Nature

500 Pounds of Man-Eating Stealth

In the Sundarbans region of India and Bangladesh, some of the world's last wild tigers roam free and ravenous. An expedition to film these elusive predators is tricky business. You may not see them,...

The Climate-Change Revolution WILL Be Televised

Harrison Ford, Jessica Alba, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mark Bittman and other mega-celebs lend a hand to the new Showtime series, Years of Living Dangerously—where Hollywood meets wake-up call.

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...

Free Lolita!

Should a captive killer whale be listed under the Endangered Species Act?

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...

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