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Experimental Video From World's First Eight-Armed Filmmaker

Underwater video took a strange new turn when an octopus took off with a digital camera. The short film is a fun look at the cephalopod's underwater life.

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Vertical Zoo Houses Animals in Cliff-Like Skyscraper

Zoo animals are contained in a towering eco-habitat that includes nesting for migratory birds & open-air footpaths in this 'ECO-CLIFF' concept for Buenos Aires.

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Hobbiton Revisited: Hobbit Homes Are Now Sheep Shelters

Once the Lord of the Rings movies were in the can, the picturesque Hobbiton village was transformed into a new type of settlement: a sheep farm.

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Hot For A Cause: Activist Art Using Massed Candles

Art For Earth's candle-powered installations delineate powerful political or environmental messages across the globe in gently wavering, softly glowing light.

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Animal Architecture: 14 (More!) Modern Homes for Pets

Egg-shaped chicken coops, Bauhaus-inspired dog houses, IKEA hack hamster cages and 11 more modern homes for pets of all species and sizes.

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Man-Made Mountains: 12 Terrain-Inspired Buildings

Call it geo-mimicry: these 12 buildings made to look like hills and mountains pay stunning tribute to the landscapes around them.

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4 of the Most Unusual Green Products and Processes

Green technology revolves around interesting uses of old products and processes. Innovation is often strange and... a little gross, at least, in these cases.

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Sects in the City: Organic Wildlife Cities Pop up in London

Birds and bugs have some stylish new places to call home thanks to an art team that is working to promote biodiversity in the big city.

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Fan-Tastic! 10 Cool Colorful Wind Turbine Designs

These 10 cool colorful wind turbines artfully illustrate how adding a little color to wind farms could attract "fans", repel bugs, and save bats & birds.

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Hobbit Houses: 15 Grassy Hill-Shaped Dwellings

From backyard sheds in Britain to motels in New Zealand, hobbit-inspired green-roofed underground houses the world over pay tribute to Tolkien.

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Living Buildings: The World's Most Sustainable Structures

Could these buildings be the greenest in the world? A private home, a learning center & a center for sustainable living achieve Living Building Certification.

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Candy Wrappers: A Sweet Way To Reuse and Recycle

A great way to dispel your candy guilt is to fashion eco friendly items out of these colorful wrappers. Here are unique crafts one can make with candy wrappers:

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Wave Goodbye: 10 Of The World's Worst Toxic Floods

The recent red deluge of alkaline sludge in Hungary is only the latest in a long series of toxic floods that have destroyed land, lives and livelihoods.

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12 Top Sources for DIY Design Plans, Ideas & Inspiration

Whether you're looking for ideas for holiday decor or need plans to build your own closet shelving system, these 12 websites deliver tips & inspiration.

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20 Crazy, Creative & Amazing Green Roofs

Green roofs aren't just for standard buildings - they're sprouting up on dog houses, bus shelters, cars, and even people's heads.

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