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Oak Flat Is No Sacrifice Zone
Oak Flat Is No Sacrifice Zone
Oak Flat Is No Sacrifice Zone
Len Necefer

As we make a transition to renewable sources of energy, let’s not renew the same old mistakes.

10 min Read
From Stone to Wood
From Stone to Wood
From Stone to Wood
Manuela Schirra and Fabrizio Giraldi

Reforesting in the heart of Europe.

5 min Read
Freedom through Fabric
Freedom through Fabric
Freedom through Fabric
Archana Ram

Why a symbol of Indian self-reliance is vital again.

6 min Read
The Collective Solution
The Collective Solution
The Collective Solution
Andrew O’Reilly

A former city kid finds answers and empowerment in nature.

4 min Read
The Half Lake
The Half Lake
The Half Lake

Through Glen Canyon as the Colorado River reemerges from Lake Powell.

12 min Read
Cleaning Up Chile’s Coast
Cleaning Up Chile’s Coast
Cleaning Up Chile’s Coast
Andrew O’Reilly

The South Pacific has a plastic problem. He had a truck.

5 min Read
Newtok
Newtok
Newtok

Losing ground to climate change, this Alaskan community resolves to save itself.

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97:07
Silence, Water, Hope
Silence, Water, Hope
Silence, Water, Hope
Andrew O’Reilly

Protecting the ocean is what friends are for.

5 min Read
Game Hawker
Game Hawker
Game Hawker

Shawn Hayes leads a life of devotion. For him, falconry is more than a deep partnership with raptors: it’s his life’s work.

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25:25
Was It Worth It?
Was It Worth It?
Was It Worth It?
Doug Peacock

Was It Worth It? captures the essence of a life committed to the wild and challenges readers to make certain that their answer to this universal question is yes.

6 min Read
Don’t Forget Your Roots
Don’t Forget Your Roots
Don’t Forget Your Roots
Andrew O’Reilly

First-generation Vietnamese American Mai Nguyen follows in the footsteps of their agrarian ancestors with a farm that grows numerous types of grains with a no-till, anti-fertilizer regenerative approach.

6 min Read
Going Deep into “America’s Climate Forest”
Going Deep into “America’s Climate Forest”
Going Deep into “America’s Climate Forest”
Brendan Jones

A crossing of Alaska’s Baranof Island.

22 min Read
Finding Their Way
Finding Their Way
Finding Their Way
Sandra Steinbrecher

Two award-winning photos a decade apart.

6 min Read
Decolonize Your Mind
Decolonize Your Mind
Decolonize Your Mind
Maaruk, Warren Jones

A Yup’ik philosopher on culture, awareness and identity.

14 min Read
Dispatch from Fairy Creek
Dispatch from Fairy Creek
Dispatch from Fairy Creek
Maia Wikler

Why a logging protest has become Canada’s largest act of civil disobedience.

12 min Read
For the Land We Inhabit
For the Land We Inhabit
For the Land We Inhabit
Felipe Cancino

The communities of Cajón del Maipo, in Chile, are seeing their environment be threatened by an unnecessary hydroelectric project.

9 min Read
A New Beat For Borutta
A New Beat For Borutta
A New Beat For Borutta
Agostino Petroni

An Italian town began emptying out. Then its inhabitants turned to renewable energy to save it.

6 min Read
Corriendo para salvar una Cuenca (Run to Save a Watershed)
Corriendo para salvar una Cuenca (Run to Save a Watershed)
Corriendo para salvar una Cuenca (Run to Save a Watershed)

Trail runner and activist Felipe Cancino takes us on a 120 km run through the Maipo River Valley—revealing along the way the impacts of the Alto Maipo hydropower project on the local ecosystem, its communities and traditions; and the threat it poses to the water supply of Santiago’s 7.1 million residents.

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16:46
Cold Smoke, Hot Shot
Cold Smoke, Hot Shot
Cold Smoke, Hot Shot
Connor Ryan & Micheli Oliver

A firekeeper caring for Indigenous land.

11 min Read
More Corals. More Fish.
More Corals. More Fish.
More Corals. More Fish.
Yessenia Funes

This marine sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico is one of many biodiversity hotspots in the US that need more federal protection.

7 min Read
One Big Lie
One Big Lie
One Big Lie

An excerpt from Toxic: The Rotting Underbelly of the Tasmanian Salmon Industry.

9 min Read
Trails for Everybody
Trails for Everybody
Trails for Everybody
Teal Stetson-Lee

An interview with Gabo Benoit, trail advocate and mountain-bike mayor of Coyhaique, Chile.

19 min Read
A Clean Run in the City
A Clean Run in the City
A Clean Run in the City
Daisy Maddinson

Campaigning for clean air might be a marathon, but progress is finally being made for communities in UK city centers.

6 min Read
All You Can Do
All You Can Do
All You Can Do
Mădălina Preda & Meaghen Brown

There’s so much. An interview with the co-editors of All We Can Save.

10 min Read
Biirrinba is Life
Biirrinba is Life
Biirrinba is Life
Alistair Klinkenberg

Childhood friends, Hayley Talbot and Dan Ross, are determined to save a mighty river.

6 min Read
Be Brave. Be Kind. Go Get ‘Em!
Be Brave. Be Kind. Go Get ‘Em!
Be Brave. Be Kind. Go Get ‘Em!
Aimee Eaton

Raising activist anglers.

11 min Read
The Ancient Tree Hunter
The Ancient Tree Hunter
The Ancient Tree Hunter
Jayme Moye

As the old-growth logging crisis heats up in Canada, a photographer goes searching for trees to save them.

11 min Read
Doing the Work
Doing the Work
Doing the Work
Josh Wharton

Not totally relating to some forms of climate activism, Josh Wharton found his own way to contribute.

5 min Read
Water Always Wins
Water Always Wins
Water Always Wins
Kristian Jackson

A lesson in the rules of trail building.

6 min Read
Mommy, Where Do Clothes Come From?
Mommy, Where Do Clothes Come From?
Mommy, Where Do Clothes Come From?
Allison Gibson

Nearly every Wednesday, Courtney Reynolds can be found elbow-deep in a bin of someone else’s castoffs, searching for scraps of fabric and colorful quilts to deconstruct and sew into original clothing items for her three preschool-age kids, or to sell in her online shop, Napkin Apocalypse.

9 min Read
Digging for Answers
Digging for Answers
Digging for Answers
Johnie Gall

We’re entering Earth’s sixth mass extinction, but clues about this climate crisis could be right under our feet.

6 min Read
Undeniable
Undeniable
Undeniable
Cassidy Randall

John Murray’s lifelong work to permanently protect the Badger-Two Medicine from oil and gas drilling.

13 min Read
A Swamp and 60 Feet
A Swamp and 60 Feet
A Swamp and 60 Feet
Sakeus Bankson

An unlikely community, in the most unlikely location, has become an even more unlikely force for public lands conservation.

10 min Read
Overburden
Overburden
Overburden
Dave Quinn

Coal built this ski town. Can the locals keep skiing without it?

9 min Read
We the Power
We the Power
We the Power

The future of energy is community-owned.

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38:25
A Letter from 2030
A Letter from 2030
A Letter from 2030
Yessenia Funes

The next nine years will be a time of resilience, rebuilding and reinvention.

8 min Read
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