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SHFT @ Wired: Pop-Up 2010

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SHFT products are featured at the 2010 Wired.com store.

SHFT has curated the green section of Wired magazine's pop up stores for a few years running. Finding sustainably designed products, gadgets and items and contextualizing them within the Wired shop led in many ways to SHFT's own SHOP section. It's what first got Peter and Adrian, SHFT's founders, excited about the bergeoning green sector and inspired everyone at SHFT to......read more

Balloon Fiesta

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Michael Salisbury's epic video of the 2010 Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, NM.

Hot air balloons are powered by burning big quantities of propane, so they could hardly be considered a clean form of transport. But man, they can be pretty to look at. This time-lapse vid of the annual Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico proves it. Capturing a bunch of balloonists taking to the skies, the video was assembled by Michael Salisbury, and is nicely scored by......read more

Greenbacks for Greentech

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Cleantech startups generated 4 of the 5 biggest venture cap deals of 2010.

Money likes green technology. According to the latest data from Thomson Reuters, American greentech startups landed four of the five top grossing venture capital rounds of 2010. But for Twitter, eco-tech companies would have cleaned up the top five spots.  The top spot was taken by Better Place, an electric car charging startup which took in $350 million in May. That investment beat last......read more

2010 Global Climate: Hot and Wet

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Floods and high temperatures mark the year's climate data.

This is no porno. This is planet earth, where last year we saw a tie for the hottest year on record and the wettest year since record keeping began in 1880. What does this mean? Greenhouse gases are clearly affecting our planet and climate change isn't some future problem. It is here, now.  Climate scientists predict that the continuing affects of climate change will bring about not only a......read more

Top 10 Environmental Watch List

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Vermont Law School's ranking of the biggest environmental issues of 2010.

Vermont Law School's Environmental Law Center just launched its first annual Top Ten Environmental Watch List, outlining the most important environmental law and policy issues of 2010, and how they may continue to play out in the new year. According to the list, the most important event of 2010 was the inability of Congress to enact federal climate change legislation. This was a massive blow to......read more

U.S. Cities Take Bike Sharing for a Ride

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Denver, Minneaopolis and Boston set to launch bike share programs in 2010.

Good news on the city transportation front, as three U.S. cities get ready to set the wheels in motion on large-scale public bike share systems. Denver, Minneapolis, and Boston will join Washington D.C. this year as the first U.S. cities to adopt bike rental programs. Generally, bike share works like this: Users pay an annual or monthly subscription fee and receive a membership card, which they......read more

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