Movement to save grizzly bears from hunters scores a victory

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Thomas Mangelsen who brought fame to “Grizzly 399″, a female Yellowstone bear with her three cubs now recognized all over the world, has been selected to receive a hunting license in Wyoming. The photographer was one of 7,000 hopeful lottery applicants to appear on the “Issuance List” released on Thursday by the state’s Game and Fish Department. However, unlike the majority of entrants in Yellowstone’s first bear hunt in nearly half a century, Mangelsen hopes to tag his catch in a photo rather than… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Confluence Park’s new solar-powered pavilions collect rainwater and provide shade from the summer sun

San Antonio’s idyllic Confluence Park just became a little greener and more scenic, thanks to the teamwork between American firms Lake Flato and Matysys with the support of landscape architect Rialto Studio. The riverfront park now boasts sweeping sculptural pavilions that provide shade from the fierce Texas sun as well as an elegant method for collecting rainwater.

 

Confluence Park is located at the spot where the San Antonia River merges with San Pedro Creek. Covering just over 3… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This floating park in Rotterdam is made from recycled plastic waste

Over 1,000 square feet of plastic ultimately destined for the ocean is getting a second lease on life in Rotterdam. On July 4, 2018, Recycled Park opened their first phase to the public: a floating park made entirely of recycled waste.

According to a report commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, over 1,000 cubic meters of plastic is transported every year down the Meuse River and into the North Sea. The plastics come from landfills, agriculture, sewage and… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The SPACE pod from IO House lets you go off-grid in style

THE SPACE by IO House allows you to go off-grid easily and harmoniously while still enjoying modern features and conveniences. Combining sustainable living with luxury comfort, THE SPACE can be placed anywhere you go, from a river’s edge to a forest clearing. All you need to bring along is a smart device to connect. THE SPACE brings the rest: water, electricity, heat and WiFi. Combining the tranquility of nature with the serenity of home, each detail in THE SPACE has been designed to be aesthetically… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

US Forest Service allows Nestl to continue taking water from California national forest

New protections on California’s Strawberry Creek watershed will ensure the bottled water industry will not overdraw the supply. The U.S. Forest Service offered Nestlé Water North America a three-year permit on water rights in the San Bernardino Mountains – but with limits on how much they can take.

Under the proposed agreement, Nestlé would continue to use the excess water for their Arrowhead and other water brands. Water would be drawn “when there is water available consistent with the… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Glowing labyrinth made from plastic waste pops up in Buenos Aires

Over 15,000 plastic bottles were temporarily given a new lease on life as a glowing labyrinth in Vatican Square, one of Buenos Aires’ most celebrated public spaces. Designed by environmental art collective Luzinterruptus, the Plastic Waste Labyrinth calls attention to staggering amount of waste generated everyday in a thought-provoking installation. Commissioned by the Department of Environmental and Public Areas of Buenos Aires City Government, Ciudad Verde, the immersive artwork was installed… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Brooklyn’s new Domino Park features relics from the old sugar factory

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Gorgeous barn is built of reclaimed, century-old oaks from the site itself

In 2017, Dutch design firm HilberinkBosch architects found out that seven of their century-old oak trees were in ailing health and would need to be cut down. Instead of sending the oaks to the paper mill, the architects decided to try their hand at building a timber barn using traditional construction techniques. The result—called the Sixteen-Oak Barn—was a stunning success that combines modern and rustic features with large panels of glazing and untreated timbers.

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The pre-fab tiny Skyview Cabin is crafted from all-natural and low-impact materials

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Massive sinkhole in New Zealand exposes earth from 60,000 years ago

A massive 6-story sinkhole opened in New Zealand last week after days of heavy rain. The sinkhole is one of largest ever spotted in the country – so big that it exposed earth from the Paleolithic era. The astonishing fissure is 200 meters long, 20 meters deep and 5 meters wide.

Farmers from a dairy farm in New Zealand woke up earlier this week to a sinkhole unlike anything they’ve ever seen. The farm has had 9 ‘serious’ sinkholes, also called tomos in New Zealand.

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