Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

The long-term fight against climate change: With so much the attention being paid to the immediate effects of the pandemic, these outdoor athletes want us to remember that climate is still a looming threat. [Forbes]

Yellowstone gets up and running: One of the nation’s most iconic parks began a phased reopening today. [NPR]

How to make your race more inclusive: The Grinduro California cycle race used to have a measly 15 percent non-male participation rate. Then the organizers had a brilliant idea. [Outside Online]

A new index to measure DEI: Vermont-based adventure group Get Out And Trek has developed the industry’s first Outdoor Equality Index to help companies measure and improve DEI.

A lifeline for struggling businesses: Open for Business, a new program for pandemic-impacted companies, wants to help owners “tell their stories, stay open, and connect with their communities" through high-end content and video—all for free.

REI set to open new store: After coronavirus-related delays, REI is set to open a new store in South Carolina, its second in the state. [The State]

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Retailers begin reopening: The process of letting customers back inside stores has started. Here's how it's going so far.

"Too much stuff": Nate Porter, co-owner of Salida Mountain Sports in Colorado, discusses waste and redundancy in the outdoor industry—and what we can do to fix it.

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