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The Race2Recovery blog: Next stage cancelled due to flooding, Notebook

The Race2Recovery blog: Next stage cancelled due to flooding

There’s little to report today. The perilous stage from La Rioja to Fiambalá was cancelled due to flooding.

By | Notebook | Thursday, 17 January 2013 at 11:16 am

A stitch in time for the Ozone Hole, a cause for celebration?, Notebook

A stitch in time for the Ozone Hole, a cause for celebration?

As I wake up inside our puffy down-feather sleeping bag, the body aches from running a marathon yesterday and the mind aches with the reality that Katharine, my fellow adventure runner and I will do it again today and tomorrow too.

By | Notebook, Opinion, Science & Technology | Tuesday, 11 December 2012 at 12:15 pm

5000 Mile Project: A chance meeting with the ‘Earth People’ of Patagonia, Notebook

5000 Mile Project: A chance meeting with the ‘Earth People’ of Patagonia

My husband David and I have been winding through Patagonia’s forests and endless pampas on a running expedition from the southern-most tip of South America to the Caribbean Sea; www.5000mileproject.org, “Running for the continent’s wild lands and wildlife”. Recently we met with some most unusual Patagonians.

By | Notebook | Thursday, 6 December 2012 at 3:59 pm

5000 Mile Project: The Carretera Austral; Can it really be “improved”?, Notebook

5000 Mile Project: The Carretera Austral; Can it really be “improved”?

We’re Ecologists. Ecologists don’t like roads. Yet here we find ourselves running over 5000 miles all points north along every conceivable road that South America can throw at us.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Wednesday, 31 October 2012 at 4:00 am

5000 Mile Project: When is a wood not a wood?, Notebook

5000 Mile Project: When is a wood not a wood?

We have all been taught the merits of planting trees. One by one, “The Man Who Planted Trees” popped fat acorns into the bare hill sides of Provence in Jean Giono’s spirtiual tale. Gradually the shepherd created a forest in a beautiful allegory of hope.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Monday, 15 October 2012 at 2:00 am

5000 Mile project: Shoots of recovery in Patagonia after a century of over-grazing, Notebook

5000 Mile project: Shoots of recovery in Patagonia after a century of over-grazing

During the past 700 miles of our 5000mileproject odyssey, we’ve steadily been running north from the southerly most tip of continental South America, a wild and remote region of the planet. A place one would consider relatively protected from this ‘humanoid’ onslaught?

By | Notebook | Monday, 1 October 2012 at 2:50 pm

5000 Mile Project: running into Patagonia’s fantastically oblivious Mr Fox, Notebook

5000 Mile Project: running into Patagonia’s fantastically oblivious Mr Fox

We’re over three weeks into our 5000 mile odyssey to run the length of South America for its threatened wild areas. Our feet are gradually becoming used to the daily routine, if not yet responding with true athletic gusto!

By | Notebook, Sport | Tuesday, 4 September 2012 at 3:37 pm

Nicolas Jaar: A step into the Darkside, Arts

Nicolas Jaar: A step into the Darkside

Still only in his (very) twenties and studying Comparative Literature at Brown University in Rhode Island, Nicolas Jaar has managed to make quite an impact on the electronic music scene despite his youth and educational commitments. His first track, on the much-lauded Wolf + Lamb label, was released when he was just 17 and in the years since he’s managed to maintain a high level of production as well as starting his own record label and touring the globe as a DJ and, more recently, with his own live band.

By | Arts, Music | Thursday, 17 November 2011 at 1:30 pm

Must watch: Referee choking in Chile, Sport

Must watch: Referee choking in Chile

Paraguay footballer Jose Pedroso has been handed a 27-game ban for attempting to choke a referee.
The incident (which you can watch below) occured during a Chilean second-division match at the weekend. Explaining the breakdown of his ban, the governing body in Chile said two games were for the red card, 20 for the choking and [...]

By | Sport | Friday, 23 July 2010 at 1:22 pm

Africa continues to dream

South Africa and the whole of Africa will not sleep tonight, as the Black Stars have written history. They were the only African team to make it to the final 16 and are the 3rd African country in the history of the World Cup to make it to the quarterfinals, after Cameroon and Senegal. The [...]

By | Sport | Sunday, 27 June 2010 at 1:20 am

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