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The key ingredient in RoundUp is supposed to only kill plants, but new research suggests it also interrupts a symbiotic relationship in beetles.
US team succeeds in captive breeding of sunflower sea stars and aims to reintroduce them to the wild

Reflecting on her childhood, Tucson, Ariz., Mayor Regina Romero points to her father as the figure who lit an environmentalist fire within her.

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Plastic is now considered toxic under Canada’s primary environmental law — the Canadian Environmental Protection Act — the Trudeau government announced Wednesday.
The state has long been championed as a leader in conservation, but many hunters say a raft of new laws push ethical boundaries.
Regular fires are essential for protecting what remains of the grasslands from a stealthy invader: trees.
Where on this warming planet, you ask, is the southernmost tree? Look no further: National Geographic sent a team to hunt it down.
The Gila River Indian Community is restoring its “lifeblood” back through innovative partnerships and water exchanges.
In Nova Scotia, a suite of innovative projects has creatively met this invasive species head on.

Cattle pasture occupies an area larger than France in Brazil's Cerrado biome, or 29% of the planet's most biodiverse savanna.

The B.C. government has put biodiversity and old-growth at risk in Vancouver Island's Nahmint River watershed, which is home to ancient forests with some of the province's largest Douglas fir trees, a Forest Practices Board investigation has found.

Yanomami people were under attack by illegal gold miners with automatic weapons for the third time this week in northern Roraima state.

Governors from Chesapeake Bay watershed states are urging Congress to spend an additional billion dollars on Bay restoration efforts.

Scientists at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science have just begun a three-year, $1 million research project that seeks to show how acidification — a consequence of climate change — will impact the Chesapeake Bay's famous oyster industry.

For the first time since the federal Klamath water management project in Southern Oregon was opened in 1907, the main canal supplying water to irrigators will remain closed this season.
The key ingredient in RoundUp is supposed to only kill plants, but new research suggests it also interrupts a symbiotic relationship in beetles.

On the plains of eastern Colombia, an age-old conflict between man and beast plays out near-daily. Jaguars attack cattle. Farmers retaliate with shotguns.

A wild place—and an American ideal—are heading for destruction. We can stop it now.

The federal government tried to stop the publication of an academic paper that found it needed to drastically increase its spending on threatened Australian wildlife.

New data compiled by the E.P.A. shows how global warming is making life harder for Americans in myriad ways that threaten their health, safety and homes.
As BC’s coastal mountain glaciers recede the effects alter ecosystems. Can human engineering begin to compensate? Second in a series.
Boggy marshes and wetlands across the country are the secret stars of carbon capture, but most people don’t understand their worth, said Christina Davy, a research scientist for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

Understanding how quickly the location range of a species of trees can migrate in response to climate change is important, but it's also important to consider how different genetic adaptations may be able to travel between populations of a given tree species.

The city of Miami is now partnering with the Ocean Conservancy and other research groups to conduct what’s called a “circulatory assessment protocol,” or CAP, which studies how and where the plastics in Biscayne Bay and the Miami River are coming from.

After half a century, old waste left by the US Army in Heiðarfjall in Langanesbyggð, in the Northeast of Iceland, is still not cleaned up. This has been a source of controversy for decades.

As the 2021 salmon season kicks off, Alaska fishermen are calling on Congress, the Biden Administration, and Alaska Senators Murkowski and Sullivan to take decisive action to address climate change and reduce carbon emissions.

With coral reefs dying due to climate change, pollution, and destructive fishing, we stand to lose some of the most important habitats on the planet. But help is coming, and with that help comes hope.
Jeff Kneteman said Alberta Environment has known about the problem in bighorn sheep for years. But it has yet to commission any studies about the effects on the three herds and how far the contamination has spread through the local ecosystem.

Forested buffers along waterways could go a long way toward improving local water quality, mitigating climate change and saving the Chesapeake Bay. But progress to put them in the ground is sorely lacking.

As climate change intensifies and human activity impacts every corner of the planet, repairing our world increasingly means realizing that our fate is intertwined with that of other animal and plant species — not separate from theirs.

Wild hogs are a scourge, but designing a system targeted to kill only them is a vastly complicated undertaking.
In the 19th century, Prince Albert I of Monaco devoted himself to the ocean. His great-great-grandson has carried on the tradition.

Efforts are lagging or in limbo to achieve at least a third of the outcomes promised in the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement.

Planting trees in savannas and grasslands runs the risk of actually reducing carbon sequestration and increasing air temperature.

Hantavirus, spresd by contact with infected rodents, can become more prevalent across a landscape when forests are cleared and rodent populations increase.