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The Penobscot River Restoration Project

The Penobscot River Restoration Project

By Topher Browne   |   Apr 3, 2012 April 3, 2012

by Topher Browne In September, 2011, The Cleanest Line reported the demise of two dams on the Elwha River in Washington State. Currently the largest dam removal project on the continent, the demolition of the 108-foot Elwha Dam and the 210-foot Glines Canyon Dam will allow five species… Read More

A World of Rivers

A World of Rivers

Mar 8, 2012 March 8, 2012

by Jason Rainey Water is life. Our bodies are about 60% water. Over two thirds of the surface of the Earth is covered by water, but only 0.006% of the Earth’s freshwater… Read More

Grand Canyon Wins New Protections From Uranium Mining

Grand Canyon Wins New Protections From Uranium Mining

By Taylor McKinnon   |   Feb 16, 2012 February 16, 2012

by Taylor McKinnon The Obama administration rang in the New Year with a gift to wildlands and wildlife: a 20-year ban on new mining on 1 million acres of public lands around Grand Canyon National Park. The move, in the face of a rash of new uranium-mining claims, bans new… Read More

The Writing on the Wall

The Writing on the Wall

By Amy Irvine McHarg   |   Sep 29, 2011 September 29, 2011

Amy Irvine McHarg is a beautiful writer. We asked her to write a post about what she cares about and to remind the readers of the Patagonia catalog to look for her essay “Seeing Red” in your mail soon. "Seeing Red" is one of a series of essays… Read More

To the Elwha and its Salmon – Welcome Home

To the Elwha and its Salmon – Welcome Home

By localcrew   |   Sep 21, 2011 September 21, 2011

While the Patagonia environmental team was busy hosting its Tools for Grassroots Activists Conference last week, one of our activist community's greatest victories in recent decades was unfolding, the removal of the Elwha Dam. If you haven't had a chance to get the full story behind the Elwha's removal, check… Read More

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