Nature

The Case for Going Uncivilized

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, an acclaimed environmental author heads for the Three Sisters Wilderness near his Oregon home.

We Don't Need No Education

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.

Sign for Delivery

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...

The Hidden Danger Threatening Our Dogs

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.

The Freedivers Who Eavesdrop on Whales

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 Day We Set the Colorado River Free

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...

Why Obama's New Regs Scare Big Coal

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?