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Jeremy Jones, the king of freeriding, wants to unleash the political might of the 50 million Americans who love our natural playgrounds

It was a roller coaster of a summer for Alaska's most controversial extraction project. In July, it looked all but certain that the salmon-threatening proposal would get its first federal permit. But then things took a surprising turn.

Even in traditionally conservative states like Montana and Wyoming, no single issue unites centrist voters in 2020 more than public-lands protection. That's one reason Montana Republican senator Steve Daines has spent the past 18 months trying to convince voters he's a reliable conservationist. Critics say it's mere "greenwashing," but his success may decide the balance of power in Washington.

A guide to key ballot measures and Senate and House races that will have huge impacts on the way we address climate change

As the mountains thaw, rocks are coming loose from the ice, increasing the risk of injury or death for even the most experienced mountaineers

The villainous BLM boss appears to have survived a court ouster, further threatening Trump's oil agenda

These maps are packed with information about current conditions. All you need to know is how to interpret them.

Chris Watson, the legendary field recordist for David Attenborough’s films, says this is a unique opportunity to discover the art and pleasure of hearing our world

An urban food writer chases deer in the backcountry with two of Instagram’s female hunting stars—and comes home transformed

In a new era of menacing blazes, there are lessons to be learned from the people who stay and defend their properties

This six-part series explores the history of California's forests and the increasing threat of wildfires across the state

A federal court just ruled that the BLM's leader was serving illegally, with plans to reconvene next week to consider if all of his actions were illegal, too

A professional snowboarder's quest to find a united path forward on climate policy through a shared love of the outdoors

This six-part series explores the history of California's forests, as well as the increasing threat of wildfires across the state

This fire season is yet another sign that we can't wait any longer to fix our planet

'Common Ground,' narrated by photographer Jimmy Chin, reminds us that turning a passion for the outdoors into action requires a plan

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The Ohio waterway that so famously caught on fire in 1969, inspiring the Clean Water Act, caught fire again this week

In her new book, 'Superman's Not Coming,' the activist gives a lesson in community engagement and warns that we shouldn't expect the government to save us

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Marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols's house burned to the ground in California's CZU Lightning Complex fire. He wrote his daughter a letter breaking the news.

The marine biologist wants us all to start asking a new question: What does the future look like if we get it right?

The good news: you can easily opt for a greener bank so your money works for good

William Perry Pendley is finally up for Senate confirmation. Here's a reminder of why he is not up to the job.

Three court decisions are a sign of the power of protest

Between a global pandemic, protests against police brutality, and unprecedented environmental rollbacks, a lifelong asthmatic reflects on how 2020 is the year we must come to terms with the tenuous nature of this simple act—and why ensuring our fragile future begins with protecting our air

During a week of historic decisions, the Supreme Court decided that an energy company can drill under the Appalachian Trail

Understanding the interface between humankind and wildlife is essential to averting infectious-disease outbreaks. We can't afford to ignore it anymore.

The Senate passed the Great American Outdoors Act, 73 to 25, allocating billions to recreation

According to a new analysis by the Center for American Progress, his administration has removed or is attempting to remove protections from areas of public land equivalent to the size of Florida

The Navajo Nation has the highest known rate of coronavirus in the country. The scale of the tragedy can be traced to a long history of denying the tribe's legal right to water access.

The pandemic has shut down the most polluting industries around the world and turned us all into more adaptable consumers. That still isn't enough.

'Rising from the Ashes' follows the scientists studying the summer steelhead resurgence in Washington's Elwha River

The problem is a global one, but individual actions still matter

Pythons are devouring native animal life in the unique ecosystem of South Florida. To help solve the problem, Florida Fish and Wildlife officials have turned to amateur and professional hunters to round up the reptiles in a wild competition called the Python Bowl.

