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Vertical Gardens Proliferate

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But do the functional benefits meet the aesthetic aims?

From fully vegetated federal building in Portland, to a vertical cube garden in Spain, to a DIY vertical garden made of recycled bottles, the green wall movement is in full swing. A recent article in the New York Times reports on the trend, noting that improvements in technology are making vertical gardens much more attractive to architects and engineers. There's little argument that they......read more

Guerrilla Gardening

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Age-old practice breathes new life into abandoned property.

Guerrilla gardening, or the illicit cultivation of someone else's land, is a movement that has been practiced for thousands of years. It is a response to the fact that few people own land, and often those that do neglect their land and do not take full advantage of its potential. With countless benefits from guerilla gardening including community beautification and food production,......read more

Ars Natura: The Light of Life

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Karl Burkart delves into the new masterwork by motion graphics wunderkind Daihei Shibata.

‘The Light of Life’Life is transparent, warm and swirls randomly like a soft light. And it constantly changes...Life illuminates itself and then it begins to illuminates a new life.A sprouted mass of innumerable lights become a flow before long, and then become the part of the life-throb of ages. That ties life, this moment now. The poetic words and the even more poetic imagery of the young......read more

Melting Ice World

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Images of an ecosystem in flux by wildlife photographer Paul Souders.

Beautiful, scarily prophetic series of pics taken in Svalbard, an Arctic archipelago halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, where the ice cap is steadily diminishing. See more of Paul Souders' nature and travel photography at World Foto. (Via Telegraph)...read more

Food for Thought

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SHFT food writer David Vega on how growing food for his family and friends changed the pace of his life.

It almost sounded like some hippie mantra. I was on the patio, staring at an odd collection of building materials I’d gathered in the past week, reminding myself over and over again that "Nature required my patience." Well, actually, she didn’t actually need a damn thing from me; she’d get along just fine without me. I would need to accept the pace of things if I was to get......read more

Tree Spiker

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In his new memoir, Mike Roselle looks back on life as a radical environmentalist.

Looking forward to checking out this book from the controversial cofounder of the Rainforest Action Network and Earth First!. In the realm of radical environmentalism, Mike Roselle has done it all, from blocking timber roads and nuclear sites, to helping put a gas mask on Mount Rushmore and draping a banner from the Golden Gate Bridge with Woody Harrelson. Sure to be a rollicking read. Buy the......read more

Loan Guarantee Confirmed for Solar Power Plant

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But wildlife conservation groups oppose the project, the New York Times reports.

The United States Energy Department on Monday offered a $1.37 billion loan guarantee to a company planning to build a large-scale solar power plant in the Southern California desert. The loan guarantee, for BrightSource Energy of Oakland, Calif., is the largest given for a solar project. BrightSource’s 392-megawatt Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is the first utility-scale solar power......read more

BBC Earth: Life Is

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Katie Couric tackles everything from portion size to GMOs in latest webisode.

Is there anything Katie Couric can’t do? First her short skirts pushed her to the top of the ratings of The Today Show. Then she took over the anchor desk at the CBS Evening News and almost pushed it right off the air. Don’t worry, she caused just enough controversy to bring her right back around in the ratings. And now she has her own web show called @katiecouric.com. And it’s a real......read more

Wind Could Power 20% of Eastern Grid

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A photographic look at the connections and contradictions between life inside the city and out.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wind energy could generate 20 percent of the electricity needed by households and businesses in the eastern half of the United States by 2024, but it would require up to $90 billion in investment, according to a government report released on Wednesday. For the 20 percent wind scenario to work, billions must be spent on installing wind towers on land and sea and about 22,000......read more

Jonathan Safran Foer on Meat

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Breathtaking photos of East African wildlife.

In Jonathan Safran Foer's latest book "The Eating of Animals" the lauded novelist dives deep into the complex morality of eating meat. An avowed vegetarian, Foer stops short of preaching the vegan way of life, but presents some pretty damning testimony about factory farms and the lives of animals raised on them. The Atlantic correspondant Jeffrey Goldberg had a discussion with Foer......read more

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