8 tiny homes built tough for off-grid living

Inhabitat June 22nd, 2018 Many people mistake tiny homes for delicate structures that provide a minimal amount of space for simple living. But these modern tiny homes are proving that they can be just as resilient as any traditional home twice their size. Check out eight tiny homes that are built to withstand brutal climates …

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A forest garden with 500 edible plants could lead to a sustainable future

Nationalgeographic June 30th, 2019 Martin Crawford’s forest garden is abundant, diverse, edible, and might be one answer to the future of food systems. Instead of neat rows of monoculture, forest gardens combine fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, vines and perennial vegetables together in one seemingly wild setting. This type of agroforestry mimics natural ecosystems …

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Prefab 101: Defining The Many Forms Of Factory-Built Homes

Forbes February 4th, 2019 Although prefab construction is still growing slowing in the United States (currently at about 5% of all new homes built), it is gaining traction here and is a major form of construction in other countries around the world. About 20% of the houses in Germany are prefabricated, just a little under …

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“Sperm Count in Western Men Has Dropped Over 50 Percent Since 1973, Paper Finds “

Nytimes August 16th, 2017 The sperm count of men in Western countries has been declining precipitously with no signs of “leveling off,” according to new research, bolstering a school of thought that male health in the modern world is at risk, possibly threatening fertility. By examining thousands of studies and conducting… Read more here