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The Greatest Boat Race Ever (Dreamed Up Over Beers)

The rules: Pilot a boat 750 miles from Port Townsend, Washington, to Ketchikan, Alaska—no motors allowed. The prize: $10,000 nailed to a piece of wood. The result: Seven capsizings, four lifesaving...

The Founding Fathers of Fun

If you've ever enjoyed any outdoor activities, there's a good chance you've made use of the innovations created by these four men. On behalf of them, you're welcome.

The New Adventure Library

The best stories aren't just on paper anymore. Our (totally subjective) ranking assembles the millenium's new classics.

Why Is Kumi Naidoo Throwing in the Towel?

Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo announced in a statement on Tuesday that he will step down from his post by the end of the year in order to return to South Africa, his home...

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This Man Is Greenpeace's Best Hope

Human-rights superhero Kumi Naidoo has a tough assignment: lead Greenpeace into 21st-century relevance. But after a year that saw activists lionized (imprisoned in Putin's jails) and then vilified (...

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The Last Hope of the Great White Shark?

Former reality-show skipper Chris Fischer has revolutionized shark science—with a daring system for catching the beasts alive and a radical new research-funding model. During an expedition off the...

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Nature's Biggest Covert Protector Is Back

In 2009, director Louie Psihoyos created a new kind of documentary: the covert-ops eco-thriller. The Cove, a dolphin-slaughter exposé, won every award around, including the Oscar for best documentary.

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Why Clif Bar Fired 5 of Its Top Athletes

Last week, Clif Bar, the California organic energy food company, dropped five climbers from its athlete team, including the sport's biggest name, Alex Honnold, the 29-year-old best known for his...

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Sebastian Junger's War Film Breaks Every Rule

Sebastian Junger’s new film is a surprise. For starters, it’s quiet. The Last Patrol recounts an illegal multi-part hike along Amtrak lines in the American east that Junger took with three other...

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