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Big Bend is undergoing a thoughtful, patient exercise to achieve a unique goal in Texas: Tilting the balance between shareholders and stakeholders more favorably to those intent on preserving what is sacred in this rugged territory.

Behold a treat for the eyes! Tens of thousands of pink flamingos have amassed in the wetlands of southern France along with their offspring still lacking flamboyant plumage.

Pollution, development and overharvesting have greatly diminished America’s natural oyster habitat. Aquaculture and adaptable farmers have changed the game.

Colombia has hundreds of species of bees, but many have been hard hit by pesticide use.

The loss of the St. Patrick's Bay ice caps, located on Ellesmere Island, is a warning that "everything is changing up there," says scientist Mark Serreze.

For marine mammals, viral and bacterial outbreaks are on the rise.

Fish and other marine life may have to flee thousands of kilometers to escape damaging heatwaves, highlighting the scale of disruption caused by these increasing surges in ocean temperatures.
Anyone who's tending a garden right now knows what extreme heat can do to plants. Heat is also a concern for an important form of underwater gardening: growing corals and "outplanting," or transplanting them to restore damaged reefs.
Narendra Modi’s dream of a ‘self-reliant India’ comes at a terrible price for its indigenous population
Tropical oceans and fisheries are threatened by climate change, generating impacts that will affect the sustainable development of both local economies and communities, and regions outside the tropics through 'telecoupling' of human-natural systems, such as seafood trade and distant-water fishing, says a scientific review from UBC and international researchers.

Peter Dykstra and Host Steve Curwood discuss major tobacco companies' pursuit of a tobacco-based vaccine for COVID-19, then move on to discuss the flooding of the last functioning coal mine in Norway by meltwater from a nearby glacier.

Last Tuesday, we almost had a breakthrough moment on the environment.

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GDP per capita is an inadequate measure of well-being. Now, more than ever, we need to use the Inclusive Wealth Index to do the task.

Gretchen Lescord's findings suggest that while mercury in northern fish is still the biggest concern, the levels of chromium and arsenic concentrations are also raising some eyebrows. 

The company still cannot definitively say who will buy the 50 million gallons a day of drinking water it wants to produce on the Orange County coast.

Devastating wildfires that burned out of control in late 2019 and early 2020 in Brazil's Pantanal wetland are back.

Fishers in Sumatra have joined forces in opposition to a government plan to allow coastal mining that they say will destroy their fisheries.

A low-tech solution offers an effective way to keep sea turtles safe.

Roads, fences and industry stop animals, from grizzlies to frogs, as they migrate.

Fibreglass fuelled a boating boom. But now dumped and ageing craft are breaking up, releasing toxins and microplastics across the world.

New research has revealed that the waste produced by seabirds - that's right, the poop of seagulls, pelicans, and penguins - could be worth nearly half a billion dollars annually.

A new study finds that the volume of plastic flowing into the ocean will overwhelm any cleaning efforts. If we want to clean up ocean plastic, we need to start at the source.

The amount of microplastic pollution in waters around the Maldives is amongst the highest in the world, according to new research from Australia's Flinders University.

Research that measures the public mood based on Twitter posts shows that it's currently at its lowest point in a decade. One exception: when people visit parks and green spaces.

Natural habitats across the planet that humans have converted to farms, cities or suburbs are much more likely to harbor wildlife that carry parasites or pathogens such as the novel coronavirus than undisturbed areas, according to a new study.

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The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has unveiled a new “Buffer My Stream" program, with the goal of improving water quality and reduce erosion.

From Yosemite to Biscayne Bay, these hidden figures helped save natural wonders and historic places.
Demand in China, India, and Europe drives illegal logging of this valuable, versatile hardwood.
Biologist Erika Cuéllar Soto and local residents are “paramedics” for the Gran Chaco ecosystem.
The Great American Outdoors Act is a historic victory, but presidential conservation legacies are not defined by individual bills.
The move toward opening the Pebble Mine has surfaced a rare dispute between Donald Trump Jr. and his father’s administration.

Germany is planning to ban floodlights from dusk for much of the year as part of its bid to fight a dramatic decline in insect populations.

While not the initial drivers of deforestation in those areas, these plantations shouldn't be certified sustainable if that history is accounted for, the study authors say.

Park rangers tasked with monitoring reserves and parks say they wear bulletproof vests and routinely encounter hostile criminal groups when on patrol.

Hundreds of dams are planned within global protected areas, a prospect that threatens people, plants and animals that rely on the life-giving waters of free-flowing rivers.

In April, Brazil’s environment minister urged Pres. Bolsonaro to “run the cattle,” using the nation’s focus on COVID-19 as a diversion to dismantle environmental rule of law; some new executive acts appear to do just that.