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Coal Case Heads to Supreme Court

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Top court agrees to hear landmark eco lawsuit.

In the absence of government action, citizens are turning to the courts to put controls on the emissions that cause climate change. The U.S. Supreme Court announced this week that it will hear a lawsuit that aims to hold coal-fired power plants accountable for contributing to climate change, a decision that has major implications for the public's right to fight corporate pollution. In the......read more

GOP Pushes for Environmental Deregulation at State Level

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Republican governors working to ease environmental rules.

Around the United States, Republican-controlled states are mounting an all-out assault on environmental regulations. In Florida, Gov. Rick Scott wants to cut two-thirds of the state funding allocated to Everglades restoration. David Guest, a lawyer with the Florida office of Earthjustice, said Scott has delivered "the most radical anti-environmental budget" of the past two......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

Jim Denevan: Siberia

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Frozen land art photographed by Peter Hinson.

Jim Denevan is an modern day renaissance man. Famous for his mega-sized land art works, the Californian artist is also an accomplished chef whose traveling Outstanding in the Field project connects people with local ingredients and producers. Denevan's art is all about nature's ephemeral moments. “For me, marking the earth is an opportunity to measure and consider what is directly at hand......read more

Agnes Denes: Earthworks and Drawings

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A gallery of works from the land art pioneer.

A recent post from the shrewd people at 01 reminded us about the work of Agnes Denes, the eco-focused artist who has consistently blazed trails in environmental art throughout her career. Denes's monumental earthworks and exquisite drawings investigate the troubled relationship between Earth and humanity. One of Denes's most iconic works, 1982's 'Wheatfield — A......read more

Levi Jackson: Nature Installation

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Outdoor works from a young Utah artist.

A recent recipient of a BFA in Sculpture from Brigham Young University, Levi Jackson heads outdoors to build installations in natural settings, which he photographs then dismantles. An eco-conscious thread runs through his work. "ReIntroduction," a Jackson piece from earlier this year, offers a powerful comment on a failed oil well in the Utah countryside. The well, which was abandoned......read more

SHFT Sampler 12-31-10

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Weekly links: RIP Kodachrome, another Christo controversy, Heather Heron for Environment, and more.

Goodlifer debuted Heather Heron's second collaboration with Environment Furniture, featuring a nice little range of bags made from surplus military fabric. The collection is available here. Massachusetts will become the latest U.S. state to institute emissions regs, with a plan that's among the nation's most ambitious: slashing emissions by 25% below 1990 levels over the next......read more

Daniel McCormick: Methods and Materials

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New show highlights the practice of an eco-art pioneer.

The term "environmental art" is a bit misleading, in that it encompasses all sorts of artistic interventions in nature, whether the works are "good" for the environment or not. Many of the most famous environmental artworks were made using heavy machinery, causing permanent changes to landscapes in the name of art.  Daniel McCormick is an eco-artist in the truest sense. For over twenty-five......read more

Mariko Mori Announces Island Earthwork

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Environmental installation to be erected off the coast of Okinawa.

One of the most prominent Japanese artists working in the West today, Moriko Mori is best known for her Manga-inspired sculptures that feature futuristic geisha characters and next-level technology. So it comes as bit of a surprise to learn that her latest project is an ambitious earthwork, to be built far from civilization, based around ancient ideas of environmental consciousness. The piece,......read more

'Sound Sculptures' Eulogize Old Growth Forest

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Tviga Vasilyeva's "Soundstills" would be pretty cool if we could understand them.

You know the feeling when you look at something and you're pretty sure it's awesome but you don't understand how it works or what it's all about? Such is the case with these "Soundstills" by Russian artist Tviga Vasilyeva. Apparently Vasilyeva recorded audio in the old growth forests along the Russia-Finland border, then went back after they were logged and photographed these......read more

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