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Robin Friend: Belly of the Whale

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Sublime pics explore our relationship with earth.

The photographic work of London-based Aussie Robin Friend examines the uneasy relationship between man and nature. Friend's "Belly of the Whale" refers to the Biblical story of Jonah swallowed by the whale, revisits sublime, archetypal images that resonate throughout human history (the white horse, the shipwreck), and twisting them to present new moods and meanings, a sort of......read more

Michael Wells: Scorched Earth

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Eerily beautiful photos document fire-ravaged landscapes.

Los Angeles photographer Michael Wells has a mega-diverse body of work covering subjects ranging from landscapes to products to architecture to garbage. There's not a lot else we can tell you about him because, well, we don't know anything else about him. What we do know is that his "Scorched Earth" photo series, in which wildfire-ravaged landscapes are captured in all their......read more

BBC Earth: Life Is

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The creators of Planet Earth wild out with new interactive site.

BBC Earth is ringing in its 50th birthday by dropping Life Is, an interactive site chalk full of epic nature images, videos and stories from the people behind the mindblowing DVD series Planet Earth and Life. The site's not up yet, but judging from the screenshots, it's going to be equally amazing.   With access to BBC's incredible archive of images and video, site designers Fantasy......read more

The Issue with Salvaged Oil

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Dot Earth asks why oil salvaged from the spill is going to BP instead of U.S. reserves.

It's not clear exactly how much oil is being salvaged from the surface of the Gulf of Mexico or the seabed gusher below, but for the moment, BP officials are saying the collected crude belongs to the company. On Andy Revkin's always thought-provoking Dot Earth blog, the NY Times writer and eco-thinker poses an excellent question: Why is salvaged oil going to BP instead of U.S. reserves?......read more

BBC Earth: Life Is

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Katie Couric tackles everything from portion size to GMOs in latest webisode.

Is there anything Katie Couric can’t do? First her short skirts pushed her to the top of the ratings of The Today Show. Then she took over the anchor desk at the CBS Evening News and almost pushed it right off the air. Don’t worry, she caused just enough controversy to bring her right back around in the ratings. And now she has her own web show called @katiecouric.com. And it’s a real......read more

Solar Power From Space?

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Japanese government plans to capture solar energy in space and send it to Earth via laser or microwave by 2030.

The Japanese government recently chose a group of companies and research teams who are assigned to achieve this ambition, a dream worth billions of dollars, to produce clean energy in an unlimited amount in the next few decades. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Jaxa) hopes that the ambitious plans will help ease the country’s energy problems as well as provide a solution for global......read more

Earth From Above

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Hauntingly beautiful aerial photography by David Maisel.

David Maisel's large-scale aerial photos of open pit mines, clear-cut forests, and water reclamation zones document the complex relationship between human beings and nature. Rich in detail, ambiguous in meaning, Maisel's work has much in common with Edward Burtynsky, who also uses large, detailed photographs to chronicle industrial transformation of the environment. A preferred subject......read more

Mind the Curb

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British green marketing company takes earth art into the commercial realm.

For Curb, the British marketing agency that makes ads out of natural earth elements, the medium is most definitely the message. And with every brand and their mother dying to be thought of as environmental advocates, it also seems like pretty good business strategy. The company, a perennial SHFT fave, is positioned as the "world's first natural media company". The Curb portfolio......read more

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