INFOGRAPHIC: The countries with the most threatened mammals in the world

April 10, 2015 by  
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Many of the world’s most magnificent animals are disappearing at an alarming rate – in some countries more than others. This new infographic reveals which countries have the most threatened animals based on data from The World Bank . Having this information empowers us to put pressure on those countries whose animal protections are falling short. Check out the detailed maps after the jump to find out more. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: The countries with the most threatened mammals in the world Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal conservation , animal conservation infographic , animal infographic , animal protection , countries with endangered animals , countries with most threatened animals , countries with threatened animals , endangered animals , infographic , reader submission , The Eco Experts , threatened animals

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Ohio’s 100-Acre Classroom teaches farming skills to middle-school students

April 10, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. Imagine a school environment in which subjects like chemistry, biology, math, and home ec are learned outside in the fresh air. Sound too good to be true? Well, the Hershey Montessori Farm School  in Geauga County offers exactly that. Every day, 50 middle school students , some of whom come from as far as Australia for this type of education, attend school on this farm , which consists of close to 100 acres of wooded land. There, the students work with both their hands and their heads, learning where their food comes from and how to cultivate it from seed to harvest. They grow vegetables such as tomatoes, beans, leeks, broccoli, and a variety of greens , and also learn how to tend chickens, goats, horses, and other animals. Students also take turns doing chores and preparing meals. Rather than relegating young people to a scant few classrooms, the entire farm is a learning environment where they can get hands-on experience and exercise. + Hershey Montessori Farm School 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: 100-acre farm school , agriculture , farm education , farm school , farming , food farm , food security , hands-on education , Hershey Montessori Farm School , Montessori , Montessori farm school , Montessori School , Ohio farm school , organic agriculture , organic farm , organic farming , sustainable farming

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Marmol Radziner transform old waterhouses into a sustainable community center

April 10, 2015 by  
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INFOGRAPHIC: Make Fresh Food Last Longer

December 8, 2014 by  
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Wasted food is more than just wasted money. Every time you toss uneaten produce in the compost, it causes unnecessary environmental damage and wastes water. So how do you make your food last longer? This new infographic by NeoMam Studios for Pounds to Pocket has all the details on preserving , storing and prolonging the life of all of your fresh food, saving you money and the planet. Check out the full infographic after the break! Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: Make Fresh Food Last Longer Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: food waste , fresh food waste , infographic , Inhabitat Infographic , make cheese last longer , make eggs last longer , make vegetables last longer , making fruit last longer , preserving cheese , preserving eggs , preserving fresh food , preserving fruit , preserving produce , preserving vegetables , Produce , produce waste

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Win A Kinkajou Glass Bottle Cutter to make your own crafty holiday gifts!

December 8, 2014 by  
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Have you ever seen some of the beautiful recycled glass bottle designs we’ve featured on Inhabitat.com and wondered if you might be able to make your own? Now you too can make stunning and chic upcycled glass vases , drinking glasses , lamps , hydroponic planters , and candle holders with the Kinkajou Glass Bottle Cutter . If you’d like to give one a spin, you’re in luck – we’re giving away a complete Kinkajou kit worth $100 . It comes with a Kinkajou Bottle Cutter , a bottle finishing kit, and everything you need to turn a bottle into a beautiful Firefly pendant light . All you have to do to enter is: 1. Sign up for the Inhabitat newsletter (because we’ll be announcing the winner there) 2. Leave a comment below telling us what you would make with a Kinkajou Bottle Cutter (extra points for creativity and inspiration). 3. We’ll select one lucky entrant to win. Our contest deadline is Sunday, December 14th at 11:59PM EST, so submit your response today! Read the rest of Win A Kinkajou Glass Bottle Cutter to make your own crafty holiday gifts! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: beer bottle cutter , bottle cutter contest , bottlecutting.com , eco-friendly holiday gifts , glass bottle cutter , how to cut glass , How to cut glass bottles , how to upcycle a bottle , kinkajou , Kinkajou Bottle Cutter , kinkajou contest , recycled bottle glasses , recycled gifts , recycled wine and beer bottles , soda bottle cutter , upcycled bottles , win a kinkajou bottle cutter , wine bottle cutter , wine bottle glasses

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Infographic: The True Cost of that $14 Shirt

July 20, 2013 by  
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There are hidden costs to buying cheap clothing. And if there’s one meager silver lining to the horrific Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh earlier this year, it’s that consumers around the world are beginning to understand that fast fashion is often born from unsafe work conditions. A 2011 report by  O’Rourke Group Partners  found that labor costs just 12 cents for a typical shirt that retails for $14. Visit Ecouterre to view a new infographic that shows a complete breakdown of how much a $14 shirt really costs. READ MORE >   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: $14 t-shirt , cheap clothes , eco-fashion , ecouterre , fast fashion , Rana Plaza , shirt , t-shirt , unfair labor , unsafe work conditions        

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Children and Teens Exhibit Signs of Technology Addiction

July 20, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock “Addiction” is a word that’s casually thrown around to describe the increasing attachment to digital technology among children, but new research shows that it may actually be a very apt describer. The majority of teens and younger children spend as much as 75 percent of their waking lives staring into some sort of screen, and they exhibit symptoms of withdrawal and depression when deprived of their gadgets. Head over to Inhabitots to learn why technology addiction is real, and how it may be affecting your kids. READ MORE >   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: addicted to computers , Children , digital technology , Inhabitots , parenting , Screen addiction , technology addiction        

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6 Hot Ways to Stay Cool Today

July 20, 2013 by  
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Temperatures are soaring across the northeastern US at present , with several areas experiencing their longest heatwaves in over a decade . If you’re looking to keep cool through this sweltering summer, but you don’t want to blast your air conditioning 24/7, check out our six tips to beat the heat today. From mastering the art of popsicle-making to testing out your swimming skills, there are plenty of ways to stay cool and healthy. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , air conditioning , east coast heat , heatwave , high temperatures , picnics , popsicle making , stay cool , staying cool , swimming        

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Infographic: How Congestion Pricing Works

July 3, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock Congestion charging is one of the most effective tools that local governments have to discourage people from driving their cars in cities during peak hours, helping to reduce air pollution and congestion while raising revenues for cities — but it’s also one of the most controversial. Cities from London to Stockholm and Singapore have implemented congestion pricing schemes, but do they really work? This new infographic produced by Liam Fisher takes a close look at several congestion pricing case studies and the positive and negative impacts they have produced. View the complete infographic after the jump! 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! Read the rest of Infographic: How Congestion Pricing Works Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: automotive , cars , congestion charging , Congestion pricing , green transportation , infographic , Liam Fisher , London , Milan , Singapore , Stockholm , traffic        

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Pedro Reyes Creates an Orchestra of Mechanical Instruments from Upcycled Mexican Weapons

July 3, 2013 by  
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