The Cleanest Line

Month: April 2012

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Let’s Bring Back Repair

Let’s Bring Back Repair

By Annie Leonard   |   Apr 12, 2012 April 12, 2012

A few years ago I bought a cheap portable radio for $4.99 to listen to the news while I walk to work. Soon after, one of the earphone buds broke. No problem, I thought – I’ll just fix it using parts from my drawer of other broken electronics. No such… Read More

The Wolverine Way – Go Like Hell and Never Back Down

The Wolverine Way – Go Like Hell and Never Back Down

Apr 11, 2012 April 11, 2012

by Ten years ago, a bad-ass wolverine mountaineer we called M3 got busy expanding his territory from the east side of Montana’s Glacier National Park into Canada. When this two-year-old bumped up against the turf of a long-established male known as M6, M3 took it over, claimed… Read More

Stéph Bodet floats a 7c+ slab arête just before sunset. Photo: Arnaud Petit

Heroes – Part One

By Brittany Griffith   |   Apr 10, 2012 April 10, 2012

I don’t have many heroes – Julia Child, Nakano Takedo, Florence Nightingale… and Arnaud Petit and Stéph Bodet. If you haven’t heard of Arnaud and Stéph, just Google, “World’s Most Adventurous Climbing Couple.” From Morocco to Algeria to Venezuela to the climbs of Ceüse above their self-built… Read More

Patagonia Clothing: Made Where? How? Why?

Patagonia Clothing: Made Where? How? Why?

By Enviro editor   |   Apr 9, 2012 April 9, 2012

About once a week, one of our stores or our customer service receives a question about the manufacturing of Patagonia clothing: Where do you make your clothes? Are they made in China? Why? Why don’t make you make them here in the United States? What are the conditions inside your… Read More

Further 2012: Greetings from Wrangell-St. Elias

Further 2012: Greetings from Wrangell-St. Elias

Apr 5, 2012 April 5, 2012

by Ryland Bell Today, Patagonia snowboarding ambassador Ryland Bell checks in from the largest non-polar icefield in North America. Ryland made his big-mountain debut in the highly acclaimed human-powered snowboarding film, Deeper, and rejoins Jeremy Jones and the Teton… Read More

The Penobscot River Restoration Project

The Penobscot River Restoration Project

By Topher Browne   |   Apr 3, 2012 April 3, 2012

by Topher Browne In September, 2011, The Cleanest Line reported the demise of two dams on the Elwha River in Washington State. Currently the largest dam removal project on the continent, the demolition of the 108-foot Elwha Dam and the 210-foot Glines Canyon Dam will allow five species… Read More

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