July 27th, 2014 | Tags:
China, blood red river, pollution, Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, Wenzhou Environmental Protection Bureau, toxic river, Yangtze River, mystery, Jian River

Perplexed citizens and officials of a city in eastern China are curious about the mysterious transformation of their local river. China has experienced these red rivers before when the water gets polluted, but sources cannot find any chemicals to confirm any pollution or chemicals. READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: [...]

July 27th, 2014 | Tags:
National Geographic, Expedition Granted, Jason Silva, video, green design competition, national geographic competition, expedition grant, travel, travel competition, travel prize, environmental activism

Brought to you by National Geographic Whether you prefer to explore in the outback or under a microscope, National Geographic is looking for the next generation of explorers in any field to submit their dream project for “Expedition Granted,” where one person’s proposed expedition will be fueled by $50,000. Check out this video featuring Brain [...]

July 27th, 2014 | Tags:
golden, Basic House, Martin Azua, temporary shelter, prefab, green design, sustainable design, self-inflating shelter, self-inflating home, solar gain, green design, sustainable design, eco-design

Read the rest of Basic House is a Golden Self-Inflating Home That Fits in Your Pocket! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Basic House, eco design, golden, green design, martin azua, Prefab, self-inflating home, self-inflating shelter, solar gain, sustainable design, temporary shelter

July 27th, 2014 | Tags:
Plant-Powered for Life.Arugula Salad Pizza.Credit Heather Poire

Here’s how you rethink your plate: a fresh green salad and whole grain pizza all in one meal that you can whip up in 45 minutes. Now that’s quick and delicious eating for even the busiest night of your week! This vegan pizza recipe delivers health and flavor.  Arugula Salad Pizza Recipe Makes 8 servings (1 [...]

July 27th, 2014 | Tags:
full moon photo

Lunar phases matters, a full moon means an unmistakable restless energy. I’m proof positive that full moon freak outs are real. It was a gorgeous Friday night at the beach. I should have been relaxed, enjoying myself. But a nervous energy was weighing me down, making me question myself and others. It didn’t take me [...]

July 27th, 2014 | Tags:
closet

Simple storage ideas can make a big difference. “Everything in its place” is a phrase that hasn’t applied to my apartment in quite some time. I’m attempting to crack the minimalist code by selling and giving away all of the items I once thought I needed (and you know, never used). Ironically, I now have [...]

July 24th, 2014 | Tags:

Do you give much thought to horseshoe crabs? No, me neither. But it turns out that without them, we could be in a very precarious position. Horseshoe crabs – or to be more precise, their incredible, baby blue blood – are used to test for bacterial contamination, thus saving countless lives each year during medical [...]

July 24th, 2014 | Tags:
Mont Vert, Mont Vert apartment, income inequality, pay gap, income gap, Hong Kong real estate, Hong Kong income inequality, Hong Kong housing, Hong Kong apartments, Hong Kong tiny apartments, Hong Kong micro apartments, micro apartments China, micro apartments, tiny apartments China, richest man in Asia, Mont Vert micro apartment

In a stunning illustration if the ever-widening inequality gap, the richest man in China is currently building tiny apartments in Hong Kong for those city dwellers who can’t afford housing in the world’s most unaffordable city. Clocking in at just under 200 square feet, the apartments cost about $250,000 and rate as some of the cheapest [...]

July 24th, 2014 | Tags:
Sochi bungee bridge, J Hackett Sochi skypark, sochi skypark, bungee bridges, Sochi National Park, extreme sports architecture, extreme architecture, russia bridges, world

The world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge just opened in Sochi National Park, Russia. It’s not really meant to serve your daily commute, though – the bridge is part of the AJ Hackett Sochi Skypark. The 1,800-foot-long bridge was built over a 650 foot chasm and it attracts bungee jumpers and sightseers alike. Read the rest [...]

July 24th, 2014 | Tags:
bad dishes

Let’s face it, doing the dishes is a part of daily life and while that may be the case, exposure to some very common and toxic chemicals shouldn’t be. When was the last time you looked at the ingredients in your dish detergent? Can you not only pronounce, but understand what each one of them [...]