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E-bikes Propel Chinese Commuters

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Bicycles give way to automobiles, but e-bikes keep two-wheel tradition alive.

In China, where streets formerly packed with bicycles are increasingly clogged with cars, a new two-wheeled vehicle is quickly gaining momentum as an alternative means of transportation. Rechargeable electric bikes, or e-bikes, are growing in popularity as Chinese commuters begin to acknowledge the negative aspects of owning a car, such as gas prices, parking fees, noxious fumes and the notorious......read more

Pearl Jam To Plant $210K Worth Of Trees

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Trees planted in band's home state of Washington part of effort to offset the carbon footprint left behind by their 2009 U.S. tour.

The Pulse of Radio reports that Pearl Jam is spending $210,000 to plant trees in the band's home state of Washington as part of an effort to offset the carbon footprint left behind by the band's 2009 U.S. tour. According to Reuters, the money will cover the band's own travel and hotel contributions as well as emissions made by fans traveling to shows. The group wants to continue......read more

The Washingtonian: Adrian Grenier and Peter Glatzer Bring SHFT to Washington

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The cofounders of the environmental awareness and lifestyle site joined Senator Chris Dodd for an evening with the Motion Picture Association of America

After a visit to the White House to discuss environment and energy policy, SHFT's co-founders presented five SHFT short films at the MPAA with a reception hosted by MPAA CEO Senator Chris Dodd.  ...read more

Lake Cushman

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A group of Seattle friends take a misty trip to Washington's Olympic Peninsula

Filmmaking buddies Caleb & Shawn share a passion for the good ol' outdoors, and it shines through in the videos they make of their hiking, canoeing, and snowshoeing excursions. Their latest clip finds them in Lake Cushman, on the southeast border of Washington's Olympic National Park, a tranquil slice of wilderness just a two hour drive from Seattle where the pair live. The clip features......read more

Washington State Fire Lookout Project

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Photographer Kyle Johnson documents Forest Service lookout posts in the Pacific Northwest

Sixty years ago, there were 600 wildfire lookout posts in Washington state. Employed by the US Forest Service, Lookout Rangers worked summer jobs manning the posts and acting as lifelines for the forest. Among them was Jack Kerouac. Today, the number of lookout posts in the state has dwindled to 92. On a commission from Filson, 29-year-old photographer Kyle Johnson traveled around the state to......read more

A Convenient Untruth

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Conservatives affirm their ignorance of science with their reactions to last week's "Snowpocalypse".

The recent snowstorms in Washington, D.C. did more than provide a visible metaphor for the gridlocked politics of our nation’s capitol—they also exposed one of the most troubling causes of that gridlock: Conservatives' dismissive attitude towards science. In reaction to the record snowfalls, Fox News’ Sean Hannity announced “it’s the most severe winter storm......read more

Kwoon "I Lived On the Moon"

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Animated visuals by Yannick Puig.

Question: What's the perfect visual narrative for a haunting and atmospheric post-rock song? Answer: This. Yannick Puig's fantastical animated video for "I Lived on the Moon," the lead single off the debut 2006 album by Kwoon, is as good as video-making gets. Inspired by Puig's love of nature, the story recounts a father's life on the moon, a place filled with flying......read more

Ecojot Notebook

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Buy one recycled paper sketchbook, give one to a kid in need. $8.00

From Ecojot's collection of 100% recycled paper stationery comes this pocket-sized notebook, the perfect scribbling companion for your summer travels. Each 4X5", spine-bound notebook sports a handsome graphic on the cover, with 100 blank sheets of recycled paper contained within. Topping it off is Ecojot's Buy1, Give 1 program: for each notebook sold, the green stationary company donates one......read more

Pulpop Speaker

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Recycled paper pulp formed into donut-shaped iPhone speaker $56.00

Recycled paper is quickly becoming a favored material for portable, lightweight speaker solutions. First we had Eco-Amp, now we have Pulpop, an O-shaped speaker system made from post-consumer pulp. The device was created by Taiwanese designers Balance Wu and Chin Yang, who surprised themselves with Pulpop's "unexpectedly potent" sound quality.  The recycled paper pulp system works......read more

Surreal Google Earth Images

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Warped and folded digital landscapes captured by Clement Valla.

As an artist, Clement Valla says he's interested in "processes that produce unfamiliar artifacts and skew reality." These Google Earth images, generated when he zoomed in at just the right angle, are just that. Like digitized Dali landscapes, Postcards from Google Earth depict melting, collapsed bridges and roads. The concept is extra poignant given the surreal events taking place in Japan right......read more

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