No Crash Zone is a brilliant pixelated “renovation” of a window to help protect urban birds

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Did you know that the leading cause of bird mortality in urban areas is collision with glass ? No Crash Zone is a temporary “renovation” of a window in the Carson, Pirie, Scott Building in Chicago to make visible the logics of bird-strike prevention. Bringing visual interference patterns into glass without undermining Modernism’s dream of transparency, the design considers the subjectivity of non-human species, while still enhancing the human desire to view from inside out. + Ants of the Prairie The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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Mark Ruffalo says Jerry Brown is America’s most “drill-friendly” governor

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Actor and eco-champion Mark Ruffalo has been busy organizing people in the entertainment industry  to pressure California Governor Jerry Brown – the so-called “most drill-friendly governor” in the country – to get tough on environmental issues in the state. Ruffalo recently founded Hollywood United for a Healthy California , a campaign lead by the entertainment industry to fight oil and gas exploration in the state, in solidarity with the Guardian’s #KeepItInTheGround campaign. As the movement gains support, the actor is focusing his attention on Los Angeles, which he says is ‘the biggest urban oil field in the world.’ Read the rest of Mark Ruffalo says Jerry Brown is America’s most “drill-friendly” governor

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Help pioneer the bicycle of the future by kickstarting Bamboo Bicycle Club’s exhibit at Design Museum London

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Bamboo Bicycle Club wants your help to radically improve custom bicycle design with the power of 3D printing . Bamboo Bicycle Club has teamed up with other creatives to form the Autumn Yard Design Collective , a group that hopes to host a free and live event for the assembly of a bamboo bicycle with the help of 3D printing at Design Museum London’s Cycle Revolution exhibition from April 8 to April 10. “We look forward to a future where good design embraces a harmony of new technologies, sustainable materials and traditional techniques,” said Steph Chadwick of Studio Bark. “We feel the best way to communicate this message to the designers of tomorrow, is through a far-reaching venue like the Design Museum, working in collaboration with key educational partners.” Head over to the Kickstarter to help make this future-thinking workshop a reality. + Future Bike: Live Challenge The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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Artist sells surreal DIY kits of anatomical balloon dogs and rubber duckies

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Why a Canadian prime minister is visiting the White House for the first time in 20 years

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A Canadian head of state has not been invited to the White House in 20 years , but President Barack Obama is breaking the trend. This week, he will welcome newly-elected prime minister Justin Trudeau to Washington, D.C. to address a common goal: combating climate change . Read the rest of Why a Canadian prime minister is visiting the White House for the first time in 20 years

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