Environment

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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