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Too Much Of A Good Thing Hobbles Best Buy's E-Waste Recycling

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Past Commitments Made By Manufacturers Have Eroded

More than any other U.S. retailer, Best Buy has been instrumental in building national awareness of the need for electronics recycling through free, in-store collections. But cost considerations are forcing changes to the groundbreaking program, which has collected more than 1 billion pounds of electronic waste since 2009. The move underscores a sad reality for the e-cycling movement: While......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

The Year in Volcanic Activity

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The most explosive volcano photos of 2011, courtesy of The Atlantic

2011 was a volatile year for volcanic activity, with eruptions taking place all around the world, from Japan, Chile and Argentina, to Indonesia, Iceland, and Italy. Most recently, the volcano Nyamulagira in the Democratic Republic of Congo blew off some steam. While the steam, ash, toxic gases, and lava can cause terror for people living in nearby -- never mind the effects on the global......read more

Toxic Beauty

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By Kacper Kowalski

Aerial photography of nature - and the destruction of nature - are earily and beutifully captured by Polish photographer Kacper Kowalski in his series Toxic Beauty.  The series placed second in the 57th annual World Press Photo Awards for 2014 in the category of Nature.  We see a lot of areal images, and Kowalski's eye for textures and colors are among the finest.   Views from the......read more

SHFT Sampler 8-26-10

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Weekly links: SF's list of green vendors, organic Ugandan cotton, and capturing electricity from the air.

Municipal departments at the City of San Francisco are required to buy products that meet strict environmental standards. Now they're sharing what they know about green vendors. The SF Approved List is like a cheat sheet for buying green. (via NYT Green Blog) When Ali Hewson and her husband Bono launched Edun in 2005, they were among the first to combine fashion with ethics. The......read more

The Year of Buying Locally

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Buy local and support a sustainable food system in 2014

Alison Coyne for the Huffington Post: 2014 is the year of buying local. You've heard that, right? These days all it takes is a bunch of people repeating the same catchphrase over and over to make it the zeitgeist, so let's do that. Everywhere you go, just be like "Oh yeah, 2014? Year of buying local." Say it and we will make it so. This seemingly random declaration of mine is actually related......read more

Some Of The Year's Best Photos

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Curated By Jenny Zhang

We loved so many of the photos from My Modern Met last year, so we decided to showcase just a few of our favorites and the talented photographers who took them: 1. Mario Tama 2. Simon Morris 3. Anuar Patjane Florluk 4. Tierry Bornier 5. Ambrose Lune 6. Wootsor 7. Jason McGroarty 8. Beth McCarley 9. Pere Soler 10. Vincent Laforet...read more

Best of Flickr Friday

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By Ignant

These simple shots collected from Flickr by Ignant made us whistful.  Sink into your weekend with something to daydream about.  And beautiful women in nature are always well, beautiful....read more

Food Tripping Across America: Baton Rouge, LA

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Food Tripping locates the best local spots in the South

As Louisiana's second biggest city, Baton Rouge sits comfortably on Interstate 10, making it a perfect place to explore on any cross-country roadtrip. Begin at Truly Free Bakery, where they bake the most delicious organic treats from scratch with all natural, organic ingredients. Endless healthy food options makes Truly Free a great place to start your day. Don't pass up the breakfast tacos......read more

Food Tripping Across America: Albuquerque, NM

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Taste the best of the local Southwest this weekend

Our next stop is Albuquerque, NM, situated off Interstate-40 and sandwiched next to the Sandia Mountains. If you’re traveling through New Mexico, definitely save your appetite for all that Albuquerque has to offer. And lucky for us, this weekend, Albuquerque is hosting the Chocolate and Coffee Fest, with the Southwest’s largest gathering of chocolatiers, coffee roasters, tea......read more

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