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Outdoor athletes have plenty of influence on Instagram. Protect Our Winters wants to wield it in the halls of Congress.

Do it poorly—or not at all—and you could start the next catastrophic wildfire

Getting involved in local and state elections can lead to big changes in the fight against global warming

The fight to balance recreation with wildlife is coming to a head

A Bundy-esque BLM leader, an office building shared with oil companies, and now a solicitor borrowed from Koch Industries…what does this all add up to?

Outdoor companies and major athletes are showing their support for the worldwide Youth Climate Strike today

Millions around the world took to the streets to protest inaction on the climate crisis. In New York City, they got to hear from the commander-in-chief herself.

As delegates for the UN's Climate Action Summit convene in New York, the real leaders are the young people pushing for climate justice in the streets

Critical habitat for the species could be destroyed

The EPA announced plans to reduce protections for 50 percent of streams and 110 million acres of wetlands

Believers in Mass Timber say smaller trees are the ultimate renewable construction material, but only if we learn to be smarter farmers and builders

Even as the green movement works toward building an inclusive outdoor community, anti-immigration groups are using environmental rhetoric to keep people out.

In August, Randy Scott was slapped with a fine and a restraining order against bears for feeding the animal along the Alaska Highway. Jokes about his punishment went viral, but the reality of his actions is far more serious.

For the last five years, REI has closed its doors on Black Friday for a day outside. This year it’s doing more.

Geologists have captured the low, deep hum of Castleton Tower near Moab

The conservation icon talks about the surprising history of grizzlies in America and what comes next

More than 75 years ago, ancient remains of hundreds of people were found in a Himalayan lake. Scientists recently revealed more clues about where the people came from and how they could have died.

Two years ago, a massive river of mud and granite swept over thousands of feet of alpine terrain, killing eight hikers before swamping the alpine village of Bondo, Switzerland. This type of disaster is often fueled by climate change, and it will happen again.

Regulatory changes to the Endangered Species Act put many, many species at risk—but particularly the cute and cuddly ones

How these photographers get outside in the biggest cities in the United States

Nature guide Brad Einstein explores the wild history and uncertain future of the redwood of the East

The changes are threefold. It will now be harder to add species to the list, protections for threatened animals will be revoked, and economic concerns must be formally evaluated during the listing process.

A warming planet could make climbing iconic mountains like the Matterhorn a more risky enterprise. But is shutting them down a call for local authorities to make?

Recycling is broken. The oceans are trashed. As the plastics crisis spirals out of control, an unlikely collection of executives and environmentalists set sail for the North Atlantic Gyre in a desperate attempt to find common ground.

The Trump administration is trying to remove public input from Forest Service decision-making

The blazes are releasing so much carbon that they could create a feedback loop

All signs point to a massive selloff of federally managed public lands, as BLM officials defy congressional oversight

Why two bombings that rocked the tiny town of Panaca, Nevada, help us understand who really owns public lands in the West

'Golden' spotlights eagle biologist Caitlin Davis in her natural habitat—at the top of a cliff face strapped into a harness

Say goodbye to 'The Majestic Yosemite Hotel' and welcome back 'The Ahwahnee'

'Mindless Crowd' is a reflection on humanity's relationship with its landscape and the natural world

'The Ornithologist,' from filmmaker Jevgenij Tichonov, features Lithuanian native Marius Karlonas exploring his hometown of Merkine

'The Kingdom' follows Sonam Phuntsho as he plants a new tree in the forest, one of more than 100,000 he's fostered throughout his life

The country's main weather-modeling system is getting a boost

The route to being a national park ranger is hardly ever a direct one, and for Jessie Snow, it definitely wasn't

For aerial athletes, it's not unusual to come across birds while in flight, like the threatened bearded vulture

Through Quiet Parks International, Gordon Hempton hopes to save the earth’s few truly natural soundscapes

New research shows just how much global warming is eating away at the glaciers on the world’s highest peaks

'Protecting the Crossroads' tells the story of how palm trees have turned from a cash crop into invasive plant in Mexico

Fly-fishing guides are out to prove that the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act is fraught with public misconceptions

'When Rivers Rise' shows how India and Google are partnering to provide better intelligence to inform flood warnings and evacuations

A new report found that towns near plenty of outdoor recreation attract new residents and higher incomes. But this could also mean higher costs of living, affordable housing challenges, and encroachment into vulnerable landscapes.

