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One of the country's oldest and most important environmental laws faces grave threats. The Winter Wildlands Alliance and the American Alpine Club have joined forces with 18 other groups to bring the fight to the courts.

In 'The Next Great Migration,' journalist Sonia Shah explores the hidden history of human and animal movement

The bill now heads to the President's desk

There are myriad arguments for and against eating roadkill. Can they all be true at the same time?

The American Museum of Natural History is taking down its memorial to Theodore Roosevelt, and the hunting world should take note

Our lands and waters are fundamental to our heritage, health, and culture. We must invest in them.

If signed into law, the bill will permanently finance the Land and Water Conservation Fund and address maintenance backlogs on federal public lands

The Senate passed the Great American Outdoors Act, 73 to 25, allocating billions to recreation

Years of underfunding and climate change are increasingly threatening the national park system. From the Everglades in Florida to Glacier in Montana, here are the ones we stand to lose.

Emily B. Martin's new novel, 'Sunshield,' is inspired by American landscapes and explores how individuals can impact their environment

According to a new analysis by the Center for American Progress, his administration has removed or is attempting to remove protections from areas of public land equivalent to the size of Florida

'Rising from the Ashes' follows the scientists studying the summer steelhead resurgence in Washington's Elwha River

Pythons are devouring native animal life in the unique ecosystem of South Florida. To help solve the problem, Florida Fish and Wildlife officials have turned to amateur and professional hunters to round up the reptiles in a wild competition called the Python Bowl.

'Dear Humanity' is a celebration of the earth's beauty and a call to action to protect it

Dennis Sizemore has been thrown by a grizzly bear and traded gunfire with poachers, but that hasn't stopped him from doing conservation work around the globe

Emigrant Gulch, just north of Yellowstone National Park in Montana's Paradise Valley, is the proposed site of a new gold mine

'Last Call for the Bayou' follows five Louisiana residents as they battle to keep their industries alive amid disappearing wetlands

The North Pacific right whale has been spotted only a handful of times in 60 years. A marine biologist from Seattle wants to change that.

In this film from director Brian Kelley, Carl Casey explains what a champion tree is and some strategies he uses to find them

Some proceeds of gear purchases go toward organizations that keep the planet clean

Super tuskers are a highly poached population of elephants that are known to have ivory tusks that drop to the ground.

Surfers Belinda Baggs, Liz Clark, and Moona Whyte​​​​​​​ reflect on their relationship to conservation

Lessons from Wendell Berry, Wallace Stegner, and my neighborhood trees

The hugely popular Netflix docuseries leaves out crucial facts about America's big-cat industry and the people trying to stop it

The economic catastrophe resulting from COVID-19 will have surprising and lasting impacts—good and bad—on endangered wildlife

With the public distracted, Secretary Bernhardt is advancing environmental harm

The SkyGlow Project traveled to several national parks to document how night skies there have changed with urban development

When the mine closed in Questa, New Mexico, in 2014, the town found itself in the midst of an identity crisis

As more states hold—or decide to postpone—presidential primaries, a new poll of Mountain West voters shows that a clear majority support climate action, clean air and water, and public lands protection

Influencers and conservationists of color take a hike through Harold Richardson Redwood Preserve to discuss diversity on public lands

Despite President Trump's budget proposal that calls for slashing funding for national parks and the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a bipartisan group of senators is moving forward with critical legislation for both

After a public outcry, the BLM announced that it will not offer oil and gas leases on the Slickrock Trail near Moab—a popular mountain biking destination

With over 8,000 different "sustainable" hotel certifications, how do you know what's greenwashing and what's the real deal? We consulted experts to find out. 

Computers can identify sounds much better and faster than humans. So what do we learn when we ask them to listen to everything?

By highlighting three potent public-lands battles, the film asks audiences to take a stand in a political moment that threatens the future of American conservation

In 'Cat Tale,' a longtime environmental journalist documents the dramatic saga that brought this state animal back from the brink of extinction

Artist Jane Kim's massive new mural in San Francisco is an attempt to wake us up to the plight of the suffering species

A new study by Outdoor Foundation finds we're playing outside less than we did a decade ago

'The Salad Days' chronicles the river career of Herman Hoops, a conservationist, boater, and public land steward.

