Flora and Fauna


Award-Winning Biodegradable Agar Packaging Could Replace Plastic

Source: inhabitat.com Published: April 16, 2016 The prototype agar packaging developed by a group of Japanese designers took top honors in the 2016 Lexus Design Awards. by Orion Rodriguez A group of designers from Japan have created a prototype design that could...

The Forgotten Climate Solution

Source: global.nature.org Published: February 17, 2016 By Justin Adams, Executive Director, Tropical Forest Alliance (Currently seconded to the TFA from The Nature Conservancy) Click here to watch “Natural Climate Solutions”: https://youtu.be/nU0yNgHHH1g Natural...

New Carbon Capture Will Use Pulp and Paper Emissions to Grow Vegetables

Source: triplepundit.com Published: August 16, 2016 Image credit: Serres Toundra Words by Leon Kaye Last week, a Canadian carbon capture technology firm announced a new project that will trap carbon dioxide emissions from a pulp and paper plant and transfer them to a...

El Cerrito: Living Roofs Top Middle School Buildings

Source: eastbaytimes.com Published: July 5, 2016 CREDIT: LIVEROOF– The roofs on the Korematsu Middle School gymnasium and multipurposebuildings include layers of drought-tolerant sedum plants above awaterproof lining that channels rainwater runoff into storm...

New Species of Metal-Munching Plant Found in Philippines

Source: rt.com Published: May 12, 2014 Rinorea niccolifera. Photo courtesy Dr. Edwino S. Fernando Scientists in the Philippines have discovered a plant that can absorb large amounts of metal without itself being poisoned, a species called the Rinorea niccolifera, that...

Conservation Group Turns Christmas Trees into Salmon Habitat

Source: goodnewsnetwork.org Published: January 2, 2014 By Good News Network Before you kick your dying Christmas tree to the curb, consider this: Members of the conservation group Trout Unlimited would love to turn that tree into fish habitat. On three Saturdays in...

Giant Sequoia Planted by John Muir is Cloned

Source: latimes.com Published: November 5, 2013 This is the first clone of a giant sequoia planted by conservationist John Muir in the 1880s on his homestead in Martinez, Calif. (David Milarch / Archangel Ancient Tree Archive) By  Louis Sahagun Horticulturists...

The Miracle Tree with Tremendous Natural Multipurpose Activities

Source: miracletrees.org Published: September 11, 2013   The Latin name of the MIRACLE TREE is Moringa Oleifera. It is a tree native to India and cultivated in all sub-tropical areas. Though moringa oleifera is most common, there are a dozen other known species...