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Healthy ecosystems are nature’s barrier to hurricane damage
A new report documents how natural ecosystems can safeguard communities from supercharged hurricanes and other natural disasters.
Nature helps nurture relationships between incarcerated mothers and their children
How environmental psychology and therapeutic landscaping transformed one Iowa prison.
Twelve powerful images to remind us how weird and wild the world is
Including a ‘Titanic’ tribute for the ages.
Are we irreversibly screwed on climate change? This comic gives perspective.
We can help stop the world from heating up—but we can’t fix it entirely.
These images show some of the coolest designs to keep floodwaters at bay
“Instead of working against nature, we’ve begun to work with it.”
Dissecting a lightning strike, from flash to boom
The steps that lead from a charged sky to that signature bolt.
Did a high sex drive really save the giant tortoise from extinction?
The great Diego fathered more than 800 offspring. That doesn’t mean he’s any hornier than other tortoises.
There isn’t much science supporting wilderness therapy for teens
Some programs swear by the pricey intervention, but the results are still up in the air.
Eleven animals you can identify by their poop
Scat, droppings, feces, or s&%! No matter what you call it, here’s how to use it as a clue.
The 10 best canoe trips in the U.S. and Canada
Start planning your paddle through some of the most beautiful waters of the continent.