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The world's 11 certified Dark Sky Reserves, where the stars run riot

<b>Idaho is working hard to create an official Dark Sky Reserve, which would make it the first in the US and the 12th in the world.</b><p><i>Update, January 2018:</i> …

National Parks

Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

Birding in San Diego

Grab Your Binoculars and Your Camera Bag<p>From the majestic Great Blue Herons and the Great Egrets seen in the winter to the Snowy Plovers and the …

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

The third largest country by size in the world, the US contains landscapes as varied as the vast white sand dunes of New Mexico and the watery wilderness formed by trees and marshland in Florida.<p>Picking 50 wonders wasn't easy, but here are the most beautiful natural attractions in each</i> …

National Parks

Find Cool Birds from Your Subaru Dashboard Using eBird

Some cars can lead you to the nearest latte or make dinner reservations at a Yelp-rated restaurant. But in certain new Subarus, your car can now …

Chile’s new ‘route of parks’ aims to save the wild beauty of Patagonia

The country has just added 11m acres of land to the national parks<p>The road to Parque Pumalín is festooned with dozens of whitewater waterfalls that slip down the steep cliffs into a thick forest overrun by ferns and plants with leaves as big as beach umbrellas. An active volcano threatens to wipe …

Conservation

This man is cloning old-growth redwoods and planting them in safe places (video)

<b>David Milarch is on a quest to save California's coast redwoods, some of the world's oldest and largest living things; he may be saving the planet</b> …

China builds first 'bird airport' to attract feathered friends

An airport for migratory birds is being created close to one of China's most populous cities. It's not as weird as it sounds.<p>At first glance, birds …

Birds

The Outdoor Industry and Republicans Are Going to War Over America’s National Parks. Here’s What You Need to Know.

<b>In this report:</b><p><b>•</b> Members of the outdoor industry are clashing with Republican lawmakers over recent efforts to shift federal lands to the states. …

World's 'Oldest Known Wild Bird' Hatches Chick, Again!

She's done it again.<p>Wisdom, a Laysan albatross thought to be at least 66 years old, has hatched yet another chick at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and Battle of Midway National Memorial in Hawaii.<p>The happy news further cements her place as the "world's oldest known breeding bird in the …

Wildlife Refuge

The happiest worker spends about one day a week in the office

Want to feel engaged at work? Try spending most of your time at home.<p>According to a new Gallup poll of 9,917 employed US adults, there is little difference in engagement between employees who work from home full-time and those that come into the office full-time. Workers who spent <i>some</i> time working …

Owls are natural-born killers. So why do we adore them so much?

By Adrian Higgins<p>Adrian Higgins<p>Gardening columnist<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Many years ago, in the blackness of nighttime in the country, I saw an apparition. It was a large, white-winged specter hovering by the hedgerow some six feet in the air.<p>Naturally, I took it to be an angel and went on my way. The …

Birds

10 Things You Must Do When Visiting the Florida Keys

In 1513, Juan Ponce de Leon and his crew set sail in search of the elusive Fountain of Youth. As you may have guessed, they didn't find forever …

Amateur's ultra-rare sighting of Siberian dusky thrush brings hundreds of birdwatchers to Derbyshire village

When Rachel Jones, an amateur birdwatcher, spotted an unfamiliar thrush from her window, she had no idea that it would provoke the descent of hundreds of birdwatchers on a small Derbyshire village.<p>Yet her ultra-rare sighting of a Siberian dusky thrush turned out to be one of British ornithology’s …

14 Top-Rated Day Trips from San Francisco

In an incomparable setting of rolling hills overlooking a sparkling emerald-green bay, San Francisco is close to some of California's most beautiful …

You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Start packing.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior data scientist at the University of …

Crocodile attacks a growing concern in Costa Rica; 'time bomb waiting to kill someone' | Adventure Sports Network

Crocodile slips into the water in Costa Rica. Photo: Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons<p>In the wake of a recent crocodile attack on a surfer off Costa …

Nice reason flight was aborted

THE decision by a pilot to suddenly abort a flight to Australia, just as it was about to take off, has been met with rather unusual praise.