Christopher Solomon

The Detective of Northern Oddities

When a creature mysteriously turns up dead in Alaska—be it a sea otter, polar bear, or humpback whale—veterinary pathologist Kathy Burek gets the call. Her necropsies reveal cause of death and causes...

How Consistent Is That Avalanche Advisory?

You want to be safe in the backcountry this coming winter. You'll wear your beacon and carefully read the avalanche bulletin. Did you ever wonder, though, about the accuracy of that information?

The Donald Trump Environmental Scorecard

What does the GOP's big orange machine think about issues like climate change, energy development, and federal control of public lands? Outside's roundup of a surprising (and sometimes shocking) set...

June and July Weekend Escapes

Plotting your summer can be stressful—so we planned all your weekends for you, packed with fly-fishing, mountain biking, and beer festivals. You're welcome.

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