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Do Tilapia and Mangroves Hold Secrets to Desalination?

Do Tilapia and Mangroves Hold Secrets to Desalination? | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"Fresh drinking water isn't a supply problem, but I do believe there is an important supply solution. This solution, desalination of seawater, in the future could be improved by techniques observed in nature. Here, I write about some notable examples in both the technological and natural world. [...] From versatile fish to salt-sequestering plants, the natural world abounds with ways to turn sea water into freshwater."

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Skygrove: NYC Architects Reimagine Office Building for World of Water

Skygrove: NYC Architects Reimagine Office Building for World of Water | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

From New York City-based architects HWKN’s Matthias Hollwich and Marc Kushner comes Skygrove: a one million-square-foot design concept for a commercial office building that operates in a wetter world. [...] The Skygrove concept was created to visualize what architecture might look like in an era of rising seas, not only to protect tenants from their implications but to “capitalize on their potential.” Skygrove’s architecture is, of course, biophilic: its lower floors mimic the roots of a tree growing in a tidal location. Each floor in Skygrove is self-sufficient and “designed for independent survival in a maximum disaster,” connected by a compartmentalized facade with the tower’s necessary infrastructure: vertical circulation, water, energy, and air supply.

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The Biomimicry Manual: How Does Nature Make Saltwater Drinkable?

The Biomimicry Manual: How Does Nature Make Saltwater Drinkable? | Biomimicry | Scoop.it
A billion people don't have enough drinking water. Desalinating oceans is economically and environmentally expensive. Biomimicry looks at how nature does it.
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