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Clearing the Air at American Ports

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The New York Times reports on the battle to bar high-emission trucks at ports.

(via The Wall Street Journal) Photos: Bryan Derballa/The Wall Street Journal...read more

Soma Water Filter

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Sleek, sustainable water filter supports charity: water $59.00

Soma's game-changing water filter delivers pure, refreshing agua in a sleek, minimal design, with a simple subscription service that means you never have to deal with stickers or timers again. Nor will you have to face down the guilt that comes with sending spent filters to the landfill -- the Soma filter is 100% organic and biodegradable, made of a combination of silk, coconut husks and......read more

By Madeleine Thomas  for Grist Turns out the secret to better climate models could be hiding in the dreaded storage closet of many a weather station around the world. Members of the International Environmental Data Rescue Organization (IEDRO) — a nonprofit organization that works with meteorological centers to digitize their climate data — think weather reports of yore......read more

Marsfly Jacket by Tom Sachs for Nike

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NASA materials recycled into space-inspired sportswear $475.00

Wanna-be astronauts rejoice! The new capsule collection from Nike and artist Tom Sachs has launched from the atmosphere, with a range of high-performance sportswear inspired by space exploration. The joint venture, dubbed NikeCraft, features a series of sneakers, bags, and jackets made using space-age materials like Vectran fabric from Mars Excursion Rover airbags and NASA spacesuits. The golden......read more

New Balance newSKY 101

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Minimal runner sports an eco-friendly upper made of 95% recycled PET plastic $89.99

As most joggers are by now aware, there's a burgeoning movement readers of runners eschewing super-cushioned shoes for "minimal" ones inspired by running barefoot. Boston-based New Balance is helping lead the movement with its popular NB Minimus line, which provided the design foundation for the pared-down newSKY collection. The difference? The newSKY line is informed by sustainable design......read more

Lighten Up: Gary Hirshberg of Stonyfield Farm

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A word from the man who supports green music tours and our partner in LIGHTEN UP.

Gary Hirshberg, CE-Yo of Stonyfield Farm and a former climatoligist, has long been an inspiration for us at SHFT. In addition to being a leader in the sustainable business community – showing other companies how sustainable practices not only help the environment, but also help the bottom line of the company – Gary shares the idea of spreading the eco message through cultural means......read more

Moksa Iceland Mint Body Bar

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Glacier-cool organic soap supports sea conservation. $6.50

Moksa Organics has its green game on lock. All Moksa products are certified organic, made without palm oil (a cheap oil that's one of the world's leading causes of deforestation), and packaged using recycled materials. The company itself is certified carbon neutral. Moksa's cool and crisp Iceland Mint Organic Body Bar is made from a list of natural healing ingredients that rejuvenate and......read more

Sports and Sustainability

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NRDC President Frances Beinecke on pro sports going green

Last week I stood on Safeco Field, the home of the Seattle Mariners, and watched Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig receive an award for his leadership in greening sports. He told the crowd that environmental stewardship makes sense to anyone who loves baseball and loves to see it played on green grass under blue skies. Selig's remarks were a welcome antidote to the current political......read more

Garden House is a Sustainable Dog Dwelling

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Smartly designed, salvaged wood doghouse sports a green roof

The way we see it, there's no reason green design shouldn't extend to four-legged friends as well. Savannah, Georgia designer Kristin M. thinks so too. Her award-winning Garden House is an imaginative and sustainable interpretation of the doghouse. Made from wood she salvaged from dumpsters in her 'hood, the structure sports a green roof lined with shower curtain plastic. The rooftop planter......read more

FDA Nears Approval of Genetically Altered Salmon

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The New York Times reports.

The ongoing controversy surrounding genetically altered foods is shifting from the plant world to the animal one. The New York Times reports that AquaBounty Technologies has engineered a salmon that is nutritionally identical to wild salmon but can reach market size in 16-18 months instead of three years. This technology would enable fish farms to become much more profitable as they would be......read more

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