Nature & Environment

Explore how sustainability creates a connection between our communities and the natural world that sustains us.
Controlling mosquito populations can be tricky. Luckily, you can summon a natural ally by building a homemade bat house.

WaterFX Systems
Innovative Solutions to Our Water Crisis
Companies such as WaterFX and KB Home are using energy innovation and creative water efficiency solutions to help combat the current water crisis.
Cows at pasture
Healthy Pastures are Natural 'Carbon Sinks'
Follow these two keys to pasture management for healthier soil and increased carbon sequestration: planting a diversity of native grasses and using a rotational grazing system.

Solving Serious Environmental Issues
We’re faced with endless bad news about the serious environmental issues humans have wrought on Earth. How can we begin to restore the planet?
Thousands of articles. Infinite inspiration. Browse all Nature & Environment articles.

ESSENTIAL READING

Keystone Species: How Predators Create Abundance and Stability 
Wolves, bears, otters, starfish — these ecosystem engineers affect nature in overt yet surprisingly subtle ways.

This Land Is Your Land: Why National Parks Matter
Our national parks are public treasures that provide more than a window to our past or a means to preserve the natural bounty within them. They’re some of the most beautiful places on Earth, where you can rekindle your sense of awe and adventure.

Why We Need Wilderness 
During a nearly 60-year career, Pulitzer-Prize winner Wallace Stegner, known as the Dean of Western Writers, wrote eloquently about the value of wild places.

Raptors, the Sky Masters 
Eagles, hawks and falcons: From their awesome aeronautics to their precise predatory instincts, these birds are the pinnacle of flight.

Brain Birds: Amazing Crows and Ravens 
No matter where you live, they’re your neighbors. You might want to watch them — carefully.

Barn Owl Magic 
Beautiful and mysterious, barn owls also are prolific predators of rodents.

Fireflies: The Twinkle in Nature's Eye  
Fireflies bring magic to warm summer evenings.




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