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The Pros and Cons of Urban Beekeeping
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The Pros and Cons of Urban Beekeeping

Despite the seemingly problematic combination of live beehives and densely populated municipal areas, the advent of urban beekeeping has taken the world by storm. In London, the number of active apiaries has more than doubled in the last five years. Last year, officials in Melbourne, Australia, approved a $28,000 grant […]

Fact-Based Counterarguments to Climate Change Denial
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Fact-Based Counterarguments to Climate Change Denial

As long as scientists have posited the theory that our worldwide failure to curb fossil fuel emissions has irrevocably altered our planet’s climate, knuckleheads near and far have used inane, non-scientific rhetoric to call the theory into question. So the next time someone hands you an idiotic aphorism about global […]

Vice Chair for House Science Committee: Global Warming Is a “Total Fraud”
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Vice Chair for House Science Committee: Global Warming Is a “Total Fraud”

On Aug. 12, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) boldly proclaimed that global warming is a “total fraud” spearheaded by liberals who want to “create a global government to control all of our lives”. We’re used to hearing this sort of rhetoric from right-leaning politicians, but Rohrabacher’s declaration was particularly startling because […]

Acid Rain: Who’s the problem?
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Acid Rain: Who’s the problem?

Have you ever wondered why limestone and marble begin to tarnish outdoors?  Have you ever wondered what happens to the amount of pollution that is released in our air? Have you ever wondered why Harvard University covers their statues every winter?  The answer is acid rain. Acid rain has been […]

Working Out at Altitude: A Primer
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Working Out at Altitude: A Primer

If you’ve ever traveled to a place with a higher altitude than what you’re used to, you’ve likely  likely experienced shortness of breath or light-headedness or some variant of altitude sickness. This is because your body had to work harder to get oxygen to your cells, muscles and brain since […]

Climbing Multi-Pitches for Beginners
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Climbing Multi-Pitches for Beginners

It’s a bright Saturday morning in Boulder Canyon and you’ve woken up early and gotten first dibs on your chosen route. You have picked a jaggy granite 100-foot crag with a slight overhang about half way to the anchor. It’s rated a 5.7 with a 5.8 crux that might test […]

America’s Endangered Rivers: Q&A with Amy Kober
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America’s Endangered Rivers: Q&A with Amy Kober

There’s nothing like a river. Whether paddling, swimming or fishing, they are so much more than just a pretty sight. Rivers create an extraordinary and essential network, connecting town to town, land to land and people to people. But the truth is, we take these vital waterways for granted. With […]

PlasTek: Turning Landfill Plastics into Electricity
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PlasTek: Turning Landfill Plastics into Electricity

For years, the plastics that we send off to the recycling center has been landing in local landfills where it can take centuries to decompose. Some may see that as a problem, but Nate Alder and his team at PlasTek see it as an opportunity for a solution. PlasTek is […]

8 Reminders to Effectively Lead Children Through the Wilderness
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8 Reminders to Effectively Lead Children Through the Wilderness

Every trip is different, from the personalities to the destinations; anytime you lead children through the wilderness, one thing is for sure, you have to stay on your toes. Kids are clever and will soak up their surrounding. So here for you today are 8 tips to keep in mind […]

Bare Your Sole: Top Minimalist Shoes for Active Feet
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Bare Your Sole: Top Minimalist Shoes for Active Feet

The minimalist shoe craze has got everyone by their bare-feet. From trails to roads, active feet need to be protected, but with which shoe? There’s no need to worry as there is a shoe for every arch and Morton’s toe. Get ready to grip, or wiggle, your toes into something […]