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Nick Brandt's best photograph: elephants and building workers share a crowded Africa

‘We photographed the animals with motion sensors, then the humans. In the final edit, the exchange of looks between mother elephant and man was a wonderful surprise’ Poaching in southern Kenya is largely under control now, thanks to the numbers of rangers in place, but there is a bigger issue these days: the invasion of humankind into the wildlife habitat and the conflict that ensues. There is only so much space for people and animals to coexist. That is what I wanted to depict in This Empty Wor...
Tags: Art, Books, Photography, Africa, Environment, World news, Culture, Wildlife, Conservation, Art and design, Kenya, Amboseli National Park, Nick Brandt, Art and design books

Brazilian Biodiversity Information System is bringing Brazil's biological diversity to the internet

As one of the most biologically diverse countries on Earth, Brazil is taking steps to consolidate all of the nation’s biodiversity data and information into one place to support scientific research, as well as decision-making and creation of eco-friendly public policy. In an effort to achieve those goals, the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications (MCTIC) has created the Brazilian Biodiversity Information System (SiBBr), which is an online platform that gives free acces...
Tags: Design, Earth, Features, Conservation, Farmers, Innovation, Brazil, Un, Biodiversity, Cargill, Endangered Animals, Sustainable, Species, Eco-friendly, Nunes, Scientific Research

This distillery helps you make delicious, carbon-negative cocktails

Do you ever think about how your happy hour is affecting the environment? Manufacturing alcohol in the United States creates harmful carbon dioxide that can wreck the earth’s system of natural resources, and a massive amount of the materials needed to package and distribute alcohol (bottles, plastic caps, etc.) end up in the trash. Los Angeles-based Greenbar Distillery, however, is changing the game entirely with its carbon-negative company model. One of the world’s largest selections of USDA-...
Tags: Design, California, Environment, Trees, Los Angeles, Usda, Organic, Beverages, United States, Conservation, Innovation, Bulgaria, Cocktails, Sustainable Food, Wall Street Journal, Central America

Wildlife conservation aided by a Chesapeake Bay retriever named Train

A Chesapeake Bay retriever named Train is playing an important part in wildlife conservation. Train, who was too energetic to make it as a drug dog, is lending his nose to sniff out endangered species by smelling their poop. Train is helping conservationists like Karen DeMatteo track down some of the world’s most elusive animals, such as oncillas and jaguars, by finding their scat in the wild. DeMatteo and her colleagues are focusing their research in Argentina, and Train is helping them discov...
Tags: Design, News, Animals, Wildlife, Conservation, Argentina, Endangered Species, Nebraska, Wildlife Conservation, Chesapeake Bay, Habitats, Karen DeMatteo, DeMatteo, Argentina DeMatteo

The Refill Shoppe enforces zero-waste packaging, provides bulk refill solutions for myriad household and beauty products

With the nearly constant conversation about zero waste and minimization in general, single use packaging is a hot topic. For many consumables, customers don’t seem to have many options in avoiding packaging waste. Think about the liquid products in your home and you’ll know what we’re talking about here. Shampoo bottles, hand soap containers, dish soap, cleaners, bubble bath and massage oils are just a few commonly-used items that come to mind. One company has taken a stand against single-use p...
Tags: Design, Mexico, Oregon, Environment, US, Sustainable Business, Features, Gmo, United States, Conservation, Beauty, Shipping, Usps, Recycling, Packaging, Waste

Stop Fish Bombing! uses gunshot detection technology to foil marine criminals

A nonprofit organization called Stop Fish Bombing! (SFB) is combating a famously destructive and illegal fishing practice. By adapting technology developed by the California company SST Inc. to detect gunshot locations, the nonprofit hopes to catch villains who are destroying the underwater world through fish bombing. Fish bombing — also called blast or dynamite fishing — uses explosives to stun or kill fish, making it easy to gather them up en masse. Dynamite doesn’t discriminate. Everything f...
Tags: Hong Kong, Design, News, California, Environment, Fish, South Africa, Conservation, Marine Life, Oceans, Nicaragua, Coral Reefs, Environmental Destruction, Shotspotter, Sabah Malaysia, SFB

