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First Three Days in Death Valley

Posted September 24, 2010 | 17:18:51 (EST)

Reconnaissance
September 20, 2010
37.33052N,117.69865W
Just had my first breakfast on the G-Micro wax stove -- did some recon up in Last Chance. This stove works like a dream!
The trek starts with a 3,000 ft drop. I'm going to have to free climb...

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A Landslide Victory for Obama In Antarctica

Posted November 6, 2008 | 18:50:21 (EST)

Dear Mr. President-Elect,

Greetings from Antarctica!

I'm about to begin my mission to become the first American in history to reach the South Pole, solo and unaided. I'll start walking November 8th from the edge of the ice pack and, if all goes according to plan, arrive...

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Why do Oragutans Care About Global Warming?

Posted August 7, 2008 | 16:35:57 (EST)

30 years ago, the famous naturalist Louis Leaky agreed to send an extraordinary young woman named Birute Galdikas deep into the wilds of Borneo to do the one thing she desired to do more than anything. Galdikas wanted to study and understand the life of the 'elusive red...

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Unprecedented warming, melting forces Arctic tourist evacuation

Posted August 1, 2008 | 14:14:28 (EST)

If the 21 tourists evacuated from the Baffin Islands yesterday weren't convinced that we're near a climate change tipping point they are now.

According to a Canwest new service story out this morning the tourists were evacuated from the Auyuittuq National Park:

"Thawing permafrost, eroding lakeshores, a melting glacier...
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Massive piece of Ward Hunt Ice Shelf collapses

Posted July 29, 2008 | 16:12:56 (EST)

Wake up and smell the greenhouse gas.

Arctic scientists are reporting today that a four-square-kilometer chunk of the Ward Hunt Ice Shelf has broken off.

As reported in the Globe and Mail:

Scientists say the break, the largest on record since 2005, is the latest indication...
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Something Strange is Happening at the Coldest, Driest Place on Earth

Posted July 16, 2008 | 17:21:17 (EST)

For someone who has experienced "freaky weather" in the Antarctic up close and personal, reports this week that baby Antarctic penguins are freezing to death due to "freak rain storms," came as no surprise.

Fellow explorer Jon Bowermaster had this to say:


"Everyone talks about...

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Global warming up close and personal on the edge of the earth

Posted July 11, 2008 | 17:17:11 (EST)

The massive Wilkins Ice Shelf in the Antarctic is collapsing while you read this article.

Will this latest news make us think twice about jumping into our SUV's to go get a coffee from the Starbucks three blocks away? I doubt it, the Wilkins Ice Shelf is hard to...

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