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The Furniture Farmer
Offbeat  (tags: design, environment, interesting, off-beat, unusual, world )

- 1 day ago -
Imagine a forest where trees turn themselves into chairs, lamps and mirror frames in a sustainable system that doesn't leave a gaping hole in an old-growth forest, or a barren field after the trees have been harvested.
The Shoe That Grows Inspires Donations That Shock Its Inventor
Offbeat  (tags: climate, environment, healthconditions, GoodNews, government, green, habitat, humans, protection, politics, pollution, Sustainabililty, weather, world, abuse, activists, children, culture, education, ethics, family, fashion, freedoms, GoodNews, government )

- 3 days ago -
Kenton Lee is the brain behind the innovative new shoe. He was working at a home for 140 HIV/AIDS orphans at a children's home in Nairobi when he saw that none of the children had shoes that fit. .THERE ARE -300 million children who do not have shoes.!
Divers at HMS Erebus Fight Ocean Currents to Journey Back in Time
Offbeat  (tags: Canada, Queen Maud Gulf, Nunavut, HMS Erebus, Franklin Expedition, John Franklin, North West Passage, archaeology, environment, ethics, interesting, Parks Canada )

- 3 days ago -
The thought never leaves the diversâEUR(TM) minds: They may be working at a gravesite. Inuit oral history tells of frightened visitors to Erebus, before she sank, seeing a heavy-set corpse with a big smile, perhaps the death grin of a man who died with scurvy.
Volcanoes: Myths and Legends
Offbeat  (tags: bizarre, design, environment, health, humans, interesting, myth, odd, off-beat, photos, pictures, safety, society, unusual, volcano, world )

- 3 days ago -
On April 10th, 1815, humanity witnessed an eruption that killed over 100,000 in Tambora, Indonesia. It was the deadliest eruption in recorded history. Two hundred years on, volcanoes are still as intriguing and mysterious as they were then. Even the most
60 Interesting, Beautiful, Unique Photos That Will Make You Love the Earth
Offbeat  (tags: animals, arts, children, culture, design, dogs, environment, humans, interesting, off-beat, pets, photos, pictures, society, unusual, wildlife, women, world )

- 3 days ago -
Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 every year to honor the earth and the concept of peace. First observed in 1970, today more than 192 countries hold various events to demonstrate their support for the environment. HereâEUR(TM)s a look at some beautiful -
Wild in the City: Red-Necked Grebes Build a Home
Offbeat  (tags: red-necked grebes, nests, animals, environment, interesting, off-beat, odd, pictures, wildlife )

- 6 days ago -
The nest the red-necked grebes were building looked precarious, but it turns out Podiceps grisegena couples renest up to five times to get it right.
3D Cryosat' Tracks Arctic Winter Sea Ice
Offbeat  (tags: science, scientists, research, tech, environment, climate, Cryosat )

- 6 days ago -
To understand Arctic sea ice requires measurement of both area and thickness, Although Arctic sea ice set a record this year for its lowest ever winter extent - that was not the case for its volume, new data reveals.
Arctic Sea Ice Extent Hits Record Low for Winter
Offbeat  (tags: environment, Sea ice, Arctic Ocean, Polar Regions, people, animals, plants, US scientists, University of Colorado, USA )

- 6 days ago -
Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has fallen to the lowest recorded level for the winter season, according to US scientists.The maximum this year was 14.5 million sq km,
Incredible Animal Photos
Offbeat  (tags: animals, culture, environment, humans, interesting, off-beat, photos, pictures )

- 7 days ago -
Photographers shooting wild life have seen some amazing moments for animals around the world, and so this series, featuring some of the most astounding animal photos, is truly an awesome collection of stories and moments in the lives of these animals.
The Most Precariously Perched Hotels
Offbeat  (tags: photos, pictures, interesting, odd, travel, hotels, environment, culture, unusual )

- 7 days ago -
Some interesting places.
The World of a Squirrel
Offbeat  (tags: squirrels, animals, funny, environment, humor, interesting, off-beat, photos, pictures, unusual, wildlife )

- 8 days ago -
Squirrels often appear on people's "favourite animals" list, probably because they're incredibly adorable, funny and furry.
When Animals Meet Windows
Offbeat  (tags: glass windows, animals, bizarre, dogs, environment, funny, humor, interesting, off-beat, pets, photos, pictures )

- 9 days ago -
Despite being around for over 2,000 years, glass windows seem to baffle animals still.
Rescued Dogs Find New Purpose Hunting Giant Invasive Snails in the Galapagos
Offbeat  (tags: animals, design, dogs, environment, humans, interesting, off-beat, performance, pets, protection, rescue, unusual, wildlife, world )

- 11 days ago -
Through Dogs for Conservation, these energetic animals are helping researchers fix the islands' ecology. Giant African Snails species are now one of the leading threats to the Galapagos and one of the world's most invasive and destructive species âEUR"
Celebrating Spring - Cherry Blossom Pictures From Around the World
Offbeat  (tags: culture, environment, humans, interesting, Japan, photos, pictures, society, spring, women, world )

- 12 days ago -
Cherry blossom season is one of the world's favorite signs of spring. Here is a look at cherry trees blooming around the globe this year.

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