A Prettier Power Pylon: British Competition Short List Unveiled (Survey)

September 14, 2011 by  
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Plexus Images credit Pylon Design Competition There are 88,000 power pylons in the UK, and the design of them has barely changed in 90 years. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Department of Energy and Climate Change have been holding a competition for architects, engineers and students ” to rethink one of the most crucial but controversial features of modern Britain: the electricity pylon.”- Something we might want to consider on this side of the ocean; a smart grid deserves smart towers. The short list of six was announced this morning; vote for your favourite! 1. PLEXUS by

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Why Planting Trees on Farms Saves Lives

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We already know that the world’s farms have more tree cover than believed , but a little more couldn’t hurt. The fact is that incorporating trees and perennial crops into food growing can be crucial way to fight drought and improve soil stability . Permaculture Magazine has a great article on the … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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New York Fashion Week: Aveda’s Greener Backstage at Christian Siriano, Band of Outsiders (Photos)

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Aveda’s green backstage at Band of Outsiders. Photo: Emma Grady TreeHugger is on the scene at New York Fashion Week , we’ve seen Edun , Samantha Pleet ,

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Bagbike Has Clever Carrier For Urban Cycling

September 17, 2010 by  
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Designboom has been spoonfeeding out the short list in the Seoul Cycle Design Competition 2010 over the last few weeks. Some have been idiosyncratic and odd, but others, like this Bagbike from Francois Bernard, Sonja Breuninger and Marion Pinaffo makes a lot of sense…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Week in Animal Photos: Warrior Worms, Asian Unicorns, and More (Slideshow)

September 17, 2010 by  
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Photo via Philadelphia Zoo Take a trip through the week’s biggest animal news stories — from warrior worms to the birth of a rare baby aye-aye and the sad news on a incredibly rare Asian unicorn. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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DIY Greywater Recycling in Los Angeles

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Image credit: Greywater Corps We have seen great examples of safe, legal greywater systems , and we’ve also seen the more covert greywater guerrilla approach . Now a Los Angeles company is planning on taking greywater recycling firmly into the mainstream, and they want to teach you how to do it too. …

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Cool High-Rise Bat Habitat Draws Nature’s Pest-Fighters to New York Sculpture Park (Video)

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The Bat Tower under construction in Griffis Sculpture Park. Photo via GOOD

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The Week in Pictures: Thick Layer Of Oil Found on Gulf of Mexico Seafloor, New York Green Fashion Week, and More (Slideshow)

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More bad news has surfaced about the BP oil spill: the Mississippi River has been clogged with thousands of dead fish in it’s wake and researchers have discovered that a lot of the oil that some thought had evaporated has actually just settled on the Gulf of Mexico seafloor.

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