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This Photo Captures A Near-Death Experience—And Later Trauma loading...
This Photo Captures A Near-Death Experience—And Later Trauma
After surviving an avalanche, climber and photographer Cory Richards captured the moment. But then what?
For Thousands Of Years, This Chinese Town Has Been Opening Its Floodgates loading...
For Thousands Of Years, This Chinese Town Has Been Opening Its Floodgates
The annual Water Releasing Festival, which takes place in Sichuan Province, celebrates ancestors and engineering.
Exclusive: Massive Ancient Drawings Found In Peruvian Desert loading...
Exclusive: Massive Ancient Drawings Found In Peruvian Desert
Armed with satellites and drones, archaeologists discover new Nasca lines and dozens of other enigmatic geoglyphs carved into the earth.
About Nature

As residents of Earth, we are all at the mercy of Mother Nature and her seas, deserts, mountains and jungles, among many other harsh and unforgiving environments.

Anything created by humanity, and even humanity itself, can be destroyed by nature. Striking with little warning, hurricanes are among the most powerful natural disasters because of their size and potential for destruction.

Earthquakes can be equally devastating, killing thousands and changing the course of history. Tornadoes are relatively brief but violent, potentially causing winds in excess of 300 kilometres per hour.

Flooding is the most common natural hazards while only one sand geyser has been reported in human history. Australians are no strangers to drought, a natural disaster often exacerbated by widespread bushfires.

The biosphere, an umbrella term for all the parts of Earth where life exists, stretches from the deepest tree roots and the darkest ocean trenches to the most impenetrable rainforests and highest mountaintops.

Scroll through the videos, photos and articles below to find out more about nature.

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