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U.S. Cities Take Bike Sharing for a Ride

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Denver, Minneaopolis and Boston set to launch bike share programs in 2010.

Good news on the city transportation front, as three U.S. cities get ready to set the wheels in motion on large-scale public bike share systems. Denver, Minneapolis, and Boston will join Washington D.C. this year as the first U.S. cities to adopt bike rental programs. Generally, bike share works like this: Users pay an annual or monthly subscription fee and receive a membership card, which they......read more

Radiolab and NPR Present 'Words'

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A stunning film from Will Hoffman and Daniel Mercadante.

Wow. It's kind of ironic that this video is called "Words" because it leaves us speechless. Made by Will Hoffman and Daniel Mercadante of Everynone, the film accompanies an episode of Radiolab that imagines a world without words. The creative premise is simple, but the execution is off-the-charts awesome. Sorry everything else, you're not going to get attended to until we......read more

Jambox - Charity: Water Edition

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Wicked wireless hi-fi setup from Jawbone benefits one of our favorite nonprofits $200.00

For people who travel a lot, Jawbone's petite Jambox is the audio unit for you. Measuring a meager 10"L x 3.1"W x 3.6"H, the super-portable wireless hi-fi setup delivers a sound that defies its diminutive size. This jerry can yellow joint is a limited run edition that benefits the worthy cause of bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. With $50 of each......read more

Artist Plates for Azuero Earth Project

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A set of six limited edition art plates benefiting the Panama-based eco nonprofit $750.00

Based in Panama, the Azuero Earth Project is a US-registered earth conservation nonprofit dedicated to "preserving the earth’s ecosystems, protecting biodiversity, and promoting healthy communities by helping people to make informed decisions, take sustainable actions, and share knowledge." Lofty goals, indeed. And ones we can get behind. This set of six limited edition artist plates......read more

Whither the Monarch

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Another insect appears headed for an unprecedented population crash

The monarch butterfly appears to be experiencing a massive population crash, the likes of which hasn't been seen before. The butterflies, which migrate to Mexico in the fall, have been appearing there in shockingly low numbers. Last year there were 60 million, a record low that that seems enormous compared with the fewer than three million that have shown up so far this year. From the New York......read more

Not All Climate Change is Equal

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Wonky ocean temperatures attest to the unpredictable nature of climate change

Just in case the abnormal weather events around the world didn't tip you off, the term "global warming" is actually a misnomer that doesn't really describe the effects of climate change. And if you are to believe a new oceanographic study, "climate change" may not adequately do the trick either. Hannes Baumann, one of the report's authors, prefers "global weirding," because the effects are so......read more

Trevor Gordon: Unpredictable

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Travel photos capture B.C. coast on 35mm film

We recently spotted these photos on The Cleanest Line, the excellent blog published by outdoor clothing brand Patagonia. The pictures, shot by Patagonia friend and product tester Trevor Gordon, document his travels along the west coast of Vancouver Island on a quest for waves.  "There is a beauty to the unpredictable," said Gordon. "Whenever I go on a trip I won't let my trustworthy......read more

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