Lauren Steele

How 110,000 Will Flee a Disappearing Island

The island nation of Kiribati is sinking. The seawater surrounding the country is rising four times faster than the global average—as much as 1.2 centimeters a year, according to Climate... Read More

Your Dumbphone Is a Lifesaver

Your decade-old tank of a cellphone can provide you with more than a nostalgic game of Snake. That brick can save your life faster than Apple can release an iPhone 6. A Taiwanese hiker can thank... Read More

Miami's Plastic Bag Disgrace

If America’s beaches are messy, then Miami’s beaches are a hot mess. Dave Doebler, a member of Miami Beach’s Sustainability Committee, told Al Jazeera America that just last week,... Read More

Green Companies Get More Greenbacks

Do-gooders are willing to put their money where their mouth is, according to a new study from the Neilsen Global Survey on Corporate Social Responsibility. The report found that, more often than... Read More

GoPro Stocks Open at $24 a Share

Action-camera maker GoPro entered the world of public companies Thursday, selling 17.8 million shares at $24 each under the symbol GPRO. Despite some doubts prior to the market opening, GoPro... Read More

Google Glass Releases New Fitness Apps

Want a personal trainer for the day? Want to be chased by zombies to shake up your running routine? Need to know where to look in the night sky to see Orion on your next camping trip? Google Glass... Read More

Best Mountain Bike Trail in the East

Last week, Duluth was voted Outside's Best Place to Live. This week, the Minnesota gem received another honor: According to, the town has the most scenic mountain bike trail in the... Read More

Bikes for Tykes in Paris

Parisians are teaching their children that "sharing is caring," but in their own chic way: on bikes. On June 18, P'tit Velib', an initiative sponsored by Paris's bike-share program Velib', became... Read More

Stonyfield Source Map

Increasingly, consumers don't just want to know what is in their food. They also want to know where it came from. Using an online interactive display, yogurt maker Stonyfield Organic has... Read More

Espresso in Space?

Everest climbers insist on bringing espresso up the mountain. Why should astronauts be any different? Problem is, pulling a quality shot of 'spro isn't that easy in zero gravity. Until now. Italian... Read More

Japanese Fleet Kills 30 Whales

Despite the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordering Japan to end its Antarctic whaling program, a Japanese whaling fleet killed 30 minke whales off the country's northeast coast, according to... Read More

New FDA Guidelines to Lower Sodium

As an athlete, your body needs more than the Recommended Dietary Allowance of 2,300 milligrams of sodium. For everyone else, things are getting a little more—or less—salty. "We are... Read More

BMW and GoPro Partner for In-Car Camera

Starting in July, new BMWs and Minis, or properly equipped later models, will have adventure-recording abilities, thanks to a new partnership between the automaker and GoPro. Owners wanting to... Read More