New giant octopus species discovered near Alaska

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You wouldn’t expect humans to have missed a whole species of giant octopus – but researchers recently revealed that’s exactly what we did. The giant Pacific octopus, which is the biggest octopus we know about on the planet, is in reality two species. Alaska Pacific University undergraduate student Nathan Hollenbeck led research to discover what the team is calling the frilled giant octopus. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Artists are turning the U.S.-Mexico border fence into the worlds longest peace-themed mural

As the Trump administration pushes towards building a new border wall, American and Mexican artists are working to turn the old border fence into an over a mile-long gorgeous mural. Mexican-born, American-educated artist Enrique Chiu is leading a binational effort to turn the fence into a work of art which spreads a message of peace to people crossing the border.

Last December, Chiu launched The Mural of Brotherhood, enlisting over than 2,600 volunteers to paint uplifting messages on the… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building