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Why 2014 Is a Big Deal

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Thomas Friedman on what plummeting oil prices mean for the climate fight

Thomas L. Friedman for The New York Times: I WAS just about to go with a column that started like this: When they write the history of the global response to climate change, 2014 could well be seen as the moment when the balance between action and denial tipped decisively toward action. That’s thanks to the convergence of four giant forces: São Paulo, Brazil, went dry; China and the......read more

Lights Out for Incandescent Bulbs

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As the century-old technology runs its course, LED bulbs step up

130 years after Thomas Edison brought incandescent lighting to the masses, the end is nigh for the old, energy-guzzling technology. On January 1, 2012, seven months from this week, federal efficiency regulations will effectively outlaw incandescent bulbs.  Writing in the New York Times Magazine, Andrew Rice traces the rise and demise of the traditional incandescent, and looks into......read more

Pop Pop Bang

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An ingenious, umbrella-based riff on B-movies by Thomas Brown and Anna Burns

For creative collaborators Thomas Brown and Anna Burns, umbrellas are more than mere protection from the rain and classic symbols of "Britishness." They are also exploding canvases for one of the coolest video projects we've seen in a while. In "Pop Pop Bang," an installation set in idyllic English locations, the artists riff on masculine B-movie imagery, using umbrellas......read more

Flying On Frying Oil

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UK airline Thomson Airways launches aircraft powered by waste cooking oil

Thomson Airways will begin weekly flights from England to Spain on July 28th. But these flights will not be using any ordinary jet fuel. The planes will be powered by a 50/50 blend of jet fuel and HEFA fuel, which is made from used cooking oil.  Thomson managing director Chris Browne said, "As sustainable biofuels become more commercially viable, Thomson Airways plans to expand its use of......read more

Nightingale and Canary

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Bird sounds visualized by Andy Thomas

Australian artist Andy Thomas created this wondrous short animation using abstract shapes that respond to the songs of a nightingale and a canary. The recorded bird sounds are from the archives of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum. A specialist in "audio life forms," Thomas experiments with nature and technology by taking photos of plants, insects, and machines and......read more

London's Garden Bridge

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Designer Thomas Heatherwick plans a lush parkland over the River Thames

British designer Thomas Heatherwick has imagined a 1,200-foot long "Garden Bridge" to span the Thames in London. The bridge was designed in response to a call for submissions by Transport for London, which is looking for ways to improve pedestrian links across the capital's river. It will connect Covent Garden on the north side to the South Bank. The Garden Bridge is inspired by actor and green......read more

Ben Thomas: Accession

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Kaleidoscopic series of photos turns urban centers on their heads

Melbourne-based photographer Ben Thomas has a knack for capturing urban centers from interesting new perspectives. An early adopter of tilt-shift photography, Thomas nicely explored perceptions of scale with his popular “Cityshrinker” project. Now, he's back with another perspective-warping series called "Accession," in which cities are inverted to give them a mirrored ceiling. From......read more

The Water Tank Project

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Ed Ruscha, Thom Yorke and Jay-Z among artists enlisted to dress up New York's water tanks

Environmental nonprofit Word Above the Street is organizing a mass public art project to promote sustainability and raise awareness of water issues. In spring 2013, several hundred of New York City's ubiquitous water towers will be adorned with designs created by a bevy of big name artists, including Ed Ruscha, Thom Yorke and Jay-Z. The exhibition in the sky is appropriately called......read more

Climate Bill Fail

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Thomas Friedman laments a missed opportunity.

Well, it's all but official. According to every major news outlet, the attempt to pass federal climate and energy legislation has failed. Democrats announced Friday they were abandoning the bill, effectively snuffing out any possibility of it passing. But why? After so much hope early in Obama's term, how did the effort to address global warming and reduce our oil addiction die before......read more

Thomas Struth

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German photographer lifts the veil on unseen industrial spaces.

Like his countryman Andreas Gursky, German photographer Thomas Struth uses large format photos to document the social and environmental history of our time. In his new collection, on view until June 19 at Marian Goodman Gallery in New York, Struth lifts the veil on hidden industrial and scientific spaces, confronting the viewer with clean, clinical images of places and things that are typically......read more

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