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Habitat loss and climate change are decimating the species. What can the U.S. learn from Oklahoma tribes’ efforts to restore their migratory path?
Attack of the Murder Hornets plays out like a spooky murder mystery. But the insects are scary enough; they don't need horror movie tropes.
The octogenarian snapper, the oldest tropical reef fish discovered to date, suggests reef fishes could grow to be even older—if we let them.

Critics raise concerns about joint B.C.-Alaska government report that had input from industry, saying the data collection methods were flawed and stakeholders weren't adequately engaged.

Hundreds of butterfly species across the American West are vanishing as the region becomes hotter, drier and more vulnerable to the effects of climate change, according to a new study.

As climate change worsens, spring temperatures come earlier in the year, cueing tree swallows to build their nests sooner. This leaves baby swallows vulnerable as the inevitable cold snap happens.

An Italian team of researchers explored the physical and biological factors that cascade through an ecosystem as glaciers retreat. The results, published in the January issue of Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, are not promising for your favorite flavored liquors.

The continent is crammed with “ghost” stations—just one sign of how this empty, icy place is becoming more crowded.
A rampant trade in Asian birds, known for their beautiful songs, is emptying many forests of sound and life.
Federal wildlife authorities in California are working with a wind energy company to breed the endangered birds in captivity to replace any that may be killed by turbine blades. Conservationists are skeptical.
Harbor seals and porpoises in the Salish Sea experience antibiotic-resistant bacteria differently, pointing to worrying implications for orcas.
A once noxious and toxic dumping ground for the waste of Northeast Ohio's heavy industry, a tract of land in the heart of Cuyahoga Valley National Park has been transformed into a thriving ecosystem.
Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, a logger and the bill's sponsor, said aerial application of glyphosate and other herbicides has caused irreversible environmental damage.

Project to restore degraded woodlands in damaged community enlists help from all over.

In the small coastal country, an exploding industry has led to big economic promises, and a steep environmental price.

Matheus Sborgia, a Brazilian chef, decided to bet on regenerative agriculture after inheriting his grandfather's cattle ranch in the heart of the Cerrado.

For nearly 20 years, Robin Baird has been following killer whales, trying to figure out what they eat. At first, he would look to see what was in their mouths as the whales feasted on fish near the surface. But then he and his colleague, Brad Hanson, started looking for more subtle clues in their […]
The illegal sale of protected land in the Brazilian Amazon has been going on for years, but a new BBC report got deeply inside the criminal network and found some land grabbers advertising on Facebook.

The Australian government has officially acknowledged the extinction of 13 endemic species, including 12 mammals and the first reptile known to have been lost since European colonisation.

A new report from WWF and Mexico's government shows another huge decline in monarch butterflies in 2020. The reason? Deforestation and climate change.

Ugandan experts have revealed that the country's population is expected to rise to 75 million in the next decade, warning this could directly and negatively impact on forests.

Iconic ecosystems, from coral reefs to Tasmania's ancient forests, are collapsing across the continent and into Antarctica. It's not too late to act — in fact, our lives depend on it.
Lobbyists claim the timber industry is "up against the ropes." Here's what they're not saying: Lumber prices are at record highs.
The U.S. must more than double the production of seedlings to meet reforestation goals, researchers say.
Volunteers are yanking the dangerous grasses from public lands across the American Southwest.

That forests are good for the environment is a no-brainer. What isn't as clear-cut: how do newly planted woodlands affect water availability?

Impunity still reigns when it comes to the murders of human rights defenders around the world, according to the Front Line Defenders organization, in its global analysis of 2020.

Skipjack are the world’s most abundant tuna. They’re resilient, but can they outswim our demand for this pantry staple?

Supporters of oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge say they are pressing on with plans to conduct seismic surveys in the area to help guide exploration drilling, even though the Biden administration has temporarily halted those and other exploration activities.

Biden should not hold his breath for Bolsonaro. Rather, the U.S. government and its allies should sidestep, circumvent and, whenever possible, hurdle the obstacles to addressing global warming and deforestation.

The UK's largest water company has apologised after it was fined £2.3m for polluting a stream with sewage that killed more than 1,000 fish.

Researchers at the University of Portsmouth have found that shrimp living in polluted waters are producing 70 per cent less sperm than the rest of their species.

A new study that counted half a trillion coral colonies between Indonesia and French Polynesia found that most corals are not in imminent danger of being wiped off the planet.

We rely on fresh water for drinking, food, and sanitation, and they’re in trouble. But freshwater issues are becoming a higher priority for conservationists.