A Seawall That Proves Strong Infrastructure Can Be Pretty, Too: One project in Vancouver breaks out of the assumed binary of necessary infrastructure eyesore vs. park-like wetlands, combining elements of both with new ways to look at landscape ecology and hydrology.
Mapping the Real-Time Air Pollution Wafting Over Cities Around the World: “How noxious is your city? The user-friendly World Air Map, designed by Plume Labs — a company that makes environmental software for health and well-being — offers a way to monitor the progress of long-term goals as well as short-term interventions on a daily basis.”
Robert Irwin’s Big Visions, Barely Seen: “I think you could make a very strong case that he’s one of the 10 most important living American artists, and of those he’s probably the least well known.”
The Triforium: A Second Life for Los Angeles’ Polyphonoptic Sculpture: “The Triforium, an odd-duck of a public sculpture by Joseph Young, is finally finding its footing as a vital work in the L.A. landscape thanks to a faction of devoted enthusiasts called the Triforium Project.”
5 Facts to Know about the California Methane Leak: A methane leak in Southern California has forced thousands of people from their homes. Although the gas first began spewing from a leaky underground well in October, the gas company only recently identified the source of the leak. Now, officials with the company say it could be months before the methane leak is stopped.