Hundreds of beehives hang off a steep cliff in China to save wild honeybees

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Latvia’s Nature Concert Hall has a fabric skin that plays with the wind

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Bazz the Beekeeper’s Dog Sniffs Out Bee Disease in an Adorable Custom Suit

July 15, 2013 by  
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A black labrador named Bazz has joined the global ranks of beekeepers who are fighting to save the world’s pollinators – and he even has an adorable custom suit to protect him on the job. Like Boneco the donkey in Brazil, Bazz does important but dangerous work: his owner, Josh Kennett from Australia, trained him to sniff out American foulbrood disease, an incurable disease that can decimate bee populations if it isn’t detected early. Read the rest of Bazz the Beekeeper’s Dog Sniffs Out Bee Disease in an Adorable Custom Suit Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: agriculture , American foulbrood disease , Animals , Bazz the Beekeeper’s dog , beekeeper’s dog , beekeepers , bees , Environment , News , pollinators , sniffer dog detects bee disease        

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Backwards Beekeepers, Black Sabbath, and How to Capture a Swarm (Video)

August 23, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Backwards Beekeepers Whether it’s a “tough love” beekeepers’ focus on survivor genes , or a renewed interest in top-bar hives, Warré hives and other beekeeping alternatives , there are plenty of folks out there who believe that the industrialized, chemical-dependent model of large-scale beekeeping is part … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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New Study Shows Humans Are "Hard-Wired" For Density

August 23, 2011 by  
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Image credit Tim De Chant David Owen and Edward Glaeser tell us that density is a good thing, and that the closer together people live, the less energy they use per capita. Richard Florida tells us that it makes us more creative. Now Tim de Chant tells us that it was ever thus; he writes that

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The Environmental Impact of Cocaine

August 23, 2011 by  
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Whenever we talk about the production of cocaine fueling rainforest destruction , or the electricity consumption of indoor marijuana growing , many commenters decry that it is prohibition that causes these negative impacts, not the drug itself. There is, of course, some truth to that fact. We know, for example, that

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The Green Economy Is Growing, It’s Inevitable

August 23, 2011 by  
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image: 1BOG Since 2008, these two things haven’t changed: the world is getting warmer and millions of Americans are out of work. They’re not going away any time soon. Green For All was founded on the idea that those two problems could be relieved with a common solution, green jobs. We’ve seen that this can work; renewable energy businesses are among the fastest growing in the American economy. We’ve also learned that the green economy holds much more promise than just renewables. The s… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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The History and Design of the Bathroom Part 8: Pulling It All Together

August 23, 2011 by  
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Images and drawings by Lloyd Alter Over the last few weeks I have tried to pull all of the disparate ideas for the bathroom together and come up with a functional and practical set of ideas. Here is a summary of them all, in one bathroom that you can’t have; the components don’t exist. But they could easily. 1) Separate the functions As noted in Part 3, Putting Plumbing Before People , our different bathroom functions require very different design responses, but because of the way the western bathroom evolved, everything ended … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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