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Garrett Grove
Nine and a Half
Nine and a Half
Nine and a Half
Mattias Fredriksson

When Swedish mountain guide Per Ås lost half of his left index finger, he started to question if he would ever find his way back to working in the mountains. A few years later, he has learned to live with it.

9 min de lecture
Four Fifths a Grizzly
Four Fifths a Grizzly
Four Fifths a Grizzly
Doug Chadwick

Editor’s note: Prolific author and National Geographic magazine writer Doug Chadwick takes a fresh look at humans’ place in the natural world in his book, Four Fifths a Grizzly. In his accessible and engaging style, Chadwick approaches the subject from a scientific angle, with the underlying message that humans are not all that different from…

6 min de lecture
The Nautical Farmers
The Nautical Farmers
The Nautical Farmers
Erin Grace Scottberg

One young couple’s unexpected career path of farming sea vegetables drew them back to their roots and brought a promising climate-change solution to their coastal hometown.

7 min de lecture
The Flight of the Farmer
The Flight of the Farmer
The Flight of the Farmer

As the proprietor of Cold Antler Farm, a 6.5-acre span of land in Washington County, New York, Jenna Woginrich spends her days with red-tailed hawks.

8 min de lecture
Garbage Bins for the Ocean
Garbage Bins for the Ocean
Garbage Bins for the Ocean
Gabriela Aoun

Seasoned waterman, master woodworker and Patagonia Surf Ambassador Ben Wilkinson channels his skills toward a new environmental calling.

5 min de lecture
¡Échale ganas!
¡Échale ganas!
¡Échale ganas!
Nathan Harkleroad

Only 4 percent of US farm owners are Hispanic. Mexican immigrant and organic farmer Javier Zamora is working to change the narrative.

5 min de lecture
Last Chance to Get It Right
Last Chance to Get It Right
Last Chance to Get It Right
Gregory Fitz

Rule changes and the future of the Olympic Peninsula’s wild steelhead.

18 min de lecture
Undeniable
Undeniable
Undeniable
Cassidy Randall

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

13 min de lecture
Girl Crush
Girl Crush
Girl Crush
Natasha Woodworth

On designing our women’s climbing pants.

4 min de lecture
Born with This
Born with This
Born with This
Steve Duda

The last days of the Klamath River dams.

20 min de lecture
The High Life
The High Life
The High Life
Jeff McElroy

Rock-climber blade techs keep the wind turbines turning, with gusto.

2 min de lecture
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 de lecture
Overburden
Overburden
Overburden
Dave Quinn

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

9 min de lecture
On Letting Go
On Letting Go
On Letting Go
Morgan Williamson

Ramón Navarro and Kohl Christensen bring Léa Brassy into the jaws of a Chilean monster.

4 min de lecture
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 de lecture
How We Got Here: Organic Cotton
How We Got Here: Organic Cotton
How We Got Here: Organic Cotton
Michele Bianchi

The story of our switch to organic cotton starts with a bout of headaches and a trip to the lunar landscape of the San Joaquin Valley’s conventional cotton fields.

7 min de lecture
A Pandemic Can’t Stop MeWater
A Pandemic Can’t Stop MeWater
A Pandemic Can’t Stop MeWater
Morgan Williamson

How a nonprofit that takes San Francisco kids surfing expanded its work in 2020.

6 min de lecture
Next to the River
Next to the River
Next to the River
Molly Baker

For 16-year-old Bosnian Ali Sarajlić, living without the free-flowing Neretvica River is unimaginable. That’s why he has joined, and in many ways led, the continuing fight against damming it.

5 min de lecture
Bring Hemp Home: Colorado
Bring Hemp Home: Colorado
Bring Hemp Home: Colorado
Jeff McElroy

In Colorado’s San Luis Valley, two farmers are growing industrial hemp to improve their topsoil—and their bottom line—as they face worsening drought.

6 min de lecture
Fire Sheep
Fire Sheep
Fire Sheep
Esha Chhabra

Sheep (and their poop) could help California’s climate-driven wildfires. One couple is ushering in this idea with a small flock and some supportive fire departments.

6 min de lecture
The Return of a Surf Classic
The Return of a Surf Classic
The Return of a Surf Classic
Kim McCoy & Willard Newell Bascom

Coauthor Kim McCoy recounts discovering the mystery of what lies beneath the waves, where ocean and land meet and compete.

5 min de lecture
Our Quest for Circularity
Our Quest for Circularity
Our Quest for Circularity
Archana Ram

Patagonia’s journey toward zero waste and reduced carbon emissions, failed experiments included.

8 min de lecture
The Dread Pirate Andy
The Dread Pirate Andy
The Dread Pirate Andy
Sakeus Bankson

Genetics is a powerful thing.

5 min de lecture
Green Reconstruction
Green Reconstruction
Green Reconstruction
Tetsunari Iida

Ten years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japanese communities are turning toward citizen-led renewable power.

7 min de lecture
The Lure of the Unclimbed
The Lure of the Unclimbed
The Lure of the Unclimbed
Anne Gilbert Chase

Reflecting on risk and partnership in Pakistan.

5 min de lecture
An Ancient Food for the Modern World
An Ancient Food for the Modern World
An Ancient Food for the Modern World
Birgit Cameron

Why we’re helping bring breadfruit back.

4 min de lecture
All Trails Belong to Mother Earth
All Trails Belong to Mother Earth
All Trails Belong to Mother Earth
Renee Hutchens

Following in Indigenous Footsteps on the Ute Pass Trail.

7 min de lecture
Rewriting the Myth of the West
Rewriting the Myth of the West
Rewriting the Myth of the West
Jade Begay & Patrice Ringelstein

Two women, Black and Indigenous, reflect on the myth of the American West after horse-packing through the Sierra.

10 min de lecture
Black Bears, Black Liberation
Black Bears, Black Liberation
Black Bears, Black Liberation
Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant

A wildlife biologist uncovers an unexpected, intersectional legacy of slavery.

8 min de lecture
The Life-Saving Nature of Foam
The Life-Saving Nature of Foam
The Life-Saving Nature of Foam
Gabriela Aoun

A look into surfing’s impact vests and the people they’ve brought back home.

8 min de lecture
A Leadership Supreme
A Leadership Supreme
A Leadership Supreme
Brooklyn Bell

The mountain-biking star of Becoming Ruby seeks out some of skiing's most powerful females.

3 min de lecture
The Darkest Web
The Darkest Web
The Darkest Web
Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate

Protecting the Gulf of Mexico from illegal fishing.

11 min de lecture
Freedom of the Hills
Freedom of the Hills
Freedom of the Hills
Matthew Tufts

Recreation in the Alabama Hills is surging at an unsustainable pace. But some people are working to ensure that it doesn’t get loved to death.

17 min de lecture
Ground Control
Ground Control
Ground Control
Johnie Gall

Snowboarder Alex Yoder takes a regenerative approach to his new coffee business by thinking like an astronaut.

6 min de lecture
Whitmore’s Legacy
Whitmore’s Legacy
Whitmore’s Legacy
John Long

Remembering the climber and conservationist.

6 min de lecture
In Memory of Barry Lopez
In Memory of Barry Lopez
In Memory of Barry Lopez
Malcolm Johnson

In one of the last interviews he gave before he passed away, the writer and conservationist shares his reflections on the past, and the work still to do.

12 min de lecture
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