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As outdoor lovers we understand that everything is connected. Weather systems shape the waves and snow we ride and understanding them leads to a better experience. But scientists are proving a level of connectivity that is truly mind blowing. In this animation called, “The Secret Language of Trees”, the narrators elaborate on the large root system that lies beneath these giants…

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Extinction today: 1,000 – 10,000 times faster than normal

The rapid loss of species we are seeing today is estimated by experts to be between 1,000 and 10,000 times higher than the natural extinction rate. These experts calculate that between 0.01 and 0.1% of all species will become extinct each year. These statistics may not resonate to each one of us, as extinction of…

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Study finds Humpback whales will protect seals from killer whales

Picture this: A pod of orcas is hunting seals, and just when it looks like the seals are out of luck a humpback whale comes to the rescue. This example of altruism (noun: the belief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others) is common among humans, but has proven…

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Leave No Trace: 5 Ways Your Campsite May Be Impacting the Environment

Whether your favorite camp spot is next to a river, deep in the forest, off a mountain road, or tucked away among a sea of sagebrush, these escapes are places we cherish. And while there’s no doubt we love and revere these patches of nature, we are constantly reminded by conspicuous, often weathered, signage to…

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A Shark Conservationist And Her Whale Shark

Earlier this week whale sharks were listed as Endangered by the International Union For Conservation Of Nature (IUCN). In what was a sober reminder of the poor state of our oceans and the species declines unfolding across land and sea, we were left with two options: to sit by and do nothing or take action….

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