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Richard Long: Sculptures

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For pioneering earth artist, landscape is both subject and medium

Richard Long is a trail blazer in more ways than one. The British artist has been at the forefront of the Land Art movement for over forty years. But unlike many of his Earth Art colleagues, Long's work doesn't significantly alter the landscape. He simply walks upon the earth and leaves temporary lines, circles, spirals, and rock piles in his wake. From his artist statement: In the nature of......read more

Jim Denevan: Siberia

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Frozen land art photographed by Peter Hinson.

Jim Denevan is an modern day renaissance man. Famous for his mega-sized land art works, the Californian artist is also an accomplished chef whose traveling Outstanding in the Field project connects people with local ingredients and producers. Denevan's art is all about nature's ephemeral moments. “For me, marking the earth is an opportunity to measure and consider what is directly at hand......read more

Marco Casagrande: Sandworm

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Land art meets architecture in this massive, organic beachfront installation

"Sandworm," a new environmental work from Finnish artist/architect Marco Casagrande, combines land art and architecture in all the best ways. Constructed entirely of sand and willow branches, the massive installation winds through the dunes of Belgium's Wenduine coastline like a friendlier version of the Tremors beast.  From ArchDaily: Casagrande worked hard with his team of young......read more

Michael McGillis: Wake

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Land art installation features a trench lined with colorful crosscut logs

Bright, synthetic color meets natural materials in "Wake," a land art installation by Michigan artist Michael McGillis. The semi-subterranean piece transforms the relatively mundane sight of giant wood piles into a surprisingly beautiful and interactive work of art. Originally installed at Minnesota's Franconia Sculpture Park in 2006, the installation consists of a 95-foot......read more

Sand Prints by Ahmad Nadalian

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Artist creates ephemeral environmental works using a primitive printing technique

Iranian environmental artist Ahmad Nadalian uses an ancient printing method to create fascinating ephemeral works on sand. To make the Sand Prints, Nadalian carves cylinder seals (in stone, glass, or clay) featuring his own designs--fish, snakes, crabs, flowers--then rolls the cylinders on beaches or in deserts, creating repeating patterns in the sand. The resulting pieces naturally blend into......read more

Lights Off For Earth Hour

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Global eco-mobilization event takes place this Saturday, March 27th at 8:30 p.m. local time.

On Saturday night, hundreds of millions of people around the world will shut off their lights in a global call to action on climate change. Since its beginnings in Australia three years ago, Earth Hour has gone global, with thousands of communities and nearly a billion people taking part. Organized by the World Wildlife Fund, the Earth Hour event has been criticized for not effectively......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

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