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Site Specific: Aerial Photographs by Olivo Barbieri

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Ten-year project chronicles the world's cities from above

Site Specific is a summary of Olivo Barbieri’s ten-year project to record the world’s cities in aerial photographs. The book offers a thrilling survey of thirty-six cities throughout the world. At the same time, it presents a narrative of Barbieri’s evolving approach to photography and his ideas about the nature of the medium. Presented chronologically, the photographs begin......read more

The Renewable Shift

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Led by Germany, clean power is transforming the global energy landscape

Justin Gillis for The New York Times: HELIGOLAND, Germany — Of all the developed nations, few have pushed harder than Germany to find a solution to global warming. And towering symbols of that drive are appearing in the middle of the North Sea. They are wind turbines, standing as far as 60 miles from the mainland, stretching as high as 60-story buildings and costing up to $30 million......read more

Polish Autumn: Photos by Kacper Kowalski

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An amateur photog takes to the sky to show the visual grandeur of shifting seasons

If you assumed Poland was a visually drab place, these aerial photos from Kacper Kowalski are sure to change your mind. Flying from paragliders and geoplanes, Kowalski captures the onset of fall of the Polish countryside, as the forest erupts in a riot of colors and lakes appear as bright blue smudges on the landscape. Born in 1977, Kowalski is a graduate of the Technical University of GdaƄsk,......read more

How Climate Change Will Transform Winemaking

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Global grape-growing regions will shift dramatically over the coming decades, according to study

If you like wines from Washington state, get ready for some good news. According to a study led by Conservation International biologist Lee Hannah, rising temperatures associated with climate change will dramatically expand the vineyard-friendly space in the Pacific Northwest over the coming decades. (Unfortunately, that expansion will come at the expense of wildlife habitat.) Californian......read more

American Landscapes by Robert Warren

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Large format photos explore our constantly shifting relationship with our surroundings

Born in New York and now based in Portland, Oregon, Robert Warren uses view cameras to document American landscapes and the people within them. With his trusty 8x10 camera in tow, he has traveled extensively across the country making pictures that capture our constantly changing relationship with our surroundings. For his most recent work, Robert has been taking repeated trips to upstate New York......read more

The Healthy Fast Food Shift

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Mark Bittman looks at the emerging trend of healthful fast food

No longer oxymoronic, healthy fast food is starting to become a reality. We're not quite talking the scale of McDonalds yet, but with Chipotle, Veggie Grill, and others starting to proliferate, and with a general public desire to eat healthier, it's not just the coasts that are going in this direction. In this week's issue of NYT Magazine, food writer Mark Bittman explores the emerging trend of......read more

The Solar Energy Enigma

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Jeff Himmelman on the shifting solar landscape

Most mornings, Danny Kennedy hops on a bike with orange saddlebags and rides half an hour from his home to Oakland’s Jack London Square. He makes for quite a picture cruising down Telegraph Avenue, decked out as he often is in an orange helmet, orange jacket and orange leather Adidas shoes. When he arrives at his office, he often makes his rounds on an orange indoor bike. (He’s not......read more

Energy Manifesto

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Why the shift to renewable energy is so important -- and how we can make it happen

The world is at war over energy. Fossil fuels are running out. Gas prices are going up. And no one seems to agree on how we should proceed. Let's start with the facts: climate change is happening whether we want to deal with it or not. As greenhouse gas levels rise, the global climate is altering, and without dramatic changes to the ways we source and use energy, the planet will eventually change......read more

Coal Plants Shift to Natural Gas

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Bill will cleaner electricity bring higher prices?

The huge, belching smokestacks of electric power plants have long symbolized air pollution woes. But a shift is under way: More and more electric plants around the nation are being fueled by natural gas, which is far cleaner than coal, the traditional fuel. The most optimistic projections describe an abundant domestic energy source that will create enormous numbers of jobs and lead to cleaner......read more

Sustainability, Politics, and Consumerism

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Steven Cohen on the shift to a clean economy

As 2011 ends and we find some time for reflection, I am thinking a lot about the issue of material consumption and sustainability. Many of my students believe that a key answer to the crisis of planetary sustainability is for individuals to reduce their material consumption. When they say this, they are not thinking of the planet's poorest people, but the planet's richest people. There is a case......read more

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