In 2011, the Pagami Creek Fire burned through 92,000 acres of Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area. At Outside magazine, Frank Bures tells the story of two kayakers caught in the inferno. Includes some amazing photos taken by one of the kayakers.
A bankrupt power plant in the Finger Lakes region of New York was brought back online by new owners. The output—the facility has an allowance of 641,000 tons of CO2-equivalent gases a year—is now used exclusively to mine crypto. Nathaniel Mott: Now imagine how things could worsen if Greenidge quadruples power usage as planned. There… READ THE REST
Penises are becoming smaller as part of environmental changes wrought by pollution, especially phthalate esters and other troublesome chemicals in plastics. As a result of this pollution, a growing number of babies are being born with small penises, Dr Swan writes. Her book, titled Count Down [Amazon], examines "how our modern world is threatening sperm… READ THE REST
The short answer is that it goes to New Jersey. But what happens in New Jersey is surprisingly interesting. Business Insider: "You don't smell garbage. You smell money" New York City is one of the most wasteful cities in the world. But none of its trash is actually processed in NYC. It's sent to waste-to-energy… READ THE REST
You can buy gifts for your bae. You can buy gifts for your mom and dad. You can even buy gifts for your kids. But there's something different you feel when you buy something fun and new for your pet. We don't even have to get into why people have different sets of feelings for… READ THE REST
If you're a gamer, there's little that gets you more excited than new gear. Stepping up to a new controller or a new headset can literally change the entire experience of playing every game on your shelf. We know what the charge of playing with new toys is like, which is why you should definitely… READ THE REST
Your home Wi-Fi router is your conduit to the outside world. It's your portal to the internet, your connection to streaming content, and more and more often lately, your best means of seeing faraway friends and family face-to-face online. But we all know that not far beyond that portal lies demons. Those nefarious forces come… READ THE REST