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A Year on the Road: Abstract Autumn

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Capturing nature's last brilliant show of color

Autumn has always called on me as a photographer to get out and document the fleeting vibrancy of the changing leaves and shifting season. Like many photographers, expeditions into nature during this time can yield some of the most spectacular images of the year.  A few weeks ago, I ventured into a thickly wooded forest to photograph the best of the show. Having sorted through image after......read more

Expedition Gyre: Making Art from Alaskan Marine Trash

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Visual arts merges with marine biology in this ambitious plastic pollution project

Alaska is America's wildest, most remote state. But it is not immune to manmade environmental damage (just ask the residents of Valdez). On some of Alaska's most isolated beaches, you'll find plenty of garbage -- tons, in fact, as a group of scientists and artists discovered last summer, when they embarked on a 450-mile expedition to collect and document marine trash. The project was named......read more

A Year on the Road: September Summer

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Burning the last days of the season onto 35mm film

Too often, the magic of 35mm film is lost to a dim, crunchy image. Instead of being printed and enjoyed with friends, recounting stories, they are likely to be looked at twice before being sequestered in a murky corner of a backup hard drive. And rather than a single moment burned into a square of film, these images exist in numbers and code. This is not to say that I don’t use digital......read more

Ben Huff: The Last Road North

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Take a photographic journey along the northernmost road in America

Drawn by a desire to experience and chronicle one of the world's last frontiers, photographer Rob Huff spent a good chunk of five years traveling Alaska's Dalton Highway, a 414-mile stretch of (mostly dirt) road along the Trans-Alaskan pipeline. The highway, known locally as the Haul Road, is the northernmost road in the Americas. It owes its existence entirely to the need for a transportation......read more

19-Year-Old Develops Tech to Clean Up Oceanic Plastic Pollution

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Boyan Slat's Ocean Cleanup Array could remove 7,250,000 tons of plastic from the world's oceans

Is it just us or are teens doing more and more impressive stuff these days? 19-year-old Dutch university student Boyan Slat adds to the youth movement with his ingenious Ocean Cleanup Array, a green tech concept aimed at addressing the immense problem of oceanic plastic pollution. Comprised of an anchored network of floating booms and processing platforms, is said to be capable of removing up to......read more

Big Sky Country

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The U.S. solar market skyrocketed 76% last year

With help from a number of big new utility projects in the Southwest, photovoltaic solar installations in the U.S. soared 76 percent to more than 3.3 gigawatts in 2012, according to a report released by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). "We've brought more new solar online in 2012 than in the three prior years combined," SEIA CEO Rhone Resch said in a......read more

Che Parker's Endless Summer

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Aussie photographer captures everlasting summer vibes

Perth, Australia has to be one of the most isolated major cities in the world. Situated on Australia's west coast, Perth is home to 1.8 million people who live nowhere near anything else. Among them are the members of psych rock stalwarts Tame Impala as well as Che Parker, a photographer and self-described "kook from Western Australia with a particular fondness for living life, learning and......read more

Kim Preston: Plastic Pacific

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Aussie photographer transforms everyday objects into underwater sea creatures

The massive plastic trash vortex in the North Pacific is one of the world's most depressing environmental issues. It's terrifying, really. Just thinking about it is enough to send me into the fetal position. Melbourne-based photographer Kim Preston faces up to the problem of plastic pollution with "Plastic Pacific," a new series of photos that find everyday plastic......read more

Sunny, Windy September for U.S. Energy

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Solar and wind accounted for all of our new electricity last month

With all the of the sustainable energy naysayers out there, you'd be forgiven for believing that renewable power will never take off in this bleak economic climate. But you'd be wrong.  According to SustainableBusiness.com, the United States added 433 megawatts of new electricity generation in September, and all of it came from renewable energy sources.  The new capacity comes......read more

The Death of the Plastic Bag

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L.A. ban marks tipping point in the demise of the plastic bag

Poor plastic grocery bags. It must be hard to know that your time is coming to a close. And make no mistake, after L.A. councillors voted 13-1 to ban single use bags in the city, the end is nigh, indeed.  L.A. is but the latest in a growing number of American cities and regions that are ditching single use plastic bags. But this time it's different. When Seattle, Portland, and San......read more

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