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Signal Shed by Ryan Lingard

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A $10,000 micro-hideaway in the Oregon woods

When Mariah Morrow and Ryan Lingard saw an ad in the Joseph, Oregon local paper for a $47,000, 100- by 150-foot parcel of land, they lit up. "Where most people would have seen a steep, partially burned, partially logged slope that didn’t have utilities, we just saw possibilities," Mariah recalls. The Signal Shed, as they've dubbed their miniature wilderness outpost, was designed by......read more

Bees Bummed About Cell Phones

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Signals from mobile phones may be partly to blame for mysterious decline of bee populations around the world

Bee populations around the world are in massive decline, with scientists blaming it on a lack of genetic diversity, urbanization, and increased pesticide use. Now, Swiss scientists have discovered a surprising new culprit that doesn't seem so nefarious from here: our cell phones. The researchers conducted 83 different experiments in which cell phones were placed inside bee hives, and the bees'......read more

Tree Cutting = Fewer Fish

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Deforestation can cause a diminished fish supply

We know that the loss of forests isn’t just a problem for the creatures that call woodlands home — it’s also a major contributor to global warming. And it doesn’t stop there: deforestation, a new study finds, may also be causing fish to starve. Destroy one thing, and it can have all sorts of unforeseen consequences. The environment is just crazy like......read more

What Surprises Might Climate Change Bring Within Our Lifetimes?

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A newly published report lays out the latest findings

Many of the impacts of climate change may not be felt for hundreds of years, but according to a new report from the National Academy of Sciences, some of the biggest changes will be "abrupt," and we would be well advised to start preparing for them. In the paper, titled "Abrupt Climate Change: Inevitable Surprises," the researchers argue that in the coming decades, global warming will bring a......read more

Lou Reed: Romanticism

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Rock legend's final pubished photobook features stunning B&W images of sublime landscapes

Former Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed, who passed away last week at the age of 71, is one of the most important figures in rock 'n roll history. You don't need us to tell you that, but you might not be aware that he is also a serious photographer, and it wouldn't be right if we didn't pay him tribute by posting some of his work. These selections are found in Romanticism, Reed's third book......read more

Trippy Winter Landscapes by Megan Brim

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Washed out snowscapes captured on film

It always rules when falling into a Flickr wormhole results in an amazing find. That's the case here with Megan Brim, whose work we uncovered while deep in the Flickr matrix. Shooting on what appears to be an analog camera, the Oakland, CA-based photographer creates lovely, light-washed landscape images that border on the psychedelic. These selections, chosen from some of her more recent work,......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

The Book That Changed Everything

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Fifty years since it was first published, 'Silent Spring' is remembered as the book that started the environmental movement

In September of 1962, the first edition of Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" hit bookstore shelves. Fifty years and two million copies later, the book is widely regarded as the catalyst of the modern environmental movement.  In "Silent Spring," Carson wrote in eloquent and sometimes sentimental prose about effects of manmade pesticides on the natural world -- and on humankind. A scientific......read more

Soft Focus Oil Paintings by Philip Barlow

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Hazy, washed out works depicting summertime in the city

We see a lot of the blurred, soft focus aesthetic in filmmaking and photography these days, but not so much in painting. Here, South African artist Philip Barlow, whose work we spotted at This Isn't Happiness, pulls it off to incredible effect. In the series, titled simply "The City," Barlow depicts hazy, washed out figures and landmarks in the city, nicely capturing the heat island effect......read more

DIY Prefab Shed From Kekkila Garden

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Garden shed turned backyard retreat

Um, can you say "naptime"? This airy prefab garden shed from Finnish designers  Ville Hara and Linda Bergroth of Hel Yes! studio blows away any preconceived notions of what a shed looks like. The combined greenhouse and shed kit, a modular design manufactured by Kekkila Garden, has been customized by Bergroth as her own lakefront summer retreat,......read more

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