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Acadia’s Ice Age

Instead of saying “ice age,” scientists now use the words “glacial period,” because they understand that the coming of glacier ice to cover much of...

10 Places to See North American Prairie

Three kinds of prairies once covered an estimated 140 million acres (57 million hectares) of America: tallgrass prairie to the east, dominated by so-called...

Cumberland Island National Seashore

Over 335 Species of birds show up here at some point during the year, drawn by empty dunes, whispering marshes, and—yes—the blessed absence of...

Ujung Kulon National Park -It’s a Jungle

Ujung Kulon National Park is one of the last extensive areas of lowland rainforest in Java and the final refuge of the Java rhinoceros....

On Top of the World in the Trans- Pecos

The Trans-Pecos region of West Texas comprises four mountain ranges, extending from the bottom of the Rocky Mountain system at the New Mexico state...

Ayers Rock and the Olgas

Never mind how many times it's appeared in movies or on postcards, the great red monolith of Ayers Rock, the world's largest, still stirs...

Cypress Island Preserve

Dredging in some of the nearby bayous, plus flood control measures and stream alterations to improve navigation on the Mississippi River, have changed the...

Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center

Orangutans are one of the most endangered species in Malaysia. Found only in Borneo and Sumatra, the orangutans’ survival is constantly threatened by loss...

Discover Isla Contoy National Park

Located at the confluence of the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, Isla Contoy is the most important nesting place for seabirds in...

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

Rising sea levels at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge threaten to drown out beaches where sea turtles nest and wetlands that provide critical habitat...

Sognefjord – Exploring the Deepest Fjord in the World

Norway’s wild, breathtaking beauty is rooted in its fjords, and the Sognefjord is not only the longest and deepest but also one of the...

Texas Hill Country – Wild for Flowers: Lady Bird’s Legacy

Growing up in the verdant forests of the East Texas region called the Piney Woods, little Claudia Taylor could no more have foreseen that...