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Garrett Grove
Nine and a Half
Nine and a Half
Nine and a Half
Mattias Fredriksson

When Swedish mountain guide Per Ås lost half of his left index finger, he started to question if he would ever find his way back to working in the mountains. A few years later, he has learned to live with it.

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Blood Memory
Blood Memory
Blood Memory
Jake Young

What if we could pass our love of a certain place through generations?

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Jerry’s Wisdom
Jerry’s Wisdom
Jerry’s Wisdom
Caroline Gleich

Caroline Gleich grapples with the fears that come with an aging parent and the pressure she feels to have a child before her dad is gone.

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Water Always Wins
Water Always Wins
Water Always Wins
Kristian Jackson

A lesson in the rules of trail building.

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Mommy, Where Do Clothes Come From?
Mommy, Where Do Clothes Come From?
Mommy, Where Do Clothes Come From?
Allison Gibson

Nearly every Wednesday, Courtney Reynolds can be found elbow-deep in a bin of someone else’s castoffs, searching for scraps of fabric and colorful quilts to deconstruct and sew into original clothing items for her three preschool-age kids, or to sell in her online shop, Napkin Apocalypse.

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Let Them Be. Patagonia Kids.
Let Them Be. Patagonia Kids.
Let Them Be. Patagonia Kids.

Kids are meant to be kids. So let them be.

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A New Surf Culture
A New Surf Culture
A New Surf Culture
Stephanie Vermillion

This Great Lakes surfer never felt represented in the surf scene, so she created a new surf culture of her own.

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Digging for Answers
Digging for Answers
Digging for Answers
Johnie Gall

We’re entering Earth’s sixth mass extinction, but clues about this climate crisis could be right under our feet.

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Four Fifths a Grizzly
Four Fifths a Grizzly
Four Fifths a Grizzly
Doug Chadwick

A book excerpt about how the microbes within us and the genes we share with other wild creatures are key dimensions of being human. Editor’s note: Prolific author and National Geographic magazine writer Doug Chadwick takes a fresh look at humans’ place in the natural world in his book, Four Fifths a Grizzly. In his…

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Hasta La Raíz
Hasta La Raíz
Hasta La Raíz

How can Hispanic farmworkers become farm owners? For Mexican immigrant Javier Zamora, the sunup to sundown work ethic was already there—he just needed some support from his community.

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11:48
The Nautical Farmers
The Nautical Farmers
The Nautical Farmers
Erin Grace Scottberg

One young couple’s unexpected career path of farming sea vegetables drew them back to their roots and brought a promising climate-change solution to their coastal hometown.

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The Flight of the Farmer
The Flight of the Farmer
The Flight of the Farmer

As the proprietor of Cold Antler Farm, a 6.5-acre span of land in Washington County, New York, Jenna Woginrich spends her days with red-tailed hawks.

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Garbage Bins for the Ocean
Garbage Bins for the Ocean
Garbage Bins for the Ocean
Gabriela Aoun

Seasoned waterman, master woodworker and Patagonia Surf Ambassador Ben Wilkinson channels his skills toward a new environmental calling.

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¡Échale ganas!
¡Échale ganas!
¡Échale ganas!
Nathan Harkleroad

Only 4 percent of US farm owners are Hispanic. Mexican immigrant and organic farmer Javier Zamora is working to change the narrative.

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Last Chance to Get It Right
Last Chance to Get It Right
Last Chance to Get It Right
Gregory Fitz

Rule changes and the future of the Olympic Peninsula’s wild steelhead.

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Undeniable
Undeniable
Undeniable
Cassidy Randall

John Murray’s lifelong work to permanently protect the Badger-Two Medicine from oil and gas drilling.

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Girl Crush
Girl Crush
Girl Crush
Natasha Woodworth

On designing our women’s climbing pants.

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Born with This
Born with This
Born with This
Steve Duda

The last days of the Klamath River dams.

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The High Life
The High Life
The High Life
Jeff McElroy

Rock-climber blade techs keep the wind turbines turning, with gusto.

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A Swamp and 60 Feet
A Swamp and 60 Feet
A Swamp and 60 Feet
Sakeus Bankson

An unlikely community, in the most unlikely location, has become an even more unlikely force for public lands conservation.

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Overburden
Overburden
Overburden
Dave Quinn

Coal built this ski town. Can the locals keep skiing without it?

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We the Power
We the Power
We the Power

The future of energy is community-owned.

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On Letting Go
On Letting Go
On Letting Go
Morgan Williamson

Ramón Navarro and Kohl Christensen bring Léa Brassy into the jaws of a Chilean monster.

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A Letter from 2030
A Letter from 2030
A Letter from 2030
Yessenia Funes

The next nine years will be a time of resilience, rebuilding and reinvention.

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How We Got Here: Organic Cotton
How We Got Here: Organic Cotton
How We Got Here: Organic Cotton
Michele Bianchi

The story of our switch to organic cotton starts with a bout of headaches and a trip to the lunar landscape of the San Joaquin Valley’s conventional cotton fields.

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A Pandemic Can’t Stop MeWater
A Pandemic Can’t Stop MeWater
A Pandemic Can’t Stop MeWater
Morgan Williamson

How a nonprofit that takes San Francisco kids surfing expanded its work in 2020.

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Next to the River
Next to the River
Next to the River
Molly Baker

For 16-year-old Bosnian Ali Sarajlić, living without the free-flowing Neretvica River is unimaginable. That’s why he has joined, and in many ways led, the continuing fight against damming it.

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Vjosa Forever
Vjosa Forever
Vjosa Forever

Einer der letzten Wildflüsse in Europa ist in Gefahr

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Bring Hemp Home: Colorado
Bring Hemp Home: Colorado
Bring Hemp Home: Colorado

In Colorado’s San Luis Valley, worsening drought is causing farmers to face the prospect of losing their livelihoods. Two farmers are placing their bets on a drought-tolerant crop—industrial hemp.

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Bring Hemp Home: Colorado
Bring Hemp Home: Colorado
Bring Hemp Home: Colorado
Jeff McElroy

In Colorado’s San Luis Valley, two farmers are growing industrial hemp to improve their topsoil—and their bottom line—as they face worsening drought.

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Connected by Water
Connected by Water
Connected by Water

Sion Miloskys Tod in Mavericks im Jahr 2011 war für die gesamte Big-Wave-Surfing-Community ein herber Verlust. Wieder einmal musste ein talentierter Surfer sein Leben lassen. Es war ein Weckruf.

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Fire Sheep
Fire Sheep
Fire Sheep
Esha Chhabra

Sheep (and their poop) could help California’s climate-driven wildfires. One couple is ushering in this idea with a small flock and some supportive fire departments.

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The Return of a Surf Classic
The Return of a Surf Classic
The Return of a Surf Classic
Kim McCoy & Willard Newell Bascom

Coauthor Kim McCoy recounts discovering the mystery of what lies beneath the waves, where ocean and land meet and compete.

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Our Quest for Circularity
Our Quest for Circularity
Our Quest for Circularity
Archana Ram

Patagonia’s journey toward zero waste and reduced carbon emissions, failed experiments included.

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The Dread Pirate Andy
The Dread Pirate Andy
The Dread Pirate Andy
Sakeus Bankson

Genetics is a powerful thing.

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Green Reconstruction
Green Reconstruction
Green Reconstruction
Tetsunari Iida

Ten years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japanese communities are turning toward citizen-led renewable power.

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