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Throw yourself off a cliff and you only have yourself to blame for what happens next. The consequences of adventure sports are brought most clearly into focus when you think about what could go wrong in a pastime as dangerous as BASE jumping. Defined as a parachute leap from a building, antenna, span (bridge) or…

President Obama and his family hit up the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Parks this weekend for a quick adventure break from his health care reform tour. He's obviously not the only one vacationing in the NPs this year, as visits to the National Parks are up 4 percent this year compared to last. Aside from it…

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 Tetsuhiko Endo President Barak Obama and the Department of the Interior have proposed $50 million in new investments that would help children and families become more connected with outdoor activities. The initiative, dubbed the 21st Century Youth Conservation Corps, is included in the DOI’s 2010 budget proposal, with $30 million going to educating…

Text by Contributing Editor Jon Bowermaster. Read more at his blog, Notes From Sea Level. Photograph by Contributing Photographer Peter McBride Even as more of the Wilkins Ice Shelf in Antarctica threatens to crumble, in part due to warming temperatures, man’s influence on the continent is being heavily debated during these next two weeks in…

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 A.C. Howard Like banks, the auto industry, and nearly everyone else these days, our national parks just received a bundle of cash from President Obama’s stimulus package. And, like banks, the auto industry, and everyone else, it doesn’t seem to be enough.  Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today that $750 million…

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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…

A roundup of the latest adventure news, by Mindy Zacharjasz Final showdown: This two-year, multi-stage ultra-marathon has challenged top endurance competitors in enough battles to K.O. Mike Tyson. Need a refresher? Now it’s down to two major contenders and the finish line is finally in sight, as is the much anticipated prize–the Presidency of the…