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Dust

by Nadav Kander

For Dust Nadav Kander photographed the desolated landscapes of the Aral Sea and captured fascinating images of the restricted military zones of Priozersk and Kurtchatov, which did not appear on any map until well after the end of the Cold War. Long-distance missiles were tested in Priozersk under great secrecy. Hundreds of atomic bombs were detonated in the so-called Poly­gon near Kurchatov until the program ended in 1989. The bombs were exploded in a remote but still popu­lated area, and covert studies were made of the ef­fects of the radiation on the unsuspecting inhabi­tants. Kander writes how the ticking of the Geiger counter on his belt while he photographed reminded him that he should not become too enthralled with the aesthetic and painterly allure of the crumbling ruins.” Text via.

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pauljphotoroll:

Devil’s Lake, North Dakota is in a closed basin with no outlet and has been slowly rising for two decades due to recent climate shifts. Over 300 farms and two towns have completely or partially gone under water in a slowly rising sea on the prairie. This was a scouting trip for a possible more comprehensive project.

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politicsprofile:

The healthcare risks associated with being homeless are more expensive than a home itself. Let’s all get Basics Through Taxes.

politicsprofile:

The healthcare risks associated with being homeless are more expensive than a home itself. Let’s all get Basics Through Taxes.

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fastcompany:

Eerie Video Shows Masdar City—The Sustainable City Of The Future—Has No One In It

What happens when you spend billions to build a renewable-energy powered, entrepreneur-fueled city in the middle of the Arabian desert? As this video shows, you can build it, but no one comes.
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Exactly how I’ve heard it described by coworkers. It helps to see the videos.Doesn’t seem all that sustainable in this condition.

fastcompany:

Eerie Video Shows Masdar City—The Sustainable City Of The Future—Has No One In It

What happens when you spend billions to build a renewable-energy powered, entrepreneur-fueled city in the middle of the Arabian desert? As this video shows, you can build it, but no one comes.

Read More>

Exactly how I’ve heard it described by coworkers. It helps to see the videos.

Doesn’t seem all that sustainable in this condition.

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istanbulwalkingseminars:

Map | Main Waterways in Istanbul

Topkapı Palace Museum

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atop-the-treetop:

sizvideos:

Video

This is one of those ideas where some person was like “Hehe, this might  be silly.” And then struck fucking gold.

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#urbanism 
oliveromega:

ballisticducks:

prettybluescarf:

“The collapse of a shark tank at The Scientific Center in Kuwait. Share this because it’s probably the only time in your life you will see something like this.”

So like, nah 
http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/sharktank.asp

Why do you have to ruin all the fun maybe I wanted to swim with photoshopped sharks you don’t know my life

oliveromega:

ballisticducks:

prettybluescarf:

“The collapse of a shark tank at The Scientific Center in Kuwait. Share this because it’s probably the only time in your life you will see something like this.”

So like, nah 

http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/sharktank.asp

Why do you have to ruin all the fun maybe I wanted to swim with photoshopped sharks you don’t know my life

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the-gasoline-station:

Fondation Louis Vuitton in the Bois du Boulogne, Paris, France, 2014

by Frank Gehry

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All expensive skin, no real function. Designed to flaunt its own excess, waste, and consumption.

Succeeds.

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think-progress:

Scientists Find ‘Direct Link’ Between Earthquakes And Process Used For Oil And Gas Drilling

A team of scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey have found evidence “directly linking” the uptick in Colorado and New Mexico earthquakes since 2001 to wastewater injection, a process widely used in the controversial technique of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and conventional drilling.



Let’s all pretend to be surprised.

think-progress:

Scientists Find ‘Direct Link’ Between Earthquakes And Process Used For Oil And Gas Drilling

A team of scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey have found evidence “directly linking” the uptick in Colorado and New Mexico earthquakes since 2001 to wastewater injection, a process widely used in the controversial technique of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and conventional drilling.

Let’s all pretend to be surprised.

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