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25

Mar

Will London’s most visible timepiece get a solar facelift?British Parliament is striving to reduce its carbon footprint at the Palace of Westminster through various efficiency measures, including potentially outfitting Big Ben with PV panels.

Will London’s most visible timepiece get a solar facelift?
British Parliament is striving to reduce its carbon footprint at the Palace of Westminster through various efficiency measures, including potentially outfitting Big Ben with PV panels.

28

Feb

London’s Garden Bridge to bring tranquility, foot traffic to the Thames
Joanna Lumley, best known for portraying one of the most morally bankrupt characters in television history, is behind an urban garden/footbridge project in London that’s brilliant, bold and well, absolutely fabulous.

09

Feb

London air raid shelter houses carbon-neutral hydroponic farmTunnel-to-table salad anyone? Growing Underground, a hydroponic agriculture venture hailed as the world’s largest subterranean farm, is based in a WWII air raid shelter 100 feet beneath the streets of South London.

London air raid shelter houses carbon-neutral hydroponic farm
Tunnel-to-table salad anyone? Growing Underground, a hydroponic agriculture venture hailed as the world’s largest subterranean farm, is based in a WWII air raid shelter 100 feet beneath the streets of South London.

21

Jan

In exchange for low rent, London’s ‘guardians’ keep squatters at bayYoung professionals in the high-priced British capital city are clamoring to live in empty office buildings where, in exchange for a low monthly rent, they serve as live-in squatter deterrents.

In exchange for low rent, London’s ‘guardians’ keep squatters at bay
Young professionals in the high-priced British capital city are clamoring to live in empty office buildings where, in exchange for a low monthly rent, they serve as live-in squatter deterrents.

15

Jan

One of world’s rarest plants stolen from London botanical gardensThe tiny water lily known as Nymphaea thermarum is critically endangered, and its value is cited as ‘priceless.’

One of world’s rarest plants stolen from London botanical gardens
The tiny water lily known as Nymphaea thermarum is critically endangered, and its value is cited as ‘priceless.’

03

Jan

How many meerkats do we have? London Zoo kicks off 2014 animal census
The annual headcount requires keepers to document every single invertebrate, bird, fish, mammal, reptile and amphibian — a whopping 850 different species in all — living within the zoo’s walls.
See more census photos.

02

Jan

London will have bike highways in the sky? Learn more.

London will have bike highways in the sky? Learn more.

07

Sep

London’s largest and lushest living wall attracts critters, prevents floodingAcross town from the sizzling death rays generated by London’s newest glass skyscraper, a luxury hotel in Victoria unveils a verdant vertical garden designed to combat urban flooding, clean the air and promote biodiversity.

London’s largest and lushest living wall attracts critters, prevents flooding
Across town from the sizzling death rays generated by London’s newest glass skyscraper, a luxury hotel in Victoria unveils a verdant vertical garden designed to combat urban flooding, clean the air and promote biodiversity.

03

Sep

How a skyscraper is melting cars in LondonThe building’s concave exterior wall is covered in reflective glass that is bouncing sunlight off its surface and boiling everything in its path.

How a skyscraper is melting cars in London
The building’s concave exterior wall is covered in reflective glass that is bouncing sunlight off its surface and boiling everything in its path.

30

Mar

London Zoo lets you put your cat on the map
The zoo hopes the interactive, searchable map will get people thinking about the plight of endangered big cats.

London Zoo lets you put your cat on the map

The zoo hopes the interactive, searchable map will get people thinking about the plight of endangered big cats.