The college city's big sky and endless farmland gave this New Yorker some fresh perspective
November 2011 | By Meghan Daum
A new exhibition of American wonders underscores the debt our country owes to its waterways
November 2011 | By Daniel Walker Howe
Are farmed salmon the source of a viral infection off the coast of British Columbia?
October 20, 2011 | By Jesse Rhodes
The truck came by slowly and a spotlight swept the river bottom. "My God—they're hunting me!"
October 06, 2011 | By Alastair Bland
California is on the road to becoming the fourth state in the union to ban shark fin soup on account of the ecological impact rising demand is having on shark populations
September 20, 2011 | By Jesse Rhodes
Marine biologist Mary Hagedorn has learned to freeze and reanimate coral cells
September 15, 2011 | By Megan Gambino
Could the California sea otters' peculiar dietary habits be impeding their resurgence?
September 2011 | By Jess Righthand
As Kermit said, "All I can see are millions of frogs with tiny crutches"
August 11, 2011 | By Jesse Rhodes
For decades, the backbone of the Eastern United States has given much needed respite for thousands of nature enthusiasts
July 28, 2011 | By Jeanne Maglaty
How would you survive if stranded on a desert island with only your wits and the resources at hand?
July 13, 2011 | By Lisa Bramen
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July 12, 2011 | By Smithsonian Staff
Wildlife researchers and tourists are heading to a tiny Mexican village to learn about the mystery of the largest fish in the sea
June 2011 | By Juliet Eilperin
Dr. Luanne Freer, founder of the mountain’s emergency care center, sees hundreds of patients each climbing season at the foot of the Himalayas
June 01, 2011 | By Molly Loomis
Is this the next logical step in our ongoing quest for convenience or does it make accessing foodstuffs more complicated than it should be?
May 10, 2011 | By Jesse Rhodes
What is it about this tiny, sun-drenched island off the coast of Naples that has made it so irresistible for so long?
April 2011 | By Tony Perrottet
There's a hilarious skit in the IFC show Portlandia that pokes fun at the current preoccupation in certain circles with knowing exactly where one's food comes from. A couple (played by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein) give their waitress the third degree about not only the diet and living condit...
March 23, 2011 | By Lisa Bramen
My first trip to New Orleans was in July 1984, the summer it hosted the World's Fair. I was 13 and had gone to visit my best friend, Jenny, a New Orleans native who had moved back there from California a few months earlier. I remember pulling up to her family's home, half of a double-barrel shotgun...
March 08, 2011 | By Lisa Bramen
The British performance artists discuss how their research on volcanoes will inform their newest works
March 2011 | By Jeff Campagna
A 150-mile fence in the Kalahari Desert appeared to threaten Africa's zebras, but now researchers can breathe a sigh of relief
March 2011 | By Robyn Keene-Young
A huge dam on Peru's Inambari River will bring much-needed development to the region. But at what cost?
March 2011 | By Clay Risen