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Presso Espresso Maker

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Hand-powered espresso at home or on the road. $150.00

Who needs electricity? The Presso Espresso Maker brews a potent shot using but a little elbow grease. Lightweight and ultra-portable, the Presso is perfect for camping and travel. Features a milk frother and two-cup adapter. All you need is a little boiled water, and voila, great off-the-grid espresso. Smart....read more

Cy's Sunrise Lefts

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With a camera on his head, surfer/filmmaker Cyrus Sutton catches some nice waves at sunrise.

Beautifully shot and edited POV vid captures Cyrus Sutton riding perfect, left breaking waves somewhere in South America. Describing the scene, Sutton says, The morning of what was supposedly the swell of the season, my girlfriend and I woke up before dawn and navigated the rocks to empty spinning lefts. For forty-five minutes we shared sunrise lefts. Eventually the pack paddled out and the......read more

Running on Empty

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By filmmaker Ross Ching.

This one may seem a little LA-centric at first. But it's really kind of global. Inspired by Matt Logue’s wonderful Empty L.A. photo book, filmmaker Ross Ching asked “What if tomorrow everyone’s car disappeared?," then set out to create a time-lapse video that envisions an L.A. without automobiles. The outcome is beautiful. To learn about the process behind the video, click......read more

Mypressi Twist Espresso Maker

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Handheld, portable espresso maker pours a perfect cup every time - with no external power! $169.00

The portable mypressi TWIST is as simple as it is well designed. All you have to do is put in the ground coffee or ESE pod, pour in some hot water, and pull the trigger. There you have it - the perfect one or two-shot espresso. Requiring no external power, the TWIST obtains its operating pressure from recyclable, affordable 8g nitrous oxide cartridges, each of which can make up to four double or......read more

Porsche Panamera S Hybrid

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Performance automaker unveils the meanest hybrid yet

In the newly unveiled Panamera S Hybrid, Porsche has created a fuel-thrifty, green-minded sports car that drives like, well, a Porsche.  The company is calling the Panamera Hybrid the world's fastest production hybrid and "the most economical" Porsche of all time. With a 0-60 mph time of 5.7 seconds and a top speed of 168 mph, you can't deny the speed claims. But with a base price......read more

Corporations Corrupt Congress

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Bill McKibben's LA Times op-ed laments the influence of corporate donations on lawmakers

It was one of those uncomfortable moments when you suddenly realize you're in the wrong place, that you're a rube from the sticks in a sophisticated city whose customs you don't quite understand.Politico was sponsoring a "Washington Year in Review" symposium last week, and they'd invited me to be part of the energy panel. So even though I'd spent barely three weeks in Washington this year (and......read more

SHFT Teams Up With Ford for Web Series

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Adrian and Peter forge partnership with Detroit automaker

We have ourselves a new partner! Earlier this week, SHFT co-founders Adrian and Peter inked a deal with Ford, the venerated carmaker which is helping lead the revolution toward automotive sustainability. As part of the collaboration, Ford will sponsor a new SHFT web series that will profile innovators and game-changers in the green movement.  It's a perfect fit for SHFT, as Peter......read more

California Bummer

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Statewide plastic bag ban voted down by California lawmakers.

Well, that sucks. The Democratic bill seeking to ban plastic shopping bags across California — a measure we at SHFT adamantly supported — failed in the state Senate late Tuesday night. It would have been the country's first statewide ban, although a few California cities already prohibit their use. With the bill's downfall, the state misses an opportunity to be at the vanguard of a......read more

The Plastic Problem

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BPA and other everyday toxins are being linked to major health problems. How can policymakers protect us?

If you're reading this, chances are you've been exposed to bisphenol A (BPA). A key ingredient in many modern plastics, the chemical compound has been used since the 1940s in everything from baby bottles to goggles to lining for food containers. In recent years, animal studies have demonstrated links between BPA and a host of ill health effects, including breast and prostate cancer. ......read more

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