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Central America's Geothermal Potential

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Region beginning to tap seismic volatility for electricity needs.

The entire length of Central America is dotted with active volcanoes, a geographic fact that can have disastrous consequences for people in the region. But it also presents a positive opportunity, in the form of geothermal energy potential. And it's beginning to be realized. Geothermal power plants harness energy from water that is heated by molten rock beneath the volcanos. A reliable......read more

Marcelo Gomes: Nicaragua

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Brooklyn photographer captures surfer's paradise on film

It's weird to think that it wasn't that long ago that Nicaraugua was a no-go zone for travelers. For lots of people, the country still conjures images of the Contra War's camouflage-clad guerrillas. Today, the former political hotspot is actually one of the safest countries in the Americas, and sun and adventure seekers are getting with the peaceful vibe. Surfers, in particular, are being drawn......read more

Wander in Paradise

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Treasured memories from Playa Junquillal, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

"Svenska," a French video director now living in Costa Rica, offers up this gorgeous portrait of her adopted homeland: This film relates a story each can live one day : discover a place by accident and totally fall in love with it, feeling how subjectively unique it is. Finally wondering if everything happens for a Reason;. And especially, in the stunning village of Playa Junquillal,......read more

Fall by Jamie Scott

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Watch Central Park leaves magically change color in this brilliant time-lapse clip

With winter in full swing, it's a good time to look back at the beauty delivered by the season prior. This clip from Jamie Scott shows off autumnal amazingness better than any we've seen before. Twice a week for six months, Scott set up his camera at 15 locations around Central Park in NYC. Using the same lens and tripod in each location, and always shooting just after sunrise, Scott......read more

California's Central Valley: Our Greatest Food Resource

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So why are we treating it so badly?

Stretching 450 miles from Bakersfield north to Redding, California’s expansive Central Valley contains some of the most productive farmland in the world. The sun shines 300 days a year and the valley represents the world's largest patch of Class A soil -- the very best growing dirt there is.  So it doesn't surprise us to learn that the area grows the majority of the produce......read more

Jake Stangel: Americans Outside

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Crispy travel photos shot in the Great Outdoors

If there was ever a photographer whose ouevre makes us want to beeline for the nearest ocean, lake, or forest, it's Jake Stangel. Based in San Francisco, Stangel travels around the country documenting different lifestyles, from orange farmers in Florida to surfers in Oregon. He explains his approach: "When I am setting up a shot, I'm trying to directly, purely relay my experience -- what I see,......read more

Photographer Justin Carrasquillo Captures People in Nature

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Take a visual trip to epic vistas around the country

From the impressive portfolio of LA photographer Justin Carrasquillo come these breathtaking images of people contemplating natural landscapes. Taking from his People series, the photos show off his eye for sweeping American vistas and beautiful natural light. From his artist statement: Whatever the locale, on the best days [my] images will stir up unexpected feelings and thought in the viewer......read more

Above America

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Aerial Footage from Harrison Sanborn

This is a collection of aerial footage which my dad shot in the late 1980's which I recently had re-scanned at 2K resolution. I then edited and color corrected this little piece just for fun. Shot largely on Arri IIC with Eastman Kodak 5247 ...read more

The Known Universe by AMNH

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Ethereal underwater photo series by Kanoa Zimmerman.

The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world's most complete four-dimensional map of the universe, the Digital Universe Atlas that is maintained and updated by astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History.......read more

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

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