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A guide to government and nongovernmental resources on the environment.


A natural arch near a hiking trail in Arches National Park.

The natural world or physical surroundings in general, either as a whole or within a particular geographical area, esp. as affected by human activity (The Oxford English Dictionary). The topic can touch on health, climate change, development, and the law.

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A natural arch near a hiking trail in Arches National Park. Public domain. Photo by Dennis Adams