Heather Hansman

Heather Hansman

Heather Hansman is Outside Online’s environmental columnist and a frequent contributor to Culture Notebook. She is the author of Downriver: Into the Future of Water in the West.

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An Obituary for the Yearly Ski Porn Film

Annual shred flicks used to be the only place to see the best lines and hucks of the previous year. Then Instagram and YouTube arrived. Does social media spell the end for the beloved genre?

Heather Hansman
Feb 6, 2020

Climate Change Is Ruining My Birthday

Now that scientists are seeing the effects of global warming on everyday weather, all our adventure plans are being impacted

Heather Hansman
Feb 1, 2020

What Australia's Megafires Mean for the West

Australia's bushfires have scorched 27 million acres, more than 10 times the area burned in California's catastrophic 2018 wildfire season. The way that Australia is dealing with devastation, and how quickly that devastation came, feels like a spooky portent for what’s coming next.

Heather Hansman
Jan 29, 2020

Good News, Even in Darkness

As we begin a critical new decade for the environment, we need to look toward the light

Heather Hansman
Jan 14, 2020

The Problem with the BLM Moving to the West

The Bureau of Land Management has rented new headquarters in Grand Junction, Colorado, and given D.C. employees 30 days to decide whether to move. Why is the agency fleeing the capital for new digs?

Heather Hansman
Nov 21, 2019