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New Animated Jim Henson Series Bears Message of “Climate Hope” for Kids

Move over, Miss Piggy: A new cast of characters from The Jim Henson Company is headed to television screens, and this time, they’re 2D and bearing a topical and optimistic message. Per a press release, the animated series, The Season Keepers, will invite young viewers to appreciate nature, with a goal of cultivating a sense […]

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Explore California’s Newest State Park, a 1,600-Acre Sprawl at the Confluence of 2 Rivers

From beaches to redwood forests, California is home to some of the most beautiful state parks in the country, and a new one has officially joined the ranks. Dos Rios State Park, a 1,600-acre riverfront sprawl in the San Joaquin Valley, opened to the public today, bringing the state’s total to 281.  The opening was

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Explore California’s Newest State Park, a 1,600-Acre Sprawl at the Confluence of 2 Rivers

From beaches to redwood forests, California is home to some of the most beautiful state parks in the country, and a new one has officially joined the ranks. Dos Rios State Park, a 1,600-acre riverfront sprawl in the San Joaquin Valley, opened to the public today, bringing the state’s total to 281.  The opening was

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How the National Park Service Saved the Channel Islands’ Endangered Fox

Located off the Southern California coast, the Channel Islands are nicknamed the “Galapagos of North America,” as they host 145 plants and animals that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. One of those endemic species is the island fox. About the size of a house cat and the only carnivore unique to the

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12 Unique Treehouse-Inspired Places You Can Visit Around the World

Peaceful, playful, and an escape from the outside world, treehouses are perhaps the quintessential childhood happy place. They’re the stars of movies (The Sandlot, Without a Paddle, and Stand By Me, to name a few) and practically synonymous with imagination — something well worth cultivating at any age.  If you’re looking for a nostalgic adventure,

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“It Calms Me Up”: Nonprofit Installs Photographed Tree Canopies in Classrooms

Ernesto Rodriguez, who lives on Southern California’s idyllic Catalina Island, can frequently be found photographing trees. He ventures out to various forests, stands in clearings, and aims his camera at the slivers of sky that peek through branches and leaves.  “You take 15 pictures on one plane, and you tilt the camera up 30 degrees.

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California’s Largest Stretch of Undeveloped Coastline Hosts Bobcats, Bears, and More

Despite its gorgeous beaches, you won’t find a bustling boardwalk along Southern California’s scenic Gaviota Coast. The 76-mile sprawl in Santa Barbara County is the state’s largest remaining stretch of undeveloped coastline, an area conservationists are dedicated to permanently protecting. And its rich, rural landscape draws an incredibly diverse array of terrestrial animals — from

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Cortes Bank: The Enormous, Elusive Wave Surfers Ride in the Middle of the Pacific Ocean

For big wave surfers, 20- to 30-foot peaks are standard fare. At Cortes Bank, the summit of an underwater mountain around 100 miles off the coast of San Diego in the the Pacific Ocean, waves can reach around 10 stories high — making it a highly coveted yet highly perilous spot to shred.  A biodiversity

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Going Green: 8 Abandoned Places Turned Into Nature Preserves, Public Parks, and More

It’s been said that everything old becomes new again. This feels especially true when it comes to formerly abandoned places that allowed nature to take over.  To celebrate the power of greenery to transform a space, we’ve rounded up a list of various locations around the world that fell into disrepair but became nature preserves,

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