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National Park Service rolls out clever social distancing posters

As national parks around the U.S. begin a phased approach to reopening, visitors expecting the usual warnings to keep a safe distance from wildlife are now being encouraged to do the same with each other. The contagious threat of COVID-19…

'Back Water' takes you on a canoe trip through a most unlikely wilderness area

The new documentary “Back Water” asks a lot of questions, but it mostly leaves the answers to the viewer. It’s those lingering questions that kept this quiet, even relaxing, viewing experience stuck in my mind for days afterwards. Clocking in…

Why the rise of green chemistry matters

Green chemistry is an emerging focus among manufacturing industries that minimizes pollution at a molecular level. The idea is that companies can adopt new scientific processes to minimize the toll their products take on the environment. To bring the need…

'Rebel botanists' use sidewalk chalk to help people connect with nature

When Sophie Leguil hits the streets near her home in London, she’s armed with sidewalk chalk. The French ecologist and botanist is one of an army of “rebel botanists” working to identify the little-known and underappreciated wild plants that grow…

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A suburb in Costa Rica gives citizenship to plants, trees, and bees

[embedded content] If you happen to be a pollinator, you might want to wing your way to sunny Costa Rica. In fact, Curridabat — a suburb of the capital, San Jose — is pulling out all the stops to make…

A suburb in Costa Rica gives citizenship to plants, trees, and bees

[embedded content] If you happen to be a pollinator, you might want to wing your way to sunny Costa Rica. In fact, Curridabat — a suburb of the capital, San Jose — is pulling out all the stops to make…

Tour operators are using their down time to plant new corals in the Great Barrier Reef

If we’re going to reboot a world shut down by a pandemic, we have to think creatively. For some Australian diving tour operators, that means ferrying marine biologists to the Great Barrier Reef instead of traditional customers. Those teams are…

As cities grow, so does the need for urban trees

It’s easy to rattle off the necessary and wide-ranging tasks that trees perform in urban areas. They’re unarguably invaluable. Trees are air-scrubbing, temperature-cooling, mood-improving, flood-mitigating machines. And as a new study published in Lancet Planetary Health points out, they can…

New Zealand calls for thousands of new 'green' jobs in bold comeback plan

There’s plenty of speculation over the origins of the pandemic that has ground much of the world to a halt. But there’s little doubt about who caused it. As a panel of international scientists noted in a release issued this…