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They may be eight centuries old, but the words and acts of ecology’s patron saint resonate in this era of environmental crisis, one nature lover argues.
In honor of Red Panda Day, we put together our favorite photos of the bushy-tailed, tree-dwelling mammal.
We catch a glimpse of the Milky Way’s mysterious neighbor, and spy holes in the sun’s corona.
A National Geographic team emerges after grueling months journeying down the remote waters that feed the Okavango Delta.
'Years of Living Dangerously' producers talk about why the late-night icon got involved with the show.
For 125 years, a group you’ve never heard of has been helping create a common language for the world’s place names.
Golf courses, landfills, and parka pockets become unlikely power sources with the advent of smarter solar.
If previous papal visits are any indication, Pope Francis will arrive with a clear-cut mission.
There’s another entry in the growing collection of pictures of animals riding on other animals.
Recruited through Facebook, pocket-sized caver makes an outsized contribution to human fossil find.
Among peacocks, swans, pheasants, and other birds, males’ better looks don’t necessarily mean better genes.
In the last 30 years, Roman Catholics in the U.S. have become more diverse—racially and geographically.
Across the globe, cities are tackling climate change by shifting away from coal, oil, and natural gas. Yet a survey shows they’re now at very different stages.
Within three years the circus will end elephant acts and transfer its last performers to live on a remote 200-acre site with 30 elephants.
The discovery of a global ocean beneath its icy rind makes Enceladus an even better potential extraterrestrial incubator than previously thought.
Bears are making a comeback across North America, and here's what you need to know if you cross paths with one.
At a temple site in the Republic of Georgia, letters carved in stone could change the way we see the development of writing.
A conservationist writes about the battle to save Serengeti’s Lions.
The trend could spell disaster for caribou (and more nasty bites for humans).