The produce aisle’s biggest water hogs? Avocados, asparagus, and cherries.

The produce aisle’s biggest water hogs? Avocados, asparagus, and cherries.

Wired’s Guide to Produce That Won’t Make the Drought Worse: “About half the vegetables and three-quarters of the fruit grown in the US comes from California. So the question is, if you want to be environmentally sensitive and exert a bit of business pressure on water-users, what should you be eating? What’s the most drought-friendly part of the produce aisle?”

The New Rome Prizes in Landscape: “On April 23, the American Academy in Rome announced the 2015–2016 fellows, which included three new fellows in landscape architecture: Christopher Marcinkoski, Alexander Robinson, ASLA, and Thaïsa Way, ASLA.”

Map of Pangea With Current International Borders: “The good people at Open Culture recently shared this map of Pangea with the present day country names. If the band ever gets back together, here’s who your nation’s neighbors would be.”

Animating Buckminster Fuller’s Geodesic Worldview: “In 1965 and 1970, Studs Terkel interviewed Buckminster Fuller on his eponymous radio show. They discussed his work, his eccentric ideas for the future, and the meaningful experiences that shaped his drive for innovation. PBS and the Studs Terkel Radio Archives to compile segments of these conversations in an animated short titled Buckminster Fuller on The Geodesic Life.”

Nine questions about Liberland, the world’s newest (possibly fake) country: “Last week, the world got a new country: The Free Republic of Liberland, officially founded on April 13th, 2015. There’s a new flag, a national anthem, and a provisional government, although it’s still not clear whether it’s a real country, or how it might become one.”


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  1. May 1, 2015

    Reblogged this on Typefiend™ and commented:
    Plums, avocados, and cherries…basically a trio of my favorite produce, all bad for the California drought 😦


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