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May 18, 2010: Headlines

Urban Fishing on Rebounding RiversNational Geographic—The flyfisher wading this clear-flowing river scene could evoke mental images of Montana. Except this isn’t. “Instead of pines and mountains, the backdrop is a busy high street, with red double-decker buses, betting shops, and kebab houses. This river, the Wandle, runs through the middle of London. A similar scene…

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Fish Market Buckles to Social Media Call

Seattle, WA—As reported on sites such as Moldy Chum, Pike’s Place Fish Market, in Seattle, WA, recently heeded the viral call of the masses, discontinuing its controversial carrying of wild Pacific Northwest steelhead. Pause for applause. “We’ve read your emails, we’ve taken in the conversations at the market, we’ve had sustainability representatives speak at our meetings, and…

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Urban Fishing on Rebounding Rivers

National Geographic—The flyfisher wading this clear-flowing river scene could evoke mental images of Montana. Except this isn’t. “Instead of pines and mountains, the backdrop is a busy high street, with red double-decker buses, betting shops, and kebab houses. This river, the Wandle, runs through the middle of London. A similar scene unfolds in central Stockholm. Outside…

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7-eleven

May 17, 2010: Headlines

Yosemite Falls vs. 7-ElevenThe Adventure Life—In an ultimate slurpee showdown, Yosemite Falls has unseated 7-Eleven as Slurpee King of the West. Recent springtime temps in Yosemite National Park triggered a natural phenomenon called frazil ice, a slurry of slush that flows like lava down Yosemite Creek. “It’s not snow, it’s not ice, it’s something in the middle,” says…

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Water Bump for WA Steelhead

Prescott, WA—Endangered wild steelhead now have a little more water in the Touchet River, thanks to the collaboration between a Prescott farmer and a conservation trust. Up to 3 cubic feet per second, or about 1.9 million gallons a day, of water is now protected permanently for steelhead and other fish, and landowner Melvin Talbott will…

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National Trout Learning Center

Rochester, MN—With the support of both city and county officials and organizations like Trout Unlimited and the Minnesota Trout Association, a steering committee hopes build a $3.5 million permanent center for trout education. The center is being modeled after the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, which expects to see 100,000 visitors this year.

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Yosemite Falls vs. 7-Eleven

The Adventure Life—In an ultimate slurpee showdown, Yosemite Falls has unseated 7-Eleven as Slurpee King of the West. Recent springtime temps in Yosemite National Park triggered a natural phenomenon called frazil ice, a slurry of slush that flows like lava down Yosemite Creek. “It’s not snow, it’s not ice, it’s something in the middle,” says Ranger Victoria…

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Oil_Gulf

May 14, 2010: Headlines

Gulf Update GrimNew Orleans—In its 24 days BP’s mistake has poured about 5.1 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico 50 miles south of the Mississippi River delta at the rate of 210,000 gallons per day. The company is drilling a relief well it hopes will make contact with the existing well in…

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Gulf Update Grim

New Orleans—In its 24 days BP’s mistake has poured about 5.1 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico 50 miles south of the Mississippi River delta at the rate of 210,000 gallons per day. The company is drilling a relief well it hopes will make contact with the existing well in two…

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May 13, 2010: Headlines

Keaton Talks Conch Penis and Pirates on LettermanConch penis, anyone? And does Michael’s fishing buddy Tom Brokaw have a beef with Dave?Source Link David Blaine is SharkbaitMagician David Blaine chartered a sailboat with menswear designer Adam Kimmel and marine photographer and filmmaker Bob Talbot to perform yet another feat of endurance, bravery, and, some might…

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Sac Season: “Lacks Logic”

Last fall, the number of chinook salmon that returned to the Sacramento River was the lowest in history. Yet ocean fisherman have received the go-ahead to drop lines this spring and summer—in spite of bans the past two years and fish-tally estimates that critics say are impossible. For Mike Bogue, a river-fishing guide in Redding…

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David Blaine is Sharkbait

Magician David Blaine chartered a sailboat with menswear designer Adam Kimmel and marine photographer and filmmaker Bob Talbot to perform yet another feat of endurance, bravery, and, some might argue, complete insanity. The reason for the expedition was simple enough: Blaine was planning to swim in open water with roughly 20 great white sharks. He…

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May 12, 2010: Headlines

The River Why Watch It?David James Duncan, author of acclaimed novel The River Why, won’t be watching the silverscreen version currently touring film festivals across the country. In a statement on his blog, Duncan, who fought the filmmakers in court for several years for film rights (settled in 2008), says: “So, to the filmmakers—and the betrayers,…

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The River Why Watch It?

David James Duncan, author of acclaimed novel The River Why, won’t be watching the silverscreen version currently touring film festivals across the country. In a statement on his blog, Duncan, who fought the filmmakers in court for several years for film rights (settled in 2008), says: “So, to the filmmakers—and the betrayers, too: peace. And to…

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May 11, 2010: Headlines

Parent’s 411 to Gulf Oil SpillWired Magazine’s Geekdad guide to BP’s ongoing oil botch succinctly puts the spill into 5th-grader context, helping your kids (and us) wrap their brains around it: “If you were to fill gallon milk jugs with the oil and put them on a U.S. football field, you’d cover 91 percent of the…

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May 10, 2010: Headlines

Tips: When the Wind BlowsAndros South OG guide Torrie Bevans enjoys long walks on the beach, especially his wicked Death March to inland tidal lagoons loaded with big bones. When the wind’s up, he offers pearls such as: “You want to be gentle with your female so be gentle with your rod… so then it’s…

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