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Green Noise

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Photographer continues his decade-long documentation of our dependence on oil.

We don't usually think of it this way, but noise is energy. What if we could harness the sound energy created by loud things? What if we could then use it to make them run better? The Green Noise does just that, collecting the energy created by one of the loudest sounds around - airplane engines - then converting it to electricity used to power runway lights. Imagined by Hung-Uei Jou, the......read more

Budapest Then and Now by Kerenyi Zoltan

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A Hungarian artist overlays images to create haunting 'windows to the past'

Kerényi Zoltán juxtaposes images from the past with contemporary photos in his series titled Ablak a Múltra, translated as Window to the Past. Sourcing images from Fortepan, an online collection of amateur photos from throughout the 20th century, Zoltan overlays them onto his own photos shot from the exact same locations in Budapest. Like Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe's......read more

SXSW Eco Recap: Caring About Food is a Responsibility

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There is a lot more to food awareness than foodie blogs, explains Anna Brones

"Food is life."I have been known to say a similar thing, but when it came from the mouth of a Ugandan farmer, the words were more powerful than I could ever make them.Sitting to the right of Constance Okollet on a panel titled Food Anthropology at SXSW Eco in Austin last week, I was humbled as she emphasized what food meant to her and her community. Okollet is  peasant farmer from Osukuru......read more

Golden Rice: Good or Bad?

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A group of activists destroy a 'Golden 'Rice' crop in the Philippines, adding fuel to the GMO debate

Earlier in August, a group of protestors descended on a rice field in the Bicol region of the Philippines, smashing down the fence surrounding it before uprooting the crop. Their target: "Golden Rice," so-called because its yellow tint belies the presence of beta carotene, which it has been genetically engineered to produce. Beta carotene is a precursor to Vitamin A, deficiencies of which are......read more

Hungry in America

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Production starts on important doc investigating the American hunger problem.

Thanks to the obesity epidemic and the fact that the average American supermarket holds approximately 45,000 different items, the assumption is that Americans as a people are well-fed, and then some. In fact, the truth is quite the opposite. Nearly 50 million Americans, 17 million of them children, go hungry every day. And the problem isn’t a scarcity of food, but a gross mismanagement of......read more

Food & Wine: Adrian Grenier and Peter Glatzer

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The Hungry Crowd: Adrian Grenier and Peter Glatzer

TV star Adrian Grenier and film producer Peter Glatzer talk about SHFT, their online boutique with its own organic wine, and their go-to dishes and drinks. Adrian Grenier’s Go-To Dish “My mom makes a brown rice, steamed vegetable and mint salad that’s so good, a chef in Culver City put it on her menu last year.” In Peter Glatzer’s Glass “I love smoky mezcal and......read more

Serene Winter Landscapes by Akos Major

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Hungarian photographer captures snow-covered tranquility in Europe

We're loving the stark tranquility of these snowy photos by Akos Major. The Hungarian-born, Vienna-based photographer, who works as a graphic designer by day, pulls off a crisp, bright tone that imbues a Zen-like quality to his images. You can really feel the peaceful solitude that he must have experienced while shooting. "I like to work slowly, in silent places, where I can get lost in the......read more

Geometric Greenhouse Filters Household Toxins

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The modular 'Filtration Block' can be hung from a ceiling or wall to purify indoor air

This cool-looking modular greenhouse, developed by researchers from RAD (Responsive Architecture at Daniels) at the University of Toronto, addresses dirty air concerns in the home. Dubbed the "Filtration Block," the unit contains common household plants with exposed roots that absorb typical indoor toxins like benzene and fromaldehyde. Lead researcher Elaine Tong explains: The......read more

Sell The Vatican, Feed The World

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Sarah Silverman's ambitious plan to solve world hunger is so crazy it just may work

Not directly eco but we just had to 'cause it's too fucking funny. Also, we love Sarah Silverman. No, like we're literally in love with her. Hey Sarah, lose the zero! Call us!...read more

Hungry for Change

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Can foodies save the environmental movement?

It seems like one step forward, two steps back for the environmental movement these days. The once-high hopes of achieving national and/or international action on climate change have faded to a mere memory. Backward-thinking Republicans are attacking the Environmental Protection Agency in Congress. Eco-minded folks are getting bummed. But another movement, one that shares a common ethos with......read more

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