A new report depicts a failing planet. A new book has solutions

A UN report released today paints a dire picture of the natural world, but a new book provides answers.

Make your garden irresistible to butterflies with these plants and tips

Entice butterflies to stay, eat, mate and lay eggs in your garden with these plants and tips.

Enchanting off-grid floating home can be yours for $210K

This inviting, one-bedroom canal boat is in the 600-square-foot range and has all the comforts of home.

Styrofoam ban, a naming game, pollinators in trouble: 3 big stories you might have missed

Human Nature shares three stories from the past week that you should know about.

Wildlife loss, flight footprints, Irish action: 3 big stories you might have missed

Human Nature shares three stories from the past week that you should know about.

6 meals to fuel a young, busy family

With a packed schedule and limited tools, dinners these days are simpler and faster than ever, but still delicious.

Less planning can lead to more rewarding travel

Relinquish the schedule and see what adventures happen.

As climate warms, Ecuador fights fires with forecasts

An innovative tool combines weather forecasts with fire-tracking systems to create a “fire-weather forecast.”

Protected areas see recent rise in legal rollbacks: study

New study: Rollbacks of legal protections to protected areas are on the rise.

Ultra-processed foods linked to increased risk of death and disease

A pair of studies published this week reveal the significant damage caused by these popular food products.

What Adidas and Parley are doing for the oceans

From making shoes out marine debris to the Run For The Oceans global initiative, this dynamic partnership is tackling plastic pollution in a big way.

Komodo dragons, beefless Whoppers, bleached reefs: 3 big stories you might have missed

Human Nature shares three stories from the past week that you should know about.

The problem with online shopping

Our brains can’t handle it.

Why you should join the ‘do nothing’ club

It’s not lazy, it’s restorative.

Carnival Corp. violates environmental laws, even on probation

The giant cruise company is supposed to be cleaning up its act, but continues to dump heavy fuel oil, sewage, and food overboard.

It’s time to dump Earth Day and join the Extinction Rebellion

There is a big green wave coming this way that makes Earth Day look like tired baby boomer nostalgia.

Grand funeral for a tree to be held in NYC

Actor Matthew Morrison will preside over services for the felled “Will O. Baum,” in what promises to be quite a celebration, complete with gospel choirs, poetry, music, & more.

Why aren’t young people interested in getting licences or buying cars?

On this Earth Day and in the middle of this Extinction Rebellion, I like to think that it’s because they see what is coming down the road.

Modular prefab Drop Box is a portable habitat for natural locations

Intended for short-term stays in nature, these prefab units can be transported and ‘dropped into’ almost any location.

These caterpillars build their own mobile homes

Tiny home on wheels, caterpillar-style.

Artist’s laser-cut paper artworks interlace complex geometries & color

Made with numerous layers of paper, these laser-cut pieces are inspired by patterns from nature.

Finnish concept of ‘sisu’ is all about our magical hidden strength

The cultural construct describes the enigmatic inner power that pushes people to get through hardships.

Protected areas good for health, wealth: study

Protected areas can be good for both wildlife and people, according to a new study.