The Walking Dead cast speak out against illegal wildlife trade

September 11, 2016 by  
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Wildlife trafficking is serious business – so serious that the cast of AMC’s hit drama The Walking Dead have taken some time away from fighting zombies to film a new nationwide campaign to raise awareness about the illegal trade. An offshoot of the White House National Strategy to Combat Wildlife Trafficking, the campaign is a collaboration between the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the nonprofit organization WildAid. The series of public service announcements will be broadcast on television and social media channels throughout the month.

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Green Renovation: Leafy Waterfall-like Faade Transforms a Musty Old Building into a Lush Light-Filled Home

September 11, 2016 by  
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Like in many of Hanoi’s older homes, shutters and security bars closed off the original house from natural light and wind, giving rise to dark and moldy conditions. To open the house back up to daylight and ventilation , the architects knocked down walls to create an airy, open-plan layout and replaced clunky structures such as the concrete staircase and old security fences with slimmer alternatives such as a galvanized steel trellis. In addition to serving as a security precaution, the steel trellis was covered with green climbing plants to add fresh air, provide a privacy screen, and create an attractive green waterfall-like facade to be enjoyed by both residents and passersby. Related: Five-Towered Home Topped with Lush Banyan Trees Pops Up in Vietnam To prevent the common Hanoi problem of rising condensation in humid environs, an air ventilation layer was inserted beneath the raised ground floor. Skylights funnel daylight to the space, where light-colored lumpy marble stone then reflected and diffused the light throughout the interior. The addition of a roof garden protects the building from the harsh West sunlight and provides an area to grow vegetables and flowers. Vo Trong Nghia Architects hope that the Green Renovation’s highly visible and energy-conscious design will serve as a model for greening tropical cities. + Vo Trong Nghia Architects Images via Vo Trong Nghia Architects , © Hiroyuki Oki

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