Nature

These wondrous sea wolves swim for miles and live off the watery wilds

<b>In a remote stretch of rainforest on Canada's Pacific coast, a unique population of wolves has taken to a life of the sea.</b><p>Wolves have forever had a …

Sustainability

Bear Cam Is Out of Hibernation

Almost too cute to bear.<p>Every summer, Explore.org hosts Bear Cam, a 24-hour live stream of bears from Katmai National Park in southern Alaska going to the river to catch salmon, and every summer, it's just delightful. Guess you could call it a live stream of a live stream. This year's Bear Cam …

Bears

A storytelling of crows

Wenlock Edge, Shropshire Birds verminous and ominous, persecuted and mythologised, foolproof, climateproof, futureproof<p>Two crows fly into a tree towards the end of a long dreamy summer’s day. They had been walking their beat on Windmill Hill, through the flowering cocksfoot, lady’s bedstraw, …

Birds

27 images that prove Southeast Alaska is awesome to visit in the springtime

“ISLAND FEVER” is what we call it here in Hawaii: the overwhelming desire to get off the rock and explore new places. My family and I maximize our …

Earth - 13 beautiful images of our National Parks

The first seeds for today’s National Parks were sown in the 19th Century by great romantic poets such as Byron, Coleridge and Wordsworth. It wasn’t until 1951, however, that the first areas were designated as National Parks, the most recent to be assigned being the South Downs in 2010.<p>There are …

National Parks

Buitenschot Land Art Park

This Dutch land art project uses grass ridges to cut airport noise pollution in half.<p>It’s always a pain to live next to an airport, but the problem …

Culture

Ancient Fish Trap Discovered in Alaska

KODIAK ISLAND, ALASKA—A prehistoric stone fishtrap has been found on northern Kodiak Island, reports <i>Alaska Native News</i>. Alutiiq Museum archaeologist …

Archaeology

Earth - The bird with the killer blue beak

The helmet vanga (<i>Euryceros prevostii</i>) is the most unique of birds - its bright blue beak setting it apart from the rest.<p>Vanga's are only found in the wet, eastern forests of Madagascar. There are around 20 species of the bird on the island, all descended from the same ancestor species.<p>No one knows …

David Attenborough

Rare spate of bear attacks leaves two dead in Alaska

Four people have been attacked in less than a week, resulting in two fatalities, in what wildlife experts are calling ‘a lightning strike’<p>Alaska is experiencing a spate of bear attacks, with four people attacked in less than a week, resulting in two fatalities.<p>Two men, Alex Ippoliti and James …

Witness the Wonders of Nature as a Raven Brutally Disembowels a Live Pigeon

New York City is a lush, majestic landscape teeming with wildlife—and not just street punk warthogs who dress like they listen exclusively to PiL. The city is home to deer, coyotes, an unnerving number of loose crabs, and, apparently, at least one vicious raven.<p>Earlier this week, NYC subway riders …

How winter rains have left birds dazed and confused

<b>DEAR JOAN:</b> You’ve had a couple of letters recently about the lack of hummingbirds around. We, too, have noticed that they have not been at our …

Dazed and Confused

c. 1856: Liquid Eternity

The charm of a single summer day on these island shores is something impossible to express, never to be forgotten. Rarely in the paler zones do earth …

West Indies

15 Different Experiences Of Happiness

"<p>Gather experiences. As many as you can. And as profoundly as you can. That's perhaps the best advice an accomplished writer once gave me.<p>Lay yourself bare in the wilderness. Talk to animals. Listen to the orchestra of birds. Gaze at the clouds.<p>Experience the experience. Not simply as a …

BBC Blogs - Springwatch - 11 insanely beautiful places in the UK to get away from it all

11 insanely beautiful places in the UK to get away from it all<p>Chris HitchingsSocial Media Producer, BBC Springwatch<p>Comments<p>There is nothing better than being out in the wilderness, surrounded by beautiful nature. The rustle of the wind in the trees, the gurgle of a mountain stream, the pop of a …

