Environment

January 7, 2019

Abstract Aerial Photos Highlight the Fragile Beauty of Earth’s Waterways

As the brainchild of award-winning aerial photographer Milan Radisics, Water.Shapes.Earth is an incredible look at the way water has shaped our planet. The project gives an aerial perspective of our natural landscape.  Muddy marshes, winding estuaries, melting glaciers, and dried-out river beds all form their own signature abstract shapes, which are then captured in glorious detail. Intrigued by the interaction between nature and humans, Radisics surveys the globe looking for unusual perspectives.

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November 7, 2018

Arctic Circle Hotel Will Be First in the World to Generate More Than It Consumes

Norwegian architecture and design firm Snøhetta has been commissioned to create a sustainable hotel at the foot of a glacier located just above the Arctic Circle. Building in such an environmentally fragile location has called for innovative solutions and Snøhetta has delivered in a big way through their design. Svart will be the world’s first Powerhouse hotel, meaning that it will generate more energy than it consumes.

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October 22, 2018

Colossal Ceramic Installation Reflects the Fragility of the Coral Reef

With marine life as her muse, artist and advocate Courtney Mattison crafts ceramic sculptures that “promote awareness for the protection of our blue planet.” Mattison explores this environmental interest in Our Changing Seas, an ongoing series focused on the fragility of the coral reef. Reflecting the diversity of their subjects, these site-specific installations can be found in an array of locations around the world, including art museums, science centers, and even a diplomatic facility.

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October 11, 2018

World’s Largest Ocean Cleanup System Passes Tests, Ready to Deploy

Boyan Slat’s dream of cleaning up the ocean is becoming a reality. The young inventor’s system is on its way to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, beating the odds and silencing skeptics. In early September, The Ocean Cleanup launched System 001 from San Francisco, making its way into the Pacific Ocean for testing. Luckily, according to The Ocean Cleanup, the device passed its tests with flying colors.

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