerland

  Traveling around Europe by train is about to get a whole lot faster, thanks to the opening of Switzerland’s Gotthard Base Tunnel. It is the product of 17 years of work, including cutting through solid rock at depths of up to 7,500 feet. It cost $12 billion — as well as the lives of eight […]

Elevated Bus in China
Elevated Bus in China

    Now engineers in China, the world’s most populated country, have come up with a way to overcome the problem of getting around in traffic. Designs for a new elevated bus has been unveiled at a tech expo in China, which will apparently be able to carry 1,200 passengers over the top of cars […]

Turning Plastic Bags Into Plastex
Turning Plastic Bags Into Plastex

    Reform Studio was founded to create high design objects out of low grade plastic bags. The founder, Mariam Hazem, said “Recycling consumes energy and resources but this can be avoided by directly upcycling the bags in new products we design.” Using a traditional Egyptian craft that weaves thread together, she applied the same […]

Solar-powered “Sterile Box” for Developing Countries Hospitals
Solar-powered "Sterile Box" for Developing Countries Hospitals

  Surgical procedures come alongside with the risk of an infection. These risks are increased in developing countries as hospitals often lack staple sterilization instruments. To tackle this problem, Rice University students created a solar powered sterilization unit. The Sterile Box has been built into a standard 20-foot steel shipping container, where it boasts of […]

St. Helena is Expected to have it s 1st Airport February 2016
St. Helena is Expected to have it s 1st Airport February 2016

  The isolated island, with just 4,500 residents, is about to enter the aviation age. Despite a fascinating history and unique wildlife, tourists are few and far between. The residents’ reaction to the news. Currently, the only way to reach St. Helena is by taking a five and a half days boat ride from South Africa. […]

Scott Slatter Plans to Sell Mojave Dessert Water
Scott Slatter Plans to Sell Mojave Dessert Water

    Slater is a chief executive at a Cadiz, a company that owns water rights associated with 45,000 acres of land along route 66, about 75 miles north-east of Palm Springs. He wants to pump 814bn gallons of water from under the Mojave desert to Los Angeles and other drought-stricken communities in southern California, […]

Loliware: Biodegr(edible) Cups
Loliware: Biodegr(edible) Cups

    LOLIWARE are biodegr(edible) cups* designed to complement a variety of beverages. While you’re sipping your drink, you can eat your cup, and any remnants can be composted. Sure to spark conversation in the hands of guests at parties and events, LOLIWARE’s artisanal flavor and unique texture enliven every occasion. Made entirely of vegan, […]

Shrimp sold by global supermarkets is peeled by slave labourers in Thailand
Shrimp sold by global supermarkets is peeled by slave labourers in Thailand

  So far this year, more than 2,000 trapped fishermen have been rescued as a result of an ongoing AP investigative series into slavery in the Thai seafood industry. The reports have led to a dozen arrests, millions of dollars’ worth of seizures and proposals for new federal laws.US customs records show that the shrimp […]

Pamela Anderson Collaborates with Amelie Pichard’s Eco Shoe Line
Pamela Anderson Collaborates with Amelie Pichard's Eco Shoe Line

  The soles of Amélie Pichard’s newest shoe collaboration are covered in glitter — a sort of sparkling sandpaper that somehow manages to not leave a trail of light-reflecting dust in its wearer’s wake. This has much to do with the magic of Amélie Pichard and everything to do with the fact that Pamela Anderson […]

195 Countries to adopt COP21 Climate Change Agreement
195 Countries to adopt COP21 Climate Change Agreement

  A global climate conference on Saturday adopted an international accord aimed at transforming the world’s fossil fuel-driven economy within decades and slowing the pace of global warming. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius banged down his gavel to rapturous applause, signaling the deal was agreed by nearly 200 nations. Via Business Insider

Chasing a Climate Deal in Paris
Chasing a Climate Deal in Paris

  A topic of discussion at Paris Climate Talk 2015 is Hillary Clinton’s 2009 pledge in Copenhagen that rich countries would provide $100 billion by 2020 to help poor countries with climate change. The funding will support projects such as transitioning to cleaner energy sources. An example is implementing a utility scale solar plant in […]

Splashiest Exhibit at Art Basel Miami is about Climate Change
Splashiest Exhibit at Art Basel Miami is about Climate Change

  At this year’s Art Basel Miami, Lars Jan created the Holoscenes exhibit regarding climate change. It consists of a 3,500-gallon Plexiglas tank that slowly fills with water with a women inside. Twelve tons of water are pumped into the tank over the course of a minute. The woman is holding a basket of persimmons, until it […]

Atlas for a Changing Planet
Atlas for a Changing Planet

  Esri, the world leader in geographic information system technology, released an interactive map illustrating the earth’s natural and human systems and how they have changed—and will change—over time. With the Atlas for a Changing Planet Story Map ,scientists, policy makers, planners, and activists can examine detailed spatial information that is critical for adapting to […]

