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Oceans could return to a picture of health in just one generation

Our oceans face a number of threats, but if we act soon and act in concert, we can keep them healthy for future generations. (Photo: Nick Fewings [CC BY 2.0]/Flickr) Try to imagine the future as a tale of two…

Stay home, but keep the fun with our new social distancing guide

Here’s some good news amid the uncertainty: You don’t have to sacrifice family fun, entertainment and productivity to comply with current social-distancing and stay-at-home guidelines. In fact, it’s easier than ever to accomplish all of your everyday activities – like…

Shhh! This is the first 'quiet park' in the world

[embedded content] Ecuador may have a new tourism jingle. But they don’t want anyone to actually sing it. Indeed, the country’s latest national park is built on the mantra that silence is golden. The South American country has become the…

How to explore national parks with virtual tours

“The mountains are calling and I must go,” conservationist John Muir famously wrote in 1873. Many people can relate to feeling beckoned by nature, although for various reasons we can’t always heed the call as quickly as we’d like. Fortunately,…

Toilet paper: How much does your family need?

Toilet paper. It’s not something you normally think about. But these days, you might be wondering how much you’re using, how much you need and how often you’ll have to restock. In the above video, we’ve designed a handy visual…

A new national park in Afghanistan offers hope for wildlife and people

Decades of war have overshadowed many important issues in Afghanistan, including the protection of its unique wildlife and wilderness. Afghanistan has a lower percentage of protected land than nearly every other country on Earth, according to World Bank data, with…

5 Ways to Support Women-Owned Businesses

Many people still view business as a “man’s world,” but actually, a significant number of women are industrious leaders in the business world. According to a 2019 report from American Express, nearly 13 million U.S. businesses are at least 51…

Swirling seals win top underwater photography honors

While waves may roil and sunlight might dance atop the water, often the most interesting activity happens underneath the surface. Since 1965, the Underwater Photographer of the Year awards have been focused on this fascinating underwater realm. The competition “celebrates…

Why Iran's Lake Urmia disappeared — and may be coming back

Tucked in the northwest corner of Iran, Lake Urmia was once the second-largest saltwater lake in the world. At its peak, the lake once covered a surface area of 5,000 square kilometers (2,000 square miles), reports Iran’s Radio Farda. Its…

Driving transformation with laser-guided autonomous vehicles

See how the machines are making work safer at one Georgia-Pacific plant in Crossett, Ark. Nobody – and nothing – is perfect. As Georgia-Pacific master technician Mike Cooper learned, sometimes even a gigantic rolling robot can benefit from a little…