Raad Studio creates advanced solar funnel to grow plants deep underground

November 2, 2017 by  
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The innovative team behind NYC’s Low Line have designed advanced solar technology that allows plant life to thrive deep underground. Raad Studio’s latest installation Invasive Regeneration uses a high-powered, solar-powered funnel installed at street level to shoot light onto a concrete block underground, allowing vegetation to grow in an otherwise inhospitable environment. The technology behind Invasive Regeneration is an extension of that used to create NYC’s subterranean park , the Lowline. Created by James Ramsey and Dan Barasch, the world’s first underground park implements an innovative daylighting system of fiber optic cables and mirrors to capture and funnel sunlight underground. Related: Brooklyn Hotel by creators of the Lowline boasts winding gardens and tiny hidden spaces According to the team, the solar-powered installation – which is currently on display at the 2017 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism – is inspired by the complex relationship between nature and the manmade environment. Their description of the project reads, “Nature represents both decay and renewal, and the continual struggle to gain mastery over the natural world can be inverted to foster growth and rebirth.” + Raad Studio Images via Raad Studio

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Invasivores Exercise Eradication by Mastication in the Fight Against Exotic Species

July 21, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of Invasivores Exercise Eradication by Mastication in the Fight Against Exotic Species Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: autumn olive , beetle , beetles , blackberries , conservation , eating beetles , eating bugs , eating snails , ecological balance , ecology , eradicate , eradication , eradication by mastication , exotic species , foodie , honeysuckle , invasive , invasive insects , invasive species , invasivore , June beetles , june bugs , kudzu , lyco berry , lycoberries , lycoberry , purslane , snails , Weird Foods

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Could Lasers Be the New Way to Kill Weeds?

May 22, 2012 by  
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When gardening, we’re sure many of you have used herbicides to kill weeds and other invasive plants. However, the thing about herbicides is that in order to kill weeds, they are often very toxic and affect everything from those using them to potentially the groundwater. To prevent any possible environmental damage with herbicides in the future, a team from the Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany have developed a hi-tech alternative:  weed-killing lasers ! Read the rest of Could Lasers Be the New Way to Kill Weeds? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco friendly herbicide , eco friendly laser , herbicide laser , Laser Zentrum Hannover (LZH) , Leibniz University , Leibniz University weed laser , Leibniz University weeds herbicide , weed killing laser

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Red Squirrels in England Could Be Extinct in 20 Years

September 27, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: Peter G Trimming / Creative Commons The red squirrel is common throughout Europe but the prospect for the species—and many other small mammals—in England is not good. Pollution, pesticide use, and habitat loss are driving many of the declines. For the red squirrel, the threat comes from competition with the invasive gray squirrel and a rapidly spreading disease that targets the species. How bad is the problem? A recent survey estimates that the… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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How Do Invasive Species Spread? From Rats, to Carp, to Kudzu…

March 28, 2011 by  
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We talk a lot about invasive species on TreeHugger, following the news on how species get from their native habitat to a new ecosystem and, once there, wreak havoc. Some of the most interesting invasive species are Asian carp, kudzu and even rats since they have the most frighteningly impressive impacts on their new ecosystems

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Invasive Quagga Mussels Could Eat Lake Michigan Ecosystem to Point of Collapse

September 7, 2010 by  
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photo: Wikipedia Forget about the potential damage by invasive Asian carp, another invasive species, the quagga mussel is likely to destroy the Lake Michigan ecosystem long before the bottom-feeding fish do. That’s the word of Michigan Tech biologist W. Charles Kerfoot , who says the proliferating mussels are eating up so much phytoplankton that, through an interesting chain of events,

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Eating Lionfish May Be the Only Way to Stop their Caribbean Invasion

April 20, 2010 by  
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Image credit: tibchris /Flickr Coral reefs in the Caribbean and Bahamas are already struggling to cope with nitrate pollution, sediment deposits, coral bleaching , ocean acidification , and overfishing.

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Octopus Steals Diver’s Camera, Shoots Home Movie With It (Video)

April 20, 2010 by  
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Photo: Screen grab from the video. “cheeky octopus” It’s not every day that an octopus steals your camera while it is recording. This happened to a diver named Victor Huang in Wahine Memorial, Wellington, off the coast of New Zealand

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