You thought planes burned a lot of carbon? Say hello to cruise ships. — Grist

Q. Dear Umbra, I read an article by an environmentalist that the lifestyle change with the biggest impact is to quit flying. If I want to go to Europe from California, is it better for the planet if I take a bus/train to the East Coast and then take a ship to Europe and back…

via You thought planes burned a lot of carbon? Say hello to cruise ships. — Grist

How — and Why — Scott Jurek Set an Appalachian Trail Speed Record — Discover

“Was this the journey they’d imagined in the days after Jenny’s miscarriage? Were they getting away from pain and grief?” At Backpacker, Steve Friedman chronicles ultrarunner Scott Jurek’s challenging journey to break the speed record on the Appalachian Trail.

via How — and Why — Scott Jurek Set an Appalachian Trail Speed Record — Discover