Australia’s Proposal to Strip Rainforest of Heritage Status is Rejected by the UN

June 25, 2014 by  
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Environmentalists everywhere (not to mention the planet itself) must be giving a huge sigh of relief today, because the UN has rejected a bid by Australia to revoke the heritage status of Tasmania’s rainforest. Australia wants to start logging in one of the last temperate rain forests on the planet, known as the Tasmanian Wilderness, which was added to the World Heritage List over 30 years ago. But the UN, after hearing arguments from both sides, unanimously decided to protect the fragile ecosystem. Read the rest of Australia’s Proposal to Strip Rainforest of Heritage Status is Rejected by the UN Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Australian Heritage Site , Australian Rainforest , Australian Wilderness , Heritage Protected Site , Protecting Tasmanian Heritage Site , Protecting Tasmanian Wilderness , tasmania , Tasmania Heritage Protected Site , Tasmanian rainforest , Tasmanian Wilderness , UN Heritage Site , UN Protects Australian Rainforest , UN protects rainforest , UN protects Tasmanian Rainforest , UN Rainforest

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Cubo’s Sloping Sculptural Wooden Houses Reflect Danish Port’s History

February 19, 2014 by  
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Danielle Trofe’s Brilliant Mush-Lume Lamp is Grown From Fungi!

February 18, 2014 by  
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We’ve featured Danielle Trofe ‘s amazing energy-generating hourglass lamps in the past, and the designer just unveiled a new table lamp called Mush-Lume that is grown instead of being manufactured! The lamp shade is created using Ecovative ’s patented growing process, which combines agricultural byproducts (like seed husks and corn stalks) with mushroom mycelium to grow a 100% organic, sustainable and biodegradable mushroom material. The lamp’s base is made from FSC-certified wood and hand-cast concrete. The lamp is set to launch on February 24th on Kickstarter , so stay tuned for your chance to support this project! + Danielle Trofe 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! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ‘shrooms , biodegradable materials , danielle trofe , ecovative , green design , green furnishings , green interiors , green lighting , green materials , Mush-Lume , Mushroom Lamp , mushroom material , mushrooms , sustainable design , sustainable furnishings        

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Wooden Heritage Trees Are Intricate Christmas Tree Alternatives

December 18, 2012 by  
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Still debating if you’ll be getting a real Christmas tree or an artificial one? Go the green route with a modern, sustainable and a timeless piece of art with the new Heritage Tree . Intricate in its design, Heritage Trees come in four styles: 45cm and 124cm tabletop trees, 7ft corner tree and a full 7ft Heritage Trees—the larger of which allow one to fully appreciate the detail of the woodwork. You can even customize your Heritage Tree with decorating it with a varnish, paint, wallpaper and natural oils to scent the wood. Each tree has nine separate layers for easy storage. You can manually slide them in place on top of each other to give the trunk a 3D look which also maximizes the use of the wood for design, function and convenience. The Heritage Tree combines tradition with sustainability and design to make this the next family heirloom. Heritage Trees start at AU $70. + Heritage Tree 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! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: christmas tree alternatives , corner trees , Heritage Trees , tabletop trees , wooden Christmas trees

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Rare Plants, Heritage Trees Growing Anew in Armenia

October 19, 2011 by  
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Nursery manager Samvel Ghandilyan with rare elderberry tigrani plants being propagated in Armenia’s Karin village. Photo: Armenia Tree Project . For almost two decades, the Armenia Tree Project has been helping people pull themselves out of poverty while greening the heavily deforested Caucasus country. Now, it is also working to rejuvenate populations of rare and endangered tree species, including heritage

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FARM designs Indian Heritage Center to display Indian heritage in Singapore

August 22, 2011 by  
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Ruchika Pahwa: Indian Heritage Center Designed by FARM and Point Architects There are a variety of ways to appreciate a country’s precious heritage in front of the world. FARM, the Singapore-based design practice, has chosen to collaborate with Point Architects to come up with a unique center that showcases and provides significant glimpses of the world-famous Indian heritage. They have proposed to create the ‘Indian Heritage Center’ that would be located within a small place, which is the India historical district in Singapore. It has been planned to make this project a unique heritage structure that also gives a wonderful example of excellent architectural skills. Picture Gallery Indian Heritage Centre Indian Heritage Centre by FARM The Indian Heritage Center is conceptualized to offer a state-of-the-art amalgamation that reflects India’s variety in cultures, religions and natural features, as well as its dynamic and energetic citizens. This place provides a marvelous display of the country’s food, sounds and colors. It is not just a decent-looking structure, but it is something that passes on the Indian aroma to the residents and visitors in Singapore. It is a mix of the sober exterior appearance and the brightening internal experience it offers! A diverse range of materials, which are of national relevance, have been used to clad the building’s layers. These building layers are irregularly stacked to form a shifting profile that keeps getting widened with each successive layer added to it. The structural profile of the Indian Heritage Center gradually keeps extending over the street, while its culminating points are covered by the lush green vegetation. FARM has designed effective floor plans and facility provisions within the structure. Each section of the building is designed in a way to make the visitor movement smoother. When visitors enter any lobby, there is a provision of escalators that take them to galleries at the highest level. Escalators also make it easy to scroll through the vegetation or circulate downward through exhibition facilities. The vegetation garden at the top of the structure, which is a symbol of the eco-friendly approach to add a green hue to the building, can even be seen from the distant points of urban context around the building. Thus, the elevated garden not only has a good visual presence to appeal people within the district, but also provides a scenic view of the area if somebody stands and take a glance from the middle of it. So, this exclusive design by FARM and Point Architects is not only a great gift for the visitors who appreciate art, culture and beauty of a place, but is also an appreciative effort to bring out the best of Indian heritage. Via: Designboom

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Steve Mouzon on Learning from Old Buildings

November 16, 2009 by  
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When you show up at GreenBuild you are overwhelmed by the new, the high-tech, the inevitable “LEEDING the way” slogans, and you see and hear very little about the old and the existing; it isn’t shiny. There are a few voices out there in the wilderness that have something to say about old buildings, ignored in this milieu like Richard Moe was last year.

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Is The H1N1 Flu Vaccine Going To Give Me Gulf War Syndrome?

November 16, 2009 by  
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No, this isn’t another article about mercury in vaccines, it is also not about vaccines causing autism, nor is it about vaccines not being vegan . This article is about an entirely different argument against vaccines that has surfaced in the international media and on conspiracy theory websites (which I won’t legitimize by providing a link, but Google will help you find them if you are curious). …

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Owens Corning Works to Keep Roof Shingles Out of Landfills

November 3, 2009 by  
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The company’s Preferred Roofing Contractors who pledge to recycle their shingle tear-offs will be able to take them to drop-off recycling and processing centers provided by Heritage Environmental Services.

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