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Jonathan Safran Foer on Meat

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Breathtaking photos of East African wildlife.

In Jonathan Safran Foer's latest book "The Eating of Animals" the lauded novelist dives deep into the complex morality of eating meat. An avowed vegetarian, Foer stops short of preaching the vegan way of life, but presents some pretty damning testimony about factory farms and the lives of animals raised on them. The Atlantic correspondant Jeffrey Goldberg had a discussion with Foer......read more

Human Nature by Anna Mia Davidson

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Crowdfunded photo book documents sustainable farming communities in the Northwest $60.00

A while back we posted some Anna Mia Davidson images of small scale farming activities in the Pacific Northwest. Now that series of photos is being collected in a book, Human Nature: Sustainable Farming in the Pacific Northwest, alongside an essay from the photographer: "Davidson’s photographs highlight over ten small farms throughout the region; the book opens with an honest and......read more

Denimite Square Ring

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This cute recycled denim and resin ring helps crowdfund more products from the sustainable fiber $20.00

After years of experimentation, Nebraska green building experts Jen Carlson and Josh Shear have created a new fiber composite made using recycled denim. Dubbed Denimite, the material is manufactured from old, shredded-up blue jeans and “bio-based thermoset resin binder.” The duo have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for scaling up production of the fiber, which they......read more

How to Fund a Clean Energy Project

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State-level green investment funds could create a real marketplace for renewable energy projects

Nancy Cook for National Journal: Anyone in search of financing for a clean- or renewable-energy project need look no further than the state of New York. In December 2013, New York launched its first-ever "green bank," an ambitious state-run $1 billion investment fund meant to help finance the kinds of local energy-efficiency and clean-energy projects that bigger financial institutions......read more

Portland Press by Bucket

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Crowdfunded coffee: A durable, sustainable alternative to the French press $99.00

Coffee lovers alert! The keen eyes at Cool Hunting put us on to this innovative take on the French press, and it should surprise no one that it comes from the Pacific Northwest. The Portland Press, created by Bucket, is a long-lasting, sustainable alternative to the generally fragile French press. The joe-maker replaces the French press's plastic plunger and glass beaker with wood and a mason......read more

Africa Spurs Investment in Renewable Energy

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Six African nations receive $330 million to fund climate change solutions

Six African countries are to receive $330 million to fund projects that to help boost private investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable forests. With the support of the African Development Bank (AfDB), the countries made it to the end of a global competition held by Climate Investment Funds (CIF), which allows African nations to propose climate-improving projects to......read more

Brooklyn Informed: The Gowanus Canal

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Learn more about the Gowanus Canal "sewershed," newly named an EPA Superfund site.

The murky depths of Brooklyn's highly polluted Gowanus Canal conceal the remains of its industrial past. Now, having recently been listed on the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund National Priorities List, it looks to a clean future ahead. The best part? Restoring the canal will be paid for by polluters, not taxpayers....read more

The Rising Costs of Climate Change

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NRDC head honcho Peter Lehner on avoiding taxpayer-funded emergency packages for the ravages of climate change

Peter Lehner and Cas Holloway at Huffington Post: In acting this week to complete a $60-billion package of emergency aid for victims of Hurricane Sandy in the New York region, Congress came face-to-face with the rising costs that climate change is imposing on the nation.The region badly needs the assistance, and Congress did the right thing to provide it. Sixty billion dollars is a hefty price......read more

100x100 Lamp

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Crowdfunded recyclable lighting from Dutch designer Daniel Schipper. $100.00

Daniel Schipper's 100x100 lamp features a pendant shade made from white or transparent recyclable plastic. We'd be more stoked if it was recycled instead of recyclable, but Schipper's production model is pretty interesting. To secure demand and finance production, the Dutch designer won't start producing the geometric lamp until he gets 100 orders. At only 100 euros, it's......read more

This Is Our Moment

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Celeb-packed PSA for NRDC Action Fund urging voters to act now in support of clean energy bill.
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