Climate change, also known as global warming, has been a concern for some time now. Scientists and environmentalists say that we bear some responsibility, and that we need to take for steps to fight back against the phenomenon. Recently, Italy's education minister announced their curriculum will include obligatory material on climate change. This move is the first of its kind in our history, and it is truly inspiring.
"What? No way this isn't real shrimp!" Versions of this exclamation can be heard again and again upon completion of taste-test experiments at New Wave Foods, a San Francisco-based startup. They have been working hard on perfecting 100% plant based shrimp. So far, they have had deliciously positive results. Could this be the future of seafood?
Costa Rica implemented an ambitious campaign in hopes of encouraging an eco-tourism country, and hopefully, the world." Costa Rica implemented an ambitious campaign in hopes of encouraging an eco-tourism country, and hopefully, the rest of the world too." Costa Rica is home to over 5% of biodiversity in the world, that's been recorded. Every year, thousands and millions of travelers from all over the globe visit Costa Rica to admire the wildlife, including sloths, macaws, monkeys, and more. When not done correctly, taking selfies with wild animals can be cruel. Many people aren't aware of the suffering their selfies generally cause, so we're supporting the Costa Rica official campaign to encourage responsible tourism.
Animal extinction has been going on for millions of years. Species rise and fall - just think of the dinosaurs. But since humans have become so advanced, we alter our environment in ways that have some bad effects on our other Earthly friends. JJSmooth44, programmer and digital artist, found an ingenious way to show how many animals of each endangered species are left. In a series of awesome photos, he uses the number of pixels in each one to represent how many animals of that species remain. Come have a look, it's really special!
There is a new way of building and it is in the works to happen in Los Angeles. The plan is to create supportive housing for those in need, in Westlake neighborhood of L.A, using shipping container style modules. The whole project aims to not only provide affordable housing intended to provide privacy and safety, but also create a sense of community using a central courtyard. Imagine living in a shopping container!
With the public's burgeoning concern about companies and their impact on the environment, Reebok is showing the public that their listening. They're introducing the world's first plant-based performance shoe, the Forever Floatride GROW. It's made from plants, eliminating the need to produce petroleum-based plastics for their footwear. And seeing as how specialized a performance-based sneaker needs to be to meet tough physical requirements, it's quite a feat that they've managed to pull it off.