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Salazar Looks to Streamline Offshore Wind

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Interior secretary vows to spur wind projects along the Atlantic coast.

Ken Salazar says he will help accelerate the development of wind projects along the Atlantic coast, vowing to use a "smart permitting process" that will decrease project approval time from seven plus years to two. The Interior Secretary is working with governors in 11 different Atlantic states to determine the most suitable spots for offshore wind farms. He said permits could start......read more

GM Salmon Safe to Eat, says FDA

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Coming soon to a dinner plate near you: genetically-enhanced Atlantic salmon.

If you're into eating mutant animals, it's time to get excited. The FDA declared last week that genetically engineered Atlantic salmon "is as safe as food from conventional Atlantic salmon," clearing a major obstacle in its upstream swim toward our dinner plates. If the idea of eating a fish developed in a science lab sounds unappetizing to you, maybe you'll change your......read more

Farming the Bluefin

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Can aquaculture help save the world’s largest tuna?

The giant Atlantic bluefin tuna is one of the fastest fish in the sea. A fierce predator, it hunts incessantly and can cross the ocean multiple times in its life. Now, European researchers are looking to convert this very wild — and very threatened — species into a farm animal. In Sunday's Week in Review in the New York Times, Paul Greenberg, author of "Four Fish: The......read more

A Tribute To Discomfort: Corey Richards

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Nat Geo photographer's incredible video of survival and adventure.

This video will take your breath away, and it lets you in on what it takes to get some of these photographs you see in magazines like National Geographic and others.  It ain't all fun and games.  Photographer Coery Richards landed his self-portrait, taken after he realized he wasn't dead, on the cover of said magazine.   Blue Chalk worked with National Geographic Creative......read more

A Sustainable Olympic Village

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In Vancouver, the Athlete's Village shoots for LEED Gold...and beyond.

They’re calling it “the greenest neighbourhood in the world.” Built on an abandoned brownfield site, the 1.5 million square foot 2010 Vancouver Olympic athlete's village is the crown jewel in the City's sustainability plan. The list of green features at the eight-block site runs long: rainwater harvesting, green roofs, upgraded insulation, and interiors containing......read more

Human Error

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Beetroot Design Group's interpretation of a planet in peril.

Wind power may be clean, green, and renewable, but it doesn't come without it's problems. Turbines are noisy as hell and they pose serious risks to flying wildlife and sensitive shoreline habitats. So Cornell University engineers have responded with a brainy new way of drawing electricity from moving air. The prototype technology, called Vibro-Wind, involves oscillating wind pads that......read more

Petros Koublis: In Landscapes

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Haunting photos of country landscapes shot on the fringes of Athens

Petros Koublis explores "an alternate state of parallel time" in this collection of photos shot just outside Athens. The series, titled In Landscapes, features images of sweeping natural landscapes, where olive groves and meadows meet mountains and seas -- places of silent beauty that stand in stark contrast to the turbid political and economic climate of a once thriving city. Athens,......read more

Atelier Dion Colored Clay Mugs

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From Helen Levi $37.00

Drink piping hot coffee in these deliciously colored mugs that have a comfortable round handle. Made using Atelier Dion's signature pigmented clays, these attractive mugs earned them the "Best Booth" award at the West Coast Craft Fair in December 2014. • Available in five colors: Cream (glaze), Charcoal (matte), Rose (matte), Lemon Pie (matte) and Latte (matte) •......read more

Atoms For Peace, "Ingenue"

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Thom Yorke does that weird, loose-limbed dance he does in this new video for his side project

If you loved Thom Yorke's weird, flailing dance moves in the video for Radiohead's "Lotus Flower" or in that infamous SNL performance -- and really, who didn't -- then you'll be pleased with this new clip for "Ingenue" by his side project, Atoms For Peace. Here we find Yorke and a partner partaking in a crazy, conceptual choreographed routine. I'm no expert on dancing, but this rules. "Ingenue"......read more

Atoms For Peace "Before Your Very Eyes"

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Supergroup's latest video cuts a psychedelic line in the sand

With psychedelic patterns and swirls pulsing across a landscape of natural, unnatural, and even human dimensions, the latest music video from Atoms For Peace offers a mesmerizing complement to a haunting song.   Following an outdoor performance in Hollywood last week (on the birthday of two of the band's five members, no less), the venue's screens lit up to read 'DON'T GO.'......read more

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