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Salmon fishing has had its ups and downs in recent years, but the overall trend is for fewer fish to return to spawn in the important Fraser River.

A weak snowpack and light monsoon have failed to dent the yearslong drought that is now depleting the Rio Grande.

Experiments show the fish respond differently to predictable and unpredictable stress.

You can judge the state of a nation by the state of its rivers. Pollution is the physical expression of corruption. So what should we conclude about a country whose rivers are systematically exploited, dumped on and bled dry?

By 2070, rising soil temperatures could cause germination failure in 20% of tropical plants, and reduced rates in more than 50%, with the potential to disrupt and alter tropical ecosystems.

When the Dolphins and Rainbows swim club headed out Monday morning for their regular swim in Biscayne Bay, they encountered a grisly sight: hundreds of dead fish in the Tuttle Basin.

A pheromone that could be used to stop locusts from swarming has been discovered by scientists, potentially helping save millions of people from risk of food shortages.

Climate change has given rise to a resurgence of child marriage in northern Kenya in the last five years, experts say.

Two new reports shed light on how billions of dollars from public institutions and the Gates Foundation continue to flow to “Green Revolution” strategies despite claims of their failure.

Native bees are at risk across the U.S. “Buzz Kill" depicts the beauty and key ecological role played by these bees and shows how industrialized agriculture and its use of honeybee colonies threatens endemic bee species.

Skeptics say the lack of enforceable federal safety standards geared toward the coronavirus allows these employers to prioritize the harvest over worker safety.

When COVID-19 spread rapidly through slaughterhouses, most workers stayed quiet. But their kids did not.

Improved "weather forecasts" for oceans hold hope for reducing devastation to fisheries and ecosystems around the world.

Storms are growing stronger as the planet warms. India must focus on an integrated approach after Cyclone Amphan, researchers say.
Recent research, which found a link between pyrethroids and deaths from heart disease, highlights the limitations of epidemiological research.
Mauritian volunteers fished dead eels from oily waters on Tuesday as they tried to clean up damage to the Indian Ocean island's most pristine beaches after a Japanese bulk carrier leaked an estimated 1,000 tonnes of oil.
Their swipes at fake-meat products—Impossible Burgers, Beyond Meat, and all the rest—are pretty much the same.

A doubling of the number of fish and the type of fish caught during a state study of the Clinton River's Middle Branch compared to a similar survey 19 years ago demonstrates improved health of the waterway, officials say.

Breathing toxic fumes due to exposure to heavily polluted air is one of the key contributors to early death all around the world, exacerbating risks posed by lung and heart conditions.

Eating an organic diet rapidly and significantly reduces exposure to glyphosate—the world's most widely-used weed killer, which has been linked to cancer, hormone disruption and other harmful impacts, according to a new study.

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Popular pesticides are causing bird species to decline at an alarming rate in the US, adding fuel to a 50-year downward trend in bird biodiversity, a new report has found.

New research shows that adding more fresh vegetables and whole grains to school meals helped curb childhood obesity for vulnerable children, prompting questions about recent USDA rollbacks.

A warming climate was already making life difficult in Chad, a landlocked country squeezed against the encroaching sands of the Sahara.

The E.P.A. has approved nootkatone, which is found in cedars and grapefruit. It repels ticks, mosquitoes and other dangerous bugs for hours, but is safe enough to eat.

While a mining firm makes big profits working within, and harming, a Brazilian conservation unit, traditional people can be fined for collecting Brazil nuts and fishing sustainably in a nearby protected area.

As rural Wisconsin’s fortunes have declined, its political importance has grown.
New satellite data shows major tree loss, while Brazil’s VP cherry picks the findings, according to experts. Meanwhile, the environment minister appears to welcome illegal miners’ demands for less enforcement.
Study on the effects of neonicotinoids on birds in the US from 2008–2014.

Agroforestry is an ancient agricultural technique being rediscovered as limitations of the globe's highly industrialized agriculture become obvious.

Scientists have found dozens of marine mammals firmly tied to fish aggregators in Ecuador, suggesting fishers are using the animals as bait.

Tobacco plants have been modified with a protein found in algae to improve their photosynthesis and increase growth, while using less water, in a new advance that could point the way to higher-yielding crops in a drought-afflicted future.

Coffee is becoming harder to grow. It's a notoriously picky plant that requires very specific conditions to grow. And as climate change warms the planet, the places that can sustain the plant are shrinking.

Crop and forest fires are a ritual of summer in France, but a warming climate has meant the risk has increased and the danger zone has expanded from southern France to the north, scientists say.