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Removing Mountains

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Daniel Shea captures the destructive process of mountaintop mining in the Appalachians

Turns out mountains really can be moved. Or rather, removed. Mountaintop removal, as the name implies, involves blasting away the tops of mountains in order to expose the coal seams underneath. The resulting tons of dirt and stone are typically discarded into nearby valleys and streams, with devastating impacts on mountain ecosystems. The process is particularly prevalent in the Appalachians,......read more

Non-Renewable Energy Report Card

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Is all dirty energy created equal? Mitch Flexo dishes out eco report cards for non-renewable power

As stated in The Energy Manifesto, energy accounts for more than its fair share of greenhouse gas emissions, so it's of paramount importance in the grand scheme of tackling climate change. The answer of course is a massive shift to renewable energy, but I'm fairly certain when I wake up tomorrow morning we will be nowhere near to meeting our energy demands from renewable sources. If, for now,......read more

Have you ever fantasized about living deep in the ground, in one of the cosy hobbit holes that J.R. R. Tolkien so richly describes in his novels? A company named Green Magic Homes is giving their customers the opportunity to do just that, with their easy to assemble pre-fabricated structures that can be covered with soil, to create a charming home any hobbit would be happy to reside in.......read more

I Spy a Galaxy

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Magically surreal photos by Sofia Ajram

Sofia Ajram is a magical Montreal-based photographer who creates surreal photos infused with light. Whether her subjects are being lifted into the air or dancing to the beat of their own drum, each person is consumed by the moment. She's currently a student at McGill University.  "My given name is Sofia Ajram. I come from the Third Planet. I am fastened to the sensuous of the inner......read more

Into the Atmosphere

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Magical time-lapse depicts Californian in a surreal light

It's been a while since we featured a time-lapse video, and what better way to mark the return than with a stunning depiction of SHFT's home state. Into the Atmosphere, from San Diego photographer Michael Shainblum, shines a heavenly light on epic natural spots around California, from Santa Barbara to La Jolla to Marin County. But the clip isn't about the state's famed blue skies; Shainblum......read more

Fall by Jamie Scott

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Watch Central Park leaves magically change color in this brilliant time-lapse clip

With winter in full swing, it's a good time to look back at the beauty delivered by the season prior. This clip from Jamie Scott shows off autumnal amazingness better than any we've seen before. Twice a week for six months, Scott set up his camera at 15 locations around Central Park in NYC. Using the same lens and tripod in each location, and always shooting just after sunrise, Scott......read more

Spirits

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Watch Nicholas Buer's magical time-lapse of the northern skies

Yes, it's another time-lapse video, and yes you have to watch it. This spectacular new clip was shot near Tromvik, in northern Norway, one of the best places on earth to witness the northern lights (aurora borealis). Time-lapse specialist Nicholas Buer happened to be visiting the area during a solar flare, which sent massive reverberations through earth's magnetic field and made the......read more

David LaChapelle: Land Scape

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Scale models of refineries bathed in magical light

David LaChapelle, best known for his vivid, surreal fashion photography, ventures into landscape art in his latest series of works, simply called Land Scape. The collection is made up of two related sets of works, Refineries and Gas Stations, both of which feature handcrafted scale models constructed of recycled consumer detritus. Included among the array of materials are hair curlers, drinking......read more

Chasing the Sky with Photographer Jeff Luker

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NY photog travels America, captures magic moments all along the way

Photographer Jeff Luker explores themes of freedom, sexuality and youth in commissions that take him all over the country. Now based in NYC, where he moved to from Portland, OR a few years ago, Jeff frequently returns to the West to capture images in the great outdoors. Taking cues from pioneers in the medium like William Eggleston, Nan Goldin and Robert Frank, his style is relaxed and unforced,......read more

The World We Live In

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Magical travel photography by Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek

After gaining invaluable experience as an intern at Magnum in New York City, Austrian photographer Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek (previously) has become a go-to picture-taker for magazines like VICE, Vanity Fair, Monocle, Travel + Leisure, and more. But it's Daniel's personal projects, generally involving travel and adventure, that really get us jazzed. The World We Live In is a great example.......read more

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