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Why Slovenia Is The Perfect Destination For Living The #VanLife

Of all the places I’ve seen on this incredible planet of ours, Slovenia is the most magical and fairytale-like. If I hadn’t been there myself this past year, I don’t know if I’d believe it. But I must urge you: If you’re planning one grand adventure this year, make it Slovenia.<p>A small nation tucked …

Why Oil-Rich Gulf Arab Countries Are Turning to Renewables

Solar power is getting so cheap that even Gulf Arab states awash in crude oil are embracing the renewable resource. Their motive is as much to keep …

WyzeCam brings a motion sensing 1080P security camera for just $26

Security is on everyone’s minds lately, and most would love to add security cameras around their house. The one drawback to adding these security cameras is either price for wireless or experience for wired. Most wireless cameras are quite expensive, like Nest Cam, Netgear’s Arlo, and others. …

107 things I learned while hiking 1,833.3 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail

This is me and my friend Indigo. On June 6, 2017, we began our journey on the Pacific Crest Trail, a long distance scenic trail that runs from Mexico …

Rex Tillerson at the Breaking Point

Will Donald Trump let the Secretary of State do his job?<p>One afternoon in late September, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called a meeting of the six countries that came together in 2015 to limit Iran’s nuclear-weapons program. They gathered on the main floor of the United Nations headquarters, in …

Outdoor industry flexes political muscle in US land fight

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Outdoor recreation industry leaders aren't going quietly as they stage their last trade show in Utah before moving it to …

Safari without the big bucks

African safaris can cost upwards of US$1000 per person per day – but don't scratch them off your travel wish list yet. There are ways to see the big five and more on a budget, if you know where to look.<p>This extract from our new title, <i>The Best Things in Life are Free,</i> reveals destinations where the …

Woman Stalked By Starving Wolf For 12 Hours Survives Harrowing Ordeal

Last Friday, Joanne Barnaby went mushroom picking in a forest near Fort Smith in the Canadian Northwest Territories. It was an inauspicious beginning …

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7 Great Books That Show How Terrifying an Environmental Apocalypse Could Be

A world ravaged by climate change is hard to imagine—but that world could be in our future, unless we do a better job of imagining it now. So we’re …

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Meet the community that lives alongside dangerous lions, and is committed to protecting them

NAMIBIA. Home to lions, leopards, cheetahs, zebras, elephants, giraffes, 20 species of antelope, and arguably the most successful conservation …

Africa’s Illegal Charcoal Trade Engulfs Cheetah Habitat

Changing Planet<p><b>In rural northern Tanzania, an African country famous for charismatic megafauna, including free-roaming cheetah and other big cats, impoverished and under-employed Swahili villagers struggle to survive. One way to earn money and make cooking fuel is to cut forests for wood that can</b> …

The Lingering Legacy Of The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondents Jeff Brady and Debbie Elliott about the accident and the lessons learned.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>Here in this country, a barge carrying nearly a million gallons of oil …

Watch The Creationism Vs. Evolution Debate: Ken Ham And Bill Nye

Does it damage children to teach them biblical creationism? What are the costs of denying evolution, one of biology's core tenets?<p>Those questions were asked Tuesday night, in a live debate between best-selling Christian author Ken Ham and Emmy Award-winning educator Bill Nye ("the Science Guy") at …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

March 2013

The unequal battle over West Africa's rich fish stocks

<b>Whether still trapped in the mesh of a net, on a market stall or on your plate with rice and an onion sauce, fish are everywhere to be seen in Senegal's peninsula capital, Dakar.</b><p>"Families have lived off fish for generations," says Issa Fall, who co-ordinates the Fisherman Committee at the small bay …

Monsanto’s scary new scheme: Why does it really want all this data?

As biotech giant pays huge sums for data analysis about farms, many are terrified about how it might be harnessed<p>Imagine cows fed and milked entirely by robots. Or tomatoes that send an e-mail when they need more water. Or a farm where all the decisions about where to plant seeds, spray fertilizer …

Eminem: The Great Confounder

There's this idea of Eminem as a reluctant celebrity turned recluse, who's holed himself up in his Detroit mansion with more money than he knows what to do with. In this scenario he strives to go about his life as his civilian alter ego, Marshall Mathers — taking care of his daughters while …

Inside The Beef Industry's Battle Over Growth-Promotion Drugs

When the drug company Merck Animal Health announced plans to suspend sales of its Zilmax feed additive last week, many observers were shocked.<p>Yet concern about Zilmax and the class of growth-promotion drugs called beta agonists has been building for some time. In an interesting twist, the decisive …

August 2013

The New World Of Firefighting: Politics, Climate And Humans

Writer and photojournalist Michael Kodas has been documenting firefighting and firefighters for more than a decade. His current book project, <i>Megafire</i>, an examination of the new world faced by firefighters, will be released in 2014. Kodas, also the author of <i>High Crimes: The Fate of Everest in an Age</i> …

Does Macklemore Really Thrift Shop?

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are chart-topping rap sensations. In a special rebroadcast, they sat down last year with guest host Celeste Headlee to talk about their latest album 'The Heist' a few months before their fame hit its biggest heights.<p>Transcript<p>CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:<p>This is TELL ME MORE from …

The price India pays to produce male heirs

Thirty five million Indian females are missing today.<p>Some were killed in the womb, others as infants, while still others succumbed in their desperate bid to have a male child. As the pendulum continues to swing toward a lopsided gender ratio, women find themselves being tugged from both ends.<p>On the …

The Mad Billionaire Behind GoPro: The World's Hottest Camera Company

Nick Woodman is 37 years old. His constantly tousled sepia hair and permanent, mischievous half-grin make him look 27. And he acts 17, as I learn 30,000 feet above the Rocky Mountains, after Woodman packed me, his wife, Jill, and a dozen of his favorite colleagues and buds into a chartered …