Summer message from a health expert: Go outside and play, but don’t forget about COVID.
May 19, 2020 • ~8 min
Parks matter more than ever during a time of sickness – something Frederick Law Olmsted understood in the 19th century
Frederick Law Olmsted, the designer of many great North American city parks, understood that ready access to nature made cities healthier places to live.
May 18, 2020 • ~8 min
The COVID-19 crisis highlights why cities should invest in green space, says Marc Berman. "Nature is not an amenity—it's a necessity."
April 9, 2020 • ~5 min
Images from camera traps show West African lions venturing out of protected areas and closer to humans. Researchers have an idea why.
April 2, 2020 • ~7 min
Scientists claim to have found DNA in fossilised dinosaur cartilage.
March 5, 2020 • ~6 min
When it comes to getting a boost from parks, not all experiences of nature are the same. New research shows wildness is key.
Feb. 28, 2020 • ~6 min
Four out of 5 Americans live in cities, so urban planning can make a big difference in our lifestyles – especially if it promotes healthy diets and physical activity.
Feb. 20, 2020 • ~8 min
The shape of parks may be key to getting the most out of them, according to a new study that shows irregularly shaped parks cut mortality risk.
Nov. 27, 2019 • ~2 min
Environmental and developmental economist Patrick Behrer is tracking the health effects of working in an extremely hot environment and the ripple effects on the economy.
Nov. 1, 2019 • ~8 min
Walkability, not proximity, determines how much people enjoy their local park, research suggests.
Aug. 2, 2019 • ~5 min