A look into how and why adventure athletes evolved into motivational speakers for big industry.
Explainer about windborne dust and carbon's effect on premature runoff, and the ongoing efforts of NASA's Tom Painter to estimate future trends.
An examination of how the Bureau of Economic Analysis codified outdoor industry's contributions to gross domestic product, and what that means for outdoor recreation writ large.
A 5,200-word profile of Joshua Tree National Park and its superintendent, David Smith.
A feature-length tongue-in-cheek review of UC Berkeley's Science of Happiness course. The Outside piece was later picked up by The Guardian.
Researchers Lauren Oaks and Nik Sawe converted Oakes' doctoral research into music, a process called sonification. This piece explains how and why.