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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

John Pfahl: Luminous River

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Serene color images of the Susquehanna River

While driving from his home in Buffalo to Washington D.C., legendary landscape photographer John Pfahl became captivated by the constantly changing views of the Susquehanna River, which runs along the highway for fifty miles. Inspired, he later set out on an ambitious project to document the entire length of the river. The resulting photo series, called Luminous River, pays homage to 19th......read more

Nadav Kander: Yangtze, The Long River

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Chinese environmental change chronicled in prize-winning photo series

In his Prix Pictet-winning photo series Yangtze, The Long River, acclaimed photographer Nadav Kander documents the blistering pace of change on China's most famous waterway, along which more people live than in the entire United States. Using the river as a metaphor for constant change, Kander shot the landscape and people along the banks of the Yangtze, from mouth to source. Shot......read more

Susan Derges: Eden

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British photographer explores the hydrogical cycle with "cameraless" images of water

Photography need not always involve a camera. Much of the work of Susan Derges, for example, makes use of photograms, or photographic images made by placing objects directly onto the surface of a light-sensitive material and then exposing it to light. Voila. No camera required. The London-based artist often uses cameraless photo techniques to depict natural landscapes and processes. Her Prix......read more

2014 Prix Pictet Winner Michael Schmidt Passes Away

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German photographer dies just days after winning award for the theme of 'Consumption'

German photographer Michael Schmidt has died at the age of 68, just days after being awarded the fifth Prix Pictet for the theme of "Consumption." Schmidt won the 100,000 Swiss franc prize for his photographic series Lebensmittel, which examines the workings of the global food industry. The series was years in the making: Schmidt travelled the world to factory farms, slaughterhouses, and......read more

Thomas Struth: Paradise

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Primeval forests documented in Prix Pictet-nominated photographs

German photographer Thomas Struth is among the artists generally credited with establishing photography as a major medium in fine art. The former Gerhard Richter student made the shift from paintbrush to camera in 1976, beginning a long career documenting street scenes, landscapes and plantlife. For his Prix Pictet-nominated series, Paradise, Struth traveled to Australia, Japan, China,......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

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