Wild bison return to Canada’s Banff National Park for the first time in 140 years

February 9, 2017 by  
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Wild bison are coming home to Canada’s Banff National Park for the first time in roughly 140 years. Although bison were common sights in the Canadian landscape with a population that numbered in the millions in the early 1800s, these huge and herbivorous mammals nearly disappeared by the end of the 19th century as a result of hunting. Now 16 bison are back at Banff as part of a carefully planned conservation effort to re-establish the species within the area’s ecosystem. With any luck, the herd’s numbers will be growing soon: many of the transferred bisons are pregnant.

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How To Create A Sustainable Shipping Department

July 1, 2016 by  
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Businesses that want to become more sustainable and minimize their ecological footprint are rethinking their shipping and logistics sectors. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans generated about 254 million…

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Join The Live Plastic Free July Challenge

July 1, 2016 by  
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If you’ve been reading Earth911 for very long, you’ll know that we like to focus on how to live plastic free and how it can have a huge impact on our environment – in a positive way. Plastic was designed to last forever – to never break down. In…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Why the shipping container revolution became popular

March 31, 2015 by  
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Cargotecture is one of our favorite topics on Inhabitat and it should be no wonder why—building with shipping containers can be an affordable way to provide high-quality housing. Inside Portable Accommodation , a company that specializes in portable buildings, has also caught on to the booming shipping container revolution in architecture. In celebration of cargotecture, the Gloucestershire company put together an infographic comprising facts about shipping container architecture , great cargotecture examples from around the world, as well as tips from experts on building with shipping containers. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: Why the shipping container revolution became popular Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Cargotecture , infographic , Inside portable accommodation , reader submitted content , shipping container architecture , shipping containers

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France’s oldest tree, alive since Louis IX, hides treehouse chapels within its trunk

March 31, 2015 by  
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Massive Waves Could Shut Down Arctic Shipping Lanes Even as They Open

July 31, 2014 by  
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Global warming has cleared away the ice that plagued potential Arctic shipping routes, opening them up for speedier and more reliable trade. But without ice to act as a breakwater, huge swells are developing, making the shipping lanes dangerous all over again. In addition, the increasingly large waves serve to destroy the remnant ice, and pose a storm surge threat to low-lying coastal communities. Read the rest of Massive Waves Could Shut Down Arctic Shipping Lanes Even as They Open Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: arctic ocean , beaufort sea , Bering Sea , coastal communities , extreme weather , global warming , north sea , rising sea levels , russia , shipping , storm surges , storms , university of washington

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Lucid Design’s Full-Size Bike Fits Into a Tiny Circular Backpack!

July 31, 2014 by  
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Lucid Design just unveiled a full-sized bicycle that fits into a tiny backpack! The lightweight bike can be broken down into 21 parts that fit snugly within a high quality circular bag. The Kit Bike is perfect for those who travel often and want to bring their bike along on planes, trains, and buses. Read the rest of Lucid Design’s Full-Size Bike Fits Into a Tiny Circular Backpack! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: easy assembling bike , eco design , foldable bike , green design , Kit Bike , Lucid Design , sustainable design

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A Serious Water Crisis Could Hit the US by 2030 Because of Dirty Power

July 31, 2014 by  
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In just 16 short years, the United States (and the rest of the world) could be facing serious water shortage if it doesn’t change the way that it generates power. As the population increases, so does water consumption and power usage. Right now, energy production is the biggest water guzzler in the country – slurping 41% of all freshwater. Unless the country moves to less water-hungry power sources like wind and solar by 2030, water needs could grow to the point where there is a huge gap between what is needed and what is available, plunging the US into a water crisis. Read the rest of A Serious Water Crisis Could Hit the US by 2030 Because of Dirty Power Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: dirty power , dirty power water use , nonrenewable energy , power water use , renewable energy , Texas renewable energy , Texas wind energy , US water crisis , US water demand , US water shortage , US water supply , US water supply issues , water crisis , water demand , water shortage , water supply , wind energy

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Shipping Container Apartments Cause a Stir in Brookland, DC

July 25, 2014 by  
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Shipping container homes aren’t exactly unique—they’ve been used as dwellings all over the world for decades—but they’re gaining popularity across the USA and causing quite a stir in this established DC neighborhood. The apartment buildings in this Brookland area are being created with stacked grey and blue shipping containers , which stand out in sharp contrast to the quaint homes all around it. Brookland Equity Group recently received permits to demolish an old house and build four shipping block containers in its place, and some of the neighbors are undoubtedly concerned about how the buildings fit in with the area’s aesthetic. The apartments have yet to be decorated, so perhaps once they’ve been painted and gentrified a bit, there will be less hesitation about welcoming them to the neighborhood. 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: Brookland , Brookland DC , Brookland neighborhood , containers , dc , shipping , shipping container apartments , shipping containers , washington

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Parsons & Charlesworth’ Flat-Pack Lander Table Assembles in a Snap

July 21, 2014 by  
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No wrench, confusing screws, or undecipherable instructions – this Lander side table from design duo Parsons & Charlesworth is as easy to assemble as it is stylish. The clever design offers a new way to look at flat pack furniture – and it cuts emissions thanks to its light shipping footprint. Read the rest of Parsons & Charlesworth’ Flat-Pack Lander Table Assembles in a Snap Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “flat pack” , Decorative Objects , Lander , metal bending , packaging , Parsons & Charlesworth , powder coat , shipping , side table , WantedDesign NYC

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