Nature

Animals A-Go-Go

Between 300,000 and 600,000 African elephants—roughly half the number that existed just 20 years ago—survive south of the Sahara. Though a ban on ivory helped ease the pressure on the...

Animals A-Go-Go

The mile-deep fjords and mist-softened forests of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula are home to a variety of impressive A-list wildlife: humpback whales, bald eagles, black bears. But we're betting that...

Land of the Luscious

Q: We're headed to St. Lucia and we love to hike and snorkel. What weight clothing would you suggest? Would you recommend a guide or can you do the hikes yourself? We want to do all 29...

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...

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 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,...

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