In January 2015, the Pacific Crest Trail Association got a letter from the owner of a 402-acre plot of land near Stevens Pass, roughly 75 miles east of Seattle. The landowner, a family trust, held...
Free-range, protein-packed, and delicious? Welcome to the jerkaissance.
Used to be grilling was a dark art. The coals had to be just so, the sauce made from a recipe handed down through the generations. It made for good eats, but it was time-consuming and, frankly, a...
A new European carrier takes you to the heart of the Alps—and skis fly free
A logging company is suing Greenpeace for $220 million—and it might have a case
Beyond the presumptions of people having death wishes or being irresponsible, a psychologist tries to unpack our true motivations
A tech giant helps us visualize the government’s outdoor data
Conservationists don’t have enough money to save all the endangered species. How do we decide which ones live, and which ones die? A controversial new system for choosing may be coming to America...
For the last 30 years, American Rivers, a nonprofit advocacy group out of Washington, D.C., has been calling attention the plight of the country’s rivers. Today, the group released its annual Most...
Legislators are considering sticking out-of-state cyclists and mountain bikers with a $25 fee—and a side of humiliation
A former EPA administrator breaks down what’s at stake with the president’s proposed 31 percent cut to the agency’s budget
In the wake of the widely publicized near-failure of the country’s tallest earthen dam last month, locals in Oroville, California, are considering a move into “dark tourism.”
Two of our favorite things, together at last. A style of booze that didn’t even exist a few years ago is taking over bourbon bars across the country.
Don't let rain or snow keep you inside. Tips from pros on how to make the most of the wet seasons.
As ski resorts struggle with warmer, shorter seasons, a team of Norwegian researchers is rolling out new snow machines that help cut back on planet-warming emissions
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