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Sand Creatures by Claire Droppert

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High-speed images of sand suspended in mid-air

It's always amazing when an artist can portray something banal in a fascinating new light. Claire Droppert does just that with these captivating images of sand thrown through the air. For the series, called Sand Creatures, the Rotterdam-based photographer captured chunks of sand suspended in mid-air, snapping super detailed photos in which the sand piles appear almost as clouds. The images are......read more

Robert Misrach: Desert Cantos

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Arid landscape photos highlight man's problematic relationship with the environment

Richard Misrach's Desert Cantos is the result of a life's work spent exploring landscapes of the American southwest. The project, patterned after The Cantos of Ezra Pound, takes the form of a long, epic visual poem, with eighteen chapters that cover desert subjects as diverse as a military base in Utah, a man-made flood in California, sublime skies in Arizona, and arts happenings......read more

Veggie Energy

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Harvard scientists zero in on low-cost, high-energy battery powered by rhubarb

Yes, you read that headline right. A team of Harvard scientists have hit upon an energy storage breakthrough based on a common molecule that is found in rhubarb. The research, led by Harvard professor Michael Aziz, makes use of what's known as a "flow battery." Unlike typical batteries, which rely on chemical solids to hold the charge and convert it to electricity, flow batteries use liquid to......read more

NYC to Adopt LED Street Lights

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City's 250,000 street lights will be replaced with high-efficiency LEDs by 2017

  New York City is converting 250,000 street light fixtures to energy-efficient, light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan made the announcement together on the recently renovated Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, where pedestrian fixtures have already been replaced with LEDs, saving a reported $70,000 a year. “With roughly a......read more

Enigmatic Photos of Coastal Barcelona

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Benjamin Gerull highlights a famous city's other side

As much as any urban center, Barcelona is defined by its architecture. The Spanish city's buildings are its greatest tourist attraction, and it is the only city ever to win a Royal Gold Medal for architecture. In his photo series Backside Waterfront Barcelona, Benjamin Gerull presents the city in a new light, one that challenges the viewer's assumptions about its identity. It is a project about......read more

Culture of Denial

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Former VP Al Gore highlights the parallels between the fiscal crisis and climate change denial

Kate Sheppard for The Huffington Post: Former Vice President Al Gore sees parallels between the last two and a half weeks of budget chaos on Capitol Hill and the climate crisis: Many will deny there's a problem -- until they are ultimately compelled to take action by forces beyond their control. "The tendency by many members of Congress to deny the reality of the government shutdown and the......read more

Unearthly Landscape Photos by Reuben Wu

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Liverpool photographer highlights hidden and forgotten places

Synth-pop fans might be familiar with Reuben Wu as a founding member of Ladytron, the Liverpudlian electro band named after the classic Roxy Music song. It turns out that Wu is also an accomplished photographer, with a defined aesthetic that could only be described as surreal. His work as a touring musician has afforded him access to places in the world that most of us will never see.  Wu......read more

Predicting Sea Level Rise in a Warming World

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How high the oceans rise depends on the amount of carbon we emit

Predicting the effects of climate change is tricky business, and nowhere is that more evident that in the oceans. In 2011, sea levels actually declined sharply, before going up again in 2012. Despite the year-to-year wonkiness, there is scientific consensus that we are in the early stages of what is likely to be a substantial rise in sea level. But how fast it will happen--and how high they will......read more

Mystic Highway by Jeane Umbreit

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Wistful, double exposed photos of the Deep South

The Mississippi Delta is a mythical place, filled to the brim with characters and stories that have helped shape America as we know it. Memphis photographer Jeane Umbreit manages to capture the ethereal appeal of the Deep South in these layered, double exposed images of landscapes, people, and wildlife. The photos, shot along the highway south of Memphis, are digitally enhanced to deliver a......read more

11 Chefs Changing the Food System

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Food Tank co-founder Danielle Nierenberg highlights a few pioneers in the sustainable food movement

Danielle Nierenberg for The Huffington Post: In the United States, everyone becomes a chef on the Fourth of July. Whether hosting a backyard barbeque or an elegant brunch, Independence Day is as much about sharing a meal with family and friends as it as about observing the nation's birthday. While preparing your own culinary feats for the Fourth, it's never a bad idea to take tips from the......read more

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