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Brutal winter in Western U.S. has been terrible for animals

Antelope injured while falling on ice. Horses stranded in snowy mountains. Cougars descending from their wilderness lairs to forage in a town.<p>It's been a beastly winter in the American West, not just for people but for animals too. One storm after another has buried much of the region in snow, and …

It's wind chill Wednesday in Midwest; Northeast awaits cold

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As the season's first bitter cold spell gripped the Upper Midwest on Wednesday, schools and officials farther east braced for the …

Options For Going Off The Grid: Harnessing Wind, Solar And Hydro Power

With rising inflation and increasing prices on all utilities, it’s no wonder that many Americans today are looking for ways to cut costs wherever …

Devastating Images Of Climate Change, From California To India

For the willfully obtuse, facts you don’t <i>want</i> to believe simply don’t exist. That’s certainly true for climate change deniers, who counter scientific consensus that climate change is real and the fact that the top 15 hottest years since 1880 have all happened since 2001 with crackpot theories about …

West Bengal

Rimac's electric bike can go 150 miles on a single charge

Rimac has revealed a new electric bicycle that is just as impressive as its LaFerrari-killing, million-dollar Concept One supercar, in its own way. With a massive 3kWh battery, the Greyp G12H can go up to 240 km (150 miles) on a single charge, making it the longest-range e-bicycle out there. If you …

Russian toddler survives three days lost in Siberian wilderness

A toddler has been rescued after three days alone in a forest that is home to bears and wolves in southern Siberia.<p>Three-year-old Tserin Dopchut sparked a huge land and air search when he wandered into the woodland on Sunday 18 September, the Siberian Times reported.<p>The extraordinary survival of …

Bears

Predictive tool vital to sustainable environmental futures - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

A new predictive tool, which for the first time combines human perception of the environment with land-use planning and socioeconomic data, could …

11 Unreal National Parks to Visit in Your Lifetime

Your End of Summer Vacation Is Right Here<p>Have you ever seen a more tranquil setting? This view of Wilde Goose Island in Glacier National Park in …

How a tomato plant foils a dreaded vampire vine

Forget garlic. In real life, a tomato can defeat a vampire. And researchers have now figured out the first step to vegetable triumph.The vampires are …

8 unforgettable road trips through Alaska

<i>Author’s note: Some highways are unpaved. Take extra food, drinks, fuel, cash, an emergency kit, and spare tires with you. Equip your vehicle with a</i> …

National Parks

Is this America's most underrated national park?

The alarm buzzes angrily: it is four o’clock in the morning. Although my body protests, I get up and, a few minutes later, start driving through the darkness. I am not the only one: a line of headlights is slowly moving along the winding road up Cadillac Mountain, the easternmost peak in the United …

The 15 Best Places to See Wildlife Up Close

Face-time with Rwanda’s mountain gorillas. Leopard spotting in Sri Lanka. Great white tagging off Cape Cod. We share some of the planet's most interesting—and experiential—wildlife encounters. You can actually go where the wild things are; be prepared to capture some prize-worthy images along the …

America's natural heritage: The essential guide to all 59 U.S. national parks

Denali, Alaska<p>“In the stillness of Denali, two sounds dominate the landscape: the river (and its tributaries) and the wind.”<p>— Justin Ralls, composer and conductor<p><b>Size</b> 6,075,029 acres (park and preserve)• <b><br>Founded</b> As Mount McKinley Park, 1917; renamed Denali Park and Preserve (and roughly tripled in …

Great Smoky Mountains Is America's Most Popular National Park. Here's Why.

More than nine million people visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park each year, making it the most popular national park in the United States. It …

The World’s Most Comfortable Sneaker Now Comes in Limited Edition Colors

Since first appearing on the scene, Allbirds’ wool runners have quickly gained popularity among the style set and are on their way to becoming the new “It” sneaker. Their comfy fit and innovative use of wool is definitely the biggest draw, but what keeps us coming back for more is the simple, …

A Travel Photographer Shares Lessons from Tribes Around the World

Jimmy Nelson talks three decades of humbling, embarrassing, and informing stories from traveling around the world.<p>How often do you learn a valuable lesson from pissing yourself drunk, besides, "never drink that much again?" While traveling with a Central Mongolian tribe, photographer Jimmy Nelson …

Hiking into Stehekin has sweet rewards (such as a bakery)

STEHEKIN, Chelan County — After nearly 20 miles of trekking through wilderness, nothing is more appealing than a bakery. Or, as my husband, Bill, …

Hiking

Planning Complex Backpacking Trips: Best Practices

Best practices when trip planning includes: booking transportation, gear selection and packing tips for complex backpacking trips.The post Planning …

The Complete Guide to Yosemite National Park

It was 1864 when President Lincoln signed a bill that set aside the world’s first parcel of land for the express purpose of preservation and public …

Crows can make tools – and the discovery could rewrite what we know about animal intelligence

Biologists have confirmed that crows are incredibly adept at crafting tools from twigs - a revelation that could prompt a rewrite of textbooks on …

Birds

America's national parks celebrated with stunning photos, rare artifacts

Simply put, the Earth is a beautiful place that is worth all of our admiration. The Smithsonian is highlighting that beauty, specifically America's beauty, in a new exhibit.<p>"100 Years of America's National Park Service: Preserve, Enjoy, Inspire" opened at the National Museum of Natural History …

National Parks

The Secrets of the Wood Wide Web

In London’s Epping Forest, a scientist named Merlin eavesdrops on trees’ underground conversations.<p>Epping Forest is a heavily regulated place. First designated as a royal hunting ground by Henry II in the twelfth century, with severe penalties imposed on commoners for poaching, it has since 1878 …

Panama Canal

This Man Was Born at Yosemite National Park—and He's Lived There Ever Since

John Reynolds was born at Yosemite National Park in 1960, and he's lived there ever since.<p>The 56-year-old came into the world at the park's Lewis …

National Parks

This drybox four-in-one will charge your phone and camera via solar power

Dryboxes may be designed to keep your gear out of the water, but one company is now using them to harvest the power of the sun. The RokPak Pioneer is …

California blaze near Big Sur started by illegal campfire

A blaze that has scorched some 43,000 acres (17,400 hectares) and destroyed dozens of homes near California's famed Big Sur coast was sparked by an illegal, unattended camp fire in a state park, authorities said on Tuesday.<p>The so-called Soberanes Fire, which erupted on July 22, began as a small …

Patagonia Made a Film Explaining How Food Could Solve the Environmental Crisis

Patagonia’s line of sustainable food, Patagonia Provisions, has released a 25-minute film that explores the critical role food plays in finding …

Sustainability

America's lone wolf: Scientists say US has just one true wolf species

Eastern wolves, red wolves, gray wolves, and coyotes are all members of the same species, says a new study – a claim which could affect lupine …

Wildlife

These Mesmerizing Nature Videos Are The Best Break You'll Take Today

Baby puffins!<p>Everybody needs a vacation sometimes. But if you can’t manage to hop a flight between now and the end of your lunch break, then a virtual trip is the next best thing. The below videos are the brainchild of explore.org, a nonprofit that aims to bring people around the world closer to …