Red List expands to 26,000 endangered species

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Japanese earthworms, the Mauritian Flying Fox and the Bankoualé Palm are joining over 26,000 species categorized as “endangered.” The latest International Union for Conservation of Nature (ICUN) Red List report identifies 26,197 plants and animals facing extinction, out of 93,557 facing serious environmental threats around the world.

Australia’s reptile population possibly faces the most threats of all species. With the current developments, 975 reptiles native to the island on the… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



LEED Platinum housing for the homeless takes over a formerly vacant L.A. lot

Los Angeles-based design practice Michael Maltzan Architecture transformed a vacant suburban lot into the Crest Apartments, a LEED Platinum-certified permanent supportive housing center assisting homeless individuals and veterans. Commissioned by the Skid Row Housing Trust, this striking light-filled property promotes healthy lifestyles with its inviting community-focused design. In addition to serving the homeless, the 45,000-square-foot development also offers major benefits to the local community… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building