Consider the Wild Animal Down Your Pants
Following up on Donald Katz's "The King of the Ferret Leggers"
The Deadliest Animals in the U.S.
Hunting Monsters in the Night
CrossFitter Mel Soria puts his functional fitness training to the test in the backwoods of Georgia, chasing down prey that's as delicious as it is dangerous
The Urban Conservationist
There is nature in our backyards and our parks; even the green strips running down big avenues like Broadway in New York City contain natural value. By recognizing that we can connect people to nature—and nature to people.
Shamu Show Smackdown
Did a judge in Florida just put an end to SeaWorld's famous killer whale shows? A ruling issued yesterday may change the way marine amusement parks work forever.
EPA on Bristol Bay: Mining Probably Bad for Salmon
The Environmental Protection Agency just released its long-awaited study of the potential effects of the proposed—and highly controversial—Pebble Mine on Alaska's watershed and famed salmon, but the conclusions, tepid as they are, probably won't please either side
Tweets From the Trail: Technology Can Enhance Your Wilderness Experiences
We all hate that guy—the one who shatters your outdoor serenity by watching iPad movies on the beach and texting from a chairlift. Well, Montana-based novelist and technophile WALTER KIRN is that guy, and he says you’re missing out.
America's Most Endangered Rivers of 2012
American Rivers, a Washington, D.C.-based organization working to protect and restore the country's rivers and streams, has just released its 27th annual list of the 10 most endangered waterways in America. Topping the list this year is the Potomac, which runs straight through the nation's capital. That's fitting, given that American Rivers is using its list as part of its effort to spur Congress to take action. “This year’s Most Endangered Rivers list underscores how important clean water is to our drinking water, health, and economy,” said Bob Irvin, president of American Rivers, in a press release. “If Congress slashes clean water protections, more Americans will get sick and communities and businesses will suffer. We simply cannot afford to go back to a time when the Potomac and rivers nationwide were too polluted and dangerous to use.” MORE: Mary Catherine O'Connor takes a closer look at the report
Shoot or Spray? The Best Way to Stop a Charging Bear
While many gun proponents remain adamant that firearms offer better protection against a charging bear than pepper spray, a growing body of scientific research suggests otherwise
How to Handle a Grizzly Bear Encounter
If you're heading into bear country this summer, heed these important tips from Kerry Gunther, bear management program leader for Yellowstone National Park
How to Survive an Animal Bite
Ever been out traveling or an a wild adventure when you felt, all of a sudden, like you were no longer at the top of the food chain? Here, experts explain how to avoid becoming lunch.
Mandy Barker's Soup
Photographer Mandy Barker couldn’t stop collecting, cataloguing, and photographing trash. Good thing. The 48-year-old's images of marine debris have been nominated for a Prix Pictet award. To find out how Barker arranged and took these pictures, read Galleries We Like: Mandy Barker's Soup.
Some say they're cute. I say they're evil.
They've come to suck your blood—and that's not the worst of it