Shawn Bruce

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This Proposed Pipeline Would Cut Right Through The Appalachian Trail

Conservation groups are rallying against the Mountain Valley Pipeline.<p>Environmental groups are voicing opposition to a proposed natural gas pipeline that would cut across the Appalachian Trail in Virginia and require clearing a previously protected corridor of forest.<p>The Mountain Valley Pipeline …

HDR For B&W

<i>HDR technology is ideally suited to black-and-white photography. Like a master film and paper printer working with graded papers and elaborate</i> …

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Leonardo DiCaprio: climate fight is US history's 'biggest economic opportunity'

Actor and environmental activist tells UN awards ceremony that truth about climate change has spread like ‘wildfire’ despite prominent science deniers<p>Tackling climate change is the “biggest economic opportunity” in the history of the US no matter who holds political office, the Hollywood star and …

Photography: Urban Abstract by Michael-Bies

Photography has become one of my favorite hobbies. I am far from a pro, much more like a beginner/enthusiast. One of my favorite subjects is …

Rare Photos of Black Activism from the 60s

'North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South' spotlights moments in the fight against discrimination, focusing on areas of the country where the struggle for civil rights has been ignored by the history books.<p><i>All photos courtesy of Getty Publication</i><p>When it comes to 1960s civil rights …

Black History

White House Photographer Releases Favorite Images of Obama Through His Presidency

As the end of Obama’s eight-year presidency comes to an end, official White House Photographer Pete Souza has unveiled a series of intimate …

Photography

Clean Energy Has Arrived; Corporate Climate Disclosure Approaching

The transition from fossil fuels to clean energy is so established already that it would be difficult to reverse it, an official from the White House Office of Management and Budget said Monday.<p>And companies representing most of the world’s capital realize it, said Ali Zaidi, associate director for …

Climate

Floridians Want More Solar In The Sunshine State -- Vote NO On Amendment 1

In this tense election season, some of the important ballot measures happening in states and cities nationwide might not have made it onto your radar, but there are some important ones to watch. One of the biggest fights is taking place in Florida, where anti-solar utilities have proposed a very …

Winters in the US and Britain have been horrendous lately, and researchers finally think they know why

Climate scientists from the University of Sheffield have agreed that climate change may be intensifying the effects of the jet stream, which in turn may cause extreme cold weather on both sides of the Atlantic.<p>The new study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, found that the recent …

Global Warming

Why The Golden Ratio Is Better Than The Rule Of Thirds

A long time ago I was a young art student, being told about the “Rule Of Thirds.” I was told it’s one of the most important fundamentals of art and …

Industrial scars: The environmental cost of consumption – in pictures

Environmental artist J Henry Fair captures the beauty and destruction of industrial sites to illustrate the hidden impacts of the things we buy – the polluted air, destroyed habitats and the invisible carbon heating the planet<p>‘Beauty and horror’ in the industrially scarred landscapes of south Wales

Ontario proposes two-year hold on new water-taking permits

Nestle will have to wait two years before it can even test a well it purchased in a fast-growing southern Ontario community which wanted the site for its drinking water supply.<p>The Ontario government posted a proposed regulation for public comment Monday that would impose a moratorium until 2019 on …

Fotr forces you to print every iPhone photo you take

When was the last time you printed a photo? Well, Fotr is a new iPhone app that wants to turn that trend on its head, by automatically printing every photo you take. The idea is to bring back an aspect of analog photography: shoot fewer, but higher-quality photos.<p>Photo printing is far from dead. At …

10 stunning photos prove the US Navy and US Marine Corps have the best diving boards and swimming pools

While there may not be a lot of downtime at sea, sailors and Marines make the most of their time off with “swim calls.” During these events, they are …

Why Do We Love Images Of Emptiness? Scientists And Artists Explain

Psychology reveals why wide open spaces appeal to the human eye.<p>Many of the most iconic photographs ever taken feature people as their subjects. But some photographs of empty spaces that are devoid of human life manage to freeze the echoes of human existence in a visually arresting way–and it can …

California is about to find out what a truly radical climate policy looks like

California has long prided itself on being a world leader on climate change — and with good reason.<p>Within the United States, California is No. 1 (by far) in solar power and No. 3 in wind power. It boasts the third-lowest carbon dioxide emissions per capita behind New York and Vermont. Since 2000, …

Visitor misbehavior abounds as US parks agency turns 100

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Tourist John Gleason crept through the grass, four small children close behind, inching toward a bull elk with antlers like small trees at the edge of a meadow in Yellowstone National Park.<p>"They're going to give me a heart attack," said Gleason's …

Illegal drugs are changing the basis of the food chain in rivers

People are flushing so many illegal drugs down the toilet that they are altering the natural world.<p>Researchers tested streams in Baltimore in the US …

The Next Agriculture Revolution Is Under Our Feet

<i>By Justin Adams, Global Managing Director of Lands at The Nature Conservancy, and Bianca Moebius-Clune, Ph.D., Director at the Soil Health Division, USDA-NRCS</i><p>At the core of agriculture is innovation. Advancements in agricultural technology throughout the past century have allowed farmers to feed a …

Maine land from Burt's Bees founder is new national monument

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday created a new national monument in Maine on 87,000 acres donated by the founder of Burt's Bees, fulfilling conservationist Roxanne Quimby's goal of gifting the land during the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.<p>The Katahdin …

Fresh water results worst ecology professor has seen

An ecology professor says council measures of water quality around Hawke's Bay are lower than any he has seen before in New Zealand.<p>A government-led …

Made in Japan: Discover how lenses are created

It's not every day that you get to see behind the doors of a state-of-art factory in Japan and witness first hand how a lens is made. However, we …

If wind and solar power are cheaper and quicker, do we really need Hinkley Point?

Nuclear energy’s cost, and a focus on alternative technology, including research on a new generation of hi-tech battery storage, is leading observers outside the green lobby to question the project’s value<p>Should Theresa May take the axe to the troubled Hinkley Point nuclear project, it will propel …

Harley-Davidson is officially a clear air outlaw

If you’ve ever wondered why a flock of motorcycles smells like a smog bomb made love to a junkyard, the secret is out. This week, Harley-Davidson …

Popular Yellowstone River closes after thousands of fish die

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife officials indefinitely closed a 183-mile stretch of the Yellowstone River and hundreds of miles of other waterways Friday, barring all fishing, rafting and other activities to prevent the spread of a parasite believed to have killed tens of thousands of …

Solar Shingles: Elon Musk Takes on the Roofing Industry

<b>Elon Musk’s next project is Tesla’s solar shingles – a roof entirely made of solar cells.</b><p><b>Update 10/31/16: Here is the official announcement of the</b> …

6 Craft Breweries Improving their Sustainability Efforts

It’s no secret making beer requires a lot of energy and a lot of water, but increasing brewery sustainability is at the forefront of the minds of …

Beer

The Myth Behind Those Compostable Coffee Pods

It’s unexpectedly tricky to measure the environmental impacts of your morning cup of Joe.<p>Possibly the worst aspect of K-cup and Nespresso-style coffee pods is that they are made from aluminum. Because aluminum is recyclable, a whole lot of otherwise conscientious folks buy them. But it turns out …

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