In an excerpt from his latest book, ‘Freedom,’ the celebrated nonfiction writer describes a journey along Pennsylvania’s train tracks with friends he met while reporting on the war in Afghanistan

Conservation International CEO M. Sanjayan saw our relationship to the planet in a new way after a series of remarkable adventures

Elizabeth Kolbert and Nathaniel Rich, environmental writers par excellence, survey human solutions to the human-caused mess we’re in

Digging deep with journalist Daniel Barbarisi, whose new account reveals the very real danger of the chase

Journalist Ian Urbina is revealing the lawlessness of the open ocean in ways you’d never imagine

This is just the kickoff to a ten-year plan to protect more land, water, and wildlife

In her new memoir, 'The Secret to Superhuman Strength,' the 'Fun Home' cartoonist scrutinizes her quest for spiritual solace through 60 years of athletic obsessions

Hunting twisters made Jennifer Brindley Ubl feel deeply inspired—until it scared her to death

In March, Emily Ford became the first woman to complete Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail in winter. She’s also become an unintentional ambassador of the outdoor industry’s quest for inclusivity.

Outside’s ethics guru on what counts as nature

Our country’s open spaces are a sanity-saving antidote for this writer

After more than a year of pandemic living, let us remember why it’s worth getting out there

How the team behind David Attenborough’s new Netflix series captured a fight sequence between two poison dart frogs

Edgar McGregor started cleaning up Eaton Canyon near Los Angeles in May 2019, and he didn’t stop until it was spotless nearly two years later. We talked to McGregor about how to stay motivated to take care of the earth.

Ambreen Tariq’s new children’s book tells the story of an immigrant family’s first camping trip and expands the canon of outdoor literature for kids

Anticipating even bigger crowds this summer than last, public-lands officials have been grappling with how to manage the masses. For many, that’s meant introducing permit systems. But is limiting access the only solution?

In his new book, ‘The Nation of Plants,’ botanist Stefano Mancuso suggests that human democracies may have something to learn from the world’s trees and flowers

A close encounter in the far north offers powerful lessons about how Native people have chosen to live alongside a dangerous predator

Unpacking an all-time Lee Cohen ski photo during a March storm in Alta, Utah

Investigators, family, and friends are still trying to close the case of Paul Fugate, a naturalist at Arizona’s Chiricahua National Monument who vanished without a trace in 1980. What keeps them motivated to stick with a mystery that may be unsolvable?

Outside correspondent Kate Siber learned to reinhabit her body by being outdoors. But she didn’t expect that healing would also bring a new perspective on nature itself. 

Oranges for dental work, milk for English lessons—when COVID-19’s initial lockdown dried up tourism dollars and supply chains, the islands bartered their way through

A new book by the acclaimed science journalist Michelle Nijhuis looks at human attempts to save other species from extinction, from John Muir to the World Wildlife Fund

From cork floors to wool insulation, here’s what you need to build out an environmentally responsible rig

In an excerpt from ‘In Search of Mycotopia,’ a new book about different communities exploring the multiple uses of fungi and mushrooms, the author goes foraging with William Padilla-Brown, a rising star in the mycological movement

The shrub-steppe of central Washington’s Columbia Basin is a land of rich biodiversity, vibrant communities, and poignant beauty

Here’s one way to use a flashlight that you might not have thought of

Volatile weather has created dangerous conditions for backcountry skiers and set up the West for a bad water year. With climate change exacerbating the situation, it’s time to start assuming the worst for our winters and making plans to adapt. 

Last year, the American Ornithological Society accepted a proposal to rename a bird linked to a racist figure. And there's more where that came from.

As Jeff Bezos steps away from Amazon to focus his attention on initiatives like his year-old Earth Fund, it’s instructive to look at the impact of billionaire environmental philanthropy and how it could be more effective

This Maine destination is a place of rugged coastal wonders and an immersion in Down East culture

In her new book, 'Unsolaced,' the acclaimed nature writer's prose is as beautiful as always, but her analysis of global warming is disappointing

TikTok star Alexis Nikole Nelson says you don't have to live near the woods to gather your own meal. Here's how to get started.

For over a decade, TJ Watt has been shooting photos of disappearing forests in Canada's westernmost province. This striking before-and-after series may help protect what's left.

Researcher Ken Balcomb has spent more than half his life studying the iconic killer whales of Washington’s San Juan Islands and raising awareness about their struggle for survival. Now he may have run out of time.

Improvisational tunes set to the sounds of insects

An ambitious new project is based on a straightforward and very attainable goal: to help kids spend as much time outdoors as they do in front of screens

Most of us yearn for more freedom, but structure is key to performance

One of the great environmental writers of our time, he explored how we live justly with each other and with the earth

These eight titles will keep your wanderlust fired up for when it's safe to travel again

What do you do after surviving a near-death experience? Visit a dying natural wonder, of course. After his husband suffers a stroke at the age of 40, our writer plans the trip of a lifetime to the Great Barrier Reef—and discovers new meaning in the term "last-chance tourism."

More often than not, our biggest adventures are nothing like we expect them to be—in the best of ways

In the spell of a week, a mysterious monolith appeared in the Utah desert and was subsequently removed by some slackline bros. The saga has raised more questions than answers.

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