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New Salmon-Challis Smartphone App Lets Users Take Forest Information On The Go

NPR

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Visitors to the Salmon-Challis National Forest in Idaho can now access the wealth of information in a guidebook with the convenience of a smartphone app. The app, which contains valuable information on history, visitor stops, trailheads, and camp sites, will be especially helpful in much of the n...

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When people die in the outdoors, help for their loved ones is scarce. The climbing community aims to change that.

The Colorado Sun

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After a string of fatal and near fatal accidents rocked the Colorado climbing community--a community already all too familiar with such accidents--climber Madaleine Sorkin established the Climbing Grief Fund. By connecting struggling climbers with discussion groups, platforms to share their own s...

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New Jersey high school opens doors every Friday night to keep students off streets

WABC-TV (ABC 7 NY)

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In Newark, NJ, kids are opting to stay late at school on Friday nights to hang out. This is possible because of West Side High School’s Lights On program, created to give students structured entertainment and to protect them from gun violence and crime.

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This All-Female Surf Club is Shifting the Paradigm in Sri Lankan Surf Culture

SURFER Magazine

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Support from the international surfing community has empowered women in Sri Lanka to push back against patriarchal social norms and participate in outdoor recreation. Working to change a culture that discourages women from surfing, the Argument Bay Surf Club became the first official all-female s...

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These Native Women Are Healing Themselves and Their Communities by Running

Pacific Standard

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Studies have shown that exercise has both physical and emotional benefits, but for some indigenous women, running has been used specifically to strengthen their community while also relieving mind and body troubles. The Kwe Pack is comprised of a group of women that are using this sport to not ju...

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Resorts, desperate to stem crushing traffic, bet on a new ridesharing app that splits lifts to the lifts

The Colorado Sun

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RIDE, shorthand for Reduce Individual Driving for the Environment, is an app that incentivizes skiers to carpool. Beyond just the convenience, the easy-to-use phone application provides material incentives such as ski themed water bottles and discounted lift tickets. It also tracks carpool miles ...

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