Hwange National Park

Hwange is Zimbabwe's largest, best-known, and most accessible national park. It boasts more than 100 different species of animal and 400 species of birds, putting it in the front ranks of the world's wildlife...

Delaware Bayshores

Shoreline erosion, invasive reeds, oil spills, farming, and human and animal activity at popular beaches all threaten nesting and foraging habitat for migratory birds on this major migration route. While much of this region...

Glacier National Park-Melting Under the Big Sky

Global warming is melting the glaciers that give Glacier National Park its name and much of its spectacular scenery. By  2030, they all could be gone. Meanwhile, the retreating ice is dramatically altering the alpine ecosystem,...

Iguassu falls

If you were to design the perfect waterfall then Iguassu would have to be it. Straddling the border between Brazil and  Argentina, where it is known as Saltos do Iguacu and Cataratas do Iguazu respectively, it comprises...

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

One of the world's most spectacular cave systems, Carlsbad Caverns National Park encompasses more than 100 known caves, including Carlsbad Cavern, renowned for its aptly named Big Room, with an area the size of...

Green Swamp Preserve

Nearby communities have drained or diverted water from the Green Swamp to supply new golf courses and resorts as well as local residents. Proposals for a landfill inside the preserve and a new interstate...

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 pesky humans. Only 300 people are allowed on the island...

Mount Kilimanjaro-Snow Today, But Tomorrow?

The famous snows of Kilimanjaro are melting and may soon be gone. A combination of evaporation, too little snowfall, and internal heat from the dormant volcano have reduced the mountain's ice and snow cover...

Mount Hood

Rising 11,240 feet (3,426 meters), Mount Hood is the tallest mountain in Oregon and one of the most-climbed peaks in the Pacific Northwest. Twelve glaciers ensure that it remains permanently white throughout the year....

Rotorua-Land of Mists

You’ll smell Rotorua long before you see it, a  peculiar  sulphuric  aroma  that  may  provoke a loud “Euww! Who farted?” from the back  seat.  But  then  you  draw  closer,  and start  to  see  the  steam  hissing  out...

Waterton Lakes

The crystalline calm of Upper Waterton Lake, in Alberta's southwestern corner, mirrors sheer granite peaks chiseled by nature. Hikers, bikers bird-watchers, campers, and canoeists cannot fail to be energized by the pristine landscape that aeaits...

Ha Ha Tonka

High on a bluff above the Lake of the Ozarks, the tall, white stone skeleton of a fire-ruined, 60-room mansion stands as a lonely reminder of an earlier age. Missouri's Ha Ha Tonka State...

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