RETREET redefines disaster relief by engaging communities to replant lost trees.
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A 1,400-year-old ginkgo tree in China has been making quite a scene this fall. Thousands of people have flocked to the site of a glorious ocean of yellow leaves raining down upon a Buddhist temple. These are some stunning images.
YELLOW LEAVES RAIN ON BUDDHIST TEMPLE (photos)
Next year, construction begins on The Copenhagen Gate, a bicycle bridge that's suspended 213 feet above water and connects two high rise buildings. The most interesting feature is the midpoint connection of the two protrusions, where the bridge appears broken. Check out this odd design.
THE COPENHAGEN BRIDGE (photos)
Have you ever seen The Blue Trees? An ongoing project of artist Konstantin Dimopoulos, it raises the level of social consciousness about the importance of trees by using nontoxic paint to change their color, making their irregularity impossible to ignore. We really like this.
THE BLUE TREES (video)
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Jia Haixia and Jia Wenqi are a truly amazing duo. Haixia lost his sight and Wenqi his arms in unrelated accidents at work. Determined to continue leading productive lives, the two best friends started a business and have planted 10,000 trees over the past 10 years, overcoming incredible challenges together. Their inspiring story deserves a read.
BLIND MAN AND ARMLESS FRIEND PLANT TREES (photo essay)
An often-forgotten fact of history: cyclists were the first advocates for paved roads. Back in the late 1800s, the bicycle was the new technology on the scene, and riding conditions were terrible. Enter the League of American Wheelmen, who pushed for better roads, convincing their fellow citizens that improvements would benefit all. Even Henry Ford gave credit where credit was due. Remember that the next time you are on the road!
CYCLISTS: FIRST ADVOCATES FOR PAVED ROADS (photo essay)
On a completely related note, there are some awesome futuristic concepts regarding the next generation of roads for cyclists. Among them, the SuperCycle pathway, a 221km elevated bicycle superhighway in London. Check out the details and components of this amazing design!
SUPERCYLE PATHWAY IN LONDON (photo essay)
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.62
Sunday Show & Tell is back! Its brief hiatus was due to all of the exciting announcements and activities we have shared over the past month or so. There is just so much to say!
This week, we start with the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory, the tallest skyscraper in South America at 1,066 feet. That's as tall as the Chrysler Building! Located in the middle of the Amazon, this tower was built to monitor the relationship between the world's largest rain forest and the atmosphere. Take a peak at these amazing photos.
AMAZON TALL TOWER OBSERVATORY (photo essay)
Since the late 1970s, China has been planting BILLIONS of trees on the southern end of the Gobi Desert. After centuries of deforestation, advancing sand dunes began to seriously threaten farmland and cause horrible dust storms in some of China's largest cities. The answer? The Great Green Wall! Learn all about it at the link below.
THE GREAT GREEN WALL (article/photos/video)
Speaking of China, American-based Chinese designer Pengtao Yu dreamed up the Cojoy Dual Bicycle. This cooperative set of wheels looks like a cross between a wheelchair, a roller-coaster, and a paddleboat. We'd love to give it a whirl!