An hour west of Los Angeles, the University of California, Riverside safeguards a golden treasure. Neat rows of green trees carry bright, vibrant medallions in many shades of yellow and orange. The Citrus Variety Collection, curated by Tracy Kahn, is a 22.3 acre orchard whose riches are not precious metals, but delicious, tangy fruit.
This past November two friends and I embarked on the Three Passes Trek, a hiking trail through Nepal that crosses, you guessed it, three mountain passes. The trail experiences drastic […]
Banner photo credit: Hayley Schroeder As visitors wander through the Georgia State Botanical Garden, a flurry of life swells up to say “Welcome!” Daffodils greet you by the hundreds, insects […]
Americans buy bananas in larger quantities than apples and oranges combined. However, this favorite potassium-filled fruit could soon go extinct. Panama disease, caused by a new strain of fungus called Tropical Race 4 (TR4), is slowly spreading around the world and causing entire crops of bananas to be eradicated.
The Real Ultra-marathoners Pause for a minute and think about how far you travel in a day. The average American walks around 2.5 miles each day. If you are an […]
I love nothing more than waking on a summer’s day to the sound of bird songs outside my window. If you read my last post on bird language, this should […]
For years a microscopic killer has been sweeping through amphibian populations, taking them down one species at a time. Scientists have been at a loss for how this bite-sized butcher […]
Florida torreya’s (Torreya taxifolia) current habitats are threatened by climate change. The Torreya Guardians, a self-organized group of scientists and informed citizens, took it upon themselves in 2008 to move […]
I was always dimly aware of elephant poaching for ivory, but it didn’t alarm me until I spent a year working as a tropical ecology research assistant in central Africa. […]
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