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Aerial photo of Kawela Bay, Hawaii

Its idyllic setting on Oahu’s North Shore makes the coastline surrounding Turtle Bay Resort a choice location for wildlife, beach-goers, and even film crews: sharp eyes might recognize it as the backdrop for Forgetting Sarah Marshall and the TV series Lost. Despite all the...

Wilson Peak, Colorado

Even in land conservation, money can't buy everything. Sometimes it takes a trade, instead.

A creative land swap last month was the final piece in the public-access puzzle for Wilson Peak, part of Colorado's spectacular San Juan Range. At 14,023 feet, the mountain is nowhere near the...

Tree and city

It doesn't take a diplomat to recognize that it's rare for 195 countries to agree on anything, much less on a subject as thorny as carbon emissions. So the outcome of the Paris Climate Change Conference—an agreement to try and hold warming to 2°C or less—is literally a big deal. 

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Fireworks over a forest.

"New year, new you"—it’s easier said than done. Although most of us can think of changes we’d like to make in our lives (more time outdoors, anyone?), making good on resolutions can be a challenge. We start out with the best intentions, slack off by spring, and, come December, find ourselves...

Ice skating at Knight's Pond in Maine

Winter can feel like a grind. Dark days of dodging puddles, shoveling driveways, and misplacing mittens—it’s enough to make us want to curl up under a blanket and stay there until April.

Tempting as that sounds, it turns out one of the best ways to get through winter is to welcome it with...

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