A growing body of research points to the beneficial effects that exposure to the natural world has on health, reducing stress and promoting healing. Now, policymakers, employers, and healthcare providers are increasingly considering the human need for nature in how…
By Jim Robbins, Yale Environment 360
More than half of all U.S. National Parks are overrun with invasive animal species, such as rats, pythons and feral hogs, according to a new study.
By Elisheva Mittelman, Yale Environment 360
“In my day-to-day life, I often take the trees around me for granted."…
By Elizabeth Flock
The American chestnut tree, once the dominant tree throughout much of the Eastern United States, bore richly nutritious and sweet-tasting nuts before it was almost entirely wiped out.
By Elizabeth Flock
By Seth Borenstein, Christina Larson, Associated Press
North America's skies are lonelier and quieter.
By Jeffrey Brown, Lorna Baldwin
British sculptor Andy Goldsworthy has long been known for his unconventional approach to art. In an ongoing project at Kansas City’s Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Goldsworthy has created a “walking wall,” assembling and then disassembling the same limestone rocks, moving…
By Vicky Stein
Here’s a look at some of the numbers that define the fires burning in the Amazon.
By Scott Denning, The Conversation
There are many reasons to be appalled by this year’s Amazon fires, but depleting Earth’s oxygen supply is not one of them.
Walton Ford is a painter whose work examines the relationship between humans and animals in the wild. These creatures, he believes, “would rather be left alone.” As a child, Walton was always inspired by the natural world and would bring…
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