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Massive Nature-Inspired Sculptures Explore Growth and Decay

Seattle sculptor John Grade is a land explorer.<p>In a forested area off the well-traveled paths of The Contemporary Austin’s sculpture park at Laguna Gloria, John Grade’s <i>Canopy Tower</i> offers a solitary experience: The 16-foot-tall sculpture hangs high enough off the ground for one person to stand …

"Strange Stars" Could Be the Weirdest Objects in the Universe

Physics tells us they could theoretically exist forever, though we've never spotted one.<p>When an incredibly massive star supernovas, it leaves behind one of two things: a neutron star or a black hole. Neutron stars are the leftover cores of massive stars after they have ejected all their other …

Phivolcs urges youth: Prepare for earthquakes, tsunamis

<b>Earthquake experts from Phivolcs teach high school students what to do in case disaster strikes</b><p>MANILA, Philippines (Nov. 5, 2016) — The Philippine …

What if Nature, Like Corporations, Had the Rights and Protections of a Person?

The Te Urewera Act which granted an 821-square-mile forest the legal status of a person. Photo: Gary Parker<p><b>In recent years, the U.S. Supreme Court</b> …

A cosmic sense of scale

This animation gives a sense of the awe-inspiring scale of some of the known objects in our universe. It is difficult for human minds to comprehend …

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What we lose when we lose the world’s frogs

Amphibians survived the dinosaur extinction just fine. Why are they in peril now?<p>In September, a frog died in an Atlanta botanical garden. With it went an entire species never to hop along the Earth again. Biologists at Zoo Atlanta who’d looked after the frog for the past 12 years called him …

Biodiversity

Parents turn to muddy Nature Play event to get kids exploring outside

Hundreds of children have got down and dirty in the mud as part of a movement to swap screen time for green time.<p>The "Nature Play" event at Logan, …

Nature: Our Most Important "Bank Account"

Unbroken tracts of forests connect soaring tropical glaciers in the center of the island to beautiful beaches ringing its coastline. Birds of Paradise, seen nowhere else on Earth except this region, inhabit these forests. So do hundreds of different tribes with entirely distinct languages, making …

A New Book Called 'Cat Wars' Calls For Killing Free-Ranging Cats

<b>Cat Wars calls for a massive assault on all free-ranging cats</b><p>“From a conservation ecology perspective, the most desirable solution seems clear—remove all free-ranging cats from the landscape by any means necessary.” (<i>Cat Wars</i>, pp. 152-153)<p>In the process of writing about an on-going war on wolves …

This mesmerizing map predicts where animals will run to survive climate change

As the planet heats up, where will the wild things go?<p>A new entrancing map from The Nature Conservancy tries to predict exactly that.<p>"Migrations in …

Gut health, mental wellbeing and immunity linked to outdoor play

A disconnection from nature can affect everything in a child from gut health and immunity, to mental health and even the way they think, recent …

Here’s Where Animals Will Mass Migrate As The Planet Changes

Check out that frog and bird party that’s going to hit Ecuador in 2116.<p>As climate change heats our world up, it will have devastating effects on the American landscape. But one of the biggest changes may go unnoticed by most humans, as thousands of species are prodded by warming temperatures and …

The Nature Conservancy

Interactive, open source visualizations of nocturnal bird migrations in near real-time - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

New flow visualizations using data from weather radar networks depict nocturnal bird migrations, according to a study published August 24, 2016 in …

Shocking New Maps Show Mankind's Changing Global Footprint

There's a tiny glimmer of hope in a world of bad news.<p>Human beings have altered the planet so dramatically and extensively, the scars of our ways can easily be seen from space.<p>Today, three-quarters of earth’s land surface faces “measurable human pressures,” while just 3 percent of the world’s …

Take up the cause to help bees and butterflies pollinate

Million Pollinator Garden Challenge needs you and your green thumb.<p>Would you like to boast to your friends that your garden is one in a million? …

Gardening

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25th! We’re...

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25th! We’re celebrating with iconic Museum dioramas that are located in a few of these breathtaking 400 …

I Create Colorful Mandalas Inspired By Nature On Ordinary Stones

Hello! My name is Zuzana and I’m from Slovakia. I want to show you my painted stones and pebbles I create. My inspiration come from nature around us. …

Slovakia

5 Best Livestream Wildlife Cams You Can Watch Right Now

By Meiling Bedard<p>Your summer vacation might not include a trip to South Africa or Alaska, but that doesn't mean you can't check out the wildlife …

Virgin Galactic Is One Step Closer to Sending Tourists to Space

Virgin Galactic is about to get off the ground again.<p>A little less than two years ago, the first version of its SpaceShipTwo spacecraft was destroyed …

3-Day Itinerary for Redwood National + State Parks

California’s old-growth coast redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) spark a calling for many. The tallest and some of the oldest living organisms on earth, …

Earth - What is the point of saving endangered species?

In 1981, mountain gorillas were at rock-bottom. Confined to a small mountain range in central Africa, with humans encroaching on their habitat bringing poaching and civil war, their population was estimated at just 254. They would all have fitted into a single Boeing 747.<p>Today things look a little …

Ecology

Conservation scientists call for global strategy to halt threatened animal extinctions

Aiming to stop the looming extinction of large wild-animal species across the globe, a group of international conservation scientists has issued a …

LUCA: A 4 Billion-Year-Old Ancestor Of All Living Things On Earth

The planet we live on is home to an estimated 10 million species of living organisms. Hard as it may be to fathom, the immense diversity of life we …

Calgary Sun

Can coyotes and humans get along?

We civilized humans love to watch wild animals being wild. It's why we go on safari and to the aquarium and hope the lions are active at the zoo. One of the best things about living in Los Angeles is we can be city dwellers and at the same time be surrounded by abundant fauna.<p>I can scroll through …

Los Angeles

Coyote coexistence is a lifestyle California should export

In late 2014, California became the first state to ban the most controversial form of rural entertainment since cockfighting: coyote-killing contests, wherein hunters won prizes or gambling pots based on the number of the wild predators they killed in a weekend. Some no doubt saw the move as …

Wildlife

Moment of Eww!

From freaky fish to a foul fowl, meet a few of nature’s grossest creatures.<p>Northern fulmar birds, found throughout the northern Atlantic and Arctic oceans, spit stomach oil when they feel threatened.Photograph by John Downer Productions, NPL, Minden Pictures The lobster moth caterpillar, found …

How are hummingbirds so good at flying?

Earth's busiest birds rarely stumble, and even continue foraging during storms. Thanks to new research, we're starting to understand how they manage …

Birds