Southern Civil War symbols have been a flash point in towns and cities for years, but at places like the Gettysburg battlefield and Arlington National Cemetery—which are run by the Park Service and the Pentagon—there's a new, escalating conflict over monuments that honor the Lost Cause

The infamous race director Lazarus Lake and runner Ben Chan disagree on whether the running community is a place for serious debate

'Common Ground,' narrated by photographer Jimmy Chin, reminds us that turning a passion for the outdoors into action requires a plan

The Ohio waterway that so famously caught on fire in 1969, inspiring the Clean Water Act, caught fire again this week

The marine biologist wants us all to start asking a new question: What does the future look like if we get it right?

In 'The Next Great Migration,' journalist Sonia Shah explores the hidden history of human and animal movement

The National Park Service has abdicated responsibility for visitor safety, compromising local mandates and leaving staff and vendors to fend for themselves

'The Quiet Force' investigates the interdependence of mountain-town tourism and the immigrant labor force

William Perry Pendley is finally up for Senate confirmation. Here's a reminder of why he is not up to the job.

Three court decisions are a sign of the power of protest

The work must continue long after the protests end. Here's how to start. 

An attempt that was fraught with complications, high jinks, and bad decisions

From iconic brands like Patagonia to that indispensable camping store in your hometown, the adventure economy has taken an unprecedented hit. The good news: the people who created these businesses are doers, and they're putting everything they've got into staying afloat and preparing for an uncertain future.

When CEO Greg Glassman retired after making inflammatory comments about George Floyd, many in the fitness community weren't surprised. But where the popular fitness business goes from here is anyone's guess.

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

"For too long, Facebook has failed to take sufficient steps to stop the spread of hateful lies and dangerous propaganda on its platform"

The women's running apparel company just signed activist Alison Désir and diversity and inclusion consultant Courtney Carter and is creating an advisory group to prioritize diverse voices

Our lands and waters are fundamental to our heritage, health, and culture. We must invest in them.

'Eighth Wonder' profiles commercial fisherwoman Erica Madison and her ragtag group of friends during Alaska's Bristol Bay salmon run

The Senate passed the Great American Outdoors Act, 73 to 25, allocating billions to recreation

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.

Rose Marcario was one of the most vocal and progressive leaders in the outdoor industry

Coffey, a well-known figure in the city's vibrant running scene, has a powerful message about social injustice and racial inequality

In the midst of protests against police brutality and a global pandemic, four-time U.S. Olympian Meb Keflezighi weighs in on racism and running

Post something anti-racist instead. Better yet, do something anti-racist instead.

The pandemic has shut down the most polluting industries around the world and turned us all into more adaptable consumers. That still isn't enough.

The response to Arbery’s murder highlighted what I already knew: the running world is deeply divided by race, and we must address it

Emigrant Gulch, just north of Yellowstone National Park in Montana's Paradise Valley, is the proposed site of a new gold mine

Why are two outdoor industry giants lending their support to a lawsuit aimed at stopping the Trump Administration's assault on clean air standards? It's good business.

'Last Call for the Bayou' follows five Louisiana residents as they battle to keep their industries alive amid disappearing wetlands

When it's highly diluted to clear water of pathogens, it could save your life

A quarantine against the world worked once for the Gunnison Valley. Can it again?

The massive global demonstrations planned for its 50th anniversary were canceled. Luckily, there's still plenty that environmentalists can do from home.

More than 50 national parks host visual artists every year. These three artists used their residencies to draw attention to climate change, species loss, and pollution.

The National Park Service’s Public Health Department warns of dire consequences to employees and communities if parks don’t close immediately

In Oregon's Clackamas County, a fight between a sheriff and an elite search and rescue unit reveals how local politics can collide with recreational safety for residents and visitors alike

Nick Giacomini went from being a Bay Area burnout to a yoga celebrity. His career is also a window into long-standing debates about yoga and cultural appropriation in the U.S.

The coronavirus package is a missed opportunity to take meaningful action on carbon emissions, putting us decades behind on climate action

Seven employees have tested positive for the virus, even while the parks have no entrance fees, are short on staff, and are overwhelmed by visitors. Sound familiar?

And they're even more important during the coronavirus pandemic

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