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After Sandy: Break the Silence

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In the wake of one of the worst natural disasters in American history, it's time to face the reality of climate change

Every four years presidential candidates tell the American people that that election is a turning point for the country. This year they might have actually been right. To be sure, there are always differences between candidates. On a range of issues, from health care to tax reform, voters this year faced a real choice about two different approaches to governing. But the other turning point in......read more

Guerrilla Grafters: Covert Farming in the City

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Underground growers secretly splice fruit-bearing branches onto city trees

Guerrilla Grafters are vandals with hearts of gold. For the past year, the renegade gardeners have been risking the wrath of city officials by secretly splicing fruit-bearing twigs onto barren public trees in the Bay Area. Combining guerrilla gardening with urban farming, the group aims to use the city's trees to provide "delicious, nutritious fruit for urban residents." Passers-by are......read more

Mystical Landscapes by Troy Moth

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After a stint shooting models in the big city, a Canadian photographer returns to the natural majesty of his homeland

If there are two worlds more diametrically opposed than fashion photography and tree planting, we can't think of them. But Troy Moth has existed in both. Born in a remote tree planting camp on Canada's west coast, Moth in his twenties found himself in Toronto working as a fashion photographer for big-name clients like Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. Eventually, inevitably, he left that world......read more

Keystone Pipeline Decision Delayed

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Obama administration postpones contentious decision until after election

Putting off important decisions is rarely considered a good thing, except in  politics, where procrastinating on important decisions can mean the difference between being in and out of office. Yesterday, the Obama administraton put the delay tactic to use, announcing that it will postpone its decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline until after the 2012 election. "Because this......read more

Knitters Help Penguins After Oil Spill

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Tiny sweaters for oil-soaked penguins pour into New Zealand

When a container ship ran aground off the east coast of New Zealand earlier this month, blue penguins were some of the many animals affected by the oil spill. An NZ knitting shop called Skeinz came up with the ingenious and adorable idea of asking volunteers to donate tiny sweaters to prevent the penguins from injesting the oil while preening. The donations have been pouring in. What a......read more

Adrian & Peter on CNN Money

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SHFT Co-Founders interviewed after Webby ceremony

On Monday, SHFT Co-Founders Peter and Adrian attended the Webby Awards ceremony in NYC, accepting both SHFT's Webby award and the People's Voice award for Best Green Website. They kept their speech short and to the point. After the show, the partners sat down with CNN Money to answer a few questions. Watch the video to learn about the impetus behind the brand, some exciting projects in......read more

Trees Wrapped in Spider Webs After Flood

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Spiders flee to trees to create cotton candy arachnid islands.

Um, wow. WOW. After unprecedented monsoons caused massive flooding in Pakistan in 2010, millions spiders near the village of Sindh found refuge in above ground in trees, where they wrapped the branches in ghostly webs. Although the disaster didn't grip the attention of the media the way the Japanese earthquake has, it was a devastating event, killing nearly 2,000 people and affecting almost 20......read more

Obama's Environmental Concessions

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After a "humbling" midterm election, the President rethinks energy policy, cap-and-trade and EPA regulation.

After a midterm election that saw the House of Representatives shift from Democratic to Republican control, it's become abundantly clear that comprehensive climate legislation is going to be incredibly difficult if not impossible to pass. That's all the more evident when you consider that two dozen members of Congress who voted for the Waxman-Markley climate legislation a short while......read more

Well Cap is Holding, says BP

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Company officials are cautiously optimistic after three days of encouraging test results.

Three days after BP installed a cap on the blown well in the Gulf -- and nearly three months after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and sunk -- the company said Sunday it will remain in place until the well is permanently closed. So is this officially the end of the gusher? Hard to say, given the garbled, cryptic announcement from BP. "Right now there is no target set to open the well......read more

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

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