May 12, 2020

Last weekend I spent an afternoon down at Red Ledges, Utah, making some great images of silk aerialists Cory Hansen and Tabitha Freeman. It’s part of a larger project I’ve been working on for several years—under the working title of "Defy Gravity"—to produce pictures o...

April 17, 2020

Focus. Breath. Rest. It’s a mantra climbers have repeated countless times while climbing. Focus, plan and execute the next move. Breath, find your center. Rest, take a short break to reset the brain. Achieving an ascent relies on these simple but effective stress manag...

February 26, 2019

The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates we have about 550 gigatonnes of carbon emissions left before we cause irreparable damage to the climate (about 10 to 15 years at a rate of 42 gigatonnes per year).

Global warming is such an enormous, existential...

September 1, 2018

Wildfires impact far more than just the scenery. They are a major contributor to many health and environmental hazards.

As of August, wildfires have burned more than 1.5 million acres in 13 states, with 7 in Utah alone. While wildfires are a part of nature, they are als...

July 28, 2017

Sometimes Sophorn Sim’s day involves a presentation in someone’s living room on habits such as opening windows and doors for ventilation. Other times she’s organizing eld trips to stormwater retention ponds to teach other immigrants about pollution.

Sim leads the Enviro...

March 24, 2014

The best time to see Olympic National Park isn’t during the spring or summer but in the winter when the snows create a world that would make Dr. Seuss envious.

On the back face of Hurricane Ridge, snow drapes itself upon the subalpine trees in graceful arcs, turning the...

October 25, 2013

Bee stings don’t really hurt Danny Najera like they used to. After years of studying the
creatures – including accidentally dropping a hive while carrying it in the middle of the night – he’s come to accept them as simply an occupational hazard.


Now Najera is bringing...

February 6, 2013

They've got a wild, wild life

An air of mystery surrounds the island north of Discovery Bay, nestled between the western shore of Port Townsend and the eastern shore of Sequim. Signs surround it, warning visitors to stay 200 feet away from the shore. Even aircraft are b...

September 23, 2011

Some do it for the feeling of absolute freedom. Others enjoy the sight of an unobscured sunset, the sound of canvas unfurling in the wind, the sturdy feel of the ropes and taste of the salty air.

"You're forcing a natural agent — the wind — to do your bidding," says sai...

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