Chinese Man Lives in Portable House He Carries on his Back Like a Snail
Aug30

Chinese Man Lives in Portable House He Carries on his Back Like a Snail

One traveling man in China has made his home part of his wardrobe by carrying a hand made shelter on his back like a snail. China News caught up with Liu Lingchao, a 38 year old man who makes his living selling plastic bottles and cans he collects from streets      One traveling man in China has made his home part of his wardrobe by carrying a hand made shelter on his back like a snail. China News caught up with...

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10 Brilliant Green ‘Designs to Improve Life’ Shortlisted for the 2013 INDEX: Award!
Aug30

10 Brilliant Green ‘Designs to Improve Life’ Shortlisted for the 2013 INDEX: Award!

Lepsis Terrarium Grows Edible Grasshopers As the world’s population expands and resources for producing food become scarce, the World Health Organization thinks that we could all do with more insects in our diets. Mansour Oursanah’s Lepsis is a streamlined      Read the rest of 10 Brilliant Green ‘Designs to Improve Life’ Shortlisted for the 2013 INDEX: Award! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us...

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Sustainable Day-lit House in Greenwich Boasts Enviable Panoramic Bay Views
Aug30

Sustainable Day-lit House in Greenwich Boasts Enviable Panoramic Bay Views

Since the homes’ residents had lived in a house on the land previously, the orientation of the bedrooms and living rooms was required to follow specific guidelines in order to maintain the family’s favorite views. The entire upper level faces the bay and      Read the rest of Sustainable Day-lit House in Greenwich Boasts Enviable Panoramic Bay Views Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: australia,...

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85% of Brazilian leather goes to markets sensitive to environmental concerns
Aug29

85% of Brazilian leather goes to markets sensitive to environmental concerns

Around 40% of beef and 85% of leather production serve markets that are potentially sensitive to environmental concerns, providing a partial explanation as to why Brazilian producers have made recent commitments to reducing deforestation for cattle production, finds a new study published in Tropical Conservation Science. The research, conducted by Nathalie Walker and Sabrina Patel of the National Wildlife Federation and Kemel Kalif of...

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Refrigerated Trucks To Use Fuel Cell Technology
Aug29

Refrigerated Trucks To Use Fuel Cell Technology

In order to transport our favorite ice creams, frozen foods, and fresh produce, certain trucks are equipped with powerful refrigeration systems often powered by small diesel engines. These engines are constantly running all the way from the manufacturers of these frozen goods to the market in order to keep these groceries frozen or cool. As a result, refrigeration trucks tend to use more energy and resources to run. In an effort to...

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Trinidad and Tobago: A Biodiversity Hotspot Overlooked
Aug29

Trinidad and Tobago: A Biodiversity Hotspot Overlooked

The two-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean (just off the coast of Venezuela) may be smaller than Delaware, but it has had an outsized role in the history of rainforest conservation as well as our understanding of tropical ecology. Home to an astounding number of tropical ecosystems and over 3,000 species and counting (including 470 bird species in just 2,000 square miles), Trinidad and Tobago is an often overlooked...

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