Abe Streep

Abe Streep

Abe Streep is a contributing editor at Outside and a contributing writer at The California Sunday Magazine. His journalism has also appeared in Wired, Harper's, The Atavist, The New York Times Magazine, Men’s Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, Popular Science, NewYorker.com, The Southern Review, and elsewhere.

Could Logging Reduce Wildfires?

One recent day, I found myself up near Seeley Lake, Montana, an empty vacation community. The air was, officially speaking, "hazardous," or, as an air quality specialist memorably put it, a "hideous...

How Big Data Saved the Mountain Town

How does a town go from logging and livestock to bits and bytes? Tiny Prineville, Oregon, is finding out as huge data centers from Apple and Facebook transform the timber town into a recreational hub...

Patagonia's Big Business of #Resist

The iconic brand has long been the conscience of the outdoor industry, forsaking hefty profits to do the right thing. Now the company is going to war against the Trump administration over protections...

100 Ways to Save the World

This is a grim spring for those concerned about our warming planet. Last year was the hottest in recorded history, eclipsing 2015, which in turn beat out 2014. In December, climate scientists...

The Greatest Boat Race Ever (Dreamed Up Over Beers)

The rules: Pilot a boat 750 miles from Port Townsend, Washington, to Ketchikan, Alaska—no motors allowed. The prize: $10,000 nailed to a piece of wood. The result: Seven capsizings, four lifesaving...

The Founding Fathers of Fun

If you've ever enjoyed any outdoor activities, there's a good chance you've made use of the innovations created by these four men. On behalf of them, you're welcome.

The New Adventure Library

The best stories aren't just on paper anymore. Our (totally subjective) ranking assembles the millenium's new classics.

Why Is Kumi Naidoo Throwing in the Towel?

Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo announced in a statement on Tuesday that he will step down from his post by the end of the year in order to return to South Africa, his home...

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This Man Is Greenpeace's Best Hope

Human-rights superhero Kumi Naidoo has a tough assignment: lead Greenpeace into 21st-century relevance. But after a year that saw activists lionized (imprisoned in Putin's jails) and then vilified (...

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