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A global weather phenomenon that would typically keep ocean temperatures lower across the Great Barrier Reef may not be enough to stop another mass coral bleaching this coming summer, according to the marine park's chief scientist.

Endangered turtles and dolphins species in the River Ganges are at risk from becoming entangled in abandoned fishing gear, new research has found.

The Trump administration has denied a key permit or a massive gold and copper mine in Alaska striking a devastating blow to a project opposed by an unusual coalition that includes the president's son as well as conservationists and Alaska Natives.

Exposure to glyphosate could adversely affect the microbes in our gut, potentially leading to poor health.
“I prayed to God that I would survive.” Taiwanese fishing fleet crew members describe illegal dolphin catching, shark finning, and physical and verbal abuse.

While she would be an unconventional pick, Moseley Braun served with Joe Biden and campaigned for him this year.

A mining company wants to dig for titanium near the giant wetland in Georgia.
The immense project would have been one of the world’s largest gold and copper mines, but regulators found it “contrary to the public interest” due to environmental risks in the pristine Alaskan tundra.

Crown lawyers assert the nation lost territorial rights by not consistently occupying their lands. Experts say the argument is strange, possibly illegal and a step back for reconciliation

Civil society advocates blame the Bolsonaro administration for the surging deforestation.

15-metre-tall ancestors of modern-day, cultivated bananas contain the precious genetics that could save the popular fruit from climate change, pests and disease.

From feeding insects to chickens to tracking produce, a range of options aim to curb appetite for soya that harms the environment.

The wolf is considered a threat to our way of farming, but our fear may be misplaced. Perhaps predators are needed to bring nature back into balance

Food scientists and marketers are creating healthy, plant-based, imitation tuna, crab, and shrimp that look and taste like the real thing.

A plan to double production at one of the world's northernmost mines involves building a railway through barren-ground caribou habitat — the impacts of which aren't adequately known, says local leader.

A stealthy source of pollution leaves the highway in astonishing amounts and heads to sea, toxic chemicals and all.

Major roadbuilding, including the “reconstruction” of the BR-319 highway, now threatens the Brazilian Amazon’s last, vast intact rainforest, vital to Brazilian ecosystem services.

The Conserv initiative is paying farmers and ranchers in the Amazon to preserve more native vegetation on their land than required by law.

Dozens of beached animals on the U.S. Atlantic Coast contained high levels of pollutants and heavy metals in their blubber and liver tissues, a new study shows.

As Italian hazelnut plantations expand to cater to our love of chocolate and nougat, they are leaving a bitter aftertaste on local soil, water and air.

An outbreak of 50,000 Tasmanian farmed salmon could potentially "pollute" the marine environment, according to local environmentalists.

Bees are critical to the survival of myriad ecosystems around the world, and their pollination is worth billions of dollars every year in the U.S. and abroad. Their populations have been declining for decades due to climate change and habitat loss, posing a threat to global food security.

The health of the ocean is in crisis. Overfishing, habitat destruction, pollution and climate change are causing populations of ocean species to plummet, placing entire ecosystems at risk.

The Trump Administration seeks to transfer ownership of Arizona area to a mining company with ties to the destruction of an Aboriginal site.

After a brutal storm in 2006, the Swinomish tribe off the coast of Washington state launched a strategy to deal with the effects of a warming planet. Now, 50 other native tribes have followed suit.

Piece by piece, in the face of impacts being rapidly manifested by human population growth, it's happening faster than our already overwhelmed sensory perception can process.

In the first month of his presidency, FDR created a government program that changed lives and the land forever. Could it be time for a new CCC?

Humans are driving large shifts in fire activity around the world. Now, scientists have found that these changes in fire activity are threatening more than 4,400 species, from birds to mammals to crops.

Underwater meadows have rapidly disappeared around the world, but new research suggests they may be the easiest coastal habitat to restore.
Long marginalized by the tourism sector, Indigenous women are bringing First Nations, Métis, and Inuit narratives to the mainstream.

A BC logger thinks he can rally environmentalists, blue collar workers, conservationists and loggers to champion better forest management.

Canada and the U.S. are bound together by waterways that transcend political borders. But what happens when industrial development changes those waters in ways that could last hundreds of years? 

Not every animal has the power to migrate to cooler climes.

The abundance of bottlenose dolphins in Ecuador's Gulf of Guayaquil has decreased by around 50% in the last decade.

When it comes to climate change and the Amazon rainforest, the news is never good. Through 2019 and 2020, the news has been dominated by images of forests ablaze, and a land wracked by climate change and illegal logging.

As urbanites flock to forests and rivers to escape coronavirus threats, trailheads are cramped with parked cars and fishing on the Madison River is like a Disneyland ride.