Adventure

Native American Climber Works to Restore Indigenous Names to Peaks

Native American Climber Works to Restore Indigenous Names to Peaks

By Ryan Dunfee The 14,351-foot summit of Colorado’s Blanca Peak erupts 7,000 vertical feet from the pancake-flat San Luis Valley to its west and gains its incredible altitude in just six miles. From any vantage point north, west or south, the peak and the surrounding Sierra Blanca Massif groan improbably upward from the sagebrush plains. […]

Join our newsletter

The best of EcoWatch, right in your inbox. Sign up for our email newsletter!

    By signing up, you agree to receive emails from EcoWatch and to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    Giant Sloth Fossils, Mayan Relics Discovered in World’s Largest Flooded Cave

    Giant Sloth Fossils, Mayan Relics Discovered in World’s Largest Flooded Cave

    Archaeologists exploring the world’s largest flooded cave—discovered last month just outside of Tulum, Mexico—have found an impressive treasure trove of relics. The vast, 216-mile cave actually connects two of the largest flooded cave systems in the world, the 164-mile-long Sistema Sac Actun and the 52-mile-long Dos Ojos system. Aside from an extensive reserve of freshwater […]

    Four Vital Tips for Ethical Wildlife Photography

    Four Vital Tips for Ethical Wildlife Photography

    By Lisa Moore Imagine yourself, camera in hand, suddenly spotting a grazing elk, a hummingbird feeding its chicks, a grizzly charging a rival or a bumble bee gathering pollen. You want the shot, but how do you get it without disturbing the natural behavior of the beautiful animal you’re hoping to capture through your lens? […]

    One More Benefit of Nature: It Makes You Like Your Body Better

    One More Benefit of Nature: It Makes You Like Your Body Better

    By Tom Jacobs Not happy with what you see when you look in a mirror? Well, you can take a hike. Seriously. New research from the United Kingdom finds strolling in nature—or even looking at photographs of the natural world—leaves people feeling better about their bodies. In recent years, a series of studies have found […]

    A Wilderness Like No Other: Chile’s New Patagonia National Park

    A Wilderness Like No Other: Chile’s New Patagonia National Park

    By Robin Walter After fording a rib-deep and bone-cracking cold river whose current could have easily swept away a person much bigger than I am, I took stock of my surroundings. My companions and I were sodden and soggy, huddled against slanting hail on the banks of the Jeinimeni River in Patagonia. Miserable? You bet. […]

    How the Wonder of Nature Can Inspire Social Justice Activism

    How the Wonder of Nature Can Inspire Social Justice Activism

    By Adrienne Maree Brown “If we are in rhythm with nature, we are in rhythm with ourselves.” — Micah Hobbes Frazier If we pay close attention, we can experience the wonder that emerges from the beauty, magic, miracles and patterns all around us. Wow! Isn’t it amazing? The world is full of emergence—one of the […]

    10 Million Acres of New National Parks Created in Chile

    10 Million Acres of New National Parks Created in Chile

    Chilean President Michelle Bachelet signed a decree Monday to create five new national parks and expand three others, following a pledge made last year with Kristine McDivitt Tompkins, the president and CEO of Tompkins Conservation, to dramatically expand national parkland in the South American country. More than 10 million acres of new national parklands will […]

    A Guilt-Free Day on the Slopes

    A Guilt-Free Day on the Slopes

    By Leslie Hsu Oh Winter gear earned a bad rep in the early 2000s. Scientists discovered that the perfluorocarbon chemicals (PFCs) present in synthetic waterproofing materials were not only linked to cancer and infertility, but could also take more than four years to flush out of winter-coat-wearers’ tissues. What’s more, PFCs’ persistent residues pose a […]

    A Sneak Peek Into This Year’s Best Environmental Films

    A Sneak Peek Into This Year’s Best Environmental Films

    By Katie O’Reilly Hollywood loves history. Awards season 2018, after all, is buzzing with films that explore world wars, arms races, governmental and Olympic scandals. For those environmentalists who get behind the camera, however, the silver screen becomes an avenue to engage audiences in the issues, threats and hopeful developments shaping their children’s future. In […]