Ethan Boyd

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The Best Summer Car-Camping Gear of 2017

Make weekend getaways that much easier.<p>Nemo Puffin Luxury Blanket ($150)<p>This cushy cover has become a camping ­essen­tial, with nylon face fabric to add ground protection for picnics and syn­thetic fill for cool nights.<p>The North Face Thermoball Booties II ($80)<p>Say hello to the most versatile piece …

Camping

17 Things Every Photographer Should Be Able to Do in 10 Seconds

There are some abilities that should just be second nature to photographers. Here are 17 such things to make you have down pat to keep you prepared …

How Major Oil Company Total Could Be Building a Renewable Energy Giant

Total has quietly been building a big play in the renewable energy business.<p>Traditional energy companies like oil majors and utilities are starting …

Here’s How to Photograph the First Coast-to-Coast Total Eclipse of the Sun Since 1918

Photographers in the U.S. are in for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity on August 21st when we’ll experience a total eclipse of the sun viewable from …

10 of Canada's best lesser-known national parks

Canada has vast swathes of unspoiled nature, from coasts to mountains to tundra and frozen Arctic deserts. While some of these spectacular landscapes are in legendary national parks, such as the Rocky Mountains’ Banff and Jasper, the Pacific coast’s Gwaii Haanas and the remote whitewater paddling …

Hiking

7 places in Peru you need to visit (that aren't Machu Picchu)

I get it: You want to go to Machu Picchu so you can get the perfect shot for Tinder. And, you know, because it's a World Heritage site and a Wonder …

The 12 Most Underrated National Parks in the U.S.

The Great Smoky Mountains is America's most popular national park, welcoming more than nine million visitors every year, followed by the Grand …

National Parks

Five easy steps to US energy independence

Every president since Richard Nixon has promised to make America energy independent, but we still import 9 million barrels of oil a day, much of it …

Economic crisis bares hunger problem in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Kelly Vega says she lost 30 pounds in three months as she focused on feeding her 6-year-old daughter rather than herself.<p>"We are eating two meals a day. If we eat breakfast, there's no lunch. If we have lunch, there's no dinner," she said.<p>This socialist country is …

A fusion of legends and prodigies at Montreux Jazz Festival

American pianist Randy Weston was among the opening acts at the 50th Montreux Jazz Festival where he gave an emotional performance accompanied by his African Rhythms Quintet.<p>The 90-year-old living legend of jazz has a more than 60-year career behind him, and almost 50 albums. He has collaborated …

Climate Change Is Sending Africa's Agriculture Crisis Into a Tailspin

<i>This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>Last December, the climate …

The Very British John Oliver Explains What Makes America So Great

Happy Fourth.<p>John Oliver's <i>Last Week Tonight</i> isn't on this week. He's taking a break from telling us exactly what Brexit is and how Britain could have avoided it for the Fourth of July. He's also reminding us that though our own election season might end in Brexit-like madness yet, we still dodged …

John Oliver

Gear Guide: Mammut Lithium Crest backpack

It’s hard to call Mammut’s Lithium Crest ($160) a backpack since it feels like so much more.<p>There is no shortage of innovative and helpful features …

Nobel Laureates Line Up To Support GMOs And Push Back Greenpeace

Whenever the topic of GMO (genetically modified organisms) food comes up, there is usually a debate that follows that often rivals the most growling political discourse. My position has always been fairly neutral. I drink tap water and believe in a good dose of dirt and chemicals in my food. I’m …

Agriculture

America's National Parks - July 4th

<b>Selling America’s National Parks by Knowledge@Wharton</b><p><i>Wharton and other experts discuss the merits of expanding corporate sponsorships of America’s</i> …

Smoke from growing Burns Bog fire blows across highway, forces businesses to evacuate

Smoke from a fire burning in a suburban Vancouver conservation area has blown across the highway, forcing roads to close and businesses to be …

5 Simple Ways To Use Lens Flare

<b>Lens flare</b> is a peculiar light that infiltrates through the lens and creates polygonal, veil-like and spiky shapes in the actual image captured by …

Landscape Photography

Straw Bale Home in Ontario Gets Creative to Conserve Energy

<b>K-house</b> appears to be a typical contemporary home Hamilton, Ontario, but its unique design by Nicolas Koff begins right beneath the surface with …

Solar Road Surface Being Tested On Route 66

It has been revealed this week that a new solar road surface will start being tested on a small section of Route 66 in Missouri. The new solar road …

Hiking safety: how a dead man’s clothes changed survival advice

When two participants in a Duke of Edinburgh expedition felt ill this week, they did what they had been told to do, and contacted help. Despite some early dramatic stories hinting at a disaster, and some appalling weather conditions locally, all 26 were found safe and well after a retrieval mission …

Medical Journals

A Paralyzed Woman Is Hiking the Appalachian Trail Thanks to These Smart Leg Braces

The C-Brace got Stacey Kozel out of a wheelchair and up a mountain.<p>Stacey Kozel is a 41-year-old hiker who is currently working her way through the Appalachian Trail. It's a grueling slog—only 1 in 4 hikers will actually complete this hike. Kozel is averaging 20 miles a day, and she's doing it all …

Floating solar is a win-win energy solution for drought-stricken US lakes

The Colorado River’s two great reservoirs, Lake Mead and Lake Powell, are in retreat. Multi-year droughts and chronic overuse have taken their toll, to be sure, but vast quantities of water are also lost to evaporation. What if the same scorching sun that causes so much of this water loss were …

Renewable Energy