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Jason Florio: River Gambia Expedition

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Stirring photos document a threatened way of life along the Gambia River

Jason Florio and his wife, Helen Jones-Florio, had already traveled the Republic of Gambia extensively when they decided to walk around the entirety of it in 2009. The 600-mile walk stands as the first recorded circumnavigation of the West African country by foot. As such, they know Gambia better than most, so when they heard of plans to dam the Gambia River on the Senegal-Guinea......read more

B.C. or Bust

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Patagonia ambassadors take a road trip from Santa Barbara to Tofino

Here's the ultimate photo series to get you lusting after your next road adventure. With some help from Patagonia, surf comrades Trevor Gordon, Foster Huntington, and Jeremy Koreski packed up Huntington's 1987 4WD Vanagon in search of waves along the west coast, from Gordon's hometown of Santa Barbara, California to Koreski's hometown of Tofino, British Columbia. As with all the best road trips,......read more

Western Climate Initiative

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As the federal climate bill dies, a regional alliance steps up for emissions controls.

With a federal climate change bill apparently dead, it seems logical that more progressive pockets of the continent can pursue their own regional climate change strategies. The Western Climate Initiative is doing just that. On Tuesday, California, New Mexico, and three Canadian provinces announced a plan to commence a regional cap and trade system by 2012. According to California Governor Arnold......read more

Out of Africa

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Photographer/conservationist Nick Brandt is obsessed with the animals of East Africa.

With its epic black-and-white photos of the noble animals of East Africa, ON THIS EARTH, the first book of wildlife photos by Nick Brandt, became one of the most popular photography books of the decade. His latest, A SHADOW FALLS, picks up where the first left off, lifting the largely documentative genre of wildlife photography into the realm of fine art. The intimacy of Nick Brandt's photos......read more

Sun-Powered African Huts

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Sustainable energy transforms lives in rural Kenya.

In east Africa, where access to reliable electricity is a rare luxury, small-scale renewable power is playing a transformative role in people's lives. In the New York Times, Elizabeth Rosenthal reveals the story of a rural Kenyan family whose whose small rooftop solar panel delivers enough power to charge their new cell phone and run four bright lights. The solar panel cost the family $80. ......read more

Tina Hillier: Under African Skies

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Ethereal travel photos of southern Africa

While on assignment in southern Africa for The Greenbook Guide, London-based travel photog and writer Tina Hillier found time to produce a powerful and compelling collection of personal travel photos. Delicate and lyrical, "Under African Skies" nicely captures the mysterious allure of the plateau continent.  "I try and take images that represent something I'm drawn to, to translate or......read more

Africa's Rift Valley from Above

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German photographer Michael Poliza traveled by helicopter to capture the extraordinary landscapes of the Rift Valley in Kenya and Ethiopia from the air

Michael Poliza is a man of many hats. The former child actor juggles multiple roles as an expedition leader, tourism consultant, World Wildlife Fund Ambassador, and professional photographer. What remains constant is a thirst for adventure that informs all of his work, including these aerial photos he shot from a helicopter over the Rift Valley in Kenya and Ethiopia. The images are pulled from......read more

Africa Spurs Investment in Renewable Energy

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Six African nations receive $330 million to fund climate change solutions

Six African countries are to receive $330 million to fund projects that to help boost private investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable forests. With the support of the African Development Bank (AfDB), the countries made it to the end of a global competition held by Climate Investment Funds (CIF), which allows African nations to propose climate-improving projects to......read more

On The Road: A Trip Along The West Coast

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Photographer Laua Zalenga

  Laura Zalenga is a young photographer from Southern Germany. Her US road trip along the West Coast captures the American wanderlust perfectly. On The Road chronicals her time spent during two months in a van with a friend. 'A lot of my friends were a bit sceptic when I told them about my plan: to live in a van for two months with a friend and traveling along the US West......read more

Monumental Outdoors Photography by Seattle's Griffin Lamb

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Take an epic visual journey around the Pacific Northwest

Griffin Lamb explores the essence of adventure in this monumental series of landscape photos. Based in the Seattle area, the photographer has easy access to the beautiful scenery of the Pacific Northwest and does well to capture it for the world to see. His preferred subjects are majestic scenes of mountains, lakes, and forests -- all favorite things of ours as well. Among the images are a few......read more

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