Tag: Nature

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When the River Rises

In a few short hours, a normal evening along Texas’s Blanco River became the site of a deadly flash flood.

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Inhaling the Spore

A trip to the Museum of Jurassic Technology in Los Angeles.

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The Man Who Recorded, Tamed and Then Sold Nature Sounds to America

How Irv Teibel pioneered the capturing and repackaging of nature’s acoustics.

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52 Blue

The story of the loneliest whale in the world.

Leslie Jamison on the Longform Podcast.
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Safe Passage

Checking up on an ambitious, controversial conservation initiative, 20 years later.

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Travis the Menace

The life story of Travis the chimp and the family of tow truck operators who raised him like a human child before it all ended in tragedy.

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Stickeen: The Story of a Dog

An adventure on an Alaskan glacier with a new best friend.

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Pond Scum

The real Henry David Thoreau.

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Climate of Doubt

The art and science (or lack thereof) of water dowsing.

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The Age of Loneliness

On the decline of nature, and our wonder at it.

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The More I Learn About Breast Milk, the More Amazed I Am

On the magic of mother’s milk, which changes daily to meet the baby’s needs and can even start fighting an infection before anyone knows the kid is sick.

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The Man Who Loved Grizzlies

Timothy Treadwell liked to say that, “Grizzlies are misunderstood.” Then one killed him.