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An aerial photograph taken last week of a rip current 62 miles from the wellhead. Image courtesy of Blake Gordon We asked Surfer Foundation‘s environmental director Chad Nelsen, head of their Not the Answer anti-offshore drilling initiative, to lend some perspective on the escalating situation in the Gulf of Mexico as continued efforts to stop…

A thunderstorm approaching in Miramar Beach on Florida's Gulf Coast. Photograph by Carol Mays, My Shot As oil continues to surge into the Gulf of Mexico from the site of last week's rig accident, travelers who had planned to relax on the Gulf Coast's silky white-sand beaches this summer should probably reconsider. Perhaps a better…

Text by Catharine Livingston; Photograph courtesy of John McCarthy America‚Äôs wildest places scored a major victory yesterday when the House of Representatives voted to pass the Omnibus Public Land Management Act. If signed into law by President Obama next week, the legislation would, among other good things, protect more than two million acres of wilderness, some…