Though the blog’s been quiet, lots has been going on here at EP. We though it was about time that we got everyone up to speed on the latest.
350.org River of Action
200 paddlers got together on the Willamette River in downtown Portland as part of the 350.org International Day of Climate Action.
Kyle Dickman captures the scientific significance of the Congo River expedition on Smithsonian.com. Syndicated by Yahoo.com and seen by more than a million readers.
Trip Jennings recounts the incident with AK-47s that nearly stopped EP’s expedition down the Congo for Outside Magazine’s November issue, then offers advices on how to keep yourself safe, wherever you are.
The Ultimate Recession: Wend Magazine
Andy Maser looks at climate change in Bolivia, from seat of his kayak, for Wend’s December/January issue.
National Geographic’s Expedition: Granted
Trip Jennings and Team Elephant recently won a grant from National Geographic for their upcoming Elephant Ivory Project. In the fall of 2010, we’re heading back to Congo to work with conservation biologists fighting the ivory trade. Check out the Elephant Ivory Project site: http://riversindemand.com/elephantivory/
Check out the Expedition: Granted site here: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/expedition-week-granted
River of Doubt
November 23, EP’s off again. This time, their joining National Geographic Television and Zeb Hogan on Brazil’s famed River of Doubt to guide scientists through Class V whitewater and hook jet-ski sized catfish from their rafts. The River of Doubt was first explored by a team led by Teddy Roosevelt in 1914.
(NPR Story on Doubt): http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4986859
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