Erin Berger

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... Read More

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... Read More

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.... Read More

Bear May Have Killed New Jersey Hiker

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

Pilot Survives Sierra Plane Crash

The pilot of a private plane has been rescued after surviving a crash in Sequoia National Park on Monday. According to the Fresno Bee, the 67-year-old pilot, who was the plane’s only... Read More

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... Read More

Champion of Trail Running Dies on AT

Accomplished endurance athlete Chad Denning of New London, New Hampshire, collapsed and died on Sunday while hiking the Appalachian Trail. Denning, a successful ultrarunner and founder of the... Read More

German Beers Contain Plastic

Researchers who tested 24 popular German bottled beer brands found that every single brew contained microscopic particles of plastic, skin, glass, and other unsavory items. The biggest takeaway of... Read More

Sharks Kill More Men Than Women

Australian scientists have found that men are almost nine times more likely than women to be killed in an unprovoked shark attack. Researchers at Bond University, in Queensland, Australia, analyzed... Read More

Cyclists: Turn Your Phone Into a Shield

A new app for cyclists is banking on a very simple premise that could keep bikers safe when sharing the road. Using a phones’ GPS capabilities, TheBikeShieldApp alerts nearby drivers when... Read More

Jumping Off This Building Is Encouraged

Florida is not known for high-rises, but the city of Miami wants to break that pattern in a big way by constructing the state's tallest building—and letting visitors jump off it. The... Read More