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Sustainability Photos of the Year

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Contenders for the 2011 Prix Pictet, the world's leading prize for environmental photography, to exhibit in Paris next month.

In three short years, the Prix Pictet has become the global prize for excellence in environmental photography, assembling some of the most powerful images of sustainability (or lack thereof) from around the world. The theme for this year's competition is Growth, which organizers call "one of the great conundrums facing humanity in the early decades of the 21st century." True enough. The winner......read more

Da Vinci Work Recreated on Melting Arctic Ice

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"Melting Vitruvian Man" draws attention to vanishing sea ice

Leonardo da Vinci's famous Vitruvian Man sketch has been reproduced by an artist in the Arctic to draw attention to climate change. John Quigley, an artist specializing in aerial art, travelled on a Greenpeace icebreaker to create the copper artwork in the Fram Strait, about 500 miles from the North Pole. The piece, entitled "Melting Vitruvian Man", measures the equivalent of four......read more

This Is Our Moment

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Celeb-packed PSA for NRDC Action Fund urging voters to act now in support of clean energy bill.

Goodshirt Sierra Leone

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A man battles through a treacherous desert to reach his home; a vibrant, dreamlike interpretation of the forests of Sierra Leone. Inspired by the work of New Zealand animator Len Lye, as well as the original 1983 music video for "Sierra Leone" by Coconut Rough, the man struggles with the desert elements and ultimately himself before reaching his final......read more

Sharon Van Etten, "Leonard"

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Kaleidoscopic new video for one of the best releases of 2012

Kaleidoscopic visuals seem to be having a bit of a moment in music videos of late. We're not mad. Directed by Sam Zimman, the new video for Sharon Van Etten's "Leonard," one of several standout tracks off her excellent 2012 release, Tramp, continues the trend. The clip simulates the feeling you'd get if you were staring into a kaleidoscope as you drove through the city, which is not a......read more

Getting on the Green Track

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Ahead of Obama's State of the Union address this Tuesday, NYT's David Leonhardt advances some ideas on what climate policy will look like in 2013

As President Obama prepares to deliver Tuesday's State of the Union address, observers are keenly waiting to hear what he will proclaim on the topic of climate policy. With Congress still bitterly divided, the odds of passing a substantive bill to reduce emissions are impossibly long, so we know that Obama and his advisors will have to draw on executive power to take action. We have also......read more

Muted Beauty: iPhone Photos by Josh Leonard

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The American actor shows off a few of his Instagram hits

I kinda wish everything looked the way a Joan Didion novel makes me feel: beauty in the banal, meaning in existential plight, love in loneliness and poetry everywhere. All with an equalizing veneer of burnt light.I travel for work a bunch. I'm up both early and late, depending on the demands of the job. I take snapshots on my iPhone and share them with friends through Instagram. Here are a......read more

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