The compromise offsets climate spending with big wins for oil and gas, too
Once thought to be basically immortal, giant sequoias are dying in droves as fires burn bigger, hotter, and longer than at any other point in human history. Protecting them is possible, but managing western woods is a Pandora’s box of tough choices.
Officials are looking into plans that would relocate the crowded camp downvalley and off the ice
In her new book ‘Generation Dread,’ author and researcher Britt Wray teaches us how to channel our climate grief and anxiety into purpose and agency
Kids learn best through stories, and these books weave gripping tales with messages about caring for the planet
We asked one of the original Earth Day organizers for ideas on how to bring back urgency to the movement during a moment that’s more dire than ever
We took the world’s first electric super truck off-roading to find out what it could do
Yes, things are very bad, but there are some glimmers of hope for making meaningful progress
Heather Hansman shares the books and films that have helped her slow down and reflect amid the turmoil of 2021
The Outside contributing editor’s latest release was the November pick for the Outside Book Club. We spoke with her about the appeal of chasing powder and the many crises facing the ski industry.
In her new novel, the award-winning author takes an especially pessimistic view of the climate crisis—but this isn’t the time to give up
With increased coastal flooding and erosion, climate change is harshing California’s mellow vibes. Officials say it’s time to retreat from the shore altogether. Residents want to stay and fight. Paul Kvinta reports from the front lines of a pitched battle, where geologists and millionaires are squaring off, and friendly fire between surfers isn’t so friendly.
New research places a short timeline on the future of snow across the western United States
Outside contributing editor Heather Hansman’s new book is both a critical take on the ski industry and love letter to its skids
The grandeur of the Great Salt Lake stopped Brigham Young in his tracks and inspired John Muir to jump in for a swim. Yet now it’s in danger of disappearing, sucked dry by agriculture, climate change, and suburban lawns. Many Utahns would just as soon pave it, but as Bill Gifford learned during a yearlong exploration, there’s beauty and natural splendor here that deserves to live on.
The acclaimed author’s latest release is the October pick for the Outside Book Club. We spoke with him about the book, climate anxiety, and the father-son relationship
Colorado’s John Hickenlooper has straddled the divide between industry and the environment. Now the U.S. senator is trying to create a climate-oriented voting bloc comprised of outdoor enthusiasts.
The host of CNN’s ‘United Shades of America’ on what we learn when we engage with communities very different than our own
W. Kamau Bell, the host of ‘United Shades of America,’ sits down with fellow comedian and activist Baratunde Thurston for a lively conversation on what we learn about this country when we engage with communities very different than our own
A recent ruling on an Endangered Species Act case may set a precedent for incorporating climate models into species protection
Alexandra Kleeman’s new novel imagines a disaster-plagued California where everybody’s drinking man-made water
Reading about romance and relationships in speculative fiction about scary futures reminds us that a better world is always worth fighting for
As the climate warms in coming years, demand for outdoor recreation in the U.S. is expected to decrease, a new study from Utah State University finds
The past few years have seen a boom in fiction about the climate crisis. Here are our recommendations for some of the most interesting titles out there, from Octavia Butler to Jenny Offill.
Through the moving story of a widowed astrobiologist and his unusual son, ‘Bewilderment’ addresses our apathy in the face of environmental disaster
Scientists, planners, and even the Army Corps of Engineers are turning to natural solutions like coral reefs and sand dunes to protect coastal communities against intensifying storm surges and flooding
A series of extreme weather events stripped the lower 48’s most glaciated mountains of their snowpack, leaving guides in the lurch
If it seems like you’ve been hearing about lakes and beaches closing down more often, you’re right. Various types of toxic algae are multiplying like crazy in bodies of water across the country, and stopping them won’t be easy.
The singer-songwriter’s latest album shows that getting away from it all isn’t easy—especially when you’re a pop superstar
Democrats in Congress are pushing for a federal jobs program that would tackle climate, land use, infrastructure, and more. Here’s why it’s so urgent.
As events as big as the Olympic Trials get rescheduled because of heat, we went to the science to find out how you should decide when it is too hot to run safely
But there’s still hope if we start managing water differently and addressing climate change, both of which are making dry spells more extreme
You might think that British Columbia’s oldest forests are protected from commercial interests. You’re wrong.
Here’s how President Biden plans to address climate change, pollution, and public lands in the greatest detail we’ve seen so far
Mike Massey, founder and CEO of Locally, discusses how brands can better support retailers, what the future of trade shows looks like, and more
We need more access to public lands. Reclaiming damaged landscapes like old mines and former nuclear sites can be a powerful part of the answer.
Not only is it zero emissions, but it can power your home for up to ten days in the event of an infrastructure collapse
Elizabeth Kolbert and Nathaniel Rich, environmental writers par excellence, survey human solutions to the human-caused mess we’re in
This is just the kickoff to a ten-year plan to protect more land, water, and wildlife
The 46th president made big promises to move the United States toward a carbon-free future. What he’s accomplished so far has been impressive, but can he keep up the momentum?
The new secretary of the interior shares her plans to listen to historically underrepresented communities and address deferred maintenance projects—plus, what makes a national park her favorite
Edgar McGregor started cleaning up Eaton Canyon near Los Angeles in May 2019, and he didn’t stop until it was spotless nearly two years later. We talked to McGregor about how to stay motivated to take care of the earth.
Marine biologists aren’t impressed with Netflix’s hit documentary on ocean conservation. They recommended some other films on the subject for us.
Kale Williams’s new book, ‘The Loneliest Polar Bear,’ offers readers an adorable polar bear cub—and a roving, clear-eyed exploration of climate change and how the bears captured the public imagination
Every single one of us is responsible for the wellbeing of the earth.
These recent literary works feature unsettling tales set in familiar locations