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California nearing huge milestone in solar deployment

California nearing huge milestone in solar deployment

Golden state cements place as America’s solar leader California has cemented its place as America’s solar leader, according to the recently-released U.S. Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review, and stands poised to become the first state in the nation to have...
The Great Sierra River Cleanup

The Great Sierra River Cleanup

Photo courtesy of Sierra Nevada Conservancy.  The Sierra Nevada Region is a world-renowned destination for adventure and discovery. Recreational gems like Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, and Mammoth Mountain draw visitors from around the world. Unfortunately, we don’t always...
Saving the Planet One Meal at a Time

Saving the Planet One Meal at a Time

Closing the Gap Between Farming and Eating Story and images by Bruce Willey Flying the Hoss Wheel Hoe. Photo: Bruce Willey For better or for worse we eat three times a day. Yet this daily but profound connection to the earth has become an act that is wholly disengaged...
My Other Car is a Cargo Bike

My Other Car is a Cargo Bike

    Photo by Daniela Becker Gauvin   Sure, many cyclists can haul ass but can they haul anything else? Bikes like Yuba’s Mundo aim to change that By Pete Gauvin Admit it: Many of us in the outdoor sports world are cycling fiends. We ogle and fantasize...
Just Add Water

Just Add Water

    Paddling west toward the Eastern Sierra.   After nearly a century of dormancy, a 62-mile stretch of the Lower Owens River is flowing once again Story and photos by Chuck Graham The put-in was a gentle drop-off from a barren, sandy shoal, but as soon...
The Big Ideas

The Big Ideas

11 Solutions That Could Actually Save the Planet By Will Harlan and Graham Averill 11 Big Ideas The editors of Blue Ridge Outdoors, our sister magazine in the Southeast, asked Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, CEOs, and leading environmental experts: What is the single...
Fact or Fiction?

Fact or Fiction?

Busting the 10 Most Common Eco Myths By Will Harlan and Graham Averill You’ve heard these myths before. Your uncle likes to repeat them at the dinner table, corporations tout them on TV ads, and politicians spew them during stump speeches. They’ve been used over and...
The Transportation Dilemma

The Transportation Dilemma

By Jeremiah Knupp Hybrid versus standard. Incandescent versus compact florescent. Disposable versus cloth diapers…green choices can be daunting these days. Probably your single most important eco-decision of all is transportation. Driving ranks right up there with...
Still White as a Winter Moon?

Still White as a Winter Moon?

Despite a couple lean snow years, Shasta’s glaciers bucking global warming trends – so far Story and photo by Renee Casterline With its summit soaring 14,162 feet, Mount Shasta stands imposingly over the surrounding landscape, alone in its claim as the dominant peak...
High-Tech Hopes

High-Tech Hopes

Three Eco-Innovations that Could Save the World By Graham Averill In the midst of all false hype—and hope—surrounding corn ethanol and fuel cells, these three lesser-known innovations are gaining attention and research funding. Together, they represent some of the...
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