Nature & Environment

Explore how sustainability creates a connection between our communities and the natural world that sustains us.
Rather than adopt ineffectual programs that try to get developed nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, perhaps a shift to clean technology replacement would be more effective.

583.jpg When Wild Animals Adopt Humans
The first time Junior approached the author, the young buck acted as though he'd known the man all his life.
Cows grazing Build Healthy Soil Through Regenerative Grazing
When animals such as cattle and bison intermittently graze a landscape, the process helps return carbon to the earth, fertilizes the soil and allows the grass to regenerate between grazings.
Fungal-Network-Square jpg Mycorrhizal Fungi: The Amazing Underground Secret to a Better Garden
Understanding the intricacies of the beautiful and mostly unseen world beneath the soil can make a big difference in your garden.
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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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