natural disasters

Where Does Environmental Justice Fit?

The year 2020 has been dominated by the twin terrors …

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Plan Ahead for Busy Hurricane Season in 2020

Hurricane season in the Atlantic is upon us, and the …

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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…

Deadly Floods in Thailand Are A Symptom of a Larger Problem

Flooding in Lopburi, Thailand. Photo: withit / CC

Since July, floods have ravaged Thailand, causing $3 billion in damage and killing nearly 300 people. But as the waters approach the capital city, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says he is confide…

The Week in Pictures: Solar London Bridge, Translucent ‘Chicken Chapel,’ and More (Slideshow)

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London has announced grand plans to build the world’s largest solar bridge, which will generate 900,000 kilowatts of electricity every year and provide nearly 50 percent of the energy needed to power the central London railway termi…

Reflections on 9/11 & Our Response to Tragedy

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Editors note: The following guest post is by Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati an American-born renunciate at Parmarth Niketan ashram in Rishikesh, India (full bio below). While this post may be a bit broader than other items in …

Southern Pakistan Hit By Worst Floods in Living Memory

If you thought the flooding in the northeast in the wake of Hurricane Irene and subsequent storms dropping heavy rain, thank your lucky stars you’re not in Pakistan. In a repeat of last summer, the nation is again in the grips of catastrophic floodin…

Heart-Warming Story From Japan: Tsunami Survivors Making New Livelihoods from Destroyed Fishing Nets

Image: Screenshot from Sanriku Shigoto Project promotional video.

Six months after the devastating Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan, we’ve gotten word of a heart-warming project that has been turning the damaged tools of one trade into liveliho…