David Ferry

It’s Time to Let Certain Animals Go Extinct

Conservationists don’t have enough money to save all the endangered species. How do we decide which ones live, and which ones die? A controversial new system for choosing may be coming to America...

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...

We Should Be Building More Parkour Parks

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?

The 5 Most Romantic Hikes in the U.S.

There’s no better way to spend Valentine’s Day than getting the endorphins going and working up a sweat. So, in the service of love, we pulled together the most romantic hikes we could find to make...

We May Have a Cure for the Brain Eating Amoeba

N. fowleri is a microscopic single-celled organism native to the warm, fresh waters of the Americas and Australia; it usually feeds on harmless bacteria present in freshwater muck. Human infections...

4 Steps to Creating the Perfect Outdoor Workplace

The latest trend in office design is to get as far away from the cubical as possible. Human beings, after all, labored for tens of thousands of years outdoors until relatively recently, so...

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