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The Northwest Has Always Fantasized about Starting Its Own Country

From Cascadia to Ecotopia, welcome to all the Oregons that could have been.

Stock Market’s Wild Ride May Just Be Getting Started

Morning MoneyBeat is the Journal’s pre-market primer. To receive this morning newsletter via email, click here: http://on.wsj.com/MoneyBeatUSSignup OVERNIGHT DEVELOPMENTS Markets began to regain composure Wednesday after uncertainty over global central bank policy sparked three days of volatility …

European leaders rule out informal Brexit talks before article 50 is triggered

Decision deals major blow to leave campaign leaders, who show no sign of wanting to launch formal proceedings<p>The leaders of Germany, France and Italy have insisted that no Brexit talks of any kind can begin until Britain has formally applied to leave the European Union, which EU officials expect to …

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Communities bypass utilities to save money, push green power

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Some New York communities are changing the way their residents buy electricity under an initiative designed to save people money …

Map shows how far you can get from London by train in under 22 hours

‘Isochrone’ maps created by Vienna University PhD student show how long it takes to travel from 28 European cities to any point in Europe<p>How well-connected is the European rail system? The answer to that question is very, and here are the maps to prove it. Peter Kerpedjiev, a PhD student at the …

12 Expert Tips For Photographing Cityscapes At Night

<b>Jimmy Mcintyre</b> <i>is a travel photographer and educator. His photos have been published in local and national magazines, including the BBC. His online</i> …

The AGUA. A totally new way to carry your camera!

<b>Hey, we are miggo - camera's best amigo (-:</b> A year after we've successfully lunched our first Kickstarter project, we are back with the AGUA - <b>and its</b> …

Can the “whitest city in America” deliver green living for all?

Portland, Ore., has been ahead of the crowd on climate change for a long time. It was the first American city to develop a local climate action plan, …

The Man Who Disobeyed His Boss And Opened The Berlin Wall

To many Germans, Harald Jaeger is the man who opened the Berlin Wall.<p>It's a legacy that still makes the former East German border officer uncomfortable 25 years after he defied his superiors' orders and let thousands of East Berliners pour across his checkpoint into the West.<p>"I didn't open the …

Crossing the Line: The Dangers of In-Bounds Skiing

Since 1950, when we started keeping track of such things, 37 people have died in avalanches at ski areas, in terrain that was open for skiing. And fully 30 percent of those fatalities occurred in the past decade. “That’s a disturbing trend,” says Bruce Tremper, longtime director of the Utah …

The 35-Piece Ultimate Survival Kit

What's the price of safety? $9,340! Whether you're bugging out, sheltering in place, or just stocking up your bunker, these tools will help you ride out any emergency in style.<p>1. Pack the bomb-proof North Face Base Camp XL duffel with food, cash, batteries, and warm clothes, and stash it in your …

Slow Is the New Fast: Ultra-Walking the California Coast

Surely one of the most welcome sights after a long day of walking is a whitewashed Tudor inn, tucked back from a small curve of beach, its green lawn scattered with people drinking pints of local beer. Stumble upon this bucolic scene, as we did a couple of weeks ago, and you'd be forgiven for …

Visit These 21 Amazing Places Without Leaving North America

As far as amazing places go, there's truly no place like home. After all, why fret about exorbitant airfare to far-flung locales when you can experience some of the world's most stunning sights right here in North America?<p>As far as amazing places go, there's truly no place like home. After all, why …

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45 Beautiful Reasons to Escape to South America!

From the vibrant tango-filled streets of Buenos Aires to the mystical ancient ruins of Machu Picchu, we've rounded up our favorite travel-inspiring …

12 Most Iconic Rivers on Earth

There's a reason you know the names of these rivers—the Nile, the Mississippi, the Amazon—they've inspired exploration, legend, religion. Discover …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

95 Amazing Photography Links

It's been a really exciting week in the world of photography and Toad Hollow Photography has been searching everywhere for the very best links to …

The world's best multi-day treks...without high altitudes

Love trekking but suffer from altitude sickness? Or do you just want to want to enjoy a good trek without worrying about acclimatising? Altitude sickness, which usually kicks in around 2500-3000 metres (8200-9850 feet) and higher, affects some (but not all) of us, no matter how healthy you are.<p>And …