Scientists are enjoying a surprising benefit of the reduction in human activity in 2020.
Nature is important to humans in some very practical ways. Read about some of the technological advances the animal world has given us.
Diane Ackerman contemplates the wildlife that creeps into our urban habitats.
Watch this video about a program intended to both connect prisoners to nature and to help restore the environment.
The idea of nature rebounding from humanity while people are staying home is inspiring. But it isn’t necessarily true.
Exploring one of the most remote places on earth, a deep-sea diver found new species as well as something depressingly familiar.
Poet and nature essayist Camille T. Dungy ponders the importance of diversity as she transforms her sterile yard to a more natural state.
Read this short history of poems about nature.
Traveler and writer Amy Ragsdale shares how exploring both the parks and building-lined streets of New York City can trigger an examination of the relationship between man and nature.
Something as simple as a window with a view of trees can help improve the recovery of hospital patients. This article explores how exposure to nature can help people suffering problems from ADD to cancer.
The patterns that appear in nature not only inspire art, but have health benefits as well.
Artist Freedom Baird’s new outdoor exhibit in Arlington, Massachusetts, encourages viewers to consider the connection between humans, consumption, and nature.
Inspired by ecologist and author Anne LaBastille, writer Megan Mayhew Bergman takes a solo trip to the Adirondacks in New York. In this essay, she describes how she overcame fears and proved something to herself.
Psychologist Thomas Suddendorf argues the importance of identifying the similarities and differences between humans and other animals.
This article lists eight advantages, including benefits for your health and mental well-being, of spending time in nature.
This article provides examples of past, present, and future technology inspired by nature.
After hiking the 750-mile length of the Grand Canyon, photographer and filmmaker Pete McBride reflects on the silence of the canyon and draws comparisons to his noisy life.
Photographers wait hours at a time to capture this phenomenon. This article explains the science behind it.
Writer and researcher Tom Winterbottom argues that the key to enjoying nature is to slow down.
In Los Angeles, an anthropologist is using equations to teach police about how street gangs operate.