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Uncharted Waters

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In the chaotic aftermath of the Gulf oil disaster, one thing is clear: we need to start tapping the clean energy potential of our oceans.

At present, upwards of 200,000 gallons of oil are pouring into the Gulf of Mexico daily. President Obama is rushing to assign responsibility, which BP CEO Tony Hayward readily accepted before shifting the blame to the drilling contractor. The left-wing is trying to contain damage to the environment as the right-wing does the same with its political agenda. But, for all the commotion, precious few......read more

SHFT Sampler 7-15-10

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From a next-gen EV charger to the top eco-volunteer vacations, here are your weekly links from around the web.

Plug and play: The Yves Behar-designed GE WattStation will juice up electric vehicles and spruce up the streets. Oh, the humanity! When Humans Ruled the Earth explores the human consumption machine in animated form. An efficient water solution in the rural West: Farmers and ranchers are replacing windmills with solar power wells. Want to take an exotic holiday AND help the environment? Try one......read more

Gesterbine Skyscraper

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A Polish architecture firm's visionary concept for a net-zero skyscraper.

With dozens of wind turbines integrated into the building and tendrils hanging down like tree roots, the Gesterbine Skyscraper looks like an imaginative piece of science fiction. And, in a way, it is. The building concept, envisioned by Polish architects mode:lina for the eVolo Magazine 2010 Skyscraper Competition, may be more fanciful than realistic; but hey, people thought geodesic domes were......read more

Research Lab Sets Green Building Standard

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The DOE's new Research Support Facility in Golden, Colorado will generate as much energy as it uses.

The US Department of Energy's new Research Support Facility at the National Renewable Energy Campus in Golden, Colorado is taking green construction to a new level. The building, which is 222,000 square feet and will house 800 employees, is zero-energy, meaning that it will create as much energy as it uses. Once finished, it will be awarded LEED Platinum certification. Using smart design......read more

C6 by LivingHomes

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Low-cost, zero-energy prefab benefits Brad Pitt's Make It Right foundation

Santa Monica-based green building specialist LivingHomes has unveiled the C6, the company's first affordable (starting at $179,000) LEED Platinum prefab home. Designed with a post-Katrina New Orleans in mind, the C6 meets LivingHomes' ambitious "Z6" environmental goals: zero energy, zero water, zero indoor emissions, zero waste, zero carbon, and zero ignorance. The "C" in the......read more

Yin Yang House by Brooks & Scarpa

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Net-zero residence in Venice Beach takes full advantage of plentiful SoCal sunlight

The net-zero building movement is alive and well in Venice, CA, where architecture firm Brooks + Scarpa have recently wrapped construction on this stunner of single family residence. Dubbed Yin Yang House, the home takes full advantage of the sunny SoCal climate with a a 12 KW solar photovoltaic panel system (the biggest available on the market) that serves the dual purposes of generating power......read more

Underground Eco House by Make Architects

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A zero carbon home embedded into the rolling countryside around Bolton, England

From the ground, the Bolton Eco House may not look like much at all -- just a few stone walls that could easily be mistaken for ancient ruins covered by grass. But from the air, the picture is stunning, revealing an impressive architectural design shaped like an abstract flower. The bold, earth-conscious residential design comes courtesy of Make Architects, who landed it the distinction of being......read more

Aesop Rock, "Zero Dark Thirty"

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The indie rap hero returns from long absence with this time-lapsed graffiti vid

After a five year silence, Aesop Rock is back with a new album, Skelethon, hitting stores this summer. In advance of the release, the backpack rap vet dropped this video for the lead single, "Zero Dark Thirty" (that's military speak for half past midnight -- hat tip to Yahoo! answers). Always true to the OG elements of hip hop, Aesop remains so here, as he leans against a wall rapping away......read more

States Make EV Pledge

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The governors of California, New York, and six other states join forces to put 3.3 million electric cars on the road by 2025

Citizens of eight U.S. states are going to start seeing a lot more electric vehicles on the road, thanks to a landmark agreement between governors this week. The agreement, signed by the governors of New York and California — along with Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont — calls for 3.3 million zero-emissions cars by 2025, up from the 165,000......read more

Experience Zero Gravity

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How it feels to fly, part two

If you want to feel the experience of base jumping without actually launching yourself off a 6,000 foot cliff, this vid's for you. Coming a few months after the similarly-themed Experience Human Flight, Aussie creative studio Betty Wants In delivers Experience Zero Gravity, which captures the basejumping exploits of some thrillseeking (read: batshit crazy) dudes in Norway, Switzerland and......read more

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