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Brooklyn Informed: Water

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New SHFT series Brooklyn Informed launches with a look at water conservation efforts in the borough.

Brooklyn Informed, our new web series, profiles real people pursuing the practice of sustainability in BK, a breeding ground for greening activity. The series jumps off with an episode on water, going deep with artist Mary Jordan and entrepreneur Sean Meenan on their respective water conservation projects in the borough. ...read more

The Water Tank Project

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Ed Ruscha, Thom Yorke and Jay-Z among artists enlisted to dress up New York's water tanks

Environmental nonprofit Word Above the Street is organizing a mass public art project to promote sustainability and raise awareness of water issues. In spring 2013, several hundred of New York City's ubiquitous water towers will be adorned with designs created by a bevy of big name artists, including Ed Ruscha, Thom Yorke and Jay-Z. The exhibition in the sky is appropriately called......read more

Radiolab and NPR Present 'Words'

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A stunning film from Will Hoffman and Daniel Mercadante.

Wow. It's kind of ironic that this video is called "Words" because it leaves us speechless. Made by Will Hoffman and Daniel Mercadante of Everynone, the film accompanies an episode of Radiolab that imagines a world without words. The creative premise is simple, but the execution is off-the-charts awesome. Sorry everything else, you're not going to get attended to until we......read more

Lighten Up: The Honey Brothers Behind The Scenes

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Outtakes and extras from the Lighten Up feature.

Self-described as “the only hard-rockin’ pop band with ukulele," the Honey Brothers clearly don't take themselves too seriously. But, as we discovered on our first episode of Lighten Up, the playful New York City indie rock outfit is serious about at least one thing — the environment. In this behind-the-scenes look at the band, we catch them goofing off in their Brooklyn practice......read more

Lighten Up: The Honey Brothers, Part 2

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Brooklyn folk-rockers discover green touring ain't all that hard.

When the Honey Brothers took their new wave folk sound to the road, they made a commitment to minimize their tour's impact on the planet. Traveling in a biodiesel Sprinter van, the bandmates hit up local farmers' markets for grub and LEED-certified hotels for shelter. In this episode of Lighten Up, made possible by the good people at Stonyfield Farm, the Brooklyn five-piece inform us that touring......read more

SHFT @ Wired Recap

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SHFT @ Wired. Take 5.

A couple weeks ago, SHFT descended on New York for another pop-up event with our good friends at Wired. This was our fifth collaboration with the venerable tech magazine, a partnership that began in 2008 when Adrian and Peter curated an eco section of products for a Wired shop. For this one, we were asked to feature our Lighten Up series, so we had The Honey Brothers perform to a packed house. ......read more

Photos from Iceland

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Stunning images of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano.

Boston.com's The Big Picture assembled a collection of astonishing images from Iceland's volcanic eruption last weekend. We collected a few highlights. Photo credits, left to right: 1. AP Photo/Brynjar Gauti2. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson3. HALLDOR KOLBEINS/AFP/Getty Images4. HALLDOR KOLBEINS/AFP/Getty Images5. AP Photo/Brynjar Gauti6. HALLDOR KOLBEINS/AFP/Getty Images7. AP Photo/Arnar......read more

SHFT Sampler 12-17-10

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Weekly links: Winter cycling, animals face-to-face, the real story behind Chinese wind energy dominance, and more.

Aww, is it "too cold" to ride your bike in the winter? No matter where you are, it ain't as cold as St. Petersburg, Russia, where Adams Carroll rides his Ukrainian beast — made from surplus military tank parts — through the snow. Check Carroll's notes on winter cycling at the Fader. On a one-way path to wind energy dominance, China is steady flouting world trade laws.......read more

Our Natural World: The Year in Photos

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A selection of the best environment photos of 2011

For big, juicy photos of important happenings around the globe, there is no better place on the internet than The Big Picture. For green types like us, the Boston Globe photo blog's environment and wildlife gallery, The Natural World, is tops. TBP recently pulled fifty their picks for the top 50 photos of 2011 from the gallery, and published them here. Definitely some phenonmenal......read more

Ah shoot, more evidence that Mark Ronson is actually THE dude. The video for "The Bike Song," off his excellent new album with The Business Intl, follows a story about bike gang spies set in swinging '60s London. The tune itself is a big, fun glorification of two-wheeled transport, featuring Spank Rock on pro-environment raps: "I can't understand it, but I can't really stand 'em, girls love cars,......read more

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