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'Traffic jam' on Mount Everest turns deadly for climbers

As the once-elusive Mount Everest has become increasingly popular, overcrowding has taken a toll, and not just on the landscape. Seven climbers have died in a week — more than the lives lost on the mountain in all of 2018,…

Costa Rica has doubled its forest cover in the last 30 years

Long committed to the environment, Costa Rica has often been praised for making inroads on sustainability, biodiversity and other protections. The most recent headline is that Costa Rica plans to get rid of fossil fuels by 2050. In an interview…

3 new Dark Sky Parks reveal wonders of the night sky

Stargazers can visit three new Dark Sky Parks in the United States and enjoy unpolluted views of night skies thanks to the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA). Over the past few months, the organization designated Great Sand Dunes National Park and…

10 Things To Do Before a Hurricane Hits

Hurricanes are deadly, destructive and merciless. When a hurricane forms and you’re in its path, being prepared isn’t just important for you, your family and your home – it’s a matter of survival. This hurricane season, which runs from about…

How conservationists are saving Scotland's rainforests

Scotland may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of rainforests, but U.K.’s northernmost country is home to these verdant habitats, though they are diminishing and under threat. “Scotland’s rainforest is just as lush and…

Millions of people inhabit this 'hidden continent' that's 94% underwater

Earth is usually said to have six or seven continents, depending whether you separate Eurasia into Europe and Asia. While everyone may not agree on where to draw the lines, however, at least the basic layout of landmasses is set…

Photos capture diversity of life on Earth while inspiring conservation

From a marine iguana foraging for algae to the harsh beauty of dry salt beds in Argentina, the highlights of the 2019 BigPicture: Natural World Photography Competition including bizarre and striking images. There’s the male black grouse (above) captured in…

The story behind kudzu, the vine that's still eating the South

Photo: Kerry Britton/U.S. Forest Service/USDA/Flickr If you’ve ever taken a road trip through Georgia or Alabama, you’ve noticed the expansive fields of kudzu from which towering leafy figures emerge. These surreal “kudzu monsters” are fascinating to look at, but their…

The secret to staying safe while hiking is preparation

Whenever you head outdoors for an adventure, preparation is the key. Make sure you pack more than a water bottle and a snack. Whether you’re planning a short nature walk or a major overnight camping trip, it’s important to pack…

Global tree cover has increased 7% over the last 35 years — but there's a catch

Despite the prevailing notion that Earth is losing all its trees, a study published in Nature found that the overall percentage of trees on the planet has actually increased over a 35-year period by 7 percent. Researchers determined this by…