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Fall & Winter

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Trailer for upcoming doc on a planet in crisis.

This looks like it's gonna be good. Fall & Winter explores the nature of a planet at the crossroads. Traveling 12,000 miles across the United States, the filmmakers interviewed a diverse group of people whose lives and work intersect in many ways, and discovered a burgeoning movement that just may be humanity's saving grace. From the filmmakers' statement: This film presents the......read more

Turning Wastewater into Energy

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NYC looks to the renewable energy potential of sewage treatment.

Processing sewage is a challenging and expensive endeavor, one that can contaminate the surrounding environment. NYT reports that New York City's Department of Environmental Protection is looking at ways to turn the costly and polluting process into one that creates energy and income. Naturally occuring algae at New York waste plants produce sludge and butanol that can be converted into a......read more

China Issues Environment Warning

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Environment minister calls for checks on development.

"The depletion, deterioration, and exhaustion of resources and the worsening ecological environment have become bottlenecks and grave impediments to the nation's economic and social development."If you were to guess which country's environment minister made that statement, China probably wouldn't be your first guess. The U.S., maybe. Possibly Germany, or South Korea. But not China. Yep,......read more

SHFT Sampler 3-18-11

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Greenland's shrinking, Brooklyn's getting bike sharing, Rush Limbaugh is still an asshole, and more.

Plant Plastic: Drinking soda is bad for you, yes, but petroleum-based plastic bottles bad for everyone. In 2012, Pepsi will drop the world's first fossil fuel-free plastic bottle, made from 100% plant-based materials like switch grass, pine bark and corn husks. Bike Share, Yo: Inhabitat reports that Brooklyn will join Washington D.C., Boston, Denver, and Minneapolis as the first cities in the......read more

Photo Gallery: Striking Shots from Above

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Alex MacLean goes airborne to document the complex relationship between humans and nature.

As an architecture student at Harvard, Alex MacLean took a community planning course that exposed him to the practice of aerial photography. Inspired by the human-imposed grids and patterns he saw from the sky, MacLean pursued his pilot's licence and has since become one of America's preeminent sky photographers, having shot over much of the country and co-authored several books exploring the......read more

Moneyless Invades the Bay Area with Yarn Sculptures

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Geometric installations pop up around San Francisco and Oakland.

Italian artist Moneyless, known for his 3D geometric installations constructed from yarn and string, was in San Francisco recently for the Linear Empires show at White Walls Gallery. Evidently he took some time to ramble around the Bay Area and craft some uncommissioned works in the great outdoors. The angular sculptures consist of straight clean lines arranged in spatially organized webs that......read more

Michael Hall's 'Climate' Series Documents Global Warming

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Photo project captures a climate in flux.

Originally inspired by Tim Flannery's book "The Weather Makers," New Zealand-born, Sydney-based photographer Michael Hall embarked on an ambitious personal project: to capture and reveal the causes and effects of global climate change.  Like his forefather Edward Burtynsky, Hall lures in the viewer with epic, eye-popping images that make us consider our own role in the......read more

GOP Pushes for Environmental Deregulation at State Level

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Republican governors working to ease environmental rules.

Around the United States, Republican-controlled states are mounting an all-out assault on environmental regulations. In Florida, Gov. Rick Scott wants to cut two-thirds of the state funding allocated to Everglades restoration. David Guest, a lawyer with the Florida office of Earthjustice, said Scott has delivered "the most radical anti-environmental budget" of the past two......read more

Scott Conarroe's Coastal Photos

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'By Sea' is a vast record of environmental change

The coastline of North America is one of the most expansive on Earth, extending from the North Pole to the southern tropics. Like other shorelines around the world, it could be completely transformed by climate change. For By Sea, Canadian photographer Scott Conarroe trained his camera on the continent's perimeter, capturing an idyllic coast in advance of cataclysmic climatic upheaval. Connaroe's......read more

Amongst Giants, "Turn"

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A colorful tale of environmental destruction and renewal.

Vienna-based video collective We Are LWZ turned out this excellent clip for "Turn," a lush song from Amongst Giants (AKA composer/producer Matthias Hackstein). The video stars a massive nature giant in a yarn about impending ecological doom and the chance for redemption. Beautiful color palette, amazing animation. Kudos. ...read more

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