Scotland

Monomoy, Cape Cod’s desert island

Monomoy Island has been many things over the years: An island, a peninsula, an island again (as storms build and then destroy sand bridges with the …

Boston

Invasive Asian bug threatening Michigan's hemlock trees

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>TODAY'S TOP STORIESSee who gave Flint more than $1B | 1:30<p>Since its founding, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has now granted …

Detroit

All hail the return of bearcam

Bear with me<p>Bearcam. This annual tradition graces patrons of the internet with its presence every summer as large, lumbering brown bears make their way down to their local river to catch some salmon.<p>Katmai National Park in Alaska is home to the 24-hour live stream, which in past years has seen …

National Parks

How lizards find their way home

Take an anole lizard out of his territory and he can make a beeline back — but how?<p>When a tiny lizard is moved away from his territory and placed in …

Lifestyle

The 10 Best Wildlife Hikes

SKIP<p>/<p>Whether it’s spotting a bear munching on huckleberries, a mountain goat scaling some rocky precipice, or a snake slithering through the desert …

Wildlife

Is Yellowstone's Grizzly Bear Population Doomed?

Nearly a half century ago, when I returned from Vietnam, I was lost and wandered the Western American wilderness seeking palliation from war …

Wildlife

Is the Giant Sequoia National Monument Next on the Hit List?

Conservationists organizing to defend this sanctuary for humongous trees<p><i>Sequoiadendron giganteum.</i> That’s the scientific name for the giant sequoia: …

Conservation

Gorgeous rainbow frogs come in different colours on every island

IN THE archipelago of Bocas del Toro, Panama, frogs come in a dizzying array of colours. Each island has a different-hued version of the strawberry …

gorgeous

Rainforest Entrepreneur Thrives Across Two Vastly Different Worlds

As a young child, I was always terrified from afar of the jungle. It struck me as overwhelmingly hot, humid, and infested with poisonous, well, everything. Over time, not much changed; I never visited a jungle, with the exception of a few quick hikes in Puerto Rico.<p>But somehow last week, I ended up …

My owl nest box has finally attracted a tenant

Allendale, Northumberland Every now and then I hear the peep of what sounds like a single owlet, but I can’t be sure<p>It can take a while for owls to accept a nest box. My homemade wooden one was built to a chimney design from the RSPB website and set on a sycamore branch at the recommended 45-degree …

Birds

A sleepover with a difference at Elmley National Nature Reserve

It's 7.15 on a Saturday morning and I am sitting up in bed looking out across miles of unbroken wetland on the Isle of Sheppey on the north Kent coast. To my right an early mist lingers above the Swale estuary. Just ahead is a small patch of water already full of dabbling teals where, later in the …

Cyclist 'repeatedly attacked' by Staffordshire bird of prey

A cyclist says he is being repeatedly dive-bombed by a bird of prey while on his bike.<p>Aidan Williams regularly cycles on a country lane near Sandon, Staffordshire, and says he's attacked on part of the route by what he thinks is a hawk.<p>It has managed to get its talons into his jersey at times when …

Contract Bridge

Nature Therapy Can Work

By Julie Beck in the <i>Atlantic</i><p>By Alexander Starrit and Jennifer Guay in <i>Fast Company</i><p>By the <i>University of Cambridge</i><p>By Faisal Hossain, Nishan Biswas, …

University of Cambridge

8 dreamlike abandoned settings being reclaimed by nature

There's a strange and undeniable draw towards abandoned places. Ghost towns, urban movie palaces, grand shipwrecks, overgrown castles and the like; …

Sustainability

European natural sites at risk despite protection

Fire threatens Spain's Doñana National Park - but this is only one of numerous pressures endangering natural reserves in Europe. Poor conservation …

National Parks

Open season on mourning doves and sandhill cranes?

Michigan hunting groups want the state Department of Natural Resources to make mourning doves and sandhill cranes game species eligible for hunting. …

Detroit