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Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is creating a dream team to save our oceans

Despite overwhelming public support for preserving public lands, the Secretary of the Interior is still recommending Trump trim "a handful" of national monuments. He just won't publicly say which ones—or by how much.

The people have spoken. In a study released Tuesday, over 99 percent of people said they support the 27 monuments up for review. President Donald Trump, are you listening?

Some explored the unknown, some made scientific breakthroughs, some are working to save the world. All are pioneers whose names should be more well-recognized.

A new group of movers and shakers, aptly named Artemis, could be just what we need to get more politicians to care about conservation

Making your favorite tree or flower reproduce itself is easier than you think

A Scout is not Donald Trump, basically

To the protectors of Alabama’s swamps, the vanishing of an iconic river creature posses terrifying questions about the water we swim in and fish in and drink.

Thanks to a shrewd food marketing industry and slick packaging schemes, we're overpaying for products that make major health claims with little real nutritional payoff

Nicky Fitzgerald loves tourists, doesn't believe in work-life balance, and has a controversial approach to conservation that just might work

Two new books explore the lengths we've gone to engineer America's most celebrated "wild" resources

More than 396,000 people have spoken up so far about the Trump administration's desire to shrink or abolish the national monuments. Will the White House really read all of them?

And why is it so bad if the EPA overturns it?

Six steps to make a difference in a darkening world

Get maximum protection—and avoid nasty chemicals—with these eight natural sunscreens

Congressman Rob Bishop of Utah wants to transfer federal land to the states, gut the Endangered Species Act, and eliminate the Antiquities Act—and D.C. is starting to listen

Here are some innovative ideas towns and cities across the country have adopted to make the world a better place, one mile of singletrack at a time

For the first time, a new study from the Ocean Cleanup quantifies how much plastic the world’s rivers are pumping into the sea

Your burger and bacon may have a surprising new ingredient

If the budget is a political document that reflects a president’s priorities, Trump’s priorities are clear—and the environment, wildlife, and the Great Outdoors don’t rank particularly high

Distilling our long, tedious road to configuring an Airstream's solar panels to provide enough energy to allow us to work from the road

Unplugging Lake Powell is a beautiful dream, but it would hurt the river more than it would help

A large Canadian gear retailer is working on a project to trace the microplastics that come off its apparel in the wash and prevent them from entering local waterways

A Canadian company is suing Greenpeace for $220 million—and it might have a case

Everything you need to know—plus a few essential gear items

Let’s reduce health care costs by getting outdoors, eating better, and pushing for progressive legislation

The long-term impact of the president's first 100 days could destroy an industry with more jobs than oil and gas and automotive combined. Yep, you guessed it: outdoor rec.

A new book by two philosophy scholars imagines conversations with skeptics and deniers. Here are four lessons we learned from it.

The 2017 Goldman Environmental Prize winners fight mining, poaching, and deforestation—sometimes at great personal risk

For the last 30 years, American Rivers, a nonprofit advocacy group out of Washington, D.C., has been calling attention the plight of the country’s rivers. Today, the group released its annual Most Endangered Rivers report, a catalogue of the ten rivers in America most threatened in 2017.

Watch to see how activist and lawyer Tara Houska answered.

A former EPA administrator breaks down what’s at stake with the president’s proposed 31-percent cut to the agency’s budget

Obama was supposed to safeguard Oregon’s Owyhee Canyonlands with a National Monument designation, but when that didn’t happen, its supporters were left wondering. What’s next?

Almost 50 years ago, Richard Nixon commissioned a photography project called Documerica to illustrate miles and miles of environmental degradation, advocating for the need for the agency. The following are some of the most striking images from that project.

As Arctic sea ice melts, business for Alaskan passenger ships is booming. Can the fragile region handle the traffic?

For decades, hydrogen has been considered the next big fuel source for vehicles. It’s taking time to gain traction, but hydrogen might very well be the future.

A new executive order that opens the door to coal mining corporations is shutting off water to the rest of us

The same people and organizations we admire for protecting our wild places also have a history of being apathetic—or plain antagonistic—toward issues of race and social justice

Rising global temperatures could render the meanings of these words obsolete

Janette Brimmer works for the nonprofit environmental law firm Earthjustice, where she defends vital regulations that keep our lands healthy

Trump's executive orders don't have environmental lawyers particularly worried—but that could change depending on how the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals rules on a handful of cases

Four takeaways from the administration’s first week

Our 45th president's contempt for environmental protections is well documented. So what will his first 100 days look like? Here's our educated guess on what could happen, based on what he's already said and done.

Has a young Dutchman found the solution to all that plastic in our oceans?

