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Chef Ramsay is a Super Sleuth

From what we’ve seen of Gordon Ramsay’s TV antics, there’s no limits to the douchebaggery of Britain’s top cooking nitwit. The chef was recently doused in gasoline and held at gunpoint while “investigating” illegal shark fishing in Costa Rica. We’re just surprised no one’s tried to kill him sooner. 


Resolution #142: Less Gas

Forced to choose, we’d rather ride a Prius than a sheep. (You know what they say, What happens in New Zealand….) Thanks to an Israeli ad for the Toyota Prius, we’re told that its emissions produce markedly less ozone eaters (GHGs) than nature’s wooly buggers and their methane toxic “exhausts.”  


NatGeo Does Bristol

  The December issue of National Geographic magazine has a 25-page feature on Bristol Bay and the Pebble Mine controversy titled “Alaska’s Choice: Salmon or Gold”. On the page facing the table of contents, Tiffany & Co. placed this full-page ad stating the company’s thoughts about Bristol Bay. “All that the American West once was, Alaska still is.…

Haul campaign

The Haul Hits Literary Speed Bump

Author David James Duncan (The River Why) recently joined forces with the All Against the Haul campaign—a grassroots, four-state effort working to stop the construction of a permanent industrial corridor for oversized loads to the Alberta Tar Sands through Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. All proceeds from his new book The Heart of the Monster,…


Read This

In addition to rocking turtlenecks and stroking hot toddys by the fire, ’tis the season for some good winter reading. Field & Stream’s Joe Cermele runs down a handful of favorites, including Sowbelly by regular Drake contributor Monte Burke, and David Kinney’s excellent exposé The Big One chronicling conspiracy and intrigue at

Bull Trout

River be a River Again

SEATTLE—The Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery, built on a tributary of the Wenatchee River, has bolstered artificial spawning grounds for salmon, while simultaneously endangering the remaining bull trout population in Icicle Creek. Kurt Beardslee, executive director of the Wild Fish Conservancy, who recently filed a lawsuit, says his group


Nat Geo Spoofs Zebra Migration

Who knew? Nat Geo is funny? National Geographic’s seven-part mini series, Great Migrations, premiers tonight. But you can catch a sneak peek of some “epic” urban zebra assaults before tasting the main event. “The Great Migrations team traveled to all seven continents, covered 420,000 miles and spanned this over two and a half years to get…