When Corporate Activism Has a Dark Side

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<img src='https://www.outsideonline.com/sites/default/files/styles/full-page/public/2021/04/16/ours-commerce-future_h.jpg?itok=H4K_dV9f'/> The website for the brand Ours looks like any other ad you’d be served on Instagram. On the site, visitors are invited to discover what the company is all about, with minimal capitalization and chunky serif fonts laid over soothing photos of tents and mountain bikers in wide-open spa...

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‘Fatima’s Great Outdoors’ Is an Adventure Tale for All

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<img src='https://www.outsideonline.com/sites/default/files/styles/full-page/public/2021/04/19/fatimas-great-outdoors-cropped_h.jpg?itok=_XZeBZDD'/> Unless you were one of the lucky kids who grew up camping and participating in outdoor sports, breaking into the outdoor world can be an adventure in itself. There’s the gear, the jargon, the less than welcoming outdoor subculture—not to mention the vulnerability that comes with trying s...

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Why Would You Walk from D.C. to New York?

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<img src='https://www.outsideonline.com/sites/default/files/styles/full-page/public/2021/04/21/walker-landscape-pennsylvania_h.jpg?itok=KRLdDUxq'/> In his essay “Walking,” Thoreau wrote that “two or three hours’ walking will carry me to as strange a country as I expect ever to see.” The piece was published in 1862, but the sentiment feels contemporary. Perhaps it’s that we’ve all just endured a year&rsq...

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The Ultimate Arches National Park Travel Guide

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<img src='https://www.outsideonline.com/sites/default/files/styles/full-page/public/2021/04/13/arches-np-travel-guide_h.jpg?itok=yGMRV7Lz'/> It was the middle of the day in the middle of July the first time I visited Arches National Park, and the foolish act of stepping outside my perfectly air-conditioned car was a bit like being body-slammed by Satan himself. Still, as an experienced desert hiker, I loaded up with several liters of wat...

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Tracking an Antarctic Iceberg’s Epic Journey

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                    <a href="https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/148213/tracking-an-antarctic-icebergs-epic-journey"><img src="https://eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/148000/148213/larsenc_tmo_2017254_tn.jpg"
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                    The long voyage of one of the planet’s largest bergs—A-68A—has come to an end.
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“Dearest Stoll!good old troll!you sit in your holedrunk as a…

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“Dearest Stoll!
good old troll!
you sit in your hole
drunk as a Mole! -
But you’re touched in your soul
by music’s sweet flow.”
W.A. Mozart - July 12, 1791 Letter to Anton Stoll five days before writing the motet “Ave verum corpus” for Stoll. Over the hump we go with Mozart’s “Ave verum corpus,” one of ...

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Europe Proposes Strict Rules For Artificial Intelligence

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An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: The European Union unveiled strict regulations on Wednesday to govern the use of artificial intelligence, a first-of-its-kind policy that outlines how companies and governments can use a technology seen as one of the most significant, but ...

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You Better Beleaf it: NASA GLOBE Program to Host 2021 Trees Community Challenge

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Through May 15, 2021, the GLOBE Program is hosting the 2021 Trees Community Challenge, a project aimed at making science better together by encouraging participants to collect data and learn about trees. Using the Trees Challenge Activity Tracker, participants can pick and choose activ...

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Pluralistic: 21 Apr 2021

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