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It's Wild Salmon Season

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On enjoying the sea's seasonal salmon bounty

Environmental issues are rarely black-and-white, and fish farming is a case in point. On the one hand, aquaculture helps ease the impact that fishing has on wild seafood stocks. On the other, fish farms are blamed for spreading disease among wild fish populations. Salmon, the Atlantic species of which is widely farmed, is a touchpoint for the debate. While we're not taking sides, we can say one......read more

On a Lake With Nicholas Haggard

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LA-based photographer captures intimate moments in nature

Thank you to The Fox Is Black for reminding us about the work of Nicholas Haggard, the Los Angeles photographer who we first discovered via 01 Magazine a few years back. From Haggard's personal portfolio come these beautiful, intimate photos of friends hanging out by a nameless lake. "I'm interested in making images that feel honest," he told Fecal Face. "I enjoy the sort of authenticity and......read more

Wonderful Water Photos by Taisido

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In the swim of things with Argentinian photographer Tais Chantal Sirole

Is it too early to long for summer? As much as we love fall, these sun-kissed film photos of people swimming have us dreaming of hot summer days spent by (and in) oceans and pools. The photos are pulled from Water, an aptly titled collection from Argentinian photographer Tais Chantal Sirole (aka Taisido, also a talented graphic designer). The images beautifully capture the feeling of weightless......read more

Swimming Paintings by Heather Horton

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These fluid, watery works will have you jonesing for summer

Canadian artist Heather Horton has a widely varied painting portfolio that includes these beautiful portraits of faceless female swimmers, rendered in warm, soothing colors and sumptuous textures. The works feature light reflections and distortions that realistically capture the fluid, flowing feeling of swimming underwater. Each composition appears as a piece of a larger picture, with the......read more

Massimo Vitali

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Photos That Sum Up Summer

An interesting fact about Vitali is his career started when he stole a camera in Milan. Totally Italian story. We think these images have an uncanny knack for summing up summer.   From the artist:  “My photography comes from absolute matter-of-fact situations but also from a deep curiosity that I possess for people, for what they do and how they think.” - Massimo......read more

Summer Picnic Libation: Cucumber Lemon Vodka

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Catch the summer spirit with this refreshing, boozy beverage

In the heat of summer, is there anything more refreshing than cucumber water? Nope. Add some booze to the mix and you have the perfect drink for a summer picnic. Well, not quite. Seattle designer and blogger Jean Lee has created a Cucumber Lemon Vodka Drink that might be the best-looking summer drink we've ever seen. Design*Sponge has the recipe.  Ingredients (makes......read more

Solar City Tower

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Design unveiled for gigantic artificial waterfall in Rio.

Rio de Janeiro is famous for its beaches, its carnival celebrations, its rich musical traditions, and the massive Christ the Redeemer statue that overlooks the whole city. For environmentalists, Rio is remembered as that hosted the 1992 United Nations Earth Summit, a landmark in global environmental awareness. When the coastal Brazilian city hosts the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, a gigantic......read more

Grain Salad Goodness

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Delectable whole grain summer salads -- and they're good for you too

Nothing against rice and beans, but there's a whole world of grainy goodness beyond, a culinary realm that's criminally ignored in most kitchens (including our's). Barley, bulgur, quinoa, millet — whole grains are readily available, easy to cook, and make for scrumptious summer salads. After 30 years making salads using rice, beans, and lentils, LA Times writer Russ Parsons dove......read more

A Mexican Adventure Through the Eyes of Adrian Morris

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The wandering photographer known as Mowgli offers a bittersweet glimpse of his travels through Mexico

Photographer Adrian Morris, known to the internet as Mowgli, is one well-traveled dude. Born and raised on the sunny shores of Gold Coast, Australia, he has visited every continent in the world except Antarctica, from South and Southeast Asia to North Africa, South America and Europe. He has  spent extended periods of time in England, Italy, Portugal, Turkey and New York City, but he never......read more

The Amaranth Renaissance

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A traditional Mexican grain offers a promising alternative to corn crops under threat by climate change

The vast majority of plant protein consumed by humans comes courtesy of only three crops: rice, wheat, and corn. In Mexico, the main dietary staple is corn, a crop that is particularly vulnerable to climate change. Enter amaranth, an ancient Mexican grain that offers a solution to the difficulties of growing corn in an unstable climate. In a new episode of The World's "What's For Lunch" series,......read more

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