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Picture Proof Of Japan's Natural Beauty

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Photography from Hidenobu Suzuki

Photographer Hidenobu Suzuki has captured the idyllic landscapes of Japan in a remarkably tranquil light. Between the quiet foggy rivers, peaceful rice fields, and twilight at Mt. Fuji, there's something for everyone who's looking for a visually relaxing utopia. "My photographs are like Japanese paintings," Suzuki explains. "Japanese like to express emotions and spiritual feelings through......read more

Agave, The Plant That Gets You Drunk Off Tequila...

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Could Also Help Drought-Proof Our Food System

The humble cactus! Wellspring of tequila, source of nopales tacos, and … our ticket out of fuel and food insecurity? The secret sauce of these succulents is a nifty photosynthesis process unique to species like agave, prickly pear cacti, pineapple, and vanilla orchids, known as crassulacean acid metabolism, or CAM. Plants that rely on CAM require less water to survive......read more

NYC Rooftop Photos

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From Navid Baraty

Photographer Navid Baraty is back again and this time, he has captured a rooftop image that looks like it was taken straight out of the movie Inception. From atop the 1095 Avenue of Americas skyscraper, Baraty was able to photograph an aerial view of 42nd street in all its glory. Looking down from a height of 630 feet, you can see each floor below. The taxis and other vehicles......read more

Brooklyn Farmer

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Filmmaker Michael Tyburski profiles the world's biggest rooftop farm

If you're reading this, you're probably already familiar with Brooklyn Grange (if not, start here then go here). In Brooklyn Farmer, filmmaker Michael Tyburski follows the story of a small group of dedicated staff and volunteers, who turned unused space in the city into the world's biggest rooftop farm, producing over 120,000 pounds of food for the local community. Today the farm is looking to......read more

Ontario Skate Sunglasses by Proof

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Handcrafted eyewear made from recycled skate decks $115.00

From their backwoods headquarters in Eagle, Idaho, family-run Proof makes wooden specs with a focus on sustainable materials and production methods. The Ontario, Proof's wooden interpretation of the classic wayfarer, is handcrafted from recycled, 5-ply skateboard decks. The Canadian maple construction results in a durable frame, each hand polished and coated with a water/sweat protective seal.......read more

The Beekeeper

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A Made By Hand profile of rooftop beekeeping in Brooklyn

Created by Brooklyn filmmaker Keith Ehrlich, the excellent web series Made By Hand profiles various pockets of artisinal activity around New York City. The latest episode departs from the black-and-white look of the first two episodes, with a beautifully shot, sun-soaked view of a rooftop beekeeping operation in Brooklyn. Local farmer Megan Paska has witnessed beekeeping as it......read more

A Year on the Road: Brooklyn Grange Farm

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A rooftop farm thrives just beyond the Manhattan skyline

A few years ago, a sprawling urban farm was started in one of the most improbable places of all: Queens, NY. On top of the mammoth Standard Motor Products Building, ground broke and an acre was cultivated using over a million pounds of soil to supply local restaurants, shops and foodies with fresh, organic produce.  As the last days of the summer season loomed, I ventured out to Brooklyn......read more

Gardens NYC: Peter's Place

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Sowing seeds on a Brooklyn rooftop

Native New Yorker Peter Manerva comes by his love of gardening honestly. His parents were into plants, and when he was a kid, instead of building forts out of sheets and couch cushions, he would create his own little jungle worlds from all the plantlife around the house. That childhood interest in greenery blossomed into an adult obsession. Peter was kind enough to show us around his spectacular......read more

Aqua Tek S for iPhone 4/4S

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Rugged, waterproof phone case with solar-powered battery booster $100.00

What started as a Kickstarter project has become one of the cooler iPhone cases on the market. Departing from the slim and sleek aesthetics of the Apple device, the rugged Aqua Tek S offers waterproof protection for your iPhone 4 or 4S, complete with an integrated solar panel and 2000mAh battery that increases the charge by up to 1.5 times. The outer shell is made from ultra-durable......read more

Massive Rooftop Solar Array Completed in Germany

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Holy scheizer! The new solar plant measures 27 acres--making it one of the biggest in the world

Germany is adding to its reputation as the world's solar energy leader with the completion of a 27-acre rooftop project near Mannheim. The system, built by Wirsol on the Pfenning Logistics distribution center in Haddesheim, has an installed capacity of 8.1 megawatts, enough to power 1,846 homes. It is Germany’s largest rooftop solar plant and one of the biggest in the world. “We are......read more

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