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French Court Strikes Down Carbon Tax

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Council says "Non, merci" to tax on emissions.

Living Light by David Benjamin and Soo-in Yang (aka “The Living“) is a permanent outdoor pavilion in the heart of Seoul with a dynamic skin that glows and blinks in response to both data about air quality and public interest in the environment. The skin of the pavilion is a giant map of Seoul with the 27 neighborhood (gu) boundaries redrawn based on existing air quality sensors of the Korean......read more

Arthur King: I Want to Skate

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Strange skate sculptures photographed by Hugues Lawson-Body

Arthur King, the Paris-based, Colette-affiliated DJ/producer/artist, has unveiled a series of absurd skateboards that are wholly unsuitable for skating. The collection of skate sculptures, dubbed "I Want To Skate," features wheels and trucks attached to everyday things like a Mac keyboard, a chunk of turf, and a dozen eggs. We're particularly feeling the super-sized sub sandwich, which may......read more

Doug Aitken: Altered Earth

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New film work exploring France's desolate, surreal Camargue region comes with its own iPad app

Fresh off his amazing video installation projected on the facade of the Hirshhorn Museum, L.A. artist Doug Aitken is installing a new exhibition at a 19th-century train station in Arles, France. The show, entitled Altered Earth, explores the ever-evolving geography and ecosystem of the Camargue region in France. "It’s so remote, a natural place that does not seem to change,"......read more

Nest: Ecologic Pavilion by Studio 1984

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Pastoral vibes abound in this low impact retreat in Alsace, France

With "Nest," Paris-based architects Studio 1984 have created a nature retreat that would make Thoreau and Emerson proud. Designed for the Archi 20 competition, the small pavillion pays homage to traditional agricultural structures in the French Alsace region where it was built. But while the reference to rural heritage is strong, the building features future-forward technical innovations in......read more

Florent Tanet: A Colorful Winter

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Art reflects life in a gourmet food emporium in Paris

In France, winter is generally a drab, grey affair. But photographer Florent Tanet found a way to inject some color into the season with these images inspired by the bounty of produce found in a Parisian food emporium. Arranging fruits and veggies by color, Tanet created playful still-life photos of everyday foods. The series, titled "A Colorful Winter," is currently on display at La grande......read more

Jessica Tremp: Visitar

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International travels on film

When Australian photographer Jessica Tremp isn't shooting weddings at her day job, she turns her lens toward personal projects and the world around her. Often the world around her is thousands of miles from her Melbourne home. She is a committed traveler who regularly succumbs to the desire to experience new places: Sometimes I have the travel bug so bad, I may as well be lying in bed all......read more

Infrared Photos Make France an Alt Universe

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From Engineer-Turned-Photographer Pierre-Louis Ferrer

With a background in optical instrumentation, engineer-turned-photographer Pierre-Louis Ferrer says he's inspired by a “passion for the properties of light.” Since shifting gears in 2012, Ferrer has focused on digital infrared photography, creating several series that transform French landscapes into dreamy destinations. Ferrer's photographs are set in different......read more

Pumpkin Beer Brings Summers End Ahead Of Schedule

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Thanks, Climate Change. By Adrian LaFrance

It was scorching in Oregon this summer. So hot the autumn pumpkins ripened early. Which meant the brewers at Rogue, best known for Dead Guy Ale, found themselves picking pumpkins five weeks ahead of schedule and concocting their annual pumpkin-flavored beer long before the dog days slipped away. (Last year, Rogue’s Pumpkin Patch Ale wasn’t released until Oct.......read more

Husbands, "Dreams"

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Old school techniques shine in this amazing typographic video for France's Husbands

Ever since Kanye's great "Good Life" video from a few years back, animated typographic lyrics have become sort of a "thing" in music videos. We're not mad. When it's done well, it's a wonderful thing. French production outfit Cauboyz build on the movement with this superb piece for "Dreams" by their countrymen, Husbands. Mixing various fonts and graphical treatments all over the screen, Cauboyz......read more

Top Clean Energy and Climate Breakthroughs in 2013

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This year's positive green developments, as listed by NRDC's Frances Beinecke

NRDC President Frances Beinecke for The Huffington Post: The United States broke one record after another for extreme weather in 2013. From deadly floods in Colorado to prolonged drought across the Southwest, Americans saw what unchecked climate change can do to our communities. But we also witnessed another kind of powerful force: real and positive climate action. In cities and state capitols,......read more

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