Nature

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...

Cash Flow

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

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...

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...

Go Out With a Bang

The secret to aging well? Work hard, fish harder.

Best of Outside: Yarnell

On the morning of June 30, all 20 members of Prescott, Arizona's Granite Mountain Hotshots headed into the mountains to protect the small town of Yarnell from an advancing blaze. Later that day,...