It took a powerful experience on a glacier in Iceland for the scientist to see reason for hope in a rapidly transforming world
Volunteers in Montana recently dug a migration corridor through chest-high snowdrifts. They hope the passage prevents bison from being struck by motorists.
5 simple ways to curb your food waste and save money
A state-by-state guide to climate change impacts already unfolding, and how to get involved in local mitigation and resiliency projects
We can save this planet
The bloodsuckers are waking up—and biting—earlier each year
How to handle plastic bags, batteries, milk cartons, metals, and...bowling balls
President Carter added protections to more than 157 million acres of public land and created 39 total national park units
A man says he required lifesaving when he accidentally ignited a 2018 wildfire. An Arizona court determined that his negligence made him culpable.
Lake Elsinore has already closed access to one of the most popular areas for checking out the wildflowers
Luckily for the bear, a wildlife official arrived and rescued it from the chilly predicament
Producing 286 million metric tons of carbon pollution, the ConocoPhillips Willow project will double the emissions the administration hopes to save through renewable energy progress elsewhere
Los Padres National Forest received 100 percent of its annual rainfall over the past 30 days. Now, roads, campgrounds, and trails are shuttered due to flooding and erosion.
A mother and her one-year-old son died after being mauled in the coastal town of Wales
Seacliff State Beach near Santa Cruz, California, felt the wrath of Mother Nature last week. These photos show the full extent of the damage.
Officials say the annual tradition is good for aquatic ecosystems
Across America, youth-centered nonprofits are reshaping the face of the environmental movement
Thirteen animals died from the collision
This bruin’s journey across four states is a reminder that hikers and campers should be extra careful with food and trash
The inaugural Destination Defender event celebrated the winners of the Defender Service Awards—and treated hundreds of Land Rover enthusiasts to a weekend of outdoor adventure, education, and family fun
Wolves in Colorado should benefit both humans and the ecosystem, but can they survive the culture war?
Deb Haaland, Tracy Stone-Manning, and Charles “Chuck” Sams III Are Trying to Fix the Mess Trump Left Behind
Three figures are working to initiate change in public-lands leadership after four years of decline and mismanagement under the previous administration
Donziger was released from two years of house arrest in 2022, the latest wrinkle in his decades-long fight for justice in the Amazon rainforest
Co-founder of the Outdoorist Oath, Pattie Gonia discusses the importance of outdoor joy
“The Forest Service is embarking on an exciting study of the first-ever use of electric vehicles in a natural resources field setting”
Vitriolic messages appeared on Camp Tamarack’s social media after the incident. Oregon’s LGBTQ+ community has rallied behind the camp.
Give the gift of the great outdoors
With Lake Mead drying up due to drought and climate change, the famous desert reservoir is revealing grisly secrets from the past, including the remains of people thought to be victims of Las Vegas foul play. Mark Sundeen hits Nevada for a freewheeling exploration of dark deeds, a rapidly unfolding apocalypse, and a parched future that will dramatically affect the entire American Southwest.
A global leader in energy innovation, Jackery is building a more sustainable future with affordable solar power that goes anywhere
Wolverines once roamed North American in hordes. Now an endangered species, one team is trying to recover their population in Washington.
“As the world warms, the United States warms more,” reads the latest National Climate Assessment
Two agencies will investigate bringing grizzlies back to the Pacific Northwest
Officials in the Dutch province of Gelderland say the area’s wolves are getting too comfortable around humans
The Sonoran desert toad is under threat from hunters who seek their toxic secretions
Your guide to voting on national, state, and local levels this November
Shopping responsibly isn’t easy. We asked an expert for help.
If we’re all truly well and doomed and the climate apocalypse is impossible to stop, then doing nothing is exactly as futile as doing something. This is the case for dreaming up absolutely ridiculous solutions in an effort to get the juices flowing.
