Mark Boyer

 

Mark Boyer is a writer and photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. A native of Buffalo, NY, Mark studied literature at the University of Chicago and was the founding editor of Curbed Chicago. His work has appeared in GOOD, Mindful Metropolis, and others.

Mark Boyer
Radiation from Fukushima Disaster Found in California Kelp

Radiation from Fukushima Disaster Found in California Kelp

Kelp Leaves photo from Shutterstock Ghost ships aren't the only remnants of Japan's March 2011 tsunami that are washing up on the shores of North America. Cal State Long Beach marine

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FedEx Announces Carbon Offset Program to Make Envelopes Carbon-Neutral

FedEx Announces Carbon Offset Program to Make Envelopes Carbon-Neutral

Now your eco-conscience can rest a little easier when you need to ship documents around the world - FedEx announced today that it will make its FedEx Express envelope carbon-neutral with the

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New Solar Satellite Could Harvest the Sun’s Rays 24/7 From Outer Space

New Solar Satellite Could Harvest the Sun’s Rays 24/7 From Outer Space

Since the early 1970s, scientists have been toying with the idea of collecting solar power in space, where solar collection rates are stronger than on the surface of the Earth. But because of

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Record-Breaking Temperatures Soar in the First Three Months of 2012

Record-Breaking Temperatures Soar in the First Three Months of 2012

Global Warming photo from Shutterstock We know, we know: Discussing the weather can be, well, a bit boring. But with so many record-breaking temperatures recorded around the country this

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Google Unviels “Project Glass” Augmented Reality Cyber Glasses

Google Unviels “Project Glass” Augmented Reality Cyber Glasses

Ever wish you could access Google Maps without looking down at your phone? Or that you could snap a photo and send by just looking at something? The future might be closer than you think. This

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Make Your Own Last-Minute Printables for Your Easter Treats

Make Your Own Last-Minute Printables for Your Easter Treats

No time to hop on down to the stationary store before Easter? No problem. All you need is a printer to create La-fabrique-a-bricole's colorful printable Easter cupcake toppers and tags for your

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Terrafugia Flying Car Debuts at New York Auto Show, On Sale for $279,000

Terrafugia Flying Car Debuts at New York Auto Show, On Sale for $279,000

The worst part of flying often has nothing to do with the flight itself -- it's arranging ground transportation to and from the airport and dealing with luggage. But what if you could simply

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Scientist Develops Self-Sustaining Solar Reactor That Produces Clean Hydrogen Fuel

Scientist Develops Self-Sustaining Solar Reactor That Produces Clean Hydrogen Fuel

Hydrogen is a fuel that has seemingly limitless potential, but scientists have only been able to produce it from fossil fuels, like natural gas. That is, until now. A doctoral student in

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New NRDC Report Ranks States’ Preparedness for Water Challenges Linked to Climate Change

New NRDC Report Ranks States’ Preparedness for Water Challenges Linked to Climate Change

Rising water levels. Stronger storms. Water shortages. Climate change will affect the United States in a variety of ways, but water is the resource that it's guaranteed to impact the most. In

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How the Media Dropped the Ball on the Solar Trust of America Story

How the Media Dropped the Ball on the Solar Trust of America Story

When news broke earlier this week that Solar Trust of America (a big solar company backed by the US Department of Energy) had filed for bankruptcy, conservatives predictably took to the airwaves

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Cree Unveils Its AeroBlades Modular Outdoor LED Lights

Cree Unveils Its AeroBlades Modular Outdoor LED Lights

Lighting manufacturers Cree just unveiled a design for its new Aeroblades streetlights, modern, fin-shaped LED lights that the company hopes will replace traditional overhead

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Los Angeles Approves Pilot Plan to Buy Solar Power from Local Property Owners

Los Angeles Approves Pilot Plan to Buy Solar Power from Local Property Owners

Why do cloudy European countries produce so much more solar energy than the United States? Because countries like Germany, for example, have programs that require local utility companies to buy

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Japanese Ghost Ship Spotted Off Coast of Canada Signaling Arrival of Tsunami Wreckage

Japanese Ghost Ship Spotted Off Coast of Canada Signaling Arrival of Tsunami Wreckage

After Japan was hit with a devastating earthquake in March 2011, the Pacific nation was rocked by a massive tsunami that destroyed thousands of coastal houses, cars and boats and swept millions

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Biggest Mountaintop Removal Project in West Virginia History Moving Forward

Biggest Mountaintop Removal Project in West Virginia History Moving Forward

Bulldozer at coal mine photo from Shutterstock One of the largest and most controversial coal mines in American history appears to be moving forward, at least for now. Last year, the

