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A Spanish Island’s Quest to Be the Greenest Place on Earth

A Spanish Island’s Quest to Be the Greenest Place on Earth

When an innovative wind-power system goes online at the end of 2011, El Hierro, the easternmost of Spain’s Canary Islands, will turn into the first inhabited landmass in the world to become completely energy self-sufficient, using nature’s gifts: wind and sea water. And that’s just the first step in a plan that may make the island the most sustainable place on Earth.

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Druridge Bay Interactive Panorama: A Visual Art Project, UK

Druridge Bay Interactive Panorama: A Visual Art Project, UK

Landscape photographer Mike McFarlane has created a 360-degree virtual tour of Druridge Bay in Northumberland, UK. The amazing panorama is part of a visual arts project commissioned by The Wildlife Trusts that aims to raise awareness of its landscape-scale conservation schemes.

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Sea of Expansion, a Subtly Ironic Reminder of Our Environmental Impact

Sea of Expansion, a Subtly Ironic Reminder of Our Environmental Impact

Julie Brookman‘s work uses photography and glass to explore the dichotomous nature of plastic bags: their unsuspected malleable beauty and staying imperfection, the ease in which they are acquired, and the difficulty in which they are discarded.

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The Last Of the Shells Dyers, Oaxaca Coast, Mexico

The Last Of the Shells Dyers, Oaxaca Coast, Mexico

Discovering one of the last ancestral Purpura (murex) dyers on the planet, on remote beach on the coast of Oaxaca.

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Nile Delta Desert Islands: An Artist And A Scientist Symbiotic Point of View

Nile Delta Desert Islands: An Artist And A Scientist Symbiotic Point of View

Although remote and undeveloped, the Nile Delta desert islands reveal the critical state of the Nile River and its people. The Delta is sinking and the barrier islands are receding. World-renowned coastal geologist Orrin H. Pilkey and artist Mary Edna Fraser, an internationally recognized master of the textile art of batik, bring an understanding of coastal geology and global change to the public in a way that is scientifically astute and visually intriguing.

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Gail Potocki: When Art Explores Mankind’s Relationship to Nature

Gail Potocki: When Art Explores Mankind’s Relationship to Nature

Gail Potocki’s art explores mankind’s relationship to nature, arguably, the most important issue facing the world today. Gail’s paintings pursue narratives of relationship, and trust, and passionately explore the struggle between human desires and the order of Nature.

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The Dance of the Strandbeests

The Dance of the Strandbeests

Brilliant kinetic sculptor and artist Theo Jansen builds ‘strandbeests’ from yellow plastic tubing that is readily available in his native Holland. He lets the strandbeests go on the beaches where they move independently with the wind.

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Artist and scientist make a natural pair: united, they are an educational force

Artist and scientist make a natural pair: united, they are an educational force

World-renowned coastal geologist Orrin H. Pilkey and artist Mary Edna Fraser, an internationally recognized master of the textile art of batik, bring an understanding of coastal geology and global change to the public in a way that is scientifically astute and visually intriguing.

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Iceberg and Bloom, Images from NASA Earth Observatory

Iceberg and Bloom, Images from NASA Earth Observatory

The most interesting art often arises from the convergence of different ideas and influences. And so it is with nature sometimes.

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