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Amethyst Deceiver Mushrooms
13 Bizarre and Beautiful Mushrooms
Vjosa river valley, Nemërçka mountain in background, Albania
Europe's Last Wild River 'Protected Once and For All' with National Park Designation
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
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?
Cherry blossoms with a bird sitting on a branch
7 Enlightening Facts About the Spring Equinox
Very early morning shot of Venus rising (to the left of Jupiter) over pond and Slash Pine trees with reflection in Babcock Wildlife Management Area near Punta Gorda, Florida
What to See in the Night Sky for March 2023
Meet the World’s Only Completely Freshwater Seal
a strange glowing yellow-orange flower on the forest floor
Strange, Ethereal 'Fairy Lantern' Presumed Extinct is Rediscovered After 30 Years
Take Time to Look at the Clouds
Best Bee Supply Companies
Best Bee Supply Companies
Bluebells flowering in the forest, Perth, Scotland
Finding Traces of Lost Habitats Around Us
a photo shows a woman wearing a green dress adjusting a small retro tv
Here's a Wild Reason To Watch More TV
Prothonotary Warbler Perched on Branch
Get Outside for the Great Backyard Bird Count
6 of the Strangest Plants on Earth
A large, colorful frog holds on to a branch
Trippy New Stream Frog Named After J.R.R. Tolkien
Lonely pinewood caledonian trees.
Scottish Pinewoods Study Reveals Vulnerability of Ancient Forest
A child's hand reaching towards springtime snowdrops growing in a back yard.
An Ode to the First Signs of Spring in a Garden
Celtic Rainforest in summer, Argyll, Scotland
Tropical Rainforests Are Not the Only Rainforests Under Threat
Night sky, Skagsand, Lofoten Islands, Norway
What to See in the Night Sky for February 2023
Earth's Ozone
Ozone Hole Is Slowly Healing Thanks to the Montreal Protocol
Deforested peatlands in Indonesian Borneo
What Are Carbon Sinks? How Do They Impact Climate Change?
Boston skyscrapers at dusk
The 10 Windiest Cities in the U.S.
Brazilian Araucaria plant shows fractals in nature
9 Amazing Fractals Found in Nature
majestic old oak giving shade to a spring meadow with the sun peeking through
Hardwood Trees: Identifying the Most Common Species
Weather forecast on a phone
Where to Find the Most Accurate Weather Forecast
Yellow poplar tree with tulip-like flowers
Identifying the Yellow Poplar Tree
Why Manchineel Might Be Earth's Most Dangerous Tree
Full Frame Shot of Pine Trees in Forest
13 Most Common North American Pine Species
Solitary linden
American Basswood: Description and Site Conditions
Blooming Pink Japanese Cherry or Sakura Flowers (Prunus Serrulata or Kanzan)
Kwanzan Cherry Tree: Description, Cultivars, and Tree Care
Palmately compound leaves of Victoria creeper composed of five leaflets
The Ultimate Guide to Simple and Compound Tree Leaves
Red maple leaves against an overcast sky.
Identify the 5 Most Common Maple Trees
Detail shot of a Juniper with blue berries in fall.
Identifying Juniper Trees and Shrubs
A close-up of a grapevine leaf with yellow and brown patches infected by grapevine fungal disease downy mildew.
32 Common Tree Diseases
couple stand in sun rays piercing thick forest of tall trees
What Is Forest Bathing? Benefits and How to Practice Shinrin-Yoku
American Basswood tree with yellow spiky flowers and dark green leaves.
How to Identify American Basswood Trees
Amazon River, Near Belem
12 Fascinating Facts About the Amazon River
Jaguar Lying On Wood In Forest
What Is an Umbrella Species? Definition and Examples
starry sky over New Zealand
New Zealand Aims to Become World's Largest 'Dark Sky Nation'
An extremely old tree in the middle of dry land
The World's 10 Oldest Living Trees
baby trees in a Scottish field
Rewilding Challenge Fund Launched in Britain Ahead of UN Biodiversity Summit
A colorful coral reef teaming with fish in the Maldives.
10 Stunning Plants and Sea Creatures on the Ocean Floor
Close-up of green needles on a Douglas fir branch.
How to Identify 8 Common North American Fir Trees
American Beech tree
How to Identify the American Beech Tree
Autumn Colors In French Alps, Haute-Savoie
Types of Forests: Definitions, Examples, and Importance
The trunk and yellow leaves of an Aspen in a forest.
Identifying the Aspen Tree
Cottonwood leaves and springtime pollen hanging off of tree.
How to Identify Cottonwood Trees
City of Yakutsk, Russia, at winter dusk
9 of the Coldest Places in the World to Live
tree planter at work
'The Land Gap' Report Shows Land Is Lacking to Fulfill Climate Pledges
woman photographs rainbow of city of Naples, Italy
Climate Change to Boost Global Rainbow Rate
Tourists taking photos of an enormous flower that towers over them all
10 of the Largest Living Things on the Planet
organic farmer hoeing plants
Why Land Use Is Such an Important Issue for Our Times
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
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