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Obama Orders Freeze on Offshore Drilling

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President concedes neither oil companies nor government were prepared for worst-case scenario.

In Washington on Thursday, President Obama addressed widening public anger over the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, ordering a moratorium on offshore drilling in U.S. waters. The announcement reverses a previous decision to expand offshore drilling off American coastlines. At the White House press conference, the President also said there was too much complacency in goverment prior......read more

Dance Dance Revolution

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Sustainable dance club powered by people on the dancefloor.

Leave it to the Dutch. Harnessing dancers' kinetic energy to power the club itself? Gives a whole new incentive to partying....read more

Seductive Urban Beehive Design Unveiled by Philips

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Sleek beekeeping solution looks great, but will it work?

Philips, the multinational Dutch electronics giant, made a big splash at the recent Dutch Design Week with its innovative Microbial Home, a net-zero vision of household appliances and fixtures that all work together in an "integrated cyclical ecosystem."  Aside from the Bio-digester -- the design's main hub -- which converts solid kitchen and human waste (ewww) to methane gas......read more

Mujjo iPad Sleeve

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A sleek and sustainable sleeve for your Apple tablet $61.00

This iPad sleeve from Mujjo's Originals collection is another nice win for Dutch product design. The minimalist design is comprised of wool felt and hand-dyed, veggie-tanned leather, with a simple closure to keep your iPad or iPad 2 snug and protected. An additional storage department offers ample space for plugs, headphones and documents.  From the designers: Wool felt is a sustainable......read more

Baked Pancakes

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Dutch-style pancakes make for a perfect brunch

There are few things in life that make us act like crazed children on too much sugar, but pancakes are one of them. And we're not too humble to declare ourselves experts at making them. So we're always on the hunt for new and interesting ways to prepare our beloved flapjacks. The Dutch version of the pancake is the pannekoek, a thin, plate-sized bit of goodness that can incorporate any sort......read more

Spring Sets Off Tulip Spectacle in Holland

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Tourists flock to technicolor landscape.

Once a year, more than 10,000 hectares of farmland in northwestern Netherlands burst into a patchwork of colors. Like psychedelic Mondrians, these aerial photos capture the tulip farms at the peak of their technicolor glory. The short-lived Dutch Tulip season attracts tens of thousands of flower-gazers, who set up shop along the fields to take in the show.  (via Daily Mail)...read more

Dutch Uncles, "Fester"

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Crystalline video for new single from the Manchester art rockers

Here's a seasonal video for "Fester," the angular new single from Mancunian art pop five-piece Dutch Uncles. "As much a chemistry experiment as a music video," the multi-hued clip features icy crystals forming and melting woven together with images of lead singer Duncan Wallis. Wallis's vocals stand out atop funky marimba and xylophone melodies. Directed by Isaac......read more

I Kayaked to Shell and Back. Here's What I Learned

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A Great Story By Katie Herzog

When my old friend Trip asked me to join him in a tandem sea kayak for Paddle in Seattle, a kayak flotilla protest against Shell’s oil explorations in the Arctic, my first impulse was a big Hell no. Spending an afternoon with hundreds of people who care deeply about climate change and are willing to brave the polluted waters of Puget Sound to make a statement may sound like a fine......read more

Tax Break Drain for Big Oil

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Obama's proposed 2014 budget includes deflated tax incentives and hiked royalty rates for the oil and gas sector

Daniel J. Weiss for the Center for American Progress: President Barack Obama’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2014 would eliminate $39 billion of special tax breaks for Big Oil companies over the next decade as part of comprehensive business tax reform. These companies earned billions of dollars in recent years due to high oil and gasoline prices and do not need additional support from......read more

Everything Old is New Again in Amsterdam

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Blom & Blom: Dutch brothers bring things back to life

In a beautifully refurbished warehouse in the North of Amsterdam you'll find the airy showroom and workshop of Blom & Blom, founded by two brothers, Kamiel and Martijn Blom. The duo shares a passion for forgotten items and lost places, refurbishing left-behind furniture that they mostly track down in abandoned factories and military complexes in the former DDR (Deutsche Demokratische......read more

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