10 Rainforest Creatures That Defy Imagination

August 24, 2011 by  
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Ecorazzi has a post on 10 rainforest critters that do indeed take the cake for odd, beautiful, and downright amazing — from pink dolphins to the Satanic Leaf Tailed Gecko (wow, what a name) to the cutest little puffball of a bat you’ll ever see. Check out the list and the great photos that go along with it. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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In Tokyo, Parking Cars Makes More Money Than Parking People

August 24, 2011 by  
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Images credit Van Der Architects Land assembly is tough in Tokyo; families often have owned little tiny plots for generations. These become their main source of income and they rarely sell them, to develop them, they often build really silly and inefficient sliver buildings with minuscule footprints. This one, by Martin Van Der Linden of Van Der Architects, has a floor area of 74.4 square meters, or 800 square feet. What is also fascinating, and depressing, is that it makes more economic sense to build a parking tower than an… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Rented & Used Textbooks Cheaper Than Digital Nearly Every Time

August 24, 2011 by  
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Photo by wohnai via Flickr CC In the debate on which is better, printed or digital, for textbooks, a new survey could have students reaching for those 30-pound tomes. Campusbooks.com compared prices for 1,000 textbooks across 12 textbook rental companies, 35 used book retailers, and 7 digital textbook creators. The result is that 92% of the time, renting or buying used is cheaper than digital. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Photographers Dedicate Their Lives to Documenting Earth’s Changing Crust (Slideshow)

August 24, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: Steve and Donna O’Meara /National Geographic Image Collection The Earth may be humanity’s only permanent home in the universe but, at times, the quiet blue marble feels frighteningly unsettled. Volcanoes and earthquakes show that the planet is, indeed, always changing both because of human activity but also in spite of it. Donna and Stephen James O’Meara have dedicated their lives to studying and photographing these incredible forces. One of the… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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