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Broken Rivers: By the Numbers

Broken Rivers: By the Numbers

Dec 14, 2012 December 14, 2012

As Patagonia moves out of its Broken Rivers phase of the Our Common Waters environmental campaign, we wanted to take a look back at what was achieved in the last couple of years as it relates to broken rivers/dam removal. We often don’t… Read More

Remembering Russell Train

Remembering Russell Train

Sep 19, 2012 September 19, 2012

Russell Train, who led the Council on Environmental Quality under President Nixon and then the Environmental Protection Agency under Gerald Ford, died Monday, September 17. The New York Times in its obituary said that Mr. Train, “shaped the world’s first comprehensive program for… Read More

America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2011

America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2011

May 17, 2011 May 17, 2011

[One of America's longest rivers, the Susquehanna provides fresh drinking water to millions of Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic residents. It faces increasing contamination threats as a result of unregulated use of highly toxic fracking chemicals used to extract natural gas from within the river's watershed. Photo: Don Williams] This… Read More

To Swim or Not to Swim

To Swim or Not to Swim

Jun 21, 2010 June 21, 2010

We’ve received some phone calls and emails from concerned readers regarding a photograph Patagonia published in our Summer catalog, page 50. The photo by Morgan Hoesterey (shown here) is of Sanja du Plessis freediving off Oahu. Near her, are several spinner dolphins. The people who wrote and… Read More

Meet an Unlikely Proponent of Dam Removal

Meet an Unlikely Proponent of Dam Removal

Jun 1, 2010 June 1, 2010

Our earlier post about the need to protect wild salmon in the federal salmon plan – signed May 20th – focused on urging the Obama administration to stand up for salmon and the Endangered Species Act. In an unfortunate decision, Obama took his cue from an… Read More

Why We Support Grassroots Activists

Why We Support Grassroots Activists

May 13, 2010 May 13, 2010

Two small grassroots organizations that Patagonia supports have hit the news recently for their work on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig sank after a fire on April 22. Afterwards, John Amos, a geologist and founder of SkyTruth, went to work. Using the skill… Read More

Patagonia’s Rio Baker – What Will Be Lost

Patagonia’s Rio Baker – What Will Be Lost

Apr 29, 2010 April 29, 2010

On the heels of our latest (and final) update from the Rios Libres team, we have this information from our friends at the International League of Conservation Photographers who are working hard to fight dams on the Rio Baker in Chile. Understanding the importance of images in… Read More