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Atheism deserves better than Richard Dawkins: “Secular fundamentalism” is actively hurting the movement

The public intellectual confuses religion for the religious, and nonbelievers would be unwise to follow his example<p>Richard Dawkins, the British biologist and prominent atheist, has found himself in a firestorm of controversy over recent comments about Muslims. Back in July, Dawkins took to Twitter …

Religion

Week in Review: A Conversation About Our Environment

From an Earth Day trip to a 1.5-million-acre wetland ecosystem to a trade deal that protects endangered species, this was a week of conversation about how we can protect our environment. President Obama traveled to the Everglades in southern Florida to discuss how climate change is affecting our …

Earth Day

Feral Cities: How Animals are Going Urban Like Never Before

In his new book, Tristan Donovan takes us to the frontlines of people coping with a rise in urban wildlife, from boars in Berlin to boa constrictors in Miami.<p>A few miles from National Geographic's headquarters in downtown Washington, D.C., coyotes roam. But they weren't here a few decades ago.<p>These …

Carbon Capture

Has climate change made it harder for people to care about conservation?<p>Last September, as someone who cares more about birds than the next man, I was following the story of the new stadium that the Twin Cities are building for their football Vikings. The stadium’s glass walls were expected to kill …

Costa Rica

The film that reveals how American ‘experts’ discredit climate scientists

Last week the US secretary of state launched a savage attack on climate sceptics, fuelling a toxic political debate<p>For Naomi Oreskes, professor of scientific history at Harvard, there’s no more vivid illustration of the bitter war between science and politics than Florida’s ban on state employees …

Climate