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by Sarah Howell Present Architecture has some radical, green new plans for New York City, just recently revealed. The firm is pushing an idea that would bring 125 acres of parkland to the Big Apple, which would not only be employed for public use, but would also give another way to compost organic waste, grow vegetables, and even offer cross country ski courses in the winter. “Garbage islands” is the term being thrown around, which sounds less appealing than it actually is. The firm has submitted plans to install giant “garbage islands” off the shorelines of Manhattan that would process an estimated 30 percent of New York City’s organic residential waste, with ships ferrying the waste in and compost out of the islands. Says Present Architecture, “This means drastically reduced truck miles to landfills, decreased traffic, noise, and pollution, with the added benefits of safer streets, cleaner air, and fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Plus a new type of public park and a product for market – nutrient rich compost made […]Read More
by Sarah Howell The country of Denmark made headlines once again this week, and the reasons for which were still seen as an outrage. Earlier this week, a healthy young giraffe by the name of Marius was shot in the head and fed to lions, which the scientific director of the zoo, Bengt Holst, said was completely viable. Despite the many online petitions and communications from other zoos offering to take Marius, the zoo disposed of Marius due to the potential happenstance of inbreeding. Just days later, another Denmark zoo was on the receiving end of backlash due to outrage surrounding the same circumstance. Jyllands Park Zoo houses a male giraffe, that, in a horrible irony, shares the same name as the Marius. However, the zoo made an official Facebook statement that declared the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria indicated that Jyllands Park Zoo was not to receive a female giraffe, and therefore the zoo would be able to keep Marius. They also stated that “[t]here is no plan, […]Read More