Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle, explains how society can overcome nature-deficit disorder.
Were the hopeful headlines—"Serengeti Highway Canned: Victory for Animals!"—premature? Wildlife is still at risk, some experts say.
New research suggests that volcanoes and other geothermal refuges may have sheltered life in Antarctica during glacial periods.
Hundreds of Bornean orangutans are hunted each year in Indonesia for food or to eliminate threats to crops, a new study says.
With the swelling ranks of Syrian refugees in Jordan, an overstressed river is at risk of going dry.
An aerial survey from the skies above Belize has spotted a record number of manatees enjoying clear coastal waters.
Only a month after teams reported the area free from oil, Raccoon Island, home to the largest waterbird nesting colonies in Louisiana, has been "devastated" by the Gulf spill.
Giant plant-eaters known as sauropods may have heated the planet by releasing huge amounts of methane, a new study says.
The U.S., Cook Islands, Bahamas, and Palau add to protected areas.
Want to know if you're literally sitting on a gold mine? Get some termites, a new study suggests.
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How to Feed Our Growing Planet
National Geographic explores how we can feed the growing population without overwhelming the planet in our food series.