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Gaia: Travels in Space

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Cirque du Soleil founder snaps transcendental images of Earth from space

In 2009, Guy Laliberte, the billionaire founder of Cirque du Soleil, boarded a Russian Soyuz rocket and shot into space. The goal: to raise awareness of clean water access and, presumably, to have an awesome time. Nine days later, Laliberte returned from his space travels with thousands of photos of Earth that he snapped with his Nikon D3S and Nikon D3X digital-SLR cameras. 102 of those epic......read more

Breathtaking Aerial Photos From Around the World

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Longtime environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand snaps the Earth from above

Aerial photography and environmentalism go hand-in-hand. What better way to witness human impact on the planet than through panoramic shots from the sky. Yann Arthus-Bertrand is maybe the world's the best known aerial photographer, a man whose art is inextricably linked to ecological consciousness. "My fondness for nature goes back to childhood, but it was as an adult that I became an......read more

Surreal Google Earth Images

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Warped and folded digital landscapes captured by Clement Valla.

As an artist, Clement Valla says he's interested in "processes that produce unfamiliar artifacts and skew reality." These Google Earth images, generated when he zoomed in at just the right angle, are just that. Like digitized Dali landscapes, Postcards from Google Earth depict melting, collapsed bridges and roads. The concept is extra poignant given the surreal events taking place in Japan right......read more

SHFT Sampler 3-11-11

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Swedish eco design is so hot right now, Google Earth images become surreal artworks, Portland ain't all that green, and more.

Folded Roads: Google Earth images become surrealist artworks in Clement Valla's series Postcards from Google Earth, which depicts bridges and roads that appear warped when you zoom in just the right way. T-Shirt Upholstery: Swedish eco designer (and mega babe) Maria Westerberg won first prize at the 2011 Green Furniture Awards for the T-shirt Chair, made of recycled textiles and bent wire fence.......read more

Down to Earth

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Stone Creek Camp by Andersson Wise Architects: A green-roofed getaway in the Montana wilderness.

Long before sustainable design hit the mainstream, Austin-based architects Andersson Wise earned a reputation for creating low footprint buildings that borrow design cues — and materials — from the sites on which they're built. Stone Creek Camp, a rustic wilderness retreat on the picturesque shores of Montana's Flathead Lake, is a case in point. The central building on the property,......read more

Agnes Denes: Earthworks and Drawings

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A gallery of works from the land art pioneer.

A recent post from the shrewd people at 01 reminded us about the work of Agnes Denes, the eco-focused artist who has consistently blazed trails in environmental art throughout her career. Denes's monumental earthworks and exquisite drawings investigate the troubled relationship between Earth and humanity. One of Denes's most iconic works, 1982's 'Wheatfield — A......read more

Green Voting Guide

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The 2010 elections are upon us. Here's how to vote with the Earth in mind.

With 37 of the 100 seats in the Senate being contested and all 400 House seats up for grabs, the 2010 midterm election will mark a major shift in federal politics for the next two years. The environment — and particularly climate change — represents one of the most important issues at play. Here in California, there are several ballot measures in the gubernatorial election that......read more

Robin Friend: Belly of the Whale

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Sublime pics explore our relationship with earth.

The photographic work of London-based Aussie Robin Friend examines the uneasy relationship between man and nature. Friend's "Belly of the Whale" refers to the Biblical story of Jonah swallowed by the whale, revisits sublime, archetypal images that resonate throughout human history (the white horse, the shipwreck), and twisting them to present new moods and meanings, a sort of......read more

Michael Wells: Scorched Earth

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Eerily beautiful photos document fire-ravaged landscapes.

Los Angeles photographer Michael Wells has a mega-diverse body of work covering subjects ranging from landscapes to products to architecture to garbage. There's not a lot else we can tell you about him because, well, we don't know anything else about him. What we do know is that his "Scorched Earth" photo series, in which wildfire-ravaged landscapes are captured in all their......read more

BBC Earth: Life Is

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The creators of Planet Earth wild out with new interactive site.

BBC Earth is ringing in its 50th birthday by dropping Life Is, an interactive site chalk full of epic nature images, videos and stories from the people behind the mindblowing DVD series Planet Earth and Life. The site's not up yet, but judging from the screenshots, it's going to be equally amazing.   With access to BBC's incredible archive of images and video, site designers Fantasy......read more

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