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Founder Donates Patagonia to Help Preserve Planet

'Earth is now our only shareholder,' Yvon Chouinard says

(Newser) - Yvon Chouinard started Patagonia 50 years ago and built the outdoor clothing retailer into a $3 billion company. On Wednesday, he announced he's giving it away. Patagonia and all of its voting stock are now held by a trust charged with protecting the company's values. All nonvoting shares...

Patagonia Hid Message to Voters in Its Shorts
Patagonia Hid Message
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Patagonia Hid Message to Voters in Its Shorts

It refers to climate deniers, company says

(Newser) - Outdoor clothing company Patagonia isn't beating around the bush when it comes to the upcoming election. The California-based brand is owning the message it quietly placed on the underside of the tag on newly made Regenerative Organic Stand-Up Shorts for men and women. It reads: "Vote the a--holes...

Big Advertiser Signs On to Facebook, Instagram Boycott

Civil rights groups call for pressure on companies to curb racist and violent content

(Newser) - The outdoor gear company Patagonia is the latest company to announce an advertising boycott of Facebook and its Instagram app for the month of July—or longer—saying the social media giant has "failed to take steps to stop the spread of hateful lies and dangerous propaganda on its...

Patagonia Owner Sues Over Bears Ears: I Won't Let 'Evil' Win

Company sues to keep Trump administration from slashing national monument by 85%

(Newser) - Go to Patagonia's website and you're greeted with a message Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has deemed "nefarious" : "The President Stole Your Land." The California company is referring to President Trump's move to shrink the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Utah, but...

Zinke: Patagonia's Claim About Trump Is 'Nefarious'

Interior secretary calls it a 'lie'

(Newser) - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is strongly disputing a claim by outdoor retailer Patagonia that President Trump "stole" public land by shrinking two national monuments in Utah. Zinke calls the claim—made in large type on the company's home page—"nefarious, false and a lie." Zinke said...

Patagonia: 'The President Stole Your Land'

Company is suing to save Utah national monuments

(Newser) - "The President Stole Your Land," outdoor apparel firm Patagonia declared in a message on its website Monday, hours after President Trump confirmed the shrinking of two national monuments in Utah by around 2 million acres. Patagonia says it plans to sue the Trump administration to halt what it...

Meet What May Have Been the Largest Land Animal Ever

'Patagotitan mayorum' dino may have been as long as 7 elephants

(Newser) - One hundred million years ago, a sauropod that stretched more than 120 feet and weighed some 70 tons existed—perhaps the largest creature to ever roam the Earth. Over the past few years, researchers have excavated fossils from six young-adult dinosaurs from a Patagonian quarry, and New Scientist puts stats...

With Public Lands at Risk, Patagonia and Google Act

Virtual-reality film series 'total immersion' into Bears Ears National Monument experience

(Newser) - Republican leaders are trying to turn back the clock on Barack Obama's designation of two national monuments in Utah and Maine. But if outdoors-oriented company Patagonia and Google have anything to do with it, they're going to get the word out that public lands are worthy of being...

Patagonia Won't Keep a Penny of Its Black Friday Sales

Will likely be about $2M

(Newser) - Outdoors outfitter Patagonia is taking an unusual approach to Black Friday: CEO Rose Marcario says 100% of the day's sales online and in its 80 locations worldwide will go toward groups that help the environment. CNN Money estimates that will amount to $2 million. The chain also made headlines...

How Patagonia Gets 100% of Its Moms to Return to Work

National average is 79%

(Newser) - Patagonia has accomplished an amazing feat: Over the past five years, every single woman who has gotten pregnant while working for the high-end outdoor clothing brand has returned to her job. The national average is 79%. If the former stat sounds too good to be true, Patagonia's HR head...

Meet Dreadnoughtus, Biggest Dinosaur Yet

One in Patagonia weighed 65 tons, was still growing

(Newser) - Introducing the new king of the dinosaurs, at least in terms of size. Researchers in the Patagonia region of Argentina found a brute they've named Dreadnoughtus, and they're laying claim to it being the largest land animal whose size can be accurately measured—thanks mainly to the fact...

Argentina Opens Bar Made of Glacial Ice

You can only stay at GlacioBar for 20 minutes ... in a special cape

(Newser) - Well traveled tipplers should add Patagonia, Argentina, to their itineraries. A bar billed as the only one made (carved?) out of glacial ice opened there last week. Bellying up to this bar—whose specialty is Coke served with a bitter spirit called Fernet—is a little more involved: You'll...

Nazi Hunters Track 'Dr. Death' to Patagonia

Sadistic concentration camp physician is most wanted surviving Nazi

(Newser) - Investigators hunting Nazi war criminals believe they have discovered where their most-wanted war fugitive has been hiding, reports the BBC. The Simon Wiesenthal Center has sent experts to southern Chile to track down Aribert Heim, dubbed "Dr. Death" for his barbaric experiments on Jews in the Mauthausen concentration camp...

Good Job, Bad Job
Good Job,
Bad Job

Good Job, Bad Job

A look at extreme differences in the work experience, from FedEx to Patagonia

(Newser) - There's a stark divide between good and bad employers in America today, and you don't want to be on the wrong side of it. In a New York Times excerpt from his new book, Steven Greenhouse compares FedEx and Patagonia. FedEx forces workers who deliver packages to be "independent...

Huge New Dinosaur Species Found in Argentina

(Newser) - The recently discovered fossil of a giant dinosaur that roamed South America 80 million years ago is not only remarkably complete but also represents a new species, Brazilian and Argentine paleontologists announced today. Futalognkosaurus dukei, a four-legged, long-necked herbivore, measured about 110 feet from head to tail and was four...

8 Best Innovations in Travel
8 Best Innovations in Travel

8 Best Innovations in Travel

Outside lists its 8 favorite travel innovations

(Newser) - Sometimes vacations can be more work then, well... work.  Outside finds some gadgets, places and websites that makes the trail run a little smoother.
  1. Singapore's Changi Airport
  2. The MLC bag from Patagonia

Missing Lake Mystery Solved
Missing Lake Mystery Solved

Missing Lake Mystery Solved

A crack in the ice wall's to blame, scientists say

(Newser) - A Chilean lake that mysteriously went missing between March and May was a casualty of global warming, says the lead scientist investigating its disappearance. Melting glaciers created a stream of water that cracked one of the lake's ice walls, sending the water pouring into an adjoining fjord and, eventually, out...

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