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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Solar-Powered LED Lights in the Hudson River "Reflect" the Unseen Stars Above NYC

August 27, 2011 by  
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Images Courtesy of Sparkplug PR In much of the United States, light pollution in cities and even the suburbs is so bad that “dark sky tourism” is a rising trend, as Americans seek out the stars their ancestors took for granted. Next month, New Yorkers will get an unusual view of the night sky, without a visit to a dark sky p… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Have You Ever Had a Broken Heart? The Museum of Broken Relationships Needs Your Donations

August 12, 2011 by  
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Photo: new.brokenships : Divorce Day Mad Dwarf, 20 years,Ljubljana, Slovenia “Oh, it’s cryin’ time again , you’re gonna leave me…” Think of the song that makes you remember the one that got away. Then think of a whole museum of objects signifying all of the ones that got away. It’s sad. Have you ever had a broken heart? The Museum of Broken Relationships is about to open in London. They want your donations. Be part of a global emotional … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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With Seven Days of Events, Paris Takes the Lead in Going Green

April 11, 2011 by  
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The “Ville Fertile” exhibit, at the Cite de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine , at Trocadero, in Paris. Photo: Alex Davies On Friday, France wrapped up its Week of Sustainable Development – seven days of exhibits, workshops, lectures and tours designed to educate the public about the myriad ways the country is going green

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Tree Loving Photo Exhbition at Getty Centre, Los Angeles

March 7, 2011 by  
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Photo: Getty Centre William Henry Fox Talbot 1843 If you are in the Los Angeles, California area, run, don’t walk to this tree hugging exhibition of 40 photos of trees in all their glory. Called In Focus: The Tree at the Getty Centre , the show poetically surveys artists’ responses to this primeval subject with shots ranging from the 1800’s (above) to the very current (see after the fold). …

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Giant Pink Snails Invading Miami Beach Vandalized

December 28, 2010 by  
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Parade of pink plastic snails on Miami Beach offer recycling message. Photo by Phillip Pessar via Flickr Dozens of giant pink snails have overtaken Miami Beach this December as an environmental message about recycling by the REgeneration Art Project that’s gone bad.

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More Brits Die from Cold Than Siberians – Utilities and Government to Blame?

December 28, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Liz (perspicatious.org) , used under Creative Commons license. The British government has already faced court action over fuel poverty and the number of poor and elderly dying for lack of warm home

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Parisian Graffiti Artist Wins TED Prize for Photo’s

October 27, 2010 by  
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Photo: tedprize : Phenom Penh Does a graffiti artist lose his edge if he wins a big prize ($100,000) and portrays social issues? If you are JR, the winner of the TED Prize then you’ve still got your street cred.

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Amazon Rainforest Teeming With Undiscovered Life

October 26, 2010 by  
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Photo: WWF The Amazon rainforest , one of the largest and most diverse ecosystem on the planet, has been a virtual treasure-trove for ambitious biologists aiming to uncover new species . In the last ten years alone, scientists have identified 1,200 remarkable organisms which were previously unknown — at the rate of three new discoveries being made every day

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How Chinese Stink Bugs Helped Inspire One Man To Save 35% On His Home Heating Bill

October 26, 2010 by  
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Chinese stink bugs sucking juices from a large Hubbard squash.

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