Rowan Jacobsen

The Day We Set the Colorado River Free

It's been more than 50 years since the Colorado River regularly reached the sea. But this spring, the U.S. and Mexico let the water storm through its natural delta for a grand experiment in...

The Invasivore's Dilemma

An innovative sushi chef named Bun Lai has a new strategy in the war on invasive species: If you can’t beat ’em, plate ’em. Feral hog sashimi, anyone?

Bill McKibben 350.org climate change environmentalism

Boilover

After years of sounding the climate-change alarm, writer Bill McKibben realized that gentle persuasion wasn’t cutting it. So he got mad. Then he got busy: tweeting, organizing, protesting, getting...

Crabber on Bayou Lafourche

The Gumbo Chronicles

Just months after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, British Petroleum declared the recovery a success, and the Gulf of Mexico’s fisheries were opened for business. To celebrate, seafood freak ROWAN...

John Besh

King of Crabs

New Orleans chef John Besh dishes up the ultimate seafood-gumbo recipe

A 14 year old member of the KIA digging a bunker.

Burma's Dark Side

News reports of liberalization in Burma have largely ignored a humanitarian crisis in the northern region of Kachin, where the Burmese army has waged war against ethnic Kachin civilians.

One of Kaziranga National Park's forest guards surveying a poached-rhino carcass.

Number One With a Bullet

Kaziranga National Park in India boasts two-thirds of the world’s one-horned rhinos and its highest density of Bengal tigers—both among the region’s most heavily poached species. The secret to the...

No Shirt, No Shoes—No Problem

Summer was made for quick getaways. Here are the 21 best easy-out adventures, from California to Michigan to Maine all for $500 or less.

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

The Spill Seekers

Rowan Jacobsen sails into the despoiled Gulf of Mexico to find out what the feds aren't telling us.

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