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Sustainability Photos of the Year

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Contenders for the 2011 Prix Pictet, the world's leading prize for environmental photography, to exhibit in Paris next month.

In three short years, the Prix Pictet has become the global prize for excellence in environmental photography, assembling some of the most powerful images of sustainability (or lack thereof) from around the world. The theme for this year's competition is Growth, which organizers call "one of the great conundrums facing humanity in the early decades of the 21st century." True enough. The winner......read more

The Future Is Ours

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If this video doesn't give you goosebumps, best check your pulse

Feeling a little down about the state of the planet? Here's a two-minute slice of techno-optimism for you. Filmmaker Michael Marantz assembled "The Future Is Ours" from a bunch of clips he found on the net, and the result is this stirring tribute to the people pushing humanity ahead into the future. According to Marantz, "We need to be inspired by the immense possibilities of the future and......read more

Aerial Photos of Los Angeles by Michael Light

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Sky shots capture the "horror and enchantment" of LA

For several years, San Francisco-based photographer Michael Light has been flying his own lightweight aircraft to document the American West from the air. His latest book, LA Day/LA Night, shows off the beauty and horror of the City of Angels in equal measure. Whereas the nighttime photos carry a celestial, almost heavenly feel, the daytime images -- a selection of which are shown here -- are......read more

That Which Doesn't Kill Us...

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The Sierra Club's Michael Brune on the post-election blues

Michael Brune for The Huffington Post: Yes, the election hurt. We feared it would be bad -- and it was worse. By now we've all heard the Wednesday-morning quarterback analyses of how and why the Democratic Party gave up control of the Senate and lost a bunch of other races around the country. For the Sierra Club, it's especially painful to know that in far too many places we have lost......read more

The Big SHFT: Michael Crooke, Sustainable Business Maverick

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The former Patagonia CEO, now a management professor at Pepperdine University, discusses the role of environmental responsibility in business

Michael W. Crooke's résumé reads like a young achiever's dream bio. The former Navy SEAL (underwater demolition team) holds a Ph.D. in management and has held senior executive roles at a number of companies in the outdoors industry, including Yakima, Kelty Packs, Pearl/Izumi and Patagonia, where he was CEO from 1999 to 2005. It was Crooke's time at Patagonia -- the company founded......read more

Marie Louise "Happiness Has A Hole"

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CG dreamscape by the multitalented Michael Fragstein

Here is some next-level 3D animation to set your weekend off on the right note. The CG piece, created by Michael Fragstein of Büro Achter April studio in Stuttgart, combines playful whimsy with minimal austerity in a surreal, dreamy animation that surprises at every turn. The song you hear is the solo piano version of Marie Louise's "Happiness Has A Hole"-- a digital bonus......read more

Michael Hall's 'Climate' Series Documents Global Warming

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Photo project captures a climate in flux.

Originally inspired by Tim Flannery's book "The Weather Makers," New Zealand-born, Sydney-based photographer Michael Hall embarked on an ambitious personal project: to capture and reveal the causes and effects of global climate change.  Like his forefather Edward Burtynsky, Hall lures in the viewer with epic, eye-popping images that make us consider our own role in the......read more

M-House by Michael Jantzen

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Visionary eco architecture from a sustainable design pioneer

Michael Jantzen has been doing creative things in sustainable architecture for over thirty years, well before "prefab" and "net-zero" and became building design buzzwords. The Los Angeles based architect, who was Buckminster Fuller protege in the 70s, cements his well-earned reputation with the M-House, a labyrinthine building powered by alternative energy sources like the sun and......read more

L41 House: Compact Condo of the Future

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Less is more with Michael Katz's tiny, affordable prefab

What's the minimum amount of square feet a human needs for a home to be a home? According to Vancouver architect Michael Katz: 220. That's how big he and artist/designer Janet Corne made their L41 ("All For One") house, a compact, modular prefab that answers the twin calls of sustainability and affordability. "The major objective of the L41 home is to play a part in mass-producing houses......read more

Epic Earth Time Lapse from Space

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NASA video paints jaw dropping picture of Earth

These incredible time lapse images of Earth were shot by astronauts onboard the International Space Station, using special low-light, high-definition (4K resolution!) cameras. The images were kindly made available by NASA for free.  Berlin's Michael König took Jan Jelinek's minimal ambient techno and combined it with the time lapses to......read more

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