Atelier COLE completes eco-friendly bear sanctuary in Vietnam

Phnom Penh-based Atelier COLE recently completed an environmentally friendly bear sanctuary that not only promotes wildlife conservation but also champions affordable prefabricated design. Located in Cát Tiên National Park in the south of Vietnam, the inspiring project was in part influenced by the hard-to-reach location that made the delivery of supplies difficult and time-consuming. As a result, the architects turned to lightweight gabion wall construction that has the added benefit of reduci...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Conservation, Bear, Vietnam, Laos, Green Roof, Gabion Walls, Prefabricated, David Cole, Locally Sourced Materials, Cole, Fruit Trees, Cross-ventilation, Animal Sanctuary

TSI to Present at this week’s IACD Conference

TSI’s President Betty Brennan and Interpretive Planner Leah Rainey are off to Starved Rock State Park this Friday to give a presentation on interpretive planning and exhibit copy writing at the 2019 Illinois Association of Conservation Districts (IACD) Conference. Committed to restoring and sustaining our natural resources, IACD comprises professionals from park districts, conservation districts, and forest preserves throughout the state. We look forward to meeting with some of our fellow nat...
Tags: Design, Park, Conservation, Other, Illinois, Tbt, Diorama, Visitor Center, Betty, TSI, Starved Rock State Park, Nature Center, State Park, Lifecast, Betty Brennan, Naturalist

Photographer Adrian Steirn’s “Pangolin Men” Series

Striking and tender portraits aimed at spreading awareness For Australia-born, South Africa-based Adrian Steirn, capturing the beauty of Africa is intrinsically linked to efforts at protecting the world’s only scaly mammal, the pangolin—of which two species live on the continent. The animal also happens to be among the world’s most trafficked. According to recent statistics, more than one million pangolins have been hunted and killed in …
Tags: Photography, Design, Australia, Animals, Africa, Culture, South Africa, Conservation, Zimbabwe, Animal Conservation, Pangolin, Adrian Steirn, Conservation Award

Court allows Trump's border wall to violate several conservation acts

Donald Trump is moving forward with the construction of his controversial border wall, even if it means sidestepping important environmental laws. A federal judge ruled in favor of Trump’s wall construction along California’s southern border, a project that is expected to violate several conservation acts. The federal court ruled that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has the power to wave environmental laws in the construction of the border wall, including the National Environmental Po...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Design, News, California, White House, Animals, Environment, Dhs, Conservation, Donald Trump, San Diego County, Endangered, Environmental Destruction, Trump, Department of Homeland Security DHS

Ghost gear is haunting our oceans

Fishing gear isn’t just deadly when there’s a fisherman at the other end of the line. Lost and abandoned equipment continues to kill, rampaging beneath the ocean’s surface, tangling fish, drowning seabirds and smothering reefs. This ghost gear haunts common and endangered species indiscriminately. According to a UN Environment and FAO report, another 640,000 tons of ghost gear is added to the undersea dump each year. In Southeast India, workers at the Suganthi Devadason Marine Research Institut...
Tags: Design, News, California, India, Conservation, Marine Life, Ocean, Un, Marine Pollution, Maldives, Edward, Ghost Gear, FAO, Coral Reefs, Indian Ocean, Nature / Environment

7 ways to conserve water and reduce your water footprint

When it comes to conserving water, making small changes can have a huge impact. But many of us don’t really think about water shortages unless we are in the middle of a heatwave, when temperatures are consistently at 85 degrees or more. Extreme heat or not, the water system is overstretched, and with climate change, we can expect to put even more pressure on the depleting water supply. Here are some ways to do your part in conserving water. According to Friends of the Earth, 97.5 percent of the...
Tags: Design, Water, Features, Conservation, Water Conservation, Water Issues, Water Footprint, Sasin Tipchai, Save Water, Ways To Conserve Water, Jerzy Gorecki Pierre Gilbert Charles Deluvio Steve

