The more we learn an incomplete fairytale of Indigenous peoples and our history in this country, the more we perpetuate acts of ethnocide, like the ones we’ve seen in recent weeks in southern Utah
CEO Ryan Gellert says staying silent is “tantamount to supporting unjust laws”
This season the Nepalese government says it will require climbers and guides to get permission from its Department of Tourism before disseminating images of others on the mountain. Enforcing it won’t be easy.
The end of the Trump administration can't come soon enough for our climate and public lands. Thankfully, there are a series of actions our new president can immediately take to begin undoing the damage.
The Department of Transportation has finally reclassified emotional support animals as pets. Here's how that will affect your ability to fly with your dog next year.
Three court decisions are a sign of the power of protest
From Houston to Minneapolis, protesters on horseback are sending a powerful message
During a week of historic decisions, the Supreme Court decided that an energy company can drill under the Appalachian Trail
Bicycles have been agents of change and rebellion since the 19th century. That's why seeing law enforcement use them to repress protesters feels especially jarring and wrong.
You can't stop what you can't see happening
A quarantine against the world worked once for the Gunnison Valley. Can it again?
The hugely popular Netflix docuseries leaves out crucial facts about America's big-cat industry and the people trying to stop it
One of the many things that COVID-19 has taught us is to always consider buying a travel insurance policy. If you bought travel insurance for a trip you have to cancel during the travel bans, you may or may not be covered. Here's how to protect yourself now and on future trips.
Despite decades of conflict, Palestine is home to an up-and-coming climbing scene centered around top-notch—and untouched—limestone. A new guidebook hopes to show locals and foreigners alike how to navigate the region's rock safely and help foster cross-cultural understanding.
Climbers at Lion Rock have joined the pro-democracy movement in the city's struggle with Beijing
The law will soon mandate equal pay for men and women in athletic events on California state lands. But legislators may have missed an opportunity to make broader inroads on gender equity in sports.
At a time of unprecedented mass extinctions, no animal epitomizes the global biodiversity free fall more than the Asian elephant. Paul Kvinta travels to Laos to visit a moon-shot project aimed at saving the country's 400 remaining wild behemoths, investigate the strange underworld of wildlife trafficking—and make a very unexpected purchase.
The inability of western states to track water usage is exacerbating the region's drought crisis
The e-retailer pursued legal action against dozens of companies for trademark infringement over the word "backcountry." Now the CEO is apologizing.
The online effort to cancel Backcountry.com
Environmental groups prevent DOI’s efforts to restrict FOIA disclosures
Overwhelmed by crowds of people sleeping in their vans and trucks, outdoor dream towns are taking actions that could end a way of life
In a controversial move, the secretary of the interior recently decreed that motorized bikes should be allowed anywhere that standard bikes are permitted. How this will work is still being sorted out, but the world of pedal-assist riding is about to really open up.
The EPA announced plans to reduce protections for 50 percent of streams and 110 million acres of wetlands
When a father of two was shot through his tent in the Southern California park last year, the murder revealed a mysterious trail of previously unpublicized incidents that had happened nearby—and sparked a $90 million lawsuit.
A mandatory helmet law in NYC is how Vision Zero ends.
The changes are threefold. It will now be harder to add species to the list, protections for threatened animals will be revoked, and economic concerns must be formally evaluated during the listing process.
Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced what he calls an "audacious" new proposal to address this year’s dramatic rise in cycling fatalities. It must only be the start.
All signs point to a massive selloff of federally managed public lands, as BLM officials defy congressional oversight
Say goodbye to 'The Majestic Yosemite Hotel' and welcome back 'The Ahwahnee'
Everything the national parks could afford to do with the money Trump's celebration took from them
'This Land' tells the story of an ongoing case with big stakes for tribal sovereignty
The bipartisan Simplifying Outdoor Access for Recreation Act promises a better permitting process
Amid stories of ecological doom, we found a few instances of progress worth celebrating
What the media gets wrong, and why, says a lot about how our society views vulnerable road users
Oregon representative Earl Blumenauer recently introduced the Bicycle Commuter Act, which would provide a pretax benefit for riding to work. Here's what to know about the potential law.
The Gila is America’s most endangered river. What do we stand to lose if it disappears thanks to climate change and overuse?
The recent pro-conservation rulemaking at Interior is intended to smooth the way for acting secretary Bernhardt’s nomination hearing today
The crucial public lands legislation was just signed by President Trump. Here's why you should care.
In 2017, the Trump administration announced that it was shrinking the iconic Utah national monument by nearly 50 percent. Leath Tonino devised a sketchy 200-mile solo desert trek, following the path of the legendary cartographer who literally put these contentious canyons on the map.
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
A new documentary is telling the story of the immigrants who keep ski towns running
Two men died in one of the worst inbounds avalanches in decades. What happens now?
New emails reveal how the U.S. Forest Service caved to Dominion Energy in its quest to build a disruptive pipeline along the Appalachian Trail
EPA proposes stripping protections from 50 percent of streams and 110 million acres of wetlands
How creating a "simplified permit system" could decrease the public's input in the land of many uses
Cyclists and cops often don’t see eye to eye because they literally don’t see eye to eye