Giraffe Manor, Nairobi

A Kenyan sanctuary that protects the endangered Rothschild subspecies, who aren't shy to nab a treat from your hands (or lips)

by Kelly Phillips Badal Set on 12 acres of private land within a 140-acre indigenous forest, Giraffe Manor is an ivy-covered 1930s colonial mansion-turned-hotel, with stunning art deco interiors to match. But the true stars of this classic Kenyan home are the 10 rare Rothschild giraffes that roam the property—and aren’t shy about sticking their long necks straight through windows, doors and balconies in search …

The Water Tank Project

Artists transform NYC's rooftop water towers to raise awareness about conservation

With less than 1% of all fresh water on Earth safe for human consumption—a number that works out to around 200,000 km3 of water—the truth about the world’s available supply is frightening. To draw attention to the urgency of water conservation, the not-for-profit Word Above The Street is working with an array of artists who will wrap 100 of NYC’s beloved water towers in a …

Three Ways to Conserve Water

Save water with personalized shower cycles, wood-clad rain barrels and solar pumps

Turning off the water while brushing your teeth is a fine start to addressing the challenges we face when it comes to the increasingly problematic resource. But to cope with what some scientists claim will be the biggest global concern in coming years calls for bigger and better innovations. The following three solutions currently on the market help greater water conservation efforts both in and …