Environmental science students at the University of Maryland are the reigning national champions of the little known discipline of soil judging.
As summer interns descend upon the District, we tip our hats to the newbies, novices and neophytes among us.
Recent years have proven hard on local greenery, with heat waves and damaging storms. But there are steps you can take to ensure a healthy garden, from choosing local plants to well-timed watering.
The director of the National Park Service joins Kojo to talk about its stewardship mission and what lies ahead for the nation's natural treasures.
A naturalist tracks the Imperial woodpecker through Mexico: He describes his dangerous expeditions through the Sierra Madre mountains to save a rare bird.
A musician travels the world to study the science of bug music: what we can learn from sounds of crickets, cicadas and beetles.
The oil industry and labor unions are pushing the Obama administration to approve the Canada-to-Mexico Keystone pipeline: The ongoing debate over the future of U.S. energy policy.
Scientists may soon be able to bring back certain animals that are extinct. But should they? We explore the science and ethics of de-extinction.
Why are some shapes more pleasing to us than others? And is beautiful design the same as good design? We explore what nature and science have to say.
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