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World's Tallest Vertical Garden Is Growing In Sri Lanka

The high-rise apartment building is a fusion between a skyscraper and a forest.<p>Sri Lanka will literally have roses in the air next year, as architecture firm Milroy Perera and Maga Engineering are collaborating to build a 46-floor, high-rise building that will be outfitted with the world's tallest …

Architecture

Australia to Dump Dredged Sand in Great Barrier Reef Waters, Adding to Site's Mounting Woes

Dredging could jeopardize reef's World Heritage status, greens say.<p>This week's decision to dump dredged sand and silt in Great Barrier Reef waters has prompted warnings that the troubled ecological treasure is one step closer to a spot on World Heritage's "list of shame."<p>"We're going backwards on …

Australia

Talking Tigers

A Concise History of Tiger Hunting in India<p>InUncategorizedMarch 10, 2014Leave a comment<p>Talking Tigers: Part 4 of a 12-part series India’s tigers have been in the crosshairs for centuries, with elite safaris dating back to the early 16th century. They rose out of Mughal Emperor Jalal-ud-Din Muhammad …

Wildlife

Pictures: Volcano Covers Indonesian Cities With Ash

Indonesia's Mount Kelud erupted this week, sending ash into the air, causing 100,000 people to evacuate and killing three.<p>An explosive nighttime volcano eruption on February 13 caused chaos on Indonesia's most populous island, covering cities with ash and killing three people.<p>Mount Kelud, long …

Geology

5 Reasons the Philippines Is So Disaster Prone

Warm ocean waters, low-lying coasts, and poverty help explain what makes disasters like Super Typhoon Haiyan dangerous in the Philippines.<p><b>The unofficial death toll for Super Typhoon Haiyan is expected to exceed 10,000 people in the Philippines, but the country is no stranger to catastrophic natural</b> …

Natural Disasters

Are loyalty cards really worth it?

As the data that comes out of customers' loyalty has become increasingly valuable for companies are they passing those benefits onto the consumer?<p>Loyalty cards were initially designed to offer rewards to regular customers and therefore to encourage them to keep shopping in the same store.<p>As …

Year After Sandy, Rebuilding for Storms and Rising Seas

Many said the storm was a wake-up call to build for a warmer world. So are we?<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer.</i><p><b>When the waters finally receded, Mantoloking, New Jersey, resembled a war zone. All 521 houses in the borough, a seaside enclave on a barrier island about</b> …

Hurricane Sandy

Saving Rhinos with Poison

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>The news only gets worse for Rhinos. South Africa has announced 688 rhinos have already been killed by poachers this year, surpassing last year’s record total of 668. Armed rangers and strict anti-poaching laws seem to have little effect due to the high price of rhino horn on …

Endangered Species

Scientists Weigh Climate Change Role in 2012 Weather

Scientists studied global warming's role in a dozen extreme weather events.<p><b>A sprawling global team of meteorologists who examined the marquee extreme weather events of 2012—including Hurricane Sandy, drought in the U.S. Midwest, and melting Arctic ice—found that human-induced climate change was a</b> …

Climate Change

Poverty saps mental capacity to deal with complex tasks, say scientists

Study suggests being preoccupied with money problems is equivalent to loss of 13 IQ points or losing a night's sleep<p>Poor people spend so much mental energy on the immediate problems of paying bills and cutting costs that they are left with less capacity to deal with other complex but important …

Infographic: How does your salary compare to Ronaldo’s and Messi’s?

Lionel Messi is arguably the finest footballer on the planet.<p>He brings untold joy to millions of fans every season, just by twirling his feet around …

Why I'm on strike today: I can't support myself on $7.85 at Burger King: http://t.gu.com/opXSL?CMP=OTCNETTXT8115 'I know what it feels like to be afraid that your children will go to bed hungry' US fast-food workers stage nationwide strike in protest at low wages: http://t.gu.com/opY1P?CMP=OTCNETTXT8115 Photograph: VIEWpress Corp/Corbis

Flipboard and Student Blogging

If you are into Ed Tech surely you are well aware of Richard Byrne and all he gives to <i>us</i> on a daily basis. A few weeks ago he shared a post on …

iPad as the Teacher's Pet

Flipboard for Educators

Inside Flipboard / August 29, 2013<p>As students and teachers head back to school all over the country, we wanted to share some ideas on how Flipboard …