Californias Monarch butterfly population hits 'potentially catastrophic' low in 2018

California’s Monarch butterfly population hit a record low in 2018 after dropping a whopping 86 percent from the previous year. According to the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, the total population has declined 97 percent since the 1980s, but this latest one year drop is “potentially catastrophic.” In the western part of the United States, monarchs migrate to California for the winter, traveling from Idaho and Utah. In 2017, the traditional California coastal sites like Pismo Beac...
Tags: Utah, Weather, Design, News, California, Animals, Climate, United States, Conservation, Migration, Wildfires, Idaho, Ecology, Urban Development, Vancouver, Flowers

9 sustainable living tips to take from our grandparents

Our grandparents and great-grandparents lived in a simpler time, and we aren’t just talking about technology. During the Great Depression, many rural areas didn’t have running water or electricity, and things like proper refrigeration, freezers and air conditioning were a luxury. What’s more, big-box chains and massive supermarkets didn’t exist, and you didn’t have the option of throwing a pre-packaged meal into a microwave or hitting a drive-thru for lunch. Many modern conveniences are great, ...
Tags: Cooking, Garden, Gardening, Design, Environment, Features, Conservation, Recipes, Food Waste, Waste, Bright Ideas, Eco-inspiration, Sustainable Eating, Reduce, Strawberry Shortcake, Minimalism

National Parks are being trashed during the government shutdown

As the government shutdown continues, many National Parks are suffering from a lack of staff as well as a complete disregard for the rules by visitors. According to multiple reports, some parks — like Yosemite National Park in California — are being overwhelmed by trash, vandalism, human waste and destructive off-roading. “It’s a free-for-all,” said Yosemite worker Dakota Snider, who added that the heartbreaking situation is the worst he has seen in his four years living there. The Los Angeles ...
Tags: Utah, New York, Design, News, Yosemite, Colorado, California, Government, US, Conservation, National Parks, Waste, Government Shutdown, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, Yellowstone

Guest Post Review: The Dam

        Anastasia Gonis has been reviewing books for over twenty years. Her reviews and interviews have appeared in Bookseller & Publisher, Good Reading magazine, Australian Book Review, The Age, The Herald Sun, AllWrite, and many other publications. Anastasia currently writes both articles and reviews and is a revered reviewer for Kids’ Book … Continue reading Guest Post Review: The Dam The post Guest Post Review: The Dam appeared first on The Boomerang Books Blog.
Tags: Art, Books, Music, Environment, History, Nature, Social Issues, Conservation, Guest Post, Loss, Anastasia, Book Reviews - Childrens and Young Adult, New Book Releases, Children's Picture Books, Dimity Powell, David Almond

3D-printed vegan steak could aid world hunger relief efforts

3D-printed food has arrived. With options coming to the marketplace from a variety of companies, those high-capacity printers from a few years ago that took eight hours to produce a small, basic shape have evolved into a viable, mass-produced food option. Giuseppe Scionti, Italian bioengineer with a PhD in biomedicine, has further advanced printed technology with the invention of a plant-based meat substitute. With this innovation in hand, he created Novameat, a company intent on commercializa...
Tags: Design, Conservation, 3d Printing, 3d Printer, Vegan, Eat & Drink, Giuseppe, World Hunger, 3D printed food, Elzelinde van Doleweerd, Novameat, Giuseppe Scionti, Scionti, Hunger Relief

Zero-waste kit ensures reusable essentials are always nearby

The zero-waste movement has consistently gained momentum over the past ten years with many millennials focusing on minimalist lifestyles and conservation of natural resources. More than any generation in nearly a century, attitudes towards lower consumption, conscientious purchasing and limited waste are a big part of societal discussion and awareness. One advocate who has practiced a zero-waste lifestyle for several years has taken the next step in helping others do the same. Marina Qutab, a ...
Tags: Design, America, Architecture, Conservation, Pakistan, Kickstarter, San Diego, Kickstarter Campaign, Marina, Zero-waste Life, Zero-waste Design, Marina Qutab, Alex Mortenson

