Tag: nature

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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9 Health Benefits Of Walking Barefoot and Connecting With The Earth

By Health Tips Now At first, it might sound strange (throwing away your shoes and walking barefoot in the grass or sand) but there is evidence that this can be very beneficial for your health. It lowers free radical damage, inflammation, stress, and pain. The more time we spend in shoes and indoors, the more…

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Fractal patterns in nature and art are aesthetically pleasing and stress-reducing

Richard Taylor, University of Oregon Humans are visual creatures. Objects we call “beautiful” or “aesthetic” are a crucial part of our humanity. Even the oldest known examples of rock and cave art served aesthetic rather than utilitarian roles. Although aesthetics is often regarded as an ill-defined vague quality, research groups like mine are using sophisticated…

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