Nature

Fighting the Rising Tide

AS CLIMATE adaptation measures go it’s a doozy, worthy of the storm that spawned it. New Jersey governor Chris Christie wants huge protective sand barriers to exist along all 127 miles of...

Cash Flow

IT TOOK THREE months for Congress to pass a bill aimed at helping East Coast residents cope with the impact of Sandy, and it will take at least eight times that long to spend it. Unlike many...

Postcard from Pooville: The Boulder Floods

How do you create a crapocalypse? Here’s how: Between September 10th and 15th, heavy rains engulfed Boulder, Colorado, where I live, dumping 16.4 inches on the People’s...

Go Out With a Bang

I USED TO HAVE a recurring nightmare about climbing a fragile ladder straight up into the sky. The ladder wasn’t leaning against anything and the only way I could keep it balanced was to...

19: The True Story of the Yarnell Hill Fire

Yarnell, Arizona, a former gold-mining town of 650 people, sits on a precipice at the western edge of the Colorado Plateau. Rising above it are the 6,000-foot peaks of the Weaver Mountains, and...

Outward Boundless

THERE ARE A NUMBER of important goals you should try to accomplish in the outdoors between the ages of zero and 20. You can’t start too early, but I&rsquo...

The Great White Shark Returns to Cape Cod

DAVE LAMOUREUX WAS paddling his sea kayak out from the beach at Truro, a small town near the northern tip of Cape Cod, when he saw something bob to the surface...

Master the Art of Kite Flying

1. CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON: Different shapes fly best in different wind speeds. Diamonds are ideal in moderate winds, while big box kites are good...

Taking on SeaWorld: Let the Voyage Begin

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win,” Gandhi observed. He didn’t intend it as PR analysis, but it comes to mind as...

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