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Running to the Sea: Help Save the Colorado River Delta

Running to the Sea: Help Save the Colorado River Delta

By Jon Waterman   |   Sep 6, 2011 September 6, 2011

"But along the way I learned how the problem could be fixed and that the delta is far from dead both in terms of people who care about it and the remarkable habitat that still remains." –Jonathan Waterman When our fall catalog lands in your mailbox, you’ll… Read More

Don’t Dam Patagonia: Now Is the Time to Dig In

Don’t Dam Patagonia: Now Is the Time to Dig In

By Craig Childs   |   Jul 5, 2011 July 5, 2011

As the new Patagonia catalog hits your mailbox, we asked Craig Childs the author of " [Taking the power of the Rio Baker's still-wild waters. All photos: ©James Q Martin] We did good work down there – interviews and camera lenses. We sat in a bishop's house… Read More

America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2011

America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2011

By Enviro editor   |   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

Bean There: Tracking the Impacts of Coffee Growing

Bean There: Tracking the Impacts of Coffee Growing

By Mark Shimahara   |   May 11, 2011 May 11, 2011

One of the unique perks of working for Patagonia is the chance to leave, to participate in an environmental internship on work time. I chose to go to Guatemala to see how coffee is grown before it is exported for roasting.  I divided my time with two organizations… Read More

Chilean Government Approves Dam Project Despite Public Opposition

Chilean Government Approves Dam Project Despite Public Opposition

By localcrew   |   May 9, 2011 May 9, 2011

The Patagonian region of southern Chile is considered one of the world's last, great wildernesses, dubbed an "eco-gem" for its rare fauna, ice-sculptured fjords and almost total absence of industrial development. Less destructive alternative energy sources are abundant, and the Chilean government may not fully appreciate the significant tourism… Read More

Mining the Grand Canyon – Speak out to protect our common waters

Mining the Grand Canyon – Speak out to protect our common waters

By Jon Waterman   |   Feb 25, 2011 February 25, 2011

Patagonia's new Here’s how it works: From February 18- April 4, the Department of Interior is inviting comments on Secretary of the Interior Salazar's proposal to halt the opening or development of any new uranium mines in the area surrounding the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River… Read More

Meet an Unlikely Proponent of Dam Removal

Meet an Unlikely Proponent of Dam Removal

By Enviro editor   |   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

Struggling Economy Means a Threat to Organics

Struggling Economy Means a Threat to Organics

Feb 23, 2010 February 23, 2010

We discussed the elimination of Nevada’s state-supported Organics Program just over one year ago. At the time, the state was facing severe budget shortfalls and the budgetary scythe cut a wide swath. The situation has gotten worse, and despite a successful defense in early 2009, the program… Read More

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