It is the dream of every author to become a "brand name" -- to have his or her name above the title of the book. It is not easy for any author to accomplish this, but it is easier for those who write fiction than for those of us who write nonfiction, particularly in the world of children's literature.
When Tasmanian Liberal Senator Richard Colebeck said there would be "minor boundary modifications" to Tasmania's World Heritage Wilderness Area, I was...
There are less than 1,200 Hawaiian monk seals left in the world. Without intervention and sufficient help, within a generation, the species could be extinct. For one of only two warm water seals left on earth, that would be a sad end.
This Red-tailed Hawk arrived as a patient with a shattered left leg from a gunshot.
While it's difficult to mitigate the effects of human activities for surprising visitors from the north who are unaware of the hazards of populated, temperate climates, we can be more much conscious of our behavior toward more familiar and common wildlife in our communities.
Man Versus Nature: It's the ultimate reality show, and we may not have to wait long to see who will be he ultimate loser.
The Bobcat had been seen regularly over the past year at the Del Valle Regional Park in the East Bay, raiding the dumpster where fishermen cleaned their catch.
What many visitors don't know, and locals are happy to keep a secret, is that Las Vegas is a serious outdoor town. It's brimming with hikers, climbers, skiers, and mountaineers of all stripes.
Almost five hundred years ago, in 1515, the German artist Albrecht Dürer made a woodcut of a rhinoceros that has become famous throughout the world. The exotic image delighted Europe in its own day. Centuries later, it was still being published in biology textbooks.
While it may seem like common sense that fresh air and exercise are good for our health, the trends point to dramatic drops in outdoor time for children.
Back in October, I was approached by a journalist who was writing a piece for Science Careers on the changing roles of academic journal editors and wh...
Unless you've been under a travel rock for the past couple of years, you've probably heard about the discovery of Hang Sơn Đoòng (HSD), the largest cave in the world. The good news? It's now open to explorers.
Like Radiohead, peanut butter and Jennifer Lawrence, some things are popular for a reason. Nestled into the center of Chile's expansive Patagonian region rests Torres del Paine, one the most iconic and coveted national parks of the entire Patagonian region.
From invisible geckos and colorful chameleons to strange primates and otherworldly insects, here are a few amazing creatures that you may see while visiting what is arguably the most unique country in the world.
Creating an inspiration board helps me jump start my imagination and compartmentalize my thoughts when I feel my styles are getting stale. As a bonus, inspiration boards have proven to be useful tools when reviewing visual ideas with my clients.
As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. When you act out of present-moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with a sense of quality, care, and love -- even the simplest action.