Category: Environment

Seven Principles for Building Better Cities

More than half of the worlds population already lives in cities, and another 2.5 billion people are projected to move to urban areas by 2050.

World Landscape of the Year 2017

World Landscape of the Year 2017 teaches people about Chinas farming history.

Abandoned Manhole Covers Converted into Secret Rooms

Milan-based artist Briancoshock turns abandoned manhole covers into fully decorated miniature rooms.

The Seabin Project: In-Water Automated Marina Rubbish Collector

The Seabin is a revolution in ocean cleaning technology. It will help create cleaner oceans with healthier marine life.

How to Grow a Forest in Your Backyard

Forests do not have to be far flung nature reserves, isolated from human life. Instead, we can grow them right where we are even in cities. Eco-entrepreneur and TED Fellow Shubhendu Sharma grows ultra-dense, biodiverse mini-forests of native species in urban areas by engineering soil, microbes and biomass to kick start natural growth processes. Follow along as he describes how to grow a 100-year-old forest in just 10 years, and learn how you can get in on this tiny jungle party.