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It's Time for America to Talk about the Price of Water

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How many wake-up calls do we need?

This summer, a 90-year-old water pipe burst under Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, sending a geyser 30 feet into the air and a flood of troubles over the UCLA campus. Raging water and mud trapped five people, swamped 1,000 cars and flooded five university buildings — blasting the doors off elevators and ruining the new wooden floor atop the Bruins’ storied basketball court. As the......read more

The Images of Clemens Fantur

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Vienna-based photographer photographs people in nature

The Vienna-based photographer focuses mainly on natural subjects, putting nature and people in the center of his works. He has a keen eye for light and composition, producing beautiful and strong pictures.  In the artists words: “What I really like about taking pictures is this certain feeling, when you can see and feel a photo coming up, when situations are developing and turning......read more

Our Natural World: The Year in Photos

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A selection of the best environment photos of 2011

For big, juicy photos of important happenings around the globe, there is no better place on the internet than The Big Picture. For green types like us, the Boston Globe photo blog's environment and wildlife gallery, The Natural World, is tops. TBP recently pulled fifty their picks for the top 50 photos of 2011 from the gallery, and published them here. Definitely some phenonmenal......read more

David Kimelman: Natural Order

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Fascinating photo series considers the complex relationship between humans and the natural world

In our cities of glass and pavement, we humans have a tendency to view ourselves as somehow separate from the natural environment. It's nonsense, of course, we are as much a part of the natural order as an elephant or an insect. But it's a powerful facade, one that makes "nature" seem otherworldly, something to be fascinated and repulsed by. Brooklyn-based photographer David Kimelman has......read more

Trees Wrapped in Spider Webs After Flood

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Spiders flee to trees to create cotton candy arachnid islands.

Um, wow. WOW. After unprecedented monsoons caused massive flooding in Pakistan in 2010, millions spiders near the village of Sindh found refuge in above ground in trees, where they wrapped the branches in ghostly webs. Although the disaster didn't grip the attention of the media the way the Japanese earthquake has, it was a devastating event, killing nearly 2,000 people and affecting almost 20......read more

Dye Hard

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Organic gardens deliver natural hues for dyeing fabric

Generating fresh organic produce for the table isn't the only reason for gardening. In fact, the latest rage in growing isn't food-related at all. Trend Central points to the booming number of planters that are cultivating ingredients for all-natural dyes. In Brooklyn, a new CSA project from Sewing Seeds -- a Textile Arts Center initiative promoting the use of natural......read more

The Unnatural Kingdom

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If Technology Helps Us Save The Wilderness, Will The Wilderness Still Be Wild?

IF you ever have the good fortune to see a Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep, the experience might go like this: On a sunny morning in Yosemite National Park, you walk through alpine meadows and then up a ridge to the summit of Mount Gibbs at 12,764 feet above sea level. You unwrap a chocolate bar amid breathtaking views of mountain and desert and then you notice movement below. Binoculars reveal......read more

Picture Proof Of Japan's Natural Beauty

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Photography from Hidenobu Suzuki

Photographer Hidenobu Suzuki has captured the idyllic landscapes of Japan in a remarkably tranquil light. Between the quiet foggy rivers, peaceful rice fields, and twilight at Mt. Fuji, there's something for everyone who's looking for a visually relaxing utopia. "My photographs are like Japanese paintings," Suzuki explains. "Japanese like to express emotions and spiritual feelings through......read more

It isn’t every day that the definition of a common English word that is ubiquitous in common parlance is challenged in federal court, but that is precisely what has happened with the word “natural.” During the past few years, some 200 class-action suits have been filed against food manufacturers, charging them with misuse of the adjective in marketing such edible oxymorons as......read more

An Uncommon Place

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Supernatural landscape photos by Reuben Wu

Photographer/director/musician/Renaissance man Reuben Wu returns to SHFT [previously] with another selection of dreamy landscape images captured on his travels around the globe. The British artist, now based in Chicago, regularly finds himself on the road, whether on photo commissions or doing gigs with his band, Ladytron. He still finds time to pursue personal projects like An Uncommon Place, a......read more

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