Nature Filter
  1. The Power of One: Cleaning Up the Coastline, One Person at a Time, with Barrel Bag

    Environmental activist and teen founder Tucker Grooms created his nonprofit, Barrel Bag, to make it easier for people to clean up trash at the beach. His website has grown into the online hub of the organization.

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    Barrel Bag founder Tucker Grooms at Stinson Beach, CA. Photo by Drew Bird Photo.
  2. Blogs from the Natural History Museum

    In this blog, curators, researchers, librarians, staff, and volunteers from the Natural History Museum in London offer a behind-the-scenes look at what they do to inspire a love of the natural world.

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  3. PBS

    At PBS.org you can stream full episodes of PBS classic shows such as NOVA, Nature, PBS Newshour, and Amanpour and Company.

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  4. Southern Fried Science

    At Southern Fried Science, explore videos and articles by a team of marine and environmental experts on conservation and the challenges our oceans face.

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  5. Okonjima Nature Reserve: The African Cat Experience

    “There she was. Amali. In all her splendor.” At Big Tiny World Travel, Brianna recounts her adventure searching for big cats in Namibia’s Okonjima Nature Reserve.

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  6. Orangutan Foundation International

    The Orangutan Foundation International, a WordPress website with an online shop powered by WooCommerce, is a nonprofit focused on the conservation and research of wild orangutans and their rainforest habitat.

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  7. REI Co-op Journal

    REI’s Co-op Journal focuses on life outdoors: inspiring people, issues impacting our community, skills and gear you need for your next trek, and places to explore. You’ll find longform features and stories for those seeking a lifetime of adventure.

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  8. Saturday Afternoon Thoughts on the Apocalypse

    “It’s been said that no species can fully imagine its own extinction. Our inability to imagine ours may ultimately be the source of our undoing.” Kelly Hayes, the writer at Transformative Spaces, reflects on ecological collapse and the future of humanity and our world.

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    Photo by Kelly Hayes
  9. Beekeeping Like A Girl

    Hilary Kearney has a beekeeping business, Girl Next Door Honey, and teaches monthly beekeeping classes in San Diego as well as online classes for non-locals. She launched her blog as a resource for her students and followers and as a space to discuss beekeeping topics in depth.

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  10. Save the Elephants

    Save the Elephants “works to secure a future for elephants in a rapidly changing world,” one that puts an end to poaching for ivory. The organization is a leader in elephant science, furthering our understanding of elephant behavior and intelligence.

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  11. Wolf Connection

    Wolf Connection is a youth education and empowerment program located in a therapeutic setting in the Angeles National Forest. With the help of rescued wolves and wolfdogs, young men and women (re)connect with nature, wildlife, and themselves.

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    Photo via Pixabay
  12. Canada’s forgotten rainforest

    “These old-growth forests are not renewable. They’re not coming back after you log them.” Dive into this longread at The Narhwal about a rainforest deep in the interior of British Columbia that is being clear-cut as fast as the Amazon.

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  13. Appalachian Trail Redemption

    “I’ve come to believe that a long hike has a biological cycle. Like almost everything—life, relationships, civilizations, songs, stories, stars—it is born in explosive uncertainty.” At Appalachia Journal, Ben Montgomery writes on divorce, loss, and taking his kids on a 244-mile walk to make sense of it all.

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    Photo via Ben Montgomery
  14. Surfers Against Sewage

    “One marine mammal or sea bird dies every 30 seconds due to plastic pollution.” Surfers Against Sewage is an environmental charity focused on tackling plastic pollution and protecting the U.K.’s coastline.

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    Photo by Emiliano Arano from Pexels
  15. Barrel Bag

    Barrel Bag, an organization founded by Northern California high school student Tucker Grooms, produces a compact, washable mesh bag made from recycled plastic bottles so beachcombers can pick up plastic and trash along shorelines around the world.

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    Photo by Damon Hall from Pexels