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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

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

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.

As former columnist Heather Hansman passes the torch to Erin Berger, the two share their strongest takes on outdoor media and culture

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

A documentary about elephant poaching in Kenya follows three men—a poacher, an ivory trader, and a wildlife ranger—ensnared in the deadly industry

Why companies as diverse as Patagonia and General Mills are suddenly focused on getting dirty

The comedian's takedown of ski-industry tropes has become a runaway hit

Why the new crop of state recreation offices are about more than just outdoor sports

All I want for Christmas is … carbon offsets?

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?

Whether you're looking for a sunny California odyssey or musings on the future of winter, we have a good book for you to curl up with in front of the fire

How do we deal with the prospect of losing the places we love?

What happens if nature, humanity—or both—disappear or run amok? These latest releases examine such (hopefully wrong) possibilities.

Cody Townsend thought his project, the Fifty, would be a mission to descend the 50 best lines in North America. But then climate change started to melt the snow right out from under his skis.

New movies and documentaries dig into mental health, dogsled racing, and why you should reconsider that lighthouse-keeping gig

Plants as criminal evidence and penguin sex lead the way in the latest batch of good reading material

Outdoor athletes have plenty of influence on Instagram. Protect Our Winters wants to wield it in the halls of Congress.

In a new documentary, The Salad Days, river runner and advocate Herm Hoops takes to the water one last time

In her new book, ‘On Fire,’ Naomi Klein sparks a blaze for the next generation

Summer jams can't last forever. The Highwomen lead the way on our mix for fall road trips and campouts.

As delegates for the UN's Climate Action Summit convene in New York, the real leaders are the young people pushing for climate justice in the streets

Even as the green movement works toward building an inclusive outdoor community, anti-immigration groups are using environmental rhetoric to keep people out.

Actor Kevin Nealon, star and host of the YouTube show Hiking with Kevin, talks about taking celebrities into nature

Two new books show the scary and whimsical sides of our constant outdoor companions

Four authors on paying attention, savoring silence, getting off the grid, and living peaceably with technology

A performance in Grand Junction, Colorado, pays homage to the confluence of the Gunnison and Colorado Rivers—and calls for action to protect the threatened waterway

Fifteen classics of the genre that share campfire tales, athlete interviews, and the occasional Bigfoot search

The River of Sorrows almost never flows, due to a tricky confluence of climate change and water rights, but this year was different

Two new releases go (ahem) deep on watery obsessions and how they foster closer relationships with fragile environments

Who says dystopian climate sci-fi and mountain-survival stories aren't beach reads?

Skylights, a show run by wilderness therapists, talks about nature-oriented approaches to topics like gaming addiction, parenting, and isolation

'This Land' tells the story of an ongoing case with big stakes for tribal sovereignty

After a crash, skier Roy Tuscany created the foundation to support other athletes who'd suffered life-changing injuries

'Aloha Rodeo' and 'Rough Magic' are two new, totally true stories about the triumph of man and horse

Will Gurley is using his work to spread the word about development in our national parks

Everything we're keeping an eye on at the Colorado festival and beyond

Scientifically proven to contain the most nostalgic value, bug spray, and peanut-butter-dipped Oreos

More companies are selling makeup specifically for sweating in. But do women really need it?

Kicking off spring film-festival season, these shorts and features explore the Grand Canyon, skate culture, and the nature of sufferfests

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