Harvey Locke

The man who gave national parks to Chile and Argentina dies

Doug Tompkins, a self-described wildlands philanthropist, died this week of hypothermia after a kayaking accident in the Patagonian Andes that he loved and had devoted his life to protecting. The 72 year old American had fallen in love with Patagonia during ...

Flying into a wall of smoke

The forests of northwestern North America are aflame. Yesterday I had the eerie experience of flying into a wall of smoke and witnessed a landscape transformed in a strangely beautiful way. Tinder dry from a low winter snow pack and ...