Erin Berger

The Plight of the Alaskan Musher

Dog-sledding offers little glamour and even less money, but there exists a legion of Alaskans who love it obsessively. Now the trick is to support a lifestyle that most others today just don’t...

8 Google Views That Go Way Off-Grid

One thing you won't see on Google Street View: surprise spiders. Keeping the Trekker's 15 lenses free of natural debris is a common technical challenge for the teams capturing immersive panoramas of...

We Tried It: Sleep In

Here’s the thing: You can’t get in the habit of sleeping in every day. Should you continuously sacrifice office time or workouts for a little extra shuteye, you’ll likely wind up demoted and out of...

Controversial Wolf Creek Resort Land Swap Approved

The Forest Service recently approved a land swap of 204.4 federal acres on southern Colorado's Wolf Creek Pass for 177.6 acres of private land. This swap will advance a Texas billionaire's highly...

Finland's Saunalautta

Finns really know how to relax. Finland's official travel website boasts that there is roughly one sauna for every three residents. And at least one of those saunas floats.

Gulf Oil Spill Left Gigantic "Ring" on Seafloor

A new report published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that a massive layer of coagulated oil remains on the Gulf of Mexico's seafloor nearly five years after the...

Man Survives 2 Nights in Alaskan Woods

A planned 14-hour hike from Alaska's Eagle River Nature Center to Crow Pass Trail became a two-day ordeal for 29-year-old John Carlos Mann when he became lost and had to search for help alone.

Drakes Bay Oyster Farm Closing

Following a U.S. Supreme Court decision on Monday not to hear a challenge from Drakes Bay Oyster Company that would allow it to continue oyster-farming operations within Point Reyes National Seashore...

London Gets Solar Charging Phone Booths

London's iconic but now underutilized red phone booths get new life this week with an initiative called Solarbox, which allows users to charge their cellphones for free through solar power.

Bear May Have Killed New Jersey Hiker

New Jersey wildlife officials are investigating an apparently deadly attack on a 22-year-old man by a black bear in Apshawa Preserve on Sunday, according to the Associated Press.

Patagonia Closes NYC Stores for Climate March

In advance of what could be the largest climate march in history this Saturday in New York City, Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario announced that the company's four New York stores will close for much of...

Grand Canyon Mining Battle Goes to Court

Starting next Tuesday, mining industry groups, the federal government, and conservationists will present arguments before the U.S. District Court for Arizona in a dispute over mining lands...

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