Endangered green and loggerhead turtles make Mediterranean comeback

For 10,000 years, green and loggerhead turtles have been nesting on the Mediterranean coast of Cyprus. In the last 100 years they have been hunted to the brink of extinction. Thankfully, due to pioneering conservation efforts made by Cypriot marine biologists, their endearing reptile compatriots are seeing a bounce back in numbers this year.

Related: Turtle hatchlings spotted on Mumbai beach for the first time in nearly 20 years

The ancient marine animals hatch on Cyprus’s Lara Beach before…

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Endangered green and loggerhead turtles make Mediterranean comeback

For 10,000 years, green and loggerhead turtles have been nesting on the Mediterranean coast of Cyprus. In the last 100 years they have been hunted to the brink of extinction. Thankfully, due to pioneering conservation efforts made by Cypriot marine biologists, their endearing reptile compatriots are seeing a bounce back in numbers this year.

Related: Turtle hatchlings spotted on Mumbai beach for the first time in nearly 20 years

The ancient marine animals hatch on Cyprus’s Lara Beach before…

Thailand bans the import of e-waste

Over the course of the next six months, Thailand will ban the import of 432 types of scrap electronics also called e-waste. E-waste includes any device with an electric cord or battery and recyclers often mine these trash deposits for valuable metals such as gold, silver and copper. The devices can also contain hazardous and polluting chemicals however, such as lead, mercury and cadmium. The announcement was made official by the country’s Environment Ministry as Thailand has been struggling to deal…

Thailand bans the import of e-waste

Over the course of the next six months, Thailand will ban the import of 432 types of scrap electronics also called e-waste. E-waste includes any device with an electric cord or battery and recyclers often mine these trash deposits for valuable metals such as gold, silver and copper. The devices can also contain hazardous and polluting chemicals however, such as lead, mercury and cadmium. The announcement was made official by the country’s Environment Ministry as Thailand has been struggling to deal…

Photovoltaic glass clads a sustainably minded residential tower in Melbourne

Melbourne based architecture firm C. Kairouz Architects recently completed The General, an eight-story building that’s said to be Australia’s first-ever large-scale residential structure to use photovoltaic glass on its facade. Located in the inner-suburb of Northcote in Melbourne, the building comprises 87 apartments as well as mixed-use commercial space on the first two floors. Thanks to photovoltaic glazing as well as a slew of other energy-efficient systems and resource-saving measures, The…

Photovoltaic glass clads a sustainably minded residential tower in Melbourne

Melbourne based architecture firm C. Kairouz Architects recently completed The General, an eight-story building that’s said to be Australia’s first-ever large-scale residential structure to use photovoltaic glass on its facade. Located in the inner-suburb of Northcote in Melbourne, the building comprises 87 apartments as well as mixed-use commercial space on the first two floors. Thanks to photovoltaic glazing as well as a slew of other energy-efficient systems and resource-saving measures, The…

MAD reactivates an abandoned Japanese tunnel using surreal immersive art

How do you bring young people back into Japan’s rural areas? One popular answer seems to be with art and architecture. In one of the country’s latest rural revitalization efforts, Beijing-based design studio MAD Architects was invited to reactivate the long-forgotten Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel in the Niigata prefecture. Created for the 2018 Echigo-Tsumari Triennial, this series of permanent artistic interventions aims to help bring back “the cultural energy that once empowered the region.”

Set…