Articles written by: Brad Nehring

6 Organic Mosquito Repellents That Actually Work

6 Organic Mosquito Repellents That Actually Work

What’s worse: being covered in mosquito bites, or slathering yourself with chemical compounds to just to keep the bugs off your skin? Thanks to advances in organic pest control, this is a tough decision you no longer have to make. Here are a few organic ways to keep the skeeters [...]

Jeremy Marie Completes the Most Epic Hitchhiking Trip Ever

Jeremy Marie Completes the Most Epic Hitchhiking Trip Ever

Many of us would gladly take a five-year sabbatical and travel the world, but money (or lack thereof) is usually the reason why these trips never pan out. The travel expenses alone would be a dealbreaker for most people, but not Jeremy Marie, that is. The 29-year-old Frenchman recently completed [...]

The Best Countries for Ecotourism

The Best Countries for Ecotourism

In the 1990′s, ecotourism — the environmentally responsible management of tourist areas located in pristine areas — emerged as a hot new trend. Today, it’s a full-fledged industry — and some countries in particular have excelled

The Bios Urn and Spirit Tree: Dead People Can Be Green Too

The Bios Urn and Spirit Tree: Dead People Can Be Green Too

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 [...]

Scientists Explore Redwood Cloning Techniques

Scientists Explore Redwood Cloning Techniques

“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 [...]

Shy Tigers and Kung Fu Elephants: An Inside Look at Conservation Biology in Kaziranga National Park

Shy Tigers and Kung Fu Elephants: An Inside Look at Conservation Biology in Kaziranga National Park

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 [...]

Fauja Singh, the World’s Oldest Marathon Runner, Retires at 101

Fauja Singh, the World’s Oldest Marathon Runner, Retires at 101

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. [...]

Meet the Lykovs: A Russian Family Who Lived in Siberian Isolation for More Than 40 Years

Meet the Lykovs: A Russian Family Who Lived in Siberian Isolation for More Than 40 Years

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 [...]

Annual CITES Conference to Address Wildlife Protection Proposals

Annual CITES Conference to Address Wildlife Protection Proposals

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

How to Land a Job with the National Park Service

How to Land a Job with the National Park Service

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