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World’s Largest Dam Removal Unleashes U.S. River After Century of Electric Production

As Washington State’s Elwha River runs free, a habitat for fish and wildlife is restored.<p>Today, on a remote stretch of the Elwha River in northwestern Washington state, a demolition crew hired by the National Park Service plans to detonate a battery of explosives within the remaining section of the …

Conservation

Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science?

There’s a scene in Stanley Kubrick’s comic masterpiece <i>Dr. Strangelove</i> in which Jack D. Ripper, an American general who’s gone rogue and ordered a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union, unspools his paranoid worldview—and the explanation for why he drinks “only distilled water, or rainwater, and only …

Critical Thinking

Pair of Ice Climbers Are First to Ascend Frozen Niagara Falls

Ice climbers Will Gadd and Sarah Huenikenbecame the first to do so.<p>Nine daredevils have gone over Niagara Falls in barrels and lived to tell the tale. This week, ice climbers Will Gadd and Sarah Huenikenbecame the first to reverse the trip.<p>The pair became the first to ascend the world-famous falls …

Climbing

The Best Stretches for Hikers

Limber up with these ten essential stretches for hikers.<p>19<p>SHARES<p>10<p>Gallery<p>10 Images<p>Need to warm up and stretch your muscles after a snowy winter hike? …

Hiking

Calendar - Rocky Mountain National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

Rocky Mountain National Park West Side Snowshoe Programs<p>Saturday, February 3, 2018<p>Every Sunday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 12/30/2017 to …

WCS Newsroom

2018 marks the 10th year for the WCS Run for the Wild! For a decade the annual 5K race and family fun run/walk at the Bronx Zoo has been hel...

Hand Lettering Art + Mobile Wallpaper = Beauty on the Go - REI Co-op Journal

Need to spruce up your phone with new art? Good news: we have three unique images for you.<p>We partnered with the talented Daniel Bear Hunley on a …

Climate Change This Week: No Forests -- No Farming, Divine Divestment, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.<p>*<p>*<p><b>Climate-Change Christmas Carols</b> - by Ethan Kuperberg in "Shouts and Murmurs" at the <i>New Yorker</i> caught my eye. Okay, I admit I haven't sung any of these - but one is SO tempted!<p><b>OO 2014: Riding A Rocket, Divestment Movement Gains</b> …

The pope thinks climate change is a major threat. So do American Catholics.

Pope Francis delivers a blessing during noon prayers.Alessandra Tarantino/AP<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.

5 Tips for Visiting National Parks in Winter

As the manager of NPCA’s ParkScapes travel program for the last seven years, I’ve planned national park trips for hundreds of park lovers all across …

Eight Pseudoscientific Climate Claims Debunked by Real Scientists

Jonathan Tucker in a cave beneath a glacier. (Photo: Rex Features via AP Images)<p>Most people who deny that human activity is warming the planet just …

These Are the Interior Department's Most Popular Instagram Photos of 2014

Our public lands give some of the most spectacular views, like this one of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming<br>Christina Adele Warburg— …

State of Utah a single-use land mismanager

Understandably, a growing chorus of critics (including the Standard-Examiner Editorial Board on Dec. 5, “Our View: Contract with feds over land,”) …

Opinion: Fallout from brawl should produce changes for BYU

Ravell Call/Deseret News<p>By | Posted Dec 23rd, 2014 @ 10:40am<p> 2 photos<p>200<p>+Show 1 more video<p>SALT LAKE CITY — In the end, like we thought all along, …

Mike Libecki Category

Posts on the Mountain Hardwear blog about Mike Libecki. Coverage from around the world of the most exciting outdoor sports!

Photo Essay: Life as a Wilderness Ranger

An Oregon wilderness ranger reflects on America's wild spaces and shares his best backcountry photos of 2014.<p>0<p>SHARES<p>15<p>Gallery<p>15 Images<p><i>"A wilderness,</i> …

Hiking

Correction: Tonight will not be the longest night in the history of Earth.

<b>Correction</b>: The article below said that, due to the rotation of the Earth gradually slowing down over time, this winter solstice would feature the longest night ever.<p>I got this wrong. The Earth's rotation is gradually slowing on an extremely long timescale, but on a shorter year-to-year basis, …