INFOGRAPHIC: Spruce up your home with these upcycled DIY urban gardening ideas

December 4, 2014 by  
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If you live in a tiny apartment where owning even a few potted plants make your place feel cluttered, you’ll love these DIY plant organizers that let you save green while growing green. Purely Shutters created the handy DIY Urban Gardening infographic to show off a few ways you can upcycle old objects into space-saving organizers for your plants. From repurposed window shutters to repainted birdcages, these easy and eye-catching solutions can make indoor gardening work in any home. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: Spruce up your home with these upcycled DIY urban gardening ideas Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: DIY , Gardening , infographic , Purely Shutters , reader submitted content , recycled , upcycled , upcycled materials , urban gardening

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Keeping Austin weird: 100 brains go missing from the University of Texas

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In what sounds like a plot to a shlocky horror film, 100 brains have gone missing from the University of Texas at Austin . The brains, one of which belong to clock tower sniper Charles Whitman, make up approximately half of the university’s formaldehyde-preserved collection. Read the rest of Keeping Austin weird: 100 brains go missing from the University of Texas Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 100 brains , austin university , bizarre news , brains go missing , brains in a jar , charles whitman , science , texas , texas brains , University of Texas at Austin , weird news

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Timber kindergarten sports a zigzag roofline to mirror the Swedish dune landscape

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New report shows how the U.S. can drastically reduce carbon emissions by 2050 – if it wants to!

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The Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) just released a preliminary, technical report that shows how the United States can cut its greenhouse gas emissions to 80 percent of 1990 levels by 2050 – provided the political will is there. Such a drastic cut is necessary in order to achieve the internationally agreed target of no more than a 2°C (3.6°F) increase on global mean surface temperature compared to pre-industrial levels. The report also uses very conservative measurements to conclude that it would only take around one percent of GDP per annum to achieve this outcome. Read the rest of New report shows how the U.S. can drastically reduce carbon emissions by 2050 – if it wants to! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2°C , carbon emissions , Climate Change , Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project , emissions reductions targets , global warming , greenhouse gas emissions , infrastructure , renewable energy , report , rising temperatures , US , usa

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