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Can Prairie Dogs Talk? - The New York Times
An Arizona biologist believes that their sounds should be considered language — and that someday we’ll understand what they have to say.
animals  science  nature  language  communication  nytimes  nytimesmag  prairiedogs  biology 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
What Animals Taught Me About Being Human - The New York Times
Surrounding myself with animals to feel less alone was a mistake:
The greatest comfort is in knowing their lives are not about us at all.
helenmacdonald  animals  nytimes  nytimesmag  nature 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
On Anxiety, Writing, and Taking the Nature Cure - Catapult
The nature or “West cure” was developed in the nineteenth century to treat men with anxiety. Women were sent to bed.
travel  nature  thewest  anxiety  westcure 
july 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Silence Like Scouring Sand
One of America's quietest places, and the valiant effort to keep it that way
nature  wilderness  silence  sound  soundscape  orion 
july 2014 by brendanmcfadden
The Day We Set the Colorado River Free
It's been more than 50 years since the Colorado River regularly reached the sea. But this spring, the U.S. and Mexico let the water storm through its natural delta for a grand experiment in ecological restoration. As the dam gates opened, a small band of river rats caught a once-in-a-lifetime ride.
coloradoriver  outsidemagazine  nature  ecology 
june 2014 by brendanmcfadden
The Very Nature of the City
Making a life in Los Angeles is about learning to find the strange, unexpected beauty amid the ugliness, about watching from newly transformed Debs Park as a hawk rides thermals over a vast expanse of freeway.
nature  park  latimes  losangeles  ernestdebs 
february 2013 by brendanmcfadden
The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker
The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker was extinct. Then it wasn’t. The story of an uncertain resurrection.
birds  nature  ivorybilledwoodpecker  outside 
november 2012 by brendanmcfadden
Henry David Thoreau, the naturalist, philosopher, and author of such classics as Walden and "Civil Disobedience," contributed a number of writings to The Atlantic in its early years. The month after his death from tuberculosis, in May 1862, the magazine published "Walking," one of his most famous essays, which extolled the virtues of immersing oneself in nature and lamented the inevitable encroachment of private ownership upon the wilderness.
nature  walking  theatlantic  thoreau 
july 2012 by brendanmcfadden

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