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Startlingly big sinkhole opens in New Zealand

Sea otters are helping save their own habitat

Deaf, partially blind dog kept child safe in Australian wilderness

10 (almost) deserted islands

9 things you don't know about John Muir

Lost beagle found after 9 days (and 1,000 searchers and a helicopter)

To help a native bee, you have to know one

Americans push back on proposed fee increases at national parks

Africa is splitting in two

Why a retreat to nature can be so therapeutic

Why insuring a coral reef is a good idea

People in this Canadian city are seeing lynx everywhere