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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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Photographing Intimate Moments in Indigenous Amazonian Communities
With the threat of displacement looming, photographer Charlie Hamilton James set out to showcase daily life with these vulnerable groups.
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Super Typhoon Mangkhut's Chaos in 13 Dramatic Pictures
The Category 5 storm has caused death and chaos in the Philippines and China.
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Nuclear Power Plant Still Threatened by Florence Rainfall
Since Fukushima, plant operators have shored up defenses. Will it be enough in the Carolinas?
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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