Islands in the sky

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Roof top gardens aren’t just a quasi hipster architect’s dream concept, but really help insulate and cool buildings, capture rainwater and provide locally sourced food. Scientists are now extending their uses  to help conserve endangered plant species.

Learn more about how roof top gardens are being used to help with species conservation in Melbourne.

Go to full New Scientist article

Feature Image: The Hallelujah Mountains from Avatar – floating islands that circulate slowly in  magnetic currents like icebergs at sea (image from www.wallconvert.com)

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