Nature

The Madness of Modern-Day Poaching

South African Johnny Olivier was just looking for an easy job to pay the bills. But after agreeing to help a buddy collect lion bones for an international wildlife-trafficking kingpin, he found...

Blood in the Sand: Killing a Turtle Advocate

Each spring on Costa Rica’s desolate Caribbean coast, endangered leatherback sea turtles come ashore at night to lay and hide their eggs. Poachers steal them for cash, and as Matthew Power reports,...

Laughing at the Environment

You probably don't know the name Joseph Farris (above), but you likely know his work. The illustrator has published more than 10,000 cartoons in various publications, most notably drawing cartoons...

Goats Scale Dam, World Demands to Know Why

Italian park officials have speculated that these Alpine ibex make precarious ascents up the dam to lick the salt off the stones—but, as with any instance of animal behavior, to call this their...

Sizing Up Sally Jewell

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has an impressive résumé. Oil geologist, banker, president of REI. But today's Washington is a landscape without maps, and in this age of climate change and keystone,...

A Surge In Wild Orca Capture for Killer Whale Shows

No matter what one thinks about the wisdom and morality of marine park killer whale shows, most people find the idea of marine parks stocking their pools with killer whales taken from the wild...

The Secret Lives of Mushroom Hunters

Langdon Cook's new book, the Mushroom Hunters, delves into the secretive and sometimes dangerous subculture of mushrooming.

Fighting the Rising Tide

New Jersey’s post-Sandy strategy: massive resistance to rising seas

Down by the Seaside: Tracing Hurricane Sandy

Geologist Orrin Pilkey predicted exactly what a storm like Hurricane Sandy would do to the mid-Atlantic coast and New York City. In the November issue of Outside, Pilkey takes David Gessner on a...

Cash Flow

The billions in federal Sandy relief will mainly be used to rebuild what was there before

Interpreting the Yarnell Hill Report

Officials have released a detail analysis of the deadly fire that killed 19 elite hotshots. Although much has been previously reported, the document offers a few revelations. Here’s what you need to...

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