Yosemite Falls Has Been Revived By the Drought-Ending Winter
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Before and After Photos Show California’s Super Bloom From Space
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Selfie-Takers Are Damaging California’s Super Bloom
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A New Interactive Map Lets Nature Lovers Track Yosemite's Bears
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The Mystery Behind Minnesota’s Devil’s Kettle Waterfall Has Been Solved
Hydrologists have figured out where all that water has been going.... READ ON
Oak That Sheltered Jewish Brothers During WWII Is Europe's Tree of the Year
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What Is the Difference Between a Crevice and a Crevasse?
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Could Fire Be Good for Wild Ecosystems?
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Watch How Snails Make Baby Snails
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The Town of Tiller, Oregon Is on the Market for $3.5 Million
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8 Wildly Inaccurate Myths About Spiders (Plus the Truth)
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How Your Used Mascara Brushes Can Help Wild Animals in Need
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Take a Virtual Walk Through Japan's Otherworldly Wisteria Tunnels
The Kawachi Fuji Gardens in Kitakyushu, Japan, is home to 150 plants and 20 different species of the flowering vine.... READ ON
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Rare 'Super Bloom' Brightens Up Deserts in California
The Anza-Borrego Desert is the most vibrant it's been in years.... READ ON
Behind the Scenes With a Master Maze Maker
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Malta's Famous Rock Formation Has Collapsed Into the Ocean
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