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Nature

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Take The Pledge Now!
Planet or Plastics? National Geographic launches a multiyear initiative to reduce single-use plastics and their impact on the world’s oceans.
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Rising seas give island nation a stark choice: relocate or elevate
Climate change means the low-lying Marshall Islands must consider drastic measures, including building new artificial islands.
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How zoos protect—and evacuate—animals during wildfires
Not all animals can be safely evacuated. With fires in the West becoming increasingly common, zoos must prepare for disaster.
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What you need to know about plant-based plastics
Can bioplastics truly relieve pressure on the environment? Experts weigh in.
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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