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This African region is far more valuable in its natural state than any oil and gas reserves buried beneath it.

The detective story is taking on new relevance as scientists hunt for the origins of coronavirus and as zoonotic spillover is happening with increasing frequency, heightening the possibility of more pandemics in the future.

President Biden is unwinding Donald Trump’s environmental legacy, while forging his own. The Washington Post is chronicling every step.
A habit that appeared damaging at first glance seems to make oceanic ecosystems more resilient, scientists found.

A new study concludes that the presence of inland mangroves along a river in southern Mexico was the result of climate change-driven sea level rise during the Pleistocene Epoch, some 115,000 to 130,000 years ago.

The once-imperiled marine mammal could help this vital coastal ecosystem adapt to a changing world.

As the UN Convention on Biological Diversity creates new targets, the federal government must take action or risk another dismal report card.

Unless CO2 emissions drop significantly, global warming will make the Amazon barren, the American Midwest tropical, and India too hot to live in by 2500, according to a team of scientists.

If you're concerned about the effect of climate change on the Arctic's wildlife now you have a way to get involved from your own home by signing up to be what the World Wildlife Fund has described as a "walrus detective."

Statistics also show that new Indianapolis gardeners are younger and more diverse. They may not know that an invisible hazard may exist in their soil: lead.

A new watchdog report shows the Environmental Protection Agency doesn't have a cohesive strategy for dealing with freshwater harmful algal blooms.

Abandoned hardrock mines and climate change cause metals and other elements to leach into streams. They also put rare earth elements into the water, a new study finds.

In 2018, a California school groundskeeper took Monsanto Company to court, alleging that Roundup, one of America's most popular weed killers, caused his Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cancer.

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In Pembroke, the well-intended efforts of mostly white nature conservationists overlook one thing: The township’s Black farming community has never fully supported them. Now, a generations-old way of life is threatened by the push for conservation.
Restor lets you see everything from how much carbon is stored in soil to rainfall to what species might be able to grow in a post-climate world.
The seesaw of protection should end, and only Congress can end it.
Manatees in Florida have been dying at an alarming rate, with the state losing about 10 percent of its population in just a year.
Countries are gathering in an effort to stop a collapse of the natural world that scientists say could equal climate change as an existential crisis.
People who never considered themselves at risk from climate change are waking up to floods and fires. From June 2021 to August 2021, 1 in 3 Americans experienced a weather disaster. Preparing for the next one may be the thing that saves your life and maybe even some of your things.

Translocation is a conservation technique that returns lost species to their previous habitats or moves then to new, safer areas in a bid to boost their wild populations. But research shows that it only works about half the time, with failures often linked to low numbers of individual animals being released, or the presence of invasive predators.

More than 100 countries have signed an agreement to take “urgent action” to protect biodiversity amid a rapid loss of the world's species. 

The European Union has called for oil, coal and gas in the Arctic to stay in the ground, as it announced aspirations to play a greater role in the world's northernmost region.

With more extreme weather events expected to bring floods and droughts, the British Environment Agency urged world leaders to focus on mitigating the effects of global warming.

Fish fall to the seafloor when they die, sequestering carbon in the deep. Our penchant for catching big fish is breaking the cycle.
The Austrian group AllRise says "crimes against nature are crimes against humanity" and estimates that heat caused by deforestation will result in 180,000 excess deaths this century.
When farmers abandon their land, should we just let nature take its course? As ecologists meet to discuss the threat to global biodiversity, some believe that accepting chaos is the best approach.

A new federal bill proposed last week by U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (D-IL), the Reducing Waste in National Parks Act, aims to curb plastic waste and pollution in the U.S. National Park system.

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Recent photos reveal surfers hitting the waves—and a massive clean up still in progress.
The program from the nonprofit Native Conservancy is helping cultivate food sovereignty, regenerate the marine environment, and boost the local economy.
In rural Japan, the unstoppable forces of nature meet the immovable determination of the construction state. Can this village survive?

Britain's Prince William has called on society to inspire "optimism, confidence and enthusiasm" in the next generation to find solutions to protect the Earth.

This week, a historically dry period in California will come to bear at Lake Tahoe, where the water level is expected to sink below the basin's natural rim. That's the point at which the lake pours into its only outflow, the Truckee River.

Big, visually compelling crises bring out volunteers and donations and legislation and politicians. But the slow, unseen toxins that have been and still are tainting land as well as sea have to go begging for attention and news coverage.

There is a hotbed of colorful corals in an ocean region that might seem unlikely — the cold waters of the southern Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands.

Utah's iconic Great Salt Lake, long neglected by regulators, is collapsing due to a historic drought and climate change.