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Caribbean Oxtail Stew

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Strictly irie winter eats.

Ah yes, February, that regrettable time of year when, after several months of cold weather, you have to face the equally cold truth that Old Man Winter isn't going anywhere anytime soon. The easiest -- and most delicious -- way to transport yourself to warmer climes is via tropical cuisine. In this week's NYT Mag, Sam Sifton dishes up a recipe for a hearty Caribbean Oxtail Stew that's the......read more

Going for Olympic Green

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Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki offers his take on the greenness of the games.

Several people have asked me if the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics will be the greenest games yet. The answer may be yes—if we’re talking about the abundance of greenery and lack of snow brought on by record high temperatures during one of the earliest spring seasons the city has experienced. With respect to environmental impact, all Olympic Games leave a very large footprint.......read more

A Sustainable Olympic Village

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In Vancouver, the Athlete's Village shoots for LEED Gold...and beyond.

They’re calling it “the greenest neighbourhood in the world.” Built on an abandoned brownfield site, the 1.5 million square foot 2010 Vancouver Olympic athlete's village is the crown jewel in the City's sustainability plan. The list of green features at the eight-block site runs long: rainwater harvesting, green roofs, upgraded insulation, and interiors containing......read more

Driftwood

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Winter animated short by Eric Power

Animator, Eric Power does extraordinary work. With Drifwood, he made the short for Troika Moonshine 300, a group of writers who are tasked with creating short stories (300 words or less) based on 3 words given to them by another artist. Power was allowed to interpret his words visually. The words were: driftwood, poncho, and sacrificial. The piece is a beautiful example of art and nature -......read more

Blame Climate Change for Extreme Winter Weather

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Scientists link winter storms to increased moisture in the air due to climate cahnge.

Heavy snowfall and intense storms in much of the U.S. this winter has climate change skeptics asking, "If global warming is real, then why is it so cold and wet?" We've got your answer. As the planet heats up, more water is evaporated into the atmosphere. And because the atmosphere is warmer, it is able to hold that water. When the atmosphere becomes saturated, intense storms ensue.According to......read more

Tashaki Miyaki, "Get It Right"

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Painfully pretty video for LA duo directed by Juan Iglesias

LA duo Tashaki Miyaki first caught our attention with their nicely rendered cover of the Everly Brothers' "All I Have To Do Is Dream," released early in the summer. On the strength of that tune, the band put out their debut EP on The Sounds of Sweet Nothing last month. This video for "Get It Right," the last song off the EP, was directed by Juan......read more

Bon Iver, "Holocene" (Deluxe)

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Standout track on one of 2011's best albums gets a wintery new video

A couple weeks ago, Bon Iver released the "deluxe" edition of the band's self-titled LP, featuring 10 videos corresponding to each track on the album. Bon Iver's official website described the videos as "the comprehensive vision for the record captured in moving picture. The visual works both complement and enrich the audio on the album...while not music videos per se, these visual......read more

Stanley Vacuum Food Jar

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A indestructible winter classic, in iconic hammertone green $29.95

For winter rec adventures like hiking and snowshoeing, there's nothing like eating some piping hot soup or chili for lunch. In the outdoors, Stanley's Vacuum Food Jar is an enduring classic, with double-wall, stainless steel construction for long-lasting insulation. The indestructible container features a lid that doubles as a cup, and a wide mouth opening that makes it easy to fill in......read more

Mountain Boy Toboggan

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A true winter classic made by hand in Silverton, Colorado $300.00

If you're lucky enough to have the chance to go sledding this winter, you may as well do it properly. Colorado-based Mountain Boy Sledworks has just the answer in the form of this classic toboggan, made by hand using top quality materials. Featuring steam-bent planks of knot-free, flexible basswood and hand-carved willow crosspieces, the toboggan uses stainless-steel screws and genuine leather......read more

How To Stay Warm Without Cranking The Heat

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Bambeco offers up some household tips for staying warm this winter

Brrr! There’s a chill in the air that means winter is on the way. Before Jack Frost settles in, take a few easy steps to prepare your home. You’ll stay cozy all winter long knowing you’ve been good to your wallet and the planet. Get audited – before you do anything, have a home energy audit done. You’ll find the areas of your home that really need work, and......read more

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