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Earth (Hour) Night

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Try this at home.

Always well-informed on all things green design, the good folks at Inhabitat tipped us off on the Breezeway House, the certified by the ...read more

SHFT Sampler 3-25-11

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Coal kills, Earth Hour cools off, and more.

Don't Believe the Hype: In spite of common opinion, nuclear energy is not the most dangerous source of power. Not even close. Using these stats, author/thinker Seth Godin offers up a simple graphic showing that coal is by far the deadliest energy source per terawatt-hour of power produced. "For every person killed by nuclear power generation, 4,000 die due to coal." Whoa. (via GOOD) Good Green......read more

Recycled Cell Phones Help Haitian Relief Effort

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Recellular's Phones for Haiti program accepts old phones needed for rescue mission.

Tuesday’s 7.0 magnitude earthquake that shook the island of Haiti has reportedly displaced 3 million people, trapped thousands in debris and may be responsible for the death of hundreds of thousands. As aid workers try to sift through the aftermath, communication has become paramount – but limited. CNN reports that groups on the ground are asking for monetary donations, as supplies......read more

How to Help Haiti

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Show your support for a country in crisis.

One week after the catastophic earthquake that left Haiti in ruins, the world community is converging to help rebuild a country that was barely functioning before the disaster happened. Meanwhile, aid groups on the ground are working to get desperately needed assistance to victims in an environment of chaos. By all accounts, it is a dire situation. Friday, George Clooney organized and produced......read more

Disaster in Japan: How to Help

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Get involved with the relief effort. Here's how.

The disaster in Japan has all of us wondering what we can do to help. There are a bunch of groups doing work on the ground and there are lots of ways to get involved. Here are a few: Red Cross: Visit Redcross.org or text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 from your phone. Save the Children: To make a donation, click here, call 1-800-728-3843, or text JAPAN to 20222 to donate $10. GlobalGiving:......read more

Is Pacific Seafood Safe from Nuclear Contamination?

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The seafood industry braces for the impact of the crisis in Japan.

This year's World Water Day brings fresh concerns about seafood safety in the wake of the earthquake, tsunami and radiation leaks in Japan. Fishermen, fish buyers, and consumers on both sides of the Pacific are dealing with the ripple effects of the crisis. Addressing U.S. consumer safety concerns, the Food and Drug Administration said it was taking steps to measure radiation contamination in......read more

A Brief History of Pretty Much Everything

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Inventive furniture pieces crafted from highly sustainable material.

Epic stop-motion animation in pen and crayon, created by 17-year-old Jamie Bell, sums up the history of the universe as we know it....read more

Blue Marbled Cup by Workaday Handmade

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Slip-cast earthenware from Brooklyn-based ceramicist Forrest Lewinger $38.00

Workaday Handmade is Forrest Lewinger, a Georgia-raised ceramicist who makes perfectly unrefined pottery from his studio in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. This WH Blue Marbled Cup is a nice example of his aesthetic, which never seeks to hide the hand of the maker. The matte cups feature a blue and white marble glaze that gives off a trippy, clouded effect. The overall result is a carefree,......read more

Human Error

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Beetroot Design Group's interpretation of a planet in peril.

Wind power may be clean, green, and renewable, but it doesn't come without it's problems. Turbines are noisy as hell and they pose serious risks to flying wildlife and sensitive shoreline habitats. So Cornell University engineers have responded with a brainy new way of drawing electricity from moving air. The prototype technology, called Vibro-Wind, involves oscillating wind pads that......read more

Epic Earth Time Lapse from Space

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NASA video paints jaw dropping picture of Earth

These incredible time lapse images of Earth were shot by astronauts onboard the International Space Station, using special low-light, high-definition (4K resolution!) cameras. The images were kindly made available by NASA for free.  Berlin's Michael König took Jan Jelinek's minimal ambient techno and combined it with the time lapses to......read more

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