Let’s face it: preparing for one’s death can be a real hassle. Between planning the estate, delegating power of attorney, and the old ‘whole vs. term’ life insurance debate, it’s nearly impossible to find time for the things that really matter. Like making sure your cremated remains will be able [...]
Articles written by: Brad Nehring
“The giant redwoods were no match for man,” noted NBC Nightly News reporter Kristen Dahlgren earlier this month. Though some living specimens date back more than 2,000 years, fewer than 5 percent of the original redwoods are still standing after centuries of unsustainable logging practices. Today, some dedicated environmental scientists believe that cloning redwoods and [...]
Recently, OurAmazingPlanet published a fascinating interview with Firod Ahmez, a full-time tiger-tracker and conservation biologist for Aaranyak, a non-profit organization based in Assam, India. One of his typical work days involves a trip to Kaziranga National Park. This protected area is home to the world’s highest concentration of wild tigers, and other park [...]
Within the competitive running community, Fauja Singh is a global celebrity. For the last 13 years, he has participated in nine marathons, as well as several shorter races and numerous charity events. As a practicing Sikh, he has used running to advocate for world peace and promote wholesome dietary habits. [...]
Thanks to National Geographic and the Discovery Channel, most people understand how brutal the animal kingdom can be. Then there are these folks, who know firsthand the ferocious capabilities of an aggressive creature in the wild (or, in one case, a friend’s backyard). Please note: some readers might find these true stories disturbing. Todd [...]
Stretching for more than five million square miles between the Ural Mountains and Pacific Ocean, Siberia is, for all intents and purposes, a wasteland–rich in minerals and natural resources, but tough on human settlements. The Soviets knew this when they installed harsh POW camps in the heart of the Siberian [...]
Next month, the Geneva-based Convention on Illegal Trading in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will convene in Bangkok for the organization’s annual international powwow. The CITES Conference of the Parties will be held March 3-14; during the event, member states will vote to
Outside Magazine recently listed a career in the National Park Service as one of the country’s ‘Best Outdoor Jobs’, and for good reason. Most NPS employees primarily work outdoors in some of the country’s most beautiful places, and their days are typically spent
Every summer, thousands of people leave the city behind to take part in a time-honored American tradition: wildland firefighting. This seasonal profession is ideal for men and women who enjoy spending (a lot of) time outdoors,
Something that can only be described as ‘really freaky’ happened last week near a subway construction site in Guangzhou, China’s third
Just because you care about Mother Earth shouldn’t deny you the privilege of cruising around town in a sophisticated ride. If you plan to do some car shopping next year, one of these luxury hybrids may suit your fancy (provided you’ve got a fat wallet).
It’s easy to assume that most big companies value profit and production over environmental health. But believe it or not,
On Tuesday, Jan. 22, the 23rd Annual International Snow Sculpture Championships kicked off at Breckenridge Ski Resort.
Everyone knows Smokey the Bear, the time-honored symbol of forest fire prevention, and every baby of the 80′s remembers Woodsy the Owl’s pleas of, “Give a hoot… don’t pollute”.
Think of Sir Ranulph Fiennes as a real-life counterpart to Dos Equis’ iconic spokesman, ‘The Most Interesting Man in the World’. He was the first man to cross both the North and South Pole using surface routes.
Has any contemporary actor had a more impressive career than Leo? He started out as a smart-mouthed foster kid on Growing Pains, skyrocketed to superstardom after that movie about the boat, and has since worked with Steven Spielberg,
Last month, CNN reported some troubling news out of Nauru, the smallest nation in the South Pacific. According to Foreign Minister Kieren Keke, global warming has impacted the tiny republic so dramatically that droughts now last as long as seven or eight years.
For an artist, Englishman Simon Beck’s creative process is a relatively short one; from start to finish, his average piece requires 10 hours of work. But considering his ‘work’ involves trekking across vast frozen fields to leave distinct impressions in the fresh snow, 10 hours seems like a long, cold [...]
On Jan. 18, Officers Samuel Carter and Brent Curnow of the Boulder Police Department in Colorado were arrested in connection with a suspicion shooting death that occurred on New Year’s Day.
In 1988, a team of rescuers managed to safely extricate three California Grey whales trapped in a treacherous ice flow off the coast of the North Pole. This real-life incident was the inspiration for Big Miracle, a motion picture starring Drew Barrymore that was released last year.