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Top 42 Hikes in the West

Williams Lake, Taos, NM<p>Get an alpine start to your day on the gradual 2-mile hike to Williams Lake, at 11,300 feet in the high country above Taos Ski …

Ten Top Mountain-Biking and Road Cycling Destinations

With hundreds of miles of top-rated singletrack, a slew of family-friendly rails-to-trails networks, and a nearly endless array of routes for road cyclists, Michigan has something for every stripe of cyclist. Here are our favorite ten biking trails broken down by region.<p>Southern Lower Peninsula<p>1. …

Dahr Jamail | Global Fisheries Are Collapsing — What Happens When There Are No Fish Left?

(Photo: Paul Symes)<p>“Commercial overexploitation of the world’s fish stocks is severe,” UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said back in 2012. “Many …

Rifts are forming in the GOP on climate and clean energy. Here’s how they could be exploited.

Last week, I wrote about new research showing that partisan polarization on climate change is worse than ever. In a nutshell, fewer than half of US Republicans acknowledge anthropogenic climate change or worry about its impacts.<p>This is rather alarming for people who would like the US political …

Clean Energy

Pew survey: Dems changing more rapidly than GOP

The Democratic Party is becoming more diverse, less religious and better educated at a faster pace than the country itself. Meanwhile, the opposite is true for the Republican Party.<p>A Pew Research Center survey released Tuesday found that 57% of registered Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters are …

Patagonia, Sensing Political Apathy, Wants To Get Out The Green Vote

The high-end outdoor apparel company is spending $1 million to raise awareness of environmental issues.<p>One presidential candidate wants to set the country on a path of environmental destruction, the other refuses to include policies in her platform many say are crucial to halting climate change.<p>But …