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Book: Natural Histories

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Extraordinary rare prints from the American Museum of Natural History Library $25.00

Published late in 2012, Natural Histories offers a rare glimpse of seldom-seen, fully illustrated essays from the American Museum of Natural History's Rare Book Collection. And it's not just for armchair scientists. Included in the clamshell package are 40 prints of extraordinary illustrations, printed in quality stock, just begging to be framed. From the curation to the printing, this is a......read more

Amazon Gets Green Light To Test Drones In The US

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From Our Good Friends At Collectively

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) just gave Amazon the green light to test its drones to deliver packages. But the Seattle-based company will have to comply with strict regulations to do so. Don't expect to see a drone delivering your next care package from Mom; the testing will be done in a rural, sparsely populated area of Washington state. While some see......read more

SHFT Sampler 2-25-11

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Amazon deforestation rising, Costco improves seafood policy, Nutmobile goes green, and more.

Falling Up: Almost a year ago, we happily reported that global deforestation rates were falling sharply, thanks in large part to less logging in the Amazon. But newly released study, is turning our upside-down frowns back around again. The figures in the report say that Amazon deforestation rates are up 1000% from last year. Dirty Air Act: Faced with stiff pressure from Congressional......read more

Deforestation Rates Fall

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Global forest loss slowed over the past decade, with less logging in the Amazon and widespread tree planting in China.

The world's net rate of forest loss has slowed markedly in the last decade, with less logging in the Amazon and China planting trees on a grand scale. Yet forests continue to be lost at "an alarming rate" in some countries, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Its Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010 finds the loss of tree cover is most acute in Africa......read more

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