There is so much that we can learn from the natural world. ‘TEEMING: How Superorganisms Work to Build Infinite Wealth in a Finite World,’ by Dr. Woolley-Barker reveals all the ways in which animals societies can helps us thrive in the modern world. We talked to Dr. Woolley-Barker about her book, but if you want to get your hands on your very own copy, we are giving away 25 copies to a few lucky readers. Enter to win below:
from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building http://inhabitat.com/book-giveaway-win-a-copy-of-teeming-how-superorganisms-work-to-build-infinite-wealth-in-a-finite-world
A green revitalization proposal aims to transform an existing native village in China received into a modern eco-resort that offers a variety of activities and spaces. Architects Jean Pierre HEIM and Carolyn HEIM of HEIMdesign approached the redesign of Sasseur eco-tourist village using “One Belt, One Road” development strategy that focuses on the connectivity and cooperation among China and the rest of Eurasia.
The project will be implemented near the city of Chongqing– starting point of the…
from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building http://inhabitat.com/luscious-eco-resort-design-in-china-inspired-by-the-silk-road
Imagine strolling along the Seine river in Paris, hand-in-hand with a partner when all of a sudden, you glimpse a beached whale stranded on the shore. Without a doubt, the scene would inspire distress. However, this is exactly the reaction the Captain Boomer Collective was on a mission to evoke. You see, the 17-meter (55-foot) “whale” isn’t actually a marine mammal; rather, it is an art installation which was installed overnight to raise awareness about humanity’s detrimental impact…
from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building http://inhabitat.com/beached-whale-appears-in-paris-stunning-tourists-and-residents
Will our lifestyle lead to our extinction? New findings from an international team of researchers indicated sperm counts in men from North America, New Zealand, Australia, and Europe have halved in under 40 years. Lead author epidemiologist Hagai Levine of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem told the BBC, “If we will not change the ways that we are living and the environment and the chemicals that we are exposed to, I am very worried about what will happen in the future.”
Sperm count studies…
from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building http://inhabitat.com/doctor-warns-falling-sperm-counts-could-lead-to-extinction-of-humans
If you think Airbnb is cool, wait until you see BatBnB – the modern answer to bat housing. With climate change making winters shorter, we are seeing more mosquitos all year long. One of the best ways to naturally control pesky bugs is with predators like bats, and while bat boxes are a great way to attract bats, let’s be honest, they aren’t exactly good looking and aren’t always designed with the needs our flying friends in mind. That’s why we are loving the elegantly designed BatBnB.
from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building http://inhabitat.com/batbnb-unveils-line-of-stylish-scientifically-designed-homes-for-our-flying-friends
Ministers in the British government think low air quality poses the biggest environmental threat to public health, but that threat is avoidable. They’re moving to clean up the skies by targeting emissions-pumping vehicles. Following a similar move in France, Britain aims to ban the sale of diesel and petrol cars from 2040 on.
Earlier this year, London smashed annual air pollution limits in a mere five days.
from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building http://inhabitat.com/britain-to-ban-new-diesel-and-petrol-cars-in-2040
Be careful before you pick that pretty wildflower. Giant hogweed, which can grow up to twenty feet tall and produce large, white flowers resembling those of Queen Anne’s Lace, is a beautiful but dangerous plant which produces a clear sap that is capable of causing third-degree burns or even blindness for those who contact it.
from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building http://inhabitat.com/this-beautiful-but-toxic-weed-could-make-you-blind