Mark Dixon

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The Week in Review: White House Fights Climate Change

Inside Flipboard / May 9, 2014<p>Of all the problems facing the planet, global warming gets little attention from the average American. Recent Gallup …

Digging into Community Gardens

0<p>SHARES<p>Photo courtesy of The Edible Garden Project<p>It’s official—spring has sprung and summer is knocking on the door. The birds are chirping, the …

10 kid-friendly vegan dishes for backyard BBQs

Summer is upon us -- which means plenty of time to host or attend backyard BBQs! Planning or attending a cookout as a vegan can be a little daunting, …

Futuristic Solar-Powered Skylock Secures Your Bike With the Touch of a Button

For years fear of theft has deterred many would-be bike commuters from taking the two-wheeled plunge. Securing one’s bike outside work or a …

Recognizing World Fish Migration Day in the Amazon’s Waters

Changing Planet<p><b>By Julie Kunen</b><p>The Amazon basin—with its vast rainforests and river systems—is the most bio-diverse place on earth and, not surprisingly, a region rich in discovery. Newly described plant and animal species are a frequent occurrence.<p>The recent video documentation of a newly discovered …

The World’s Largest Migratory Freshwater Fish

Wildlife<p>May 24th, 2014, marks the first ever World Fish Migration Day—a day created to raise awareness about the great diversity of migratory freshwater fish species, their importance, and the many threats to their populations and ecosystems.<p>Migratory freshwater fish occur worldwide and include …

Earthan Group

By | Published: June 13, 2017<p>If you are running a warehouse and want to expand more space so that you could do more storage then you should prefer to …

Strainer Bell Siphon - A Simplified Affnan Siphon

I made my first working bell siphon in 2008 after few months of trying various design to get it working correctly without the uncertainties of the …

Aquaponics tower system. What do you think? Thumbs up or no? http://www.mediamatic.net/251284/en/aquaponics-at-mediamatic-fabriek

Keep Garden Beds Weed-Free

Gardening

Clippings

Link: Technology Review: Water-Repelling Metals<p>Numerous materials have been given superhydrophobic or water-repelling properties based on the …

Clippings

Link: Nissan looks to the Bumblebees for tips on crash avoidance<p>Nissan is working with the University of Tokyo on a proactive collision avoidance …

Synthetic Muscle Made of Fishing Line is 100 Times Stronger Than the Real Thing

Or, how synthetic muscle can be like a Chinese finger-trap.<p><b>The newest material used to make artificial</b> muscle can lift more than 100 times more than the meaty stuff you have stuck to your skeleton. It forms a sinewy band that's flexible, dynamic, and can be reused millions of times. No, we're not …

Sustainability as an Emergent Property: What Can We Learn from the Super-Organisms?

Leafcutter ants are one of several species that use leaves to fuel massive underground fungus gardens, which the ants use for food. | Image credit: …

Sustainability

Aspiring to Improve the World Through a Career in Sustainable Design, Part 3

Image credit: Stefanie Koehler<p>Related:<p><i>In this three-part mini-series, Core77's Stefanie Koehler shares her experiences in bringing a sustainability</i> …

Sustainability

Restoring Coastal Ecosystems Creates More Jobs Than Offshore Oil Development

Restoring coastal ecosystems can provide significant economic benefits and even create “pathways out of poverty” for low-income Americans, according …

Human impact on Poland's environment seen from the air – in pictures

Side Effects is a new book from Kacper Kowalski, an award-winning aerial photographer and pilot, documenting the effects of human activity on the landscape in his native Poland

Hummingbirds: still evolving endless forms most wonderful

A new study finds that the rising Andes is tied to the rapid speciation of hummingbirds. This study also predicts that hummingbirds will evolve twice as many species as what we see today.<p>"There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few …