Whitney L. James

Author's Bio

Whitney James (@whitneyljames) is an assistant editor for Outside’s summer Buyer’s Guide. She is an avid endorphin junkie and enjoys writing about it at whitneyljames.com.

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SeaWorld Orcas Drugged with Valium

SeaWorld's ongoing legal fiasco continues as court documents surfaced reporting the use of Valium...

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Beefalo Are Destroying the Grand Canyon

A herd of up to 450 bison hybrids is causing a ruckus in Grand Canyon National Park and...

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Vitamin D Could Save Your Life

Two studies on vitamin D recently released in the British Medical Journal offer new insights about the benefits of the sunshine nutrient. Long believed to play a vital role in the...

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Tiny House Dating

Not everyone can live comfortably in a 200-square-foot space, but for people who can, finding a small-minded mate (pun intended) can be difficult. Enter Tiny House Dating, a new dating social...

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Whale Sets Diving Record

Researchers from the Cascadia Research Collective have tracked a new record-setting dive by the Cuvier's beaked whale.

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Huckberry Launches Explorer's Grants

Purveyors of trendy and coveted gear for men, online retailer Huckberry is now sponsoring adventures. Born in an...

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Climbers to Stop Trashing Everest

Beginning this April, Nepalese officials are requiring climbers on Mount Everest to haul 8 kilograms (17.6 pounds) of garbage off the mountain in an effort to clean up decades of trash buildup....

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Death Warrant for Man-Eating Tiger

Officials in Uttar Pradesh, India, have issued a shoot-to-kill order for a tigress that has killed 10 people since early December. The four-year-old Royal Bengal tiger has attacked villagers of...

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Can Wind Farms Fight Hurricanes?

Students at Stanford University have discovered that placing wind turbines off shorelines can reduce a hurricane’s wind surface by up to 80 percent. The study, published in the journal...

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Whip-Slapped by a Whale

Whale watching is usually a subdued, hands-off experience. Not for Nova Scotia native Chelsea Crawford, who was slapped in the head by the tail of a humpback whale off the Southern California...

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Hops Shortage Threatens Craft Brewers

In 2013, 2,500 craft breweries spanned the country—nearly 500 more than just two years...

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