After 30 years, Ktunaxa First Nation, with help from the Canadian government and Patagonia, finally shut down the Jumbo Glacier ski-resort development

As we begin a critical new decade for the environment, we need to look toward the light

There have been countless reports denouncing travel in the fight against climate change. This environmentalist thinks you should consider the bigger picture.

A new miniseries from the podcast Threshold explores the controversy surrounding one of the our most contested pieces of public land by meeting the people who live off it

In 2005, Richard Louv helped usher in the nature-as-therapy movement. His latest book asks us to start bonding with wild animals.

A few tips to help you incorporate this​ lifelong hobby in​to your everyday excursions

Why the new crop of state recreation offices are about more than just outdoor sports

All the advice in the world only matters if people actually follow it

All I want for Christmas is … carbon offsets?

President Trump was right to say that other issues are more important. When it comes to the environment, we need to make fundamental shifts in how we live our lives.

As a climbing community, we may be politically diverse, but we all share the same passion, so let's come together to protect America's public lands

At a time of unprecedented mass extinctions, no animal epitomizes the global biodiversity free fall more than the Asian elephant. Paul Kvinta travels to Laos to visit a moon-shot project aimed at saving the country's 400 remaining wild behemoths, investigate the strange underworld of wildlife trafficking—and make a very unexpected purchase.

The inability of western states to track water usage is exacerbating the region's drought crisis

Top adventure athletes Caroline Gleich and Jeff Browning define what a "roadless area" means

This natural alternative to plastic wrap is made from organic cotton cloth coated in beeswax, so it’s an earth-friendly purchase you can feel good about. Plus, the wraps are fully compostable and work as natural fire starters that don’t contribute to a landfill.

A frosty cold one is best when shared. So are America's public lands.

Backed by billionaire philanthropists and Silicon Valley venture capitalists, a wave of entrepreneurs are developing high-tech, low-cost technologies to probe the watery realms we still barely understand. Are the oceans finally getting their moon-shot moment?

Patagonia's latest film explores the troubling takeover of fish bred by man

As our country has grown more divided, so has the outdoors. But Seeker's Wild is bridging the gap between the two camps who love spending time in nature.

Combating climate change means getting a grip on our food waste problem, but it's harder than you might think to go waste-free

Technical pieces that breathe new life into old materials

Turns out performance and eco-friendliness can play nice together

In a new documentary, The Salad Days, river runner and advocate Herm Hoops takes to the water one last time

Skip the crowds at the national parks and head to these amazing monuments instead

Save This Rhino, a new documentary from acclaimed surf filmmaker Taylor Steele, chronicles the bloody struggle to save an iconic species from extinction

In a controversial move, the secretary of the interior recently decreed that motorized bikes should be allowed anywhere that standard bikes are permitted. How this will work is still being sorted out, but the world of pedal-assist riding is about to really open up.

Even as the green movement works toward building an inclusive outdoor community, anti-immigration groups are using environmental rhetoric to keep people out.

'Wild Olympics' is a tribute to the pristine rivers of Washington's Olympic Peninsula

In August, Randy Scott was slapped with a fine and a restraining order against bears for feeding the animal along the Alaska Highway. Jokes about his punishment went viral, but the reality of his actions is far more serious.

The leaders who have grown it into a nationwide organization talk about where they aim to take it next

Das Boat is a series of short films that follow a 50-year-old aluminum hull boat as it's towed all over the Southeast

Nature guide Brad Einstein explores the wild history and uncertain future of the redwood of the East

It's not easy, but you don't have neglect your love of being outside to have a fulfilling career (and not go broke)

Recycling is broken. The oceans are trashed. As the plastics crisis spirals out of control, an unlikely collection of executives and environmentalists set sail for the North Atlantic Gyre in a desperate attempt to find common ground.

A new organization thinks eminent domain is the answer to protecting the national scenic trail system. Other advocates think that idea is counterproductive.

A performance in Grand Junction, Colorado, pays homage to the confluence of the Gunnison and Colorado Rivers—and calls for action to protect the threatened waterway

The Trump administration is trying to remove public input from Forest Service decision-making

All signs point to a massive selloff of federally managed public lands, as BLM officials defy congressional oversight

Myanmar’s untouched Mergui Archipelago is home to coral reefs, mangrove forests, and a new luxury lodge that’s in the center of it all

Give back to the trails you enjoy. It's good for you and the place you’re visiting.

The River of Sorrows almost never flows, due to a tricky confluence of climate change and water rights, but this year was different