Federal judge blocks the Keystone XL Pipeline

In a major setback for President Trump and his administration, a U.S. district judge has issued an order to block construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline while the State Department studies its impact on the environment. Last year, the Trump administration approved the controversial 1,179-mile pipeline, but Judge Brian Morris’ 54-page order is preventing it from being built — for now. The decision does not permanently stop construction, but it is putting the development on hold until the State ...
Tags: Design, News, Obama, Environment, Oil, Canada, Conservation, Keystone Pipeline, Npr, State Department, Keystone XL pipeline, Pipeline, Trump, Environmental Protection, Morris, NEPA

An ancient Jaipur palace property is transformed into a modern restaurant

New Delhi-based, multidisciplinary design practice Studio Lotus has transformed a portion of Jaipur’s lavish City Palace Museum into Baradari, a contemporary fine dining restaurant that pays homage to its rich architectural roots. Formerly used as a fairly nondescript palace cafe, the 14,000-square-foot property has been given a sumptuous revamp using traditional craftsmanship and artisanal techniques. The adaptive reuse project is not only a hybrid of centuries-old elements and modern aestheti...
Tags: Design, India, Architecture, Restaurant, Gallery, Conservation, Preservation, LEDs, New Delhi, Craftsmanship, Historic Preservation, Jaipur, Rajasthan, Pavilion, Green Renovation, Lime

Zambia plans to cull 2,000 hippos over the next 5 years

Two years ago, the Republic of Zambia in south-central Africa suspended its plans for the controlled slaughter of up to 2,000 hippos over five years following protests from animal rights activists. The country has recently revived those plans, claiming that the water levels in the Luangwa River — where most of the hippos are located — can’t support the current hippo population. According to Zambia’s tourism minister Charles Banda, it would be too costly to move the hippos to another part of the...
Tags: Design, News, Free, Animals, Africa, Conservation, Zambia, Ecosystem, Culling, Population Control, Reuters, Banda, Saharan Africa, Lars Plougmann, Born Free, Hippos

Why You Need to Check Out our Pinterest Page Immediately

Did you know that we have a Pinterest site? A pretty active one too! Lately we’ve been getting a lot more traffic—especially as we add more pins about everything from nature, to green living, to our exhibits around the world. You can even check out “behind the scenes” photos of the Taylor Studios crew at work! We’ve found that it’s a great platform to share our ideas, about things both serious and light-hearted, industry-related and simply fun. It’s a natural place to share our resources with yo...
Tags: Social, Design, Exhibits, General, Resources, Media, Pinterest, Education, Inspiration, Marketing, Blog, Followers, Social Media, Follow, Ad, History

Bringing Extinct Species Back From the Dead with Gene-Editing

American scientist Ben Novak has spent the past six years working on a process referred to as de-extinction—with the goal of bringing back the passenger pigeon species that died off in 1914. In Melbourne, Australia Novak has used gene-editing to weave the Cas9 gene into the reproductive organs of common pigeons. Cas9 enables the use of CRISPR, a tool that acts as molecular scissors and …
Tags: Design, Tech, Conservation, Melbourne, Extinction, Crispr, Linkaboutit, Novak, Gene Editing, Ben Novak

New study suggests it's time to replace modern, grassy lawns

The lush green lawns surrounding many homes, businesses, parks and other outdoor spaces might not be the greatest idea, according to Australian scientist Maria Ignatieva and Swedish scientist Marcus Hedblom. In a new study published in the journal Science, the urban ecologists suggested that we need to rethink the modern lawn in favor of more sustainable options. Ignatieva and Hedblom said that the negative environmental consequences of green lawns far outweigh the natural benefits, and we need...
Tags: England, Science, Design, News, Climate Change, Study, Berlin, Carbon, Spain, Conservation, Grass, Gardening And Plants, Lawns, Lawncare, Natural Lawncare, Grass Alternatives

