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Divers Discover World’s Largest Flooded Cave

Divers Discover World’s Largest Flooded Cave

Diving enthusiasts, could this be your next great adventure? Archaeologists and divers with Gran Acuífero Maya (GAM)—a project dedicated to the study and preservation of the Yucatan peninsula—claim to have discovered the world’s longest underwater cave just outside of Tulum, Mexico. The vast, 216-mile system actually connects two of the largest flooded cave systems in […]

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    10 Tips for Your First Time Camping in Winter

    10 Tips for Your First Time Camping in Winter

    By Connor McGuigan “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?” wrote John Steinbeck. Point taken, but there’s also a certain sweetness to the cold of winter. Cold-weather camping is a great way to savor those tranquil moments and settings only winter can provide—untouched snow-covered landscapes, early […]

    12 Reasons Bicycling Will Continue to Soar in Popularity

    12 Reasons Bicycling Will Continue to Soar in Popularity

    By Jay Walljasper For too long biking has been viewed skeptically as a white-people thing, a big city thing, an ultra-fit athlete thing, a twenty-something thing, a warm weather thing or an upper-middle-class thing. And above all else, it’s seen as a guy thing. But guess what? The times, they are a-changin’. More than 100 […]

    8 Planet-Friendly Gifts Kids Will Love

    8 Planet-Friendly Gifts Kids Will Love

    By Katie O’Reilly There’s a fine art to setting a mindful example while also providing some good old-fashioned fun. That’s why Sierra scoured toy stores, tech startups, kids’ outfitters and adventure companies for unique gifts that are gentle on the planet, but that also provide developing minds with truly exciting fodder. Behold some of 2017’s […]

    REI Urges Customers to #OptOutside on Black Friday

    REI Urges Customers to #OptOutside on Black Friday

    BY Connor McGuigan REI will once again shutter its doors on Black Friday as part of its #OptOutside campaign, which encourages people to forgo bargain-hunting and spend America’s busiest shopping day outside. The outdoor retailer will also suspend online sales and provide all 12,000 employees with a paid day off to enjoy the outdoors. #OptOutside […]

    Connecting With Nature Improves Minds and Moods

    Connecting With Nature Improves Minds and Moods

    By Marlene Cimons Twentieth Century German social psychologist Erich Fromm first advanced the notion that humans hold an inborn connection to nature. Later, it was popularized by biologist E.O. Wilson as “the urge to affiliate with other forms of life.” In the ensuing years, support for the positive effects of nature has gained considerable traction, […]

    You Now Have More Time to Protest National Park Fee Hikes

    You Now Have More Time to Protest National Park Fee Hikes

    Following widespread outrage, the National Parks Service (NPS) has extended the comment period for the public to weigh in on the proposed rate hikes at 17 of the most popular national parks across the country. The comment period now closes Dec. 22, 2017. The original deadline had been set for Thursday. Under the Trump administration’s […]

    Emotional Video Shows Colorblind Park Visitors Seeing Fall Colors for First Time

    Emotional Video Shows Colorblind Park Visitors Seeing Fall Colors for First Time

    Around this time of year, millions of people travel to Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains to witness the brilliant reds, oranges and yellows of autumn foliage. But for the 13 million Americans who have protanopia and protanomaly (red-green color blindness or red-blind), they might not be as impressed with the scenery. To help visitors with this […]