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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 minuti di lettura
Water Always Wins
Water Always Wins
Water Always Wins
Kristian Jackson

A lesson in the rules of trail building.

6 minuti di lettura
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 minuti di lettura
Undeniable
Undeniable
Undeniable
Cassidy Randall

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

13 minuti di lettura
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 minuti di lettura
Overburden
Overburden
Overburden
Dave Quinn

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

9 minuti di lettura
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 minuti di lettura
Vjosa Forever
Vjosa Forever
Vjosa Forever

Uno degli ultimi fiumi incontaminati d'Europa è in pericolo

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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 minuti di lettura
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 minuti di lettura
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 minuti di lettura
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 minuti di lettura
Lessons from the River
Lessons from the River
Lessons from the River

50th Anniversary Wild And Scenic Rivers Act

8 minuti di lettura
Activists Want Fashion to Change
Activists Want Fashion to Change
Activists Want Fashion to Change
Archana Ram

Climate and social justice activists are pushing the clothing industry to take better care of people and the planet.

6 minuti di lettura
The Energy Revolution Starts at Home
The Energy Revolution Starts at Home
The Energy Revolution Starts at Home
Mădălina Preda

In 1991 Dirk Vansintjan co-founded Ecopower, a Belgian renewable energy cooperative that now has more than 60,000 members. He has advice on how communities can achieve energy democracy.

7 minuti di lettura
One Year Since Australia’s Black Summer
One Year Since Australia’s Black Summer
One Year Since Australia’s Black Summer
Sean Doherty

Photographer Paolo Pellegrin captured the aftermath of the wildfires that burned through Australia in 2019.

3 minuti di lettura
Connecting the Cochamó and Puelo Valleys
Connecting the Cochamó and Puelo Valleys
Connecting the Cochamó and Puelo Valleys
Felipe Cancino

A dead-end dirt road is the start to a new challenge—and a fight to protect South America’s Yosemite.

6 minuti di lettura
She’s Taking Out the Trash
She’s Taking Out the Trash
She’s Taking Out the Trash
Andrew O’Reilly

One woman’s decades-long fight for clean air and environmental justice.

10 minuti di lettura
A Matter of Love
A Matter of Love
A Matter of Love
Colin Wiseman

Marie-France Roy on speaking up for our home planet.

6 minuti di lettura
The Resonance of Stone
The Resonance of Stone
The Resonance of Stone
Terry Tempest Williams

“Castleton Tower has a pulse. We have a pulse. The Earth has a pulse.”

1 minuti di lettura
We’ve Got The Energy
We’ve Got The Energy
We’ve Got The Energy
Zoe Hart

The ups and downs of bringing power to the people in the Chamonix Valley.

8 minuti di lettura
Public Enemies
Public Enemies
Public Enemies
Mădălina Preda

Climate policy expert Leah Stokes on how fossil fuel interests undermine American climate policy, and what you can do to stop it.

9 minuti di lettura
Will You Vote for Winter?
Will You Vote for Winter?
Will You Vote for Winter?
Maia Wikler

Snow lovers and professional athletes are mobilizing to elect climate leaders.

6 minuti di lettura
Connecting the Dots
Connecting the Dots
Connecting the Dots
Doug Chadwick

If we continue trying to save the world one species at a time we will fail; it is time to redefine our relationship with nature so that we save all of nature.

9 minuti di lettura
Hell Yeah, Your Vote Counts
Hell Yeah, Your Vote Counts
Hell Yeah, Your Vote Counts
Patrick Shea

A reminder of why voting is essential to the protection of our public lands.

3 minuti di lettura
Indigenous Management Revives and Protects Public Lands
Indigenous Management Revives and Protects Public Lands
Indigenous Management Revives and Protects Public Lands
Wudan Yan

Karen Diver of the Fond du Lac Band on how protecting lands and waters can provide solutions to climate change.

8 minuti di lettura
La nostra presa di coscienza
La nostra presa di coscienza
La nostra presa di coscienza
Patagonia

Stiamo imparando a diventare un'azienda antirazzista.

2 minuti di lettura
Where the Work Gets Done
Where the Work Gets Done
Where the Work Gets Done
Jeremy Hunter Rubingh

Thoughts on activism from a year of filming Public Trust.

17 minuti di lettura
What Comes Down Must Go Up
What Comes Down Must Go Up
What Comes Down Must Go Up
Johnie Gall

Melinda Daniels is huddled under the shelter of her purple tent waiting for the rain to start, which only seems odd when you consider the context: she’s in the middle of a farm on a blindingly sunny day.

8 minuti di lettura
Taking Back Puget Sound
Taking Back Puget Sound
Taking Back Puget Sound
Dylan Tomine

A bold plan to kick net-pen salmon farms out for good.

7 minuti di lettura
What Are Public Lands Good For?
What Are Public Lands Good For?
What Are Public Lands Good For?
Jeff McElroy

Our public lands have tremendous value beyond the extractive. Here's a refresh on why they're worth protecting.

4 minuti di lettura
Why Wilderness Matters More Than You
Why Wilderness Matters More Than You
Why Wilderness Matters More Than You
Michael Ferrentino

BIKE Magazine contributing editor Michael Ferrentino on our perceived right to ride wherever we want.

6 minuti di lettura
What One Small Farm Can Teach Us About Our Broken Food System
What One Small Farm Can Teach Us About Our Broken Food System
What One Small Farm Can Teach Us About Our Broken Food System
Lionel Astruc

In 2008, two little-known farmers, Perrine and Charles Hervé-Gruyer, decided to embrace the principles of permaculture. 12 years later, the success and lessons of Bec Hellouin Farm spark a movement in Europe.

5 minuti di lettura
Red Lake, Green Future
Red Lake, Green Future
Red Lake, Green Future
Nick Martin

The case for Indigenous-led land management.

10 minuti di lettura
30 by 30: A Bold Vision to Save the Natural World
30 by 30: A Bold Vision to Save the Natural World
30 by 30: A Bold Vision to Save the Natural World
Senator Tom Udall

“One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, ‘What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?’” —Rachel Carson.

5 minuti di lettura
From Assignment to Ally
From Assignment to Ally
From Assignment to Ally

A photographer learns what it means to be an ally while on assignment on Gwich’in lands.

7 minuti di lettura
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