Will Grant

Will Grant

Will Grant wrote about the Mongol Derby, the world’s hardest horse race, in May 2013.

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On the Hunt for Uranium in Bears Ears

After President Trump reduced Bears Ears National Monument by 85 percent, environmentalists screeched that the landscape would soon become a Swiss cheese environment at the hands of mining companies...

Will Grant
Sep 10, 2018

On the Ground During Cape Town's Water Crisis

Since February 1, everyone in Cape Town has been told to use less than 13.2 gallons of water per day, turn off the taps while brushing their teeth, and flush toilets with gray water collected in...

Will Grant
Apr 13, 2018

What Should We Do About Wild Horses?

With his new book, 'Wild Horse Country,' David Philipps is the latest journalist to ride into town on a mustang. And he's come with some new material.

Will Grant
Oct 19, 2017

Calamity at Every Turn

To travel the Pony Express, riders had to brave apocalyptic storms, raging rivers, snow-choked mountain passes, and some of the most desolate, beautiful country on earth. To honor the sun-dried...

Will Grant
Sep 15, 2017

A Liar Standing Next to a Hole in the Ground

When we heard head-spinning treasure tales from a legendary prospector named Flint Carter, we organized a full-scale expedition into the mountains near Tucson, Arizona. Following a hand-drawn map,...

Will Grant
Feb 18, 2015

The Cheapest Land in the Country

The Homestead Act of 1862 won't offer land-grabbers any help these days, but with a little resourcefulness and adaptability, you can earn title to acreage cheaper than by way of a real estate agent....

Will Grant
Aug 6, 2014

The Only Bird Book You Need

David Sibley, the man who raised the bar on guidebooks, releases a second edition of his best-selling guide to birds.

Will Grant
May 21, 2014