Watch the video to learn more about the positive effects greenscapes have had in New York City.
In a world of antibacterial soaps and sterile environments, scientists have found that children exposed to diverse bacterial environments have better immune responses.
Read about how dogs, human’s best friends, influenced human evolution and vice versa.
In this article, Laura Wright Treadway, environmentalist and mom, talks about the importance of playing—and learning—outdoors.
While modern human environmental intervention often has a negative impact, forest gardens grown by Indigenous communities prove that humans can live in harmony with nature and improve ecosystems.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Have humans ever truly lived in harmony with the natural world? According to recent research, the activities of early human ancestors may have caused animal extinctions, not unlike the way human actions threaten many species today.
What does cutting down trees have to do with global pandemics like the coronavirus? Click this link to find out.
Watch: What if we could harness the power generated by waves to restore eroding shorelines? Designer Skylar Tibbits and his team are testing the theory.
It may seem obvious that nature benefits humans, but you might be surprised to learn how much!
Not all medicines start out in labs; many life-saving medicines come from plants or animals, and more are being discovered all the time.
A recent arrival to the United States, Vespa mandarinia is a species of hornet capable of stinging multiple times and destroying honeybee colonies.
Learn about the complicated path a virus must take to jump from animals to humans.
President Theodore Roosevelt was brash, daring, and adventurous. He was also deeply committed to the cause of preserving America’s forests and wilderness. Explore the links in this American Experience website to learn more about what nature did for “TR” and what he did for nature.
The European conquest of the Americas in the 1500s was brief and decisive. The established civilizations on this side of the Atlantic Ocean lacked the weaponry of the invaders. More significantly, they lacked immunity to the deadly germs that accompanied the Europeans.
A 2019 study by the United Nations suggests that human actions could cause as many as one million species to become extinct within the next few decades. Read to learn more about the situation and to find out what you can do to help.