futurist-foresight:

An interesting vision for vertical farming.

staceythinx:

Architect Vincent Callebaut’s take on vertical farming is as interesting to look at as it is beneficial.

About the project:

The cities are currently responsible for 75% of the worldwide consumption of energy and they reject 80% of worldwide emissions of CO2. The contemporary urban model is thus ultra-energy consuming and works on the importation of wealth and natural resources on the one hand, and on the exportation of the pollution and waste on the other hand. This loop of energetic flows can be avoided by repatriating the countryside and the farming production modes in the heart of the city by the creation of green lungs, farmscrapers in vertical storeys and by the implantation of wind and solar power stations. The production sites of food and energy resources will be thus reintegrated in the heart of the consumption sites ! The buildings with positive energies must become the norm and reduce the carbon print on the mid term.

Read more…

(via wildcat2030)

climateadaptation:

Fantastic climate change project out of the University of Kansas. It shows how UAVs (aka, drones) are being used to analyze disappearing ice and sea level rise. Most interesting is that this is an NSF funded project with excellent real-world applications. The project can assist coastal governments better prepare for impacts, help urban planners to build better cities, and get students involved in reducing vulnerability in coastal and low-lying areas. 

motherjones:

sdzoo:

Tomorrow is the last day to help us name our new condor chick. Vote here.

Quick, everyone write in “Taco Monster”

motherjones:

sdzoo:

Tomorrow is the last day to help us name our new condor chick. Vote here.

Quick, everyone write in “Taco Monster

think-progress:

It sounds so simple. 
via The Story of Stuff Project

think-progress:

It sounds so simple.

via The Story of Stuff Project