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Most solar powered gear is clunky and doesn’t work as well as advertised. Not this stuff.

Nominee Raymond David Vela seems to care about making our national parks more accessible

For decades, women in the Forest Service and U.S. Department of Agriculture have been trying to bring justice to those who have discriminated against them. A new investigation reveals that the inaction is due to a much larger problem: a system set up to make their complaints go away.

A few strategies to keep you on the trail this summer

The Pacific Northwest’s Southern Resident killer whales are dying. And it's our fault.

A legal fight over access and an endangered frog has shut out climbers for 13 years, but the Forest Service has a plan to reopen many of the routes, as well as a section of the Pacific Crest Trail

Despite promises from the president and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, the BLM wants to open up hundreds of thousands of acres in Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears national monuments for companies to drill and mine

The next generation of socially conscious developers are fighting to make sure downtown revitalization doesn’t just benefit the wealthy

Golf courses! Water parks! Man-made lakes! If Utah has its way, the retiree oasis of St. George will explode with growth, turning red rock to bluegrass and slaking its thirst with a new billion-dollar pipeline from the Colorado River.

Newly created state offices are promoting outdoor recreation as a major contributor to local economies and the public good, but they need a lot more support to be successful

If you've only been following the drama of Scott Pruitt and his replacement at the EPA, you only know half the story. Environmental regulations are under attack all across America, and the siege is just beginning.

Plastic is filling up our waterways and oceans. Here are five products you can buy to help stop that.

On the 30th anniversary of Shark Week, we called up some shark scientists for a no-holds-barred conversation about the impact of the pop culture phenomenon

More and more companies are using recycled products to make gear. And it's great.

Keeping an eye on the interior secretary's latest ethical blunders and questionable public lands policies

A new study polled western voters' views on the interior secretary, Trump's public lands agenda, and downsizing Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante

Dirt bikes and 4x4s aren't nearly as bad for the environment as you might think. (Hear me out.)

Photographer Pete McBride got front-row seats to the massive Lake Christine Fire as it nearly destroyed his 120-year-old home

Now that the mines have closed, the small towns of Emery County, Utah, are dreaming up an ambitious plan: A veritable outdoor playground with a new monument and more than half a million acres of designated wilderness. Can this scheme convince other towns to transition from extraction to recreation?

We believe protecting public land and the environment matters

She helped the Navy, the White House, and the entire federal government become more eco-friendly. Now Kate Brandt is tackling her most ambitious sustainability project yet.

Use these sunscreens now, and in 30 years your skin will thank you

These mailers, made from upcycled vinyl billboards, can be used up to 2,000 times

When it comes to our appetites, we’re no different than our caveman ancestors

After a spate of wildlife selfies and general landscape destruction, we put together our own set of guidelines for those lacking all human decency

Wildfires are going to become bigger and more frequent in the future. If you find yourself caught in one, this is what you need to do.

When in doubt, don't light that campfire

Dan Wenk was a career Park Service official who was well-respected by Republicans and Democrats. But he made the mistake of disagreeing with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

Lots of big brands are shifting toward more sustainable gear, without harmful PFCs. But for the industry as a whole, change is slow.

Through a new program called North Face Renewed, customers can purchase used and refurbished gear online

'You Are Mighty' lays out ground rules for getting your kid to help change the world

It protects you from ticks, mosquitoes, and fleas, but it does come with risks

Tribes and Native-owned corporations are making huge profits by conserving their forests for carbon offset programs—an effort that could revolutionize conservation

Noso’s Kelli Jones is building an outdoor business while reducing waste, one scrap of nylon at a time

A powerful storm swept the mountains over the weekend and killed more than a dozen people

Researchers studied 1,500 Rocky Mountain forests that had been burned by wildfires. They found that most of the woods aren't recovering after the blaze—and in some cases, they're not returning at all. The culprit? A warming planet.

Our bikes may be better now, but what about the world in which we ride them?

The retailer put forth new standards for environmental and social responsibility. How effective will they be?

Dress for success when you get snow, rain, and sunshine, all in 24 hours

Conservatives, liberals, 100,000 outraged public commenters—the interior secretary had trouble getting anyone behind his plan

Travel, be more productive, get the right degree, and customize your career

For decades, park leaders have predicted that swarms of tourists could ruin public lands. Is anyone heeding their advice?

Pet waste has become a major pollutant, both outdoors and at home

Creating a workplace that truly makes us happy and healthy takes a lot more than standing desks and on-site yoga. Thankfully, new research has sparked a growing design revolution.

The Secretary of the Interior's idea to support public lands with oil and mining leases isn't just wrongheaded—the numbers don't add up.

Ryan Zinke is using parts of an Obama administration–era idea that would've drastically changed the DOI. Now it's causing him trouble.

Because of drought and rising temperatures, wildfires in the West will grow so large and regular they could reshape entire forests

The National Geographic fellow on what he's learned from spending time with the happiest people on earth

That fact was made painfully clear Sunday night when an autonomous Volvo XC90 hit and killed a woman who was walking her bike across the street in Tempe, Arizona

Record low snowfalls have made national news, but it came as no surprise for the characters in the End of Snow, from Day’s Edge Productions.

With an environmentally friendly firefighting gel called Strong Water

The latest iteration of running for a cause

A new report finds that a startling number of environmental and conservation organizations aren't making efforts to report on internal diversity or actively pursue inclusion

The parent company owns outdoor brands like CamelBak and Giro, as well as Savage Arms, a manufacturer of AR-15-style semi-automatic rifles

Efforts to manage human waste in national parks have failed miserably. Now a creative scientist may have found an elegant remedy.

The interior secretary's idea to organize public land by watershed was a great idea when it was first voiced a century and a half ago. But it won't work today.

Ultrarunner and author Mirna Valerio on the TransRockies Run, snags, and just some of the things her body is capable of

As governor, Mitt Romney was an environmental champion. Presidential candidate Romney, however, fell in line with the GOP. What kind of Utah senator would he be if he succeeds Orrin Hatch?

To close out 2017, the president chipped away at protections meant to keep public lands, waters, and wildlife safe

Within the understaffed offices of the DOI, is any work actually getting done?

The new bill argues that lawsuits have made wildfires much worse, but its solution won’t do much to help

When she was in college, Jack Kerouac’s book The Dharma Bums helped the author find her place in wilderness and in life. She hoped it would do the same for her 16-year-old son as they embarked on a mother-son California road trip retracing Kerouac’s adventures.

A team of scientists entered a glass bubble in the desert to live for two years cut off from society. Things didn't go as planned.

Is riding with headphones really such a big deal?

Riding bikes may be green, but the manufacturing behind them can be far from it

Congress got closer to drilling in the "crown jewel" Arctic refuge with legislation that just cleared the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

We raise $3 billion every year for conservation, then we go out on those public lands and help manage wildlife populations—for free

Okay, maybe freak out a little. But here’s why it’s not quite as dire as it sounds.

Both brands just built websites that will help people shop for pre-owned products

The end goal: stop the environment from getting in the way of oil and gas extraction

Jean production is resource intensive and sometimes toxic—but it doesn't have to be

When Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke's advocates for "traditional uses," what he means is industrialization

The writer and activist's nighttime essentials

Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune on why the land is worth more than just the resources that are on it

The new bill is part of the GOP's latest assault on public lands

There are 137 large wildfires raging across 7.8 million acres in what might be the worst fire season ever

On his new album, the king of mellow beach music takes a bold turn. We asked him why.

On his new album, the king of kick-back beach music takes a bold turn. He tells us why.

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