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The Wild West of Predator Control Is Hurting Humans and Pets

One day in mid-March, Canyon Mansfield took his three-year-old yellow lab, Casey, on a walk into open scrubland behind his house in Pocatello, Idaho. It was the boy’s happy place. About 400 yards from his house, Mansfield bent down to inspect what looked like a sprinkler head sticking out of the …

Wildlife

A Few Thoughts on Raising Mountain Kids

The afternoon sun backlit the aspen leaves and laid a shadow softly upon the backyard of what’s known in Telluride as “the little house.” We gathered …

The 10 Best Places to Camp for Free Northern California

It’s hard to think of a more satisfying way to spend a beautiful weekend than camping on one of Northern California’s spectacular array of public …

Real Numbers: Can Solar Power Pay Off?

Aside from the obvious benefit of helping the planet, solar power can be pretty enticing to homeowners who are tired of paying an arm and a leg for …

Solar Power

Well, That’s It: Outdoor Retailer Is Leaving Utah

It was real, Salt Lake. The Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in 2018 will be the last major adventure trade show to take place in Utah, at least for …

Forests

Trump touts $600 million in F-35 savings, an amount similar to a cut that was already planned

President Donald Trump touted a $600-million cost reduction for the F-35 fighter jet program in remarks Monday. But that amount appears to be similar to a previously planned price slash by the Department of Defense.<p>Trump took credit for the reduction, telling reporters that the cut applies to 90 …

North Carolina

4.1 Miles

40 American Towns You Haven't Heard of But Should Visit ASAP

Hit the roads less traveled.<p>When it comes to your vacation, most people seek out places they've seen on TV or have heard about from friends and family. Fair enough. Now, let us introduce you to 40 unsung hot spots. These unheard-of towns across the U.S. might not have made it onto your bucket list</i> …

Paddling One of the Most Hazardous, Remote Rivers in the World

They don't even ask for ID at the Port hardy airport. I just give the woman at the counter my name and she prints my ticket, no further questions.<p>There’s no security check. No body scanner, either. This means my Dasani water bottle and nail clippers, not to mention the two knives in my daypack, …

British Columbia

These 4 States Are Doing Something Truly Revolutionary With Food

The mind-boggling amount of food Americans throw away is the kind of problem that seems ripe for nationwide reform. But while federal legislation lingers in Congress, some states have found promising ways to keep edible items out of the trash.<p>As much as 40 percent of the food produced in the U.S. …

Sustainability

From Timber to Tide: Hand Crafting Traditional Wooden Boats

Ben Harris has always had an affinity for wood. His first word was log, his mother tells him. He has fond memories of splitting firewood as a kid. As …

World War II

$104,000 Starting Salary For Geologist - Salary Survey Reports

You may be surprised at the breadth of work that geologists study, from piecing together earth’s history, to learning about how other planets formed to predicting what is underground. The study of geology allows you to answer questions about our world and provide insights into how it works.<p><i>As in</i> …

Employment

Crossing Europe

<i>Poike Stomps is one of the 31 winners and finalists of the LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2015! LensCulture is proud to present the work of these photographers who show us, each in their own way, why street photography today remains as fresh and vibrant as ever!</i><p>Living around the corner from …

Europe

Montana: Silicon Valley for Outdoor Gear

When Adam Sklar decided to start Sklar Bikes, which makes custom handcrafted cyclocross and mountain rides, he briefly considered locating his company in Boulder, Colorado, or Austin, Texas. Then the Montana State University student thought, Why leave Bozeman?<p>“I went to school here mostly to go …

Silicon Valley
North Africa

Xtracycle's Edgerunner 24D Cargo Bike

Much love and thought are going into the redesign of cargo bikes, such as Porterlight's new customizable option, to make them less intimidating and more enticing for regular personal use. Oakland, California-based Xtracycle offers the Edgerunner—which they've dubbed the "ultimate cargo bike"—and …

Nonprofits

Smuggling refugees into Europe is a new growth industry

A Hungarian court placed four men under preliminary arrest for being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria.<p>A Hungarian court placed four men under preliminary arrest for being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria.<p>BRUSSELS — Amid the biggest …

Asylum Seekers

You Can Buy a Whole Spanish Village for $230K

Attention real estate investors: you could buy a parking spot in Manhattan for 450K, or, for a mere 230, you could buy an entire village in Spain. …

Real Estate

The 16 Best Places to Live in the U.S.

We began our 2015 Best Towns competition with a bracket of 64 favorites, then let you vote until one dream burg emerged. Here, we present the 16 finalists—the places you say are the top spots in the country to work, run, eat, sail, paddle, drink, ride, and climb. The winner? A southern gem that …

Adventure Travel

Kitchen of the Week: A Modular Setup from Sweden

Stockholm-based design house Bucks & Spurs earned international attention last year when its Railway kitchen won the Best Kitchen category in the …

9 Great American Mountain Biking Trails

Know what you need more of in your summer? Mountain biking. So, here are ten of our favorite mountain biking trails.<p>South Boundary, Taos, New Mexico<p>(Ben Freeman/Flickr)<p><b>Distance</b>: 20.8 miles <b><br>Technical Difficulty</b>: Intermediate to Advanced <b><br>Endurance</b>: 5 out of 10 (more without a shuttle)<p>This mountain epic …

Hiking

The Totems, Squamish, British Columbia

The Totems cabin, in British Columbia, was intended to be a 400 square foot guesthouse. When it was done, the size and footprint held true to the …

Climbing

This Desk Features 1,100 Yards of Scrolling Paper to Record Your Ideas

Handwritten list makers, doodlers, and note takers – rejoice! Minneapolis College of Art and Design student Kirsten Camara designed the <i>Analog Memory Desk</i>, which is perfect for people who like to write things down. It has a built-in mechanism for scrolling 1,100 yards of butcher paper that acts as a …

Doodling
Ecology

These Guys Are Making Films on all 59 National Parks

<b>If visiting all of the national parks in the United States,</b> or at least the lower 48, isn’t on your to-do list, well, we probably need to talk. Will …

National Parks
Adventure Travel