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Artecnica Cork Cases

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Put it in cork. $36.00

Cork is one of our favorite materials. Not coincidentally, it's also one of the most sustainable; the wood is harvested by stripping the outer layer of bark off a cork oak tree, without harming or killing it. Inspired by the simplicity of traditional envelopes, these cork carrying cases are lined with 100% recycled billboard, coming in three sizes: a wallet, a clutch and a handbag. The smaller......read more

Vers Bamboo iPhone Case

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Handcrafted hardwood phone slip - beautiful, tough, and sustainable. $35.00

Fast-growing, oxygen-producing bamboo is one of the most sustainable woods on earth. In the hands of a master craftsman, it can also be one of the most beautiful. The clean, durable Bamboo iPhone case from Vers Audio is a case in point. Featuring a top loading, wood-framed display, it provides full use of the device while in the case.   Charitable bonus! For every tree used, Vers replants......read more

Big Win For New York Fracking Opponents

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In a case of NIMBYism doing good, a New York court rules in favor of a regional ban on gas drilling

Good news for fracking opponents in New York state this week, as an N.Y. Supreme Court judge ruled that the upstate town of Dryden is within its rights to ban a company from drilling for natural gas within its borders. Last August, Dryden's Town Board passed a drilling ban and was sued a month later by the Anschutz Exploration Corporation, whose lawyers argued that the town had no power to......read more

Can the 'Democratization Of Energy' Change Everything?

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Economist Jeremy Rifkin makes the case for a decentralized clean energy economy

Our economy is at a crossroads. Unemployment is rampant, consumer and government debt is spiralling out of control, and food prices are going through the roof. According to Jeremy Rifkin, the American economist and president of the Foundation on Economic Trends, these are signals that the fossil fuel economy has reached the end of the line. In its place, decentralized systems of clean......read more

Paintings by Amy Casey

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Cleveland painter dreams up fantasy cityscapes

Amy Casey's most recent crop of paintings are noticeably devoid of people and creatures, but there are plenty of signs of life. Her depictions of houses and factories resting precariously on stilts, or connected in mid-air by a tangled mess of cables, offer an anthropomorhpic interpretation of city buildings. Amy has conjured a fantasy urban landscape where the humans have left and the buildings......read more

WWF's Sustainable Rattan Project

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Program showcases eco-minded rattan design

Natural, fast-growing rattan is enjoying a sort of renaissance in the design world. Unfortunately, conventional rattan harvesting practices tends to harm tropical forests where it grows. Enter WWF's Sustainable Rattan Project, an EU-funded program for sustainable production and processing of rattan in the Mekong region of Southeast Asia.  "Forests with such a wide variety of flora and......read more

Coal Case Heads to Supreme Court

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Top court agrees to hear landmark eco lawsuit.

In the absence of government action, citizens are turning to the courts to put controls on the emissions that cause climate change. The U.S. Supreme Court announced this week that it will hear a lawsuit that aims to hold coal-fired power plants accountable for contributing to climate change, a decision that has major implications for the public's right to fight corporate pollution. In the......read more

Obama Orders Freeze on Offshore Drilling

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President concedes neither oil companies nor government were prepared for worst-case scenario.

In Washington on Thursday, President Obama addressed widening public anger over the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, ordering a moratorium on offshore drilling in U.S. waters. The announcement reverses a previous decision to expand offshore drilling off American coastlines. At the White House press conference, the President also said there was too much complacency in goverment prior......read more

The Case for Cap and Trade

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How to tackle climate change — and what it means for the economy.

The cover story of this week's New York Times Magazine is a piece by Paul Krugman on the economics of climate change. In it, the Nobel Prize-winning economist makes a compelling case for the use of market-based tools to limit greenhouse emissions. Crucially, Krugman addresses the economic effects of installing a cap and trade model, presenting a persuasive argument against the idea that......read more

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