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Those tasty bivalves we can't get enough of are also great for filtering pollutants out of the water, but there's a balance that comes with building more oyster farms

A public condemnation of the SHIFT Festival's attempts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion is indicative of broader issues in the outdoor industry

If you're planning a trip to Kiwi country, take these tips from someone who's lived there

Through Quiet Parks International, Gordon Hempton hopes to save the earth’s few truly natural soundscapes

Bike commuting makes most of us obsess over our clothes. This is patently absurd.

Ecologist Chris Morgan sensed that nature had healing powers. But it wasn’t until he tried forest bathing that he understood them.

The days of veggie burgers that taste like cardboard are over

More and more evidence suggests that nature does something essential for our mental health

For decades, herpetologist William Brown has studied a thriving population of timber rattlers in upstate New York. And somehow he's convinced locals that having venomous neighbors underfoot can be a glorious thing.

Marc Peruzzi’s recent column about trail work clearly touched a nerve in the running community. Part of his argument is fair criticism, but he got some important things wrong. 

These devices are inherently stupid and profoundly antisocial, and their very existence is proof of their own uselessness

Celebrate the national trails holiday this Saturday by volunteering at one of these events

Getting outside on your period can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be

We wanted to know: in the face of climate change and innovation, how will food fare? Top food experts weigh in.

Patagonia alleges that Anheuser-Busch is deliberately trying to confuse beer drinkers and profiting off the outdoor retailer's reputation as a sustainable company

From detailed designs to brands looking to make a social impact, these are the hats you can find us in all summer

You're just as likely to build a robot as paddle a canoe at summer camp today, but the value of the experience is even more important for our screen-addled youth

But the federal agency responsible for managing more than 245 million acres of public land kept the boilerplate about the economic value of these places

Play in the rays without feeling the burn

Amid stories of ecological doom, we found a few instances of progress worth celebrating

I'm careful with my consumption, but what I found scared me

All you need is a rod, a license, and a good attitude to catch your first fish

Vanlife might seem like the most eco-friendly living option, but in reality, my gas-guzzler is hurting the environment more than I would in a small, nonmobile home

This gear shop owner moved from Nebraska to Wyoming's Wind Rivers for a smaller salary and higher cost of living. She wouldn't change it for the world.

Sometimes just driving a car in a city is an act of violence

It's tough to find meat-free products that taste like bacon. These plant-based chips may have cracked the code.

In a new study, mountain hiking had similar psychological and stress-reducing benefits whether or not there were signs of human habitation

The wall won’t just separate two nations, it will sever the connection between a community and its native flora and fauna

The Youth Climate Strike is working to shut down schools across the country on March 15 to demand that world leaders act on preventing climate change

The AWD-e aces snowy roads—but there's a catch

The crucial public lands legislation was just signed by President Trump. Here's why you should care.

Going zero waste is hard, but these easy changes to how you eat, drink, and store food will make a big difference

The public comment period that will impact a redefinition of what's protected under the Clean Water Act is open through April 15

The RIDE app takes aim at single occupancy cars headed up Little Cottonwood Canyon

The lengths to which the Utah Congressman will go to avoid addressing the real issues are getting laughably extraordinary

The brand's spring catalog includes a shot of the famous climber scaling a delicate underground formation in Spain. The National Speleological Society is displeased.

New Mexico wants to create a first-of-its-kind Outdoor Equity Fund for underserved youth. Other states that care about preserving the natural world and raising a new generation of activists should take note.

The former oil and gas lobbyist is the worst-case scenario for public lands

In sharp contrast with today's administration, the 1970s were a time when our environment was seen as valuable and not a resource to be destroyed and turned into dollars

A new documentary, 'Sea of Shadows,' highlights the work of Andrea Crosta, whose team infiltrates cartels and gangs to fight illegal wildlife trafficking around the world

The little orca known as Scarlet is dead. Will her death be a turning point for the Northwest's endangered Southern Resident killer whales? Washington State governor Jay Inslee is proposing strong action.

A former National Park Service ranger on why now, more than ever, national parks need protection from Washington's budget fights

It's anything but an unpaid vacation, especially when your job is protecting the environment

Researchers are calling the majestic forest the Shangri-la of conservation acquisitions

Stay clean and keep the environment safe at the same time

The initiative, led by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is ambitious, but some in the outdoor industry argue it's the only hope for saving wild places from climate change

How to ditch your fluid soaps and sundries for a more seamless travel experience

The ski trail map at your local mountain was probably painted by James Niehues. Now you can see his life's work in one beautiful book.

That "organic litter" you just threw? It'll still be around in a year.

Alixandra Klein's upcycled waterproof bangles can go everywhere you do

Stressed? Overworked? Need a vacation? Put away your phone and go outside with no schedule or plan.

What the new data says about how long the average hiker takes, what they drink, and how tired they get

Bikinis that stand up to every wave for women who rip

Yvon Chouinard and Patagonia Provisions plan to save the environment by changing how you eat

Michael Brown’s new documentary follows two blind kayakers paddling the length of the Grand Canyon

The Alaska senator sent us a letter about her enviro bonafides. Naturally, we checked her work.

Camps and wilderness expeditions offer a refuge from prejudice and political battles, giving trans kids the tools they need to face future challenges

Debunking various theories currently floating around the Internet

After several rounds of judging, this gear came out on top at last week's trade show

Owner, founder, and mechanic Binky Brown started the mobile shop and educational space to serve marginalized communities in the Bay Area

We need to stop selling bicycles on environmentalism. We ride because it's fun, healthy, cheap, and practical—and because it annoys people who drive.

The ridges and reefs of West Papua are some of the most biodiverse on the planet. Two acclaimed filmmakers are on a mission to make sure they stay that way.

We have 22 years until we're in a significant global crisis. Show your kids how to implement these simple planet-friendly household changes now.

Is the movement that sparked the 2016 takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge ready to age out?

One of the worst tragedies in the history of firefighting prompted little change to a culture that regularly puts young lives at risk. A few seasoned veterans are working to fix that.

Avoid coral-killing chemical sunscreens and try one of these safer sun-protection methods

Now that the House Natural Resources Committee has fallen under Democrat control, it could mean real oversight for the Department of Interior, says Arizona Representative Raul Grijalva

The synthetic fill is designed to break down once it hits the landfill

Unless the Forest Service can pony up the cash to save it

Non-partisan midterm elections guidance from key environmental organizations

They don't vote. Why are the people most concerned about climate change some of the least likely to show up in November?

Five favorite books from the Dawn Wall pioneer and aspiring environmentalist

It's up to Republicans to bring it back to life and make it better than ever

The conservative Utah Congressman wants to fully fund our national parks and our public lands. Huh?

Is it even possible to reduce the number of massive blazes that are now commonplace in the American West?

Republicans from Ulysses S. Grant to George H.W. Bush have passed some of our most powerful environmental laws. Why did the party reverse course?