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Field Trips of the Future?

October 25, 2017

  Virtual reality has nothing on nature. Just ask the UC Santa Barbara students who one recent day…
Researchers’ agenda: Measure a healthy ‘dose’ of nature

August 24, 2017

We know that connecting with nature is good for our health, thanks to a growing body of evidence.…
Study Reveals Deep Nature Appreciation In the U.S. — but also Barriers to Connection

April 28, 2017

A national study that was co-led by the late Yale Professor Stephen R. Kellert, found an alarming disconnect…
Engagement with natural environment a significant contributor to life satisfaction

April 21, 2017

Looking to improve your overall life satisfaction? Try regularly hiking in a forest or otherwise engaging with the…
Camouflage influences life-and-death decisions that animals make

June 15, 2016

Nesting birds time their escape from an approaching predator depending on how well camouflaged their eggs and their…
Rush of wild nature lowers PTSD in veterans, at-risk teens

June 2, 2016

When Jet Garner socializes with fellow combat veterans who are studying at UC Berkeley, the conversation often turns…
Accelerating loss of human-nature interactions

March 20, 2016

Researchers at the University of Tokyo gathered together research reports and data on experiences of nature to demonstrate…
How the Golden State got so green

September 16, 2015

Brown may be the new green in California during the drought, but a UC Berkeley authority on the…
Learning from nature’s silky skills

August 22, 2015

Artificial silks have improved greatly in recent years. As fully biological materials, they perform well in medical applications,…
Everyday Access to Nature Improves Quality of Life in Older Adults

July 3, 2015

Natural environments are known to promote physical, mental, and spiritual healing. People can attain health benefits by spending…
Pennies reveal new insights on the nature of randomness

March 5, 2015

The concept of randomness appears across scientific disciplines, from materials science to molecular biology. Now, theoretical chemists at…
New app customizes animal natural history on the go

October 28, 2014

A University of Michigan startup has launched the first of many mobile apps with customized data on animals…
Putting a value on what nature does for us

September 16, 2014

Interactive online tool allows the value of an ecosystem to be calculated, and allows users to determine how…
Gauging what it takes to heal a disaster-ravaged forest

February 27, 2014

Recovering from natural disasters usually means rebuilding infrastructure and reassembling human lives. Ecologically sensitive areas need to heal,…
Wildfires projected to worsen with climate change

September 2, 2013

Research by environmental scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) brings bad news to the western…
Yellowstone Ecosystem Needs Wolves and Willows, Elk and…Beavers?

February 11, 2013

Wolves and Yellowstone. In the public mind, and in nature, the two are inextricably linked. Now, it turns out,…
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