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18 Wild Places to Fall in Love

By National Wildlife Federation Staff<p>In honor of Valentine's Day, National Wildlife Federation staff members shared favorite wild places and hidden …

National Parks

10 Wilderness Survival Uses for Hiking Socks

CloudLine Hiking Socks aren't just super comfy, they are also super useful in a survival situation<p>We do our best to be prepared and carry the 10 …

Photos: The beautiful birds that may soon be lost to climate change

The winner of this year’s photography contest held by the National Audubon Society have been announced. More than half the species in the winning and honors list are considered threatened or endangered by the effects of climate change. The fact that every month this year has been the hottest on …

Birds

The Grand Canyon in Color: Stunning Photographs From 1947

Caption from LIFE. Havasu Falls, at the canyon's western end, are in the Havasupai Indian Reservation, which can be reac<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Frank …

5 national parks to visit free this week

This is annual National Park Week, when you can get out and enjoy every national park and monument in the country without paying an admission fee. …

5 Rivers to Paddle and Protect

<b>Photo and story by David Hanson</b><p>The ACF Basin<p><i>Georgia, Alabama, Florida // #1 on the Most Endangered Rivers List</i><p>We called it "The Hooch," a Southern …

The 151 Best Backpacking and Hiking Websites

The Internet is full of great outdoor related websites, but it isn't always easy to find them. That's why a site called Happy to Survive has compiled …

The National Park Service made a map of America’s quietest natural places

Last month, my wife and I drove from Minneapolis to Red Lake Falls in the northwest corner of Minnesota, a five-hour trek through rolling hills and still-frozen fields awaiting the first plows of spring.<p>Along the way we stopped at Lake Itasca State Park. The wishbone-shaped lake is the source of …

Nat Geo Gives Us the Best New Gear for Spring 2016

Need some new gear for your upcoming spring adventures? National Geographic has you covered, as Nat Geo Adventure presents its selections for the …

How to explore the world's greatest archipelagos

Readers share their tips on exploring the world's archipelagos.<p>This week's winning entry<p><b>Escape from modern living</b><p>Inspired by your article in Discover, we explored Palawan and the surrounding islands on the only sailing paraw [outrigger] in the Philippines. This is as remote as travel gets. …

The 5 best places to go camping year-round

Turn off your cell phone, take a deep breath of fresh air, and plan an off-season excursion to one of these year-round campgrounds.

Wildlife secrets revealed with advanced tracking devices

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Solar-powered trackers on wings have recorded California condors soaring to 15,000 feet, while locators attached to humpback whales have revealed 1,000-foot dives to underwater mountains. And GPS collars on Yellowstone grizzly bears are giving new insights into one of the most …

Black Diamond Announces Massive Recall of Climbing Gear Amidst Safety Concerns

Black Diamond Equipment, LTD. announced a major voluntary recall of several of its products today, citing safety concerns due to potential “product …

Product Recalls

PFCs are hazardous to the environment and human health and ‘widely present’ in a range of leading outdoor brands tested by Greenpeace<p>Greenpeace said on Monday that hazardous chemicals were “widely present” in a range of outdoor gear it tested, from clothing and footwear to backpacks, tents and …

Pollution

Facts about The Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail, or AT, stretches more than 2,000 miles along the US East Coast.<p>The longest marked trail in the country runs from Georgia to Maine. It connects 14 states and passes through ridges and valleys of the Appalachian mountain range.<p>Parts of the AT are within a couple hours of …

Scientists discover five extinct species of bird

Scientists have discovered five extinct species of bird in Madeira and the Azores.<p>Research conducted by Spanish, German and Portuguese scientists has unearthed details of the extinct species of rail, which lost their ability to fly after evolving on the islands.<p>A new study published in ‘Zootaxa’ …

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This Man Visited Every National Park in One Year

Inspired by the National Park Service's 100th anniversary in 2016, Nat Geo photographer Jonathan Irish visited every U.S. national park throughout the year. Follow his travels as he visited 59 parks in 52 weeks.

National Parks

Video: Hiking Europe's E5 Trail

The E5 trail in Europe runs for more than 3200 km (1988 miles), starting from the Atlantic Coast in Britany and stretching across parts of France, …

The Ten Best Winter Hikes in Colorado

Photo courtesy of Eli Duke on Flickr<p><b>8. Saint Mary's Glacier<br>7599 Fall River Road, Idaho Springs</b><br>This winter hiking spot in Arapaho National Forest is …

These Exotic Animal Photos Are Literal Eye Candy

In David Liittschwager's photos, beauty isn't in the eye of the beholder—just in the eye.<p>Science tells us that you can get kind of high by staring into another person's pupils for a long period of time, so use photographer David Liittschwager's new series on animal eyes responsibly. Shot for a …

Dying Whales, Horrific Omen

Earth's ailing oceans are witnessing a shocking trend - dying whales.<p><i>Beached sperms whales along Dutch island of Texel in second week of Jan. 2016. Photo credit: washingtonpost.com</i><p>My colleagues at Baylor University, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, and the Smithsonian Institute perfected a …

Hunting Snakes In The Everglades To Protect Native Species

Florida's Everglades is known for its alligators, and in recent years, pythons. Burmese pythons aren't native to the Everglades. But over the last two decades, the snakes, which can grow up to 20 feet, have become established there and taken a big toll on native wildlife.<p>With the pythons, there's …

Zoology

Correction: Outdoor Retailer Show-Backcountry Skiing story

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In a story Jan. 8 about the outdoor retailer show, The Associated Press reported erroneously the first name of a Kohla company …

New Zealand's National Parks Captured In Stunning Photo Series

A photographer who went travelling in New Zealand has come back with a stunning series of images showing off the country's national parks.<p>Johan Lolos …

Scientific Illustrator Hand-Paints Giant Mural Featuring 243 Modern Bird Families

Scientific illustrator Jane Kim (of Ink Dwell) spent over 16 months painting one member from each of the world's 243 modern bird families. To make this feat even more impressive, Kim painted the individual birds to scale in her 40-foot by 70-foot mural. It all began when she was interning at the …

2016 Winter Outdoor Retailer Preview (Part 3)

The 2016 Winter Outdoor Retailer show is set to begin later this week in Salt Lake City. Here is a sampling of some of the most interesting products …

Is 950 Fill Power Goose Down Worth the Money?

The Golden Goose – 950 Fill Power DownSeveral gear manufacturers now offer down coats and quilts with 950 fill power goose down insulation, It’s …