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Here There Be Dragons. But Can They Survive an Invasion of Tourists?

KOMODO NATIONAL PARK, Indonesia — The Komodo dragon, a 10-foot lizard native only to a scattering…

Apple Transforms Central Park Into an Augmented Reality Gallery

Words appeared in the sky, the color of clouds, and then faded into a jumble of…

Bending It Like Bamboo

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — On a Tuesday afternoon in early July,Alison Grace Martin, the British artist…

Rich in Surprises and Secrets, There’s a State Park Waiting for You

On a cold and damp Iowa evening last October, I sat in a tent and thought…

Welcome to America’s Newest National Park. Don’t Mind the Power Plant.

Bad dreams die fast. When I told a salesman at the New York City outpost of…

Climbers Flock to Uluru Before a Ban, Straining a Sacred Site

SYDNEY, Australia — It is an unusual sight for the famous but remote sandstone monolith known…

11 Outdoor Installations to See in New York This Summer

Across the city this summer, works that artists conceived for public spaces are turning up —…

This Town Comes Alive Once a Year, as Thousands of Snakes Mate

NARCISSE, Manitoba — Tokyo has its cherry blossoms, the Netherlands has its tulip fields, and Paris…

How Much Nature Is Enough? 120 Minutes a Week, Doctors Say

It’s a medical fact: Spending time outdoors, especially in green spaces, is good for you. A…

Man Who Set Himself on Fire Near the White House Dies From Injuries

WASHINGTON — A man who set himself on fire Wednesday in a park south of the…

New Statue of Liberty Museum Illuminates a Forgotten History

Each year about 4.5 million people shuffle off the ferries that service Liberty Island to see…

WIRECUTTER: How to Travel Without Leaving a Trace

Niagara Falls and its surrounding parks see millions of visitors a year, and all that foot…

In Silicon Valley, Plans for a Monument to Silicon Valley

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Paris has the Eiffel Tower. St. Louis is inseparable from the Gateway…