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SHFT Sampler 1-28-11

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Giant pink snails, epic Hasselblad photos, 12 dumb ugly jerks blocking climate change progress, and more.

Attack of the Giant Pink Snails: No, not an invasive exotic species, but a killer public art project in Florida, featuring oversized pink snails made of recycled plastic.  Purty birdies: Every night at dusk, a cloud of starlings do the tango in the skies above Sterte, England. Mark Sigler caught them in the act in this lovely one minute video.  The Big......read more

Anton Ginzburg Searches for Mythical 'Hyperborea'

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Venice Biennale exhibit considers idyllic northern paradise

In Greek myth, there's a place that's so far north that it's beyond the cold. Hyperborea ("beyond the North winds") is a land of eternal springtime, where the flowers are always in bloom and the sun never stops shining. Recent Russian news reports claim Hyperborea actually existed on the shores of the White Sea, not far from the snowswept sites of Soviet Gulag prisons.  At......read more

Spectral Snow Trails Caught on Camera

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Projecting a video out the window during a blizzard, Brian Maffitt captured these prismatic images of falling snow

While Winter Storm Nemo was dropping between 12 to 40 inches of snow on the northeast, motion designer and photographer Brian Maffitt got busy -- not with a shovel but with a video projector and a camera. Maffit pointed a video projector playing The Lorax out his window, then shot the scene with his Canon 7D. The colorful results, as you can see above, are amazing. "I wanted to capture colors in......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

This story was originally published by CityLab and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The federal gas tax that pays for America’s highways hasn’t been raised in decades, but that doesn’t stop some determined lawmakers from trying. The latest effort comes via Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware, who has introduced a plan to raise the tax four cents a......read more

Ackerman & Gruber: Frozen

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Icy Minnesota landscape photos reveal the quiet stillness of winter

When husband-and-wife photo team Jenn Ackerman and Tim Gruber relocated to Minneapolis, they were correctly advised that the only way to deal with cold winters is to embrace them. Both heeded the advice; Tim started playing hockey and Jenn took up cross-country skiing. The pair even went a step further, pursuing a personal, medium format photo project about winter in Minnesota. The resulting......read more

A Year on the Road: Fog on England Green

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Stills from a long country walk, suspended in mist

This photo series follows a path I took through an English countryside in early Spring. In the quiet afternoon, engulfed by a thick fog, I roamed the small village that three generations of my family have called home.  Seeing the playground where I used to spend summer afternoons as a child now suspended in a suspenseful, heavy mist, it looked as if it was an empty stage just waiting to be......read more

The World's Largest Solar Farm From Above

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Aerial photos of the Ivanpah solar thermal plant by Jamie Stillings

Deep in California's Mojave Desert, construction is well underway on a solar power plant that may eventually generate enough electricity for 140,000 homes. When it's completed next year, the $2.2 billion, 3,600-acre Ivanpah solar thermal plant will be the largest of its kind in the world, with nearly 350,000 mirrors reflecting light onto boilers, creating steam to power turbines and generate......read more

No Bailout for the Biosphere

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Agreements to bail out banks happen in days - but we still don't have a deal to bail out the planet

They bailed out the banks in days. But even deciding to bail out the planet is taking decades. Nicholas Stern estimated that capping climate change would cost around 1% of global GDP, while sitting back and letting it hit us would cost between 5 and 20%. One per cent of GDP is, at the moment, $630bn. By March 2009, Bloomberg has revealed, the US Federal Reserve had committed $7.77 trillion to......read more

Alice Axinder's Idyllic Sweden

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Beautiful photos could easily pass as movie stills

Alice Axinder's photos are nothing if not in tune with nature. The young artist, who lives in the northern Swedish town of Kvarnberget, captures pastoral images of the outdoors, with the changing seasons as a predominant theme.  "My favourite season is winter, I think," she says. "Although I like all seasons very much, all in different ways. Summer nights I love because then you can......read more

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