How a 'smart countryside' can use technology for greener ends

Smart cities are often discussed as being the key to future urban living. The increase in capacity for more complex information can help solve human and environmental problems by saving energy and regulating traffic flow. ...

Study links outdoor recreation with water quality concerns

People who camp, hike, fish or participate in other forms of outdoor recreation generally have a higher level of concern about water quality than those who don't, according to a recent study co-authored by Portland State ...

What's nature worth? Count the selfies

A University of Vermont-led team has successfully used social media images to measure the use and value of outdoor recreation on public lands.

Technology and outdoor sports converge at drone conference

Surfers catching waves and mountain bikers pedaling through forests are used to the occasional low flying pelican or diving hawk, but these days outdoor recreationalists can find what's up in the air isn't a bird at all, ...

Extreme heat is changing how people experience the outdoors

Summers are getting hotter as greenhouse gas emissions trap heat in the atmosphere—a problem that's impacting how millions of people enjoy the outdoors during the warmest months of the year, according to one NC State expert.

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