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Corals in the Gulf of Aqaba have a unique evolutionary history that could help them survive the climate crisis. Scientists even hope to breed their resilience into other reefs.

A team of Mexican scientists are developing a successful experiment that allows for the recovery and maintenance of endemic trees in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve that provide a habitat for monarch butterflies every winter.

RNA interference could be better for the environment, professor says.

With the planet’s changing climate, insects, birds, and other animals are moving to more suitable environments. However, plants that rely on seed dispersers can face extinction if there are too few animals to move their seeds far enough to keep pace with changing conditions.

Residents in Musselburgh have been left outraged after taking it upon themselves to try and prevent a pollution incident in their local river from getting any worse.

In a world constrained by woe and threats to democracy (it’s a good job whales don’t have to apply for the right to assemble), 1,000 fin whales can’t help but lift our hearts.

For the second year in a row, state Rep. Toby Overdorf, of Palm City, is pushing a bill that would let private companies create “seagrass mitigation banks” on state-owned land, then sell credits to developers proposing projects that would destroy seagrass.

England’s water is bad and getting worse, with regulators too poor or politically cowed to do anything about it.

The South American government will curb fishing in more than 20,000 square miles of ocean next to the archipelago.
An examination of 14 cities in Switzerland adds heft to concerns that urban beehives can overtax city green spaces, potentially harming native pollinators.
In Beverly Barkat’s quest to connect people with nature, she found that environmental waste could be a powerful medium.
Wolves have thrived since returning to the Northern Rockies. Now they face relentless assault by hunters and trappers.

In the works for 15 years, the territory's plan will plot the future of 21 per cent of Canada's land mass. And it's almost ready — hopefully.

A study into the melting of the Antarctic ice sheet shows how it could cause multi-meter rise in sea levels by the end of the millennium.

Thawing Arctic permafrost laden with billions of tons of greenhouse gases not only threatens the region's critical infrastructure but life across the planet, according a comprehensive scientific review.

By not planning for climate change, not working to mitigate risk and failing to build sustainable systems, we set ourselves up for an endless cycle of multibillion-dollar disaster response efforts.

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with Helen Wheeler, a wildlife ecologist from Anglia Ruskin University in the U.K., on the impacts beavers are having as they move into the Arctic tundra.

Yucatan is spearheading environmental protection by urgently addressing the climate emergency with legislative initiatives, programs focused on waste management, and clean energy generation, fighting promoted by the Government of Yucatan, to have an increasingly green state.

The color of the brackish water running down the drain across Pak Udis’ paddy field changes everyday: it goes from blue to green or red. One only needs to take a look around to understand why. A textile factory was built a few meters away from this Indonesian peasant’s parcel.

Oil pollution has rendered almost all natural water bodies in the Niger Delta area of the South-South region useless.

Ukrainian intelligence claims that “the Russian occupation administration has lost control over chemicals” brought into Donbas.

Many plants need to migrate to survive climate change, but they’re losing their animal rides. The seeds of this story were planted in a steaming pile of elephant dung somewhere in the African savanna.

The economy could struggle to recover to pre-pandemic levels if it fails to deal with climate change and environmental risks in the next five to 10 years, pushing resources to be diverted elsewhere.

No, bioplastics are not (necessarily) more sustainable than conventional plastics. Plus, here are 4 more fallacies that need to be fixed if we are going to shape plastics policies correctly.

The June heat wave caused billions of deaths.
Kolleru Lake was long known for its biodiversity, but scientists say that ecosystem faces an uncertain future.
The seaweed that often takes over reefs may at least help the food systems that count on the reef to keep functioning.

While bald eagle populations have slowly recovered since the pesticide DDT was banned in 1972, toxic lead ammo has reduced population growth by 4% to 6% annually in the Northeast U.S., according to a new study.

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A new report finds the federal government isn’t doing enough to act on or disclose detailed information about the growing hazards of a warming climate, including extreme temperatures, flood, fires, landslides and drought
Warmer Arctic waters with less sea ice cause orcas to impact the northern marine ecosystems as the impressive whales swim further and further north in search of food and cooler temperatures.

Drought- and heat-adapted invasive plants like buffelgrass will increasingly gain a toehold, at the expense of native species.

Microplastics can deposit and linger within riverbeds for as long as seven years before washing into the ocean, a new study has found.

Successive governments, regulators and water companies have turned a “blind eye” to sewage pollution in England and Wales, accepting “pre-Victorian practices” of allowing raw effluent to flow into rivers, a cross-party committee of MPs has said.

A leak in Mexico is causing tens of millions of gallons of extra wastewater to flow into the United States, creating a domino effect on local beaches.

Wisconsin residents battling contamination on their properties they didn't cause are asking legislators to pass a bill that would shift the responsibility elsewhere, relieving them of the burden of hundreds of thousands of dollars in cleanup costs.

Americans are becoming increasingly worried about global warming and are now more engaged with climate change issues and solutions than past years, according to a new report.