Elizabeth Kolbert and Nathaniel Rich, environmental writers par excellence, survey human solutions to the human-caused mess we’re in

The billionaire philanthropist has thrown his wealth at some of the world’s most intractable problems, drawing both praise and criticism along the way. His approach to tackling the climate crisis is no different.

'Why We Swim' and 'In Praise of Paths' are timely inquiries into human locomotion

Some of our favorite nonfiction authors dropped new books that explore everything from climate disaster to unusual acts of endurance

Three new books document how much we're already spending to mitigate the effects of global warming and how much more we have to lose if we continue to burn fossil fuels

As head of Cornell University's Food and Brand Lab, Brian Wansink built a career portfolio out of questionable research practices. His resignation has prompted a call for massive reforms in the profession.

Measures in the federal government's new spending bill should help the Forest Service manage fires, but there's still more to be done.

The new bill argues that lawsuits have made wildfires much worse, but its solution won’t do much to help

How six months rock climbing in Moab and around the west led Dan Dennis to the Olympic freestyle wrestling team

In his new collection of short stories, the author presents a series of vignettes far from the bustle of cities, but no easy answers

The amateur cyclist completed his mission Saturday after breaking the previous record by over 1,000 miles

Community-led recreation holds the secret to building sustainable local resorts

Mother Nature's stewards are gaining power in politics

Why laws requiring helmets actually lead to more injuries

Thanks to advances in materials, quality doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg

Intends to create the largest ski resort in the United States

Big-name adventure race makes its return

Cocoa flavanols improve memory in a small study

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