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Australian Winemakers Respond to Changing Climate

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As the country's traditional wine-growing regions grow hotter and drier, winemakers are flocking to Tasmania

(Reuters) - Young Australian vintner Nick Glaetzer's winemaking-steeped family thought he was crazy when he abandoned the Barossa Valley - the hot, dry region that is home to the country's world-famous big, brassy shiraz. Trampling over the family's century-old grape-growing roots on the Australian mainland, Glaetzer headed south to the island state of Tasmania to strike out on his own and prove......read more

Mark Jupiter: Green by Design

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Meet the Brooklyn furniture maker who weaves narratives in reclaimed wood

With roots in New York City woodworking that run four generations deep, Mark Jupiter comes by his profession honestly. Today, the Brooklyn-based furniture maker's experiments in reclaimed wood design are earning him fans all over the country.  Apartment Therapy recently paid Mark's DUMBO showroom a visit to share some ideas on his work and how sustainability informs it. He says that it was......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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