Reconciling the maps we made in the 18th century with modern reality is nearly impossible. But their lines, drawn long ago, are still legally binding.
Here’s how President Biden plans to address climate change, pollution, and public lands in the greatest detail we’ve seen so far
In Ours, a digital exhibition for the New Museum, artist Samuel Marion imagines a not too distant future in which outdoor brands use slick advertising to mask more sinister aims
For most Americans, the naming of a secretary of the interior is of little consequence. However, as a Navajo man, who holds this position has defined much of my life, and the recent appointing of Deb Haaland marks a groundbreaking moment.
This side-by-side will get you up the gnarliest roads on the planet, and it's scream-out-loud fun to drive
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
Beat back summer-vacation boredom with these seven games for the family
As the sport is poised to enter the Olympics, a veteran climbing writer delves into its past in 'High Drama: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Competition Climbing'
In a new novel, 'How Much of These Hills Is Gold,' author C. Pam Zhang presents the fantasies and struggles that defined western expansion through the eyes of two Chinese-American characters
Last year the jackpot was $311,652. Watching ice melt just got really interesting.
The United States leads the world in spending for health and fitness but still ranks lowest in measurements of actual health. How do we break the cycle?
Italian students will soon be required to learn about global warming. American kids? Not so much.
Tucked away among farms and barren grasslands in a forgotten corner of the state lies one of the best bouldering destinations in the country. Our video producer, a Roy fanatic, outlines how to visit the growing location without harming its fragile ecosystem.
America's parks are confronting the past in an effort to create more inclusive wilderness spaces
A new startup called Vast Terrain taps U.S. suppliers to make top-shelf goods
To kick off National Park Week, the park service is waiving all entrance fees on April 20
For more than a century, the African American cowboy has been almost absent in popular media. This photographer wants to change that.
Alpine scrambles and beachfront strolls; multi-day singletrack adventures and quick urban escapes; soaring trees and rolling sand dunes—every state in the country has something to offer intrepid hikers. So we rounded up a bucket-list-worthy, best-of-the-best guide.
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
All signs point to active weather continuing into the warmer months, which will bring a litany of new hazards
Meet the daredevils who crossed from the Santa Elena Canyon to Big Bend National Park to make a point about unity and trust
Result: You’ll never miss a flight again! Okay, not really, but these innovations should reassure you about flying in inclement weather this winter.
It's the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, and our waterways are in more danger than ever. These reads explain what's going wrong—and how to fix it.
Pioneers, the government, even John Muir helped kick out Native Americans from their homes on national parks. But in Yosemite, the Miwuk Tribe is getting its village back.