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Reading about romance and relationships in speculative fiction about scary futures reminds us that a better world is always worth fighting for

A warming planet, increased storms, and wildfires are creating a level of infrastructure collapse that’s expensive and devastating

When the real world seems increasingly apocalyptic, what’s the point of reading novels about the horrors of climate change? Outside’s culture columnist investigates her own fascination with cli-fi.

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

We’re relaunching our community for outdoorsy book lovers—starting with Richard Powers’s new novel, ’Bewilderment’

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

With mega wildfires and intensifying hurricanes becoming the new norm this time of year, the last hurrah of the season has become more apocalyptic than carefree

We asked a pediatrician for advice on getting outside safely when temperatures soar

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

Journalist Lizzie Johnson provides a comprehensive postmortem of how the notorious 2018 inferno came to destroy Paradise, California—and what it means for the future of wildfires

As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report made clear this week, we’re going to need to give up some of the things we love if we don’t want much more taken away

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 a college student, writer Julia Rosen spent a summer on Alaska’s Taku Glacier, which kept growing for decades in spite of warming temperatures. Now, she reckons with its uncertain fate.

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

Here’s what to do when your little one brings up sea-level rise, extinction, wildfires, and other ecological griefs

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.

Competence wins, as Biden’s Interior Secretary acts to protect America’s last great wilderness

Here’s how President Biden plans to address climate change, pollution, and public lands in the greatest detail we’ve seen so far

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.

I study climate change, and my work left me depressed and suicidal. Then my dad got cancer.

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

The North Face’s new Explore Fund Council, led by Jimmy Chin and Lena Waithe, has big plans—and a big budget—to make the outdoors more inclusive

The past year has been relentless in so many ways. But despite the challenges, there’s also a lot of good news out there to get you excited about the months ahead.

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?

Thankfully, at least two congressmen agree, which is why your next e-bike could be as much as $1,500 cheaper

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.

With the stroke of a pen, the secretary of the interior just undid most of Trump’s harmful energy policies

After taking a critical eye to the amount of food she was throwing away, one writer realized things needed to change

Two new books, ‘Under the Sky We Make’ and ‘Overheated,’ lay out a plan to overcome our cynicism and anxiety and realize a sustainable, carbon-free future

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.

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