Environment

June 8, 2017

Photographer Turns Six Years of Documenting Storms into One Mesmerizing Time-Lapse Film

Some creative endeavors are weeks or months in the making. But for photographer Chad Cowan, his incredible time lapse project took over half a decade to complete. In collaboration with editor Kevin X Barth, the short film Fractal features hundreds of thunderstorms that are condensed into one mesmerizing piece. The result is storm photography that highlights the inherent duality of nature—its ability to destroy as well as rebuild.

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May 21, 2017

Artistic Aerial Photos Reveal the Chilling Industrial Scars Created on Earth by Man

American photographer and environmental activist J. Henry Fair captures disastrously beautiful aerial photographs of Earth for his series, Industrial Scars. In reality, these stunning images document the toll that our rampant consumerism is taking on our environment. By peeling back the layers of what it takes to produce the modern luxuries we take for granted, Fair forces us to confront the price we are paying for convenience.

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March 22, 2017

Innovative ‘Plan Bee’ Drone Artificially Pollinates Plants Like a Real Bee

Earlier this year, major news hit the conservation world as several species of bees were listed as endangered. The news serves as a grave reminder to help restore the rapidly declining bee population; the small insects play a crucial part in our world by pollinating plants. In North America alone, the honeybees' role enables productions of at least 90 commercially-grown crops, including apples, blueberries, melons, and broccoli.

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February 22, 2017

IKEA Releases DIY Instructions to Create Your Own Globe-Shaped Greenhouse

Last year, we shared our excitement over the Growroom, a spherical and sustainable solution to urban farming designed by Space10 (a “future-living lab” launched by IKEA in 2015). It was merely a highly anticipated prototype at the time; however, IKEA has made it a reality. The innovative furniture retailer recently released instructions allowing anyone to build their own DIY greenhouse.

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