Nature and Conservation
Learn about how the natural world interacts with itself and how people impact the planet with this science-based text set.
Clownfish and Sea Anemone
Clownfish and sea anemones have a symbiotic relationship, depending on each other's unique traits in order to thrive.
Natural Selection Kills 38 Quadrillion Organisms in Bloodiest Day Yet
The Onion Staff
In this humorous faux news story, natural selection is personified as an unfeeling serial killer lacking in empathy.
Genetically Modified Salmon: Food or 'Frankenfish'?
A new yet controversial technology makes it possible for companies to raise salmon that grow very fast.
Fracking Fuels Energy Debate
The hydraulic fracturing, or fracking of deep shale deposits is unearthing a lot of natural gas – and controversy.
Drones Put Spying Eyes in The Sky
Scientists are finding ways to use drones, or unmanned flying robots, in research and conservation efforts.
Tiny Plastic, Big Problem
Alison Pearce Stevens
Much of the plastic trash that humans throw away ends up in the ocean, where it causes major problems for underwater ecosystems.
Conservation as a National Duty
President Theodore Roosevelt
Roosevelt argues that we have a moral imperative to conserve our diminishing supply of natural resources.
Excerpt from 'On Drought Conditions'
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
FDR addresses the “Dust Bowl” problem of the 1930s — during which severe drought and erosion conditions led to a prolonged agricultural crisis.
Woolly Mammoth Sparks Debate Over Cloning
Although woolly mammoths disappeared around 10,000 years ago, the discovery of a well-preserved carcass has sparked debate over whether or not extinct species should be brought back with modern technology.
Choosing a Warning Label for Human DNA
This piece offers a thoughtful meditation on the way human beings treat the planet they call home.
Can’t We All Just Get Along?
This article discusses the different types of interactions between diverse organisms.
Strength in Numbers
This informational text discusses how different organisms are grouped together and contribute to the world.
A Kenyan Teen’s Discovery: Let There Be Lights To Save Lions
A resourceful teenager in Kenya is honored for his solution to the country’s lion problem.
Why Did the Mayan Civilization Collapse?
New evidence shows that environmental factors may have contributed to the collapse of the Maya civilization.
Most Ivory for Sale Comes From Recently Killed Elephants — Suggesting Poaching Is Taking Its Toll
A new technology can help determine the origins of ivory.
Water Scarcity: A Global Issue
Shelby Ostergaard discusses the various factors that contribute to water scarcity around the globe.
How Earthquakes Take Place
Jessica McBirney explains the causes and effects of earthquakes.
What Is Earth?
Earth’s makeup and movements affect life on the planet.