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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.

Four African Teenage Girls Create a Pee-Powered Generator

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?

The World's First Vertical Forest Is Growing Sky High

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.

Illinois Boy Wins $1,000, Donates Money to Neighbor Fighting Leukemia

If you’re a pub and you do this, I love you. ECOoler tile screen for analog air conditioning by Mey kahn and Boaz Kahn. Analog Cooling of Interior Spaces.

ECOoler tile screen for analog air conditioning by Mey kahn and Boaz Kahn

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 adds solar panels on roof of historic building  

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.

Funny monkey experiment. 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.

EPA Releases Interactive Map of Facilities Guilty of Eco-Crimes

As facilities are caught for polluting air, water and land, the information about the actions taken against them by the EPA, the monies gathered from them as law suits are settled, and other criminal enforcement actions are recorded and the information made available via plots on the map. 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. Why we should teach philosophy to kids. Via the BPS Research Digest: A recent study on the long-term benefits of the Socratic method. In a study of 105 children, all around 10 years old, teachers spent an hour a week for 16 months teaching lessons based on philosophical inquiry. The philosophy-based lessons encouraged a community approach to “inquiry” in the classroom, with children sharing their views on Socratic questions posed by the teacher. The result? At the end of 16 months, Compared with 72 control children, the philosophy children showed significant improvements on tests of their verbal, numerical and spatial abilities And two years later, when the philosophy children were tested again, their higher scores persisted — while the lower-scoring control group were, in some cases, declining further.

Turn-Toaster-Sideways-Get-Grilled-Cheese.jpg (JPEG Image, 500x414 pixels) Ultimate Vertical Hydroponic Farm on the Cheap.. Gift away green crops! *** for more info and pictures please visit my blog at.

Ultimate Vertical Hydroponic Farm on the Cheap.. Gift away green crops!

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.

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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 A seawater greenhouse produces crops year-round in hot dry areas using only seawater and sunlight.

Photo credit: Seawater Greenhouse Ltd. 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.

Kentucky man buys Kmart inventory, gives it all away

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. LOOK: Guerilla Gardening with Pocket Change - Cities. 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!

Live Green - Ditch the Traditional Planter and Hang Your Plants Like Artwork!

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!