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April Bloomfield: Farm to Table

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Celebrated chef sources sustainable essentials in upstate New York.

As executive chef of beswarmed NYC hotspots The Spotted Pig and The Breslin, April Bloomfield has earned a reputation for creating simple, unpretentious dishes with meat playing the starring role. But, as we learned from Nowness, the celebrated chef is big into veggies too. “I love my veggies,” says the chef. “Sometimes I could just do without the meat.” Brazilian......read more

NOWNESS: Adrian at Home

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SHFT Co-Founder invites NOWNESS into his green garden

Adrian Grenier is best known for playing irresponsible Hollywood star Vincent Chase on Entourage, but his home and garden prove the guy has serious green credentials. A longtime believer in sustainable living, the 34-year-old Grenier has been quietly renovating the Victorian house in Brooklyn's Clinton Hill neighborhood he bought in 2005 to suit his sensibilities. ...read more

Rick Rubin: Music and Spirituality

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The esteemed record producer discusses art and nature in this inspiring video from Nowness

Rick Rubin is near the top of the list of the famous people who like to chill with. The legendary record producer, who famously launched Def Jam with Russell Simmons from his NYU dorm room, is not only one of most important architects in the history of popular music, but also a sage-figure on the path to spiritual enlightenment. In this short film, created by Alison Chernick for Nowness, Rubin......read more

Yam'Tcha: Adeline Grattard

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Follow the celebrated Paris chef as she traverses the nocturnal world of Rungis Market

Paris' Rungis Market is the largest wholesale food market in the world. Here director Chris Roman shines a light on the sprawling nocturnal market, a place that most us will never experience in real life. In the Nowness clip, Roman follows universally celebrated chef Adeline Grattard through the market as she selects ingredients for Yam'Tcha, the Franco-Cantonese eatery she runs alongside......read more

Spirits

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Watch Nicholas Buer's magical time-lapse of the northern skies

Yes, it's another time-lapse video, and yes you have to watch it. This spectacular new clip was shot near Tromvik, in northern Norway, one of the best places on earth to witness the northern lights (aurora borealis). Time-lapse specialist Nicholas Buer happened to be visiting the area during a solar flare, which sent massive reverberations through earth's magnetic field and made the......read more

Northern Bells "Animal Kingdom"

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Director Eric Power returns with another superb paper animation

It's been a while since we checked in with Eric Power, one of our favorite animators whose work we've featured multiple times here on SHFT. What better way to mark his return than with another truly awesome animation, this time for the Northern Bells track, "Animal Kingdom." Eric applies his signature paper animation style to the video, telling the tale of three strange creatures caught headed......read more

Last Minute Deal Struck in Cancun

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It ain't great but it could be worse.

The Cancun climate talks are a wrap, and to no one's surprise, negotiators failed to agree to a successor to the Kyoto Protocol. So that's crap. But! At the nth hour, an agreement was hammered out to save the UN climate negotiation progress. Which may not sound like much, but compared to the debacle of the Copenhagen talks, when it looked like future cooperation was in jeopardy,......read more

Europe Unites to Build Renewable Energy Supergrid

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North Sea countries plan $40 billion clean energy project that could offer weather-proof supply.

It would connect turbines off the wind-lashed north coast of Scotland with Germany's vast arrays of solar panels, and join the power of waves crashing on to the Belgian and Danish coasts with the hydro-electric dams nestled in Norway's fjords: Europe's first electricity grid dedicated to renewable power will become a political reality this month, as nine countries formally draw up......read more

ICE PACK By Guy Lawson

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The Bizarre Story Of An Accidental Pioneering Expedition

The twin-prop plane swung low, tilting its wings and heading north, only to circle back and swoop down over the men again. It was March 7, 1968, and the members of the Plaisted Polar Expedition looked up at the plane in bewilderment. They were trying to travel to the North Pole by snowmobile — in what they believed to be the first expedition to the North Pole carried out on motorized......read more

Come Hell or Low Water

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The indelible link between climate change and social unrest in the Arab world

It's tempting to attribute much of the recent dischord in North Africa and the Middle East to politics. And in the most direct sense, it's true. In Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, and now Syria, the people have risen up against brutal and corrupt regimes. But dig a little deeper, and you find that the unrest is more broadly driven by drought and food shortages -- themselves linked to environmental shifts......read more

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