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Among the world’s best big-wave surfers, a Chilean and conservationist turns in one of the best barrel rides of all time. Vote for Ramon Navarro See photos of all ten Adventurers of the Year in action! “In my dreams, I’d never thought a wave could be that perfect,” says Chilean surfer Ramon Navarro of the…

This Saturday (September 26) the second annual Brita Climate Ride will roll away from lower Manhattan en route to our nation’s capitol. The five-day, 300-mile cycling tour will help raise money and awareness for climate change education through organizations such as Focus the Nation and Clean Air – Cool Planet. It will also raise hope for…

Text by Andy Isaacson Earlier this year, a team of scientists dumped several tons of iron into the Atlantic Ocean off the Chilean coast, hoping to fuel a massive algae bloom (algae eat iron), which would in turn suck up massive amounts of CO2 from the air. Instead, shrimp wolfed down the algae, causing yet…

Text by Keith RutowskiPresident Obama has been playing the green card for some time now—since before the campaign trail, actually. And despite a couple of questionable senatorial votes, most were willing to believe him. Now, over the past few months, Obama seems to have taken further action to silence the accusations that his tank is…

Text by Keith RutowskiPresident Obama has been playing the green card for some time now—since before the campaign trail, actually. And despite a couple of questionable senatorial votes, most were willing to believe him. Now, over the past few months, Obama seems to have taken further action to silence the accusations that his tank is…

Text by Tetsuhiko Endo; Photograph courtesy of James Balog, Extreme Ice Survey In a career spanning more than three decades, James Balog has taken glamour shots of gorillas, ascended the planet’s tallest redwoods to capture their profiles, and dodged lava flows on active volcanoes in order to document eruptions. It should come as no surprise,…

Text by Tetsuhiko Endo; Photograph courtesy of James Balog, Extreme Ice Survey In a career spanning more than three decades, James Balog has taken glamour shots of gorillas, ascended the planet’s tallest redwoods to capture their profiles, and dodged lava flows on active volcanoes in order to document eruptions. It should come as no surprise,…

Headliners: Adventure in 60 Seconds

A roundup of the latest adventure news, by Zack Braunstein The time has come for New Years resolutions; a group of 14 prominent environmental activists have some suggestions to top president-elect Obama's list. One promising source of clean energy: SeaGen's tidal turbines, which maxed out their energy capacity of 1.2MW for the first time off…

Text by Global Travel Editor Costas Christ When NBC's TODAY Show Travel Editor Peter Greenberg asked me to contribute a list of the top 10 places people should avoid when they travel, to include in his new book, Don't Go There! (www.PeterGreenberg.com), I was a little reluctant at first. I am a firm believer that…

A roundup of the latest adventure news, by Mindy Zacharjasz Au revoir trains, bon jour…bird traffic? Swiss pilot Yves Rossy crossed the English Channel propelled by a self-designed jetpack strapped to his back after jumping out of a plane at 8,000 feet. How did “Fusionman”  steer his eight-foot wingspan the 22 miles from France to…