The Yellow River in China winds past aquaculture and an oil and gas field on its way to a newly formed channel.
With decades of images and data from the same locations, these satellites can show changes over time, including deforestation, changes in waterways and how loss of trees corresponds to urban heat.
Residents of rural areas depend on social interactions to give directions.
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While many people rely on written signage to find their way around, oral language plays a significant role in giving directions in rural areas.
A jaguar in Brazil’s Patanal region.
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Keeping landscapes connected can help protect wild animals and plants. In the US Southwest, border wall construction is closing off corridors that jaguars and other at-risk species use.
A landscape in Hogsback, South Africa, photographed in 1942 by J. Acocks (left) and in 2016 by J. du Toit
Repeat photography has been used to document vegetation change in Africa since the 1950s; in the last 30 years there’s been an explosion of interest.
McAfee Knob in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, one of the Appalachian Trail’s most scenic vistas.
When forester Benton MacKaye proposed building an Appalachian Trail 100 years ago, he was really thinking about preserving a larger region as a haven from industrial life.
An insect-friendly wildflower swath at California State University, Fullerton’s arboretum.
Looking for a new gardening challenge? Turning your yard into an insect-friendly oasis could mean less work and more nature to enjoy.
Buddhist Retreat, near Ixopo (2003)
Santu Mofokeng/Santu Mofokeng Foundation
No South African photographer leaves a more substantial legacy than Santu Mofokeng. He was adept at mapping interior worlds through haunting images of black life and, above all, his landscapes.
Detail from Reed Plummer’s photograph Surge, in which a breaking wave drops tons of water even as it pulls tons of sand from the sea bed.
South Australian Museum
The cycles of life, in their fierce glory, are reflected in a stunning exhibition of nature photography.
Untitled. 2015. Pen and Ink on Paper. 60 x 71 cm.
Ernst van der Wal
Beautiful art can provide hope and healing.
Scientists have pieced together Game of Thrones’ geology as the show draws last breath on television.
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Even in this fantasy world, geological processes like tectonic plate movement, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions would have built the mountains, carved the rivers, and created vast oceans.
In 1919, 1,376 new Norway Maples were planted along streets in Brooklyn.
Department of Parks of the Borough of Brooklyn, City of New York
In 1910, along one 45-block stretch of New York City’s Fifth Avenue, there were only 13 trees.
Tiny Paley Park, surrounded by skyscrapers in New York City, introduced the concept of a ‘pocket park’ in dense urban centers.
Research shows that access to urban green space makes people and neighborhoods healthier. But parks can’t work their magic if their design ignores the needs of nearby communities.
Englishness has been found in diverse places and has taken diverse forms.
Literary and artistic engagements have helped to shape the region into the iconic landscape it is today.
The de-greening of America.
Americans love their lawns but are lawns good for America, particularly in drought-stricken areas? A look at our grassy love affair and what might be better alternatives.
Geologists from the University of Adelaide have gained insight into the ancient Australian landscape and its major river…
The changes to the landscape in the Upper Hunter region of NSW severely distressed the people who lived there, a feeling not previously captured in the English language.
The built and natural environments are now changing so rapidly that our language and conceptual frameworks have to work overtime just to keep up. Under the intertwined impacts of global development, rising…