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Beam End Table by Environment

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A beautifully rustic, two-drawer end table made from reclaimed Peroba Rosa wood $995.00

Our eco-minded Los Angeles compatriots at Environment Furniture score another home furnishing win with the Beam End Table, inspired by the rugged beauty of exposed ceiling beams. Made from reclaimed planks of Peroba Rosa wood, the piece features two drawers with touch latch doors to keep bedside clutter in order (or at least out of sight). Dimensions: 17.5" height x 24" length x 18" depth...read more

Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

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Cornell University's bird lab is offering big bucks as reward for sighting of ultra-rare-if-not-extinct ghostbird, last seen in 1964.

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is offering a reward of $50,000 to the person who finds them an ivory-billed woodpecker. Officially listed as critically endangered, the ‘pecker hasn’t been seen for certain since 1964. ...read more

Rare

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Neat promo short for Joel Satore's new book of endangered animal portraits.

In 'Rare: Portraits of America's Endangered Species,' Sartore presents 80 iconic photographs of creatures disappearing from America’s landscape. Published with National Geographic, the book represents a lifelong commitment to the natural world and a three-year investigation into the Endangered Species Act. You can buy the book at Powell's....read more

SHFT Sampler 7-7-10

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From swimsuit architecture to biodiesel desalination, here are your weekly links from around the web.

In London, the "seriously water stressed" UK capital confronts summer water shortages with a creative — and very British — solution: A new bio-diesel desalination plant that will run partly on used vegetable oil from fish-and-chip shops. Also in London, the newly erected Speedo Swimsuit Pavilion is made from obsolete swim suits. True story. Upgrade the grid: The US......read more

SHFT Sampler 12-3-10

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Weekly links: Obama nixes offshore plans, mercury turns birds gay, and more.

Adorbs alert! Discovery assembled an "awwww"-inspiring slide show of endangered baby animals. Are fixies over? We have no idea, but this bamboo joint from Germany's Arndt Menke-Zumbragel tells us no. Lance Armstrong is down too. The world's most famous cyclist called it a "killer wooden bike" on his Twitter. Can't disagree. Check out those rear forks! ......read more

SHFT Sampler 4-1-11

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Photos of a (for real) hellhole, airplanes and climate change, shop for Japan, and more.

Welcome to Hell! No literally, welcome to hell. Shop for Japan: Ladies of New York City, hit up the Bowery Hotel this weekend for Fashion Girls for Japan sale. Tons of great brands involved. (via Loomstate) Limited edition, er, dish soap: Ecover provides proof that nothing is safe from the "limited edition" artist treatment.  How rewarding! The CEO of GoDaddy calls hunting endangered......read more

What Is Missing?

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Maya Lin's new "Listening Cone" installation brings attention to the crisis of collapsed biodiversity.

In San Francisco, the main component of Maya Lin's What Is Missing? art project - a "multi sited artwork dedicated to bringing awareness to the current crisis surrounding biodiversity and habitat loss" - was unveiled yesterday. Lin, who is best known for her design of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., says this memorial will be her last. "My goal with......read more

The Bluefin Tuna's Demise

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The story of a species on the brink of extinction.

To those of us with an interest in environmental affairs, the plight of the bluefin tuna is by now a familiar story. Driven by demand in Japan's seafood market, stocks of the predatory fish with the brilliant red flesh have depleted 85% over the last forty-odd years. Earlier this year, a bid to ban commercial fishing of bluefin tuna was denied at the annual United Nations meeting on......read more

End Fossil Fuel Subsidies Today

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With the Rio Earth Summit in full swing, Robert Redford explains why we need to stop giving public money to dirty energy companies

Every year, around the world, almost one trillion dollars of subsidies is handed out to help the fossil fuel industry. Who came up with the crazy idea that the fossil fuel industry deserves our hard-earned money, no less in economic times of such harsh human consequence? We fire teachers, police and firemen in drastic budget cuts and yet, the fossil fuel industry can laugh all the way to the bank......read more

Darwin Rucksack by Endstar

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Versatile weekend trekking bag constructed in part from recycled plastic bottles $230.00

The NYC-based outdoor gear maestros at Endstar hit another product design bullseye with the Darwin Rucksack, a versatile 60-litre pack that's perfect for a weekend trek to the wilderness. With ample storage space in the main compartment, the Darwin also features an expansion harness and smaller storage compartments for quick-access items. And like all Endstar products, the Darwin is manufactured......read more

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