American Steel Studios Assembles a Living Wall to Green Up Industrial West Oakland Area

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West Oakland is a sprawling industrial area that’s probably better known as the birth place of so much of the pyrotechnic art seen at Burning Man. However, amidst the smell of burning butane and steel girders at American Steel Studios , a green space designer named Nick Gardner is working to plant a vertical garden across part of a wall at the six-acre factory. The project will not only feature 2,000 square foot patch of succulents, but also a rainwater fed irrigation system, as well as array of solar panels to make the entire system sustainable. Read the rest of American Steel Studios Assembles a Living Wall to Green Up Industrial West Oakland Area Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: american steel studios , California , City of Oakland’s Rain Barrel Program , Gardening , green materials , green technology , Groundation Foundation , Indra Designs , Karen Cusolito , Nick Gardner , rain catchment , Recycled Materials , Solar Power , Urban design , vertical garden , West Oakland , Wholly H2O        

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Scientists Discover a 400 Mile Canyon Below Greenland Ice Sheet

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Most of Greenland is covered in a thick sheet of ice , but scientists have just discovered another vast canyon beneath the 460 mile glacier. Headed by Jonathan Bamber at the University of Bristol , the study concludes that a canyon twice the length of the Grand Canyon lurks beneath a whopping two miles of ice. Scientists think that the canyon was carved by an ancient river system, a new discovery that has intrigued research teams to further investigate what lies below major continental ice sheets . Read the rest of Scientists Discover a 400 Mile Canyon Below Greenland Ice Sheet Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: arctic ocean , Climate Change , eco design , environmental destruction , global warming , green design , Greenland canyon , greenland ice sheet , ICeBridge program , Jonathan Bamber , Petermann Fjord , rising sea levels , sustainable design , university of bristol        

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