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SHFT Sampler 3-11-11

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Swedish eco design is so hot right now, Google Earth images become surreal artworks, Portland ain't all that green, and more.

Folded Roads: Google Earth images become surrealist artworks in Clement Valla's series Postcards from Google Earth, which depicts bridges and roads that appear warped when you zoom in just the right way. T-Shirt Upholstery: Swedish eco designer (and mega babe) Maria Westerberg won first prize at the 2011 Green Furniture Awards for the T-shirt Chair, made of recycled textiles and bent wire fence.......read more

Boston Named America's Top City For Biking and Walking

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And other report results that might surprise you

If we had to guess what America's top cycling city is, we'd probably say Portland, where the perfect combination of mild climate and smart planning makes the city a veritable biking mecca. But, if the results of a new report from the Alliance for Biking & Walking are to be believed, we'd be wrong. According to the organization's biannual benchmark report, the city with the greatest......read more

Ethiopia's Omo Valley Photographed by Steve McCurry

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Stirring images of the Kara and Surma tribes in Africa's last frontier

Esteemed American photographer Steve McCurry, who is perhaps best known for his iconic "Afghan Girl' image, has built a 30-year career traveling the world to career to document traditional cultures before their transition to modernity. In 2012 he travelled to southwestern Ethiopia to live with and shoot the Kara and Surma tribes of the Omo Valley. The project was set up by Omo......read more

Pharell Debuts Recycled Plastic Denim Collection

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G-Star Raw jeans to feature 'Bionic Yarn' made from ocean waste

Hip-Hop everyman Pharrell Williams debuted his latest fashion project last weekend at a star-studded event during New York City's Fashion Week. RAW for the Oceans, a collaboration with designer denim label G-Star RAW, is a collection of jeans made from plastic ocean waste. RAW for the Oceans the highest-profile gig we've seen yet for Bionic Yarn, the recycled plastic textiles company fronted by......read more

Tiny Bits of Plastic Pose Big Threat to Great Lakes

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Are plastic microbeads from consumer products are finding their way into the food chain

Long the dumping grounds for various types of toxic waste, the Great Lakes have faced no shortage of pollution problems over the years. The latest, while tiny in size, is one of the trickiest and most dangerous issues yet. Scientists have discovered that plastic microbeads, a common ingredient in facial scrubs and toothpastes, are finding their way into the Great Lakes--the world's largest......read more

A Year on the Road: Abstract Autumn

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Capturing nature's last brilliant show of color

Autumn has always called on me as a photographer to get out and document the fleeting vibrancy of the changing leaves and shifting season. Like many photographers, expeditions into nature during this time can yield some of the most spectacular images of the year.  A few weeks ago, I ventured into a thickly wooded forest to photograph the best of the show. Having sorted through image after......read more

Expedition Gyre: Making Art from Alaskan Marine Trash

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Visual arts merges with marine biology in this ambitious plastic pollution project

Alaska is America's wildest, most remote state. But it is not immune to manmade environmental damage (just ask the residents of Valdez). On some of Alaska's most isolated beaches, you'll find plenty of garbage -- tons, in fact, as a group of scientists and artists discovered last summer, when they embarked on a 450-mile expedition to collect and document marine trash. The project was named......read more

A Year on the Road: September Summer

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Burning the last days of the season onto 35mm film

Too often, the magic of 35mm film is lost to a dim, crunchy image. Instead of being printed and enjoyed with friends, recounting stories, they are likely to be looked at twice before being sequestered in a murky corner of a backup hard drive. And rather than a single moment burned into a square of film, these images exist in numbers and code. This is not to say that I don’t use digital......read more

Ben Huff: The Last Road North

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Take a photographic journey along the northernmost road in America

Drawn by a desire to experience and chronicle one of the world's last frontiers, photographer Rob Huff spent a good chunk of five years traveling Alaska's Dalton Highway, a 414-mile stretch of (mostly dirt) road along the Trans-Alaskan pipeline. The highway, known locally as the Haul Road, is the northernmost road in the Americas. It owes its existence entirely to the need for a transportation......read more

19-Year-Old Develops Tech to Clean Up Oceanic Plastic Pollution

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Boyan Slat's Ocean Cleanup Array could remove 7,250,000 tons of plastic from the world's oceans

Is it just us or are teens doing more and more impressive stuff these days? 19-year-old Dutch university student Boyan Slat adds to the youth movement with his ingenious Ocean Cleanup Array, a green tech concept aimed at addressing the immense problem of oceanic plastic pollution. Comprised of an anchored network of floating booms and processing platforms, is said to be capable of removing up to......read more

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