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The Future of Water Sustainability

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Water.org founders Gary White and Matt Damon on the market's growing role in tackling water and sanitation issues

Water.org's Gary White and Matt Damon for The Economist: Multinational companies have historically taken water availability for granted. But this is changing. A 2013 World Economic Forum report named water scarcity as one of the top global risks facing companies in the 21st century. So far, 93 multinational corporations have committed to the UN Global Compact's CEO Water Mandate, a......read more

Lights of Chicago

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Dazzling black-and-white photography by Satoki Nagata

Japanese photographer Satoki Nagata, a Chicago transplant, finds inspiration and material in the streets of his adopted hometown. In his ongoing series titled Lights in Chicago, he captures dazzling, candid portraits of strangers walking the city at night. Using a remote-controlled flash, he backlights his unsuspecting subjects to create an eerie, silhouette effect. Nagata, a Neuroscience PhD......read more

Jack White, "Sittin' on Top of the World"

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Detroit rocker plays some raw blues piano in this clip from 'It Might Get Loud'

"Technology is a big destroyer of emotion and truth," says Jack White at the start of this clip from Davis Guggenheim's 2008 documentary It Might Get Loud. The doc explores the history of the electric guitar through the eyes of White and fellow guitar legends, Jimmy Page and The Edge. In the clip, White and a fedora-clad kid portraying his earlier self cruise through the countryside in......read more

OCEARCH Tracks Ocean Giants

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Marine research non-profit tracks Great White Sharks in the name of conservation

For the past couple of years, marine research organization OCEARCH has been getting up close and personal with Great White Sharks to learn more about their behavior. Just over a week ago, a crew led by OCEARCH Founder and Expedition Leader Chris Fischer tagged their first Great White of the season, all within eyeshot of Monomoy Island, Cape Cod. Her name? Betsy. Weighing in......read more

Emotive Film Photography by Kim Winderman

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Quiet, contemplative images in black and white

L.A. photographer and creative director Kim Winderman captures dreamy, nostalgic images that ask us to pause and look at things our gaze might ordinarily pass over. These black-and-white pictures, shot on film, show off her incredible eye for intricate abstraction and subtle details. Quiet and contemplative, Winderman's work explores the interplay between light and darkness, in both a visual and......read more

Lisa Mitchell, "Clean White Love"

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Aussie songstress gets a lovely vid courtesy of director Vanessa Casswill

This is a couple of years old, but it's new to us and it's got a naive feel good vibe that goes well with summertime. "Clean White Love" comes off the 2009 album Wonder by 21-year old Australian singer-songwriter Lisa Mitchell. The bit was directed by Vanessa Casswill and shot in the UK on the Isle of White. "Clean White Love is a about the divine clean white light that comes through......read more

Obama Lays Out Climate Action Plan

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NRDC President Francis Beinecke on how the White House climate strategy will curb emissions and protect ecosystems

NRDC President Francis Beinecke for the Huffington Post: President Obama has announced a robust plan for tackling climate change and reducing dangerous carbon pollution. This marks an historic turning point. No longer will power plants be allowed to dump unlimited amounts of carbon into our atmosphere, threatening our health and environment. Instead, we can clean up our skies and leave future......read more

Blizzard Time Lapse

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A 20 hour whiteout, shortened to 40 seconds.

A photographer in New Jersey captured the post-Christmas blizzard by taking a single picture every five minutes starting when the snow first began to fall and ending after the last flake. (via Kottke)...read more

Raveonettes "Black/White"

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Puppetry, cut outs and computer animation mixed to stunning effect by director Chris Do.

With the video for the Raveonettes' 2009 song "Black/White," Chris Do, founder of Blind, takes the theme of contrast and runs with it. Opposing forces are threaded through the narrative: love/hate, life/death, young/old, daydream/nightmare, ugliness/beauty. The dark, sparse look of the video matches the Danish duo's aesthetic perfectly. ...read more

Whitest Boy Alive "Golden Cage"

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Handdrawn animated awesomeness from Geoff McFetridge

This charming video for indie pop champs The Whitest Boy Alive (a side project of Erlend Oye from Kings of Convenience) is an oldie but an amazing-y. Released in 2008 (i.e. ten thousand years ago in internet time), the video features drawings by L.A.-based graphic designer/artist Geoff McFetridge, who tries hand at animation – and wins. Previously featured on SHFT: McFetridge's wallpaper......read more

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