Rachel Van Amburg

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10 Best Backpacking Sleeping Pads of 2018

When choosing a sleeping pad for backpacking and camping, it’s best to consider its weight, durability, size, thickness, insulation, comfort, and …

Backpacking

She Lost Her Breath to Asthma but Found Her Passion in Environmental Justice

<i>The common stereotype of environmental activists would tell you that they're all either high-priced lawyers or trust fund hippies. That hasn't been</i> …

How Hurricane Harvey Could Cause Long-Term Devastation

The record floods predicted as the storm stalls on the Texas coast might wreck the federal flood-insurance program, and cause financial ruin for insured and uninsured homeowners alike.<p>Beyond the Category-4, 130-mph winds, the devastating eye wall, and the storm surge hundreds of miles wide, the …

Extreme Weather

Welcome to Earther

As we plunge deeper into the 21st century and the digital worlds we’ve built, a group of scientists is weighing a decision that could rewrite the …

Can Houston find path to recovery that doesn't leave poor behind?

Inequalities that exist before disasters tend to be exacerbated afterward, research shows. As it rebuilds, Houston – one of the most multicultural …

A New Bill Could Create Stronger Environmental Protections for People of Color

Low-income communities, communities of color, and indigenous peoples suffer disproportionately from pollution, but a bill introduced Monday by Sen. …

‘We are the minority and society doesn’t care’: The marriage between toxic waste and prisons

The prison ecology movement has achieved notable gains.<p>When the Department of Justice proposed earlier this year to cancel the $444 million set aside …

Ecology

Letter: Commit to environmental justice policies

In reference to “Make environmental justice key to city planning,” Nov. 16, the Communities for a Better Environment’s proposal to incorporate an …

Environmental Justice

Meet the Great-Grandmother Leading the Charge For Indigenous and Environmental Justice

Casey Camp-Horinek is a Ponca Nation Councilwoman, elder and long-time Indigenous rights and environmental activist currently fighting on the front …

The Connection Between Mass Incarceration and Environmental Justice

Marcus Santos was a healthy man when he arrived at the State Correctional Institution (SCI) Fayette, a maximum-security prison in La Belle, …

Top 10 Books About Ecofeminism

Learn About Feminist Environmental Justice<p>Ecofeminism has grown since the 1970s, blending and furthering activism, feminist theory and ecological …

Environmental Justice is quietly one of the biggest issues plaguing Black communities

Over the last 30 days, the United States has been hit with two of the worse storms in the recorded history of weather. Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane …

Hurricane Harvey

Safe, Strong, and Just Rebuilding After Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria

Introduction and summary<p>The 2017 hurricane season will not end until November 30, but the intensity, number, and destructive impacts of this year’s …

Road Trip Diaries: 6 spectacular places on the drive from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park

With its soaring mountains, scenic byways, swanky ski resorts, laid back mountain towns and independent, pioneering spirit, Colorado is the perfect …

Swedes Envision Pop-Up Shelters for Iceland Hiking Trails

Nasty weather is often referred to as sporting, rowdy, or Western, but perhaps “Icelandic” would also be appropriate. Bjork described the Icelandic …

Auto Racks: Get the Gear Where You’re Going

<b>Auto Rack Rundown</b><p>Over the past year, the <i>Kayak Fish</i> team has tested out a variety of auto racks and accessories on numerous vehicles for getting …

25 of the Best Hiking Trails on Prince Edward Island

<b>If you haven’t been to Prince Edward Island yet, you really need to go.</b><p>With shocking red cliffs, beige sand beaches, a lush green interior and some …

Breathing pure oxygen could repair brain damage years after a concussion

Brain Repair<p>Researchers have revisited hyperbaric oxygen sessions as a possible treatment for brain damage sustained after a concussion. According to …

A tiny hedgehog went camping and it's the best thing ever

Azuki the travelling hedgehog posted pictures of his camping trip to his Instagram page

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

Self-improvement