Environment

Producers and manufacturers, including outdoor gear brands, are feeling the pressure to step up to create and fund recycling programs

Teton officials mull backcountry ski closures, Yosemite closes biggest campground until 2025, and the men's half-marathon record falls

Congress approves Sams as NPS director, Canadian cops raid indigenous protest, and Steamboat locals pray for snow

After COP26, a writer considers whether leaving the fate of the planet in the hands of world leaders is the right way forward

The climate crisis has affected every corner of the country, including many of the places we once fantasized about moving to for a better quality of life

Our guru weighs in on the ethics of defacing a man-made blight

The grandeur of the Great Salt Lake stopped Brigham Young in his tracks and inspired John Muir to jump in for a swim. Yet now it’s in danger of disappearing, sucked dry by agriculture, climate change, and suburban lawns. Many Utahns would just as soon pave it, but as Bill Gifford learned during a yearlong exploration, there’s beauty and natural splendor here that deserves to live on.

A group of biologists are trying to protect a threatened herd in the iconic Wyoming range, but their plan includes closing recreational areas that many aren‘t happy about losing

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From eco-friendly ski wax to an organic cotton duvet, these creative gift ideas give back to both your loved ones and the planet

Good news: sustainability and joy go hand in hand

I’m really sorry it happened and really glad I survived. Notes on the flabbergasting climax of an Alaska road trip that changed my life.

A recent ruling on an Endangered Species Act case may set a precedent for incorporating climate models into species protection

Three days before Indigenous People’s Day, President Biden reversed the largest attack on public lands in recent history

Our favorite wildlife competition crowned an aging winner this year, and reminded us that for the chubby bears we love, the stakes will always be high

An abstract view of some of the world’s most beautiful land- and waterscapes

And what it means for the future of America’s public lands

The British Columbia Supreme Court mandated that law enforcement leave the front lines, in part due to its failure to uphold civil liberties

Scientists, planners, and even the Army Corps of Engineers are turning to natural solutions like coral reefs and sand dunes to protect coastal communities against intensifying storm surges and flooding

What drives Steve Tatko? The fear of losing the forest he grew up in.

Máxima Acuña fights to protect her land as she stands up to the largest gold producer in the world: U.S.-based Newmont Mining Corporation

Contrary to popular belief, the state offers much more to see than just fields of potatoes. Idaho is made up of nearly 34 million acres of public land—that’s over 60 percent of the state.

With mega wildfires and intensifying hurricanes becoming the new norm this time of year, the last hurrah of the season has become more apocalyptic than carefree

A federal judge ruled that a Trump policy, dubbed “the Dirty Water Rule,” was unscientific and violated the rights of Indigenous tribes

There’s a right and a wrong way to live in the desert, says Outside’s ethics guru

Many Canadians think old-growth forests are protected from logging. Turns out, Indigenous people and a scrappy band of activists called the Rainforest Flying Squad are all that stands between Vancouver Island’s last old growth and logging companies.

The National Park Service hasn’t had a director in four years. The Biden administration is trying to fix that but faces a host of major challenges.

If it seems like you’ve been hearing about lakes and beaches closing down more often, you’re right. Various types of toxic algae are multiplying like crazy in bodies of water across the country, and stopping them won’t be easy.

As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report made clear this week, we’re going to need to give up some of the things we love if we don’t want much more taken away

The multi-use Lost Sierra Route will link underserved mountain communities, providing recreational adventures and economic sustainability

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.

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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