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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

Chicago Food Deserts Down 40 Percent

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City sees increasing access to fresh food, but lots of work still needed

With First Lady Michelle Obama in Chicago to address the city's food desert problem, a report [PDF] released this week shows that the amount of people without easy access to fresh, healthy food is down 40 percent over the last five years. Still, an estimated 384,000 Chicagoans -- mostly African-Americans, 124,000 of which are children -- live in food desert neighbourhoods. There is no......read more

'Sound Sculptures' Eulogize Old Growth Forest

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Tviga Vasilyeva's "Soundstills" would be pretty cool if we could understand them.

You know the feeling when you look at something and you're pretty sure it's awesome but you don't understand how it works or what it's all about? Such is the case with these "Soundstills" by Russian artist Tviga Vasilyeva. Apparently Vasilyeva recorded audio in the old growth forests along the Russia-Finland border, then went back after they were logged and photographed these......read more

SHFT Sampler 3-18-11

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Greenland's shrinking, Brooklyn's getting bike sharing, Rush Limbaugh is still an asshole, and more.

Plant Plastic: Drinking soda is bad for you, yes, but petroleum-based plastic bottles bad for everyone. In 2012, Pepsi will drop the world's first fossil fuel-free plastic bottle, made from 100% plant-based materials like switch grass, pine bark and corn husks. Bike Share, Yo: Inhabitat reports that Brooklyn will join Washington D.C., Boston, Denver, and Minneapolis as the first cities in the......read more

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