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A World Without Salmon

The fish’s struggle for survival is a fight not only for itself but for the health of the planet. An excerpt from Salmon: A Fish, the Earth, and the History of Their Common Fate.

Mark Kurlansky
5 min Read
Il Pescatore Completo

Alberto Pugno, a fisherman in the Italian Alps, is the last known practitioner of an ancient style of flyfishing remarkable for its pure simplicity.

18:37
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Beasts of Being

For millennia, horses helped us build the modern world. We might need them now more than ever.

Maddy Butcher
4 min Read
FFFKT (Fastest Fish Fourteener Known Time)

Jenn Shelton traverses the Sierra High Route.

Jenn Shelton
15 min Read
Lessons from Jeju

Join Kimi Werner on her journey in Lessons from Jeju, where she learns about motherhood, culture, diving and providing from South Korea’s mothers of sea, the haenyeo. “The world doesn’t seem to embrace how badass motherhood is,” says Kimi.

13:31
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Adventures in Motherhood

Jasmin Caton worried having twins might slow down her life in the mountains. Then she remembered what her parents did with her.

Jasmin Caton
4 min Read
Becoming Ruby

A Mountain Bike film about inclusion, identity and hand-drawn heroes.

18:13
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First Photo: Mount Whitney

A Sierra trip with good light and only one case of altitude sickness.

Kyle Sparks
8 min Read
Sew-cial Distancing

Making face masks in the time of COVID-19: when “breathable face fabric” takes on a whole new meaning.

Patagonia
5 min Read
Heating With a Match

Building a house to withstand winter.

Sue Halpern
3 min Read
Trying Adds Up

After years of dreaming, Nick Russell and Christian Pondella complete a clean descent on Mount Morrison in the Eastern Sierra.

Nick Russell
6 min Read
Rebels in the Dirt

Young farmers learn what it means to do essential work during a global crisis.

Johnie Gall
9 min Read
Feeling the River All Around

River snorkeling’s miserable beauty.

Brett Tallman
4 min Read
A World Without Salmon

The fish’s struggle for survival is a fight not only for itself but for the health of the planet. An excerpt from Salmon: A Fish, the Earth, and the History of Their Common Fate.

Mark Kurlansky
5 min Read
  • There Is Only Send or Fail. Just Ask Alex Megos.

    Alex Lowther / 18 Min Read / Climbing

    He’s on a mission to be the best climber in the world.

    Alex sticks the iconic crux move—a dead point off a right-hand mono to a terrible pinch—on the FA of Perfecto Mundo, one of the hardest routes in the world. Photo: Ken Etzel
Becoming Ruby

A Mountain Bike film about inclusion, identity and hand-drawn heroes.

18:13
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Il Pescatore Completo

Alberto Pugno, a fisherman in the Italian Alps, is the last known practitioner of an ancient style of flyfishing remarkable for its pure simplicity.

18:37
Watch
Lessons from Jeju

Join Kimi Werner on her journey in Lessons from Jeju, where she learns about motherhood, culture, diving and providing from South Korea’s mothers of sea, the haenyeo. “The world doesn’t seem to embrace how badass motherhood is,” says Kimi.

13:31
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On The Brink

Best job in the world?

6:35
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Voices for the Ocean

We protect what we love.

5:31
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District 15

Justice for the most polluted neighborhood in Los Angeles.

23:05
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What I Fought For

Former Navy SEAL Josh Jespersen battles the destruction of wild places he served to protect.

4:46
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Rotpunkt

Through failure and success, Alex Megos strives to be the best climber in the world.

50:27
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District 15

Justice for the most polluted neighborhood in Los Angeles.

23:05
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A World Without Salmon

The fish’s struggle for survival is a fight not only for itself but for the health of the planet. An excerpt from Salmon: A Fish, the Earth, and the History of Their Common Fate.

Mark Kurlansky
5 min Read
What You Can Do From Home

Ways you can keep up the fight for our planet, and feel less alone.

Mădălina Preda
4 min Read
Earth Day Goes Digital

As the world grapples with the effects of the pandemic, climate activists continue to fight for our future.

Lisset Fun
7 min Read
Gardening Corals before They Are Gone

With oceans getting warmer and more acidic, a group of divers are planting baby corals to restore the dying coral reefs.

Morgan Sjogren
6 min Read
Trees Do Better Standing Up

Southeast Alaskans are on the front line of the fight to protect the Tongass National Forest from logging.

Brendan Jones
11 min Read
How to Protect 1 Million Acres of Public Lands

Jocelyn Torres of Conservation Lands Foundation on the power of grassroots lobbying and voting for public lands.

Jocelyn Torres
6 min Read
I Found My Calling through Patagonia Action Works

 She was searching for a role with a nonprofit that takes a nontraditional approach to nature conservation. She found it in her inbox.

Katarina Mulec
6 min Read

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