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Meet the RE:VOLT, Chevy’s Next-Generation Green Vehicle

Meet the RE:VOLT, Chevy’s Next-Generation Green Vehicle

Much has been made about the environmental costs associated with natural gas drilling, but there's a different type of natural gas that's produced by every one of the planet's more than 7

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Christian Tagliavini Creates Historical Portraits of Women’s Fashion Out of Cardboard

Christian Tagliavini Creates Historical Portraits of Women’s Fashion Out of Cardboard

Do these ladies look a tad stiff? What you’re looking at is one of Swiss-Italian artist-photographer Christian Tagliavini‘s “cardboard ladies,” a series of portraits

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Ann Oliver’s Xeni Collection Is a Fashion Label for People with Physical Disabilities

Ann Oliver’s Xeni Collection Is a Fashion Label for People with Physical Disabilities

For many of us, dressing ourselves in clothes that look good and fit our bodies comfortably is something we take for granted. For those dealing with severe arthritis, amputations, multiple

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Get Fast Cash by Recycling Your Used Gadgets with eBay’s Instant Sale Site

Get Fast Cash by Recycling Your Used Gadgets with eBay’s Instant Sale Site

OK, early adopters: You want to spring for the latest phone or tablet, but your old one is still in great condition. What to do? Instead of holding onto those old electronics, or trying to pawn

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EPA Introduces Carbon Limits on New Power Plants

EPA Introduces Carbon Limits on New Power Plants

Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed setting federal limits on carbon emissions from new power plants, a move could spell the beginning of the end for conventional

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Altaeros Energies’ Floating Wind Turbines Tap Into Strong High Altitude Winds

Altaeros Energies’ Floating Wind Turbines Tap Into Strong High Altitude Winds

In an effort to harness strong high-altitude winds, the company Altaeros Energies has developed a floating wind turbine that's a cross between a traditional windmill and a blimp. After some

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Meets with Chinese Government Officials

Apple CEO Tim Cook Meets with Chinese Government Officials

Apple CEO Tim Cook is in China this week meeting with Chinese government officials, seeking to clear up trademark and labor issues with the company's second-biggest market. In recent weeks,

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Japan Shuts Down Second-to-Last Nuclear Reactor

Japan Shuts Down Second-to-Last Nuclear Reactor

In the wake of the world's worst nuclear disaster in a generation, yet another nuclear reactor in Japan was taken offline for maintenance on Monday, leaving only one of the country's 54 nuclear

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Yale Students Discover Rare Plastic-Eating Fungus in the Ecuadorian Rainforest

Yale Students Discover Rare Plastic-Eating Fungus in the Ecuadorian Rainforest

Plastics represent one of the biggest waste problems in the world because they take a really, really long time to break down. But a recent discovery by a group of Yale students could help speed

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Volkswagen Uses Space Foil To Make Cars Safer

Volkswagen Uses Space Foil To Make Cars Safer

When auto makers submit their cars to crash tests, the sensors that are used to collect data about the crash process are often destroyed by the impact of the crash. To solve that problem, German

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Calling All Moms: Share Your Mom-Wisdom To Be Published in an E-Book!

Calling All Moms: Share Your Mom-Wisdom To Be Published in an E-Book!

Nobody knows how to multi-task like the mother of young kids, and in the spirit of sharing the mom-wisdom, our sister site Inhabitots is partnering with Clorox in a project to help moms share

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Judge Orders FDA To Regulate Antibiotic Use in Livestock

Judge Orders FDA To Regulate Antibiotic Use in Livestock

Since the 1970s, the Food and Drug Administration has known that widespread use of large quantities of antibiotics on healthy livestock contributes to the ongoing health problem of

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MIT Researchers Create LED Light That Exceeds 100-Percent Efficiency

MIT Researchers Create LED Light That Exceeds 100-Percent Efficiency

Light bulbs have always been pretty inefficient, even those that have a rep for using less juice, like LEDs. Because of the energy conversion process, they consume more energy than they actually

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New Study Reports Man-made Noise Pollution Affects Birds and Plants

New Study Reports Man-made Noise Pollution Affects Birds and Plants

Noise pollution is certainly annoying, but does it actually cause any real harm? Several studies have shown that urban noise can have adverse effects on bird populations, causing them to change

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President Obama Announces Plan To Expedite Southern Leg of Keystone Pipeline

President Obama Announces Plan To Expedite Southern Leg of Keystone Pipeline

One consequence of promoting an 'all of the above' energy strategy is that it will draw criticism from all sides, leaving neither pro-oil nor pro-alternative energy constituencies satisfied.

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