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Lela Nargi

Lela Nargi


Lela Nargi is a veteran journalist covering science, sustainability, climate, and agriculture for Readers Digest, Washington Post, Sierra, NPR, The Counter, JSTOR Daily, and many other outlets. She also writes about science for kids. You can follow her on Twitter @LelaNargi.

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8 Things That Could Happen if the Amazon Rainforest Disappeared

The mightiest rainforest in the world is shrinking at an alarming rate. If it disappears altogether, the effects on our planet will be devastating.

What the World Would Look Like Without Mosquitoes

Can you imagine a world without mosquitoes—and mosquito bites? You're not alone.

13 Ways Orangutans Are Just Like Humans

Here are some of the human-like traits you'll be surprised to discover in these shaggy red-haired great apes, our closest relatives in the world.