Nature

The Great Indoors

I used to have an idea of myself as a person who never came inside. I thought I was someone of no fixed address, at large, free—spiritual kin to

Dominica

DOMINICA ISN'T YOUR typical Caribbean paradise: There are few beaches to speak of, and the snorkeling's only so-so. But if you're the kind to go stir crazy after a couple of languorous hours...

One Nation, Under Ted

The thing is, there’s this red dot,” says Beau Turner, standing quietly in a long-leaf pine forest on his Avalon Plantation, 25,000 red-clay acres half an hour south of Tallahassee. It...

The Wild File

Q:Does an animal feel more pain if it has a large brain? Joe Farago, Denver, ColoradoA: In other words, can you crush bugs without a...

The Ballad of Lonesome George

THE FLIGHT FROM MIAMI TO Guayaquil, Ecuador, is packed with tourists headed to the Galápagos and elegantly dressed Ecuadorans returning from shopping trips. Judging by these passengers,...

Global Warning

Lured by icefloe wildlife and the world's last remaining true wilderness, increasing numbers of would-be Shackletons are venturing beyond the Arctic and Antarctic Circles—the chilly climes...

The Crux

Test Case: Mount Hood...

Ursus Major

"Bear!" yells Tommy Moe. The downhill skier who won Olympic gold in 1994 in Lillehammer sounds the alarm from his safety kayak as he leads our paddle raft down a particularly narrow stretch of...

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