Learn about ecosystems, wildlife, oceans, clean water, and air quality – and what we can do to protect the planet.
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    Over 5,000 New Deep-Sea Species Found in Future Mining Hotspot
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    Lush Launches Its First Packaging-Free Mascara
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    Trees Are a ‘Must-Have’ Medicine When Addressing Mental Health
    Panoramic view of Laguna Colorada in the Bolivian Altiplano , Bolivia
    13 of the Most Bizarre Lakes in the World
    Plateau pika (Ochotona curzoniae)
    Eradication of Small Mammals Is Harming Vital Ecosystems
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    Why Our Editors Love Dryer Balls Over Fabric Softener and Dryer Sheets
    River running through lush green forest in rain, Yakushima Island, Japan
    50 Hours of Nature Sounds to Bring You Calm and Joy
    A coral reef teeming with fish
    Coastal Lights Are Tricking Coral Reefs and Harming Their Recovery
    Aspen Trees in the Pando Clone near Fishlake Utah
    Listen to the Sounds of the Largest Tree on Earth
    Why Is It Illegal to Walk Freely in Most of the US?
    Beautiful Rolling Scottish Countryside At Dusk
    Why the 'Right to Roam' Is So Important
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    It's Time to Ban Cigarette Filters
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    The Ultimate Guide to No Mow May
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    The 9 Best Alternatives to Paper Towels of 2023
    The Milky Way and lupins field near the Church of the Good Shepherd near Lake Tekapo, on New Zealand's South Island.
    What to See in the Night Sky for May 2023
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    Trees Form Friendships and Remember Their Experiences
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    Elephants Have Lost Nearly Two-Thirds of Their Habitat Across Asia
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    20 Reasons to Really Love Trees
    Best Bee Supply Companies
    Best Bee Supply Companies
    The 6 Best Carbon Offset Programs of 2022
    The 6 Best Carbon Offset Programs of 2023
    Sunrays Through Treetops
    94% of Americans Agree This Nature-Based Superhero is Good for the Planet
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    13 Exquisitely Extreme Things About Planet Earth
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    Unexpected Species Are Colonizing Rafts of Plastic Debris in the High Seas
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    10 Invasive Species That Changed the World Forever
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    World's First Rewilding Center Opens in Scotland
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    The Power of Planting With a Purpose
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    The Best Composting Services
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    Sky-Gazing Medieval Monks Shed Light on Volcanic Mysteries
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    8 Dreamlike Abandoned Places Being Reclaimed by Nature
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    How to Recycle Glass Correctly
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    Star Sand Shows Nature’s Exquisite Attention to Detail
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    Best Electric Bike (EBike) Insurance Companies
    Lyrid Meteor Shower
    What to See in the Night Sky for April 2023
    Cup lichen (Cladonia pyxidata) growing like an island on a rotten tree stump, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
    Meet the Coolest Tiny Plants in the Forest
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    Best Bike Share Programs of 2023
    Saint Petersburg, Florida, Driftwood Neighborhood
    What Trees Can Do for You
    Amethyst Deceiver Mushrooms
    13 Bizarre and Beautiful Mushrooms
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    Europe's Last Wild River 'Protected Once and For All' with National Park Designation
    Singled Out
    How to Recycle Light Bulbs and Why You Should
    South polar skua, Stercorarius maccormicki, resting in the snow
    Entire Populations of Antarctic Birds Failed to Breed Last Year Because of Extreme Snowstorms
    California Hit By Another Winter Storm, Deepening The Already Historic Snowpack In Mountain Regions
    Atmospheric Rivers Now Have an Intensity Ranking Like Hurricanes
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    With 100 Trillion Bits of Old Satellites Circling the Planet, Scientists Call for Action on Space Junk
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    Ocean Plastic Sees Staggering Increase Since 2005, Study Finds
    Blue Marlin and Humpback Red Snapper fish glide over a colorful ocean reef full of coral plants
    How Does Mercury Get in Fish?
    A dying cypress swamp seen under stormy skies, Venice, Louisiana, USA
    Why Has Coastal Louisiana Lost 1,900 Square Miles of Land Since the 1930s?
    View Of Calm Beach Against Blue Sky
    Sea Spray at California Beach Comes with Aerosolized Raw Sewage
    Discharged Batteries In Cardboard Box. Collecting Used Batteries To Recycle
    How to Recycle Batteries
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    7 Enlightening Facts About the Spring Equinox
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    What to See in the Night Sky for March 2023
    Meet the World’s Only Completely Freshwater Seal
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    Strange, Ethereal 'Fairy Lantern' Presumed Extinct is Rediscovered After 30 Years
    Take Time to Look at the Clouds
    Houses and Park Beside Huge Oil Refinery in East Toledo, Ohio - Aerial
    EPA Launches $550 Million Program for Environmental Justice Grants
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    3 Products You Didn't Know You Could Buy Plastic-Free
    Bluebells flowering in the forest, Perth, Scotland
    Finding Traces of Lost Habitats Around Us
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    Here's a Wild Reason To Watch More TV
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    Get Outside for the Great Backyard Bird Count
    6 of the Strangest Plants on Earth
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    Trippy New Stream Frog Named After J.R.R. Tolkien