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Mark Thiessen captures each step of fighting a wildfire blazing in Northern California.
Scientists take a deeper look at decompression sickness in marine mammals.
The dramatic behavior, usually observed off South Africa, is rare for the eastern U.S., according to shark experts.
“Firenados” aren’t that rare, but are rarely documented.
On International Orangutan Day, we take a look at these lovable tree-dwelling apes, whose numbers are plummeting fast due to deforestation.
The 2016 summer Olympics in Brazil could make the rich richer and the poor poorer, an author says, but even so it should be a good party.
An eclectic mix of people moved into New Orleans' most lead-tainted neighborhoods after the 2005 hurricane. Now parents and volunteers are cleaning up yards, schools, parks.
2016 Indianapolis Prize nominees include nearly a dozen National Geographic explorers.
The oil and gas sector will have to clamp down on the greenhouse gas at new facilities.
Risk of deadly disease is low, but squirrel deaths in park raise alarm.
A fossil site in the Republic of Georgia yields clues to humankind’s first missiles.
Scientists studying olive ridley sea turtles in Costa Rica recently helped the injured reptile.
Making coal-fired plants less dangerous to health could be as simple as checking a special air quality forecast designed by Georgia researchers.
The gas giant is more than 900 million miles away, but its bright rings are tilted toward Earth and easily visible with a telescope.
Kelp gulls are eating the eyeballs from newborn Cape fur seals—a behavior never before seen in nature, a new study says.
Greece’s financial crisis is causing a spike in illegal excavations and swelling the ranks of looters with first-time offenders.
Grief stricken after her father’s death, Susan Casey went to Maui for surf and solace. A pod of dolphins showed up and changed her life.
Glass Paint: Secret to Keeping Metal Roofs Cool on Sunny Days
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