Nature Is Healing
Nature came out to play during the pandemic.
Here are our 10 favorite images showing how nature changed — and healed — in 2020.
According to Gothamist, ecologists spotted a bobcat wandering along the Bronx River in New York, indicating that the waterway has recovered in recent years.
Facebook user David Gross posted a video of a mountain lion in a residential neighborhood in Boulder, CO, corroborating other reports of the cougar's recent return to the city.
Only in Boston (@OnlyInBos) tweeted a video of a turkey jaywalking at a Boston intersection, with confused pedestrians looking on.
With fewer tourists to feed them, aggressive deer ventured out of parks and into the streets of Nara, Japan in search of food, according to reporter Kurumi Mori, citing a news clip from Fuji TV.
With fewer visitors around, dolphins north of Brisbane have been bringing marine 'gifts' — such as barnacle-covered rocks — to the spot where tourists would normally visit them. Inverse explains the science behind this behavior.
In April, the European Space Agency released images showing a 45-50% drop in nitrogen dioxide levels over Europe between 2019 and 2020. We explain the science behind it here.
Video journalist Andrew Stuart captured the hilarity of goats overtaking the town of Llandudno in Wales, munching on so many hedges that they had to be stopped by police.
With no humans to interfere in their play, penguins Edward and Annie explored the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, getting acquainted with their fellow marine animals.
In the midst of lockdown, coyotes move freely about San Francisco, even posing for a cheesy photo in front of the Golden Gate Bridge.
In 2020, carbon dioxide emissions declined a record 7 percent compared to the previous year, according to the Global Carbon Project.