Tag: nature

Despite Tree Lovers Offering $150K to Buy Forest, Gov’t Sells It To Loggers for $40K Less

By John Vibes The Department of Natural Resources sold large portions of Indiana’s Yellowwood State Park to a logging company this week, despite the fact that people interested in conserving the forest offered considerably more money. On Thursday, an auction of the forest was won by Hamilton Logging of Sullivan County for just $108,785. However, the…

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Instantly Boost Happiness By Simply Taking a Look at the Nature Around You

By Heather Callaghan, Editor If You Want to Be Happy, Stop and Smell the Roses A UBC researcher confirms that spending time outdoors is a direct line to happiness. Stopping to smell the roses is not just a luxury intended for the dreamers of the world. It’s not a luxury at all. It is not frivolous. It could…

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He Rearranges Leaves, Sticks, Stones to Create Glowing Land Art

By Heather Callaghan, Editor A Scottish sculptor has harnessed both nature and art in a majestic and bittersweet collision. Andy Goldsworthy creates transitory works of “land art” by carefully arranging leaves, sticks, stones and other offerings from nature. It’s not often that you see someone willing to create art that can be washed away. Andy’s “transient and…

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New ‘Birds Nest’ For People Is The Perfect Way To Escape To Nature

By Amanda Froelich In Kenya, Africa, guests can stay in this extraordinary ‘birds nest’ for people, which offers 360-degree views of the surrounding landscape and wildlife. What better way to take in the beauty of Kenya, Africa, than in a “birds nest” for people? Folks at the Segera retreat, based in Laikipia, Kenya, in 50,000 acres of wildlife sanctuary,…

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This Breathtaking Tree Walkway Puts All Others To Shame

By Amanda Froelich The innovative tree walkway is 2,000 ft. (600 meters) in length and will take nature enthusiasts 150 feet (or 45 meters) above the ground. Credit: EFFEKT Get your passports ready, nature enthusiasts. The Camp Adventure Treetop Experience is being developed in Denmark, and it’s guaranteed to be the experience of a lifetime. Designed by EFFEKT, the walkway will…

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Inspired by a Near-Death Experience, This Man is Cloning the World’s Tallest Trees to Save Them

By Vic Bishop We seem to have created a culture where destroying nature is both profitable and the cool thing to do, so when an individual or group of people take on the challenge of honoring and preserving our natural world, we can be surprised to find there is hope after all. The tallest, largest…

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Activists Deploying Recycled Solar Powered Cell Phones in Fight to Save Rainforests

By Dylan Charles The time is now for innovation in the race to save the world’s rainforests; and where governments fail to stand in solidarity with the earth and its creatures, activists are rising to the occasion with dedication and ingenuity. In an effort to combat illegal logging in some of the most biologically diverse regions…

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Raw Bear Poop Produces 1200 Plants in Amazing Experiment

By Organic and Healthy They started with bear poop. What resulted will astonish you: 1,200 new plants. In a fun new experiment in Rocky Mountain National Park, workers collected bear scat in the park last fall – and then decided to plant the scat in the park’s greenhouse and see what happened – What resulted surprised…

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Ecuador Holds World Reforestation Record for Planting 647,250 Trees in a Single Day

By Anna Hunt A record set by the people of Ecuador is one of the most impressive in the Guinness Book of World Records still stands. In just one day in 2015, thousands of volunteers from around the country planted 647,250 trees in over 150 locations. Deforestation Ecuador is one of the countries that’s been…

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Exposure to BPA Potentially Induces Permanent Reprogramming of Painted Turtles’ Brains

By Molly Peterson, University of Missouri COLUMBIA, Mo. – Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical that is used in a variety of consumer products, such as food storage containers, water bottles and certain resins. In previous studies, Cheryl Rosenfeld, an investigator in the Bond Life Sciences Center, along with other researchers at the University of…

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