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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.

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Liberation on the Land

A Conversation with Leah Penniman, Author of Farming While Black.

Jeff McElroy
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.”

Eric Arce
9 min Read
Remember the Original Tree Huggers

When you hear the term “tree hugger,” what—or who—do you see? What image, or images, pop into your head? It likely starts with the vague idea of folks who are often—and perhaps overly—passionate about protecting nature. But then, if you expand it, what do they look like? Is it a man or a woman? Are…

Michael A. Estrada
6 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.…

Prince Shakur
7 min Read
Becoming Ruby

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

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First Photo: Mount Whitney

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

Kyle Sparks
9 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
On Trail and Off the Map

In Coyhaique, Chile, the ghosts of resource extraction may offer a path toward a new recreation-based future.

Max Wittenberg
6 min Read
Feeling the River All Around

River snorkeling’s miserable beauty.

Brett Tallman
4 min Read
  • On Injustice

    Naomi Hollard / 8 Min Read / Activism

    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.

    An oil refinery sits behind a park in the neighborhood of Wilmington in Los Angeles, California. There are 91 counties across the US that are building oil refineries or where refineries exist close to more than 6.7 million African Americans and low-income people, according to a study by the NAACP. Photo: Michael Estrada
Becoming Ruby

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

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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.

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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?

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Voices for the Ocean

We protect what we love.

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District 15

Justice for the most polluted neighborhood in Los Angeles.

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What I Fought For

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

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Rotpunkt

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

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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
So, You Want to Be a Regenerative Hemp Farmer?

A bona fide American hemp farmer/entrepreneur shares his stash.

Doug Fine
11 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

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