What's Killing Hawaii's Trees?
A mysterious plague that one expert calls “tree Ebola” threatens to wipe out the islands’ iconic ohia forests—and no one knows how to stop it
Op-Ed: Don’t Delist Yellowstone Grizzly Bears
The animals currently face two great threats to their survival: global warming, and the U.S. government
In Europe, Bison Make a Tenuous Return
Virtually extinct in the 20th century, bison are returning to Europe's mountains today
Op-Ed: Evolution Is Killing Cheetahs
One of nature’s most captivating big cats is so inbred that the species may be doomed
Could Yellowstone Bison Slaughters Be On the Way Out?
As many as 900 wild bison that graze in the park will be killed this winter, either by hunters or slaughter, to offset population growth and appease ranchers. Bison advocates, however, want to move the animals to other lands. At its heart, the debate about how to handle these creatures comes down to whether we believe them to truly be "wild."
A Look at Sand to Snow, Mojave Trails, and Castle Mountains—the 3 Newest National Monuments
>Today, the White House created three new national monuments in the California desert, adding nearly 1.8 million acres to one of the largest and most pristine swaths of protected land in the Lower 48.
Op-Ed: Trapping Mountain Lions to Help Deer Contradicts Science
Efforts among lawmakers across the west to help mule deer populations by allowing hunters to bag coyotes and mountain lions won’t work—it never has
What's Life Like After Doug Tompkins?
Kristine and Doug Tompkins lived a life of adventure and risk uncommon to most couples. They also helped to protect millions of acres of land in Chile and Argentina. Following her husband's death, Kristine now faces the daunting challenge of creating six new national parks without him.
Leopard Runs Loose in Bangalore School
Mauls six people and takes 10 hours to capture
Can the Commercial Space Industry and National Parks Get Along?
Spaceports and wildlife refuges have traditionally gone hand in hand. But with so many new commercial launch sites in the works, it's time to ask whether nature can handle the 21st century space race.
“Acoustic Sanctuaries:” The Newest Way to Save the Whales
Underwater noise pollution is causing measurable harm to whales’ abilities to reproduce and navigate. A team of researchers proposes quiet zones as a solution.
Eating Right Can Save the World
The endless cascade of nutritional information—about localism, vegetarianism, veganism, organic food, the environmental impact of eating meat, poultry, or fish, and more—makes the simple goal of a healthy, sustainable diet seem hopelessly complex. We talked to scientists, chefs, and farmers to get the ultimate rundown on how you should fuel up.
The Legacy of Doug Tompkins
Rick Ridgeway, one of the North Face founder and conservationist's closest friends, survived the kayak capsizing that killed his lifelong buddy. Here he reflects on their awful ordeal, on his friend's burial, and on the lasting gifts that Tompkins leaves behind.
Brewers Are Our Most Creative Conservationists
Battling drought through water-saving projects