When a creature mysteriously turns up dead in Alaska—be it a sea otter, polar bear, or humpback whale—veterinary pathologist Kathy Burek gets the call. Her necropsies reveal cause of death and causes for concern as climate change frees up new pathogens and other dangers in a vast, thawing north.

On Wednesday, December 28, President Obama designated Bears Ears a national monument.

The careers of Reagan cabinet members Anne Gorsuch Burford, who led the EPA, and Interior Secretary James Watt ended in scandal. Though their modern counterparts act similarly, Congress and the White House don't seem to care.

We’re going to make your first smart decision of the new year a quick and easy one

Australian conservationists want to lease animals to private landowners. Environmentalists are not convinced.

What environmentalists hope to accomplish before the 44th president leaves office

The decision by the Army Corps of Engineers to block the Dakota Access Pipeline arrived just as internal tensions threatened to fracture Standing Rock's Oceti Sakowin camp

Even if protesters resist evacuation orders and police actions, they’ll still face the difficulty of living outside in North Dakota

The recently upgraded tool makes glacier retreat and deforestation easy to visualize

During her four-year tenure as Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, a former oil-industry engineer and CEO of REI, has helped designate 18 new national monuments, increase youth engagement in the national parks, and limit access for energy exploration. As a Trump administration with very different views on conservation prepares to take the reins in Washington, Christopher Keyes sat down with the secretary to discuss her legacy—and the uncertain future of America’s public lands.

The assassination of Goldman Prize-winning activist Berta Cáceres last March shocked the global community. But in her home country of Honduras, where more than 100 activists have been cut down in the past five years, it was business as usual.

Professional athletes have more direct influence than ever before thanks to massive social media followings. Now’s the time to start using it.

It’s too early to know for certain what a Donald Trump presidency means for the environment and public-lands policy. But we have some ideas.

Secretary of the Interior tells all: what's next for the Department of the Interior and the environmental movement?

From burning sneakers to Olympic pleas, here's how some of the outdoor world's power players reacted in the week following the election

Across the country, in local and state elections, Americans voted to preserve and expand outdoor spaces

In this episode from the Salomon TV, the crew travels with Alan Hubbard to Mount Forel in Greenland.

If you needed one more reason to have anxiety about November 8, we found it: the outcome could have a profound impact on the fight over America’s open spaces

Two impassioned mass protests: one led by white people with guns, the other by nonviolent Native Americans. Taken together, they shed light on the centuries-old myth of the valiant cowboy and savage Indian—and on white privilege and institutional racism in America.

The fact that a jury found the Bundy brothers not guilty is baffling, and could embolden other anti-government extremists who think the federal government shouldn't own land

There is an evolutionary death match under way in Hawaii, where half a million feral cats, some of them infected with a terrifying zombie parasite, are wreaking havoc on endangered species. Some people call them the "kitties of doom." Others will do anything to save them.

For decades, the Property and Environment Research Center has extolled the virtues of free-market environmentalism. Could their ideas save our parks?

A new book and movie explore the causes, legacy, and drama of the oil spill. But neither probe deeply enough.

The former Secretary of State could inherit a number of ambitious eco-commitments established by President Obama. Here’s where she stands on each one.

Climate change and ocean acidification have killed off one of the most spectacular features on the planet.

Cordoning off half of the area of Earth is the only way to protect the world’s vulnerable wildlife and ecosystems

Studies have shown that green equals girly in the eyes of consumers. Except that's not the case in the outdoor industry, especially when it comes to the Ventura-based apparel company.

The final holdout at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge occupation earlier this year wasn't a dyed-in-the-wool rancher or hardened militiaman. He was a young, half-Japanese kid from the Midwest who had no affiliation with the Bundy brothers or the Patriot movement. This is why David Fry drove across the country to join a group of extremists he'd never met.

Everything from airplanes to your cell phone leaves audible marks on plants and wildlife. So sound specialists in parks around the country are working on setting a baseline for how noisy we're allowed to be.

The terrorist group typically ramps up attacks during the country's stormy winter

You say that you love the earth, but do you love it as much as Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle? We talked to the creators of the Ecosex Manifesto about what it means to be ecosexual.

Climate change is affecting America’s recreation meccas—from Yosemite to Yellowstone—in profound ways. As the planet heats up and weather patterns shift, so will the ways we interact with the outdoors.

What does the GOP's big orange machine think about issues like climate change, energy development, and federal control of public lands? We rounded up Trump's surprising (and sometimes shocking) set of views.

As anyone who's been to B.C. can attest, it's a rugged, wild place, and having the right vehicle makes exploring the backcountry that much easier.

Deploying genetically modified mosquitoes to stop the spread of Zika is just the tip of the iceberg. Scientists are cooking up all kinds of DNA changes to insects and animals that could benefit humanity.

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