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Upcycled Bikes by Starling & Hero

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Busted down bikes given new life by South African company

Okay, so we know that biking is the most eco-friendly mode of transport. But what's the most eco-friendly form of bike? Starling & Hero have your answer. The South African startup restores is building a business on restoring old, beat-up bikes into beautiful cruisers and racers.  Starling & Hero founder Emile Kotze scours thrift stores, garage sales, and friends' basements for......read more

SHFT Sampler 1-28-11

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Giant pink snails, epic Hasselblad photos, 12 dumb ugly jerks blocking climate change progress, and more.

Attack of the Giant Pink Snails: No, not an invasive exotic species, but a killer public art project in Florida, featuring oversized pink snails made of recycled plastic.  Purty birdies: Every night at dusk, a cloud of starlings do the tango in the skies above Sterte, England. Mark Sigler caught them in the act in this lovely one minute video.  The Big......read more

Star Trails by Don Pettit

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NASA astronaut depicts the final frontier in suuuuper slow motion

These stunning space photos started circulating around the web back in the summer, but I guess we were too busy having a great time to notice. The images were shot in spring 2012 by NASA astronaut Don Pettit, who was on a mission aboard the International Space Center. Shot at long exposures from 240 miles up in space, the photos show the paths made by stars and earth lights......read more

Losing Our Way in the World

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In the wake of tragedy, a Harvard physics professor undertakes to learn navigation through environmental clues

In 2003, John Edward Huth was kayaking off the coast of Maine when a thick fog rolled in and obliterated all sight of land. With no compass, he was forced to use natural clues--wind direction, the sound of waves hitting the shore--to guide himself back to safety. A few months later, he had a similar experience kayaking through fog in Nantucket Sound. The next day, news broke of a......read more

Mystical Forest Photos by Boguslaw Strempel

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Polish photographer captures early morning mist and fog rolling through the trees

Some people like to get up early. That's their problem. As far as we're concerned, the snooze button is there to be clicked... repeatedly. At the same time, we're grateful that photographers like Boguslaw Strempel are morning people, or else we may never get to see images like these. Strempel awakes at the crack of dawn to capture stunning photos of the day's first light gleaming through......read more

After-Party Pondering

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David Vega dishes up some food and drink ideas for the morning after.

As I write this I think back on the past few days’ efforts to make small daily changes to my eating habits. Believe me, I’m not one to deny myself the things I enjoy; I’m more likely to find something that both satisfies my cravings and that I can feel good about eating. Applying it has actually been much easier than I expected. If I stick to satisfying the senses, I find myself wanting to......read more

How Davos Players Can Start Tackling Major Environmental Risks

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By Bhaskar Vira, University of Cambridge, The Conversation

The World Economic Forum (WEF) published its annual Global Risks Report in the run up to its annual meeting in Davos. Food and water crises, energy price shocks, biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse, extreme weather events and failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation, it said, are the biggest threats facing society.   Three of the top five global risks in terms of likelihood......read more

'52 Lonely Whale' Kickstarter Started

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SHFT Co-founder Adrian Grenier is on a quest

"Imagine roaming the world’s largest ocean year after year alone, calling out with the regularity of a metronome, and hearing no response." Ten years ago, a very unique, very lonely whale was recognized by the New York Times. Today, we are on a quest to find him.  52: THE SEARCH FOR THE LONELIEST WHALE, the documentary, is a cinematic quest to find the “52 Hertz......read more

Food Co-op Launching in Paris

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Upstart program partly inspired by Brooklyn co-op

From writer Rachel Signer and our friends at Collectively: France has long been known as a mecca of quality food, and eating well as a hallmark of French culture. You can hardly walk a block in most of central Paris without inhaling the intoxicating aroma of a cheese counter or charcuterie, or admiring a tower of fresh produce from France and all over the world. But there's one thing you won't......read more

Upstart SF Restaurant Looks to Redefine Food Sustainability

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In a quest to face climate change head on, The Perennial pushes way beyond farm-to-table cuisine

Twilight Greenaway for Civil Eats: In the quest to shave off distance from field to plate, today’s chefs and restaurants have devised a range of creative solutions–from growing tomatoes on their own rooftops to sourcing fruit from their customers’ backyards. The Perennial, a soon-to-open San Francisco eatery, plans to take the business of local sourcing several steps......read more

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