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McSwain and Chambard: Off the Grid

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Outdoor product design comes indoors for an exhibition at NYC's Gallery R'Pure

As lovers of both product design and the great outdoors, we're pretty into this collaborative project from designers François Chambard of UM Project and Frederick McSwain. Currently on display at Gallery R’Pure  in NYC, "Off the Grid" is an eclectic collection of objects inspired by the outdoors.  Included among the items are a tent that doubles as lighting, travel......read more

Ginkgo Umbrella

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The greenest umbrella ever made is sturdy, flexible, and 100% recyclable $15.00

When 9 million broken umbrellas are being sent to landfills every year, you know there's a problem. A new crowdfunded umbrella called Ginkgo presents a promising solution. Made from recycled polypropylene, Ginkgo's twenty piecemeal parts are interchangeable and can be used to assemble another umbrella should it break. Instead of metal and polyester, the entire umbrella is made from polypropylene,......read more

Pharox Solar Kit

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Give the gift of light. Buy one solar light kit, send one to Africa. $49.95

SHFT is teaming up with Empowered by Light to help transform the lives of Zambian families in need. For a limited time, buy one Pharox Solar Kit, and SHFT will donate one to Empowered by Light's Project: ZAMBIA program, providing renewable energy solutions to Zambian homes with no access to electricity. The Pharox Solar Kit includes a small solar panel, a low-energy LED light bulb, and a built-in......read more

The Truth About Climate Change

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Legendary naturalist Richard Attenborough explains what convinced him about climate change.

In this clip, a graph attributes the rise in global temperature to human activities....read more

Coal Is Killing The Planet. Trump Loves It.

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UN Scientist Issue Dire Report

If we keep burning coal and petroleum to power our society, we’re cooked — and a lot faster than we thought. The United Nations scientific panel on climate change issued a terrifying new warning on Monday that continued emissions of greenhouse gases from power plants and vehicles will bring dire and irreversible changes by 2040, years earlier than previously forecast. The......read more

Pesticide Studies Won E.P.A.’s Trust, Until Trump’s Team Scorned ‘Secret Science’

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Backed by agrochemical companies, Trump administration and Congress are moving to curb the role of human health studies in regulation.

SALINAS, Calif. — José Camacho once worked the fields here in the Salinas Valley, known as “the Salad Bowl of the World” for its abundance of lettuce and vegetables. His wife still does. But back in 2000, Mr. Camacho, who is 63, got an unusual phone call. He was asked if he wanted to work for a new project studying the effects of pesticides on the children of farm......read more

Way Of Life

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What defines the greatness of Men? Is it just the results you get? Or the commitment to pursuit your dreams? Why some people are afraid of the ocean while others can't live without dropping 40 feet waves? This short documentary follows the story of João de Macedo, an underdog big wave surfer who tries to run the world tour without a major sponsor. Filmed over the last 6 months in some of......read more

Short Doc: The Collection

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Two Friends Stumble Upon A Unique and Valuable Piece of Film History

Producer/Director: Adam RoffmanCinematographer/Editor: Nathaniel HansenColor Correction: Modulus StudiosMusic: Stars Of The Lid, A. TaylorFeaturing: DJ Ginsberg, Marilyn Wagner...read more

The Lumineers' "Ophelia"

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Directed by Isaac Ravishankara

“Ophelia” by The Lumineers. From the album Cleopatra, courtesy of Dualtone Records, 2016  Director: Isaac Ravishankara Choreographer: Jillian Meyers  Producer: Aviv Russ Executive Producer: Jason Colon, Danielle Hinde Prod. Co: Doomsday Entertainment...read more

Paper Art of the Human Microbiome Mimics Textures Found in Coral Reefs

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Artist Rogan Brown's Surprising Exploration

Many of nature’s objects feature recurring patterns and motifs described as fractals, which can be seen repeating themselves at increasing levels of magnification. Inspired by this phenomenon, artist Rogan Brown creates intricately cut paper art that mimics and compares various organic formations such as cell structures, microbes, shells, and fossils. His latest series,......read more

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