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[Above: A natural gas fracking site in Erie, Colorado across the field from an elemetary school. Photo: Topher Donahue]

Fracking In Our Backyard

By Patagonia   |   Jul 10, 2013 July 10, 2013

Through our current campaign, Our Common Waters, and with exposure to increased oil and gas development near our homes and communities, we have grown concerned about hydraulic fracturing (commonly called “fracking”) and its impact on water, air, soil, wildlife habitat, and human health. Over 90%… Read More

Oregon Rain

Oregon Rain

By Kate Taylor   |   Jun 11, 2015 June 11, 2015

I stand at my kitchen sink, looking out the window as I fill a glass of water. I live in Rockaway Beach a coastal community of 2,500 people, renowned for all that is epic about the Oregon coast: stunning beaches, lush forests and rich ocean and inland waters. I take… 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

[Above: Vast open-pit bitumen mines require massive clear-cutting of the pristine boreal forest in the Alberta tar sands. Photo: John Woods/Greenpeace]

Is It Worth It?

By Patagonia   |   Feb 3, 2013 February 3, 2013

On Sunday July 25, 2010, a pipeline carrying tar sands crude from Alberta, Canada, burst open and spilled more than 1.1 million gallons of oil into Talmadge Creek and the Kalamazoo River, near Marshall, Michigan. The oil coated wildlife and birds, soaked into wetlands and waterways, and directly impacted… Read More

[Above: Co-director Travis Rummel in the field during the filming of DamNation. All photos courtesy of DamNation]

DamNation – 80,000 Dams, 51 Interviews and One Film

By Katie Klingsporn   |   Jul 19, 2013 July 19, 2013

In July of 2011, Felt Soul Media filmmakers, Ben Knight and Travis Rummel, packed camera gear, computers and a few changes of clothing into a borrowed Sportsmobile van, braced themselves for a whole lot of time together and hit the road. It was the beginning… Read More

[Above: The 210 foot Glines Canyon Dam in Olympic National Park has illegally
blocked spawning habitat for an extraordinary chinook salmon run since
1927. Photo by Ben Knight/DamNation]

DamNation – A River Reestablishes Itself

By Katie Klingsporn   |   Jan 3, 2013 January 3, 2013

In September of 2011, machines began chipping away at the Elwha Dam in Washington’s lush Olympic Peninsula, kicking off the largest dam-removal project in United States history. The dam has since been completely removed from the section of the Elwha River it had occupied since 1913. Another dam upstream,… Read More

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