As one of the northernmost settlements on earth, the Norwegian hamlet of Longyearbyen has become a magnet for adventurous souls looking to start a new life. But when an unsettling crime happened, it brought home a harsh reality: in the modern world, trouble always finds you.
After a breaching humpback nearly landed on Tom Mustill's kayak, the wildlife filmmaker became consumed with trying to understand the massive mammal. The result is PBS's ‘The Whale Detective.’
Featuring fat bears, Pattie Gonia, a very good boy, and more
Everything is easier to understand with visuals
Scientists turn to high-tech solutions to protect a threatened population
After losing his bear spray, Colin Dowler was caught with nothing but a tiny Buck knife
Despite being one of the most popular destinations in the U.S., the Smokies make it easy to plan a last-minute trip and avoid crowds year-round. Here's our definitive guide on what to know before you go, how to make the most of all the park has to offer, and can't-miss experiences in every season.
Every year, explore.org calls on its A-team to capture the rotund glory of Katmai National Park’s brown bears
The fight to balance recreation with wildlife is coming to a head
The best week of the year is back
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