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Growing is Forever

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Jesse Rosten's ode to the Redwoods.

If you've ever been to the old-growth Redwood forests of Northern California, you know there's some seriously awe-inspiring, ancient vibes among those trees. "Growing is Forever" is a short from Jesse Rosten that he calls his "best attempt to capture the reverence I feel when in the presence of these giants." Not a bad attempt! If the narration is a bit too earnest......read more

Redwood

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Nature porn at its finest

With "Redwood," San Francisco director/photographer Steven Poe offers up an amazing slice of nature porn in the form of a dreamlike adventure through California's coastal forests. Set to a score by Yuki Murata, the video is a gorgeous, meditative redwood forest experience. The project began as a personal challenge to practice shooting high-contrast scenes, Poe said, but grew......read more

A Year on the Road: 7 Years Later

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An accidental self-portrait series in the redwood forest

I stumbled upon a fallen redwood in Northern California along the Avenue of the Giants in 2005. I immediately fell in love with the grove, including what I have since called "my tree." I set everything up and took a self-portrait in black and white film. Every year and sometimes twice a year since, I have carefully picked my way through the Avenue of the Giants in the hope that I will recognize......read more

Georgia-Pacific's Lumber Conservation Plan

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Plywood giant announces it will make green lumber purchases.

Georgia-Pacific, the nation's largest manufacturer of plywood, is making a move to green up its operations. After seven long years of discussions with environmental groups and consumers, the supplier of retail giants like Home Depot and Lowes has agreed to not buy timber from environmentally sensitive areas, and to discourage landowners from clearing hardwood forests. Because the pact is......read more

Fantastic Forest Photos

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See the forest for the trees. Traveling exhibition celebrates the International Year of Forests.

According to the United Nations, 2011 is the International Year of the Forests, which means, well, not much. It's always the Year of This or the Month of That. But we can't not get behind this one. Especially when it looks this good. GoodPlanet Foundation, chaired by Yann Arthus-Bertrand (the filmmaker behind the epic doc Home), is raising awareness of forest issues through, among other things,......read more

SHFT Sampler 2-18-11

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The zero footprint leaf shirt, UK kills plan to sell forests, sustainable treehouse living, and more.

Whaler Failure: Are we witnessing a turning point in the war against whaling? Japanese whalers have halted their annual whale hunt in the Antarctic (veiled under the bogus guise of "scientific research") after persistent harrassment by the brave bad asses of the Sea Shepherd Society sent them into retreat. "Putting a priority on safety, the fleet has halted scientific whaling for now," Tatsuya......read more

Bringing Back the Light

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Restoring the Life to Canada's Temperate Rainforests

This film explores the practice, the methods and the need for habitat restoration in British Columbia's temperate rainforests. There's a clear connection between healthy landscapes and healthy communities. This coast is one of the most beautiful places in the world, but decades of destructive logging, mining, and development practices have left vast expanses of our temperate rainforest in need of......read more

Paris Climate Talks

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Questions Linger Before Final Deal, Canada Will Play a Big Role, and Australia Turns Focus to Rainforests.

A draft of a climate agreement is finished, but it leaves many questions unanswered. Now, as government ministers swoop in to finish off the talks by 11 December, those questions must be addressed. Nature recaps the weekend’s reaction and looks ahead to the final days of the climate talks. 1. Edging closer to a final deal A week of “very low drama” produced a draft of a......read more

Via My Modern Met: In an ironic play of source material and subject, Paris-based artist, Eva Jospin, creates enchanting forests from cardboard by cutting and guling cardboard to craft dense, multi-layered, highly detailed forests with stunning depth of field.  The cardboard’s corrugated edges form a convincing texture for the bark of the trees, and the paper’s natural color......read more

Musical Laser Forests

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A high-tech, interactive experience created by Marshmallow Laser Feast

There is only a handful of things that literally every human on earth loves, and they include lasers, forests, and music. Creative studio Marshmallow Laser Feast combined all three of those wonderful things with "Laser Forest," a real-time interactive experience created for STRP Biennale in Eindhoven, Netherlands earlier this year. Using drones, laser beams, projection mapping, and custom tools,......read more

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