Planet Earth was a groundbreaking series, and I loved it because it opened all our eyes to the beauty and spectacle of our natural world. But it only told half the story.
It is impossible for me to ignore fresh snow. And so on a weekday I venture out, despite projects and pressing deadlines, clipping on my skis and heading to the Forest Preserve near my home.
More than a third of U.S. forests are owned by individuals and families -- a larger share than the federal government or various companies own. As we work to protect both the environment and rural economies, family-owned forests are hugely important yet too often overlooked.
Millions across the globe have been inspired by 96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch -- World War II French Resistance fighter, model, actress, film producer, wine connoisseur, competitive ballroom dancer and yoga master.
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She's looking at the water and sand, the rocks and trees. She's feeling her divine place. She begs to know what I believe. It's no mystery they only ask these questions when we're out here, when we're away from the things, the machines and messages, that are supposed to link us together.
If the United States and other nations do not fully ban the sale of ivory, African elephants could be extinct -- poof -- in as few as five years.
While winter does have its upsides--cozy fires, hot chocolate, snow days--for many of us, having to deal with all the snow is a battle of unpleasant proportions, particularly after a nor'easter strikes.
Most travel stories of Costa Rica consist of young, adventurous backpackers excited to discover the natural beauty of the one of the world's most eco-friendly travel destinations. What is not often talked about is how much this Central American country has to offer outdoor-loving traveling families as well, and what an enriching experience it can be for little ones.
There are side effects to time outdoors: an increased sense of awe, community, experience, connection and even the occasional life-changing experience.
Hosted by Dr. M. Sanjayan, a brilliant conservation scientist, National Geographic Television (in association with Passion Planet) has produced its most important cinematic legacy. EARTH: A New Wild is to be savored and watched countless times.
Even though Obama wants climate action to be one of his presidency's chief legacies, he's not yet ready to base his policies on what actually needs to be done. In this case, he has taken two big steps forward with the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and then followed up with an ill-advised step backward on offshore drilling.
I was fortunate that nature allowed me the chance to give Phoebe a peaceful death, and that has brought me peace in return. But I wonder about the human deaths that are coming, my own and those of the people I love. Will I have the grace to be there for them at their final breath?
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We recently arrived at our mountain cabin in central Idaho and discovered a flock of eagles eating the bloody carcass of a deer. The raw, vivid scen...