A new book by two philosophy scholars imagines conversations with skeptics and deniers. Here are four lessons we learned from it.
The 2017 Goldman Environmental Prize winners fight mining, poaching, and deforestation—sometimes at great personal risk
For the last 30 years, American Rivers, a nonprofit advocacy group out of Washington, D.C., has been calling attention the plight of the country’s rivers. Today, the group released its annual Most Endangered Rivers report, a catalogue of the ten rivers in America most threatened in 2017.
Activist and lawyer
Watch to see how activist and lawyer Tara Houska answered.
A former EPA administrator breaks down what’s at stake with the president’s proposed 31-percent cut to the agency’s budget
Obama was supposed to safeguard Oregon’s Owyhee Canyonlands with a National Monument designation, but when that didn’t happen, its supporters were left wondering. What’s next?
Almost 50 years ago, Richard Nixon commissioned a photography project called Documerica to illustrate miles and miles of environmental degradation, advocating for the need for the agency. The following are some of the most striking images from that project.
As Arctic sea ice melts, business for Alaskan passenger ships is booming. Can the fragile region handle the traffic?
For decades, hydrogen has been considered the next big fuel source for vehicles. It’s taking time to gain traction, but hydrogen might very well be the future.
A new executive order that opens the door to coal mining corporations is shutting off water to the rest of us
The same people and organizations we admire for protecting our wild places also have a history of being apathetic—or plain antagonistic—toward issues of race and social justice
Rising global temperatures could render the meanings of these words obsolete
Janette Brimmer works for the nonprofit environmental law firm Earthjustice, where she defends vital regulations that keep our lands healthy
Trump's executive orders don't have environmental lawyers particularly worried—but that could change depending on how the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals rules on a handful of cases
Four takeaways from the administration’s first week
Our 45th president's contempt for environmental protections is well documented. So what will his first 100 days look like? Here's our educated guess on what could happen, based on what he's already said and done.
Has a young Dutchman found the solution to all that plastic in our oceans?
When a creature mysteriously turns up dead in Alaska—be it a sea otter, polar bear, or humpback whale—veterinary pathologist Kathy Burek gets the call. Her necropsies reveal cause of death and causes for concern as climate change frees up new pathogens and other dangers in a vast, thawing north.
On Wednesday, December 28, President Obama designated Bears Ears a national monument.
The careers of Reagan cabinet members Anne Gorsuch Burford, who led the EPA, and Interior Secretary James Watt ended in scandal. Though their modern counterparts act similarly, Congress and the White House don't seem to care.
We’re going to make your first smart decision of the new year a quick and easy one
Australian conservationists want to lease animals to private landowners. Environmentalists are not convinced.
What environmentalists hope to accomplish before the 44th president leaves office
The decision by the Army Corps of Engineers to block the Dakota Access Pipeline arrived just as internal tensions threatened to fracture Standing Rock's Oceti Sakowin camp
Even if protesters resist evacuation orders and police actions, they’ll still face the difficulty of living outside in North Dakota
The recently upgraded tool makes glacier retreat and deforestation easy to visualize
During her four-year tenure as Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, a former oil-industry engineer and CEO of REI, has helped designate 18 new national monuments, increase youth engagement in the national parks, and limit access for energy exploration. As a Trump administration with very different views on conservation prepares to take the reins in Washington, Christopher Keyes sat down with the secretary to discuss her legacy—and the uncertain future of America’s public lands.
The assassination of Goldman Prize-winning activist Berta Cáceres last March shocked the global community. But in her home country of Honduras, where more than 100 activists have been cut down in the past five years, it was business as usual.
Professional athletes have more direct influence than ever before thanks to massive social media followings. Now’s the time to start using it.
It’s too early to know for certain what a Donald Trump presidency means for the environment and public-lands policy. But we have some ideas.
Secretary of the Interior tells all: what's next for the Department of the Interior and the environmental movement?
From burning sneakers to Olympic pleas, here's how some of the outdoor world's power players reacted in the week following the election
Across the country, in local and state elections, Americans voted to preserve and expand outdoor spaces
In this episode from the Salomon TV, the crew travels with Alan Hubbard to Mount Forel in Greenland.
If you needed one more reason to have anxiety about November 8, we found it: the outcome could have a profound impact on the fight over America’s open spaces
Two impassioned mass protests: one led by white people with guns, the other by nonviolent Native Americans. Taken together, they shed light on the centuries-old myth of the valiant cowboy and savage Indian—and on white privilege and institutional racism in America.
The fact that a jury found the Bundy brothers not guilty is baffling, and could embolden other anti-government extremists who think the federal government shouldn't own land
There is an evolutionary death match under way in Hawaii, where half a million feral cats, some of them infected with a terrifying zombie parasite, are wreaking havoc on endangered species. Some people call them the "kitties of doom." Others will do anything to save them.
For decades, the Property and Environment Research Center has extolled the virtues of free-market environmentalism. Could their ideas save our parks?
