Tag: ecosystems

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Radical Re-use

The Tongsai Bay Hotel in Koh Samui, Thailand, sits upon a lush 28 and a half acre landscape. Its environs are home to 66 different species of birds and other wildlife. It thrives by working on the principle of a…

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Bird Airport

More than 50 million birds take flight from the Antarctic along the East Asian-Australian Flyway (EAAF) every year. With the EAAF route progressively ‘urbanizing’ a little bit more each year, populations of endangered water-birds that use the route are also…

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Submerged Warning

If you are brave enough to face the deep, off the coast of the Canary Islands, Spain, you’ll find an underwater spectacular. Do not be fooled however. This installation is not simply entertainment, it has a much more profound purpose….

Sun Seeker

A self-driving garden may seem far-fetched but now, the University College London’s (UCL) Interactive Architecture Lab has created a nomadic, self-cultivating garden that moves around all by itself! The sphere has been designed by UCL students William Victor Camilleri and…

The Beeograph Monitor

Many theories have been posited regarding ‘colony collapse disorder’. The Beeograph is a smart, sustainable beehive with built-in sensors which are able to monitor interior conditions. The device – crowdfunded on IndieGoGo – assists scientists in identifying the real cause…

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Not-So-Biodegradable

Many plastic manufacturers claim their bags ‘breakdown’ safely in a short period of time but this may not seem to be the case. Bio-degradable plastics may not be as degradable as first thought, it seems even ‘green’ plastics continue to…

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Solar Bridge Becomes Park

In the Netherlands, there is a 250-meter-long connection between the historic center and the Paleiskwartier neighborhood. Known as the Paleisbrug pedestrian and cycle bridge, it also doubles as a raised park. It is quickly becoming an important civic-link, connecting the…

MINI-FOREST ENGINEER

Shubhendu Sharma is an industrial engineer. Recently he worked at Toyota yet quit his job there to plant ‘mini-forests’. These small ecosystems he creates contain species that have some amazing properties such as being 30 times denser than ordinary plantations…