Monthly Archives: April 2012

Let’s Go: The Merced River in Yosemite National Park

Photo by DJ Schulte via Facebook.

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When voices get too loud to be heard: “I Hunt, But I Oppose the N.R.A”

Having hunted on and off since I was a teen and having enjoyed guns and shooting equally as long, whether for target practice, skeet, trap or sporting clays, I have often worried that the zealotry I see demonstrated by ardent … Continue reading

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Not all green is good: See how many tons of garlic mustard are being weeded from Michigan parks, and how you can help

“So far, West Michigan has a commanding lead in the 2012 Garlic Mustard Challenge with nearly 3,000 pounds pulled this month. Several public garlic mustard pulls are planned in Kent and Ottawa counties over the next few weeks to boost … Continue reading

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Report seeking oil and gas leases on 5.3 million acres of state land called ‘stupid.’

Members of the Michigan Legislature have issued a report calling for the state to seek oil and gas leases on 5.3 million acres of state land, according to a story today by Jim Harger at the Grand Rapids Press. The … Continue reading

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Cabin Fever: Tentbound in Devil’s Bay

Anyone who has traveled far to try something challenging knows the dismay and mood swings that come when the weather doesn’t cooperate. Knitting isn’t an option when you are an athlete and adrenaline junkie. This video of a climbing expedition … Continue reading

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Originally posted on John Hubickeys Photo Blog:
This is one of my favorite high dynamic range photographs. This HDR photograph was taking in Utah at Bryce Canyon National Park, March 2012. In front of me you can see one of…

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Michigan waters make Bassmaster top 100 Best Bass Lakes

Four Michigan waters are listed today on Bassmaster Magazine’s list of the Top 100 Best Bass Lakes in the US. Local anglers may or may not agree; they always have their secret spots, but the editors of the magazine said … Continue reading

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Study Links Plant Damage to Nanoparticles

Scientists are discovering that nanoparticles are able to enter plant cells and cause damage. That finding has troubling implications for agriculture and other forms of life, the New York Times reports today about a new study. They may not create … Continue reading

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White killer whale adult spotted for first time in wild

Russian scientists discovered this white Orca while cruising off the coast of Kamchatka in eastern Russia. This is the first mature adult that has ever been spotted, according to BBC News.  Two other young white Orcas have been seen in … Continue reading

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Fly fisher Bette Davis: Who knew?

Bette Davis in waders – who could have imagined? Davis was the “The First Lady of the American Screen,” even referred to as the “Fifth Warner Brother,” according to her official site, but you’d be hard pressed to find her … Continue reading

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