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The Natural World

The natural world is a huge part of our environment.

It may seem like we live entirely in a man-made world. Cities, towns, homes, schools, cars, roads, and computers are all made by man. But the natural world is all around us, all the time. The earth is under those cities and towns. We breathe the air and drink the water that come from the natural world. The sun sends light and heat to the whole planet.

Explore our natural world!

Click on the links below to learn more about your environment, your health, and how NIEHS plays an important role in learning more about how the two are connected.

Climate History
Is climate change something new?
Color Our World Bright and Beautiful!
How science uses color.
COLORS Help Scientists with Their Work!
Flame tests for metals.
Earthquakes and Tsunamis
How they happen and what you should do if one strikes.
Ever wondered why the sky is blue? Or why sunsets are red?
Scientists have the answers.
Explore Spring
Finally, Spring has arrived!
Greenhouse Gases and the Greenhouse Effect
Why gases like carbon dioxide can change climate.
Home Planet Earth
The atmosphere, climate, and our health.
Hurricane Katrina
A Storm of Environmental Health Challenges!
Space & Earth Science!
Earth and space science help us learn more about our planet's environment.
Wildlife in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
Tales written by a pool of writers to inform readers about ecological topics.
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Exercise your brain with fun riddles!
What's That Word
Scientific Dictionary
Not sure of what a word means?
Find Out!
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