The Cleanest Line

Month: July 2007

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Fish Dogs

Fish Dogs

Jul 17, 2007 July 17, 2007

Talk all you want about so-called “advancements in fly fishing” — ozone hole-depleting fluorocarbon leaders, boron rods with price tags equivalent to your monthly mortgage, and now waders with front zippers so you can relieve yourself while never having to vacate your coveted spot on the river… Forget the… Read More

Politics and Global Warming

Politics and Global Warming

Jul 17, 2007 July 17, 2007

There was a great interview on Democracy Now the other day with science journalist Chris Mooney, who has a new book called Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics and the Battle Over Global Warming. He looks at how the administration of George W. Bush has meddled with government scientists working… Read More

California Water Impact Network

California Water Impact Network

Jul 16, 2007 July 16, 2007

Oil extraction and global warming are today’s hot environmental topics, and for good reason. But if you’re into looking ahead at the next big environmental fight look no further than life’s most basic resource: water. Thankfully there are already some grassroots environmental groups working hard to keep water rights in… Read More

Beyond and Back: Camp 4 and Stuff

Beyond and Back: Camp 4 and Stuff

By Jeff Johnson   |   Jul 13, 2007 July 13, 2007

by Jeff Johnson The other day while wandering around Camp 4 in Yosemite I ran into Patagonia ambassador Timmy O’Neill. He was hanging around the SARS site with his brother Sean and some guy named Aron. Timmy asked me if I wanted to climb the Manure Pile… Read More

Chasing Glaciers

Chasing Glaciers

Jul 12, 2007 July 12, 2007

Patagonia ambassadors Allison Gannett and Zoe Hart are in the Karakoram, right now, chasing glaciers. From the site: Welcome to Chasing Glaciers, an interactive internet adventure that we hope will help bring greater understanding and awareness to the issue of climate change and its effect on the great… Read More

The Solar Solution

The Solar Solution

Jul 11, 2007 July 11, 2007

It’s good to hear a company in California announcing plans to build the world’s largest solar energy farm (California To Build ‘World’s Largest’ Solar Farm). Any news these days about the U.S. leading in the environmental arena is positive. Under the current administration, our environmental standing in the… Read More

Bonds and Ullrich: Lessons for Climbing

Bonds and Ullrich: Lessons for Climbing

By Steve House   |   Jul 9, 2007 July 9, 2007

Jan Ullrich has earned an easy retirement. After winning the ’97 Tour de France at age 23 he became a German national-hero. For the next five years he battled Lance Armstrong earning a record five second-place finishes, too bad for him but it sure made for great racing. This year… Read More

Swarms

Swarms

Jul 6, 2007 July 6, 2007

Working at Patagonia is not like working at most other companies.There are many reasons, but one is the lack of rigid hierarchical structure. The office doors of upper management are always open (when there are doors), questions are encouraged and the company’s managers rarely issue edicts or micromanage employees. This… Read More

No Big Deal

No Big Deal

By Fitz Cahall   |   Jul 3, 2007 July 3, 2007

Fitz Cahall brings us another wonderful tale for the virtual campfire today. In a sea of podcasts the Dirtbag Diaries is a rare species, one of the few honest and inspiring options for outdoor enthusiasts. Please help spread the word by turning on your friends and… Read More

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