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To protect endangered rhinos, U.S. Army veterans answer a new call to arms

Former soldiers are battling poachers and their own personal demons in South Africa. Ryan Tate, a former U.S. Marine, founded a nonprofit group called Veterans Empowered To Protect African Wildlife (VETPAW). The organization puts ex-soldiers to work protecting rhinos, something…

Will this century-old ship go over Niagara Falls?

Since Aug. 6, 1918, a flat-bottomed boat known as the iron scow has been part of the landscape of Niagara Falls, stuck just 600 yards from Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side. But recent severe weather (on Halloween no less)…

6 great treasures found with a metal detector

You may think the lone treasure seeker scanning the sand with a metal detector at the beach seems a bit dorky — no offense to “detectorists,” of course — but that only makes this revenge of the nerds all the…

7 ways Hurricane Sandy started a tidal wave of resilience

It’s been seven years since Hurricane Sandy ransacked the East Coast. And, while bigger storms — with even more devastating impacts — have certainly come along, Sandy was unique because it helped start a movement toward resilience and nature-based solutions….

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Wildfires spread across California, forcing thousands to evacuate

Raging wildfires in California forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes near Los Angeles and in Northern California wine country, reports the Associated Press. The fires are being fueled by high winds, low humidity and high temperatures….

Wildfires spread across California, forcing thousands to evacuate

Raging wildfires in California forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes near Los Angeles and in Northern California wine country, reports the Associated Press. The fires are being fueled by high winds, low humidity and high temperatures….

5 cool facts about Australia's mystical Uluru

The massive, rust-red rock rising from the dry ground in the middle of Australia is a sight that leaves most people in awe. Indeed, it’s such a unique structure that the Anangu tribe, an Aboriginal people of Australia, have considered…

Why is the Tongass National Forest so important?

All forests are important, but some play larger roles than others. And for a few reasons, the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska — known as the “crown jewel” of U.S. national forests — casts an especially long shadow. Here’s…

Why buying local firewood matters

As you stock up on firewood for chilly winter days, do you pay much attention to where the wood comes from? Some people head out into the woods, cutting firewood from trees that have already fallen and started to cure….

Take a walk through Atlanta's Doll's Head Trail

The rules are simple at Doll’s Head Trail. (Photo: Snapshot from video) Tucked away in a corner of southeast Atlanta is Constitution Lakes, a little-known nature preserve that’s home to scenic wetlands, a variety of wildlife and a constantly evolving…