Dehydrating Intro « Viggies Veggies. Four African Teenage Girls Create a Pee-Powered Generator. In the past week or so since Hurricane Sandy devastated a large portion of the East Coast, we've seen people get creative about ways to harness power. From sharing outlets on the street , to using bikes as generators , people have come up with innovative ways to charge their cell phones and other items necessary for everyday life. Eco Bath by Jang Woo-seok. The World's First Vertical Forest Is Growing Sky High. Did you know that Milan is one of the most polluted cities in Italy?
Apparently urban sprawl and increased emissions are major causes for slumping air quality in the international fashion capital. Home Solar Power Batteries in Development - Sharp, Others Pushing Battery Technology. The Man Who Moved a Mountain. Illinois Boy Wins $1,000, Donates Money to Neighbor Fighting Leukemia. Forget toys and video games.
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The Leopold adds solar panels on roof of historic building One of downtown Bellingham’s most historic buildings has made a modern move by installing a solar panel system.
The Leopold Retirement Residence, 1224 Cornwall Ave., installed 36 solar panels on its roof in March. The solar panels are expected to produce between 8,000 and 9,000 kilowatt hours of annual electricity, which is about 10 percent of The Leopold’s power consumption. “This continues our commitment to a triple bottom-line philosophy, implementing practices that create social, economic and environmental benefits,” said David Johnston, majority owner of The Leopold, in a March 30 press release. The Leopold was built in 1929 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It offers both independent-retirement and assisted-living rooms among its 91 apartments. Funny monkey experiment.
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Thanks for visiting! The City Repair Project - Non-Profit Organization - Portland, OR. EPA Releases Interactive Map of Facilities Guilty of Eco-Crimes. Image via EPA The EPA has released a new interactive map that lays out the locations of facilities across the US that have violated environmental laws, been caught by the EPA, and subjected to enforcement actions.
Long Island City lab on cutting edge of urban farming with aquaponic system Christie Farriella for New York Daily News Rael Clarke works in his aquaponics lab in Long Island City where he grows heirloom vegetables and tilapia using a water-based system. Moss graffiti making tips. Posted on February 23, 2012 in Humor If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed or follow us on Facebook or Twitter .
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Tech. According to the World Health Organization, about 20 percent of the world’s people live in regions that don’t have enough water for their needs.
With the global population increasing by 80 million each year, a third of the planet will likely face water shortages by 2025. This looming water crisis is inextricably linked to food production because agriculture accounts for 70 percent of all fresh water used, and obtaining irrigation water in arid regions has serious environmental impacts. Drilling wells can deplete groundwater, and desalination is energy-intensive and leaves behind concentrated brine. The Seawater Greenhouse, however, provides what may be an economical and sustainable way of producing fresh water and crops in hot, dry regions near the ocean.
Photo credit: World Bank Photo Collection. Kentucky man buys Kmart inventory, gives it all away. A Kentucky man purchased every last bit of inventory from a Kmart store that was two days away from shutting its doors.
But he didn't keep the stuff for himself. Rankin Paynter gave it all way to a local charity. Paynter spent a total of $200,000 to buy the goods, which ranged from clothes to office supplies. According to a video from WHDH Boston, Paynter was buying supplies for his business when the idea hit. LOOK: Guerilla Gardening with Pocket Change - Cities. When Daniel Phillips and Kim Karlsrud inherited five old cherry red candy machines, they considered filling them with sweets and placing them outside for neighborhood passersby. “My dad was giving up vending and hoisted some machines on us and we didn’t know what to do with them,” says Karlsrud.
Live Green - Ditch the Traditional Planter and Hang Your Plants Like Artwork! Turn your walls into living pieces of art with these plants in a pocket! We’ve shared with you a few ways that you can “green” your walls, such as how a damaged chopping block can become beautiful wall art, the cool designs of Wall Flats 3D wallpaper and where the recycled wallpaper wild things are. Well, here’s a way that you can literally green your walls…with live plants!