A guide to key ballot measures and Senate and House races that will have huge impacts on the way we address climate change
Kyle Burgess was on a trail run when he came upon a protective mama mountain lion. Using his phone, he filmed her as she escorted him away from her cubs for six terrifying minutes. He had no idea he’d just shot internet gold.
The ursine inhabitants of the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center test dozens of containers each year to see if they're worthy of bear-proof certification
Here's how to stay safe when trail running in bear country — five encounter scenarios and how to react to each.
Whether you're hunting, bird-watching, or visiting a national park, the six-ounce Kestrel Glassing Systems Monopod will drastically improve your experience
We asked our travel experts to reveal what's on their bucket lists, and their answers will surprise and inspire you. The destinations, insight, and data here will help you plan trips for months and years to come—when we hope we'll all be getting back out there.
The Ohio waterway that so famously caught on fire in 1969, inspiring the Clean Water Act, caught fire again this week
For more than three decades, Paul Knapp Jr. has taken travelers out into the Caribbean Sea to hear humpback whales. Now seismic blasts threaten to silence their songs.
The marine biologist wants us all to start asking a new question: What does the future look like if we get it right?
We can see right through your hunting selfies
Two documentaries, 'Big Fur' and 'Stuffed,' set out to show that this sticky-fingered branch of natural history is full of beauty and wonder. Do they succeed? Our reviewer, who knows a lot more about the subject than he ought to, says yes.
Serene places to pitch a tent—where it's just you and the ocean
In 'The Next Great Migration,' journalist Sonia Shah explores the hidden history of human and animal movement
There are myriad arguments for and against eating roadkill. Can they all be true at the same time?
The strangest things happen at summer camp. Which is probably why we love it so much.
Sperm whales are extraordinarily intelligent animals with deep family traditions and the ability to communicate across oceans with sonic clicks. But when Rowan Jacobsen had a close encounter with one in the Caribbean, he saw a creature far stranger than he'd ever imagined.
When veteran adventure writer Rowan Jacobsen went eye to eye with a sperm whale, he was changed in ways he never expected
Understanding the interface between humankind and wildlife is essential to averting infectious-disease outbreaks. We can't afford to ignore it anymore.
Don't forget to bring the bug spray, folks
Guidelines on how to stay safe and defuse potentially unsafe situations in the wild, animal by animal.
Want to see some wildlife in New England? Moose are your best bet. Here's where to find them—and get some great outdoor adventuring while you're at it.
All across the country, major cities are making it easier to access nature with vibrant greenways
Outdoorsy people always have the best stories about dating. Some of them are wild enough to make national headlines.
We asked professional photographers for the skills you can practice in your own neighborhood
As a newcomer to Vermont, Joshua Morse found himself welcomed by the hunting community. But there was one thing he wasn't sure he could share.
Here's how to assess when it's safe to do so
Pythons are devouring native animal life in the unique ecosystem of South Florida. To help solve the problem, Florida Fish and Wildlife officials have turned to amateur and professional hunters to round up the reptiles in a wild competition called the Python Bowl.
Dennis Sizemore has been thrown by a grizzly bear and traded gunfire with poachers, but that hasn't stopped him from doing conservation work around the globe
Super tuskers are a highly poached population of elephants that are known to have ivory tusks that drop to the ground.
A crew of daring twentysomethings had a half-baked plan to canoe through the jungle. Not surprisingly, they ran into all sorts of trouble.
The hugely popular Netflix docuseries leaves out crucial facts about America's big-cat industry and the people trying to stop it
The economic catastrophe resulting from COVID-19 will have surprising and lasting impacts—good and bad—on endangered wildlife
A robbery was the last thing anyone ever expected in to the remote outpost of Longyearben, Norway
America's patchwork laws on big-cat ownership create all kinds of problems—like when people let their dangerous kitties go free
Computers can identify sounds much better and faster than humans. So what do we learn when we ask them to listen to everything?
In 'Cat Tale,' a longtime environmental journalist documents the dramatic saga that brought this state animal back from the brink of extinction
The loss further threatens a dwindling population of cats in the Santa Monica Mountains
Want to avoid the winter blues? These warm adventure remedies are here to help, from mountain biking in Baja to hiking Dominica.
