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The Desert 2011

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A boarding escapade in the middle of nowhere

You don't normally associate the desert with surfing. But "The Desert 2011" proves the two aren't mutually exclusive. The Shire of Carnavon,  a solid twelve hour drive from Perth in Western Australia, is a narrow coastal strip where the waves meet the desert. Surf filmmaker Matt Pitcher traveled there with boogie boarders Lewy Finnegan and Dave Lush and caught them pulling off some......read more

Clean Energy Investment Surges

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Global investment in renewable energy powered to record $257 billion in 2011, according to UN report

Despite significant economic hurdles, 2011 was a big year for renewable energy. According to a UN report released this week, global investment in clean power surged to a record $257 billion in 2011, with solar attracting more than half ($147 billion) of the total spending. The report, "Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2012," is published by UNEP based on data from Bloomberg New......read more

The Year in Volcanic Activity

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The most explosive volcano photos of 2011, courtesy of The Atlantic

2011 was a volatile year for volcanic activity, with eruptions taking place all around the world, from Japan, Chile and Argentina, to Indonesia, Iceland, and Italy. Most recently, the volcano Nyamulagira in the Democratic Republic of Congo blew off some steam. While the steam, ash, toxic gases, and lava can cause terror for people living in nearby -- never mind the effects on the global......read more

Our Natural World: The Year in Photos

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A selection of the best environment photos of 2011

For big, juicy photos of important happenings around the globe, there is no better place on the internet than The Big Picture. For green types like us, the Boston Globe photo blog's environment and wildlife gallery, The Natural World, is tops. TBP recently pulled fifty their picks for the top 50 photos of 2011 from the gallery, and published them here. Definitely some phenonmenal......read more

Corporate Climate Rankings 2011

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Climate Counts releases annual report on corporate climate responsibility

Our compadres at Climate Counts -- a nonprofit aiming to bring "consumers and companies together in the fight against climate change" -- have just released their corporate climate responsibility rankings for 2011. The report looks at 136 different corporations in 16 industries, ranking them according to sustainability criteria. The guidelines include how well the company measures their......read more

Sustainable Food Trends 2011

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The top shifts in cooking and eating over the past year

With the skyrocketing popularity of farmers' markets, urban gardening, and foraging, 2011 has been a banner year in the sustainable food movement. Those three activities get no shortage of coverage here on SHFT, but this year has also been a standout for plenty of less heralded trends in the burgeoning realm of sustainable food. At Grist, Twilight Greenaway lays out a few of her favorites of......read more

National Geographic Photo Contest Entries: SHFT Picks

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Top nature shots from Nat Geo's 2011 photo contest

For all you photographers out there, the National Geographic 2011 Photo Contest is well underway but there's still time to submit. If you have a great picture that falls into one or more of the categories of people, places, or nature, enter it here by November 30. The photos will be judged on creativity and photographic quality by a panel of Nat Geo pros, with one grand prize winner......read more

Details Divulged on 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid

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Company's first U.S. hybrid offering will retail for $26,500

On June 5, Kia is set to release its first hybrid vehicle in the U.S., with a modest sticker price of $26,500. The Kia Optima sedan will achieve a fuel economy of 35 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway. The car can drive in a zero-emissions, full-electric mode below speeds of 62 mph, or switch to a blended gas-electric mode and driven at any speed. In addition to its low price, impressive......read more

Sustainable Food Leaders Recognized by NRDC

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Winners of 2011 Growing Green Awards announced this week.

We are in the midst of a food revolution. Urban farms are popping up all over the place. Wal-Mart is buying local, sustainable produce. Even the White House growing its own vegetables. Organic is the new conventional. This week, our friends at NRDC announced the winners of their 2011 Growing Green Awards, recognizing the incredible work being done to transform the future of our food system. The......read more

Obama's New Climate Change Strategy

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The President remains committed to addressing climate change, will adopt piecemeal approach in 2011.

Despite the failed attempts to pass sweeping climate change legislation, President Obama said he would would be willing to put the entire weight of his presidency on the issue. In a new interview with Rolling Stone magazine, the President said that he plans to address climate change in "chunks" starting next year. He said he will devote a massive amount of presidential power to the......read more

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