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View of The Window in the Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park
Explore Dinosaur Fossils, Wildflowers, and Dark Skies at Big Bend National Park
A permeable parking lot with grass growing between pavers.
What Is Hardscaping? Is It Sustainable?
View from tent to the mountain
Outdoors
Fast Speedboat
What Do Riverkeepers Do? History and Environmental Policy
The Amazon rainforest in Brazil
10 Largest and Most Biodiverse Forests on Earth
Woman spraying boy with bug spray
The 7 Best DEET-Free Bug Sprays
Foraged mushrooms laid out on a cloth on a wooden table
Identifying Wild Mushrooms: What to Eat, What to Avoid
Lone linden / american basswood tree in a field against a bright blue sky
Introduction to American Basswood
Camping Tips: How to Enjoy the Great Outdoors With Your Dog
winning dead lawn in Gotland, Sweden
To Save Water, Gotland Challenged Residents to 'Ugliest Lawn' Competition
Chris Packham and Jamal Edwards
British Royal Family Urged to Rewild Sprawling Estates
Why the Search for Life on Other Planets Depends on Hydrogen
Striking Bird Photos Highlight Importance of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act
A polar bear walking along a flat surface covered with sea ice with a snow-covered mountain in the background and a blue sky and low,white clouds above
8 of the Best Places for an Arctic Adventure
Beautiful Vista of Mount Hood in Oregon, USA
10 Fascinating Pacific Crest Trail Facts
The Grand Prismatic Spring at Yellowstone National Park
Park vs. Refuge: What's the Difference?
Flood On Road During Hurricane
What Is a King Tide? Definition, Risks, and Climate Change Impact
Pando aspen grove
This 80,000-Year-Old Aspen Grove Clones Itself
Maroon Bells mountains at White River National Forest in Colorado
15 Awe-Inspiring National Forests in the United States
Deadly nightshade plant with berries and flowers
18 Poisonous Plants and Flowers
Bright green needles on a Spruce Tree.
Use Needles to Identify Common North American Coniferous Trees
ant's eye view of tall white oak tree in early spring with blue sky
Plant an Acorn and Grow an Oak Tree
Lush green valley flanked by mountains in Bhutan
10 Countries and Territories With the Most Protected Land
Jaguar Lying On Wood In Forest
What Is an Umbrella Species? Definition and Examples
Denali Mountain
The 12 Tallest Mountains in the United States
Autumn Colors In French Alps, Haute-Savoie
Types of Forests: Definitions, Examples, and Importance
Tree-sized corpse flower blooming in a greenhouse
8 of the Biggest Flowers on Earth
What Are Public Lands?
Rain and storm winds blowing trees
Are Hurricanes Getting Stronger Because of Climate Change? Weather Analysis
Sweet gum tree
Identifying the Sweetgum Tree
Low sun peaking through snowy forest, creating shadows
8 Things to Know About the Winter Solstice
International Space Station (ISS) Orbit in Space over Amazon River - SpaceX & NASA Research - 3D Rendering
What Are the Major Climate Zones?
Rear View Of Woman Walking By Trees At National Park
Redwood National Park Protects More Than the World's Tallest Trees
looking up at the mimosa tree with pink blossoms and full sun
Pros and Cons of Planting Mimosa in Your Yard
lightning over a beach and pier
Fulgurites: When Lightning Strikes Sand, Magic Is Formed
Lush storefront
Lush Cosmetics Reminds Us That 'Pollinators Make It Possible'
Many rounded graupel pellets on a red and textured surface
What Is Graupel?
7 Things to Know About the Summer Solstice
Fraser Fir Christmas trees for sale in a snow covered lot.
All About the Fraser Fir: Uses, Conservation Status, and More
Which Countries Have the Most Trees?
What Is the Difference Between Hail and Sleet?
Close-up of green needles on a Douglas fir branch.
How to Identify 8 Common North American Fir Trees
two mature trees grow together in forest with thick exposed roots
15 Astounding Facts About Trees
Detailed shot of Douglas fir cones and bright green needles.
Identifying Common North American Conifers
An extremely old tree in the middle of dry land
The World's 10 Oldest Living Trees
looking up at pecan tree with pinnately compound leaves
Identifying Trees With Pinnately Compound Leaves
American Beech tree
How to Identify the American Beech Tree
Cottonwood leaf Cottonwood leaf on volcani...
Identify the North American Poplars
Single water lily bloom surrounded by leaves
What's the Difference Between Water Lilies and Water Lotus?
Cottonwood leaves and springtime pollen hanging off of tree.
How to Identify Cottonwood Trees
How Many Trees Are There in the World?
Acer Negundo
An Introduction to the Boxelder Tree
deforestation in Brazilian Amazon
What Works to Combat Global Deforestation?
Autumn sunset in an oak grove
Identification of the Most Common Hardwoods
Alexandra Narvaez on patrol
These Are the Impressive Winners of the 2022 Goldman Environmental Prize
Zabriskie Point at dawn, California, USA
10 Otherworldly Facts About Death Valley National Park, the Hottest Place on Earth
Close up of a Juniper tree with blueberries.
How to Tell the Difference Between Cedars and Junipers
thunderstorm and lightning in sky
How Dangerous Are Thunderstorms?
birds' eye view of large Japanese Maple in front yard while person admires
Why Is My Red Japanese Maple Sprouting Green Branches?