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SHFT Sampler 10-22-10

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Weekly links: Prop 23, boats turned into buildings, and why all architecture is becoming green.

SHFT honchos Adrian Grenier and Peter Glatzer spoke to Huff Post about Prop 23. "It's about our future, period," said Peter. "Are oil companies defending their hold on our addiction? Of course they are. They'll do whatever they can to prevent clean tech from growing. That's what Prop 23 is all about." California, stand up! Vote NO on Prop 23. For whatever......read more

Prop. 23 Squashed Out

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California voters present giant middle finger to Texas oil.

California progressives, pat yourselves on the back. Voters in America's most populous state have left no doubt how they feel about Texas oil companies' attempts to dictate their energy future. Proposition 23, the Dirty Energy Prop that we SHFTers have been railing against for the past few weeks, has been defeated by a wide margin. With 97 percent of the votes tallied, over 61 percent......read more

The Food Movement's Watershed Moment

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Why California's Proposition 37 should matter to anyone who cares about food

Over the last twenty-odd years, a new American food economy has emerged, and if you're reading this, there is a pretty good chance you are a part of it. The food shift is exemplified by the resurgence of farmers' markets and the rise of community-supported agriculture and sustainable farming. To date, however, the so-called "food movement" has yet to enter the fray of politics. That will change......read more

Bike Paths Proposed for Abandoned London Tube Tunnels

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Genius or ridiculous? Gensler proposal receives mixed response

In London, a proposal to transform disused Underground tunnels into a network of bike paths is being met with mixed reviews. The "London Underline," dreamed up by Gensler, won Best Conceptual Project at the London Planning Awards, where it was lauded for making good use of "an untapped surplus of disused space." The Underline is being promoted as a means of addressing the problems of congested......read more

Outrageous Development Proposals Threaten Grand Canyon

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Making 'America's Cathedral' more accessible to tourists is a bad idea. Here's why

Kevin Fadarko for The New York Times: FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — WHEN I worked as a white-water guide at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, I was often struck by how many passengers concluded their odyssey through the most iconic landscape in the United States by invoking the very same epiphany. At the end of each two-week, 277-mile journey down the Colorado River, someone would often come up to me......read more

Cleaning Up the Clean Water Act

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EPA proposes enhanced protections for streams and wetlands

The Obama administration has proposed a new rule that would give the federal government regulatory authority over millions of acres of wetlands and about 2 million miles of streams. The regulation would clarify that the EPA has jurisdiction over waterways intermittent streams — the kind that only flow seasonally, or after heavy rains — and riparian wetlands. That will mean......read more

Overhaul of Clean Energy Tax Credits Proposed

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Senate Finance Committee proposal draws split reaction from wind, solar industry groups

The Senate Finance Committee proposed on Wednesday an overhaul of clean energy tax credits, many of them set to expire at the end of the year. The draft, presented by Committee Chair Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), calls for simplifying and extending the messy patchwork of incentives while cutting their $150 billion price tag over the next decade by more than half. The plan would create two broader......read more

Down by the River

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Proposed installation pits Christo and Jeanne-Claude against Colorado conservationists

What happens when an artist decides to hang six miles of fabric over a river in South Central Colorado? Well, that depends what side of the river you are on. If you're on the side of art and conceptual installation, a project of this nature is like being a kid on Christmas morning. If, on the other hand, you're on the side of nature conservancy, it might be an act akin to Sinead O’Connor......read more

Giant 'Death Ray' Shield Proposed in Dallas

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Blossoming sculpture would protect important museum from scorching solar glare

Since opening in 2003, the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas has catalyzed the development of a new neighbourhood in the city. But one of the buildings that the museum helped attract to the area has become its biggest threat. Museum Tower, a 42-story condo high-rise, is clad in a glassy exterior that reflects sunlight onto the Nasher property, killing plants and ruining art. The tower is the......read more

Solar Buyback Program Launched in Los Angeles

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Scheme allows property owners to sell rooftop solar power back to the Department of Water and Power

On the roof of a North Hollywood apartment building, an array of solar panels started generating energy last week as part of what's being touted as the nation's largest urban solar program. The program, an L.A. Business Council initiative called Clean L.A. Solar, allows the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to pay customers to generate solar power across the city's vast expanse of flat......read more

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