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Walk on Water: The Paraplegic Kayaking Badass

After Greg Mallory was paralyzed from the waist down from a skiing accident, he sought out an alternative way to get out and explore: kayaking.

After Greg Mallory was paralyzed from the waist down due to a skiing accident, he sought out an alternative way to get out and explore. That led to his new passion: kayaking.

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Kayakers Scout for Spilled Oil In Montana

Gary Steele set out by kayak to survey the Yellowstone River and, in particular, the backwaters where power boats can't go.

On Saturday, Gary Steele and a few companions set out by kayak on the Yellowstone River in Montana—an unlikely site for outdoor adventure sports given that a nearby ExxonMobil pipeline broke early in June, spilling an estimated 1,000 barrels of oil. Steele and his companions were there to survey the damage.

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How to Paddle the Los Angeles River

Starting in July, a new program might allow kayak trips along the L.A. River. But it needs public support to make it happen. Here's how you can help.

We were among the voices that cheered last year as the Federal Environmental Protection Agency overruled the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and declared the whole Los Angeles River navigable and protected by the Clean Water Act. But according to environmentalists, that was only half the battle. "The Clean Water Act was about protecting the water and the watershed, but it didn’t address the issue of public access to the river," says George Wolfe.

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