Source: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
The balance between humans and nature is a precarious one, and for some time nature has been telling us we are doing something wrong. Read about how both human and environmental health is intertwined.
Source: Discover Magazine
What is citizen science? How can you advance scientific research while exploring your backyard or city? Read on to learn the answer to these questions and more.
Source: Smithsonian Magazine
What would you do if faced with the opportunity to email a tree? Would you write fan mail and love letters? For many Melburnian citizens, the answer is yes!
Source: FOX News
As more and more people live in urban areas and have limited exposure to the outdoors, more people are becoming afraid of nature. Read this article to find out about the dangers of nature phobias on people and the planet.
Source: Science X
Have you ever gone for a walk and felt your worries melt away? It turns out, you aren’t alone, and there is science that supports a positive correlation between nature and happiness.
Homesteading is a huge commitment that can help bring people in tune with nature. Read the pros and cons of one homesteader’s experience.
Source: Science Magazine
Scientists are enjoying a surprising benefit of the reduction in human activity in 2020.
Source: Popular Mechanics
Nature is important to humans in some very practical ways. Read about some of the technological advances the animal world has given us.
Source: The New York Times
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.
Source: National Geographic
The idea of nature rebounding from humanity while people are staying home is inspiring. But it isn’t necessarily true.
Source: The Washington Post
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.
Source: Academy of American Poets
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.
Source: The Atlantic
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.
Source: The Guardian
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.
Source: Psychology Today
Psychologist Thomas Suddendorf argues the importance of identifying the similarities and differences between humans and other animals.