Animals are becoming nocturnal to avoid humans

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Researchers have learned that dozens of species of animals have reacted to increased contact with human beings by shifting their internal clock to become more nocturnal. “It suggests that animals might be playing it safe around people,” study leader Kaitlyn Gaynor told Phys.org. “We may think that we leave no trace when we’re just hiking in the woods, but our mere presence can have lasting consequences.” In a new study published in the journal Science, Gaynor and her team analyzed data from 76 previous… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



An innovative forever house renovation features a pocket park for the community

Mention the word ‘renovation’, and thoughts of expansion immediately spring to mind—especially in the expensive Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy. So when the owners of a two-story terrace house in Fitzroy decided against creating a large home and instead sought to turn part of their unused site into a “pocket park”, they smartly tapped Austin Maynard Architects to lead their project. The local Australian architecture firm—known for their creative and anti-McMansion designs—created the King… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building