A new book and movie explore the causes, legacy, and drama of the oil spill. But neither probe deeply enough.
The former Secretary of State could inherit a number of ambitious eco-commitments established by President Obama. Here’s where she stands on each one.
Climate change and ocean acidification have killed off one of the most spectacular features on the planet.
Cordoning off half of the area of Earth is the only way to protect the world’s vulnerable wildlife and ecosystems
Studies have shown that green equals girly in the eyes of consumers. Except that's not the case in the outdoor industry, especially when it comes to the Ventura-based apparel company.
The final holdout at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge occupation earlier this year wasn't a dyed-in-the-wool rancher or hardened militiaman. He was a young, half-Japanese kid from the Midwest who had no affiliation with the Bundy brothers or the Patriot movement. This is why David Fry drove across the country to join a group of extremists he'd never met.
Everything from airplanes to your cell phone leaves audible marks on plants and wildlife. So sound specialists in parks around the country are working on setting a baseline for how noisy we're allowed to be.
The terrorist group typically ramps up attacks during the country's stormy winter
You say that you love the earth, but do you love it as much as Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle? We talked to the creators of the Ecosex Manifesto about what it means to be ecosexual.
Climate change is affecting America’s recreation meccas—from Yosemite to Yellowstone—in profound ways. As the planet heats up and weather patterns shift, so will the ways we interact with the outdoors.
What does the GOP's big orange machine think about issues like climate change, energy development, and federal control of public lands? We rounded up Trump's surprising (and sometimes shocking) set of views.
As anyone who's been to B.C. can attest, it's a rugged, wild place, and having the right vehicle makes exploring the backcountry that much easier.
Deploying genetically modified mosquitoes to stop the spread of Zika is just the tip of the iceberg. Scientists are cooking up all kinds of DNA changes to insects and animals that could benefit humanity.
To get bit by one is to experience something like a gunshot wound. And they’re multiplying.
Two of our country's biggest issues, racism and climate change, have collided on a North Dakota reservation. This week, I loaded up my station wagon with water and supplies and drove down for a look at a historic demonstration that could shape the national dialogue going forward.
Everything a beginner needs to know to become a competent marksman
A 20-year fight between energy and environmental interests over some of the country's last undammed rivers has finally come to a close
A movement to imbue land, rivers, and entire ecosystems with legal personhood status is gaining ground in the U.S.
'Living Refuge' is a series of upcoming short documentary films that highlight the work of biologists who study, manage, and protect the biodiversity and wilderness of the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Gear and apparel manufacturers are big chemical users. A new overhaul of the Toxic Substances Control Act has them scrambling to innovate—minus the toxins.
'Douglas Tompkins: A Wild Legacy' is a film about the life, work, and passions of The North Face and Esprit co-founder Douglas Tompkins
Watch sunrise from the summit of Hermannsdalstinden, the tallest peak on Moskenesøya Island at the end of the Lofoten archipelago in northern Norway
A new study paints a grim picture of how vulnerable open areas in the West are to all types of developments. Stopping it is out of the question. But maybe we can slow it down.
According to a recent report from the World Economic Forum, there will be more plastic than fish in the world's oceans by 2050
In a bit of political theater, a beekeeper protesting pesticide use is going to deliver a truckload of rotting honeybees to Capitol Hill today
A bold reminder of mankind's lethal impact
Professional wildlife photographer Aaron Baggenstos travelled to Costa Rica to photograph the incredible biodiversity that teems throughout the country’s jungle
In our ongoing Weekly Escape series we aim to transport you from your desk to an incredible place in two minutes or less
As light pollution continues to crowd out the stars, a small group of activists and scientists are examining how it’s damaging humans and wildlife—and what can be done to fix it
Carbon capture and storage is getting better. But is it too little, too late?
In filmmaker Matty Brown's short video 'Love Earth', stunning visuals from all over the globe are accompanied by the words of poet Clint Smith
Zimbabwe just put its wildlife up for sale. What does that mean for the animals?
On Friday, June 3, activist and Yellowstone grizzly expert Doug Peacock asked the White House to add the iconic animal back to the endangered species list. With the help of luminaries like E.O. Wilson and celebrities like Harrison Ford, he's hoping to get the federal government's attention.
It’s time to move beyond the divide between conservation and recreation
The public trust doctrine is increasingly invoked by environmental groups seeking sweeping, long-term solutions to problems like global warming, ocean acidification, and destructive resource extraction
A new proposal to further entwine the National Park Service and corporate advertisers takes us further down a path we never should have embarked on in the first place
The material is ultra tough, durable, and lightweight, and it may be the future of outdoor apparel if Patagonia and a California startup have their way
'Power of the River' is an adventure documentary that features a first-ever fly fishing expedition on unexplored waters in Bhutan
The United Arab Emirates wants to build an artificial peak to make it rain in the desert-bound cities. Let's just say the experts are skeptical.
In the aftermath of deadly earthquakes this year in Ecuador and last year in Nepal, California structural engineer Kit Miyamoto went in to get a read on the damage