Save local wildlife with a stylish FrogLog in your pool

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The worst thing for pool owners in the sweltering summer months is going out for a swim to cool down and enjoy time with their friends and family only to find a critter has made it into their splash-zone. Call it a thing of the past by investing in a FrogLog! The stylish invention with an endearing name protects local animals and keeps pools sanitary. A win-win product, the floating lifeguard is easy to use and highly effective.

Related: This modular outdoor swimming pool from Finland could make… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Movement to save grizzly bears from hunters scores a victory

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

New technology could slow down biological time to save injured soldiers’ lives

Sometimes the difference between life and death is a matter of time. For injured soldiers on the field, the minutes between when a medic can treat them can make all the difference. That’s why DARPA is looking into ways to slow biological time in order to give medics the time they need to help.

 

We can learn a lot from life around us. For instance, some organisms like tardigrades can essentially suspend animation when conditions are hostile to life. DARPA wants to tap into that… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

INTERVIEW: How one man is fighting to save the world’s last living root bridges

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What piqued your interest in botanical architecture?

As long as I can remember, I’ve always had a strong interest in historical architecture. I love old forts, palaces, and ruins. Then, after travelling to Northeast India as part of a university study abroad in 2009, I became fascinated with the tribal cultures of that region. The root bridges at the time seemed like a sort of intersection of these two interests.

But, frankly, before I visited the Khasi Hills, in the… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Changing the price of certain foods could save thousands of lives each year

Altering the price of seven particular foods could prevent tens of thousands of deaths each year in the United States, according to a new study from researchers at Tufts University. The study, published in BMC Medicine, incorporated a comparative risk assessment model to determine the public health impact of price subsidies on healthy foods and increased taxes on unhealthy foods. Research demonstrated that a 10% price alteration to the highlighted foods, which include fruits, vegetables, nuts, red… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

NASA considers puncturing Yellowstone supervolcano to save life on Earth

As the gaze of the United States, carefully protected by glasses, faced towards the cosmos this week, the more anxious among us may have worried about potentially more harmful interstellar phenomenon, such as asteroids and comets. As devastating as such an event would be, a new study from NASA’s Jet Propulsion unit has determined that the threat of a supervolcanic eruption to life on Earth may be more pressing than any interstellar collissions with Earth. Such an eruption from a supervolcano, like… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

How the humble bollard can save lives while improving urban design

Good design can save lives, but sometimes, it’s the humblest designs that do the most good. For instance, you rarely notice them, but bollards are popping up all around cities as an effective way to protect pedestrians during an accident or terrorist attack. That said, no one wants to feel like they are living in a fortress, which is why some designers like Reliance Foundry are creating bollards that don’t just protect people, they enhance the architecture of the city around them.

A bollard… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

8 Festive LED Christmas lights to save you energy & green your holidays

Now that autumn has arrived, the holiday season is ramping up – and it’s never too soon to start thinking about decor for the winter festivities to come. This year, instead of rolling out that tangled knot of old incandescent Christmas lights, consider investing View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The future of food: how dry farming could save the world

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Romania races to save some of the last untouched forests in Europe

Romania’s forests are in trouble and the government, paired with Greenpeace and other environmental NGOs, are racing to map the area in a national database to ensure its federal protection status. Both legal and illegal logging have devastated the woodlands in the last decade, but it is not too late for the unspoiled wilderness that still remains.

The national database that would track the expansive forests is predicted to go online within the next six months. Several beech forests… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building