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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

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

Recycled Plastic Bottles Create Colorful Car Canopy

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Genius DIY project makes clever use of consumer waste

Nebraska designer Garth Britzman has made what may be one of the coolest recycling projects we've ever seen. Britzman collected 1,500 plastic pop bottles and partially filled them with colored liquid to create an amazing, wave-like parking canopy for his car. Called (POP)culture, the stunning installation seeks "to stimulate creative alternatives for recycling and reusing materials." More info......read more

Estelle Hanania: Parking Lot Hydra

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Freakish photo series documents amazing costume festival in Bulgaria.

The fascinating work of French photographer Estelle Haniana explores themes of animism, mysticism and pagan magic. "Parking Lot Hydra," her latest freakish photo series, documents a traditional winter masquerade in Bulgaria used to ward off evil spirits in the coming new year. Haniana observed the scene from a nearby parking lot where participants changed in and out of animal costumes. ......read more

SHFT Sampler 7-22-10

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Your weekly assemblage of links from around the web.

Running on empty: Jean-Francois Theriault's eerie photos of deserted parks at night. Causing major waves on the film fest circuit, WASTE LAND reveals the dignity and despair of recyclable material pickers in the world's largest garbage dump. Perhaps guided by the ancient Chinese proverb, "Each generation will reap what the former generation has sown," the world's most......read more

High Line's Final Phase Unveiled

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New York's most visited park gets ready to go the distance

Six years ago, New Yorkers were introduced to the idea of converting a historic freight rail line into a public park. Since then, the High Line has become the city's most visited park. Now NYC parks officials and Friends of the High Line have revealed designs for the for the third and final section of the High Line, and we're pleased to say that it looks incredible. The final phase is being......read more

Photographs of City Parks by Emilie Vialet

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Hazy images explore the intersection of the natural and the manmade

The history of urban parks can be traced to the mid-1800s, when industralization and the spread of cities began to prohibit recreational visits to the countryside. Today, despite the fact that they often take radically different forms (like the High Line in NYC), urban parks serve the same fundamental purpose: providing open and recreation space in cities. They are places where......read more

Will the New EPA Regs Impact Climate Change?

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Not really, given that they only apply to new power plants. Climate Central's Bobby Magill explains

Climate Central's Bobby Magill at The Huffington Post: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rolled out restrictive new greenhouse gas emissions standards for new power plants at the end of September, but they are unlikely to have much of an impact on the nation’s overall climate change-fueling carbon emissions. Part of the Obama administration’s Climate Action Plan, the EPA's......read more

Poler's Nicaraguan Surf Adventure

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Adventure brand ambassadors go shredding in Central America

Good looking adventure brand Poler Stuff turned up on our radar a few weeks ago, when the company sponsored a Portland screening of Corey Adams' weirdo skateboard flick, Machotaildrop. The PDX-based company offers tents, accessories and apparel for anyone who's "looking for something that looks good, is a good value and is all about having fun on road trips and in the outdoors." That would......read more

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