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An interview with Scott Freeman of Saving Tarboo Creek

February 22, 2018

“Ethics start at home and expand outward. We can’t expect someone else to defend what we value—we have to do it. That means taking care of the place that is your place in the world.” —Scott Freeman

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What is a natural life?

January 22, 2018

If you are entering adulthood right now, you will need to find a balance between the consumer life that dominates global media and advertising and a more natural life. To do so, you will need help from elders—parents, grandparents, teachers, and mentors. A more natural life is a braver choice, because it doesn’t conform to […]

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Poverty of values: Why we should love nature and use things—not the other way around

January 22, 2018

“It’s not difficult to find evidence that something is badly out of balance in the current version of the good life—the one based on consumption.”

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An interview with Mary Caperton Morton of Aerial Geology

January 2, 2018

“Just remember, traveling doesn’t have to be exotic or expensive. All you really need is time and a good pair of shoes.” —Mary Caperton Morton

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Rocks for jocks: The ultimate North American climbing bucket list

October 31, 2017

The most vivid examples of North America’s geological diversity also happen to be a climber’s paradise. Learn some of the natural history surrounding these gems as conversation-starters for when you’re between routes swapping peak-bagging tales with fellow rock hounds.

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The “rocky” history of North America: Supercontinents and plate tectonics

October 18, 2017

If you’re curious about the world around you, enjoy the big-picture perspective, and are interested in some of the processes that are constantly reshaping our planet, here’s a crash course on the basics of North America’s geology.

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The rare fossils of Yoho National Park

October 9, 2017

Not all geologic treasures can be easily seen from the air. Canada’s Yoho National Park, west of Banff on the west side of the Canadian Rockies, doesn’t really stand out in the midst of surrounding mountains. You’ll have to get much closer to see Yoho’s most famous features: rare fossils representing some of the earliest […]

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A sneak peek at Aerial Geology

September 28, 2017

Filled with fun facts, fascinating histories, and atmospheric photography, Aerial Geology is an up-in-the-sky exploration of North America’s 100 most spectacular geological formations.

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