Letter From the Yukon Territory: A Rare Case of River Piracy Threatens an Entire Community
For the people who live along Canada's Kluane Lake, it doesn't matter whether the Slims River was the first or the 10th or the 100th river to be stolen by climate change.
Letter From Moab, Utah: Sharing a Sunset at Arches National Park
Delicate Arch is the most famous rock formation in Arches National Park—and, almost certainly, in the entire state of Utah.
The Microbes That Clean Up Contaminated Mine Sites
One Yukon scientist is working on a homegrown solution to the heavy metals left behind by mining operations.
'The Last Pork Chop': A Wild Northern Reading Guide
The best books about the Northern wilderness and our place in it.
Tag and Release: Making Sport Fishing Competitions More Sustainable
Our columnist rides along on a halibut-tagging cruise in Alaska.
'You Wouldn’t Drill for Oil in the Sistine Chapel'
Resistance to a proposed oil tanker route off British Columbia’s lush northern coast is about more than NIMBYism.
Dispatches From a Changing Arctic
The first in a new series of reported stories from Alaska and the three Canadian northern territories documenting how the region is responding as it increasingly becomes the focus of global debates over climate change, territorial claims, resource industries, and more.
Writing From the Woods: Surveying the Literature of Opting Out
As part of our week-long series on people who opt out of society, Eva Holland traces the American tradition of examining the outdoors with loving precision, from Henry David Thoreau to Annie Dillard.
Opting Out: What Is Homesteading, and Why Does It Matter Today?
As part of our week-long series on people who opt out of society, Eva Holland follows the evolution of “homesteading,” from historic government policy to part-time lifestyle of self-sufficiency.
Opting Out: Why Women Are Embracing the New Domesticity
As part of our week-long series on people who opt out of society, Eva Holland spoke with Emily Matchar about her new book on how women are reviving some of the traditional skills and crafts of their grandmothers.
Opting Out: Papa Pilgrim and the Lure of Off-Grid Wilderness Living
As part of our week-long series on people who opt out of society, Eva Holland spoke with Tom Kizzia about his new book on the 17-person family that settled down in the ghost town of McCarthy, Alaska.