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Bono Solves Climate Change

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U2 singer hums the polluter-pays tune in New York Times op-ed piece.

Never one to withhold his opinion on how everyone should make the world a better place, Irish rocker Bono proffered ten ideas with the potential to change the world in a recent op-ed piece in the New York Times. Among them is the "equal right to pollute" idea, a controversial climate change solution which is a sort of spin on the "cap-and'trade" idea. Says the singer:......read more

Men in Yellow

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Stop corporate polluters from blocking clean energy progress in California. Vote NO on Prop. 23!

California's landmark clean air law (AB 32) is designed to reduce air pollution that threatens human health and contributes to climate change. The law has launched California to the forefront of the clean-tech industry, sparking innovation and clean energy businesses that are creating hundreds of thousands of jobs. Now, a coalition of out-of-state oil refiners are spending millions to push......read more

EPA Releases Emissions Map

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Interactive map shows the nation's biggest industrial polluters. Big shock: coal plants are at the top

With new data indicating that 2012 carbon dioxide emissions in the United States dropped to their lowest levels since 1994, the Environmental Protection Agency has released an interactive map showing industrial greenhouse gas emissions in 2011. Drawing on data from 8,000 power plants, refineries and factories, the map demonstrates which states are the nation’s biggest industrial polluters.......read more

Bombay Bicycle Club "Carry Me"

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Unique video pays tribute to stop-motion master Eadweard Muybridge

Prolific London four-piece Bombay Bicycle Club have shared not one but two videos for "Carry Me," the eponymous lead single off their upcoming album. Both videos pay homage to Eadweard Muybridge, the great pioneer of stop-motion photography. One is an interactive clip that allows viewers to create their own stop-motion animations by controlling the band and accompanying dancers' actions......read more

Rap Quotes

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Street artist Jay Shells pays tribute to places mentioned in rap lyrics

New York street artist Jay Shells channels his love of hip hop with "Rap Quotes," in which he combines site-specific rap lyrics with homemade signage. The results are gathered in this clip produced by Animal NY. For the ongoing project, Shells creates official-looking street signs quoting famous rap lyrics that shout out specific street corners and locations. Shells went all city and posted over......read more

Dwell: Jens Risom's Prefab Cottage

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Filmmaker Gary Nadeau pays a visit to a design legend's island home

If you're a design nerd like us, you're probably familiar with Danish-American furniture designer Jens Risom. As the man who created the first-ever Knoll chair, Risom holds a prominent, if sometimes overlooked, position in the canon of mid-century design. At 96, he is “living comfortably doing nothing” with his wife, Henny, in Connecticut,......read more

Solar-Powered Currency: The Next Bitcoin?

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SolarCoin cryptocurrency pays you to go green

A new digital currency with a green bent is looking to accelerate the clean energy shift. Built using the same technology as Bitcoin, SolarCoin debuted last month as an alternative currency that rewards owners of solar energy systems. Like Bitcoin, SolarCoin allows anyone to get coins by "mining," which involves solving cryptographic math puzzles, or by buying them on Twitter. The......read more

Conrad Crespin: Riddle Ranch

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Portland artist pays homage to his Dad with these collaborative mixed media works

There's something innately visually satisfying about basic shapes. Squares, triangles and circles seem to speak to something primal within our brains that makes our synapses do a happy dance. Or at least that's what this collection of mixed media works from Conrad Crespin does for us. The Portland, OR-based artist and designer applied basic red forms to old black-and-white photographs to......read more

Amalia House

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Austrian holiday home pays tribute to the natural world outside.

Earth is increasingly being touted as the building material of the future, leading to a hot new architectural trend: grass houses. Designed by GRID Architects, the Amalia House in Styria, Austria joins the trend...sort of. The family holiday home is completely covered with artificial turf, highlighting the interchange between indoors and out. We may be taking the idea of "green" design......read more

My Emissions Exchange

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Online carbon trading community pays users cash for cutting emissions.

When the Wilsons, a typical family living in Harrisburg, PA received a notice in the mail that their energy rates would be jumping up 30% (or more) in 2010 they got good and mad... and then they installed solar panels. Their install costs were $56,000, $36,000 of which was paid for by a federal tax credit combined with a hefty State rebate. The remaining $20,000 they had to finance on their own,......read more

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