Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

REI’s newest location: The retailer plans to open its first store in central Pennsylvania next year. [Penn Live]

Oxygen levels on Everest: How global warming is altering air composition on the world’s highest peak. [Adventure Journal]

Holiday sales expected to grow: The National Retail Federation predicts holiday sales will grow between 3.6 and 5.2 percent this year. [National Retail Federation]

Ways to support the outdoors: A handy list of actions you can take to ensure the wild places you love are protected. [Men’s Journal]

Protect the Arctic: If you’re a business owner, consider signing this petition to oppose drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Hunters helping national parks: The National Park Service is calling on hunters to help control non-native bison and mountain goats populations. [Outdoor Life]

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