Why companies as diverse as Patagonia and General Mills are suddenly focused on getting dirty
From her home base in Flagstaff, the Diné educator and former river guide is inspiring the community to protect the landscapes she cherishes most
Scientists turn to high-tech solutions to protect a threatened population
Why the new crop of state recreation offices are about more than just outdoor sports
At a time of unprecedented mass extinctions, no animal epitomizes the global biodiversity free fall more than the Asian elephant. Paul Kvinta travels to Laos to visit a moon-shot project aimed at saving the country's 400 remaining wild behemoths, investigate the strange underworld of wildlife trafficking—and make a very unexpected purchase.
The inability of western states to track water usage is exacerbating the region's drought crisis
Has Governor Gavin Newsom done a bad job managing the wildfires? Should he invest in "cleaning" the forest? We've got answers.
Environmental groups prevent DOI’s efforts to restrict FOIA disclosures
A combination of Santa Ana winds and climate change is almost the perfect recipe for extreme fires
Cody Townsend thought his project, the Fifty, would be a mission to descend the 50 best lines in North America. But then climate change started to melt the snow right out from under his skis.
A controversial Interior Department advisory committee has made a series of recommendations aimed at privatizing campgrounds on public lands
A scandal over radiation exposure at the national park is the latest weapon employees have used against each other in a perpetually dysfunctional workplace
Outdoor athletes have plenty of influence on Instagram. Protect Our Winters wants to wield it in the halls of Congress.
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
The EPA announced plans to reduce protections for 50 percent of streams and 110 million acres of wetlands
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.
How these photographers get outside in the biggest cities in the United States
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.
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 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
Say goodbye to 'The Majestic Yosemite Hotel' and welcome back 'The Ahwahnee'
Say Hello to the Lone Star Tick
'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 Sawgrass Fire threatens Alligator Alley
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
'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.
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
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
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
Summer is the ideal time for stargazing. Here are five tips for seeing nature's light show.