America’s oldest gun manufacturer files for bankruptcy

March 26, 2018 by  
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Fresh on the heels of the country-wide protests for gun control reform, Remington has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The timing seems like a perfect reaction to the recent backlash for the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School, but the cause is more likely Donald Trump. While Remington has struggled with a negative public image after a shooter used a Remington rifle to kill 26 people at Sandy Hook, gun sales always take a dive when a Republican president is in office. Remington has struggled with a drop in sales for years, particularly after the Sandy Hook massacre. But gun manufacturers are having a hard time convincing people that the government is coming for their guns when there’s Republican leader in the Oval Office. As such, gun sales are down. Related: Could Changes in School Design Prevent Future Attacks? Remington probably isn’t going anywhere, despite the bankruptcy filing. Colt declared bankruptcy in 2016 and they are still around manufacturing weapons. Remington’s bankruptcy will likely help them with the lawsuit that Sandy Hook victims filed against the company – and they plan to continue to keep making guns as the company reorganizes. Via Fast Company and GQ Images via Flickr and Deposit Photos

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This hexagonal indoor farm grows more food in less space with 90% less water

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Hexagro ‘s Living Farming Tree is a groundbreaking indoor garden that uses technology to grow food faster using less space. The innovative design combines aeroponics with efficient grow lights, full automation, and a modular tiered structure to optimize space, crop yield, and water use – allowing anyone to grow crops in practically any room. Hexagro aims to bring nature indoors and nurture the urban farming movement. This goal led them to create Living Farming Tree, an automated vertical growing system controllable with an app. As seen in the video above, poles and hexagonal connectors pop together to create the tree, providing a structure to support small growing modules. The system, which can be customized and scaled up with more modules, is built entirely with recyclable materials . Related: Build your own indoor garden with modular LEGO-like blocks Living Farming Tree uses aeroponics , a process that enables urban growers to cultivate produce sans soil or pesticides and with around 90 to 98 percent less water. The plants flourish in an inert substrate with roots hanging underneath; well-aerated, their roots absorb nutrients via a nutrient mist and oxygen, causing the plants to grow faster and taste better. According to Hexagro, this system—which boasts low energy consumption—allows for a 150 percent increase in the plants’ nutritional value as well. The tree also lets you sit back and relax, for the most part: LED lights, sensors, and a proprietary monitoring computer keep your maintenance time to a minimum. Leafy greens, sprouts, herbs, air-filtering plants, or small fruits like strawberries will be available for budding urban farmers, and Hexagro hopes to offer spices, edible and non-edible flowers, and even vegetables like eggplants or tomatoes in the future. Sold yet? Their website does not yet say how much the Living Farming Tree will cost, but Hexagro’s first international crowdfunding campaign is in the works, and you can let the sales team know you’re interested via this Google Documents form . In the words of CEO Felipe Hernandez, “With your help, [Hexagro] will transform your house into an indoor farm . Anybody, anywhere, can access healthy food .” + Hexagro Urban Farming Images courtesy of Hexagro Urban Farming

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This is how high NYC’s sea levels will rise if we don’t take climate action

March 26, 2018 by  
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Rising sea levels , precipitated by climate change , threaten to overwhelm the world’s cities if we do nothing — that’s the message Studio Roosegaarde vividly brought last week to the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York City . The studio’s light display, Waterlicht New York, showed the height of water levels during 2012’s Hurricane Sandy . Waterlicht, or water light, creates a virtual flood with technology, including  LED lighting , lenses, and software. First installed in the Netherlands in 2015 , Waterlicht has visually demonstrated water levels stemming from climate change around the world. Studio Roosegaarde brought what they call the dream landscape to New York City for World Water Day . Related: Daan Roosegaarde reveals vision for air-purifying Smog Free Drones Waterlicht lit up the North Lawn at UN Headquarters, employing artwork to underscore the idea that climate change could dramatically alter our cities as water levels increase. Studio Roosegaarde quoted Dutch Special Envoy for International Water Affairs Henk Ovink as saying, “The Sandys and Harveys of this world will not stop. On the contrary, they are the new normal, becoming more extreme year by year.” The National Hurricane Center listed Sandy and Harvey among the costliest United States tropical cylones ever ; Harvey is the second costliest storm on record for all US hurricanes with around $125 billion in damage. Sandy clocks in at fourth place with $65 billion in damage. Around 72 people died in the United States because of Hurricane Sandy; Harvey’s death toll was over 80 people . Waterlicht wasn’t meant to be just a warning, but to spark inspiration. Studio Roosegaarde founder and designer Daan Roosegaarde offered possibilities for how humanity might harness water in the studio’s press release: “Can we build floating cities ; how much power can we generate from the movement of water? Experience the vulnerability and the power of living with water.” + Studio Roosegaarde + Studio Roosegaarde Waterlicht Images courtesy of Studio Roosegaarde

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Government Buckshot: "Technique Allows Us To Achieve Our Caribou Objectives"

May 21, 2010 by  
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“Let’s try the 12 Gauge with Remington 00 Buckshot” Image credit: The Box O Truth Alaskan Fish & Game Rambos plan to helicopter hunt wolves on a 1,571-square-mile Aleutian island because a pack of 30 are eating caribou faster than the caribou can reproduce.

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Hi, My Name’s Moby, and I’m a Vegan (Exclusive Video)

May 21, 2010 by  
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Kevin Costner Might Have the Answer to the Oil Spill, Robert Redford Speaks Out, and More

May 21, 2010 by  
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Photo via Screenrant If you’ve been wondering what Kevin Costner’s been up to since his Waterworld and Field of Dreams days, you’re about to find out: The actor has been working on a “high-speed centrifuge” device, called Ocean Therapy, that’s designed to separate oil and water on a massive scale…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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