Posts Tagged 'animals'

Hale County Animal Shelter | Rural Studio

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You’re looking at the result of a thesis studie done by four architecture students at the Rural Studio: Jeff Bazzell, Julieta Collart, Lana Farkas, Connely Farr in 2006. What is more – they collected the money to make this project a reality by collecting cash donations which resulted in gathering approximately $100,000 in total. The students also punched in when it came to building it. They all helped, all with no previous experience in construction. The locations is Greensboro, Alabama and the structure stands on steel legs anchored to concrete strip footings which means the building is elevated from the ground. Inside the concrete floor is a heating system to keep the animals warm during winter. Now THAT is how you do it my friends. Hats off.

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There’s Plenty More Fish in The Sea. Right?

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We’ve seen ads by Republic of Everyone before and if those didn’t strike you, nothing will. It was just a matter of time before an artist made an installation to raise the awareness of a growing problem. ”The Catch” was made by a British artist Julia Lohmann during her stay in Sapporo, Japan. Problem: 80% of the bluefin tuna caught in the Mediterranean is sold in Japan. Lohmann made a wooden structure to carry 500 fishing crates with the help of fishing wire that holds everything in place.

“The Mediterranean is at the point that if bluefin stocks are not actually collapsing, they are approaching collapse,”

/carry on reading sushi lovers

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WWF | Give a Hand to Wildlife Ads

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These beautiful ads were done by the swiss Saatchi&Saatchi Simko advertising agency for the WWF with an escorting message ”Give a hand to wildlife’. They are works of art of a bodypainter Guido Daniele that imitate a tiger, an elephant, a snake, a zebra, an eagle and a toukan. This concept isn’t completely new but nevertheless the works are amazing. The ads were notminated at Cannes 2007 and ended up on the shortlist.

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Save The Planet: Make Cows Fart Like Kangaroos

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True story, honest. OK, so the scientists in Australia are on a mission to save the planet. Apparently cow farts are a source of greenhouse gases. Yes. Yes they are. What they’re trying to do now is newtralize the cow-produced methane. Kangaroos fart is I guess awesome due to a particular bacteria in their stomachs which makes their gases methane-free.

”Not only would they not produce the methane, they would actually get something like 10 to 15 % more energy out of the feed they are eating,” because ”the bacteria also makes the digestive process much more efficient.”

Almost 14% of all greenhouse gas emissions in Australia come from cow farts, according to the government of Queensland. Whoa Aussies.