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Flying On Frying Oil

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UK airline Thomson Airways launches aircraft powered by waste cooking oil

Thomson Airways will begin weekly flights from England to Spain on July 28th. But these flights will not be using any ordinary jet fuel. The planes will be powered by a 50/50 blend of jet fuel and HEFA fuel, which is made from used cooking oil.  Thomson managing director Chris Browne said, "As sustainable biofuels become more commercially viable, Thomson Airways plans to expand its use of......read more

President Obama will travel to Alaska on Monday to call for urgent and aggressive action to tackle climate change, capitalizing on a poignant tableau of melting glaciers, crumbling permafrost and rising sea levels to illustrate the immediacy of an issue he hopes to make a central element of his legacy. But during a three-day trip choreographed to lend spectacular visuals and real-world examples......read more

NYC Rooftop Photos

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From Navid Baraty

Photographer Navid Baraty is back again and this time, he has captured a rooftop image that looks like it was taken straight out of the movie Inception. From atop the 1095 Avenue of Americas skyscraper, Baraty was able to photograph an aerial view of 42nd street in all its glory. Looking down from a height of 630 feet, you can see each floor below. The taxis and other vehicles......read more

Awe-Inspiring Aerial Photography

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Photographer Cameron Davidson takes to the sky to shoot landscapes from above

Cameron Davidson is a Washington, DC-based photographer and pilot who uses the aerial vantage point to reveal humanity's impact on landscapes below. Capturing earth from a seldom-seen perspective, Davidson's work conveys an abstract beauty, like all the best aerial photography. Davidson's work has been featured in publications like Vanity Fair, National Geographic and Smithsonian magazine. His......read more

Saving Our Way to Cleaner Air

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Want cheaper gas and a stable economy? Keep combating climate change

Margo T. Oge for The Huffington Post: It's the end of 2014, and we are enjoying a remarkable convergence. Gas prices are down, the auto industry is booming and we have the most environmentally clean vehicle fleet ever. In fact, if we'd been listening to industry over the past several decades, this should be an impossible confluence of events. These industries repeatedly told Americans that......read more

Island: Photos by Maroesjka Lavigna

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A Belgian photographer chronicles her travels through Iceland

Maroesjka Lavigna took off from her home in Ghent, Belgium for a summertime journey around Iceland, returning four months later with a superb photographic chronicle of her travels. Among the photos we find not only the requisite images of hot springs and desolate sweeping landscapes, but also portraits of locals and images of homes and streetscapes. The trip was so good, she decided to return for......read more

Bringing Solar Power To Remote Hospitals Is Saving Lives

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One startup working in Nepal learned that delivering high-quality health care often means having to innovate in unexpected ways--such as building new energy systems.

Founded by three Yale University Medical School students, Possible is a nonprofit health care company that runs medical facilities in remote Nepal. These include the 25-bed Bayalpata Hospital, in Anchham, a series of local clinics, and a small army of community health care workers. Part of its model revolves around importing Western standards of medicine and management, including modern......read more

Celebrating Summer Squash and Zucchini in Season

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David Tanis doles out his favorite recipe for The New York Times

We've been picking zucchini, squash and squash blossoms for the past two weekends here in California (Santa Barbara to be exact), and there's nothing that says summer mroe than stuffing a squash blossom or creating a dish out of the meat of the stuff.  David Tanis lets us in on his zucchini and squash blossom sufflee recipe.   Suddenly it is summer at the market. Make a wish for a......read more

Navid Baraty: Earth

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Wanderlust-y photos of travels around the globe

If you find the urge to pack up and wander the globe barely controllable at the best of times, this collection of photographs is likely to aggravate the condition. (It does for us, in any case.) Simply titled Earth, the series of images was shot by SHFT favorite Navid Baraty, who describes them succinctly as "photographs from my continuing travels around the planet." A committed......read more

Ellie Davies: Between the Trees

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Eerie, mysterious images of smoke drifting through the forest

UK photographer Ellie Davies' chosen place of work is the forest, where she intervenes to explore the complex relationship between the landscape and the individual. Forests, which in the UK include ancient woodlands, timber forestry, and wildlife reserves, represent the confluence of nature and culture, of natural landscape and human activity. They are also powerful symbols, places of danger......read more

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