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Joined October 2020
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One of the oldest trees in the world at the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest.

A hardworking nonprofit uses simple tech, a team of volunteers, and a grand vision to harness garbage from the rivers of Bali, Indonesia.

Fish fall to the seafloor when they die, sequestering carbon in the deep. Our penchant for catching big fish is breaking the cycle.

Karwendel, Austria.

Silver Falls State Park, Oregon, USA.

Mount Rainier National Park.

Nāpali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii.

Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.

Yosemite National Park.

In two decades, the insect’s population has declined by nearly 90 percent due to a combination of threats, including habitat loss, pesticides and diseases

It’s a fish-eat-fish world in the Gulf Stream late at night near the Palm Beach, Florida, coastline. For tiny fish, already on the bottom of the ocean’s pecking order, the danger increases exponentially with nightfall, when predators such as anglerfish, squid, and crabs can strike without warning.

To avoid turning into midnight munchies, small fish, often no bigger than pocket change, employ a frequently observed and clever strategy of swimming inside a salp, a type of barrel-shaped, gelatinous marine animal.

The most common species ride-sharing in salps are driftfish and jacks. While driftfish remain relatively small, jacks can eventually grow to more than a meter long and 20 kilograms. They become formidable hunters as adults, but when they’re young, predators gobble them like peanuts.

Though salps don’t conceal the hitchhikers, their thin membranes can be enough to thwart attackers. The fish don’t seem to mind sharing their sanctuary with one another: in this image, three diminutive jacks pack inside a salp the size of a spice jar.

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A new paper explores the ways these extinct megaherbivores would have reshaped kelp forests across the North Pacific.

Aurora borealis, outside of Tromsø, Norway.

Northern Savonia, Finland.

Biologists are rescuing baby sharks and skates from recently caught females, giving the unborn a chance at survival.

Countries that formally oppose whaling also routinely fund scientific research that relies on the products of whaling.

San Juan Sunset. Ridgway, CO.

Karwendel, Austria.

Fall in Colorado, San Juan Mountains.

Bear Lake in Colorado.