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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.

Park rangers, wildland firefighters, and an EPA lawyer have all told me that they're worried they'll lose their jobs if they talk publicly about the shutdown

Photographer Ian Tuttle visited Death Valley last week and asked tourists and locals about how they see the desert park faring a month into the government shutdown

Yet it—along with its meteorologists—is struggling through the shutdown

It's anything but an unpaid vacation, especially when your job is protecting the environment

In Red Desert, Wyoming, wildlife-biology student Anna Ortega​​​​​​​ is studying mule deer after their 150-mile migration

Hundreds of people from the Everglades to Yosemite have mobilized as part of a grassroots effort to rid national parks of refuse while federal employees remain furloughed

Plus, a new protocol will make it more difficult for other parks to close during the shutdown

The shutdown is hampering fire prevention efforts in the state, even while the President looks to disaster-relief funds for his wall

The initiative, led by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is ambitious, but some in the outdoor industry argue it's the only hope for saving wild places from climate change

Just days before Secretary Zinke left his post, the agency quietly proposed rules that would have it ignoring many Freedom of Information Act requests

And why you might just prefer a good old-fashioned website

A man fell from Yosemite's Nevada Fall on Christmas Day

Our northernmost state is also the most vulnerable to climate change

That "organic litter" you just threw? It'll still be around in a year.

Over 16,000 employees will go without pay and local communities will lose approximately $18 million per day

New emails reveal how the U.S. Forest Service caved to Dominion Energy in its quest to build a disruptive pipeline along the Appalachian Trail

Why was the ocean so nasty along the West Coast on Sunday and Monday? It’s all thanks to a low-pressure system thousands of miles away and a meteorological phenomenon called a fetch. Let me explain.

After weeks of speculation, President Trump announces the end of Zinke's time as Secretary of the Department of the Interior

I've watched Zinke’s downward spiral with trepidation. Yet his departure does not imply a pro-environment reorientation at Interior, and I doubt we've seen the last of him. 

Advocates of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are trying to make an end run around the law and the American people. If they succeed, your backyard conservation area could be next.

Inside the most destructive fire in American history—and why the West's cities and towns will keep on burning

When Dick's Sporting Goods announced that it would reduce gun sales in the wake of the Parkland school shooting, CEO Edward Stack said he wanted to start a conversation about gun safety in America. What he got instead was a firestorm.

The movers and shakers inspiring positive change in the outdoors

A 7.0 quake struck Anchorage, causing serious damage

The Alaska senator sent us a letter about her enviro bonafides. Naturally, we checked her work.

Putting the deadliest fire in California history into perspective

Attorney Xochitl Torres Small just won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in a rural district. One of her prominent talking points? Protecting the region's national monument.

Over 150,000 Californians were evacuated last night and 20 million more are under red-flag fire warnings

"What I've been searching for, I now see, is something bigger than acceptance, bigger than smokejumping, bigger than proving I can be one of the guys."

The results from Tuesday's elections prove that the majority of people in this country revere our public lands. Politicians, listen up.

If she wins tomorrow, the 38-year-old Democrat would become the country's first Native American governor. Can a moderate still win in Trump's America? Idaho is about to find out.

Unsurprisingly, the dates are getting later and later, according to the records we have

The ridges and reefs of West Papua are some of the most biodiverse on the planet. Two acclaimed filmmakers are on a mission to make sure they stay that way.

Carbon offsets are an easy way to mitigate the impact of your travel, but they're not the only way—and you don't necessarily have to shell out money to make a difference

Is the movement that sparked the 2016 takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge ready to age out?

It's uncommon for animals to get drunk, but some creatures are attracted to alcohol

One of the worst tragedies in the history of firefighting prompted little change to a culture that regularly puts young lives at risk. A few seasoned veterans are working to fix that.

Can recent events be chalked up to the occasional confusion of bureaucracy? Or is something more worrisome afoot?

From Your Forests Your Future and the Pattiz Brothers, this video demonstrates what goes into a wilderness designation. 

What the admittedly confusing categorization actually means

Now that the House Natural Resources Committee has fallen under Democrat control, it could mean real oversight for the Department of Interior, says Arizona Representative Raul Grijalva

Even as Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has said he wants to give states more decision-making power over federal lands, the Trump administration has taken numerous steps to limit public input

This video features outdoor writer Hal Herring a native Alabaman who’s made his living and his home on the public lands of the west.

In what might be a first for any American company, the clothing brand has endorsed two Senate candidates

One photographer's attempt to find art in fire, even as climate change makes conditions more deadly

And replaced her with a loyalist political operative who may not need Senate confirmation

The 33 special agents assigned to the Investigative Services Branch handle the most complex crimes committed on NPS land. When a day hike in Rocky Mountain National Park ended in a grisly death, ISB veteran Beth Shott hit the trail, where she began unraveling a harrowing case.

It’s no secret that coral reefs are in trouble, however, scientists are using modern techniques to revitalize the reproduction of reefs.

A few years ago, more than 60 percent of the country fell under some level of drought. The worst thing? These warm, dry conditions tend to lead to even warmer, drier ones.

They don't vote. Why are the people most concerned about climate change some of the least likely to show up in November?

A small Arctic community is at risk of getting submerged by the sea. The biggest problem? It's too expensive to move away.

We sent a writer to check out the alleged uptick in damage to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument post President Trump's decision to shrink it

Five bills approved by the House Committee on Natural Resources during a chaotic news cycle could weaken the historically popular environmental law

A former champion and constant runner-up face off on the final day of Fat Bear Week 2018, but every one is a winner in our hearts

There really is a massive difference between weather alerts depending on where they're issued. The question is: Can you handle the heat?

It's up to Republicans to bring it back to life and make it better than ever

Decades ago, Deanna Curtis was captivated by a birds of prey demonstration. Today, she's one of a growing number of women involved in the ancient sport of falconry.

For one week every fall, Alaska's Katmai National Park celebrates the survival skills and ample rolls of the happiest bears in the world. But there's more to their reigning champion than meets the eye.

The U.S. Coast Guard closes the Potomac River any time President Trump wants to hit the links.

This week's ruling to stop a trophy hunt was a big win for conservation groups and may impact grizzlies across the country

Boyan Slat, the 24-year-old founder and CEO of the Ocean Cleanup, has finally launched a system he says will rid the Great Pacific Garbage Patch of half its plastic trash in five years.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will offer up nearly 4 million acres of public lands for lease this year, much of it for dirt cheap

The conservative Utah Congressman wants to fully fund our national parks and our public lands. Huh?

Irreparable Harm, from Wild Confluence​​​​ films, investigates the impact of a local mine on a community's natural food sources.

Republicans from Ulysses S. Grant to George H.W. Bush have passed some of our most powerful environmental laws. Why did the party reverse course?

Is it even possible to reduce the number of massive blazes that are now commonplace in the American West?

Nominee Raymond David Vela seems to care about making our national parks more accessible

How do you protect yourself from wildfire on a warming planet? You burn everything on purpose.

​​​​​​​‘The Night Zeus Was Angry’ is a timelapse film that features a lightning storm over the Baltic Sea.

Pioneers, the government, even John Muir helped kick out Native Americans from their homes on national parks. But in Yosemite, the Miwuk Tribe is getting its village back.