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Moving on the Dirty Air Act

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Lisa Murkowski's effort to prevent the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases betrays her ties to the oil lobby.

The liberal nonprofit Moveon.org unveiled an ad campaign this week attacking three Democratic senators co-sponsors of Lisa Murkowski’s (R-AL) effort to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases. The effort, which has earned the nickname “the Dirty Air Act,” has nearly unanimous Republican support. Murkowski dismissively referred to any such......read more

EPA Retains Power to Regulate Emissions

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Senate decision gives boost to President Obama's plans for broader climate legislation.

The U.S. Senate has rejected a proposed measure to strip the Environmental Protection Agency of its power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. The rejected measure, tabled by oil-friendly Alaskan Senator Lisa Murkowski, would have rescinded the authority of the EPA to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. Nicknamed "the Dirty Air Act," the resolution would have passed......read more

EPA Readies Tough New Pollution Rules

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Lisa P. Jackson prepares rigorous environmental regs as presidential campaign gets under way

With a presidential election looming, EPA administrator Lisa P. Jackson is hoping for Obama's support as she prepares new regulations on smog, mercury, carbon dioxide, mining waste, and vehicle emissions. The Supreme Court just validated the power of the Agency to control emissions and pollution. According to Jackson, "The only thing worse than no EPA is an EPA that exists and doesn't do its......read more

Campaign Politics Dictating Obama's Environmental Policy

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Re-election tactics tied to both EPA smog decision and Keystone XL

This just in from the New York Times: Obama's environmental decisions are being driven by electoral politics, not by any sort of clear vision. Shocking news, we know, sorry to upset you. From John Broder's article:  The full retreat on the smog standard was the first and most important environmental decision of the presidential campaign season that is now fully under way. An examination......read more

Lisa Sorgini: Lambent

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A moody collection of landscapes captured in Australia and New Zealand

Melbourne-based photographer Lisa Sorgini sent us a link to Lambent, a gorgeous collection of landscapes she shot around Australia and New Zealand. Taking her inspiration from quiet hush of the countryside, Lisa says that the series explores some of the contradictions that are unique to the Southern Hemisphere: ...the extreme contrast between light and dark, the burden of clouds and......read more

SHFT Sampler 1-28-11

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Giant pink snails, epic Hasselblad photos, 12 dumb ugly jerks blocking climate change progress, and more.

Attack of the Giant Pink Snails: No, not an invasive exotic species, but a killer public art project in Florida, featuring oversized pink snails made of recycled plastic.  Purty birdies: Every night at dusk, a cloud of starlings do the tango in the skies above Sterte, England. Mark Sigler caught them in the act in this lovely one minute video.  The Big......read more

Anton Ginzburg Searches for Mythical 'Hyperborea'

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Venice Biennale exhibit considers idyllic northern paradise

In Greek myth, there's a place that's so far north that it's beyond the cold. Hyperborea ("beyond the North winds") is a land of eternal springtime, where the flowers are always in bloom and the sun never stops shining. Recent Russian news reports claim Hyperborea actually existed on the shores of the White Sea, not far from the snowswept sites of Soviet Gulag prisons.  At......read more

Spectral Snow Trails Caught on Camera

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Projecting a video out the window during a blizzard, Brian Maffitt captured these prismatic images of falling snow

While Winter Storm Nemo was dropping between 12 to 40 inches of snow on the northeast, motion designer and photographer Brian Maffitt got busy -- not with a shovel but with a video projector and a camera. Maffit pointed a video projector playing The Lorax out his window, then shot the scene with his Canon 7D. The colorful results, as you can see above, are amazing. "I wanted to capture colors in......read more

Off-Grid Modernism in Rural Ontario

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The House on Limekiln Line, designed by Lisa Moffitt, is a self-sustaining country home

It's always a challenge to apply the principles of modernism to architecture in rural places. In urban neighborhoods, clean lines and square angles sit harmoniously with the street grid, but out in the country they can come off as rigid and unnatural. Architect Lisa Moffitt manages to avoid these pitfalls with the House on Limekiln Line, an off-grid home in Ontario’s rural Huron......read more

Renewable Energy Report Card

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Mitchell Flexo on the relative pros and cons of clean energy sources

After our look at the major fossil fuels -- coal, oil, nuclear, and natural gas, which account for close to 90% of American energy production -- we know the pros and cons of each source of dirty energy. Now let's take a look at some renewable energy sources and see how they grade out. These sources account for about 10% of our energy production. HydroelectricityHydro is considered to be a......read more

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