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BC’s Endangered Forests

BC’s Endangered Forests

Cortes Island old growth appears to be the next in a series of controversial logging disputes to plague the BC coast in 2012. Most, but not all, of the trouble stems from logging of rare old growth pockets still standing, and/or the unregulated logging of the private forest land created with the two million acre (3,125 sq.mile or 8,094sq.kms) E & N Railway land grant of the 1870s. (See The Great Land Grab in Hul’qumi’num Territory,). All of it is aggravated by the remote foreign ownership of access to most of BC’s forests.

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Tree Ring Record Player

Tree Ring Record Player

German artist and inventor Bartholomäus Traubeck has created an amazing record player that allows you to play the growth rings of sliced tree trunks. Created...

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Venerable Tree Art

Venerable Tree Art

Renowned Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira, working with fallen and reclaimed trees, takes these venerable and ancient treasures and turns them into stunn...

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Growing Tree Cards

Growing Tree Cards

Tree Cards are designed to help developing communities become self-sustaining, and are promotional postcards offered by the Seed Our Future organization that ...

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Milan’s Vertical Forest

Milan’s Vertical Forest

The Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) will be the greenest building in Milan when completed, which is one of Europe’s most polluted cities.

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Stump Lounge Chair

Stump Lounge Chair

Chinese-born, American-based engineer and furniture designer Hongtao Zhou’s latest installation raises awareness about utilizing unwanted stumps in our gar...

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Bird's Nest Hotel

Bird's Nest Hotel

Have you ever wondered what it might feel like to spend the night nestled in a bird’s nest high in the treetops? Well, wonder no more. Swedish design studi...

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Handheld Terrarium Lanterns

Handheld Terrarium Lanterns

American designer Franklin Graw has engineered a hand-held lantern that manages to function both as a light and as a terrarium for a small sapling.

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Pakistan’s Amazing Spider Trees

Pakistan’s Amazing Spider Trees

After the devastating flooding of 2010, with more than a fifth of Pakistan covered in floodwaters, spiders needed refuge as well. The fleeing spiders sough...

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CO2 Measuring Tree Tape

CO2 Measuring Tree Tape

In a bid to find a visual reminder on the importance of trees in offsetting various activities like flying, driving or even breathing, London-based designe...

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Disposable Chopstick Trees

Disposable Chopstick Trees

In a bid to halt the use of disposable chopsticks, various art installations have been sprouting up around China. Shanghai’s Disposable Wooden Chopstick Tree...

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