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We met Mike Hart, entrepreneur, railroad owner, clean energy explorer, at a conference and wound up making this short film for him.  Its a fascinating story of a businessman who teamed up with the US military to create a technology that incinerates trash and turns it into fuel. There's a lot to learn from this short film, not least of which that the US military is one of the biggest......read more

SHFT Sampler 8-19-10

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Weekly links: Oceanic garbage patches, green universities, and zero-waste fashion.

And so on, and so on, and so on: Zoom in on National Geographic's infinite National Parks photo, which reveals hundreds of pics making up each original. The magic box: Trunz Water Systems' portable, solar/wind-powered water filtration unit is the next level of disaster relief. (via Core77) Oh, super. Wired tells us about new research showing that the plastic garbage patch in the North......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

Beyond Coal: The Audacity of Action

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Former Sierra Club chief Carl Pope discusses the EPA's new emissions limits

Carl Pope for The Huffington Post: The U.S. passed the half-way mark in its pathway Beyond Coal Friday, when the Obama Administration announced rules requiring new coal-fired power plants to meet pollution standards requiring that their pollutants -- including for the first time carbon dioxide -- be kept out of the air. This formalizes the reality that coal is no longer an economically or......read more

Goodshirt Sierra Leone

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Official Video

A man battles through a treacherous desert to reach his home; a vibrant, dreamlike interpretation of the forests of Sierra Leone. Inspired by the work of New Zealand animator Len Lye, as well as the original 1983 music video for "Sierra Leone" by Coconut Rough, the man struggles with the desert elements and ultimately himself before reaching his final......read more

Skating the Sierras

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Backcountry skateboarding is a thing now

Brandon Rein and his buddies added a new dimension to their backcountry excursion to the mountains south of Lake Tahoe. Along with the customary fly rods, bed rolls and tents, the crew brought their shred sticks in search of "that super old skatepark deep in the Sierras.” Miles from any actual pavement or civilization, they discovered a sweet little skate spot in the form of a smooth......read more

Pulse Energy

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Web software tracks buildings’ energy use, enabling instant identification of energy wastage and automatic creation of environmental reports.

Pulse Energy’s flagship product makes finding out who left the lights on as easy as checking your iPhone. The Vancouver, BC company’s easy-to-use software gives building owners, managers and occupants real-time access to energy information on the web. Meanwhile, energy efficiency consultants are wondering all their work went. ...read more

Mobile Solar Power

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Gigantic articfical waterfall design unveiled for Rio.

If only these were around when I was working as a laborer, inhaling gas fumes and slowly going deaf by the roar of the power generator. Unlike internal combustion generators, Mobile Solar Power's transportable solar generators create zero emissions, zero exhaust and zero noise. There may be a few zeroes on the price tag as well, but with only a few moving parts and no need for oil or......read more

Google PowerMeter

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Google's new home energy web app means you can finally prove that your roommate's been fluffing his underwear in the dryer.

A new, free web software released late last year by Google makes seeing how much energy your home is using as easy as opening a web browser. Google PowerMeter collects information from utility smart meters and in-home energy management devices, then visualizes it on the user's personalized iGoogle homepage, showing people how much energy their home is using - and what's using it. So......read more

Epuron spot

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Classic wind energy viral is like a silent movie with sound.

Hilarious and heartwrenching wind energy PSA from 2007 won a Gold Lion at Cannes and became a massive viral hit. You can see why. Directed by The Vikings, a (now defunct) European directing trio, the piece conjures Buster Keaton and Mel Brooks, like a silent movie with sound. A must (re)watch....read more

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