The Make it Right foundation releases six new home designs for its Kansas City Manheim Park project

February 3, 2015 by  
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INFOGRAPHIC: Are you prepared to weather a winter storm?

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With climate change causing historic blizzards from New York to  Hawaii , many people might be caught unprepared when the skies explode all over us. This infographic offers some great advice on how to prep for the worst that winter might throw at us, whether it’s insulating our windows with plastic or keeping our pantries well- stocked with food and candles . Read on past the jump for the full-sized image—the tips in here might help you stay cozy and comfortable no matter how fiercely  Mother Nature lashes at your door. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: Are you prepared to weather a winter storm? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: blizzard , blizzard prep , blizzards , graphic , infographic , JK Mechanical , preparedness , preparing for storms , prepping , snow , snowstorm , winter , winter storm , winter storm preparation , winter storm preparedness , winter weather

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This beautiful furniture by Emilie Mazeau-Langlais is actually made from cardboard

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A Beautiful and Mysterious Rose Created by an Earthquake and a Pendulum

January 17, 2013 by  
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When there is an earthquake , we may feel as though the world has been thrown into a state of chaos. Yet even the most violent of shifts in the earth’s crust have a sort of rhythm and order. On February 28, 2001 a magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit near Olympia, Washington. Thirty miles under the surface, the tremors shook the ground for nearly half a minute. It also had a strange and beautiful effect upon a small, sand-tracing pendulum in a shop in Port Townsend. Traced into the sand was an oddly beautiful pattern resembling a rose. Read the rest of A Beautiful and Mysterious Rose Created by an Earthquake and a Pendulum Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art , earthquake , eye , geologist , norman macleod , olympia , pattern , pendulum , port townsend , rose , sand , seismologist , washington

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Fishing Practices to Blame for Destruction of Madacascar’s Grand Toliara Reef

January 17, 2013 by  
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Climate change has led to the deterioration of the world’s coral reefs , but the decline of Madagascar’s Grand Recif of Toliara  was brought about by old-fashioned trampling. An influx of seaside dwellers and fishermen over the past few years has disrupted the coral reef’s fragile ecosystem, uprooting marine plants and destroying organisms. In just forty years, population growth along the shoreline has caused damage that can only be reversed if the locals are willing to change the way they live and fish. Toliara Beach, Madagascar Off the southwest coast of Madagascar, the Grand Recif of Toliara was one of the most important biodiversity systems in the 1970s in the Indian Ocean region. Boasting over 6,000 thriving species, it was one of the most flourishing reefs in the world. Stretching almost twelve miles along the coast, it was first met with decline due to climate change—a one degree rise in temperature and less rainfall disrupted its homeostasis. But the problems were worsened when the area inland started having climate related problems. Widespread deforestation pushed locals out of areas, as well as the soil becoming infertile. Coupled with a dryer climate, the former farmers of the area surrounding the reef fled to the sea, seeking a new place to call home and to make a living. Many transitioned into the fishing industry, using everything from sophisticated commercial systems to hands on mosquito nets and rod fishing. The influx of the fishing industry has quickly damaged the reef. The widespread nets capture sea creatures, disturb grasses and aggravate the ecosystem. Machinery and fishermen’s day to day practices break up the coral, destroying the creatures beneath them. Experts now fear that the reef system is in serious danger, and are looking to the locals to take the matters into their own hands, but changing their methods of fishing in order to preserve their livelihood of the future. Via Phys Org

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