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Jason Florio: River Gambia Expedition

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Stirring photos document a threatened way of life along the Gambia River

Jason Florio and his wife, Helen Jones-Florio, had already traveled the Republic of Gambia extensively when they decided to walk around the entirety of it in 2009. The 600-mile walk stands as the first recorded circumnavigation of the West African country by foot. As such, they know Gambia better than most, so when they heard of plans to dam the Gambia River on the Senegal-Guinea......read more

Potomac Tops List of America's Most Endangered Rivers

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Conservation group American Rivers urges support for clean water protection

In an announcement that's as laden with symbolism as rivers are with sediment, American Rivers has named the Potomac River, which flows through the nation's capital, the most endangered river in the United States. "America’s Most Endangered Rivers," the annual report from the clean water advocacy group, noted that the Potomac is under increasing threat from pollution caused by urban......read more

River of Youth

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Derek Henderson's serene short chronicles New Zealand's Waikato River

This short film, from Kiwi photographer/director Derek Henderson, captures the serene beauty of the Waikoto River in central New Zealand. Commissioned last year by The Anthropologist, which is quickly becoming a SHFT fave, River of Youth was shot via inner tube over the course of a day. The river itself has a deep meaning for Henderson -- his mom grew up on its shores and used to swim in the......read more

River Rafting in Sweden

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A Scandanavian eco-tourism outfit lets travelers embrace their inner Huck Finn

Thanks to Mark Twain, the image of a timber river raft drifting lazily downriver is forever embedded in the American consciousness. Over the years, it's become the ultimate symbol of escapist freedom. Now, you too can enjoy that very activity on your next holiday. The only catch? You have to travel to Sweden to make it happen. During the summer months, a Swedish eco tourism outfit called......read more

Last Days of 1984, "River's Edge"

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Eerie, shape-morphing video directed by Sophie Gateau

Director Sophie Gateau teamed up with Dublin-based electro-pop duo Last Days of 1984 to deliver this surrealistic video for "River’s Edge." With some seriously mindblowing shape-shifting effects applied to the bandmembers' profiles as they perform the track, Gateau manages to make something really special out of a simple performance clip. Is the face-morphing clip a comment about man......read more

Urban Farm Pops Up in Midtown Manhattan

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Veggies and herbs thrive in space where development stalled

For a nice example of an economic slump yielding positive results, check out this ingenious urban farm that has popped up in midtown Manhattan, where the recession halted development of the Alexandria Center, a bioscience complex just east of FDR Drive. When the project stalled, the developer leapt on the opportunity to use the space to grow fresh produce for Riverpark, the Tom Colicchio......read more

Colorful Commotion

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In Berlin, a guerrilla art project makes unwilling artists out of cars.

Last week a group of cyclists dumped 13 gallons of paint on the road at Berlin’s busy Rosenthaler Platz, creating a series of colourful lines as cars drove through.The various colours of paint were dumped onto the road in large puddles at different locations throughout the intersection. As traffic drove through, the paint was spread around creating lots of colourful lines. The whole action took......read more

Architect Frank Gehry is working with city officials to draft a new master plan for the redevelopment of the Los Angeles River, bringing the avant-garde sensibilities of one of the world's best-known artistic celebrities to the struggle to remake 51 miles of the Los Angeles Basin's largely desolate central waterway. Gehry's designs for the flaring steel walls of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao,......read more

Bill Callahan "Javelin Unlanding" Video

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Singer/songwriter plays the moon in clip for 'Dream River' highlight

The artist formerly known as Smog travels through the solar system in the strange animated video for "Javelin Unlanding," from last year's excellent Dream River LP. The clip, laden with analog effects, was directed by Hanly Banks and Chris Rusch, and stars the deadpan singer as the moon, an apparent homage to the 1902 silent film Le Voyage Dans La Lune. Watch above. Dream River is out now on......read more

Small Feet, "Rivers"

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Smokin' new video from Sweden's Small Feet stars a literal burning man

Swedish musician Simon Stålhamrhe, aka Small Feet, called upon compatriot director Oskar Wrango to create visuals to accompany his new track, "Rivers." Wrango literally delivered the hotness with this clip, featuring a burning man running through a northern landscape. The video begins from the end, with the man springing from the lake that he leapt in to put out the fire that raged upon......read more

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