Artist Crochet-Bombs NYC’s Astor Place Cube Sculpture (Video)

October 6, 2011 by  
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Photo: via Animal New York In big, gritty cities, ‘bombing’ things with soft yarns is all the rage. From crocheted bikes to knitted plant pockets , “yarn bombing” is a way for citydwellers and guerilla artists alike to make their mark with something else other than spray paint, while also livening up a… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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The Week in Pictures: Living Map of Central Park, a Bike with Metal Tires, and More (Slideshow)

September 30, 2011 by  
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Image: TreeHugger We’ve featured a lot of vertical gardens on TreeHugger, many of them superb but none quite like this one, grown as a living map of New York’s Central Park. We also have a bike with innovative metal wheels, avant-garde DIY fall harvest decor, a play ground that looks like a deep sea monster, watermelon and tomato gazpacho ice cream, and more in our roundup of the best images on TreeHugger this week. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Nature Runs Wild in Josef Frank’s Beloved Designs

September 10, 2011 by  
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‘Himalaya’ by Josef Frank. Image SFO Museum . Vivid, almost psychedelic colors, swirling, tangled lines, and playful renderings of animals aren’t what most people think of when they hear the stern word ” modernism .” These traits, though, are what characterize the style of one of the most beloved Swedish modernists, an Austrian refugee who captured the messy beauty of nature in his

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Getting Within Inches of Whales for Photographs: Bryant Austin Explains How and Why (Video)

September 9, 2011 by  
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Image via video screengrab Renowned combat photographer Robert Capa once said, “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” Well, the same holds true with whales. Bryant Austin has an amazing calling as a photographer. He gets within inches of whales to photograph them, and creates life-size images that he hopes will inspire viewers to save these magnificent creatures. But how does he manage to get so close? And without getting hurt? What is it like to be so near such a huge … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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The Week in Pictures: Greenland Disappearing, Floating Pod Hotels, and More (Slideshow)

September 9, 2011 by  
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Image: TreeHugger Despite protests from climate change deniers, proof that the world’s glaciers are melting keeps piling up. In just two years, large stretches of Greenland have disappeared into the ocean, and the comparison of photos from 2009 and this year is simply shocking. We also have oil rig escape pods turned hotels, exclusive New York Fashion Week coverage, glowing “soldiers” that represent the nuclear threat, a recipe that saves the avocado, and more in our roundup of the best images on TreeHugger this week.

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Most Popular Articles of August: 13-Year-Old’s Science Project, 121-Year-Old’s All-Natural Diet, and More (Slideshow)

September 5, 2011 by  
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Image: TreeHugger The long Labor Day weekend (for our American readers, at least) is a bittersweet moment; the extra day off also signals the end of summer. In honor of another season gone, here are the 10 most popular stories we covered in August, from the 13-year-old whose now debunked solar breakthrough stunned scientists, to the 121-year-old woman living the sweet life in the Amazonian rain forest.

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Edible Gardens are Busting Out All Over

September 5, 2011 by  
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Photo: B. Alter Call them edible gardens, or urban agriculture, or guerrilla gardening: whatever. The fact is people are finding unused nooks and crannies to plant vegetables everywhere. In London, Capital Growth is an organization dedicated to doing just that on a city-wide scale. They are aiming for the creation of 2,012 new spaces by 2012 (part of the general 2012 Olympic fever). They held an Edible Gardens Day where the public could visit many of these hidden plots. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Stem Cells May One Day Revive Species From Extinction

September 5, 2011 by  
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Photo: derekkeats / cc With countless endangered animals teetering on the brink of extinction throughout the world, the work of preservation has never been more important. But as conservationists work tirelessly to mitigate the numerous dangers which threaten to eliminate entire species altogether, others are exploring advances in medical technology which could hold the key to reviving them in case that happens. Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute at the San Diego Zoo have begun collecting stem cells from endangered species in th… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Creepy, Glowing "Soldiers" Represents Nuclear Threat in Art Exhibit

September 2, 2011 by  
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All Photos: Gustavo Sanabria , Courtesy of Luzinterruptus In the wake of the disaster at Fukushima , the German parliament voted overwhelmingly to rid the country of nuclear power by 2022. But while anonymous artistic group Luzin… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Fate of Dying Lake Sparks Clashes in NW Iran

September 2, 2011 by  
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Growing salt deposits on Lake Urmia. Screenshot: Euronews . Fresh demonstrations have broken out in Iran, where protesters who took to the streets last weekend in the country’s northwestern provinces to demand protection for a dying lake were harshly repressed by security forces. The protests were ignited by an Iranian parliament decision that activists called a “death sentence” for one of the world’s largest saltwater lakes …. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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