To mark the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, an acclaimed environmental author heads for the Three Sisters Wilderness near his Oregon home.
As a growing movement of unschoolers believe, a steady diet of standardized testing and indoor inactivity is choking the creativity right out of our kids. The alternative: set 'em free.
University forests are basically outdoor laboratories for college forestry departments, where students learn how to plant, harvest and manage timber products.
Soccer fans aren't the only depressed creatures in Argentina these days. Arturo the polar bear, a 28-year-old male who lives at the Mendoza Zoo, has been swaying back and forth, shaking his head and...
When the US Navy began studying cetacean biosonar in the late 1940s, the only people who cared about Saving the Whales were whalers.
I bought a striped skunk skull online from a man named Terry. It arrived yesterday from Duluth, Minnesota, in a nondescript cardboard box that weighed almost nothing.
Earlier this year, Terry Dubois went hiking with a few friends and four dogs. They were three miles from town when her 12-year-old heeler, Jetta, suddenly began shrieking.
We're wasting billions on a fight we can't win
Paul D. Paur left behind all his worldly possessions and entered the Appalachian Trail in early June. Concerns about his mental health surfaced alongside reports from fellow hikers that Paur is...
It's not easy to swim with sperm whales: they're hard to find, hard to reach without adequate diving experience, and they just might swallow you up if you get too close. But how else are we going to...
The Navy showed us it's possible, but is our most abundant natural resource a practical energy solution?
Activists have finally brought down a huge megadam project for two Patagonian rivers, but the fight is nowhere near over.
It's been more than 50 years since the Colorado River regularly reached the sea. But this spring, the U.S. and Mexico let the water storm through its natural delta for a grand experiment in...
A story about an American icon, environmental displacement, and slob behavior by the human race
New emissions limits are sure to push coal further out of the U.S. energy mix, but what's to stop that carbon from being shipped overseas?