nature

Buds on tamarisk trees

Tamarisk trees provide nesting habitat for the endangered southwestern willow flycatchers in Arizona. (Photo by Rachel Charlton/Cronkite News)

Arizona State University
Fighting nature with nature seems like a good idea – unless nature doesn’t care about geography. A 20-year-old federal decision to use a beetle to slow the spread of an invasive shrub is hurting an endangered songbird.

The Grand Canyon in northern Arizona is one of the most-visited national parks. (Photos by Colton Stevens/Northeastern University)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Northeastern University
As our national parks suffer in the wake of the government shutdown, I reflect on why national parks matter to me, and why they should matter to you, too.
The future of nature
The future of nature
University of Wisconsin-Madison
In order to save the planet we must educate, empower, and engage children with nature.
The George Washington University
Studying the fluid dynamics and hydrodynamic forces of the California sea lions fore flipper and learning to mimic this motion, could one day lead to a whole new type of aquatic vehicle.

Is this image of a landfill with trees and blue sky a photo of nature? (Michelle Arseneault/Creative Commons)

George Washington University
A scholarly debate on nature's definition in light of my experience working with ideas about nature.
Americans use more than 400 billion gallons of water in a single day, that’s more than our total oil consumption in a year. We need to introduce new ideas and technological innovations to teach the next generation how to curb and better manage our... Read More
National Science Foundation
By modeling designs after concepts found in nature, engineers hope to create stronger buildings and more efficient innovations. Something as simple as flapping wings provides researchers with new insight into energy sources and its use.
Just a 15-minute drive from Downtown Bend in Central Oregon, the Badlands offer a quiet getaway. The land is designated as "Wilderness" by the federal government, while volcanic ash and eroded lava make up sandy natural trails. Off-trail hikers can... Read More
With some of the most spectacular scenery in the United States the Alpine Triangle is 186, 000 acres of high altitude resource rich public land in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado. Citizen groups there are purposing this as an addition... Read More
The forests in the Southern US act as carbon sinks, but their future rests in the hands of private landowners. Watch>>

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