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The Week in Pictures: Cherry Tree Sculptures, Catapulting LED Stars, and More (Slideshow)

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We’ve featured a lot of treehouses on TreeHugger, but the plans for this one are a little different: Ten cherry trees will be planted in a circle, and pruned and bent over time to form a unique, two story sculpture.

We’ve also got…

The Week in Pictures: Cloud Travel, a Vertical Forest in Milan, and More (Slideshow)

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We talk a lot about low-impact transportation on TreeHugger, from bikes to electric cars to high speed rail. But this is definitely the first time we’ve talked about traveling on a floating cloud.

We also have a building in Milan t…

Earthquake-Inspired Art Installation Is for Socializing and Reflecting on Nature

All Images Courtesy of 24D Studio

Among the projects on display at the 2011 Kobe Biennale, a celebration of art in the history of the Japanese city, will be Crater Lake. Perhaps best described as a pavilion, the circular installation is inspired by a…

Middle Eastern Artists Eye Environmental Threats

Exhibit poster for the Tehran Monoxide Project.

With water shortages and air pollution posing increasingly grave threats to the Middle East, artists in the region are working to make environmental issues more visible, both at home and in internationa…

The Horror of Elephant Poaching in Kenya: Shocking Photos by Chris Jordan

Photo: prixpictet Severed trunk of bull elephant, Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy

Chris Jordan’s work may be familiar to TreeHuggers because he has been photographing environmental issues for years. He has depicted the ravages of the oceans, and many …

10 Extraordinary Photographs of the Starry Night Sky

Ben Canales offers up not only stellar night photography, but also a humble and inspirational spirit that encourages other photographers to try it out. Here are 10 examples of his phenomenal work, his thoughts about light pollution and its impact on …

Artists Use Innovation to Make Our Beaches Barefoot Friendly (Video)

A beach that’s barefoot-friendly. It is less common these days than we would want. However, it’s not an impossible task to return them to their former pristine states. Renowned surf filmmaker Jason Baffa and Barefoot Wine teamed up to create One Beac…

Wolves in Ethiopia Disappearing Thanks to Domestic Dog Diseases

Photos by Rebecca Jackrel

Did you have any idea there are wolves in Africa? Jackals, sure. Painted dogs, yep. But wolves? Turns out the Ethiopian wolf is the only wolf species on the continent, and lives exclusively in the high-altitude areas of Ethi…

Artist Crochet-Bombs NYC’s Astor Place Cube Sculpture (Video)

Photo: via Animal New York

In big, gritty cities, ‘bombing’ things with soft yarns is all the rage. From crocheted bikes to knitted plant pockets, “yarn bombing” is a way for citydwellers and guerilla artists alike to make their mark with something el…

The Week in Pictures: Living Map of Central Park, a Bike with Metal Tires, and More (Slideshow)

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We’ve featured a lot of vertical gardens on TreeHugger, many of them superb but none quite like this one, grown as a living map of New York’s Central Park.

We also have a bike with innovative metal wheels, avant-garde DIY fall har…