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Short Doc: The Collection

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Two Friends Stumble Upon A Unique and Valuable Piece of Film History

Producer/Director: Adam RoffmanCinematographer/Editor: Nathaniel HansenColor Correction: Modulus StudiosMusic: Stars Of The Lid, A. TaylorFeaturing: DJ Ginsberg, Marilyn Wagner...read more

Brooklyn Informed: Water

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New SHFT series Brooklyn Informed launches with a look at water conservation efforts in the borough.

Brooklyn Informed, our new web series, profiles real people pursuing the practice of sustainability in BK, a breeding ground for greening activity. The series jumps off with an episode on water, going deep with artist Mary Jordan and entrepreneur Sean Meenan on their respective water conservation projects in the borough. ...read more

OCEARCH Tracks Ocean Giants

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Marine research non-profit tracks Great White Sharks in the name of conservation

For the past couple of years, marine research organization OCEARCH has been getting up close and personal with Great White Sharks to learn more about their behavior. Just over a week ago, a crew led by OCEARCH Founder and Expedition Leader Chris Fischer tagged their first Great White of the season, all within eyeshot of Monomoy Island, Cape Cod. Her name? Betsy. Weighing in......read more

Earth Photography by Daniel Beltra

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A selection of staggering images from the renowned conservation photographer

We first became aware of award-winning conservation photographer Daniel Beltra via his amazing Spill series, a collection of aerial shots documenting the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. At once sickening and beautiful, the photos landed Beltra a Prix Pictet nomination. But Beltra's environmental photo portfolio goes much, much deeper than that. His work, on the ground and shooting......read more

Moksa Iceland Mint Body Bar

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Glacier-cool organic soap supports sea conservation. $6.50

Moksa Organics has its green game on lock. All Moksa products are certified organic, made without palm oil (a cheap oil that's one of the world's leading causes of deforestation), and packaged using recycled materials. The company itself is certified carbon neutral. Moksa's cool and crisp Iceland Mint Organic Body Bar is made from a list of natural healing ingredients that rejuvenate and......read more

Robert Glenn Ketchum: Southwest Alaska

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Threatened wilderness photographed by world-renowned conservationist

For 40-odd years, Robert Glenn Ketchum has lent his considerable photographic talents to the cause of environmental conservation in America.  From California’s Big Sur coastline to the Hudson River Valley, Ohio’s Cuyahoga River Valley to Laguna San Ignacio in Baja California, Ketchum's images of threatened landscapes cover every corner of the country. He is a Founding Fellow of......read more

Out of Africa

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Photographer/conservationist Nick Brandt is obsessed with the animals of East Africa.

With its epic black-and-white photos of the noble animals of East Africa, ON THIS EARTH, the first book of wildlife photos by Nick Brandt, became one of the most popular photography books of the decade. His latest, A SHADOW FALLS, picks up where the first left off, lifting the largely documentative genre of wildlife photography into the realm of fine art. The intimacy of Nick Brandt's photos......read more

Loan Guarantee Confirmed for Solar Power Plant

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But wildlife conservation groups oppose the project, the New York Times reports.

The United States Energy Department on Monday offered a $1.37 billion loan guarantee to a company planning to build a large-scale solar power plant in the Southern California desert. The loan guarantee, for BrightSource Energy of Oakland, Calif., is the largest given for a solar project. BrightSource’s 392-megawatt Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is the first utility-scale solar power......read more

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