Goodbye Forests, Hello Climate Change
After years of warnings and years of inaction, our forests are on fire and the blaze should only continue to grow.
How Global Warming Lit America's Forest Fires
Michael Kodas is chasing the ever-growing forest inferno all throughout Colorado
No Bull: Dissecting 'The One That Got Away'
When a YouTube video showing a "big-ass" shark snatching a tasty red drum off the end of a fishing pole went viral last week, Chris Dixon, who lives on the water in the area, wondered if he should be more concerned. He spoke to Arnold Postell, a senior biologist at the South Carolina Aquarium, to find out.
Tour Antarctica Using Google Street View
Galleries We Like: La Chureca
Consider the Wild Animal Down Your Pants
Following up on Donald Katz's "The King of the Ferret Leggers"
Are Wolf Traps Inhumane?
The Deadliest Animals in the U.S.
Hunting Monsters in the Night
CrossFitter Mel Soria puts his functional fitness training to the test in the backwoods of Georgia, chasing down prey that's as delicious as it is dangerous
The Urban Conservationist
There is nature in our backyards and our parks; even the green strips running down big avenues like Broadway in New York City contain natural value. By recognizing that we can connect people to nature—and nature to people.
Shamu Show Smackdown
Did a judge in Florida just put an end to SeaWorld's famous killer whale shows? A ruling issued yesterday may change the way marine amusement parks work forever.
EPA on Bristol Bay: Mining Probably Bad for Salmon
The Environmental Protection Agency just released its long-awaited study of the potential effects of the proposed—and highly controversial—Pebble Mine on Alaska's watershed and famed salmon, but the conclusions, tepid as they are, probably won't please either side
Tweets From the Trail: Technology Can Enhance Your Wilderness Experiences
We all hate that guy—the one who shatters your outdoor serenity by watching iPad movies on the beach and texting from a chairlift. Well, Montana-based novelist and technophile WALTER KIRN is that guy, and he says you’re missing out.
America's Most Endangered Rivers of 2012
American Rivers, a Washington, D.C.-based organization working to protect and restore the country's rivers and streams, has just released its 27th annual list of the 10 most endangered waterways in America. Topping the list this year is the Potomac, which runs straight through the nation's capital. That's fitting, given that American Rivers is using its list as part of its effort to spur Congress to take action. “This year’s Most Endangered Rivers list underscores how important clean water is to our drinking water, health, and economy,” said Bob Irvin, president of American Rivers, in a press release. “If Congress slashes clean water protections, more Americans will get sick and communities and businesses will suffer. We simply cannot afford to go back to a time when the Potomac and rivers nationwide were too polluted and dangerous to use.” MORE: Mary Catherine O'Connor takes a closer look at the report