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James Hetfield Makes Public Land Donation

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Metallica frontman gives 330 acres to California county in exchange for more privacy

In California, the Marin County Board of Supervisors unanimously accepted a donation of 330 acres of Lucas Valley farmland from Metallica's James Hetfield. The land, which sits around the singer's property, is to be preserved as open space. It follows an earlier gift by Hetfield of 400 acres. County officials say they are close to a deal with Hetfield that would reroute a hiking trail......read more

Avatar as Environmental Radicalism

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Producer Harold Linde weighs in on the Hollywood-izing of the environmental movement.

James Cameron’s Avatar is without a doubt the most epic piece of environmental advocacy ever captured on celluloid, and it only very thinly veils its message which, on the heels of a failed Copenhagen summit, is more timely now than ever … Nature will always win. The film hits all the important environmental talking-points — virgin rain forests threatened by wanton exploitation, indigenous......read more

Don't Shoot The Messenger

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James Cameron's declaration of war on climate change has earned jeers from conservative observers. And he couldn't care less.

Saving the planet has never been such a thankless task. It began with the demonization of Al Gore, continued with the railroading of Van Jones, and now it’s trickled down to James Cameron, whose eco-minded Avatar is drawing the Right’s wrath. One pundit dismissed the film as “socialism-disguised-as-nonsense enviro stuff,” and in the same motion dismissed the whole green movement as......read more

SHFT Sampler 12-10-10

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Weekly links: James Bowthorpe rules, Barcelona looks nice from the air, Ford's electric van starts shipping, and more.

James Bowthorpe is bad ass. Last year, in a bid to raise awareness for Parkinson's, he rode his bike around the world in 174 days, setting a new world record. Earlier this fall, he built a boat from construction waste and rowed it down the Thames. Now he's doing the same thing on the Hudson River. Feel lazy now? Same. Read an interview with the man at Nowness. Everyone is going off......read more

Mogwai, "How to Be a Werewolf"

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Scottish rockers soundtrack James Bowthorpe's ride.

Weird that we missed this video when we mentioned superchamp cyclist James Bowthorpe the other day, 'cause goddamn is it good. The clip was pulled from Thirty Century Man, a film by UK director/photographer Antony Crook, who followed Bowthorpe to Norway to document his ride. Crook follows Bowthrope racing through the remote Norwegian countryside to the sounds of "How to Be a......read more

Hudson River Project

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An epic quest by James Bowthorpe to row the Hudson River from its source to NYC -- in a kayak made of recycled waste

Adventurer extraordinaire and record-setting cyclist James Bowthorpe is busy prepping for his next madcap quest: a journey down the 315-mile length of the Hudson River in a kayak made of NYC construction waste. "We see cities as something separate from the wilderness, but the former evolved from the latter," says Bowthorpe, who undertook a similar expedition down the Thames. "I’m......read more

James Reeve: Lightscapes

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Eye-catching images of the city by night

London-born, Marseille-based photographer James Reeve trips the light fantastic with his most recent collection of images, Lightscapes. Working under cloak of night, Reeve trains his camera on the lights of the city, removing everything but the speckled light patterns themselves. The effect is arresting, akin to the woozy feeling one gets when looking out the window of an airplane at......read more

Arbor Skateboards: James Kelly, Unbound

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Top pro returns to Southern California to ride his home hills

Our bros at Arbor Skateboards in Venice Beach have released an excellent new video that promptly took up a position on Vimeo's list of Staff Picks. The clip finds team rider James Kelly back in Southern California after a demanding year on the downhill circuit. Back on his favorite hills, Kelly lets loose for the love of the sport: What's captured here is James completely unbound; a freeride......read more

Burn It Down

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Watch Arbor Skateboards' insane downhill video starring James Kelly

Longboarders are the red-headed stepchildren of the skate world. Often disparaged, almost never respected, the longboard enthusiast is barely a step above the rollerblader on the action sports hierarchy. If you're one of the types who holds that opinion, take a few moments to watch this clip and prepare to have your mind changed. The video, a promo for Arbor's new James Kelly Pro model, stars the......read more

EPA Fights Back

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Agency accused of cutting corners on climate change findings

The Obama Administration responded with strong words Wednesday to a Republican-initiated report claiming that the agency should have sought outside scientific review on the human impacts of climate change. The report out of the Office of the Inspector General charged that the Environmental Protection Agency cut corners in concluding that greenhouse gases pose a threat to......read more

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