How Is China’s Recycling Ban Affecting U.S. Cities?

February 6, 2018 by  
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Despite the perception among some that relations between the United … The post How Is China’s Recycling Ban Affecting U.S. Cities? appeared first on Earth911.com.

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‘Limits’ coffee table plays with distortion and spatial limits

April 7, 2016 by  
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Geometric shapes come together to form a smooth design that plays with space and function. Called Limits, the idea is “a compact table that pushes our perception of physical and philosophical boundaries,” states Singaporean designer, Kimberly Koh. Created entirely from wooden flat triangles, the joints have been smoothed over, giving the illusion of weightlessness and a sleek composition. Tapered joints and contrasting wood tones maintain the contrast between the various triangular planes, which therefore appear independent from one another. The absence of any vertical edges distorts the sense of perspective, thus distorting the ‘spatial limits’ of the table. The projecting, cantilevered design establishes a sense of imbalance, which suggests that the center of gravity will shift when items are placed on top of it. The middle compartment is removable, creating a more flexible design for users, who can mold the table to suit their creative and practical needs. + Florence Institute 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!

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Cars Distort Our Reality, Even When We Aren’t Driving

September 8, 2011 by  
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From carlessness as second-class citizenship to the way that roads and buildings shape our perception of the space we live in , cars are far more than just a mode of transport. They have become a primary influence on both our physical environment and our state of mind. Clifford Dean Shultz over at the Post Carbon Institute has a beautifully written, poetic and in many ways terrifying account of just how much … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Bogota’s Amazing Bikeways! (Video)

August 12, 2011 by  
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A Model for the World This video by our friends at Streetfilms is not only great because it shows us a powerful example of bike infrastructure improving a city, but also because it shows how you can change the perception of riding a bike among citizens by treating bikes as an equally important way to get around and building safe lanes in both poor and rich neighborhoods. “When we build very high quality bicycle infrastructure, besides protecting cyclists, it shows that a citizen on a $30 bicycle is equally as important … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Hong Kong Green Jail Ignites Firestorm

November 17, 2010 by  
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Hong Kong’s first jail designed to meet green building standards has ignited a firestorm over the perception that the government is putting the needs of prisoners over impoverished citizens.

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The True Size and Importance of Africa (Map)

October 13, 2010 by  
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Image: Kai Krause , Public Domain/CC Don’t Overlook Africa! Because of the way flat maps distort the size of countries (the closer they are to the poles, the more distorted they are), most people don’t really know just how big the African continent is. This leads many people – and the smart and powerful aren’t immune to this – to underestimate Africa’s importance. The map above shows just how wrong our perception can be (unless we’ve already seen a map like this before)

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Overconsumption in Rich Nations Leading Humanity From a Living Planet to a Dead One

October 13, 2010 by  
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Not Another Nature Film from WWF on Vimeo .

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Notes from the Stunning Final Climate Leaders Meeting

October 6, 2010 by  
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The Climate Leaders’ annual conference previously scheduled for this week ended up being the final meeting. I attended the event and left with a few observations, including the perception that the EPA now has a very different approach to how it wants to work with businesses.

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Infographic: "How Cars are Killing Us Around the World"

March 12, 2010 by  
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Image: Infrastructurist Risk assessment is hard. We humans are hard-wired with many cognitive biases that can often distort our perception of reality and make us fear the wrong things. For example, on average, people will be more afraid of something with which they are unfamiliar compared to something that they see every day

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Just How Entertaining Can Climate Change Really Be?

February 5, 2010 by  
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All images by author: KT Tunstall, Robyn HItchock, Graham Coxon + Kathryn Williams performing at SHIFT Festival If anyone needs a right good laugh it’s surely those ever so glum and deadly serious environmentalists. One of the many problems with the perception of climate change and sustainability is that people still think it’s utterly depressing, self sacrificing and worthy – how dull! Last week at the Southbank Centre in London the

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