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BirdProject Soap

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Bird-shaped soaps support wildlife restoration in Louisiana $24.00

When the Deepwater Horizon spill happened over a year ago,  Tippy Tippens (what a name!) was determined to help restore the Gulf Coast ecosystem to its natural state. After traveling to New Orleans, the Brooklyn designer launched BirdProject, a line of glycerin-based, bird-shaped soaps that each contain a ceramic keepsake within. In Tippens' words: Through the daily act of washing,......read more

Deep Water Drilling Set to Resume

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Federal announcement ends offshore drilling moratorium.

Oil and gas exploration has been suspended in the Gulf since May, one month after the Deepwater Horizon explosion that killed 11 workers and led to the worst offshore oil spill in American history. In a few weeks, drilling and exploration will resume. The Obama administration will allow 13 companies to resume their work on 16 different offshore projects that had already been approved and were in......read more

Neil Dawson: Horizons

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A giant steel sculpture in New Zealand that looks like paper trash

In the picturesque region of North Aucklund, New Zealand, where lush green hills roll into the Kaipara Harbour, there sits Gibbs Farm, a private sculpture park with works from so many major artists it makes our heads spin. On the crest of the property's highest hill, surrounded by pieces from the likes of Richard Serra, Sol Lewitt, and Andy Goldsworthy, is "Horizons," an awe-inspiring sculpture......read more

Largest Green Wall in North America

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4,000 square foot living wall unveiled in Pennsylvania.

The horizontal garden game was stepped up on the weekend when the largest green wall in North America was unveiled in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. The fern-lined wall is located in the newly constructed East Conservatory Plaza at Longwood Gardens. At 4,072 square feet, it's more than twice the size of North America's second largest living wall (also in Pennsylvania). Designed by GSky,......read more

Male Birth Control On The Horizon

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Science. Is. Awesome.

Fellas, rejoice. The fine scientists over at Texas A&M University have announced that they are hot on the trail of a new birth control pill... wait for it... wait for it... for men! The team discovered that a compound called JQ1 acts as an inhibitor to sperm production and also sperm mobility, two features necessary for male fertility. "JQ1 prevents both," says Qinglei Li, an assistant......read more

L'Horizon by Romain Laurent

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Cool photo project finds a surf bro exploring NYC on his board

You wouldn't generally think of New York City as a surfing mecca, but there's more and more wave-seekers bombing out from the city to hit the surf. Hell, the hottest shop in the city is a SoHo surf shop. Closer to the ocean, eco-consciousness and surf culture are transforming Rockaway Beach (for proof, check out this episode of Brooklyn Informed). So this new series of photos from Romain Laurent......read more

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