Wind Turbines: No Tourism Turnoff?
Jul20

Wind Turbines: No Tourism Turnoff?

Turbines are an eyesore for some, but might be eye candy for tourists. Read Full...

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Adventurous Writer Travels From S.F. to L.A. Using Only Public Transportation
Jul06

Adventurous Writer Travels From S.F. to L.A. Using Only Public Transportation

Photo by Jaymi Heimbuch It’s easy to drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles. It’s fairly easy to fly once you’re through the notorious TSA. It’s sort of easy to bus or take a train. But… how easy is it to use public transportation to get down the coast of California? One brave soul decided to find out. …Read the full story on TreeHugger Read Full...

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Yellowstone River Oil Spill Now Extends 150 Miles Downstream
Jul06

Yellowstone River Oil Spill Now Extends 150 Miles Downstream

All photos: Alexis Bonogofsky/National Wildlife Federation. You may have missed this: Over the long holiday weekend in the US an ExxonMobil oil pipeline in Montana ruptured, spilling as much as 42,000 gallons of crude oil into the Yellowstone River, 10 miles west of Billings. Initial reports had the oil traveling 10 miles down the river, but newer reports have it as extending for 150 miles, with the oil tr…Read the full story on...

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Just What We Needed Dept.: A Propane Powered Coffee Maker
Jul01

Just What We Needed Dept.: A Propane Powered Coffee Maker

Coffee is a conundrum when camping; you want to travel light, but you want your morning java, which pretty much requires a single-function device. So imagine your next ascent of El Capitan, the party on the portaledge when you pull this out of your backpack in the morning. It is a propane powered coffee maker that delivers a pot of coffee in just eighteen minutes, and runs for four and a half hours on a standard one pound disposable...

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Ocean In “Shocking Decline” According to Panel of Experts
Jun22

Ocean In “Shocking Decline” According to Panel of Experts

Richard Black of the BBC reports on findings from the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO), explaining that our oceans are far, far worse off than previously thought when we consider the cumulative effects of humans on marine life. “The rate of change is vastly exceeding what we were expecting even a couple of years ago,” said Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, a coral specialist from the University of Queensland in...

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Iceland Volcano Causes Flights of Thousands to Be Cancelled
May31

Iceland Volcano Causes Flights of Thousands to Be Cancelled

Ash spew snarls travel once again. Read Full...

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