I didn't know much about desert-adapted lions before my trip to Namibia. I knew they were endangered like every other lion in Africa. But that's just part of their story. It wasn't until Stander's talk that I fully understood the magnificence of these majestic creatures -- the mere 150 that are left.
Which is more important to Americans - water, or hydro-power?
The oceans act as food provider, climate regulator, oxygen source, transportation network, and recreation base for all the world's people and serve as home for much of the world's wildlife. We need to start treating oceans like the precious and limited resource that they have always been.
Over the past week, scientists have been caring for dozens of endangered African penguins that are being rescued from Bird and St Croix islands off the South African coast. Unlike previous oil spills in this region, the exact source and responsibility for this incident remains unclear.
While 97% of climate scientists are convinced that human-caused global warming is happening, there is no such consensus among the American public. On average, only 48% of Americans think that global warming is mostly human-caused.
While enabling cars to move around is not unimportant, I applaud those leaders who are also directing our attention -- and the attention of public departments of transportation -- back to people, to streets as not just conveyances but also destinations, places to linger on foot, as places of beauty, as places whose look and feel greatly define what it means to be in a particular community, why one city differs from another.
June is National Camping Month, and there is no better time to tell stories around the campfire, revel in stargazing, and get up with the sunrise.
I'm going out on a limb and say most people don't even consider doing yoga in their backyards. Even among yogi friends, it's a rare bird that takes a mat outdoors to soak in the treasures summer serves up on the lawn.
A couple tourists to Krueger National Park in South Africa got to witness one little guy fall behind when he couldn't keep up when they stumbled upon a baby elephant in the road.
Americans' Exposure To Heat Extremes Could Rise 6-Fold By 2050 - exposing vastly more Americans to dangerous heat waves due to a combination of rising temperatures and rapid population growth in the South and West, a new study warns.
When I was eight years old, my parents used to take me to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. We would go every week of the summer, spread out a blanket on the grass, and enact a tradition central to our monotheistic branch of Hinduism: singing devotional songs to passersby, often accompanied by a harmonium and brass hand symbols.
Over 60 FedEx employees volunteered this past weekend to help replant a two-acre forest site at Virginia Key North Point on Virginia Key Beach in Miami.
Animal encounters are not the only memories you'll take home with you. The Galapagos Islands have a history to uncover and a stark volcanic landscape ringed with ice-white sand and lapped by chilly, brilliant blue water.
You might like to think that you have what it takes to survive even the most overwhelming odds. Even if you don't know all that much in the area of survival skills, you'd make it through, right?
First came the phone call, on Sunday night: The Alaska Department of Fish and Game had declared a lone newborn moose, hanging around the interior town of Tok, abandoned.
When I fly, I'm usually not the one looking out the window as we start the descent. But as São Miguel island came into sight, I couldn't stop staring at the breathtakingly green island scattered with craggy mountains and sapphire lakes. By the time we actually landed, I couldn't wait to get on the road.