“A wild scene of crag and mountain,” the roughly thousand square miles that comprise England’s Lake District inspired the ideals of the Romantic era and formed the roots of the environmental movement.
When most Americans think of the wildlife on Alaska's North Slope, they think of the beleaguered, 19-million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. But if they look to the west, they will see another vast wilderness—also teeming with birds.
There are only 245 vaquita left in the wild. To save the rare porpoises, the Mexican government has launched an innovative project that pays fishermen to hang up their nets.
The stunning and varied world of plankton—microscopic marine creatures—remains largely a mystery. But it’s becoming clearer that these tiny animals have a big impact on our lives.