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Sri Lankan Living Building to be World's Largest Vertical Garden

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This 46-floor apartment block will be home to 33,000 plants

A residential high-rise project located just outside of the Sri Lankan port city of Colombo will be home to over 33,000 shrubs and a rare tree species. Rising 46 stories and topped with a solar panel-covered rooftop, Clearpoint Residencies will boast the world's tallest residential vertical garden.  The 146-unit complex was designed in by Sri Lanka-based architectural......read more

2014 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist

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Six great pictures from this year's global photo contest

Another year, another edition of the Sony World Photography Awards, the annual contest allowing talented photographers -- professional, amateur or youth -- to show off their chops in front of a global audience. Looking for "stories that force the viewer to find something surprising within the everyday," the World Photography Organization announced the shortlist this week, paring down from almost......read more

Top Clean Energy and Climate Breakthroughs in 2013

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This year's positive green developments, as listed by NRDC's Frances Beinecke

NRDC President Frances Beinecke for The Huffington Post: The United States broke one record after another for extreme weather in 2013. From deadly floods in Colorado to prolonged drought across the Southwest, Americans saw what unchecked climate change can do to our communities. But we also witnessed another kind of powerful force: real and positive climate action. In cities and state capitols,......read more

This Thanksgiving, Give #climatethanks

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Eleven reasons to be thankful if you care about climate change

Heather Libby for The Huffington Post: It's a strange week when a deal for world peace seems closer than a climate treaty. Yet after Warsaw's disappointing UN climate talks, that's exactly where we've ended up. But, it's not all bad. For every missed opportunity at the international level, there are countries, states, cities and individuals stepping up to do more. So, instead of huddling and......read more

Vermont Sail Freight Project

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Anchors away! This boat is sailing the Hudson with fifteen tons of groceries

The Vermont Sail Freight Project is up and running, delivering fresh farm-to-table goods over 300 miles down the Champlain-Hudson waterway to Manhattan, the Hudson Valley, and points between. In April the project reached its $15,000 Kickstarter goal and founding farmer Erik Andrus set to work building a 39-foot sail barge named Ceres (after the Roman goddess of agriculture). Farm advocacy group......read more

Expedition Gyre: Making Art from Alaskan Marine Trash

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Visual arts merges with marine biology in this ambitious plastic pollution project

Alaska is America's wildest, most remote state. But it is not immune to manmade environmental damage (just ask the residents of Valdez). On some of Alaska's most isolated beaches, you'll find plenty of garbage -- tons, in fact, as a group of scientists and artists discovered last summer, when they embarked on a 450-mile expedition to collect and document marine trash. The project was named......read more

A Year on the Road: Prinzessinnen-Garten

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This community garden is the green lung of urban Berlin

Imagine a modern city where natural resources are protected and conserved, food and inspiration are shared commodities, and every spare urban space is used to let biodiversity and fresh food thrive. This is the future that Marco Clausen and Robert Shaw have imagined for Berlin, Germany. They were so inspired by Cuba’s “agricultura urbana” that they broke ground at Moritzplatz in......read more

Huba Mountain Shelter

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This compact alpine hut is completely self-sufficient

A pair of industrial designers have dreamed up an alpine hut that can be airdropped into remote mountain zones to provide adventurers with a high-tech, self-sufficient home away from home. The “Huba, a design concept by Malgorzata Blachnicka and Michal Holcer, is designed for high-elevation places (3,280 feet above sea level and higher), where wind speeds can reach 100 feet per second.......read more

Sohlbergplassen Viewpoint by Carl-Viggo Holmebakk

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This Norwegian observation deck is seamlessly integrated into the natural surroundings

Between the stunning Stegastein viewpoint, the Trollstigen platform, and this, the Sohlbergplassen viewpoint, the Norwegians are really taking tourist architecture to another level of awesome. The concrete observation deck, designed in 2005 by architect Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk, bends and curves to integrate seamlessly with the natural surroundings. Located on the edge of Rondane National......read more

Edgeland House by Bercy Chen

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This sci-fi-inspired Texas home is completely covered in plantlife

Designed by architecture firm Bercy Chen for a sci-fi novelist client, the Edgeland House merges Utopian futurism with Native American building techniques. The result is a contemporary home that borrows from the past while looking squarely into the future. The Edgeland House is sunken in a grassy clearing on a rehabilitated brownfield site, in a space that was previously occupied by an old......read more

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