'Dear Humanity' is a celebration of the earth's beauty and a call to action to protect it

Dennis Sizemore has been thrown by a grizzly bear and traded gunfire with poachers, but that hasn't stopped him from doing conservation work around the globe

Emigrant Gulch, just north of Yellowstone National Park in Montana's Paradise Valley, is the proposed site of a new gold mine

Why are two outdoor industry giants lending their support to a lawsuit aimed at stopping the Trump Administration's assault on clean air standards? It's good business.

If you're planning on having a fire, you need to know how to put it out correctly

Planning a camping trip once this whole pandemic thing is over? You'll want to have a campfire.

In this film from director Brian Kelley, Carl Casey explains what a champion tree is and some strategies he uses to find them

The massive global demonstrations planned for its 50th anniversary were canceled. Luckily, there's still plenty that environmentalists can do from home.

Super tuskers are a highly poached population of elephants that are known to have ivory tusks that drop to the ground.

This year's most at-risk rivers, the Lower Missouri and Upper Mississippi, provide water for millions of people in the Midwest

Lessons from Wendell Berry, Wallace Stegner, and my neighborhood trees

The coronavirus package is a missed opportunity to take meaningful action on carbon emissions, putting us decades behind on climate action

The economic catastrophe resulting from COVID-19 will have surprising and lasting impacts—good and bad—on endangered wildlife

Is it tone-deaf to talk about climate right now? Or is this an opportunity to tackle major global problems in tandem?

Social distancing is a prime opportunity to discover the nature in our own backyards and redefine our idea of what's wild

With the public distracted, Secretary Bernhardt is advancing environmental harm

We were already worried enough about the climate. So with COVID-19, how do we cope with a brand-new feeling of helplessness?

Experimental programs in Georgia and Louisiana are placing patients who may be infected in park cabins and RVs

When the mine closed in Questa, New Mexico, in 2014, the town found itself in the midst of an identity crisis

As more states hold—or decide to postpone—presidential primaries, a new poll of Mountain West voters shows that a clear majority support climate action, clean air and water, and public lands protection

The nonprofit WildEarth Guardians is taking on the U.S. Forest Service's grazing regulations

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Last year the jackpot was $311,652. Watching ice melt just got really interesting.

Despite President Trump's budget proposal that calls for slashing funding for national parks and the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a bipartisan group of senators is moving forward with critical legislation for both

As the temperatures warm, heavier snow is likely to become the new normal

So far, 383 companies have signed up to participate in the outdoor brand's Time to Vote program on November 3, and the organization hopes to double that number by the election

After a public outcry, the BLM announced that it will not offer oil and gas leases on the Slickrock Trail near Moab—a popular mountain biking destination

'Where I Belong' tracks the affection for wilderness that environmental lobbyist Chris Hill has and what she's doing to defend it

Sustainable finance has finally hit the big time. Is it time to risk your wallet to save the planet?

Computers can identify sounds much better and faster than humans. So what do we learn when we ask them to listen to everything?

The loss further threatens a dwindling population of cats in the Santa Monica Mountains

Analyzing cuts to the National Park Service, Environmental Protection Agency, and Land and Water Conservation Fund

First Bears Ears, now Slickrock. Why should we trade high-value recreation for low-value extraction in Utah's mountain-bike mecca?

Trump administration manipulated emissions reporting from the deadliest fires in California history to promote logging

Despite pending lawsuits, the administration is forging ahead

Artist Jane Kim's massive new mural in San Francisco is an attempt to wake us up to the plight of the suffering species

Now that scientists are seeing the effects of global warming on everyday weather, all our adventure plans are being impacted

Australia's bushfires have scorched 27 million acres, more than 10 times the area burned in California's catastrophic 2018 wildfire season. The way that Australia is dealing with devastation, and how quickly that devastation came, feels like a spooky portent for what’s coming next.

As a Trump reelection looks less certain, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is accelerating work for oil and gas industries

Italian students will soon be required to learn about global warming. American kids? Not so much.