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The world's largest privately owned giant sequoia forest may soon be protected

A conservation group has reached a $15.65 million deal to buy the largest privately owned giant sequoia grove left on Earth, an ancient forest with hundreds of the endangered redwood trees, which can live for 3,000 years and rise nearly…

Border wall construction begins in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

The only place in the United States where the organ pipe cactus grows is set to receive a section of President Trump’s planned 30-foot-tall border wall. A federally protected and UNESCO-recognized reserve, the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument also shares…

Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one step closer to reality

The prospect of drilling for oil and gas in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) is looming ever closer with the Interior Department’s release of its final environmental impact statement, which explains how and where oil companies can drill for…

21 reasons why forests are important

Forests cover nearly a third of all land on Earth, providing vital organic infrastructure for some of the planet’s densest, most diverse collections of life. They support countless species, including our own, yet we often seem oblivious of that. Humans…

Clean Water Act changes put wetlands in the crosshairs

The Trump administration has finalized its deconstruction of clean water rules that buffered streams and wetlands from some forms of pollution. As a result, polluters will no longer need a permit to discharge potentially harmful substances into these bodies of…

12 stunning images to revive your sense of wonder

A momentary encounter from afar with a California sea lion is the winning image in The Nature Conservancy’s 2019 Photo Contest. Chosen from more than 100,000 entries, the underwater photo was taken by Tyler Schiffman in Monterey Bay, California. “I…

Stranded hikers saved by message in a bottle

If you have trouble loading this video, please click on the ABC story below. Typically, when people put messages in bottles, they aren’t found for decades. Fortunately, that didn’t happen to three stranded hikers when they used that unique form…

Inspired by Bob Ross, Michigan is planting thousands of 'happy little trees'

It seems like nearly every generation has discovered Bob Ross, the soft-spoken, large-haired star of the public television show, “The Joy of Painting.” From the early ’80s through early ’90s, Ross shared his love for nature as he taught viewers…

Why we must protect the ocean's 'twilight zone'

Most of us think of the ocean as what we see on the sunny surface. But beneath the shimmering waves, there’s a deeper layer called the twilight zone. Referred to by scientists as the mesopelagic, this dimension is considered a…