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Harrowing flooding in eastern Kentucky offers a window into what climate change will—and does—look like

Blasting the Inflation Reduction Act on Sunday, the GOP nominee for a Senate seat in Georgia said, “A lot of the money is going into trees. Don’t we have enough trees around here?”

Zion National Park, Carlsbad Caverns, and areas around Moab, Utah, were inundated by water after heavy rainfall pummeled the U.S. Southwest

Western Rewilding Network calls for replacing livestock grazing on public lands with protected habitat for two of the most controversial wild species

Trying to wrap your head around the depth of the rapidly expanding pit in South America? We’ve broken it down in terms our readers understand—like fly rods, climbing ropes, and breakfast burritos.

I’m a Denver Broncos fan. I’m also an environmentalist, outdoorsman, and bike rider who lives in a world that seems increasingly choked with oversized adventure vehicles. Can I really be both?

Greg and Julie Welch were relaxing at their campsite in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters when a tiny fire in a nearby bog suddenly exploded into a massive blaze that began racing toward them

To control mass tourism, the National Park Service is working on solutions, like its reservation system. We tourists need to do our part, too. Here’s how.

Here’s how to make the most out of a visit to one of the wildest places in the U.S., from kayaking to birding to fishing and so much more

We’re not putting our heads in the sand. But there are reasons to be hopeful and things everyone can do in the face of unprecedented change.

Long-standing rules for how we do our business in the wilderness are changing in a very big way—and it’s about time

Harnessing the power of the outdoors can make us better humans and put a positive dent in the world. These are stories about creating stronger communities, more fulfilling lives, and a healthier environment.

“In short, FICOR will make the outdoors more accessible, equitable, and positive to more Americans.”

A century worth of man-made efforts to prevent flooding and expand agriculture have interrupted water flow to the southern end of the state

‘Fire of Love’ uses the archival footage from Katia and Maurice Krafft to tell the story of how they fell in love and pushed the boundaries of science and adventure

For his new PBS show, ‘America Outdoors,’ comedian and activist Baratunde Thurston connects us to our natural environments through the most interesting of creatures: humans.

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.

In the show's six episodes, host Baratunde Thurston takes viewers across the U.S. and has thoughtful, honest conversations with the people he meets about their relationships to the natural world

The federal government’s authority to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions is at risk, as right wing Supreme Court justices rewrite American laws

Outside’s ethics guru weighs in on the Great Outdoors Music Debate

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

This is the kind of natural disaster that happens every few hundred years, and it happened to us

It's been six months since the first NPS director in five years stepped into office facing $22 billion in deferred maintenance. This is what he's accomplished so far—and what's still coming.

An atmospheric river dumped 200 to 300 percent more moisture than usual onto the area over the weekend

Thanks to a lot of hard work, skill, luck, and love, these amazing animals emerged safely from the flames and disruption

Everything you need to know about how the burning West will affect your summer

Native scholar weighs in on the United Nations’ suggestion that Indigenous knowledge might help us survive the climate disaster

When vast gas reserves were discovered off the idyllic coast of northern Mozambique, a crew of roughnecks flew in from around the world to make their fortunes. But in March 2021, Islamist rebels attacked, and the foreigners and thousands of Mozambicans were abandoned. Two hundred holed up at the Amarula Lodge, where the expats faced a choice: save themselves, or risk it all to save everyone. As oil and gas fuel a new war in Europe, Alex Perry pieces together, shot by shot, a stunning morality tale for the global economy.

He was an environmentalist versed in the dangers of our warming world, an expert trail runner, and eminently capable of moving far and fast outside. The heat killed him all the same.

Outside’s ethics guru ponders what exactly is up for grabs on public lands

The beloved annual gathering is in person again in Telluride, Colorado, and screening some of the most exciting adventure films of the year

The film ‘Usufruct’—a word that means the right to enjoy something—emphasizes how part of enjoying public lands entails working not to destroy them, and what we can do to mitigate such loss.

