VOICES Ideas and Insight From Explorers
Adventure Scientists for the Global Microplastics Initiative reach the most remote corners of the globe to help us understand the extent of plastic pollution worldwide. Collecting freshwater samples will provide critical data that can identify sources of microplastics in order to eliminate their introduction into the world’s water supply. Christian Shaw and Céline Jennsion of Plastic Tides are long-time ASC adventurers and…
Standing in the lee of some hills as other more industrious crew members retrieve data from a wildlife trapping camera, I wonder if the coyotes are howling today for the pronghorn that ducked under the fence not a few miles back. This hole in my knowledge—why do coyotes howl and for whom?—tugs a little at my anxious heart.
Photographer Louise Johns joined volunteers in the field to document what it means to be a part of the ASC Gallatin Microplastics project through the winter.
Beautiful footage of ASC trail runners looking for wolverines in the Utah backcountry.
It was close to 1 a.m., and the midnight sun was hiding behind the massive mountains surrounding the Libecki brothers. Before dropping them off, the captain sailed back and forth looking for polar bears. The last time Mike was here, 11 polar bears were seen in the area. Today the coast looked clear so Mike and Andy stepped onto shore.
There are elements of our human selves that are just as mysterious and unpredictable as the wilderness; elements that have remained unchanged, tethering us to the world we came from. At our core, we are still wild, too.
When 93 boats crossing the Atlantic take water samples all along the way, a clearer picture of the ocean emerges.
Not only has ASC alpinist Graham Zimmerman established first ascents in the Himalaya this year, he’s also committed his time and energy to conservation.
In July, six paddlers set off to follow the water for 3,500 miles. The group began their adventure at Triple Divide Peak in Glacier National Park, following snowmelt, small creeks and cold water springs to the Missouri River. From the Missouri, they will continue to the Mississippi and then on to the Gulf of Mexico.
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Lesley de Souza, volunteer for Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, recounts her experience working with arapaima in Guyana and collecting water samples for the ASC Microplastics Project.
Adventure scientist Jaclyn Johnston sails Lake Michigan while contributing to Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation’s microplastics research.
Ultra runner Pavel Cenkl explores Iceland’s magnificent coasts and highlands—and the idea that all parts of the planet’s ecological system are interwoven.
Watch amazing footage of bears, moose, elks and others living in the beautiful High Uintas Wilderness.