Nature

Tree Wizard

Cycle,surf, ski, climb—13 apps that put you a click away from the beta you need, including the Leafsnap field guide app.

Number One With a Bullet

Kaziranga National Park in India boasts two-thirds of the world’s one-horned rhinos and its highest density of Bengal tigers—both among the region’s most heavily poached species. The secret to the...

The Big-Shake, Big-Wave Theory

If a megaquake like the one that hit Japan last march were to strike the U.S., the Pacific Northwest coast would be the likeliest spot.

Wild British Columbia

In 2008, the energy-giant Enbridge proposed a $5.5 billion pipeline that would shuttle a half million gallons of oil--everyday--from Alberta’s tar sands to oil tankers working British...

Blood in the Water

On December 24, 2009, a 6,600-pound orca killed trainer Alexis Martínez at a marine park in the Canary Islands. Two months later, trainer Dawn Brancheau was killed by an orca at SeaWorld Orlando....

Burned

As the Las Conchas fire ravages parts of the Santa Clara Pueblo reservation, Lieutenant Governor Joseph B. Tafoya sits down to talk about the damage

Feeling the Burn

The brief but terrifying history of the Las Conchas forest fire, from flash point to nuclear scare

Shark Bait

Off the coast of South Africa, birthplace of shark-cage diving, attacks seem to happen near areas where dive companies chum the waters to deliver thrilling encounters. Could the practice be...

57 Feet & Rising

When the biggest floods in 75 years rolled down the Lower Mississippi, three river rats couldn't resist putting in. The result: an epic 300-mile canoe journey filled police boats, deadly whirlpools,...

Save Our Wild Salmon

Thousands of wild salmon used to swim 900 miles from the Pacific Ocean to spawn at 6,457 feet in Idaho's Redfish Lake. A total of 16 sockeye returned to Redfish in the '90s. In 2010, some 500 fish...

Beached Whales

What's the story with the whales washing up on shore before the New Zealand and Japan earthquakes? Are they bellwethers of seismic activity?