Erin Berger

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

Google Gets Serious About Drone Delivery

Amazon has been making noise about implementing drone-powered package delivery over the past year, but Google dropped a game-changing piece of news on Thursday when the company revealed it's been... Read More

Laird Hamilton Has the Best Week Ever

It's no secret that we think Laird Hamilton is great. Really great. And the 50-year-old surfing legend is still at it, making the news twice in the span of two days as Hurricane Marie brings huge... Read More

This Backpack Could Save Your Life

We keep life-saving devices nearby when we go on a boat, a plane, or even into the backcountry. But when we go to work or arrive home on the 15th floor of a high-rise, the stairs are likely our... Read More

Burning Man Is a Muddy Mess

When you're heading to a gigantic weeklong art festival in the Nevada desert, you're probably prepared for the unexpected. When you've paid as much as $1,000 to attend said festival, however, you... Read More

Happy Birthday, National Park Service!

Today the National Park Service celebrates its 98th birthday by generously offering visitors free access to the parks it protects. Historian Wallace Stegner might have put it best when he said... Read More