The Ute Indian Tribe says the White House did not meaningfully consult their government about Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument, which is located within the tribe’s ancestral lands
A Wyoming court has punished a Utah man for holding illicit motorcycle races on grasslands inside the park for at least nine years
The newest national monument sits in the heart of Colorado’s ski country. Here’s what you need to know about Camp Hale–Continental Divide National Monument.
With a possible Antiquities Act designation looming, what is Camp Hale, and why does it merit protection?
A new homeowner digs deep into the world of native gardening after learning her yard is an environmental sin.
In Colorado, there’s a new ballot-first model to bring the contentious species back to the state, and it could be a prototype for the rest of the country
Here’s what we know about the Mosquito Fire, how local communities are being affected, and what Western States 100 race organizers are doing to respond
Perplexed by shadowy images on a satellite photo, a climate scientist packed up and set out for the Alaskan Arctic. What he found should alarm all of us.
Harrowing flooding in eastern Kentucky offers a window into what climate change will—and does—look like
How to do it, why it matters, and where to find birds
Zion National Park, Carlsbad Caverns, and areas around Moab, Utah, were inundated by water after heavy rainfall pummeled the U.S. Southwest
We’ve collected tales about curious mountain lions, amorous warthogs, hardworking beavers, and more from our adventures in the wild
Western Rewilding Network calls for replacing livestock grazing on public lands with protected habitat for two of the most controversial wild species
The compromise offsets climate spending with big wins for oil and gas, too
We’re not putting our heads in the sand. But there are reasons to be hopeful and things everyone can do in the face of unprecedented change.
The Colorado Craig Interagency Hotshot Crew spends their summers fighting fires in places like California and Montana
Long-standing rules for how we do our business in the wilderness are changing in a very big way—and it’s about time
According to law enforcement in Curry County, Oregon, local residents tied a suspected arsonist to a tree after he got “combative”
A bloody conflict between the Himalayan ‘ghost cats’ and Nepali shepherds is only partially to blame—and raises questions about their future
A century worth of man-made efforts to prevent flooding and expand agriculture have interrupted water flow to the southern end of the state
Once thought to be basically immortal, giant sequoias are dying in droves as fires burn bigger, hotter, and longer than at any other point in human history. Protecting them is possible, but managing western woods is a Pandora’s box of tough choices.
As an out-of-control blaze approached their home, a couple made what seems like a crazy choice: they ignored evacuation orders and stood their ground.
This is the kind of natural disaster that happens every few hundred years, and it happened to us
Rangers in the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests are asking hikers to be mindful of bears
A new order from interior secretary Deb Haaland reverses a Trump-era policy that prevented national parks from banning plastic bottles
He was an environmentalist versed in the dangers of our warming world, an expert trail runner, and eminently capable of moving far and fast outside. The heat killed him all the same.
The 200-million-old fossil, which contained footprints from an alligatorlike reptile, is believed to have been stolen from the park roughly five years ago
Laughing our way to a better environment
In forests across the planet, secretive hunters are searching for that rare and insanely expensive wild delicacy: the truffle.
The American Southwest hasn’t been this dry in 1,200 years. The region’s water supply—and entire energy infrastructure—is at stake.
As year one of the Scarpa Athlete Mentorship Initiative comes to a close, we asked four mentees about their experience
Have you thanked a tree today?
A growing body of research suggests that it’s no longer sustainable to bury our waste in the wilderness
The City of Angels is bringing together tech, academia, government, nonprofits, and ordinary residents to make its greenery more equitable and mitigate the effects of both climate change and systemic racism
We asked one of the original Earth Day organizers for ideas on how to bring back urgency to the movement during a moment that’s more dire than ever
Photographer Brian Kaiser captures the joy of this niche winter sport
The Sunshine Protection Act wants to do away with changing the clocks. Naturally, we got to talking about how the shift might affect our outdoorsing.
Joey Santore is a tattooed ex-punk who is self-taught in the sciences. Which might explain why he’s getting so many people to care about plants.
As a landscape architect, Ryley Thiessen understands that finding balance is key
Cities like Jackson, Wyoming, and Natick, Massachusetts, have hired officials to protect the local environment