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Slipping through the frigid water, the sleek black dorsal fin of a killer whale is iconic; but they're being seen in new parts of the world more frequently, thanks to climate change breaking up sea ice.

A new study has uncovered a link between fracking chemicals in farm water and a rare birth defect in horses—which researchers say could serve as a warning about fracking and human infant health.

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Bird-watching has surged in popularity during the pandemic. It’s easy to start, and you can do it anywhere — even from inside, and even in urban spaces.
The effects on wildlife and the ability of forests to store CO2 from fossil fuels could be enormous.

Insects play an important role in the well-being of people and ecosystems — and people have a vital role to play in insects' well-being, too.

A recent ruling by three Appeal Court justices has transformed the nature of Treaty 8 First Nations' legal battles against the Site C dam and oil and gas development.

As the First Nation considers an egg incubator to increase the Klondike River's Chinook population, questions linger about the ideal conditions for spawn survival.

A new report from the Forest Practices Board found logging roads are sending sediment into streams and damaging fish habitat.

Saving the Amazon rainforest is not just about raising alarms but also about finding ways to make harvesting its trees more profitable than tearing them down.

IBAMA officials, while trying to halt deforestation in Cachoeira Seca Indigenous Reserve, were threatened and assaulted by illegal loggers.

Late rainfall, intense drought, dry riverbeds, more forest fires, less food available — indigenous communities across the Amazon suffer social transformations due to climate change.

Bolívar, who achieved fame appearing in the film “Embrace of the Serpent," as a man forgetting his roots, is believed to have been infected by the coronavirus.

Plant-based meat sales are up 264 percent in US grocery stores.

Analysis: A decade's worth of research says that an ecolabel for industrial bluefin tuna fisheries is a sham.

Kelly Andersen's resignation follows an investigation by The Narwhal documenting threats and harassment faced by observers while gathering data out at sea.

Lethal new diseases are springing up at alarming rates, and modern globalized capitalism is behind it.
The UK must go “faster and further” to tackle climate change, loss of nature and rebuild the economy after the coronavirus pandemic, a report has urged.

Two new studies led by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego highlight the significance of long-term observations for understanding ocean climate trends and events, including record-shattering marine heatwaves.

Scientists wishing to do research must now consult with Inuit groups — and consider long-neglected local priorities.

Because of increasing rates of sea level rise fueled by global warming, the remaining 5,800 square miles of Louisiana's coastal wetlands in the Mississippi River delta will disappear.

We’re already seeing signs of accelerated forest mortality around the world. And it’s not just arid regions that may see forest die-offs, new research finds.
Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University tested river waters in Tokyo for gadolinium, a contrast agent given to patients receiving MRIs.
For black men like Christian Cooper, the threat of a call to police casts a cloud of fear over parks and public spaces that others associate with safety.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he will schedule a vote on a public lands package from Sens. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.).

A new study shows taxpayer money is helping to prop up the beef industry in Brazil, one of the primary drivers of deforestation in the country.

The statistics capturing the effects that pets have on wildlife are mind-boggling.

Indigenous leaders and advocates are celebrating block the controversial appointment of an Evangelical missionary to oversee protection of isolated tribes in the country's Amazon states.

Inside the U.S. and Panama’s long-running collaboration to rid an entire continent of a deadly disease.

A new international study has analysed how ocean species are affected by climate change using "climate velocity" - which measures the speed at which marine life moves to seek out preferred temperatures as the ocean heats up.

The North American Breeding Bird Survey, a large-scale citizen science project started in 1966, is the basis of a newly-released study on migratory bird habitats and climate change.

The study, which examined 8,500 years of marsh paleorecords, contradicts other research that suggests Louisiana's remaining 5,800 square miles of marshes could survive climate change.

A U.S. judge in Montana has thrown out a Trump administration directive that weakened an Obama-era policy aimed at protecting a threatened Western bird, invalidating hundreds of oil and gas leases on federal land in Montana and Wyoming.
The Trump administration has worked to weaken safeguards for nearly 35 million acres — nearly 1,000 times more than it's protected.

Billions of tons of valuable polymetallic nodules are dozing on the Pacific Ocean floor southeast of Hawaii, a key potential source of materials for making EV batteries.

A bold nationwide campaign is seeking to save the country's unique bird life. Now, one area is down to its last remaining rats.
New temperature maps for the endless stretches of Russian Arctic lands bear witness of unprecedented warming.