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Democrats in Congress are pushing for a federal jobs program that would tackle climate, land use, infrastructure, and more. Here’s why it’s so urgent.

Reconciling the maps we made in the 18th century with modern reality is nearly impossible. But their lines, drawn long ago, are still legally binding.

Between sun, water, sand, and wind, river trips are hard on the skin. Here are six packable essentials to protect you from the elements.

But there’s still hope if we start managing water differently and addressing climate change, both of which are making dry spells more extreme

We need more access to public lands. Reclaiming damaged landscapes like old mines and former nuclear sites can be a powerful part of the answer.

The 46th president made big promises to move the United States toward a carbon-free future. What he’s accomplished so far has been impressive, but can he keep up the momentum?

Edgar McGregor started cleaning up Eaton Canyon near Los Angeles in May 2019, and he didn’t stop until it was spotless nearly two years later. We talked to McGregor about how to stay motivated to take care of the earth.

Two new books, ‘Under the Sky We Make’ and ‘Overheated,’ lay out a plan to overcome our cynicism and anxiety and realize a sustainable, carbon-free future

The legendary filmmaker pioneered the stoke film and helped create skiing’s counterculture, but ‘Ski Bum’ on Discovery+ shows how his life behind the scenes was anything but easy

Volatile weather has created dangerous conditions for backcountry skiers and set up the West for a bad water year. With climate change exacerbating the situation, it’s time to start assuming the worst for our winters and making plans to adapt. 

Right-wing politicians and media are trying to scapegoat frozen wind turbines for the state’s power disaster. Their claims couldn’t be more inaccurate and irresponsible.

As Jeff Bezos steps away from Amazon to focus his attention on initiatives like his year-old Earth Fund, it’s instructive to look at the impact of billionaire environmental philanthropy and how it could be more effective

Host Laura Borichevsky fearlessly goes where no man has gone before

In its first weeks, the Biden administration has prioritized justice and equity in its plan to protect the environment and tackle the climate crisis. That's great, but now is not the time for the rest of us to get complacent.

The end of the Trump administration can't come soon enough for our climate and public lands. Thankfully, there are a series of actions our new president can immediately take to begin undoing the damage.

Season Equipment is trying to break the cycle of new gear every year

When it comes to big purchases like skis and bikes, many of us are punching above or below our weight. Psychology helps explain why.

A guide to key ballot measures and Senate and House races that will have huge impacts on the way we address climate change

Our writer reflects on the uncertain ski season ahead

You're never too old—or too good—to brush up on your technique

This fire season is yet another sign that we can't wait any longer to fix our planet

In her new book, 'Superman's Not Coming,' the activist gives a lesson in community engagement and warns that we shouldn't expect the government to save us

A fun trip can turn to crap fast if you don't come prepared

Three court decisions are a sign of the power of protest

During a week of historic decisions, the Supreme Court decided that an energy company can drill under the Appalachian Trail

The Navajo Nation has the highest known rate of coronavirus in the country. The scale of the tragedy can be traced to a long history of denying the tribe's legal right to water access.

The pandemic has shut down the most polluting industries around the world and turned us all into more adaptable consumers. That still isn't enough.

The North Pacific right whale has been spotted only a handful of times in 60 years. A marine biologist from Seattle wants to change that.

The massive global demonstrations planned for its 50th anniversary were canceled. Luckily, there's still plenty that environmentalists can do from home.

In his new photo book "Errors of Possession," adventure photographer Garrett Grove documents the region's shifting industries and culture

This year's most at-risk rivers, the Lower Missouri and Upper Mississippi, provide water for millions of people in the Midwest

Lessons from Wendell Berry, Wallace Stegner, and my neighborhood trees

Is it tone-deaf to talk about climate right now? Or is this an opportunity to tackle major global problems in tandem?

We were already worried enough about the climate. So with COVID-19, how do we cope with a brand-new feeling of helplessness?

From retail giants like REI to the mom and pop stores in your hometowns, what happens when these businesses shut down?

As more states hold—or decide to postpone—presidential primaries, a new poll of Mountain West voters shows that a clear majority support climate action, clean air and water, and public lands protection

'Billionaire Wilderness,' by Wyoming native and Yale sociologist Justin Farrell, asks hard questions about how money changes American land by investigating one of the West's most beloved outdoor playgrounds: Jackson Hole

In 'Paha Sapa,' Lakota skier Connor Ryan explores his ancestral South Dakota homeland

Sustainable finance has finally hit the big time. Is it time to risk your wallet to save the planet?

First Bears Ears, now Slickrock. Why should we trade high-value recreation for low-value extraction in Utah's mountain-bike mecca?

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?

Despite pending lawsuits, the administration is forging ahead

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