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Monsanto Scores Legal Victory

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U.S. Supreme Court decision clears path for genetically modified alfalfa.

In the first ever U.S. Supreme Court decision on genetically modified crops, justices overturned a lower court’s ban on the planting of alfalfa seeds engineered to resist a Monsanto herbicide. The case is a win for the biotechnology industry, and potentially sets a precedent for future litigation on GM foods. Alfalfa is highly susceptible to being outcompeted by weeds, so it's important......read more

Coal Case Heads to Supreme Court

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Top court agrees to hear landmark eco lawsuit.

In the absence of government action, citizens are turning to the courts to put controls on the emissions that cause climate change. The U.S. Supreme Court announced this week that it will hear a lawsuit that aims to hold coal-fired power plants accountable for contributing to climate change, a decision that has major implications for the public's right to fight corporate pollution. In the......read more

US Supreme Court Considers EPA Emissions Limits

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A divided court gives qualified support for the EPA to set emissions standards

The Supreme Court, in a hearing Monday, appeared to support the Environmental Protection Agency's broad authority to set greenhouse gas emissions limits for cars, trucks and power plants. The case, brought by power companies and 13 states including Texas and Michigan, argued that the EPA was overstepping its powers by using air quality rules to tackle climate change. The justices......read more

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against an Environmental Protection Agency regulation limiting mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants, undermining the Obama administration's drive to cut pollution from electricity generators. The case looked at the EPA's regulation of mercury and other emissions from power plants under the Clean Air Act, which Republicans have......read more

The Climate Change Election

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The Supreme Court Underscores the High Stakes Of the Electio

Around the time that polls started closing in New Hampshire and Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders became the big political stories of the week, the Supreme Court issued a decision that raised the stakes of the presidential election and injected some uncertainty into one of the most significant developments in the global fight against climate change. On Tuesday night, the court ruled 5-4 to halt......read more

Postiljonen, "Supreme"

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Check out the video for the latest slice of swooning Scandanavian pop

If you like the sun-drenched Swedish pop sounds of bands like Air France and Korralreven, then you'll love Postiljonen, the mysterious outfit behind "Supreme." Full of summery vibes and wistful, distant vocals, the latest slice Scandanavian synth pop makes us want to beeline to the beach. Now the band has dropped a similarly plaintive-feeling video for the song. Set against a hazy coastal......read more

Centerpiece Of Obama's Climate Plan Wins Major Victory

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From Our Friends At Huffington Post

In a big victory for the Obama administration, a U.S. federal court on Thursday rejected a bid by 27 states to block its Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of its strategy to combat climate change by reducing carbon emissions from power plants. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a brief order denying an application seeking to stay the rule......read more

Flawed Symmetry of Prediction

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Optical illusion reigns supreme in this haunting, experimental time-lapse by Jeff Frost

In the digital age, time-lapse videos have become as ubiquitous as Facebook or smartphones. We're not mad, since we've been known to post our fair share of time-lapse vids here on SHFT, but at the same time, the world doesn't really need many more. Or so we thought, until we saw this mind-bending clip from Jeff Frost that takes time-lapse techniques to another level. Combining......read more

Epic Pics from Aether's Summer Photo Contest

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Sweeping landscapes reign supreme in entries from finalists

Aether Apparel, the LA-based purveyors of tech outdoor gear, seem to have a thing for epic, inspirational landscape photos. A quick trip to their site confirms this to be the case. The finalists from the company's Summer Photo Contest, in which photographers were invited to submit photos of summer adventure for a chance to win a bunch of travel essentials, mine much of the same......read more

Sweet Summertime Snaps by Beth Hoeckel

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Summer freedom reigns supreme in these travel photos from Baltimore's Beth Hoeckel

If you read new school arty blogs like Dazed Digital and Booooooom!, then you've probably seen -- and obviously loved -- Beth Hoeckel's mind-bending mixed-media collages. It's amazing work. But with summer here and our wanderlust in full effect, it's Beth's gorgeous travel photography that recently caught our eye. From her base in Baltimore, Beth hits the road often, shooting her adventures on......read more

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