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Despite GOP rhetoric, selling America’s largest rainforest to China was actually bad business

The River Democracy Act will establish Oregon as the country’s undisputed leader in permanent river protection.

Our ethics columnist weighs in on balancing conservation and enjoyment

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Bringing a reusable water bottle or coffee mug is just the start

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

You might think that British Columbia’s oldest forests are protected from commercial interests. You’re wrong.

 Mabon wants to take responsibility for humankind’s gluttony for plastic products

Competence wins, as Biden’s Interior Secretary acts to protect America’s last great wilderness

Here’s how President Biden plans to address climate change, pollution, and public lands in the greatest detail we’ve seen so far

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.

I study climate change, and my work left me depressed and suicidal. Then my dad got cancer.

Conservation International CEO M. Sanjayan saw our relationship to the planet in a new way after a series of remarkable adventures

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The wild canyons and mountains of southern Utah have been around for over 2.6 billion years, and we want to protect them for a few billion more. This effort is known as Forever Mighty.

The state just passed a law calling for 90 percent of its wolf population to be killed. It’s based on fear and lies.

A 14-woman crew sets out on a mission to test microplastics levels in remote regions of the world’s oceans

Hunting twisters made Jennifer Brindley Ubl feel deeply inspired—until it scared her to death

By the late 1990s, the Chinook salmon of Oregon’s Lostine River were nearly gone. Now a collaboration of hard work is paying off.

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?

The new secretary of the interior shares her plans to listen to historically underrepresented communities and address deferred maintenance projects—plus, what makes a national park her favorite

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

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This Swedish export combines jogging or hiking with picking up trash. What’s not to love?

A recent incident involving a renowned wildlife photographer allegedly baiting foxes at Grand Teton sheds light on a larger issue

The bird—one often raised in captivity and released for the express purpose of being shot—is responsible for providing wildlife habitat across much of the America’s heartland

Every single one of us is responsible for the wellbeing of the earth.

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From backcountry wildlife rehabilitation to spearfishing for invasive species, adventure lives at the intersection of conservation and recreation in Florida

The shrub-steppe of central Washington’s Columbia Basin is a land of rich biodiversity, vibrant communities, and poignant beauty

Republican senators used the hearing to air conspiracy theories, lie, and point fingers at Biden nominee for issues they themselves are responsible for

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.

Here’s one way to use a flashlight that you might not have thought of

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

This PSA from Mother Earth warns that although the pandemic has reached a breaking point, there is still time to reverse the planet’s damage

For over a decade, TJ Watt has been shooting photos of disappearing forests in Canada's westernmost province. This striking before-and-after series may help protect what's left.

Researcher Ken Balcomb has spent more than half his life studying the iconic killer whales of Washington’s San Juan Islands and raising awareness about their struggle for survival. Now he may have run out of time.

From beaches and bays to ruins and sugar mills, this time lapse of the Virgin Islands is a breathtaking virtual adventure

This time lapse shows the removal of a dam on the Middle Fork of Nooksack River, located near Bellingham, Washington

Despite rhetoric from Republicans, the shift toward renewable energy actually brings substantial, nationwide economic benefits—and it'll help the oil and gas industry, too

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.

From day one, the new administration has showed itself to be in favor of protecting the wild spaces and species we love

'Guardians of the River' explores what the biggest dam removal in history means for clean water, food sovereignty, and justice

Improvisational tunes set to the sounds of insects

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