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U.S. Coal in Decline

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Global demand may be on the rise, but American coal production and jobs are trending down

Bobby Magill for Climate Central: Technological progress has been brutal to the yellow pages and compact discs. Coal may be headed the same way in the U.S., partly because of the market and partly because of national climate change policy. Coal-fired power plants are the nation’s largest single source of greenhouse gas emissions and driver of climate change, and an old technology slowly......read more

Tea Towel Set by Hudson Made

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Organic cotton/hemp tea towels sport old school graphics celebrating American craftsmanship $94.00

There may be murmurs that the so-called "heritage" or "Americana" trend is dead, but before the backlash really takes hold but if you ask us, any movement that is driven by quality, local manufacturing is good by us, forever. That includes the stuff on offer from Hudson Made, such as these tea towels made of a super-absorbent blend of organic cotton and hemp. The tea towels pay homage to......read more

Standing Bowl by Fort Standard

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American-made, sand cast aluminum bowl with architecturally inspired planar legs $84.00

We first became aware of Brooklyn-based design studio Fort Standard via their amazing geometric brass bottle openers. We checked back in recently to discover that the two-man operation has expanded its home product line to include these architecture-inspired standing bowls. Made of sand cast aluminum, the clean, understated bowls are elevated off the table surface by upright planar......read more

5 Awesome Urban Projects

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From coast to coast, American cities are shaping a sustainable future

From writer Rachel Signer and our friends at Collectively: When it comes to climate change, we usually look to world leaders and national governments to take responsibility for building a more sustainable future. But with the formation of organizations like Cities Climate Leadership Group, or C40, a global network of city mayors focused on sustainability,......read more

Dopp Kit by Joshu&Vela

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Classically-styled, American-made travel kit $65.00

Need a gift for the well-traveled dude in your life? Hudson Made has you covered, with this sturdy, stylish Dopp kit from San Francisco brand Joshu+Vela. Made of Navy-grade 18 oz. canvas, the classic-style holdall features double-stitched seams and a brass zipper that opens wide to store all bathroom accessories. An American leather end handle makes for an easy carry. Well-crafted product,......read more

SBW Stool by Miles & May

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American-made seating in reclaimed heart pine and black steel $815.00

Led by designer Brandon Phillips, upstate NY furniture maker Miles & May finds inspiration in the idiosyncrasies of salvaged wood to create warm, functional pieces for the home. The SBW Stool is a good example of Phillips' well-considered approach to material and form. The stool's seat is made from reclaimed "heart pine" -- the non-living center of the pine tree trunk, which woodworkers love......read more

A Life Well Lived

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Meet Jim Whittaker, the first American to climb Everest and one inspiring dude

A big thank you to Seattle's Eric Becker for introducing the Internet to Jim Whittaker, who fifty years ago became the first American to climb the tallest mountain in the world. The clip features some incredible footage from the first American Mount Everest Expedition, which reached the summit on May 1, 1963. It's a beautiful portrait of a seriously awesome and inspiring guy, with plenty of great......read more

Elsewhere Bracelet by Sailormade

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American-made rope bracelets on the nautical tip $90.00

New York label Sailormade's newest collection of USA-made accessories continues with the brand's nautical/heritage vibe. The signature theme is nicely embodied in the Elsewhere bracelets for women, featuring nylon marine rope contrasted with a silver brummel clasp. Choose from a series of single, double, or triple wrapped bracelets, each with their own variety of summery colors. Note that you......read more

Excavation: Paintings by Philip Govedare

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Altered landscapes of the American West, as seen from above

If you've been a SHFT reader for any length of time, you know by now that we have a minor obsession with aerial photography, samples of which have been featured on this site many times. The aerial perspective offers a whole new way of seeing the earth, one that illuminates features of both natural and manmade environments in a way that's not possible from the ground. That's why we always choose......read more

Pact Socks 3-Pack

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Pesticide-free socks feature graphics inspired by American agricultural heritage $30.00

Borne from the idea that there's more to eco-friendly fashion than hemp and burlap, BeGood Clothing offers a solid selection of sustainable threads and accessories from brands like Arbor Collective, Threads For Thought, and PACT, which made these brightly colored Camp socks emblazoned with symbols of farming. But the celebration of agriculture doesn't stop there. Using the buy-one-give-one......read more

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