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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

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

Dan Holdsworth: Geothermal Power Plant

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Otherworldly photos of an Icelandic geothermal plant.

Geothermal power is like the neglected stepchild of renewable energy, seemingly always left in the shadows while the press (ourselves included) spouts off on the latest solar and wind projects. With these awe-striking images of a geothermal plant in Iceland, from London photographer Dan Holdsworth, we hope to give some shine to renewable energy's forgotten form. Like all of Holdsworth's......read more

Photos of Icelandic Volcanoes

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Soft-hued landscape photography by Marcel Musil

One day we'll knock Iceland off of our travel bucket list. Until then, we'll have to make do with these photos, which pretty much fulfill our vision of what it looks like, minus the strangely beautiful, blue-eyed inhabitants. Shot by Czech travel photographer Marcel Musil, the pics capture the island nation's volcanic mountain landscape in all its pastel splendor. Timely too, with Iceland's......read more

CarbFix Looks to Lock CO2 in Rock

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Icelandic carbon storage experiment set to begin

There are no shortage of novel engineering ideas for slowing or halting global warming (anyone remember space sunshades?), but a new joint American-Icelandic experiment may actually hold some promise. The team of scientists involved int he project are proposing to pump carbon dioxide deep into limestone bedrock, where they hope it will be locked away for good. The carbon sequestering project......read more

Hedda Selder's Scandanavian Vacation

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Beautiful images of a journey through Norway and Iceland

Ugh, it's been way too long since we hit the road and visited some new places. Whenever we feel that way, it's good to look at some travel photography to partially satiate the feeling. These gorgeous film pictures, from young Swedish photographer Hedda Selder, document her summer sojourn through Norway and Iceland. Love the grainy feel of these photos. More here.  For more from......read more

Surreal Landscapes by Kevin Cooley

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NYC photographer taps into the otherworldly mystery of Earth

Judging from these pictures, Kevin Cooley is up on his art history. Taken from two Cooley series -- Found Landscape and Iceland (yes, Iceland again) -- the photos combine the awestruck man-in-nature motif of Romantic landscape painting with the mysterious weirdness of Surrealism. He pulls it off through careful lighting, creating a cinematic sort of suspense and tension.......read more

Reynard Li: Iceland

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Canuck photographer captures the unparalleled epic-ness of the world's most photogenic country

Another day, another set of Iceland photos. What can we say? It's the world's most photogenic country. This selection comes from Calgary-born, Toronto-based photographer Reynard Li (that's him getting misted by the waterfall in the first pic), who traveled around the Nordic nation in a Volkswagen hatchback a couple years ago, returning with some heartstopping landscape images. Stunning......read more

Aerial Iceland by Andre Ermolaev

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Russian photographer captures Iceland's volcanic rivers from above

Not that we needed it, but here's some more proof that Iceland is the the most photogenic place on Earth. These images, which could easily be mistaken for gorgeously rendered abstract paintings, are actually aerial photos by Russian photographer Andre Ermolaev, who took to the sky to capture stunning shots of ash-laden streams flowing from volcanoes in the Nordic nation. Ermaelov waxes......read more

Analog Photos by Genevieve Bjargardottir

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Gorgeous images on film from Iceland and Sweden

Lovers of analog photography will find plenty to savor in the portfolio of Genevieve Bjargardottir, a 27-year old with an unpronounceable name currently studying creative photography in Gamleby, Sweden. Genevieve clearly spends a lot of time traveling, as evidenced by her photo sets from Berlin, Italy, and Spain. But most of her time is split between Sweden and Iceland,......read more

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