Tragically Beautiful Exhibit Shows How Our Oceans Suffer
Tragically Beautiful Exhibit Shows How Our Oceans Suffer

  In Hawaii, “Never turn your back on the ocean” is a common adage — a warning for anyone who visits the beach. But when Sophie Thomas, a London-based designer, visited the remote Kamilo Beach on Hawaii’s Big Island in 2014, the phrase took on new meaning. Thomas couldn’t keep her eyes off the devastatingly […]

“Changes Everything” Movie
"Changes Everything" Movie

  Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the […]

ToxicSites.us to Locate Superfund
ToxicSites.us to Locate Superfund

  Superfund sites are hazardous waste sites, and you probably don’t want to raise your kids or park your bounce house near them unless you’re pro-cancer. The first — and most famous — Superfund site was Love Canal, a neighborhood in Niagara Falls, N.Y., where 22,000 tons of toxic waste were buried by Hooker Chemical […]

Tesla’s Model X First SUV 
Tesla's Model X First SUV 

  Electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors has mastered the sporty two-seater and the elegant sedan. Now, it wants to conquer the family hauler. Its target market is a female as there is a strong for SUVs. The Tesla X only has a 90 kilowatt-hour battery and only comes with all-wheel drive. However the price tag for […]

Upcycling Vintage Home Decor
Upcycling Vintage Home Decor

  Upcycling old items is always a good idea. You can always reuse some old unused items from your garage or basement and transform them into interesting pieces of furniture for your modern home. If you have some old item, clean it, and insert it in your interior, and you will make remarkable home decor. […]

World’s Longest Glass Bridge
World's Longest Glass Bridge

  The world’s longest glass bottom bridge just opened in Shiniuzhai Geological Park in China’s Hunan Province. The bridge will two side steel beams, a structural glass deck, handrails and side suspension cables, with the capacity to hold up to 800 people at a time. Each panel is 24 millimeters thick and 25 times stronger […]

Central Banker Climate Change Speech
Central Banker Climate Change Speech

     MFrom the New York Times: Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, declared that the warming climate presented major risks for the global economy and global financial stability, and that businesses and regulators needed to move more quickly to try to contain the potential economic damage even though it may seem […]

Styrofoam Eating Worms
Styrofoam Eating Worms

  Styrofoam has been considered a non-biodegradable plastic until the recent study done at Stanford. The tiny worm, which is the larvae form of the darkling beetle, can subsist on a diet of Styrofoam and other forms of polystyrene, according to two companion studies co-authored by Wei-Min Wu, a senior research engineer in the Department of […]

IKEA Movable Walls for Small Spaces
IKEA Movable Walls for Small Spaces

    As urban living is increasing, IKEA came up with an idea that can create more options to small spaces: movable walls. For example, a movable wall can separate a living and bedroom in a studio apartment. IKEA told the Wall Street Journal that it has been testing an 1980s style apartment with movable […]

Man Gets Ticket For Not Riding In Bike Lane, Films Himself Crashing Into Things
Man Gets Ticket For Not Riding In Bike Lane, Films Himself Crashing Into Things

  This guy tried to explain to the cops that he had to leave the bike lane for valid reasons but they did not want to listen and issued him with a $50 fine.  He made a little movie about riding his bike in the bike lane and this is the result. Via TrueActivist.com

Walkonomics App: Best Walking Route
Walkonomics App: Best Walking Route

  Walkonomics was seen in The Guardian ‘Best iPhone Apps of the Week’. It is an app that will help you find the most walkable routes to your destination. So far the app works in the following 7 cities: Central London Paris New York San Francisco Toronto Buenos Aires Glasgow How it works: Walkonomics analyses […]

Uber Prices At London Tube Strike
Uber Prices At London Tube Strike

  A few days ago, a massive strike by London Underground workers caused Uber prices to go up as much as 3 times. For some emergencies such as Hurricane Sandy, Uber did not increase rates, however not in this situation. According to Quartz “London made extra buses, bicycles, and riverboats available in an attempt to […]

Transform Your Bike Into a SmartBike
Transform Your Bike Into a SmartBike

  Helios Ride launched a Kickstarter fund last year for the release of the world’s first integrated headlight & blinker system for bicycles which also utilizes Bluetooth 4.0 & GPS to add smart features to any bike. Helios has both Andiod and iOs Apps. Here’s all the great new stuff we packed into Helios Bars […]

Oslo’s First Bee Highway
Oslo's First Bee Highway

  30 – 40% of food requires pollination. There is a mutual dependence for agriculture on pollination as insects on agriculture for survival. According to the Guardian Oslo’s “bee highway” aims to give the insects a safe passage through the city, lined with relays providing food and shelter – the first such system in the world, […]