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Robert Glenn Ketchum: Southwest Alaska

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Threatened wilderness photographed by world-renowned conservationist

For 40-odd years, Robert Glenn Ketchum has lent his considerable photographic talents to the cause of environmental conservation in America.  From California’s Big Sur coastline to the Hudson River Valley, Ohio’s Cuyahoga River Valley to Laguna San Ignacio in Baja California, Ketchum's images of threatened landscapes cover every corner of the country. He is a Founding Fellow of......read more

Southwest. Proven Here.

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From Craig Grant

The landscape of the American southwest is an ethereal place. The cathedral towers, deep canyons, and crushed red dirt produce terrain with endless riding possibilities. One is only limited by his efforts to push further. Pedaling along the sun drenched plateaus and in the shadowed canyons, all while sleeping below the stars in the cool night, you can start to feel displaced from the daily......read more

TimeScapes

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Say hello to the most epic time-lapse nature video ever

We're not shy about sharing our love for time-lapse videos around here, but this one stands head and shoulders above 99 percent of them. It's actually a trailer for an hour-long film, TimeScapes, shot by photographer Tom Lowe over two years throughout the American Southwest. Lowe took it to the next level by shooting in 4k resolution. To get a sense of how intensely detailed that is, regular old......read more

Obama Orders Freeze on Offshore Drilling

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President concedes neither oil companies nor government were prepared for worst-case scenario.

In Washington on Thursday, President Obama addressed widening public anger over the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, ordering a moratorium on offshore drilling in U.S. waters. The announcement reverses a previous decision to expand offshore drilling off American coastlines. At the White House press conference, the President also said there was too much complacency in goverment prior......read more

Alaska

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Christopher Baker documents life in the Copper River watershed.

Photographer Christopher Baker traveled to Cordova, Alaska to provide this glimpse of the salmon fishery that drives the local economy. The Copper River ecosystem, "one of the last pure watersheds in North America," is threatened by overfishing, so the state of Alaska and various agencies are working to ensure a sustainable fishery for future generations....read more

Ben Huff: The Last Road North

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Take a photographic journey along the northernmost road in America

Drawn by a desire to experience and chronicle one of the world's last frontiers, photographer Rob Huff spent a good chunk of five years traveling Alaska's Dalton Highway, a 414-mile stretch of (mostly dirt) road along the Trans-Alaskan pipeline. The highway, known locally as the Haul Road, is the northernmost road in the Americas. It owes its existence entirely to the need for a transportation......read more

University Student Sues Alaska Over Climate Change

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College freshman Nelson Kanuk takes the state to court for not adequately addressing global warming

To witness first-hand the dramatic consequences of climate change, perhaps the best (or worst) place to go is Barrow, Alaska--the northernmost town in America. There, on Alaska's north coast, sea ice is thinning, permafrost is melting, river banks are eroding, warm water fish species are showing up in nets, and extreme coastal storms are forcing residents to move inland. Finding food has become a......read more

Traveling Alaska with Photographer Kevin Russ

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Society6 joins an intrepid photographer on his journey up north

A couple of years back, we were introduced to the work of Kevin Russ via Flickr, where he used to regularly post wilderness-centric images captured on his travels. Online artist community Society6 recently joined Russ on an adventure to the Alaskan wilderness, and cobbled together this inspiring video of the experience. Watch as Russ leads us through some jaw-dropping landscapes, explaining the......read more

Mini Dhurrie Messenger Bag

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Will Leather Goods' Dhurrie series continues with this petite shoulder bag, hand-loomed from historic Southwestern rugs $175.00

The Dhurrie Rug collection, from Eugene, Oregon brand Will Leather Goods, features bags made of repurposed, 75-year-old Southwestern rugs collected in New Mexico. The Mini Dhurrie Messenger is the latest addition to the series. Like its bigger sibling, the petite version is loomed with thick cotton yarn and colored using vegetable dye. Topped off with a leather strap, leather trim, and brass......read more

Food Tripping Across America: Albuquerque, NM

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Taste the best of the local Southwest this weekend

Our next stop is Albuquerque, NM, situated off Interstate-40 and sandwiched next to the Sandia Mountains. If you’re traveling through New Mexico, definitely save your appetite for all that Albuquerque has to offer. And lucky for us, this weekend, Albuquerque is hosting the Chocolate and Coffee Fest, with the Southwest’s largest gathering of chocolatiers, coffee roasters, tea......read more

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