A plume of foam in bauxite waste at an aluminum manufacturing plant - Darrow, LA., December 2005
It almost feels wrong to describe these photos as beautiful. Environmental activist J Henry Fair took these colorful aerial shots of Industrial Scars with the hope that we would… Continue
Dawn Redwoods are the tiny ancestors of the infamously giant California redwood. They were erroneously thought to be extinct until the 1940s when they were discovered growing in a rice field in central China. In the fall, its leafy needles turn from green, to yellow, to copper, bringing the colors of that season right to your desk or kitchen window. Imagine growing a tiny forest in your own home or… Continue
What will the future of biking look like? At the 2010 Seoul Cycle Design Competition, designers from all over the world submitted their ideas and concepts. Nils Sveje of Inoda Sveje Design Studio emerged as the eventual winner.
Bike 2.0 is a next-generation bicycle that features a stepless gearbox, generator, and wires that replace the chain. An intelligent… Continue
In this terrific TED talk statistician Nic Marks says that our most common measures of progress, the Dow Jones Index, Gross Domestic Product, etc. are very poor indicators of what really matters. He introduces the Happy Planet Index. It is a measure of how happy people in a country are and also how many resources did they consume to get there. His premise is that countries like the US are pretty happy but they use way too many of the planet's resources to… Continue
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In response to the BP Gulf oil “spill”, Greenpeace UK invites the public to break out their color pencils and redesign the BP logo. You can enter the competition online here. The competition runs until June 28th.
This graphic (courtesy of Forbes) shows the locations and carbon emissions of the 200 dirtiest power plants in the world. I happen to live right under the red blob on the Eastern side of the US. Coal fired power plant emission are directly responsible for almost all of the pollution I experience near my home.… Continue
We've all heard about global warming but have you heard about ocean acidification? Posing a fundamental challenge to life in the seas, the documentary film ACID TEST, was made to raise awareness about this largely unknown problem.
Ocean acidification stems from the increase of carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere. But how does a change in acidity effect the ocean ecosystem? And what, if anything, can we do?
Yarger | Strauss Contemporary in Beverly Hills is opening a solo exhibition of my work on March 26th. Proceeds will benefit Million Trees LA. Original art, as well as limited edition prints and posters will be available. If you're in the area check it out. Here's the gallery site.
The We Campaign is a project of The Alliance for Climate Protection -- a nonprofit, nonpartisan effort founded by Nobel laureate and former Vice President Al Gore. Their ultimate aim is to halt global warming. Specifically they want to educate people in the US and around the world that the climate crisis is both urgent and solvable.…
Can Art Inspire Conservation? Can Conservation Inspire Art?
Coming to San Diego in the middle of August, the Human/Nature: Artists Respond to a Changing Planet exhibit sheds light on these questions by some of the world’s leading contemporary artists who explored eight UNESCO-designated World Heritage sites around the globe and who created artwork to investigate the… Continue
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