The Second Trailer for the Blue Planet Sequel Reminds Us the World Is Still Worth Protecting

We’ve got nine long days to wait until the sequel to the BBC’s spectacular 2001 nature documentary, Blue Planet, airs on October 29 in the UK. Fortunately, the BBC has blessed us with a second trailer for Planet Earth II, which looks like it will make even the most extravagant Hollywood blockbusters pale in comparison.

Can America’s Most Treasured Endangered Plant Survive Another ‘Mountain Gold’ Rush?

Wild ginseng has been harvested on U.S. soil for over 300 years to feed international demand, but the coveted medicinal plant—also known as ‘mountain gold’ due to its preference for higher elevations—is fast becoming a highly endangered commodity. With the harvest season recently underway, states from Virginia to…