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Senate Receives Climate and Energy Bill

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Plan includes retooled section on offshore drilling.

Senators John Kerry and Joseph Lieberman finally released their 987-page climate bill, which they hope will be passed as a means to slow down pollution and global warming. The bill was amended in light of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, greatly scaling back the planned expansion of new offshore drilling sites. Despite the support of some utilities and energy companies, it seems unlikely that......read more

'Straight Up' Climate Book Drops

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New book by influential blogger described as a "must-read" by Al Gore.

Readers of Joseph Romm's Climate Progress blog, an offshoot of the liberal think tank Center for American Progress, are familiar with the writer's sharp wit and tight prose. With his new book 'Straight Up: America's Fiercest Climate Blogger Takes on the Status Quo Media, Politicians, and Clean Energy Solutions,' followers get the chance to experience it in cullulose......read more

Joseph Smolinski's Climate Change Catastrophe

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Works on paper chronicle humans' impact on the environment

In the region surrounding Joseph Smolinski's childhood home in Minnesota, farms have been displaced by strip malls and suburban housing. Those land use changes and other environmental shifts inform his work as an artist. Working primarily with paint and pencil, Smolinski documents a global environment in flux. "I am interested in addressing the human effects on the landscape, such as pollution,......read more

In the Great Outdoors with Andy Grellmann

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These gorgeous film images will inspire you to get outside

Vancouver's Old Faithful Shop is one of our favorite indie retailers and also happens to have a damn good blog. That's where we recently got hip to the work of Pacific Northwestern photographer Andy Grellmann, whose film images of idylllic scenes have us yearning for our next outdoor adventure. Like all great photography, Grellman's images from the lakes and forests of the Coast Mountains carry......read more

Trekking in Nepal with Nicola Odemann

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Meditative photos of the Annapurna Circuit in the Himalayas

When you talk to well-traveled peeps about places they would like like to return to, Nepal inevitably comes up. The tiny Himalayan nation seems to enchant and amaze everyone who visits. Looking at these photos from 21-year-old German photographer Nicola Odemann, it's not hard to see why. Over three weeks in February and March, Nicola hiked the famed Annapurna Circuit in central Nepal. Her photos......read more

Paintings of Modern Architecture by Jens Hausmann

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Stunningly realistic depictions of modern homes

Fans of modern architecture have plenty to enjoy in these oil paintings by German artist Jens Hausmann. The large format works, spotted on Faith Is Torment, realistically depict modern houses in a colorful, intensive aesthetic you might find in an ad or a magazine editorial. The buildings, surrounded by fantastically coloured landscapes and bathed in a soft light, carry a distinctly southern......read more

Skyfarm by Manuel Dreesmann

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Ingenious hanging garden design for high-rise apartment balconies

With his Skyfarm project, German designer Manuel Dreesmann delivers a futuristic, conceptual take on ornamental hanging plant baskets. Conceived for high-rise apartment buildings with small balconies that leave little room for conventional planter boxes, Skyfarm consists of a series of "Skypots" -- white acrylic pots with transparent lids that are strung from the balcony ceiling.......read more

Just discovered the work of German photographer Bernd Edgar Wichmann. His portfolio is chalk-full of accomplished commercial work for dozens of brands, agencies, and magazines, but it’s his landscape work shown above that’s truly inspiring to me. It’s as if his camera is hovering in the sky above the images he shoots. (via Beware)...read more

1978 Airstream Converted into Snug Live/Work Space

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Architect Matt Hofmann sizes down.

Clicking through Hofmann Architecture's portfolio of projects, you'll find plenty of palatial homes designed for rich clients. But one project stands out, and that's firm principal Matt Hofmann's own home. The Santa Barbara, CA architect recently renovated a vintage Airstream trailer to create a live-work space for himself and his girlfriend. As with all his projects, sustainability was the......read more

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