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Fire in the Rockies - Part 2

Bill Chameides | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Fire is a natural part of a process of destruction and regeneration that keeps a forest diverse and healthy. By suppressing fires in the forest, we weren't putting an end to fires, we were just putting off the inevitable.

You Can't Go Home Again, But You Can Make Yourself Your Home

Vivian Norris | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Vivian Norris

A recent wave of nostalgia accompanied by trips back "home", have had me pondering why we sometimes think that what we left behind might contain somet...

10 Reasons to Visit the Smoky Mountains Right Now (PHOTOS)

HomeAway | Posted 06.04.2013 | Travel
HomeAway

While it's fun and cheap to visit year-round, those who are picky and visit in April or May will be rewarded. Shoulder Season is upon us, and it doesn't get much better than this -- mild weather, empty hiking trails and scene stealing wildflowers are just a few great reasons to visit the Smokies.

Finding Beauty After The Flowers Leave California

Lisa Novick | Posted 07.04.2012 | Travel
Lisa Novick

We long for authentic beauty -- for the autumn colors of the deciduous forests of New England or for the groves of redwoods further up the California coast.

PHOTOS: Wild Orchids Like You've Never Seen

Posted 02.14.2012 | Green

By Christian Ziegler: Confucius called them the "king of fragrant plants," and John Ruskin condemned them as "prurient apparitions." Across the cen...

Nature in New York City

Marielle Anzelone | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marielle Anzelone

It isn't easy being green in the Big Apple. Over the past century, 75% of the city's woodlands, wetlands and meadows have been destroyed.

More Than the Million Trees, Where Is Nature in PlaNYC?

Marielle Anzelone | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marielle Anzelone

The loss of doll's eyes from the Big Apple illustrates a disturbing trend -- the local extinction of our wild flora.

Where Do All the Flowers Grow?

Rich Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Rich Wolf

Front Range spring peeping is quite rewarding now, as many early plants and seeds have returned from dormancy to establish their tiny gene survival platforms -- flowers

Think Global, Act Local- Bedstuy Meadow Project

Robyn Hillman-Harrigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Hillman-Harrigan

An interview with Deborah Fisher who planned the Bedstuy Meadow Project: "The goal is to sow wildflower seeds on every single patch of abandoned soil in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bed Stuy."