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Ars Natura: Adam Wolpert

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New abstract paintings by California artist/environmentalist capture power and mystery of natural world.

Many years ago I visited a magical place in northern California called the Occidental Arts & Ecology Center. It was founded in the 70’s as a think tank for environmental innovation (cum heirloom seed bank) and one of its founding directives was to promote the arts as a means for exploring the natural world and visioning a sustainable future for humankind in which prosperity and......read more

Will FarmVille save the world?

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Zynga’s massively successful Facebook game proves social media technology could have a major hand to play in the new digital economy.

Seeds of ChangeA few years ago I made a pronouncement on a social media panel that digital goods would redefine the way we do charitable giving online. Needless to say, there were snickers. After all, how could "throwing a beer" at someone or giving someone a "fluffy kitty" for their birthday really amount to anything, especially at a $1 price point? But now, thanks to Zynga,......read more

Move Over Banksy

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Introducing Butcher Billy

Banksy may have made a name for himself with his iconic street art, but Brazilian artist Butcher Billy is giving us a new take on the graffitist's work with some equally iconic characters. Using a cast of well-known cartoon characters as his subjects—including Bugs Bunny, Rosie the Robot, Tweety Bird, Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble—Butcher Billy playfully recreates Banksy's......read more

Light Echoes

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Laser light photography by Aaron Koblin and Ben Tricklebank

Data visualization artist Aaron Koblin teamed with director Ben Tricklebank to produce a piece for Doug Aitken's Station to Station public art project, currently traveling across the country by train. “Doug reached out to me a while back and said, ‘I’m working on this train-based art extravaganza, what could you do in that context?’” Koblin told Wired.......read more

Dornith Doherty: Archiving Eden

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An ambitious photo project documents the global effort to preserve biodiversity at seed banks

Spurred by the impending completion of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway, Dornith Doherty initiated a photo project in 2008 called Archiving Eden. Her images of the Svalbard bunker set off a broader photographic expedition of seed banking that continues today, with some help from a 2012-13 Guggenheim Fellowship. Working with renowned biologists at seed banks around the world, Doherty's......read more

The Juice Rush

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Could cold-pressed juice conquer America? Entrepreneurs and investors are banking on it

No longer just the drink of choice for raw-food zealots or juice-cleansing Hollywood celebs, cold-pressed juice is going mainstream. And we're not talking about grocery store OJ. Cold-pressed juice, made by pulverizing mounds of ingredients like kale, beets, ginger, spinach and kohlrabi, is thick and dense and rarely tastes or smells appealing. But the perceived health benefits are immense, and......read more

'Green Bank' Proposed on Capitol Hill

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Legislation would help move clean energy projects out of the laboratory and into the marketplace.

In Monday's edition of Politico, Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.), chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, penned an op-ed pushing for a so-called "green bank" to finance clean energy projects. Provisions setting up the Clean Energy Deployment Administration, or CEDA, were bundled in the broader energy legislation proposed last summer. But it's highly......read more

LA Gives Rewards for Recycling

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New RecycleBank program will reward green Angelenos.

The city of L.A. unveiled a pilot program Tuesday to encourage more recycling of beer bottles, old newspapers, cardboard, plastic and other recyclables. Called RecycleBank, the program gives points to individuals who recycle, worth as much as $400 per year per blue bin. Angelenos already reduce, reuse or recycle about 65% of their waste -- the highest rate of the country’s 10 largest cities.......read more

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