Laughing our way to a better environment

Kids learn best through stories, and these books weave gripping tales with messages about caring for the planet

The American Southwest hasn’t been this dry in 1,200 years. The region’s water supply—and entire energy infrastructure—is at stake.

Replacing your lawn with synthetic grass reduces maintenance, eliminates mud, and can make cleaning up after your dogs a breeze

No, you can’t toss the Essential in your curbside bin. But 75 percent of it can be broken down at the brand’s factory.

A program called Malama Hawaii is connecting hotel and restaurant visitors with environmental nonprofits to tackle the state’s mounting plastic-pollution problem

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

When we open our ears to the marvels of natural soundscapes, we experience the energies of the world in a unique way—and begin to understand the mysteries behind them

We took the world’s first electric super truck off-roading to find out what it could do

Photographer Brian Kaiser captures the joy of this niche winter sport

It’s not easy being a progressive who works for a middle-of-the-road president. Mark Sundeen sizes up the interior secretary’s first year in office—which has been a disappointment to climate-change activists—and decides she’s most likely to make a mark through a historic reckoning over the U.S. government’s shameful running of Native American boarding schools.

In his new book, ‘Sounds Wild and Broken,’ the award-winning ecologist and writer dives into the history and diversity of our planet’s soundscapes in effort to get us to pay attention before they disappear

Joey Santore is a tattooed ex-punk who is self-taught in the sciences. Which might explain why he’s getting so many people to care about plants.

Joey Santore’s YouTube channel, Crime Pays but Botany Doesn’t, crosses citizen science with vigilante environmentalism

Earth-loving New Yorkers are drawing from an unlikely arsenal of activism, hip-hop, marathon city-council Zoom meetings, and one sassy pug to hold the city to its zero-waste commitments. If they succeed, the environmental benefits could be huge.

A ‘Washington Post’ story on Greg Gianforte’s latest hunting escapades is misleading, which is a shame, because its subject deserves much more scrutiny

The United Nation’s latest scientific assessment on climate change is clear: it’s here, it’s impacting everyone, and it’s dangerous. Is there anything we can do?

As a landscape architect, Ryley Thiessen understands that finding balance is key

Eco-conscious shopping is hard. Here’s what you need to know about the ten most common standards

Like other bodies of water throughout the western U.S., the San Joaquin has suffered from a decade of drought. It’s also been heavily dammed and is one of the most diverted rivers in California.

When travel resumed in early 2021, Americans in droves headed south of the border, with most opting for popular tourist meccas. But why follow the masses when you can explore wild corners of the country few others visit? We rounded up 18 ways to do just that—and to support local economies while you’re at it.

A site with images that date back 8,000 years was spray-painted with racist slurs and symbols, among other graffiti

Today the Tongass is the last national forest in the United States where old-growth trees are clear-cut

Yes, things are very bad, but there are some glimmers of hope for making meaningful progress

By portraying predators as villains, we are influencing how our children perceive the natural world

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.

Producers and manufacturers, including outdoor gear brands, are feeling the pressure to step up to create and fund recycling programs

A thru-hiker’s best tips for decreasing your garbage

I tallied the waste I created for a month of my thru-hike. It was embarrassing. Now I know how to begin fixing it.

After COP26, a writer considers whether leaving the fate of the planet in the hands of world leaders is the right way forward

Outside contributing editor Heather Hansman’s new book is both a critical take on the ski industry and love letter to its skids

The $1.2 trillion plan doesn’t just include investments in roads and bridges; it’ll also focus on bike lanes, wildfire mitigation, and dam removal

The climate crisis has affected every corner of the country, including many of the places we once fantasized about moving to for a better quality of life

Our guru weighs in on the ethics of defacing a man-made blight

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.

A group of biologists are trying to protect a threatened herd in the iconic Wyoming range, but their plan includes closing recreational areas that many aren‘t happy about losing

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

Having a green lawn doesn’t make sense in many parts of the country. But that doesn’t mean kids have to sacrifice their backyard adventures.

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

Good news: sustainability and joy go hand in hand

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