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Anna Gram Citrus Clock

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7th grade science fair project meets mod design.

Anna Gram's clever Citrus Clock runs on...lemons? No, it's not magic. The experimental timepiece actually uses the same principles of electrolysis that a conventional battery uses. The acid of the open-faced lemon interacts with the zinc and copper plug it sits on to create enough power to run the digi clock for a week or longer....read more

Icebreaker Mayfair Men's Outer340 Coastal

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New Zealand inspired and styled to keep out the wind. $299.99

Based on the classic peacoat and inspired by the windswept coast of New Zealand, Mayfair has all the natural advantage of Icebreaker merino. This updated style has a host of features to keep out the cold, including a three-way collar, a two-way front zip with storm flap, zipped front pockets and interiour stash pockets....read more

J. Henry Fair: Abstraction of Destruction

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A photographer goes skyward to capture "industrial scars."

Like a good war photojournalist, J. Henry Fair stops at nothing to capture his image. In his case, the battle being waged is between industrial forces and the earth. The muckracking photographer takes to the sky in planes and helicopters, flying over enemy lines to shoot eerily beautiful pictures of polluted landscapes. The resulting images evoke Abstract Expressionist paintings, hence the......read more

Prius 10th Anniversary

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SHFT co-hosts the Toyota hybrid's birthday at an epic event in Malibu. M. Ward performs while Shepard Fairey prepares his DJ set during magic hour.

Oh, how the years go by. Toyota's iconic Prius hybrid celebrated its 10th anniversary last weekend in the Malibu hills. The bash took place in a stunning, sun-drenched setting at the Wright Way Organic Resource Center (founded by sustainable architect Eric Lloyd Wright, who learned the trade from his famous grandfather) overlooking Santa Monica Bay. The eight-hour affair was produced by......read more

Obey for Surfrider Foundation

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Shepard Fairey links up with Surfrider in the name of coastal conservation.

It's hard to believe it's been 26 years since a handful of Malibu shredders started Surfrider Foundation. Now 50,000 members strong, it's probably safe to say Surfrider has done more for the cause of coastal conservation than any other nonprofit. Last year, to mark the 25th anniversary, Surfrider enlisted a bunch of artists, including Barry McGee, Thomas Campbell, and Raymond......read more

Best Foot Forward

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Fashionable, fair trade footwear from Brooklyn's Osborn Shoes.

Osborn Shoes, the line of fair trade footwear designed in Brooklyn by husband-and-wife duo Aaron and Carla Osborn, pretty much hits all the right notes for us. The bright, boldly patterned oxfords, slip-ons and booties are handmade in Guatemala using local and recycled textiles and leather. Not only do they make your feet look like the life of the party, they provide meaningful work for......read more

A Riotous Affair

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Police and protestors clash in Copenhagen.

In Copenhagen's suburbs yesterday, police fired pepper spray and beat protestors with batons outside a climate conference meeting venue. The violence marked a low point for a climate change summit that's had plenty of low points. The demonstators, who have been active during most of the negotiations, are demanding "climate justice" which means, presumably, firm steps taken......read more

Emissions Fall in US Northeast

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Greenhouse gas emissions dropped for the third straight year within regional cap-and-trade program

For the third consecutive year, greenhouse gas emissions fell in the nine Northeastern states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI (pronounced "Reggie"), a market-based cap-and-trade program. Carbon emissions in the states dropped six percent between 2012 and 2013, from 92 million to 86 million tons. States in the RGGI program turned to lower emitting electricity......read more

SLIDE 2 for iPhone 5

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mu mu's handcrafted, sustainable iPhone case can be traded in later $56.00

With new tech evolving faster than you can say, "Buy," last year's crucial tech accessory is this year's garbage. The team at mu mu, a UK design house that crafts Apple accessories in sustainable hardwoods, are reversing the trend by allowing customers to trade in their old mu mu cases for a discount on the latest version. Then the returned cases will be refashioned into new......read more

Trout Is All

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Three Swedish snowboarders trade in their shred sticks for flyrods

In terms of connecting with the rhythms of nature, there may be no greater pastime than fly-fishing. Add camping to the equation, and you have the perfect environmental experience. "Trout Is All" from Rolf Nylinder of Frontside Fly captures both activities in beautiful fashion. Shot on a summer sojourn to the upper Vindel River in the backcountry of northern Sweden, the clip features a couple of......read more

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