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Tafline Laylin
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Attended Northern Arizona University
Lives in Colorado
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A brilliant plan for affordable housing in Colombia
Conceptos Plásticos from Colombia is attempting to tackle two pressing issues at once — Latin America's housing crisis and the overwhelming surge of plastic crowding landfills and waterways — with building blocks made from recycled plastic. The disaster-resistant LEGO-like blocks ma...
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Another brilliant design that can address worldwide water shortages
One in 10 people lack access to clean drinking water, according to Water.org. Ap Verheggen hopes to address this calamity with solar-powered designs that produce clean drinking water from thin air. His latest invention, a 20-inch stainless-steel cube embedded with small solar panels, WaterCube drips...
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"Here’s the thing: We may not like the idea of eating insects, but over the years, our collective attitude will likely change – mostly because it has to. With rampant population growth and scarce land, we have no choice but to embrace alternative forms of protein if we hope to survive. Even our overfished oceans, which will comprise 50 percent plastic waste by 2050, won’t keep us alive."
Learn why some people are opting for edible insects over beef and chicken as their go to source for protein.
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Love this - from Burlington, Vermont.
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Take note of this brilliant new model of 3D ocean farming - a system designed to provide jobs, restore the oceans and combat climate change, while providing nutritious food at scale.
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What's of the earth is the greatest worth!
Luigi Roselli's Great Wall of Western Australia consist of 12 stunning zigzag homes that hide behind Australia's longest rammed earth wall.
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Very serious weather weirding happening.
The Northern Hemisphere jet stream recently jumped the equator and merged with the jet stream in the Southern Hemisphere, prompting a renowned climate scientist to declare a "global climate emergency." Paul Beckwith from the University of Ottawa said this new behavior “indicates that climate s...
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An entire village of plastic bottle homes coming to Panama.
Robert Bezeau is building an entire village of plastic bottle homes on Isla Colón in Bocas Del Toro, Panama. Formerly the founder of a recycling business designed to absorb some of the island's burgeoning waste, the Canadian accumulated thousands of plastic bottles. He is now funneling them in...
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“What happened in Flint has the potential to happen throughout the US,” she says. “And it has to be stopped.” 
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I recently photographed this gorgeous Elementary school in Wyoming, where the winds and snow make design challenging. It's gorgeous - inside and out. http://inhabitat.com/rural-mountain-school-in-wyoming-gets-a-rugged-weathering-steel-skin/
Ward + Blake Architects renovated this small mountain school in Wyoming with a stunning weathering skin and large windows that open to an immense view.
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What the people who have brought National Geographic to our homes for over 100 years have to say about the expanded Fox partnership. 
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Desertification is a serious, but often overlooked environmental threat. Here are 6 potential solutions.
We’ve rounded up six thought-provoking proposals to fight desertification.
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Freelance editor, writer, photographer
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SEO, blogging, features, editing, photoshop, video, travel writing, content strategy, environmental news, PR
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  • The Guardian
    Freelance contributor, present
  • http://inhabitat.com/
    News Editor, present
  • http://www.greenprophet.com
    Managing Editor, 2014
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Colorado
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Under the stars! - Abu Dhabi - Henley-on-Klip - Crozet - Cairo - Washington DC - Johannesburg - Seattle - Ho Chi Minh - Prescott - Wallington - Grand Junction - Los Angeles
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Freelance editor, writer, photographer
Introduction
My travel habit gets me in trouble but writing about the environment keeps me down to the Earth. Except when I'm daydreaming about exploring far-flung places and people. It's a vicious cycle.
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Born in Iran, raised in South Africa, educated in the U.S., published in more than a dozen international publications.
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  • Northern Arizona University
    English/Philosophy
  • Yavapai College
    English/Philosophy
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