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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?

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

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