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GM Recycles Oil Booms for Car Parts

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Dirty booms move from the Gulf to your car's interior.

After doing their job absorbing leaked oil, dirty oil booms typically go to the their graves in the landfill, where they languish for eternity. But, as GreenTech Media reports, that doesn't have to be the case. In a triumphant PR move, General Motors has found a way to intervene in the cycle, by making use of oil booms from the Gulf for passive car parts like air dams and water deflectors.......read more

Scientists Agree (Again): Climate Change is Happening

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97% of scientists agree that humans are causing climate change. Tom Zeller Jr. examines the gap between scientific consensus and public perception

Tom Zeller for The Huffington Post: Public opinion on the topic of climate change is notoriously fickle, changing -- quite literally sometimes -- with the weather. The latest bit of evidence on this: Yale's April 2013 climate change survey, which found, among other things, that Americans' conviction that global warming is happening had dropped by seven points, to 63 percent, over the preceding......read more

John Crawford: Aerial Nudes

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Kiwi photographer snaps nakedness from above

We've featured plenty of amazing aerial photography 'round these parts, but New Zealand's John Crawford takes sky-shooting to a whole other dimension. In his Aerial Nudes series, Crawford creates a unique mash-up between aerial landscapes and nude photography, as he takes to the air to capture a lone naked female form lying in various environments. The results are amusing and visually......read more

John Grade: La Chasse

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Spooky sculpture haunts a French forest.

If you happened to be walking through the Scarpe-Escaut forest in northern France lately, you'd be forgiven for running away terrified when you came across 'La Chasse' (The Hunt), a Blair Witch-esque installation by Seattle artist John Grade. The wood-and-string sculpture cuts an eerie figure, like an architectural skeleton in the natural environment of the......read more

Johnson's Backyard Garden

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Austin-based urban farm serves up organic delights

The locavore/organic food movement is alive and well in Austin, TX, and Johnson's Backyard Garden is right in the middle of it. Located in East Austin, the Johnson garden has been producing organic veggies since 2004. Today, the city farm stays active supplying local eateries, selling at local farmers' markets, and packing CSA boxes for hungry locals with an interest in fresh, local, organic......read more

Graffiti Calls For Demolition of Obsolete Dam

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Guerrilla artists throw up clever piece on California dam

Graffiti has long been used to make political statements, but they're rarely as clever as this. Working under cloak of night, an anonymous band of artists recently threw up this "cut here" piece on a controversial California dam. The message is simple -- bring the damn thing down. Writing in the LA Times, Steve Chawkins provides the background: Matilija Dam was built in 1947 for flood control......read more

The Book That Changed Everything

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Fifty years since it was first published, 'Silent Spring' is remembered as the book that started the environmental movement

In September of 1962, the first edition of Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" hit bookstore shelves. Fifty years and two million copies later, the book is widely regarded as the catalyst of the modern environmental movement.  In "Silent Spring," Carson wrote in eloquent and sometimes sentimental prose about effects of manmade pesticides on the natural world -- and on humankind. A scientific......read more

Renewable Energy Doesn't Mean Clean Energy

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The European Accounting Error That's Warming The Planet By John Upton

SELBY, U.K. – The heavy power lines and narrow roads between the steam-billowing towers of three of England’s biggest power plants traverse an energy industry in upheaval. Shuttered coal mines are flanked by emerald pastures. Towering wind turbines and solar arrays have taken root in windblown cereal fields. In the middle of the transition is the Drax Power Station — Western......read more

Eirik Johnson: Sawdust Mountain

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Photo project focuses on the complex relationship between communities and resource industries in the Northwest

Photographer Eirik Johnson spent three years traveling around Washington, Oregon, and Northern California, focusing on the region’s tenuous relationship between natural resource industries--particularly logging and fishing--and the communities that rely upon them. The resulting images are gathered in Sawdust Mountain, a photographic exploration of a Pacific Northwest that reveals a......read more

Washington State Fire Lookout Project

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Photographer Kyle Johnson documents Forest Service lookout posts in the Pacific Northwest

Sixty years ago, there were 600 wildfire lookout posts in Washington state. Employed by the US Forest Service, Lookout Rangers worked summer jobs manning the posts and acting as lifelines for the forest. Among them was Jack Kerouac. Today, the number of lookout posts in the state has dwindled to 92. On a commission from Filson, 29-year-old photographer Kyle Johnson traveled around the state to......read more

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