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  1. Dolphins Save Surfer from Shark

    by on 12-02-2007 at 09:29 AM (Sierra Blogging Post Archives)
    People are fascinated with dolphins. Always have been. And it's not a one-way street -- dolphins seem to feel a connection to us, too. For as long as men have been working or playing in the ocean, there have been tales of dolphins saving them from peril at sea. Here's yet another one...



    24 year-old surfer, Todd Endris, was sitting on his surfboard off the coast of Monterey, CA, when a 15-foot great white shark attacked him. The giant shark hit him three times, crushing
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  2. Antarctica: Troubled by Tourism

    by on 12-01-2007 at 08:32 AM (Sierra Blogging Post Archives)


    When a cruise ship went down in the icy waters of Antarctica last week, all 157 passengers on board were saved by a nearby ship. But rising in the wake of the disaster are questions about the safety of the Antarctic tourism boom -- both for people and the environment.

    In the 1992-93 season, about 6,700 tourists visited the Antarctic, according to the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators. This season, that number more than quadrupled to 35,000.
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  3. Trim a Green Christmas Tree: Video

    by on 11-30-2007 at 08:04 AM (Sierra Blogging Post Archives)
    'Tis the season... it's time to get your Christmas tree. This weekend is the perfect time to choose your tree. But before you do, read on to make sure your Christmas tree isn't only the color green, but that it's environmentally green, too.

    1. Chop down a tree at your local Christmas tree farm. Tree farms are sustainable. When you cut down your tree, it's soon replaced by another one that will be for sale in the future. Until then, it's there to filter carbon dioxide out of the air
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  4. Trail Runner: Free Digital Issue

    by on 11-29-2007 at 10:41 AM (Sierra Blogging Post Archives)
    Been wanting to check out Trail Runner magazine, but haven't had the chance? Maybe you've decided to start trail running in 2008 and need some good info. Well, either way, you're in luck. Our good friends at Trail Runner magazine are offering customers of Sierra Trading Post the December issue of their awesome mag as a digital PDF... just click on the Trail Runner widget to read the entire magazine.


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  5. An Introduction to Leathers: Buying Guide

    by on 11-28-2007 at 10:58 AM (Sierra Blogging Post Archives)


    Shoes, pants, jackets, wallets, purses... you name it and it probably comes in leather. But how much do you really know about the leather you're wearing? Can you tell the difference between full grain and top grain leather? Suede and shearling? Do you know how best to care for your leather garments?

    If you've got questions about leather, you've come to the right place. Read our Introduction to Leathers Guide for answers.

    Here's an excerpt from the
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