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Despite a grim outlook for American biodiversity, Trump has lifted protections for at-risk animals as part of his aggressive rollback of environmental rules.

Wildfires, pine beetles and markets have left the once dominant industry in steep decline. Now’s the time to reinvent it, some say.

Frequent patrols in Uganda's Kibale National Park are credited with helping reduce the risk of the resident chimpanzees falling victim to the snare traps set by poachers targeting bushmeat.

Without migration, entire ecosystems would be at risk of collapse. But climate change is now impacting migratory patterns.

Brussels is in talks with Brazil's far-right nationalist president, Jair Bolsonaro, over commitments on the future of the Amazon as it seeks to persuade Emmanuel Macron and other EU leaders and parliaments to ratify the trade deal the bloc has negotiated with South America.

In the Gulf of Maine, water temperatures are rising faster than anywhere else on the planet. And, like most everywhere else in the ocean, Maine's waters are also getting more acidic.

The City Commission votes to switch to a new product for weed control based on a four-week study.

A coalition of conservation groups is advocating for the establishment of three new marine protected areas (MPAs) in East Antarctica, the Antarctic Peninsula and the Weddell Sea.

U.S. states hope to tap Canada’s network of large dams to meet low-carbon goals, but do better options exist closer to home?
Here’s how the General Mills subsidiary is going beyond organic and leading the packaged food industry toward regenerative agriculture.
Introduced pests, pathogens and invasive species are causing immediate changes. Climate change also may shape the forest colors of the future.
In a year of lost normality, the fires’ outlandish size and reach signal that normal is gone for good. Yet these fires are not the end of the world.
Famous people are often lauded for using their public image to raise awareness of environmental issues and causes. But do these campaigns make any difference?

As Sonia Furstenau's Greens pledge to end oil and gas subsidies and Andrew Wilkinson's BC Liberals promise to expand LNG, John Horgan's NDP sticks to the middle road.

A court in the Philippines has dealt another setback to the company looking to mine Southeast Asia's largest untapped deposits of copper and gold.

An evolutionary crucible in Indonesia that's given rise to a unique array of primate is at risk of disappearing due to rapid deforestation, a new study warns.

2020’s record Brazilian fires, which devastated the Pantanal wetlands, also reached the Amolar Mountains in recent weeks, a refuge for jaguars and other wildlife, and home to traditional Indigenous villagers.
Climate change and human activity are harming Antarctica and threatening wildlife from humpback whales to microscopic algae, more than 280 scientists and conservation experts say in urging protections for the icy region.
The global conservation status of a NSW marine park is at risk after the Berejiklian government weakened its sanctuary status without consultation to allow recreational fishing, documents show.
The Nature Conservancy in Iowa is doing its annual roundup of bison Tuesday at Broken Kettle Grasslands Preserve in northwest Iowa.

They wrote it right into their business plan — an expectation that, each year, at least half the stock on which their livelihood depends would die.

At work, Morgan Philpott cares for sick children. In his off-hours the Australian paediatric nurse turns his attention to an equally defenceless group: unwell koalas.

The vast majority of protected landscapes across Europe are rated as in poor or bad condition and vital species and their habitats continue to decline despite targets aimed at protecting them, according to a report.

Amid debates over deforestation, and its causes and solutions, it's easy to forget one crucial component of forest stewardship: the Indigenous people who often live there.

A 10-year study by the Stanley Park Ecology Society shows a significant increase in the tree canopy of Vancouver's biggest park, which, its authors say, highlights a recovery from the windstorm of 2006, when thousands of trees were destroyed.

Fish exposed to endocrine-disrupting compounds pass on health problems to future generations, including deformities, reduced survival, and reproductive problems, according to a new study.

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Bold action needed to mitigate impacts of changing climate already felt in urban and rural areas, and agricultural, forestry and recreation industries.

Scientists are hoping a genetically modified American chestnut can restore the iconic tree. Some groups say it could be a Trojan horse for more GMO trees.
Now believed to be caused by an unprecedented algae bloom, the decimation of bottom-dwelling sea life may have devastating ripple effects.
When traffic noise disappeared from San Francisco, the city’s white-crowned sparrows took advantage of the silence, researchers found. 
The Honker Divide Canoe Route draws intrepid travelers through the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest. But the lifting of logging restrictions may indelibly alter its character.
Botanists have laid out evidence that dozens of North American trees, herbs, plants and shrubs have gone extinct since European settlers arrived.
The White House has dismantled major climate and environmental policies focused on clean air, water, wildlife and toxic chemicals. Here’s how it adds up.

Study findings raise concerns that microplastics in marine fish could be a threat to public health via the food chain.

Public urged to report sightings of invasive fish.

Nobody knows precisely how wildfire smoke affects birds' health and migratory patterns. Now, citizen birdwatchers are stepping in.