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Teroforma Whiskey Stones

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Scotch on the rocks. Literally. $20.00

Any serious single malt enthusiasts will tell you, "No ice, ever." So what to do to chill your scotch? Teroforma's all natural Whiskey Stones answer the call. Milled in Vermont by the oldest soapstone workshop in the US, Whiskey Stones are ideal for chilling your favorite spirit without diluting its flavor. Just add three chilled stones to your next dram, let stand for five minutes and enjoy.......read more

How Climate Change Will Transform Winemaking

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Global grape-growing regions will shift dramatically over the coming decades, according to study

If you like wines from Washington state, get ready for some good news. According to a study led by Conservation International biologist Lee Hannah, rising temperatures associated with climate change will dramatically expand the vineyard-friendly space in the Pacific Northwest over the coming decades. (Unfortunately, that expansion will come at the expense of wildlife habitat.) Californian......read more

SHFT Green to Blue

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Gripping eco-drama in stop motion by SHFT's Liz Klein.

SHFT animator extraordinaire Liz Klein creates a moving message about the environment and climate change, using the tried and true technique of stop motion animation. Just in time for the holidays. Watch this before they run Rudolph....read more

Aerial Landscapes by Philip Govedare

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Dramatic paintings explore man's relationship with the environment

With his latest series of paintings, Seattle artist Philip Govedare pulls the viewer in opposing directions. The works, painted from an aerial perspective, portray landscapes scarred by pit mines and chemical spills. Like Edward Burtynsky, another artist who documents our impact on the planet, Govedare pulls us in with rich coloring and meticlous details, then forces us to......read more

Pallet House

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Dramatic form created from stacked shipping pallets.

Top notch architecture site BLDGBLOG points us to this inspired bit of material reuse from German architect Matthias Loebermann. The Palettenpavillon is made entirely from shipping pallets, ground anchors, and tie rods. Intended as a temporary meeting space, the structure is designed for simple dismantling and reassembly, and can be recycled in entirety. With dramatic textures and a curvilinear......read more

Illegal Logging on the Decline

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Report finds dramatic reductions in prohibited logging activities around the globe.

According to UK think tank Chatham House, there has been a 25% decrease in illegal logging around the world since 2002, thanks in large part o stricter laws and better enforcement. This is great news, and shows that government policies can work to help solve environmental problems. However, the war is far from being won as 3.5 billion cubic feet of timber was illegally harvested from Brazil,......read more

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