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US Makes Bid to Break Deadlock in Copenhagen Talks

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Hillary Clinton pledges US support for $100 billion finance deal with developing countries.

In a move to save the Copenhagen talks from collapse, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced earlier today that the United States is prepared to support a $100 billion financing plan to help developing countries protect themselves from the damaging effects of climate change. There is some hope that the announcement will give a last minute boost to the climate negotiations, which have......read more

Because fungal outbreaks can completely wipe out their crops if they're not careful, farmers do two things. One, they spray with fungicide. And two, they test the soil for fungal spores. Neither action is ideal. Fungicide is toxic, and overuse leads to resistance. And testing can take time and be expensive. While farmers are waiting for their results back from the lab, their fields can already be......read more

he popularity of marijuana edibles has been one of the big surprises of the seismic culture shift we are undergoing around weed. Maybe it’s because of the increasing social disdain around smoking anything, or maybe it’s part of that whole foodie thing, but edibles are big business. In Colorado alone, more than 5 million edible marijuana products were sold (and presumably......read more

Lucid Stead by Phillip K. Smith

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Artist transforms Joshua Tree homesteader shack into luminous installation

On California artist Phillip K Smith III's five-acre property in Joshua Tree, there sits an old homesteader's cabin, a plain Jane structure with a history that dates back seventy years. For "Lucid Stead," a week-long project in October, Smith added a new chapter to the cabin's history, transforming the building's exterior into a large-scale light installation. By day, the shack’s......read more

Monovolume Architects: Punibach Hydroelectricity Station

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An alpine hydro plant embedded into the hills of northern Italy

Conceived as a fracture in the landscape, monovolume's Punibach hydroelectric power station is harmonically integrated into its alpine surroundings. A concrete slab separates the smooth hilly landscape and the raw building structure made out of natural, earth coloured materials. At night, the thin wood planks that form a lamellar wall allow warm light from the interior to glow in......read more

Caterpillar House by Feldman Architecture

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A zero-energy stunner nestled in the rolling hills near Carmel, CA

Tasked with creating a modern ranch house with informed by environmental ideals, Feldman Architecture delivered this stunner of a home nestled in the rolling hills near Carmel, CA. Dubbed Caterpillar House in reference to its undulating form, the home features an open plan with a powerful connection between indoor and outdoor space.  With walls constructed from repurposed earth generated......read more

On the Plane

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Aerial perspectives from Phillip Kalantzis Cope

At SHFT, we're not shy about admitting our love for aerial photography. For most of us, however, the closest we'll come to capturing images of the earth from above is snapping camera phone pictures out of an airplane window. Sadly, these always miss the extraordinary feeling one gets when looking down from the sky. With his "On the Plane" series, Phillip Kalantzis-Cope hits the mark we......read more

Andreas Stelter: Chill Out Zone

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German photog captures slices of Eden

Well, it's Monday, back to work. Great. Who else could use a little escapism? Let's take a mental vacation with this blissful collection of landscape photos from Andreas Stelter, an amateur photographer from Minden, Germany. Appropriately called "Chill Out Zone," the series was shot in a bunch of bucolic environments around the world. From blissed-out beaches to misty grasslands,......read more

Tina Hillier: Under African Skies

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Ethereal travel photos of southern Africa

While on assignment in southern Africa for The Greenbook Guide, London-based travel photog and writer Tina Hillier found time to produce a powerful and compelling collection of personal travel photos. Delicate and lyrical, "Under African Skies" nicely captures the mysterious allure of the plateau continent.  "I try and take images that represent something I'm drawn to, to translate or......read more

'Green Bank' Proposed on Capitol Hill

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Legislation would help move clean energy projects out of the laboratory and into the marketplace.

In Monday's edition of Politico, Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.), chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, penned an op-ed pushing for a so-called "green bank" to finance clean energy projects. Provisions setting up the Clean Energy Deployment Administration, or CEDA, were bundled in the broader energy legislation proposed last summer. But it's highly......read more

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