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How has fire transformed Australia’s wilderness?

It’s not clear how eucalyptus forests and other habitats have changed, and what kind of wildlife they will support.

Read: How Australia’s Wilderness Is Recovering From Wildfires | Smart News | Smithsonian Magazine

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Are outdoor snow traditions melting down?

Skihofing and ice skating may be signs of climate change that catch the attention of some northern communities.

Read: Winter traditions are feeling the heat of climate change — High Country News – Know the West

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Can we conserve 30% of our lands and oceans?

A recently introduced House and Senate resolution focuses on science and people.

Read: A Climate Initiative the Outdoor Community Needs to Get Behind

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Trump administration manipulated wildfire science to promote logging

Politics continues to push the line between damn lies and statistics…

Read: Trump administration manipulated wildfire science to promote logging — High Country News – Know the West

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Reno-Tahoe autumn driest in decades, but hope for wet 2019-20 winter

Does the dry Reno-Tahoe autumn reflect a trend toward drier shoulder seasons in the US West?

Read: Reno-Tahoe autumn driest in decades, but hope for wet 2019-20 winter

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Carbon offsets work. But are they an excuse for big companies?

Outdoorists are likely to buy carbon offsets directly or indirectly from gear and travel companies. What are their drawbacks?

Read: Carbon offsets work. But are they an excuse for big companies? — High Country News – Know the West

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Climate cases set the stage for oil and gas leasing reform (Lease relief)

If courts are the last line of defense for the climate, how long will it be before the Trump administration’s efforts to stack them take effect?

Source: Climate cases set the stage for oil and gas leasing reform (Lease relief) — High Country News – Know the West

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Young Indigenous activists lead climate justice action in Alaska

Prompted by two indigenous teenagers, the Alaska Federation of Natives declares a climate emergency. Will the next generation combine a love of their natural environment with political leadership?

Source: Young Indigenous activists lead climate justice action in Alaska (Raised voices) — High Country News – Know the West

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Cost of Carbon – Protect Our Winters

Should outdoorists use carbon offsets and renewable energy credits as a tool to take action even if our lifestyles are still imperfect?

Read: Cost of Carbon – Protect Our Winters

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Nevada Governor’s Executive Order on Climate Change

The Nature Conservancy is hopeful that Governor Steve Sisolak’s directive includes consideration of natural climate solutions.

Read: Nevada Governor’s Executive Order on Climate Change