Artist Jane Kim's massive new mural in San Francisco is an attempt to wake us up to the plight of the suffering species
We talked to the experts about everything from surface stability to parking to find the most epic trails in the U.S.
As one of the northernmost settlements on earth, the Norwegian hamlet of Longyearbyen has become a magnet for adventurous souls looking to start a new life. But when an unsettling crime happened, it brought home a harsh reality: in the modern world, trouble always finds you.
Scientists estimate Australia’s devastating bush fires have killed more than one billion animals. What does that mean?
There have been countless reports denouncing travel in the fight against climate change. This environmentalist thinks you should consider the bigger picture.
A documentary about elephant poaching in Kenya follows three men—a poacher, an ivory trader, and a wildlife ranger—ensnared in the deadly industry
After a breaching humpback nearly landed on Tom Mustill's kayak, the wildlife filmmaker became consumed with trying to understand the massive mammal. The result is PBS's ‘The Whale Detective.’
Don't worry, this tale has a happy ending
A new miniseries from the podcast Threshold explores the controversy surrounding one of the our most contested pieces of public land by meeting the people who live off it
Maxine McCormick is already a fly-fishing legend. But how can a 15-year-old make her way through a world dominated by retirees?
In 2005, Richard Louv helped usher in the nature-as-therapy movement. His latest book asks us to start bonding with wild animals.
Parts of the southern border are ecological wonderlands. The wall threatens 23 endangered and at-risk species.
A few tips to help you incorporate this lifelong hobby into your everyday excursions
Wilderness is usually associated with tranquility, but some moments call for the deployment of hard rock
After losing his bear spray, Colin Dowler was caught with nothing but a tiny Buck knife
What two TV hosts learned from subjecting themselves to the agony-inducing defenses of insects, snakes, lizards, and fish
The bestselling author is back with a bold book arguing that we desperately need to connect with other species
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.
It isn't just the astounding geological wonders that give our country's first national park its allure, from 500 geysers that erupt up to 400 feet into the air to deep glacier-carved valleys and fossil forests. The vibrant megafauna and endless backcountry terrain make it one of the wildest areas in the country. And if you know where to go, you can avoid the crowds.
These aren't your average city parks
Author Christopher McDougall is back with a new book about his surprising relationship with a burro named Sherman
Every year, explore.org calls on its A-team to capture the rotund glory of Katmai National Park’s brown bears
The fight to balance recreation with wildlife is coming to a head
The year's most dramatic story of a bear attack offers potentially lifesaving lessons for anyone venturing into the wild
The best week of the year is back
Save This Rhino, a new documentary from acclaimed surf filmmaker Taylor Steele, chronicles the bloody struggle to save an iconic species from extinction
The new Maven S.2 isn't much heavier than a pair of binoculars so you can take more magnification into the backcountry
Princess Daazhraii Johnson, a creative producer for the PBS series, tells Outside that the show is a "way of saying that it’s OK to be who you are, you should be proud of that."
"The book was fine but I hated the story"
Who doesn’t love a talking bear?
Critical habitat for the species could be destroyed
In August, Randy Scott was slapped with a fine and a restraining order against bears for feeding the animal along the Alaska Highway. Jokes about his punishment went viral, but the reality of his actions is far more serious.
The conservation icon talks about the surprising history of grizzlies in America and what comes next
The science is clear, right? Not so fast, according to, well, science.
Want to go into the woods without disturbing wildlife? The first step is to learn how to move silently.
This is what nightmares are made of
Regulatory changes to the Endangered Species Act put many, many species at risk—but particularly the cute and cuddly ones
Damn you all!
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.
It's not easy, but you don't have neglect your love of being outside to have a fulfilling career (and not go broke)
Recycling is broken. The oceans are trashed. As the plastics crisis spirals out of control, an unlikely collection of executives and environmentalists set sail for the North Atlantic Gyre in a desperate attempt to find common ground.
Myanmar’s untouched Mergui Archipelago is home to coral reefs, mangrove forests, and a new luxury lodge that’s in the center of it all