OnX Offroad opens up 985 million acres of public land with off-grid navigation

How to take full advantage of your 640 million acres

Photographer Christian Vizl documents the ocean’s beauty to show us what we’re ravaging

After an especially brutal winter in Colorado, Independence Pass needs a team of seven heavy-equipment operators, an avalanche forecaster, and a surveillance crew to make the road passable

What do we lose when we lose the animals that make up the soundtrack of the outdoors?

But the federal agency responsible for managing more than 245 million acres of public land kept the boilerplate about the economic value of these places

Tips on how to get one of the most enviable jobs in the outdoor industry

Amid stories of ecological doom, we found a few instances of progress worth celebrating

'Phenomenal Noumenal Wonderful' is a four-year project designed to highlight the beautiful landscapes of the Pacific Northwest

A bill introduced to Congress on May 1 could make outdoor recreation an official treatment option for veterans suffering from mental-health disorders. It's a huge opportunity for vets—and our public lands.

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Summer is the ideal time for stargazing. Here are five tips for seeing nature's light show.

After a massive fire, one man tried to replant the forests of his childhood. After more than half a decade, he realized he was fighting a losing battle against climate change. We all are.

An official investigation into ethics violations by Trump's new Secretary of the Interior was opened just four days after his confirmation

No one has done more to sound the alarm about climate change than Bill McKibben. We asked him: is there any hope at all?

The Gila is America’s most endangered river. What do we stand to lose if it disappears thanks to climate change and overuse?

The Democratic candidate released her comprehensive plan for saving our national parks and public lands. It's impressive, even if it never comes to fruition.

Josh Morgerman is an obsessive stormchaser. As hurricanes grow fiercer and more destructive, what does it mean to be someone who loves them?

You don't need to destroy something to experience it

His new book, 'Horizon,' is the crowning achievement of a writer whose eyes never stray from the long view

In its ongoing series with the U.S. Forest Service, More Than Just Parks is profiling iconic landscapes from America’s national forests

Grand Canyon National Park superintendent Christine Lehnertz notified park employees on March 14 that she was resigning, effective March 31. This comes weeks after a four-month investigation turned up no wrongdoing and found a series of 2018 allegations against her to be "unfounded."

All signs point to active weather continuing into the warmer months, which will bring a litany of new hazards

She was a survivor and an alpha. And then she was legally shot and killed by a hunter. Yellowstone Park's legendary wolf researcher Rick McIntyre reflects on the life of one of the park's most famous canines.

The crucial public lands legislation was just signed by President Trump. Here's why you should care.

The Trump Administration plans to delist the gray wolf across the Lower 48. Here’s why that's happening and what it means for the future of the species.

Luis Benitez became the face of government’s interest in the outdoor recreation industry, one that’s larger than both the auto and oil and gas exploration industries. He sat down with 'Outside' to discuss the industry’s expanding role in politics and his own future.

Going zero waste is hard, but these easy changes to how you eat, drink, and store food will make a big difference

The public comment period that will impact a redefinition of what's protected under the Clean Water Act is open through April 15

In 2017, the Trump administration announced that it was shrinking the iconic Utah national monument by nearly 50 percent. Leath Tonino devised a sketchy 200-mile solo desert trek, following the path of the legendary cartographer who literally put these contentious canyons on the map.

Supporters say the proposed regulations are over 40 years overdue and would be a major win for public health

A compromise over Utah public land reveals how one of the biggest conservation acts in years got through the Senate this week

The lengths to which the Utah Congressman will go to avoid addressing the real issues are getting laughably extraordinary

Our favorite places to live could look a lot different in 2080, according to a new study

The former oil and gas lobbyist is the worst-case scenario for public lands

Think of the weather as your mood and the climate as your personality: your mood changes each day, whereas your personality is the sum of all those moods over the course of years

The little orca known as Scarlet is dead. Will her death be a turning point for the Northwest's endangered Southern Resident killer whales? Washington State governor Jay Inslee is proposing strong action.