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Centerpiece Of Obama's Climate Plan Wins Major Victory

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From Our Friends At Huffington Post

In a big victory for the Obama administration, a U.S. federal court on Thursday rejected a bid by 27 states to block its Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of its strategy to combat climate change by reducing carbon emissions from power plants. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a brief order denying an application seeking to stay the rule......read more

The Climate Change Election

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The Supreme Court Underscores the High Stakes Of the Electio

Around the time that polls started closing in New Hampshire and Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders became the big political stories of the week, the Supreme Court issued a decision that raised the stakes of the presidential election and injected some uncertainty into one of the most significant developments in the global fight against climate change. On Tuesday night, the court ruled 5-4 to halt......read more

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against an Environmental Protection Agency regulation limiting mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants, undermining the Obama administration's drive to cut pollution from electricity generators. The case looked at the EPA's regulation of mercury and other emissions from power plants under the Clean Air Act, which Republicans have......read more

Sohn, "Bloodflows"

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A fantastic future R&B track gets a simple yet effective video, courtesy of Christian Pitschi

It's been a busy 2013 for SOHN, the rising, Vienna-via-London R&B act who earned plaudits for his performance at SXSW and recently signed with 4AD. His clicky, percussive track "The Wheel" had the music blogs going nuts a while back. "Bloodflows" is similarly awesome, and now it has a video to call its own. Directed by Christian Pitschl, the clip's concept is as basic as they come: it's just......read more

Atlas Genius, "Trojans"

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A catchy tune gets an amazing claymation treatment courtesy of Tyler Nicolson

"Trojans," the supremely catchy debut single from Aussie brother band Atlas Genius, has been generously outfitted with new video courtesy of Tyler Nicolson. The Montreal-based animator/director, whose excellent "No Noodles" animation recently appeared on SHFT, delivers another charming stop-motion claymation piece. In the vid, a cute old guy hangs with some colored, moving clay blocks. As the......read more

J. Viewz, "About The Sea"

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Woozy track from Brooklyn producer gets animated video courtesy of director Clement Picon

Brooklyn-based producer J. Viewz (aka Jonathan Dagan) is building a nice little portfolio of videos for songs off his Rivers and Homes LP. The first, for the eponymous lead single, featured 300 still frames contributed by fans then animated into an ingenious clip. Now we have a new one for "About The Sea" from director Clement Picon, who has clearly been too busy making cool animations to update......read more

US Supreme Court Considers EPA Emissions Limits

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A divided court gives qualified support for the EPA to set emissions standards

The Supreme Court, in a hearing Monday, appeared to support the Environmental Protection Agency's broad authority to set greenhouse gas emissions limits for cars, trucks and power plants. The case, brought by power companies and 13 states including Texas and Michigan, argued that the EPA was overstepping its powers by using air quality rules to tackle climate change. The justices......read more

University Student Sues Alaska Over Climate Change

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College freshman Nelson Kanuk takes the state to court for not adequately addressing global warming

To witness first-hand the dramatic consequences of climate change, perhaps the best (or worst) place to go is Barrow, Alaska--the northernmost town in America. There, on Alaska's north coast, sea ice is thinning, permafrost is melting, river banks are eroding, warm water fish species are showing up in nets, and extreme coastal storms are forcing residents to move inland. Finding food has become a......read more

Lisa Mitchell, "Clean White Love"

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Aussie songstress gets a lovely vid courtesy of director Vanessa Casswill

This is a couple of years old, but it's new to us and it's got a naive feel good vibe that goes well with summertime. "Clean White Love" comes off the 2009 album Wonder by 21-year old Australian singer-songwriter Lisa Mitchell. The bit was directed by Vanessa Casswill and shot in the UK on the Isle of White. "Clean White Love is a about the divine clean white light that comes through......read more

Choosing Your Houseplant

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Indoor plant selection made easy, courtesy of Wilder Quarterly

Wilder Quarterly, the quarterly (duh) journal of all things plant-related, is one of our favorite magazines out there right now. With inspiring content from green thumbs, rooftop gardeners, chefs, seed savers, architects, hobby farmers, and horticulturalists, WQ's interests are fully aligned with ours.  The latest Wilder Quarterly blog post offers some simple tips on something that often......read more

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