Nature in a Box: photos are grand, the real thing, grander

Gorgeous photographic images entertain and inspire us: some to see, others to go. Ansel Adams’ photos stir memories, excite the senses, and provoke curiosity. Or should. While photography is oftentimes a beautiful and faithful representation of a place, it should be a gateway drug to the real thing. There are glorious places, actually existing landscapes […]

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Two Ways to Do the (Dam) Thing

Breaching Snake River dams could save salmon and orcas, but destroy livelihoods, Ron Judd’s recent article in the Seattle Times’ Pacific Northwest Magazine, does a pretty good job of presenting a side that doesn’t generally get a whole lot of air west of the Cascades. This is not to say it isn’t very sad, but […]

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