Close up of Chinese glacier.

The Third Pole Thaw: The Climate Crisis You’ve Never Heard Of

When we talk about climate change, we tend to focus on rising sea levels, extreme temperatures, abnormal weather, and melting glaciers at the poles. Mostly, we hear warnings about the threats facing island systems...
Woman looking out over Maya Bay.

Conserving Paradise in Maya Bay: An In-Depth Look at How Our Actions Shape Our...

The sand was like powdered sugar beneath my feet and the water was a gorgeous, crystal-clear turquoise. Limestone karsts shielded the bay dramatically on both sides, creating a basin dotted with Thai long-boats and...

How @PaddlingNorth Is Raising Awareness Along the Inside Passage

Leonie Mahlke and Rebecca Grim met through a mutual friend back in 2015. The first time they hung out together was on a kayaking adventure off the coast of Salt Spring Island, British Columbia,...
A field of wildflowers during Golden Hour

Taking Climate Action vs. Feeling Climate Anxiety

There’s no way around it: learning about climate change is draining. It’s frustrating. And it’s frightening. I’ve thought about it a lot lately, and it’s been eye-opening, but it hasn’t exactly benefited my mental health....

Why You Should Travel Less in 2019

Please rethink your resolution to travel more in 2019. It may sound harsh, but it’s time that we push back against a narrative that proposes that we need to visit new places simply because we...

How To Overcome Burnout on the Road

Every so often, a story gets published that’s so fascinating, so thought-provoking, and most importantly, so of-the-moment, that it immediately cuts through the digital clutter and goes viral. This occurred most recently with Anne...
Crossing a bridge during an eco-friendly road trip

Planning an Eco-Friendly Road Trip

Not long ago, two of my close friends packed their car for an 800-mile road trip. They loaded their daughter into her car seat, turned on their favorite music, and stocked up on their...

How The Government Shutdown Is Affecting the U. S. National Parks

On Christmas Day in Yosemite National Park, a man decided to go for a hike with his dog. The two of them set out to see Nevada Fall, following trails that prohibit pets completely....
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Journey to the Little Kingdom Leading the Fight Against Climate Change

Climate change is wreaking havoc on our planet. Yet, there remains a single country with a negative carbon footprint. Perched on the Himalayas’ eastern edge between two of the highest-polluting countries in the world,...

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