Nature & Environment

Explore how sustainability creates a connection between our communities and the natural world that sustains us.
A controversial study of GMO toxicity has been republished with additional information, though the conclusion remains the same. The study found severe liver and kidney damage and hormonal disturbances in rats fed genetically modified (GM) maize and low levels of Roundup herbicide.

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Eliminating breeding sites is the best way to limit swarming mosquito hoards. Here are some useful skeeter-reduction methods.
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man in African desert Land Rush: Colonizing Africa Again
The greed of a few multinational corporations is creating a land-grab of epic proportions throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.
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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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