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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

SHFT SAMPLER 6-10-10

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The first edition of our new, weekly assemblage of links from around the web.

Give us some of those good vibrations. How everyday behaviors can produce clean energy. Livable cities all have one thing in common; they're designed for people, not cars. It's hurricane season in the Gulf of Mexico. What does that mean for the worst oil spill in U.S. history? Now that's sustainable architecture. Straw, string or human hair, urban birds build nests with......read more

BirdProject Soap

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Bird-shaped soaps support wildlife restoration in Louisiana $24.00

When the Deepwater Horizon spill happened over a year ago,  Tippy Tippens (what a name!) was determined to help restore the Gulf Coast ecosystem to its natural state. After traveling to New Orleans, the Brooklyn designer launched BirdProject, a line of glycerin-based, bird-shaped soaps that each contain a ceramic keepsake within. In Tippens' words: Through the daily act of washing,......read more

Jonathan Franzen: Liking is for Cowards

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Technology is no alternative for love, argues American novelist

Jonathan Franzen is the author of the acclaimed recent novel, "Freedom," and an avid conservationist and bird watcher to boot.  In a weekend op-ed for The New York Times, Franzen takes us on a fascinating exploration that finds unlikely links between consumer technology, love, and environmentalism. [T]he ultimate goal of technology, the telos of techne, is to replace a natural world......read more

The World's First Bird-Friendly Wind Turbine

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New wind power tech designed with specific intent of saving avian lives

Clean though wind power may be, it doesn't come without its own environmental concerns, chief among which is the fact that birds and bats share the unfortunate habit of flying into spinning turbine blades.  Raymond Green, an 89-year-old World War II veteran, has developed a new bladeless wind turbine that he claims will save the lives of avian creatures. Carrying the slightly wordy......read more

SHFT Sampler 4-8-11

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Group calls for "bird smart" wind power, Senate thwarts anti-EPA bill, Toyota sells a million hybrids in the US, and more.

For the Birds: The American Bird Conservancy posted a video showing a vulture getting taken out by a wind turbine, part of a campaign calling for "bird smart" design of wind power projects. Hmmm. (via Dot Earth) Phew! In a 50-50 vote, the Senate rejected the GOP's attempt to permanently block the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. Recycled Rug: The recycled ANY rug from the Piadao Group is......read more

Incense Pyres by Blackbird

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These sophisticated scents prove that incense isn't just for hippies $28.00

These sophisticated scents from Seattle's Blackbird prove that incense is no longer the exclusive purview of dreadlocked white dudes wearing sarongs. The conical pyres, created in-house by Blackbird, put a contemporary spin on the ancient art of incense burning, with nine elegant fragrances to transform any space. Choose from 12 intriguingly named scents, either in a 20-pyre tin ($28) or a......read more

Chevron Stripe Baby Blanket by Bluebird

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Recycled cotton woven into cozy kids' blanket $60.00

Founded in 2012, Bluebird Blanket makes a full range of top quality blankets with a commitment to sustainable, domestic production. Included among the company's US-made output is this baby blanket, which not only meets the obvious requirement of soft, supple coziness, but is also made from 74 percent recycled cotton and comes handsomely decorated in a striped chevron pattern. The......read more

The Me Bird

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In this animated interpretaton of a Neruda poem, a ballerina comes to life, one layer at a time

This beautiful short film from 18bis, a Brazilian motion graphics studio, makes use of a little-known animation technique called stratastencil. The basic concept, from what we can gather, is to add layers of cut paper to create the scene. The film itself is a freestyle interpretation of the Pablo Neruda poem "The Me Bird." From the creators: The inspiration in the strata stencil technique......read more

Andrew Bird, "Eyeoneye"

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Fuzzy felt animation explores the human universe

For those of you out there who can't stop wondering what Andrew Bird's innards look like, you can find your answer in animator Yu "Ewan" Morita's psychedelic video for "Eyeoneye," from Bird's latest album, Break It Yourself. What you'll discover is that inside the singer-songwriter's body there is a fantastic world with churning gears that pump the heart, levers that release music to the brain,......read more

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