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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

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

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