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SHFT Sampler 8-19-10

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Weekly links: Oceanic garbage patches, green universities, and zero-waste fashion.

And so on, and so on, and so on: Zoom in on National Geographic's infinite National Parks photo, which reveals hundreds of pics making up each original. The magic box: Trunz Water Systems' portable, solar/wind-powered water filtration unit is the next level of disaster relief. (via Core77) Oh, super. Wired tells us about new research showing that the plastic garbage patch in the North......read more

SHFT Sampler 12-3-10

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Weekly links: Obama nixes offshore plans, mercury turns birds gay, and more.

Adorbs alert! Discovery assembled an "awwww"-inspiring slide show of endangered baby animals. Are fixies over? We have no idea, but this bamboo joint from Germany's Arndt Menke-Zumbragel tells us no. Lance Armstrong is down too. The world's most famous cyclist called it a "killer wooden bike" on his Twitter. Can't disagree. Check out those rear forks! ......read more

Beyond Coal: The Audacity of Action

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Former Sierra Club chief Carl Pope discusses the EPA's new emissions limits

Carl Pope for The Huffington Post: The U.S. passed the half-way mark in its pathway Beyond Coal Friday, when the Obama Administration announced rules requiring new coal-fired power plants to meet pollution standards requiring that their pollutants -- including for the first time carbon dioxide -- be kept out of the air. This formalizes the reality that coal is no longer an economically or......read more

We met Mike Hart, entrepreneur, railroad owner, clean energy explorer, at a conference and wound up making this short film for him.  Its a fascinating story of a businessman who teamed up with the US military to create a technology that incinerates trash and turns it into fuel. There's a lot to learn from this short film, not least of which that the US military is one of the biggest......read more

Goodshirt Sierra Leone

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Official Video

A man battles through a treacherous desert to reach his home; a vibrant, dreamlike interpretation of the forests of Sierra Leone. Inspired by the work of New Zealand animator Len Lye, as well as the original 1983 music video for "Sierra Leone" by Coconut Rough, the man struggles with the desert elements and ultimately himself before reaching his final......read more

Skating the Sierras

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Backcountry skateboarding is a thing now

Brandon Rein and his buddies added a new dimension to their backcountry excursion to the mountains south of Lake Tahoe. Along with the customary fly rods, bed rolls and tents, the crew brought their shred sticks in search of "that super old skatepark deep in the Sierras.” Miles from any actual pavement or civilization, they discovered a sweet little skate spot in the form of a smooth......read more

Club Donny

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Photo journal celebrates nature in the urban environment

Club Donny is one of our favorite indie mags. Launched in 2008, the unedited biannual journal is asks participants to share images of their personal experiences of nature in the urban environment. The mag shows off photographs of people and the community at large are getting back to nature within their urban environments, not to mention things like gardening tips, links to apple pickings,......read more

That Which Doesn't Kill Us...

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The Sierra Club's Michael Brune on the post-election blues

Michael Brune for The Huffington Post: Yes, the election hurt. We feared it would be bad -- and it was worse. By now we've all heard the Wednesday-morning quarterback analyses of how and why the Democratic Party gave up control of the Senate and lost a bunch of other races around the country. For the Sierra Club, it's especially painful to know that in far too many places we have lost......read more

Oscillate by Daniel Sierra

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Get hypnotized by this spellbinding sine wave animation

Daniel Sierra brings sine waves to life with "Oscillate," a hypnotic animation created as his thesis project for his MFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York. The animation experiment is an attempt, he says, “to visualize waveform patterns that evolve from the fundamental sine wave to more complex patterns, creating a mesmerizing audio-visual experience in which sight and sound work in......read more

Ye Rin Mok: Convict Lake

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Photographer takes us on a visual trip to a lake in the Sierra Nevada

A few months ago, we showcased Ye Rin Mok's Topanga Cabin series, which features images of the simple life at a rudimentary cabin in Topanga Canyon. Now the LA photographer returns with more pics of mellow living, this time from a trip to Convict Lake in California's Sierra Nevada. According to Wikipedia, Convict Lake was named after an incident in 1871 when a group of Carson City prison esapees......read more

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