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SHFT Sampler 3-18-11

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Greenland's shrinking, Brooklyn's getting bike sharing, Rush Limbaugh is still an asshole, and more.

Plant Plastic: Drinking soda is bad for you, yes, but petroleum-based plastic bottles bad for everyone. In 2012, Pepsi will drop the world's first fossil fuel-free plastic bottle, made from 100% plant-based materials like switch grass, pine bark and corn husks. Bike Share, Yo: Inhabitat reports that Brooklyn will join Washington D.C., Boston, Denver, and Minneapolis as the first cities in the......read more

Olaf Otto Becker: Broken Line

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Astoundingly beautiful photographs of a Nordic environment in flux

Olaf Otto Becker's photographic interest in Nordic landscapes began in 1999, when he first traveled to Iceland. On that trip, he snapped a picture of a retreating glacier. When he returned three years later, the glacier was gone. Between 2003 and 2006, Becker made a series of solo expeditions in an inflatable Zodiac along the west coast of Greenland, whose rapidly melting ice sheet is proof......read more

Melting Greenland: Opportunity and Risk

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Retreating ice unveils mineral treasures

In the Arctic, global warming is causing record ice melt and bringing with it massive economic and cultural changes. Reporting from Narsaq, a small town on Greenland's southern tip, NYT environment writer Elizabeth Rosenthal writes that the retreating Arctic ice cap is revealing rich mineral deposits that represent both potential and peril for the community.  For a sort-of nation that has......read more

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