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Youngs Farm Jam

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New-look web shop from Project No. 8 features fresh spreads from a Long Island farm $12.00

Project No. 8, the NYC brand behind the concept shop at the Ace Hotel, recently revamped its online shop and introduced new edibles like this array of delectable jams from Long Island's Youngs Farm. The 120-year-old orchard is revered among locals for its homemade pies, creates jams and preserves made from the same seasonal bounty. The selections include classic fruit jams like raspberry, peach......read more

Dryad Coffee Mugs

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Good looking coffee cups in sustainable wood $30.00

If you're reading this, you've probably made the switch from disposable cups for morning coffee to a less wasteful, more sustainable option. Now it's time to take the next step. These mugs, travel mugs, and coffee collars from Dryad Coffee are crafted from sustainable wood, and are free of BPAs and other chemical additives that may lurk in plastic or metal drinkware. They're also lovely to......read more

Upstart SF Restaurant Looks to Redefine Food Sustainability

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In a quest to face climate change head on, The Perennial pushes way beyond farm-to-table cuisine

Twilight Greenaway for Civil Eats: In the quest to shave off distance from field to plate, today’s chefs and restaurants have devised a range of creative solutions–from growing tomatoes on their own rooftops to sourcing fruit from their customers’ backyards. The Perennial, a soon-to-open San Francisco eatery, plans to take the business of local sourcing several steps......read more

A Parched State Looks to Regulate Private Water Drilling

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Drought-stricken California passes law on drilling for groundwater

Felicity Barringer for The New York Times: FRESNO, Calif. — The small prefab office of Arthur & Orum, a well-drilling outfit hidden in the almond trees and grapevines south of Fresno, has become a magnet for scores of California farmers in desperate need of water to sustain their crops. Looking at binders of dozens of orders for yet-to-be-drilled wells, Steve Arthur, a manager, said,......read more

Food: A Sustainable America

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This is what a more sustainable food system looks like

From Eve Andrews at Grist: Let’s be real: The American food system today has some pretty daunting issues. We’re saddled with a farming system that, on the whole, releases a massive amount of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere (675 million metric tons annually at the most recent tally, to be exact), sucks nutrients from the soil, and leaches chemicals into the water table. And in......read more

Rituals "Our Blood"

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This new clip for Toronto's Rituals looks like a moving painting

Newly signed to Toronto label One Big Silence, Rituals has released a video for "Our Blood," the lead single from the band's upcoming 12", Mesmerized. The track itself is a blistering slice of post-punk, here contrasted with some strikingly shot visuals from director Cameron Morse, with colorization effects executed by Rituals' frontman Adam Seward. "This was basically my first video project, so......read more

Force of Nature

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Supercell thunderstorm looks like apocalyptic tornado. From our friends at Ryot

Basehunters, a storm-chasing team from Oklahoma, captured this unbelievable footage of a supercell thunderstorm forming in Wyoming. Supercell thunderstorms consist of continually rotating updrafts and can cause torrential rainfall, hail and even tornadoes. While in theory it just sounds like a really wild storm, on film it looks like an apocalyptic tornado carrying with it imminent death.......read more

Petal by Pedal Delivers Locally-Sourced Flowers by Bike

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An NYC startup looks to shake up the flower industry

Thanks to the the sustainable food movement, foodie buzzwords like "local," "organic" and "seasonal" have taken root in our collective consiousness, and consumer awareness about where and how food is produced has never been higher. Now a New York City startup is looking to apply the same concept to flowers. The brainchild of Long Island native Kate Gilman, Petal by Pedal aims to......read more

Airborne Wind Turbine to Bring Clean Energy to Alaska

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Altaeros Energies looks to serve the energy needs of remote areas with its Buoyant Airbone Turbine

Ryan Grenoble for the Huffington Post: It's a bird. It's a plane. It's a ... high-altitude flying wind turbine. A company by the name of Altaeros Energies, borne from the labs at MIT, is poised to break the record for the highest wind turbine ever deployed, with plans to float an electricity-generating device at an altitude of 1,000 feet above a site south of Fairbanks, Alaska. The......read more

The Farmer and The Bluefin

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The Perennial Plate takes a looks at the controversial practice of tuna farming

Driven by demand in Japan's seafood market, stocks of the bluefin tuna have depleted 85 percent over the last forty-odd years. Can aquaculture help meet the demand and save the threatened species? In "The Farmer and the Bluefin," The Perennial Plate hones its cameras in on a bluefin tuna farm in Wakayama, Japan. Whereas most bluefin farming operations capture young fish......read more

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