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Way Out West With Nika Aila States

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Analog photos from the road

Travel is the main source of inspiration for Nika Aila States, a photographer and musician living in Oakland, CA. Whether abroad or in nearby states, alone or with friends, Nika's wanderings provide fodder for her work. Her picture-taking preference is analog. These film photographs, shot while on the road, capture landscapes of the American West in all their dramatic glory. Nice stuff. Check......read more

Hitting the Road with Nika States

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Terrific travel pics from Bay Area photog

With the end of the year approaching, we're starting to get the itchy feet we always get thinking about our next travel excursion. To denote the occasion, let's have a look at these fantastic road photos from Oakland's Nika States, which capture his friends and landscapes in epic fashion. On what drives his artistic impulse, States said this to I Love That Photo: Nearly two decades given......read more

Waste Methane Hits Car Fuel Market

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The first commercially distributed renewable biogas is now available in California

Landfills, dairy farms and sewage plants produce clean-burning, totally renewable methane as a waste by-product. Now, thanks to Clean Energy Fuels, that biofuel has entered the retail market. The company, backed by oil giant T. Boone Pickens, is the first commercial distributor of biogas for cars, trucks and buses. There are 35 public Clean Energy stations in California selling the fuel,......read more

Thailand on Film by Varunyoo Thongdee

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Dreamy analog images of southeast Asia

In the hot, sticky climate of southeast Asia, time slows down to a torpid pace. There's not much you want to do beside find some shade and chill out. Thai photographer Varunyoo Thongdee captures the mood nicely in the analog images he shoots in his homeland. With various western female travelers acting acting as his as muses, Varunyoo shoots dreamy photos of languid moments in the tropical heat.......read more

24H>Architecture: Children's Activity Center in Thailand

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Flowing bamboo building references the anatomy of a manta ray

Located on Koh Kood, an island in the Gulf of Thailand, the Children's Activity and Learning Centre was designed by Dutch firm 24H>Architecture as part of Soneva Kiri Resort. In a design inspired by the anatomy of a manta ray, the building is a vertiable paradise for visiting kids, providing them with a space to eat, learn, discover, and play -- while raising their ecological awareness.......read more

Amazing Photos of Otherworldly Caves in Thailand

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Aussie photographer John Spies enters an underground realm

There are a few places on Earth that feel decidedly unearthly, and caves happen to be one of them. Australian-born photographer John Spies, who has been living in northern Thailand for thirty years, spends plenty of time underground exploring caves in his adopted homeland. As a cave explorer, photographer and guide, Spies has visited 85 caves, discovered incredible formations, documented......read more

14 States Have Climate Change Plans

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Only nine others have plans in the works, according to a new study

James West for CityLab: Most states are still failing to prepare for the impact of climate change, and there has been mixed progress among states with concrete plans, according to a first-of-its-kind compilation of data released Thursday by the Georgetown Climate Center. Researchers at the center, a D.C. policy research group based at Georgetown University's law school, surveyed states' climate......read more

States Make EV Pledge

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The governors of California, New York, and six other states join forces to put 3.3 million electric cars on the road by 2025

Citizens of eight U.S. states are going to start seeing a lot more electric vehicles on the road, thanks to a landmark agreement between governors this week. The agreement, signed by the governors of New York and California — along with Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont — calls for 3.3 million zero-emissions cars by 2025, up from the 165,000......read more

Obama Climate Plan Slated for July

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Enviro groups and states delay lawsuit to hear the White House climate strategy

Lawyers representing states and environmental groups were expected to launch a legal blitz against the Environmental Protection Agency this week for delaying on climate rules. But on Monday it was announced that they will delay legal action to see if the White House unveils a climate policy strategy. We may not have to wait long. As John Upton notes at Grist, Obama recently told donors that......read more

Eerily Beautiful Photos of Churches in Ruin

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Dietmar Eckell captures religious buildings in varying states of decay

Dietmar Eckell has a thing for ruins. The German photographer travels the world to capture eerily beautiful photos of decaying things and places, from forgotten military sites and decomposing cars to crashed planes and abandoned buildings. Of the many excellent photo series on his website, God's Ruin is one of our favorites. The collection of images stunningly depicts ancient churches and......read more

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