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Above: Yvon Chouinard looks out over Englebright Dam back in 2011, Yuba River, California. Photo: Matt Stoecker

Wild Fish Don’t Ride in Trucks

By Yvon Chouinard and Matt Stoecker   |   Jul 23, 2015 July 23, 2015

This op-ed was originally published in the Sacramento Bee on July 23, 2015. On May 7, the Yuba Salmon Partnership Initiative (YSPI) shared a plan that would create the first “trap and haul” program of its kind in California. Trap and… Read More

Over One Million Acres Protected!

Over One Million Acres Protected!

By Ron Hunter   |   Jul 10, 2015 July 10, 2015

Today, July 10, 2015, President Obama announced the designation of two new national monuments: Basin and Range and Berryessa Snow Mountain. We want to thank the President for his decisive action to protect some of America’s last remaining pristine valleys, mountain ranges, wild rivers, and wildlife habitat. Above: Cache Creek… Read More

Above: The Mundaka sandbar behaving itself, winter 2014-15. Spain. Photo: Javi Muñoz

Mundaka: Surf but don’t touch

By Tony Butt   |   Jun 23, 2015 June 23, 2015

When the first surfers turned up at Mundaka around the late 1960s and set their eyes upon those perfect lefthanders, they had no reason to think the waves wouldn’t be there forever. Almost half a century later, we now know that Mundaka is a very special wave, perhaps unique… Read More

Above: “Koubaru”, the area slated to be submerged by the construction of Ishiki Dam. The Ishiki River running alongside the road is too small and narrow to be visible. Photo: Yoshiaki Murayama

DamNation – Help stop Ishiki Dam in Japan

By Takayuki Tsujii   |   Jun 17, 2015 June 17, 2015

All technology has merits and harmful effects. The same applies to dams that came into existence over 50 years ago. But the detrimental impact brought upon by dams has become increasingly conspicuous in recent years. Because of this, discussions have started to take place in the U.S. regarding the… Read More

Oregon Rain

Oregon Rain

By Kate Taylor   |   Jun 11, 2015 June 11, 2015

I stand at my kitchen sink, looking out the window as I fill a glass of water. I live in Rockaway Beach a coastal community of 2,500 people, renowned for all that is epic about the Oregon coast: stunning beaches, lush forests and rich ocean and inland waters. I take… Read More

How to Prevent Oil Spills

How to Prevent Oil Spills

By Rick Ridgeway   |   Jun 8, 2015 June 8, 2015

When the oil hit our pristine Santa Barbara beaches in 1969, I remember feeling shocked. We walked the beaches in a kind of haze, scraping up tar without HAZMAT suits or even gloves. The devastation was enormous and we were heartbroken. Forty-five years later, Californians have made progress in… Read More

If GMOs Are Safe, Why Not Label Them?

If GMOs Are Safe, Why Not Label Them?

By Rose Marcario   |   May 20, 2015 May 20, 2015

When Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, began writing about GMOs in the early 2000s, he started by asking a reasonable question: “What does a clothing company know about genetic engineering?” The answer, he said: “Not enough.” And neither does anyone else. In the proliferation of GMOs, Yvon saw a… Read More

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