WebEcoist | Archived Articles by Author: Steph

Stephanie is one of the most veteran authors on both WebUrbanist and WebEcoist – her work tends toward the design side of things, covering everything from parks and scenic overlooks to dazzling futuristic eco-architecture:

12 (More) Volatile Volcanoes That Are Ready to Blow

All around the world, there are potentially deadly volcanoes that have lain dormant for far too long. These 12 are showing signs that they could erupt soon.

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No Green Thumb? 13 Healthy Hard-to-Kill Houseplants

Indoor gardening can be easy even if you tend to kill every plant you touch - really! Just choose from these 13 tough houseplants, which can withstand neglect.

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12 Savvy Small-Space Urban Gardening Designs & Ideas

You don't have to have a huge suburban yard to grow all kinds of wonderful veggies, fruits and herbs. These small-space designs make the most of any space.

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Captivating Creatures: 12 Spectacular New Species

A long-nosed frog, a bug-eating sea slug and a bioluminescent worm that drops glowing bombs are among 12 amazing recently discovered species.

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Bizarre Biodegradables: 12 Gowns, Cars, Caskets & More

As waste piles up around the world, there’s a real need for products that won’t just sit in landfills indefinitely and leach toxic chemicals once they’re no longer wanted.

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12 Odd and Outstanding Green Products & Ideas

From soccer balls that harvest energy to hand-washing urinals, some of the latest green tech is offbeat and unexpected, but often amazing.

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Offbeat Rolling Residences: Converted Cabins on Wheels

Forget the sterile white aesthetic of mass-produced RVs: these converted buses and trucks are true houses on wheels, complete with porches and wood stoves.

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Growing Green Art Made from Marvelous Moss

Moss makes for an unusual, tactile and eye-catching medium in art and design including jewelry, bath mats, graffiti and even shoes.

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Virtual Exploration: 14 Amazing Google Earth Finds

Did Google Earth find Atlantis? Maybe not - but it did help locate a new human ancestor, an illegal drug farm, a heart-shaped island and more.

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12 New Extra-Large Sustainable Building Designs

If we're going to adapt to the changing needs of the world, we need to think big - like these 12 concepts for sustainable skyscrapers, cities and societies.

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Green Giants: 13 Huge Eco-Friendly Urban Design Projects

These 13 towering eco-friendly architecture projects fit as much function into urban space as possible, from vertical farms to suburban living to the city.

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Chimp on the Barbie: 13 Disgusting Delicacies

Putrid shark flesh, maggoty cheese, baby mice wine, warthog anus - all of these and more are prized as delicious delicacies around the world.

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10 Surprising Reclaimed & Recycled Building Materials

Old airplanes, shipping containers, silos and beer bottles are just a few of the surprising reclaimed and recycled materials that can be used in green building.

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14 Offbeat Green Cleaning & Personal Care Recipes

Some of those bizarre-sounding recipes for cleaning and personal care - like cleaning copper with ketchup - really do work.

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Cob, Earthbags & 5 More DIY Natural Building Techniques

Build your own beautiful green home on the cheap with natural, eco-friendly materials like cob, rammed earth and straw bales.

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13 Fantastically Fun & Frightening Eco-Infographics

It's impossible to ignore the facts about rising sea levels, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and other environmental issues when they're this catchy & colorful.

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Object Graveyards: 10 More Curious Collections of Crap

Where to toilets, trailers, vending machines and other objects go when they're busted and unwanted? To disturbing and fascinating object cemeteries like these.

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Proof in the Pics: Devastating Images of Eco-Disasters

From skulls of victims of Bhopal's toxic gas leak to the apocalyptic scenes of mountaintop removal mining, these photos will leave you speechless.

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Deception & Trickery in Plants: 12 Masters of Disguise

From orchids that trick bees into copulating with them to leaves with faked disease, these 12 plants skilled in mimicry have evolved to deceive.

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Cycle Crazy: 16 Strange & Amazing Bicycle Concepts

Will the bicycles of the future charge our laptops, harness pedal power or even float on water? These concept designs give us a glimpse at the possibilities.

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