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The Last Hill (Until the Next One)
Searching for adventure right out their back door, a group of skiers and snowboarders set off on bicycle powered backcountry ski adventure along the Eastern Sierra. It's as funny as it sounds.
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Finnish Breakthrough
How actor Jasper Pääkkönen advocates for wild fish.
How actor Jasper Pääkkönen advocates for wild fish.
Gregory Fitz
8 min Read
Life of Pie
Uniting a community through advocacy, inclusivity and damn good pizza.
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The Migration of Songs: Thoughts from a Birder
If you walk your dog every day of the season for many years, you’ll soon start to recognize the changes. You’ll know when the songbirds are gone. And just how much you have missed them until they are back. This morning—as so many other mornings that I’m following the same familiar route—I’m thinking about the…
If you walk your dog every day of the season for many years, you’ll soon start to recognize the changes. You’ll know when the songbirds are gone. And just how much you have missed them until they are back. This morning—as so many other mornings that I’m following the same familiar route—I’m thinking about the…
Håkan Stenlund
7 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.
Southeast Alaskans are on the front line of the fight to protect the Tongass National Forest from logging.
Brendan Jones
11 min Read
  • Mountain of Storms

    In 1968, five friends set off on a road trip that became legend.

On The Brink
Best job in the world?
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It’s All Home Water: Oregon Steelhead
Squeaky Wheels, Wild Fish and Carrot Sticks
Steve Duda
9 min Read
A Farm Grows In the Jungle
The path to more fruitful farming.
Birgit Cameron
4 min Read
The “Father of Recycling” Has a Message For You
Donald Sanderson launched the country’s first mandatory curbside recycling program in Woodbury, New Jersey, in 1980. The recycling landscape has since changed. A lot. Is it still worthwhile?
Donald Sanderson launched the country’s first mandatory curbside recycling program in Woodbury, New Jersey, in 1980. The recycling landscape has since changed. A lot. Is it still worthwhile?
Erin Grace Scottberg
6 min Read
Right Where I Belong
“That comfort, the ability to feel like you’re not stepping outside of some boundary; It’s not like, ‘Do I belong here?’ No, this is where I’m supposed to be.”
“That comfort, the ability to feel like you’re not stepping outside of some boundary; It’s not like, ‘Do I belong here?’ No, this is where I’m supposed to be.”
Eric Arce
9 min Read
The Most Obvious Line
Luke Nelson's FKT on the Wasatch Ultimate Ridge Linkup.
Luke Nelson's FKT on the Wasatch Ultimate Ridge Linkup.
Luke Nelson
5 min Read
Power Shift on the Columbia
After a century of conflict on the Columbia between salmon and dams, the fates of these two iconic energy systems are now intertwined.
After a century of conflict on the Columbia between salmon and dams, the fates of these two iconic energy systems are now intertwined.
Jim Norton
7 min Read
The Great Cotton Experiment
This is a test to grow our clothes differently.
Rachel G. Horn
2 min Read
  • Right Where I Belong

    Struggling with the lack of cultural and racial diversity within the industry they love, three mountain bikers set out to bring more representation to the sport and create the community they’ve always envisioned.

    Hansi Johnson
On The Brink
Best job in the world?
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Voices for the Ocean
We protect what we love.
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Rotpunkt
Through failure and success, Alex Megos strives to be the best climber in the world.
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Artifishal
The road to extinction is paved with good intentions
79:59
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Life of Pie
Uniting a community through advocacy, inclusivity and damn good pizza.
11:47
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Blue Heart
The Fight for Europe’s Last Wild Rivers
43:59
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Eli
Why We Run
5:18
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Treeline
An ancient story written in rings
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District 15
Justice for the most polluted neighborhood in Los Angeles.
23:05
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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.
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.
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 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.
 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
On Injustice
Mustafa Santiago Ali talks with Naomi Hollard of Sunrise Movement about the power of cross-class and multiracial movements and the mandate for environmental justice.
Mustafa Santiago Ali talks with Naomi Hollard of Sunrise Movement about the power of cross-class and multiracial movements and the mandate for environmental justice.
Naomi Hollard
8 min Read
Ryland Bell’s Chilkat Hideaway
Predawn on April 4, 2019. There’s hardly any snow in the mountains. Worst year in recent history, the locals are saying. We’re loading boxes of food onto the ferry, preparing to board the Alaska Marine Highway from Juneau to Haines. “It’s southeast Alaska, you never know,” Ryland Bell says. “It might rain for 90 days…
Predawn on April 4, 2019. There’s hardly any snow in the mountains. Worst year in recent history, the locals are saying. We’re loading boxes of food onto the ferry, preparing to board the Alaska Marine Highway from Juneau to Haines. “It’s southeast Alaska, you never know,” Ryland Bell says. “It might rain for 90 days…
Colin Wiseman
10 min Read
Why the Clean Water Act Means So Much
My family arrived in Ohio from Jamaica in the mid-1970s, during a time of environmental turmoil. The previous decade had brought to light significant issues around the treatment of land and water in the United States. The Cuyahoga River, which flows into Lake Erie, caught fire in 1969 due to excessive oil coating its surface.…
My family arrived in Ohio from Jamaica in the mid-1970s, during a time of environmental turmoil. The previous decade had brought to light significant issues around the treatment of land and water in the United States. The Cuyahoga River, which flows into Lake Erie, caught fire in 1969 due to excessive oil coating its surface.…
Prince Shakur
7 min Read

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