nature

controversy

Thousands Sign Petition to Stop Starbucks from Opening in Yosemite

Imagine pondering life's big questions and the vastness of nature between sips of a pumpkin spice latte.
Nick Rose
1.10.18
ICELAND

What Eating Shark and Whale in Iceland Taught Me About Ethics

Can eating shark and whale meat between scenic geysers and volcanoes bring us back to a pure, earthly paradise and simpler time?
Carlotta Girola
1.8.18
Canada

Wild Berries Are Causing a Surge of Bear Attacks in Canada

An abundance of the wild fruit known as buffaloberries is causing an uptick in bear attacks in Alberta, Canada this summer, with two occurring in the past week outside Calgary.
Gigen Mammoser
7.28.16
meat

Sorry Vegetarians, Meat Could Be the Reason We Evolved from Apes

According to a new study from Harvard University, using stone tools and eating raw meat may be what caused human beings to evolve from apes.
Phoebe Hurst
3.10.16
wine

A Polar Bear Raided the David Attenborough Film Crew’s Wine Supply

While filming in the Arctic region of Svalbard, the film crew on David Attenborough’s new wildlife documentary series had their hut ravaged by a wine-seeking polar bear.
Phoebe Hurst
11.16.15
bees

Scientists Say Pesticides Are Causing the Beepocalypse

A new countrywide field study has uncovered the first evidence of a link between certain pesticide use and honeybee decline in England and Wales, contrary to UK government claims that mites and weather conditions are to blame.
Phoebe Hurst
8.21.15
Los Angeles

The Sushi Chef: Miki Izumisawa

Meet Miki Izumisawa, the sushi chef who is pushing the boundaries of traditional sushi with nature-inspired fusion dishes, and doing it with an all-female staff.
Miki Izumisawa
8.3.15
murica

You Probably Don’t Know About Ozark Cuisine Because of the KKK

Hidden deep within the mountains, Ozark cuisine is remarkably preserved from the outside world. The reasons are varied: an isolated geography, plentiful natural resources, and an instinctive distrust for outsiders that has been honed in by the KKK.
Jason Bell
4.10.14
Dealer's Choice

Your Lemons Can Suck It

Lemons are overrated. Meet staghorn sumac, the wild shrub that tastes almost exactly like its citrus rival, with a fuzzy mouthfeel. Mmm.
Munchies Staff
12.5.13