Valuable wetlands are disappearing 3 times faster than forests, new study warns

Wetlands around the world are disappearing at an alarming rate. New research shows that these valuable ecosystems are vanishing at a rate three times that of forests. Unless significant changes are made, the disappearance of wetlands could cause severe damage around the globe. The Global Wetland Outlook, which was completed by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, found that more than a third of the wetlands on Earth have disappeared over a 45-year period. The pace that wetlands are vanishing jump...
Tags: Science, Design, News, Animals, Study, India, Environment, Research, Water, Earth, Conservation, Greenland, Forest, Ecosystem, Wetlands, Water Issues

Endangered green and loggerhead turtles make Mediterranean comeback

For 10,000 years, green and loggerhead turtles have been nesting on the Mediterranean coast of Cyprus. In the last 100 years, they have been hunted to the brink of extinction. Thankfully, due to pioneering conservation efforts made by Cypriot marine biologists, these endearing reptiles have seen a promising bounce-back in numbers, pulling them away from the brink of extinction. Related: Turtle hatchlings spotted on Mumbai beach for the first time in nearly 20 years For thousands of years, the tu...
Tags: Design, News, Animals, Environment, Cyprus, Turkey, Conservation, Endangered Species, Mumbai, Reptiles, Extinction, Mediterranean, World Wildlife Fund, IUNC, Green Turtles, Loggerhead Turtles

University of Queensland wants to drop "bommies" on the Great Barrier Reef

Experts at the University of Queensland are experimenting with a new way of saving Australia’s Great Barrier Reef – one of the most endangered natural environments on the planet – and their strategy might surprise you. Researchers in the university’s Civil Engineering and Biological Sciences department have been salvaging portions of dead coral and recycling them into new structures. They hope that the project will not only protect still-active parts of the reef, but restore it with new life as...
Tags: Design, News, Climate Change, Australia, Environment, Earth, University, Conservation, Queensland, Innovation, Great Barrier Reef, University Of Queensland, Coral Reef, BMT, Bio Sustainability, Coral Reef Bleaching

Astounding responsive map shows shark interactions with commercial fishers

Just in time for the 30th Anniversary of Discovery Channel’s popular Shark Week, a new map shows the interaction of 45 sharks with commercial fishing vessels. The interactive map, featuring over 150,000 miles of chartered shark territory and movement in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, seeks to shed light on the perilous environment in which the sharks maneuver on a daily basis and the approximate 100 million sharks killed each year. Austin Gallagher, CEO and chief scientist of Beneath the Waves ...
Tags: Google, Hong Kong, Design, News, Animals, Wildlife, Conservation, Oceans, Oceana, Sharks, Singapore Airlines, Wildlife Conservation, Nature / Environment, Northwest Atlantic Ocean, University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine, Marine Animals

Coral forests thrive near Sicilys underwater volcanoes

Nearly one kilometer below the water surface near Sicily, a rare ecosystem of corals, sponges and wildlife is thriving. A recent study from conservation agency Oceana discovered healthy and active coral forests near underwater volcanoes just north of Sicily. These coral forests were previously undiscovered by humans but have not been spared from their impact via pollution. As an under-researched area, scientists wanted to learn more about the wildlife near the Aeolians Islands north of Sicily,...
Tags: Science, Design, News, Animals, Environment, Pollution, Conservation, Marine Life, Italy, Oceana, Coral, Ecosystem, Mediterranean, Sicily, Wildlife Conservation, Oceania

Dairy farmers' excess milk gets a second life feeding the hungry

Automation may have caused a significant surplus of dairy products and a corresponding price drop, but one non-profit has stepped up to ensure food – and farms – don’t go to waste. Philabundance, a food bank in Philadelphia, is working with cow ranchers to help sell their foods while also keeping hungry families fed in the city. After shifting their farming focus away from traditional milk packaging and sales, Pennsylvania’s dairy farmers struggled to keep family businesses afloat. According to...
Tags: Design, News, Animals, Environment, Pennsylvania, Conservation, Dairy, Agriculture, Philadelphia, Food Waste, Sustainable Farming, Sustainable Food, Social Responsibility, Green Business, Green Materials, Sustainable Materials

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