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Bhopal and the BP Oil Blowout

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What the worst industrial disaster in history can teach us about the BP oil spill.

In 1984, a small town in India experienced the deadliest environmental disaster in history, when an explosion at a Union Carbide chemical factory in Bhopal sent 27 tons of methyl isocyanate gas into the slums. 22,000 people died as a result. Twenty-six years later, locals are still affected by birth defects and disease. On Monday, Indian courts sentenced eight Union Carbide officials – all from......read more

Mind-Expanding Travel Photos by Keitha Haycock

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A Kiwi photographer takes us off the beaten path

It seems like everytime we take a walk through Flickr, we come across the portfolio of some well-traveled person whose life we can't help but envy. Keitha Haycock is one such person. The New Zealand-based photographer is seemingly always off traveling to some far-flung locale. Thankfully she brings her trusty 35mm to document her journeys. From the Himalayas to Central America to Australia,......read more

In India, Sustainable Design is a Given

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Fast-rising architect Bijoy Jain spoke with WSJ on collaborating with Mother Nature

Indian architect Bijoy Jain, the founder of Studio Mumbai, is a fast-rising designer known for creating modern buildings using locally-sourced materials like stone and wood. Established in 1996, Jain's firm received the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture from L'Institut Francais D'Architecture in 2009. His home in the countryside of Alibag, not far from central Mumba, is part of a compound......read more

Beautiful Images of a Cactus Nursery by India Hobson

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UK photographer visits greenhouse to snap spiny succulents

India Hobson has a thing for potted plants and indoor gardens. The UK photographer's portfolio includes plenty of plant-centric work, including this lovely series of images shot at Abbey Brook Cactus Nursery, a greenhouse near Sheffield which is home to thousands of spiny succulents in all shapes and sizes. The photos nicely capture the quiet charm of the cactus nursery, a place where New World......read more

Aaron Huey: Images of the Lakota Sioux

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Photographer and storyteller writes about his work on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

From photojournalist/activist Aaron Huey: "They made us many promises, more than I can remember. But they kept but one - They promised to take our land...and they took it." 
- Chief Red Cloud Over the past seven years I have made many stories, but one project has come to own me. It is the story of the Oglala Lakota, who live on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation near South Dakota's Black......read more

Tasha Lewis: Guerilla Sculpture

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Butterfly street installations migrate across Indianapolis

There is a new invasive species swarming through the American Midwest. The as-yet unnamed species of butterfly, colored an electric blue, has been spotted gathering throughout public spaces in Indianapolis. But worry not, these beautiful creatures won't affect the local ecosystem. The colorful creations are the work of Indy native Tasha Lewis, who crafts guerilla installations featuring hundreds......read more

Parsi Tomato Chutney

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A spicy and sweet Indian delight that works in lots of meals

You can never have too many condiments. And the best ones are the the ones you make yourself using fresh, organic ingredients grown as locally as you can get 'em. We've developed a certain obsession with Asian sauces and condiments of late, and this Parsi Tomato Chutney fits the bill perfectly. The recipe is derived from My Bombay Kitchen, a collection of Parsi home recipes by Niloufer......read more

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