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Prehistoric Inspiration: California Desert Sculpture Safari

California's Anzo Borrega Desert houses an incredible prehistoric sculpture garden based on the area's rich natural history.

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Red Tides: When Tiny, Toxic, Single-Celled Animals Attack!

Red tides kill millions of fish, poison shellfish beds, and leave swimmers' skin itchy, irritated and inflamed. Is there a reason why nature sometimes sees red?

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Rustic, Modern, Reclaimed & Free: 13 DIY Pallet Projects

With a little imagination, the pallet sitting by the curb behind your local home improvement store could be your new bed platform, coffee table or accent wall.

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Butting In: Portrait Made of Over 20K Used Cigarette Butts

The cigarette butts that litter outdoor surfaces are an environmental burden. But even these unappealing items can be made into something beautiful.

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12 Green Megastructures for an Eco-Fantastic Future


Futuristic or folly? Massive megastructures for healthy high-density housing that capture or desalinate water, produce renewable energy and create micro-climates!

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Go With the Flow: Eco-Friendly Wind-Powered Street Lights

This design for street lights in remote locations would use the power of the wind, along with the strength of bamboo, to light the way on dark beaches.

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That's No Moon... It's A Supermoon!

The March 19, 2011 extreme supermoon made moonlight extra bright, all night, and gave the world's photographers a great excuse to “shoot the moon."

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Marine Muse: 12 More Sea-Inspired Designs & Inventions

These 12 designs and inventions take inspiration from the sea and the marine life it contains, from a robot squid to an earthquake-resistant man-made island.

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Single Plywood Piece is the Extreme in Flat-Pack Furniture

Flat-pack furniture is eco-friendlier than pre-assembled pieces, but one designer takes that idea even further with a single piece of transforming plywood.

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Rain Collecting Skyscraper Cuts Water Usage

The 'Collect the Rain' skyscraper has a concave roof, an exterior sheath of curving gutters and a funnel-shaped core to collect as much rainwater as possible.

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Put Down Roots: 4 Unexpected Ways to Grow an Urban Garden

A spectacular garden does not require a flower bed or even a yard. These four unusual gardens utilize normally-overlooked spaces to grow a bit of sunshine.

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Our Fiend The Atom: INES Rates The Worst Nuclear Accidents

Idealistic dreams of a cheap, clean, atomic-powered future are fast fading to nightmares as the INES adds one more nuclear accident to its lethal list.

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Cheap Green Travel: 14 Eco + Budget-Friendly Hostels

For mere pocket change you can stay in a treehouse in the Philippines, enjoy a green getaway in Hawaii or spend a few eco-friendly nights in 12 other places.

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Nature + Technology Combine to Relax Stressed Urbanites

Feeling stressed and disconnected from the natural world? This website lets you combine your favorite nature sounds for a unique relaxation experience.

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Living Off Land: 12 Amazing Houseboats & Floating Homes

Some cost millions and others are cobbled together from reclaimed buses, planes and trains, proving that living in a houseboat can be done on any budget.

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