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Secretary Zinke and the Great Public Lands Wholesale
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The United States is now likely the world’s largest oil producer. Even so, the Trump administration continues its sprint to lease the nation’s public lands to energy companies.

From September through the end of the year, the Bureau of Land Management will offer leases for oil and gas drilling on nearly 3 million acres of public lands,according to government statistics compiled by the Wilderness Society and Center for Western Priorities. That would mean, according to the Center for Biological Diversity, that for the entire year the administration will have offered for lease almost 4 million acres in the Lower 48 alone.

That’s a nearly four-fold increase over 2016, the last year of the Obama administration. And that doesn’t include lease sales in Alaska and in public waters such as the Gulf of Mexico, where Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has vigorously pushed leasing as part of the administration’s policy of energy dominance.

To that end, Zinke has directed BLM offices, which ov..

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Hilaree Nelson’s Bold Attempt to Ski the Lhotse Couloir
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In August, American ski mountaineers Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison flew to Nepal from their homes in Telluride, Colorado, and Tahoe City, California, respectively, to attempt the first ski descent of 27,940-foot Lhotse. Part of the Everest massif, Lhotse is the fourth-highest mountain in the world. From a skier’s perspective, though, Lhotse is first choice. The summit offers a sustained and direct 7,000-vertical-foot ski line that combines a 2,500-foot couloir and an open face. The average pitch is 45 to 50 degrees. For comparison, the steepest in-bounds black diamond runs in the U.S. top out at about 30 degrees.

“It is this iconic, splinter couloir and it just screams ski line to me,” Morrison told me earlier this summer. “It’s this plum line right off the summit, right down the middle onto this huge face that goes way down. And it’s never been done.”

Until this summer, of the five tallest mountains in the world, Mount Everest was the only one to have been skied successfully from ..

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The Ocean Cleanup Launches System 001
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It’s around 11:45 a.m. on September 8, a perfect-as-usual Saturday along Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. The waterfront is already packed with tourists, their happy chatter intermittently overtaken by the barks of the famous sea lion horde over on Pier 39’s K-Dock. Nearby, a crowd of some 30,000 has gathered for the Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice March, an event that will culminate with the Global Climate Action Summit. The smell of pot meanders through the crisp air as convincing Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un impersonators pose for photos.

This is a big day for Boyan Slat, the 24-year-old founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup (TOC), a Netherlands-based nonprofit that wants to rid the oceans of plastic pollution. TOC has chartered the rusty, austere Harbor Emperor ferry to shuttle about 100 journalists out into the bay, where it will follow the Maersk Launcher, a 296-foot offshore tug whose day job is hauling oil and gas platforms to the Golden Gate Bridge. Today, however, the ..

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How Guides Ski in the Backcountry
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Skiing apparel company Norrona sent three of its ambassadors—Merrick Mordal, Nikolai Schirmer, and Asbjørn Eggebø Næss—to ski in the Lyngen Alps of Norway. With variable conditions, the team encountered a few close calls in which the skiers showcased their commitment to safety, open dialogue, and overall good decision making in the mountains.

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‘Far Out’ Trailer
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From the filmmakers at Teton Gravity Research, Far Out will feature epic footage from its extensive list of creditworthy skiers like Angel Collinson, Hadley Hammer, Dane Tudor, and many more. Stay tuned for the release later this fall.

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‘Silence of the Dolomites’
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Silence of the Dolomites is part of filmmaker Casper Rolsted’s timelapse series ‘Silence’, which combines original soundscapes with his imagery.

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Hiking in Iceland
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Marriage proposal on Hiking Trip!
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Man buries engagement ring before metal detecting hike. This woman finds more than just a box on her hike.. 💍😍Credit – JukinVideo Posted by Viral TRND on Friday, July 13, 2018

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Rysy mountain hiking (Tatry, Poland, June 2017)
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