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The World Press Photo Contest 2016

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Some of Our Favorite Winners

1. People, Second Prize Winner, Stories La Maya Tradition by Daniel Ochoa de Olza / AP A ‘Maya’ girl sits in an altar during the traditional celebration of ‘Las Mayas’ on the streets of the small village of Colmenar Viejo. Young girls between the age of 7 and 11 are chosen every year as ‘Maya’ for the ‘Las Mayas,’ a festival derived from......read more

Toxic Beauty

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By Kacper Kowalski

Aerial photography of nature - and the destruction of nature - are earily and beutifully captured by Polish photographer Kacper Kowalski in his series Toxic Beauty.  The series placed second in the 57th annual World Press Photo Awards for 2014 in the category of Nature.  We see a lot of areal images, and Kowalski's eye for textures and colors are among the finest.   Views from the......read more

Sustainable Energy: A Long Way to Go

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World Energy Council calls for stable policies to encourage sustainability

The energy industry needs clear policies from government to invest in sustainable technologies, says a new report from the World Energy Council (WEC).  The group interviewed 40 executives from the energy industry for its annual World Energy Trilemma report, released this week at COP-18 in Doha, Qatar. The report calls for the establishment of clear emissions targets in  in......read more

SHFT Sampler 6-15-10

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Our weekly assemblage of links from around the web.

Oil gushers and global warming: The New Republic asks why we stink at dealing with ecological catastrophes. GOOOAAAAAL! Scoring green at the FIFA World Cup 2010. Tunto Design modestly describes its wooden LED1 lamp as "the best lamp in the world." It's hard to disagree. The hybrid goes virtual: Honda's CR-Z sport hybrid coupe makes debut at E3 video game expo. Gehry vs.......read more

Protecting Animal Paths

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With wildlife habitat under threat, migration corridors are a key wildlife conservation strategy.

As human population continues to grow, wildlife habitat is increasingly under threat. In the past, conservationists addressed this problem by creating wildlife sanctuaries, islands of protection where animals could safely eat, sleep, and breed without encroachment by humans. But research over the past decade has revealed that for many large mammals, like jaguars in Central and South America,......read more

The Bluefin Tuna's Demise

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The story of a species on the brink of extinction.

To those of us with an interest in environmental affairs, the plight of the bluefin tuna is by now a familiar story. Driven by demand in Japan's seafood market, stocks of the predatory fish with the brilliant red flesh have depleted 85% over the last forty-odd years. Earlier this year, a bid to ban commercial fishing of bluefin tuna was denied at the annual United Nations meeting on......read more

Edinburgh Zoo's Sustainable New Menu

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Sea lions and penguins at the zoo begin a diet of Marine Stewardship Council-approved fish.

The fish-eating denizens of Edinburgh Zoo are joining the sustainable food movement. Miranda and Sofus, the zoo's two sea lions, have been switched onto a diet of Marine Stewardship Council-approved Scottish herring. The Patagonian sea lions are said to be loving the new sustainable feed. Next up are the zoo's 200 penguins, who will be soon guzzling MSC-certified South African hake......read more

SHFT Sampler 12-3-10

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Weekly links: Obama nixes offshore plans, mercury turns birds gay, and more.

Adorbs alert! Discovery assembled an "awwww"-inspiring slide show of endangered baby animals. Are fixies over? We have no idea, but this bamboo joint from Germany's Arndt Menke-Zumbragel tells us no. Lance Armstrong is down too. The world's most famous cyclist called it a "killer wooden bike" on his Twitter. Can't disagree. Check out those rear forks! ......read more

Trees Wrapped in Spider Webs After Flood

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Spiders flee to trees to create cotton candy arachnid islands.

Um, wow. WOW. After unprecedented monsoons caused massive flooding in Pakistan in 2010, millions spiders near the village of Sindh found refuge in above ground in trees, where they wrapped the branches in ghostly webs. Although the disaster didn't grip the attention of the media the way the Japanese earthquake has, it was a devastating event, killing nearly 2,000 people and affecting almost 20......read more

George Boorujy's Ridiculously Detailed Nature Paintings

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Depictions of landscapes and wildlife combine the hyper-realistic with the surreal

In his intricatel ink-on-canvas works, Brooklyn artist George Boorujy uses a trained naturalist’s eye to depict iconic North American animals and landscapes, presenting a vision of life on the continent that is at once foreign and familiar. Focusing on the natural world is something that comes, er, natural to him. "I always drew animals, like most kids," he says, "but I......read more

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