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the most urgent threat to three of the world's best-loved species—elephants, rhinos and tigers.
Birds-of-Paradise
 
images of all 39 species in the bird-of-paradise family
Less Field, More Yield
 
Hydrophonics and verticrops
Methane Vent
 
Special camera sees greenhouse gases
Wild Dolphin "Asks"
 
Wild Dolphin "Asks" Divers to Free It from Hook and line embedded in its pectoral fin.
Chasing Ice
 
Chasing Ice movie reveals largest iceberg break-up ever filmed.
Black Rhino
 
Rare Animals Lead Secret Lives After Dark Caught on Tape
Cormorant's Deep Dive
 
150 Foot cormorant Dive
Melissa Leo
 
Melissa Leo Speaks Out About Banning Fracking in New York
The Big Dig in Mongolia
 
massive, break-neck speed resources rush
Why Prop 37 Failed
 
Why Prop 37 Failed
Whales and Canoe
 
Father and daughter whale watching from a canoe in Australia.
Lost Children of Coal
 
this small group of youngsters now have the chance of a normal life.
Divers Free Whale Shark
 
250 miles south of Baja, Mexico, Divers spotted a whale shark with a large rope wrapped around it's girth
Rise of The Superbugs
 
Rampant use of antibiotics coupled with an explosion in global travel
Sanitary Napkin Revolution
 
Arunachalam Muruganantham: How I started a sanitary napkin revolution!
Chesapeake Bay Pollution
 
How factory farms & poultry industry pollute the water
Poisoned Waters of Puget Sound
 
decades of pollution have endangered the orca whales
Dr Jeff Masters
 
predicts 9 weather disasters that could strike the United States in the next 30 years
Climate of Doubt
 
Frontline looks at Climate Skeptics.
 




Here's a powerful provocation from artist Jae Rhim Lee. Can we commit our bodies to a cleaner, greener Earth, even after death? Naturally -- using a special burial suit seeded with pollution-gobbling mushrooms.

Jae Rhim Lee is a visual artist and mushroom lover. In her early work, as a grad student at MIT, she built systems that reworked basic human processes: sleeping (check out her it-just-might-work vertical bed from 2004), urinating and eating (and the relationship between the two). Now she's working on a compelling new plan for the final human process: decomposition.

Her Infinity Burial Project explores the choices we face after death, and how our choices reflect our denial or acceptance of death’s physical implications. She's been developing a new strain of fungus, the Infinity Mushroom, that feeds on and remediates the industrial toxins we store in our bodies and convert our unused bodies efficiently into nutrients. Her Infinity Burial System converts corpses into clean compost. She was in residence at the MAK Center in Los Angeles this fall working on the project. And if this vision of life after death appeals to you, sign up to become a Decompinaut yourself.

 

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Additional Posts
Wildlife Crime Story
 
the most urgent threat to three of the world's best-loved species—elephants, rhinos and tigers.
Birds-of-Paradise
 
images of all 39 species in the bird-of-paradise family
Less Field, More Yield
 
Hydrophonics and verticrops
Methane Vent
 
Special camera sees greenhouse gases
Wild Dolphin "Asks"
 
Wild Dolphin "Asks" Divers to Free It from Hook and line embedded in its pectoral fin.
Chasing Ice
 
Chasing Ice movie reveals largest iceberg break-up ever filmed.
Black Rhino
 
Rare Animals Lead Secret Lives After Dark Caught on Tape
Cormorant's Deep Dive
 
150 Foot cormorant Dive
Melissa Leo
 
Melissa Leo Speaks Out About Banning Fracking in New York
The Big Dig in Mongolia
 
massive, break-neck speed resources rush
Why Prop 37 Failed
 
Why Prop 37 Failed
Whales and Canoe
 
Father and daughter whale watching from a canoe in Australia.
Lost Children of Coal
 
this small group of youngsters now have the chance of a normal life.
Divers Free Whale Shark
 
250 miles south of Baja, Mexico, Divers spotted a whale shark with a large rope wrapped around it's girth
Rise of The Superbugs
 
Rampant use of antibiotics coupled with an explosion in global travel
Sanitary Napkin Revolution
 
Arunachalam Muruganantham: How I started a sanitary napkin revolution!
Chesapeake Bay Pollution
 
How factory farms & poultry industry pollute the water
Poisoned Waters of Puget Sound
 
decades of pollution have endangered the orca whales
Dr Jeff Masters
 
predicts 9 weather disasters that could strike the United States in the next 30 years
Climate of Doubt
 
Frontline looks at Climate Skeptics.