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Nature & Wildlife

The East is chilllllll.
Scientists get to the bottom of why some sheep emit more methane (a.k.a. fart more) than others. (Don't giggle, it's an important question.)
The story of how 20th-century politicians turned Native American lands into strip mines (in order to build unsustainable cities in the desert).
The Obama administration has agreed to allow the oil and gas industry to conduct seismic testing in the Atlantic Ocean. This is a terrible idea.
Donated hats, coats, and stoles help injured and orphaned wildlife get all warm and fuzzy.
If the key to saving monarchs is growing more milkweed, why aren’t we walking around with pockets full of seed?
Eight graphs show us how climate change is making the world more dangerous.
Tough EPA limits on mining in Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed could finally spell doom for a misguided mining venture.
How one rust belt city found the key to its rebirth: bringing nature and people closer together.
A new video series that depicts Americans living on the front lines of climate change zooms in on one of our favorite vacation spots.
Q&A
The French graphic novelist Philippe Squarzoni presents a moral case for tackling climate change in stark black and white.
Think you know the current state of U.S. agriculture? Don’t go betting the farm until you’ve read this.
The lingering effects of the polar vortex (yes, that again) may be keeping Chicago in a fog.
The view from the air puts it all in perspective.
… And you can feed it—excellently—for a long time. So why, a new book asks, doesn’t more locally caught seafood end up on our plates?
Why, a man of the cloth wonders, do people of faith so readily exalt the symbols of creation over creation itself?