Lecomte reaches mile 1,000 in his swim across the Pacific Ocean

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Ben Lecomte, the first person to swim across the Atlantic Ocean back in 1998, is now attempting to be the first swimmer to traverse the Pacific Ocean. The record-setter is taking on the challenge not only for himself, but also to raise awareness about ocean pollution, health and conservation. The activist has now passed the 1,000 nautical mile marker from his starting point in the port city of Yokohama, Japan.

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Iceland is replanting its forests 1,000 years after vikings razed them

Iceland has become a popular tourist destination due in no small part to its breathtaking views and unique geological features. Though beautiful, Iceland is largely barren of trees. When settlers first arrived in Iceland in the ninth century, up to 40 percent of the land area was covered with forests. The Vikings cleared these trees for fuel and to make space for grazing. Erosion from overgrazing and disruption from volcanic events left Iceland nearly without woods. Now, in collaboration with forest… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Stephen Hawking says humans only have 1,000 years left on planet Earth

 

According to Steven Hawking, it looks like Planet B might be our only option, as the eminent theoretical scientist says humans will be extinct on earth within the next 1,000 years. According to USA Today, Hawking says the only way for humanity to avoid a mass extinction within the next millennium is to find another planet to inhabit.

“We must continue to go into space for the future of humanity,” Hawking said in speect at Oxford University in Britain last Tuesday. “I don’t… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The oldest living tree in Europe has survived over 1,000 years

A pine tree rooted in Greece, nicknamed Adonis, is thought to be the oldest living tree in Europe. Estimated at 1,075 years old, this Bosnian pine has seen more history than any other single tree. The most impressive feat is that, despite having the capability to clone itself, this individual wooden giant has made it this long without having to do so.

There are tree systems that have technically lived for upwards of 10,000 years, but the individual plants themselves are not the originals…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Designers, get ready for the BioDesign Competition – cash prize of $1000

When it comes to successful design, few get it better than nature does. As technological and scientific advances continue to fuel our capacities for building, we are increasingly able to mimic the natural environment within our built environment. Energy-generating living bricks inspired by cows’ digestive systems are transforming ordinary buildings into efficient, living machines. Mycelium mushroom and algae facades have emerged as renewable new building materials, and this is only the start. While,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Paris encourages residents to play active environmental role with 1000 Buildings Plan

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Paris encourages residents to play active environmental role with “1000 Buildings Plan”

In 2007, the city of Paris stood on the frontline in the fight against climate change as it introduced its Climate and Energy Action Plan. The aim was to achieve by 2020,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building