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 Endangered Rivers report, a catalogue of the ten rivers in America most threatened in 2017.
Almost 50 years ago, Richard Nixon commissioned a photography project called Documerica to illustrate miles and miles of environmental degradation, advocating for the need for the agency. The following are some of the most striking images from that project.
Admirality Island has more brown bears than the entire lower 48 combined
When photographer Ryann Ford moved to Texas in 2007, she began driving across the state, accepting photography assignments in every corner. Ford would take the quickest, main highways on her way there and look for the more scenic routes on the way back. This is where she found remnants of America’s beautiful and often crumbling rest stops. Due to the recession of the late 2000s, many of these great pieces of Americana were destroyed or left to decay. Ford made it her mission to capture as many as she could before they were gone. Her latest book, The Last Stop, is a stunning collection of charismatic rest stops across the country. Here, Ford shares some of her favorites and a few stories from the road.
Photographer Lucas Foglia’s widely celebrated book, Frontcountry, took him across much of the American West from 2006 to 2013. He captured nearly 60,000 images over that time and narrowed the final selection down to just 60 shots, all of which explored mining and ranching communities and their interaction with the surrounding landscape. Despite his extensive coverage, Foglia thinks many of the stories he came across are still undercovered. He even included a map in the book as an invitation for other photographers and storytellers to use as a resource. Here, Foglia highlights a few storylines from his book that are far from over.
You can’t drive to these backcountry lodges. This is a feature in our book, not a drawback.
The Director of Programs at the Natural Resources Defense Council on the fights she faces in 2015, and how to get involved.
Stuck in an airport during the wee hours? Author Bruce Northam, who’s been traveling the globe for the last three decades, explains what to do when a terminal becomes your one-night stand.
Can't get to the slopes yourself? There's a virtual reality goggle for that.
A nonprofit aims to publicize never-before-seen footage of marine life in its natural, undisturbed habitat. The goal? Develop the ultimate marine observation tool.