Articles written by: Brad Nehring

Want to Get Paid to Fight Wildland Fires?

Want to Get Paid to Fight Wildland Fires?

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,

The Science Behind Sinkholes

The Science Behind Sinkholes

Something that can only be described as ‘really freaky’ happened last week near a subway construction site in Guangzhou, China’s third

Green and Classy: Luxury Hybrids to Watch for in 2013-14

Green and Classy: Luxury Hybrids to Watch for in 2013-14

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).

7 American Companies You Didn’t Realize Were Environmentally Friendly

7 American Companies You Didn’t Realize Were Environmentally Friendly

It’s easy to assume that most big companies value profit and production over environmental health. But believe it or not,

Mongolia Takes Top Honors at the International Snow Sculpture Championships

Mongolia Takes Top Honors at the International Snow Sculpture Championships

On Tuesday, Jan. 22, the 23rd Annual International Snow Sculpture Championships kicked off at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

Johnny Horizon, Mark Trail, and Other Forgotten Environmental Mascots

Johnny Horizon, Mark Trail, and Other Forgotten Environmental Mascots

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”.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes to Attempt First Wintertime Trans-Antarctic Trek

Sir Ranulph Fiennes to Attempt First Wintertime Trans-Antarctic Trek

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.

Leonardo DiCaprio Takes Film Sabbatical to Focus on Environmental Issues

Leonardo DiCaprio Takes Film Sabbatical to Focus on Environmental Issues

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,

The Science Behind Sinking Island Nations

The Science Behind Sinking Island Nations

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.

Simon Beck: Snowshoe Art Extraordinaire

Simon Beck: Snowshoe Art Extraordinaire

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 [...]