Why a walk in the woods really does help your body and your soul

Why a walk in the woods really does help your body and your soul

There's something in the air that actually has health benefits when you take time to walk among the plants and trees. What that is exactly is still being studied by scientists.

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Endangered Ghost Orchids To Grow Again In Native Florida Forests

Endangered Ghost Orchids To Grow Again In Native Florida Forests

Researchers have developed a new way to successfully grow and reintroduce endangered ghost orchids to their native habitats. They hope their methods will help save these iconic flowers, which are often poached for their unusual beauty.

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German Forest Ranger Finds That Trees Have Social Networks, Too

German Forest Ranger Finds That Trees Have Social Networks, Too

IN the deep stillness of a forest in winter, the sound of footsteps on a carpet of leaves died away. Peter Wohlleben had found what he was looking for: a pair of towering beeches. “These trees are friends,” he said, craning his neck to look at the leafless crowns, black against a gray sky. “You see how the thick branches point away from each other? That’s so they don’t block their buddy’s light.”

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Indigenous Leaders Fight Bill Promoting Citizen Archaeology: “Do Not Disturb the Spirits of the Water”

Indigenous Leaders Fight Bill Promoting Citizen Archaeology: "Do Not Disturb the Spirits of the Water"

A bill pending in the Florida Legislature would let anyone pay $100 for a so-called "citizen archaeology permit" and then be able to dig up historical artifacts from submerged lands like riverbeds and lakes — and keep what they find.  Collectors are psyched about the bill. Archaeologists say that only they have the expertise to collect and catalog such artifacts. And some Native Americans say leave the artifacts the hell alone. Passage of the bill, they warn, would result in looting.

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