“What happened when two experienced hikers got caught in the Bolt Creek Fire.”
This week’s edition highlights stories by Skip Hollandsworth, Arielle Isack, J.R. Moehringer, Romina Cenisio, and Daniel Miller.
“James Bridle’s Ways of Being wants us to take a fresh look at nature’s intelligence.”
Media coverage of the natural world rarely acknowledges it, but queerness exists everywhere we look. Homosexuality can be found in 1,500 species. In the wild, there are also examples of asexuality, gender fluidity, polyamory, and sexual voraciousness, including gender-swapping fish, sadomasochist snails, genderqueer lions, birthing male seahorses, partially asexual ants, same-sex songbirds and flamingos, aroused […]
“For leopards to survive, we must learn to live with them.”
“Throughout the Middle East, the versatile fruit has been revered since antiquity. How will it fare in a changing world?”
“There is no more urgent form of communication than going extinct.”
Trees were previously seen as individual and solitary organisms. But the research of Suzanne Simard shows otherwise.
“Trees appear to communicate and cooperate through subterranean networks of fungi. What are they sharing with one another?”
Fast food is killing the human world. Now it could be killing California gulls’ protected island habitat.