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Florida to buy Everglades land to prevent family from drilling for oil

The Everglades is a vast but delicate ecosystem that supports plants, wildlife and the humans who live near it. (Photo: Alan Sandercock [CC BY 2.0]/Flickr) The state of Florida says it will purchase a section of land in the Everglades,…

Firefighters save grove of trees in Australia that predate the dinosaurs

While firefighters — and a few very good dogs — scramble to get people and animals out of regions affected by Australia’s devastating bushfires, there are a handful of residents that would die before they flee. They trace their roots…

Photographer beckons you to explore White Sands National Park

“White Sands Cottonwood Fall” (Photo: © Craig Varjabedian) Fine art photographer Craig Varjabedian has spent his career focusing his lens on the natural wonders of New Mexico, and in his photo book, “Into The Great White Sands,” he showcases the…

Gingko biloba trees guard a secret fountain of youth

As humans age, our bodies start to slow down and get creaky. But the same doesn’t happen with the ginkgo biloba tree. It’s hardly a fair comparison, as these living fossils with the iconic fan-shaped leaves can live more than…

What you can see on fee-free days at U.S. national parks this year

The United States has so many national parks and protected wilderness areas to explore, but some of those spots have entrance fees or activities fees. While the fees help to support the sites, they can sometimes sting the wallet. Luckily,…

Mysterious blind 'ghost fish' reveals Congo to be the deepest river in the world

The waters of the Congo River in Africa are some of the world’s most mysterious. This is the river that inspired Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness”; it crosses the equator twice, cuts through the world’s second largest rainforest, and its…

What lies beneath the Antarctic ice sheet?

[embedded content] The Antarctic ice sheet that for centuries hid a massive canyon has slowly been releasing even more secrets about what lies beneath all that ice. For the past few years, researchers have been studying the area beneath the…

World's largest flower bloom found in remote Indonesian jungle

While stumbling through some remote jungle in Indonesia’s West Sumatra, conservationists claim to have spotted the world’s largest flower bloom ever recorded, reports Phys.org. The specimen is a giant Rafflesia tuan-mudae, a species that boasts mammoth but elusive blossoms that…

5 surprising facts about the famous Matterhorn

1. The peak of the Matterhorn is actually African rock. The mountain is the result of the collision of two pieces of Earth’s crust, the African continental plate and the Laurasian, or European plate. The peak is actually from the…

Everything you ever wanted to know about tumbleweeds

Like cowboys, wagon trains and buffalo, tumbleweeds are icons of the Old West. These twisted balls of dead foliage rolling across deserts and the open range are staples of Western movies and the American imagination. But the truth about tumbleweeds…