Cambodian floating toilets filter human waste naturally via wetland plants

January 23, 2015 by  
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The floating village of Prek Toal in Cambodia is putting the natural filtering power of wetland plants to work by using them to soak up contaminants from their raw sewage. Local floating villages on  Tonle Sap lake have flushed human waste directly into the water for years, where bacteria has caused sickness and disease to those who call the lake home. Now, floating Handy Pod toilets supplied by Wetlands Work will soon keep locals healthier by providing an natural, effective and affordable way to cleanse their water from diarrhea and cholera-causing agents. Read the rest of Cambodian floating toilets filter human waste naturally via wetland plants Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , floating toilet , green design , Handy Pod Toilet , Prek Toal Cambodia , sustainable design , Tonle Sap Lake , WaterAid Cambodia , wetland plant filter , Wetlands Work

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Indian tiger population climbs by 30 percent thanks to conservation efforts

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The wild tiger population in India has jumped from 1,706 to an estimated 2,226 since 2011, marking a 30 percent increase in numbers for the endangered big cat . As a result, India is now home to around 70 percent of the world’s tigers. That’s much better than good news; it’s downright spectacular. Read the rest of Indian tiger population climbs by 30 percent thanks to conservation efforts Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Animals , big cats , breeding , conversation , efforts , endangered , endangered species , government , Growth , habitat , increase , India , population , protection , repopulate , tigers , Wildlife

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“Unchecked climate change” causes atomic scientists to push Doomsday Clock closer to midnight

January 23, 2015 by  
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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists just issued their first update to the symbolic Doomsday Clock since 2012, announcing that we have advanced by two minutes and are now at “three minutes to midnight”—with midnight referring to the end of the planet. The reason for this alarming stance? “Unchecked climate change, global nuclear weapons modernizations, and outsized nuclear weapons arsenals pose extraordinary and undeniable threats to the continued existence of humanity,” explains the Bulletin . Read the rest of “Unchecked climate change” causes atomic scientists to push Doomsday Clock closer to midnight Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Apocalypse , atomic scientists , bulletin of atomic scientists , carbon dioxide , Climate Change , doomsday clock , end of the world , flooding , global warming , inaction , nuclear weapons , sea life die off

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Alpestudio’s Antia is a steel varnished chair that boasts a simple, timeless design

January 23, 2015 by  
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Architecture studio Alpestudio recently won Formabilio’s “Iron Age” metalworking contest with their design of Antia, a minimalist steel chair . As part of the grand prize, Formabilio worked with the designers to turn the proposed prototype into a finished product that is now available for purchase on the Formabilio website . The contemporary compact Antia chair is finished in a water-based varnish and comes in a variety of colors, from copper to pure white. + Alpestudio 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: Alpestudio , Anita , Chair , Formabilio , Iron Age competition , reader submitted content , STEEL Chair

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