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Landscape as Medium: Earth Paintings by Ulrike Arnold

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German artist paints with pigments from the earth itself

For her Earth Paintings series, German artist Ulrike Arnold travels the world to create abstract site-specific works on canvas using pigments taken directly from the earth. Borrowing from an artistic lineage dating back over 300,000 years, when humans began painting rock art using ochre pigments, Arnold's work emerges from direct experience with the earth itself. To paint with these earth......read more

Gorgeous Glimpses of Calamity

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These beautiful, unsettling satellite images reveal manmade environmental perils

It was the late 1960s when early satellite images of earth revealed a planet that seemed largely untouched. The picture today is much different. Sure, the imaging technology is much more powerful, but more important, global population is double what is was back then, and the portion of it driving cars and devouring energy is a lot bigger as well. Contemporary satellite images show just how much......read more

Edward Burtynsky: Water

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World-renowned photographer unveils his most ambitious project to date

No stranger to the pages of SHFT, Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky returns with what may be his most ambitious project to date. The result of over five years of work, Water investigates humanity’s complex relationship with the world’s most vital natural resource. The project includes a series of photo exhibitions, a book, and a film. Shot in ten different countries, Water......read more

Temperature Rising

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Researchers say that by 2047, the coldest years will be warmer than the hottest of the past

In less than 35 years, the coldest year will be warmer than the hottest years of the past. That's the central takeaway from a new study by scientists from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The report, published in the sceintific journal Nature, calculated that by 2047 (give or take five years), the average temperatures in each year will be hotter across most parts of Earth than they had been at......read more

Mindblowing Images of Earth from Space

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Satellite images from the European Space Agency that just might melt your brain

If you know us at all, you know that we love us some satellite images of Earth (see here, here, or here for proof). There's nothing quite as humbling or mesmerizing as views of Earth as they appear from space. The ESA archive contains thousands of snapshots from the European Space Agency's satellites, with various sensors and cameras capturing myriad facets of the planet through different......read more

An Indonesian Volcano Burns Bright Blue

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Photographer Olivier Grunewald captures otherworldly images of Kawah Ijen volcano

Four-time World Press Photo winner Olivier Grunewald recerntly traveled to  East Java, Indonesia to capture these surreal nighttime images of the sulfur mine in the crater of the Kawah Ijen volcano. The photos, spotted on Smithsonian mag, were snapped during shooting of a new documentary Grunewald is releasing with Régis Etienne, the president of......read more

You Are Here: Photos by Chris Hadfield

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Astronaut publishes book of awe-inspiring space photography

Chris Hadfield has added published photographer to an already impressive list of credentials that includes engineer, astronaut and YouTube sensation. In his new book, You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes, he shares his personal snaps of planet Earth shot while living aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The book’s 150 stunning images are all new to the public (Hadfield's......read more

Planet Under Pressure

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An arty animation from Moth Collective espouses an integrated approach to climate security

London animation studio Moth Collective has unveiled a new short produced for the Global Canopy Programme, a tropical forest conservation group. "Planet Under Pressure," the second video created by Moth for GCP, takes a global look at the "nexus challenges" of food, energy, water and the environment. Not the sexiest of topics, but the animators manage to pull off a beauty of a piece, even if the......read more

The Perils of ‘Green Watching’

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Wood Turner, head of Climate Counts, discusses the relationship between the media and the environment.

Earth Day is coming, and with it, hours and hours of “green” television programming and print media coverage. People who hardly give the environment a thought all year will be “Green Watching” programs – and advertisements – about how to be more environmentally responsible. In the past, I always thought of this heightened awareness as a good thing. The added programming draws broader......read more

Bike Share Launches in Denver

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European-style 'B-cycle' program offers residents and tourists convenient, low-cost access to clean transportation.

With the Earth Day launch of B-cycle, Denver, Colorado adds itself to the growing list of U.S. cities taking bike sharing for a ride. Touted as the country's first citywide bike share program, B-cycle opens with 500 bikes and 50 stations dotted around the city. A collaboration between Humana Insurance, Trek Bicycle, and ad house Cripsin Porter + Bogusky, B-cycle adds a green alternative to......read more

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