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The Troubled Tenure of EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson

The Troubled Tenure of EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson

On Dec. 27, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson stepped down after nearly four years in office. “I will leave the EPA confident the ship is sailing in the right direction,” she said in

The Sportsman’s Heritage Act: Transcending the Jargon

The Sportsman’s Heritage Act: Transcending the Jargon

It’s hard to keep track of everything that goes on in our nation’s capital these days. And with all the political drama surrounding every issue, it’s nearly impossible for the average Joe to get the

A Portrait of a Climber: Fred Beckey

A Portrait of a Climber: Fred Beckey

Climb anywhere in North America and you’ll probably come across the name “Beckey.” Maybe you’ll find it in your guidebook, following the words “first” and “ascent.” Or maybe it’s in the by-line of that

Jamaican Bobsled Team – Fact or Fiction?

Jamaican Bobsled Team – Fact or Fiction?

The movie ‘Cool Runnings’ was a massive hit portraying a country of people who had never seen snow, but somehow built a team of locals to compete in the Winter Olympic Games. The concept of

Excellent Books About Mountaineering You Probably Haven’t Read

Excellent Books About Mountaineering You Probably Haven’t Read

Classics like Into Thin Air, Annapurna and Scrambles Amongst the Alps have thrilled and inspired countless readers over the years. If you enjoyed these celebrated works, check out our list of lesser known – but equally awe-inspiring – climbing titles.

7 A-List Celebrities You Didn’t Realize Were Also Committed Environmentalists

7 A-List Celebrities You Didn’t Realize Were Also Committed Environmentalists

Most of us are aware of the green contributions made by Leo DiCaprio, Jack Johnson, Woody Harrelson, and other members of the pop culture elite. Other well-known celebrities have also helped out Mother Nature,

The 5 Greatest Adventurers of All Time

The 5 Greatest Adventurers of All Time

The following group of people is made up of some of the most legendary adventurers to ever set foot on this planet. Fueled by raw curiosity, these men have achieved feats of exploration never considered possible until their endeavors.