David Ferry

David Ferry

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America’s 10 Most Threatened Rivers

For the last 30 years, American Rivers, a nonprofit advocacy group out of Washington, D.C., has been calling attention the plight of the country’s rivers. Today, the group released its annual Most Endangered Rivers report, a catalogue of the ten rivers in America most threatened in 2017.

David Ferry
Apr 12, 2017

The Morbid Draw of 'Dark Tourism'

In the wake of the widely publicized near-failure of the country’s tallest earthen dam last month, locals in Oroville, California, are wondering how to leverage the disaster as a tourist attraction

David Ferry
Mar 20, 2017

Norway Has Discovered the Future of Snowmaking

As ski resorts struggle with warmer, shorter seasons, a team of Norwegian researchers is rolling out new snow machines that help cut back on planet-warming emissions

David Ferry
Mar 1, 2017

Is Parkour a Sport?

The U.K. government recently recognized parkour as a legitimate sport, and is bringing parks to inner cities, schools, and even senior citizens. Why hasn't the U.S. gotten on board?

David Ferry
Feb 9, 2017

Big-Wave Surfers Are Making SUP Cool

A few years back, a contingent of prominent pro surfers took up stand-up paddleboarding in spite of its reputation as a leisure activity of lesser wave riders. Can they convince the curmudgeons the sport deserves respect?

David Ferry
Jan 30, 2017