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The number of bee species appears to have declined sharply in the past 30 years, which could mean many types of bee are extinct or so rare that no one has recording a sighting
The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office found that some salmon species are “on the brink of extinction.” Habitat loss, climate change and other factors are to blame, it said.
By changing how we feed the world—with plant-based burgers, bioreactor-grown dairy, and more efficient indoor farms—we could turn land now used for agriculture back into wilderness.

As the growing human population and more intense droughts brought on by climate change are putting ever more stress on water supplies, land is subsiding all over the world.

The push in Colorado to designate largescale dark sky preserves, and reduce urban light pollution, is gaining momentum amid greater pandemic-driven focus on a long-neglected part of the environment.

The Anthropocene marks relentless and increasingly grave environmental degradation as the Earth faces tipping points for climate change, biodiversity and survival. To address these ills, scientists say we can learn valuable lessons from the past.

Humanity is destroying Earth’s ability to support complex life. But coming to grips with the magnitude of the problem is hard, even for experts.
Flooding is the most common weather-related disaster threat in the United States.

Uneven shifting is likely to worsen flooding in southern India while worsening droughts in southeastern Africa and Madagascar.

Disinfecting drinking water against pathogens is necessary, but by-products from the process are a ubiquitous — and likely growing — problem across the U.S. Solutions exist, though.

The Tuni glacier, a formerly vast piece of ice that rises over the Bolivian capital of La Paz as a critical water source, is disappearing faster than predicted, reported Reuters earlier this month.

The authors say their message is meant to give a "cold shower" to leaders who can help make positive changes for the planet.

For nearly a month, residents of the Iranian capital have been exposed to record-high air pollution amid the government’s confusing explanations and failure to work out a solution.

The pandemic has caused many to think about whether they really want children. But practical options for those who choose not to remain limited.

In fear, hope, or desperation, these women left home seeking new lives. Some found opportunity; others found more uncertainty—or worse.

The planet is facing a "ghastly future of mass extinction, declining health and climate-disruption upheavals" that threaten human survival because of ignorance and inaction, according to an international group of scientists, who warn people still haven't grasped the urgency of the biodiversity and climate crises.

Although climate change is often blamed for coastal inundation in places like the Bay of Bengal, other factors such as dam building and urbanization play an important role. Scientists say that more sustainable development policies can help blunt the impacts of rising seas.

Two thirds of the global population will have problems accessing fresh water by 2025, and removing salt and contaminants from the oceans and groundwater is one way to slake humanity's thirst.

Studies show that climate change could prompt millions of Americans to relocate in the coming decades, resulting in unplanned population growth in New Hampshire and northern New England.

Harbour porpoises exposed to PCBs had shrunken testicles, suggesting sperm and fertility effects. The effects are likely to be found in other cetaceans, including killer whales.

One of humanity's encroaching issues is population rise. How on earth (literally) are we going to feed all these people?

The death toll of animals and humans is mounting as herders seeking dwindling reserves of pasture clash with farmers
The Keystone XL Pipeline threatens to spread more than just oil through Indigenous communities.

The new Census data does not fully account for the near shutdown of the immigration system or the deaths caused by the coronavirus this year.

Cities occupy just 3% of the Earth's surface, yet more than half the world's population live in urban environments. We need nation-wide plans to keep our cities cool so no one gets left behind.

Labeling Leopold racist oversimplifies his wilderness advocacy and his effort to understand human population pressure as a factor in environmental change.

Every 1 percentage point increase in the unemployment rate reduces births by 1 percent, according to data collected following the Great Recession.

Farmers are getting help to irrigate their land and protect crops from pests and extreme weather, enabling them to earn more and reducing the need to seek work in India.

Are nations with low birth rates going to collapse due to a temporary bulge in the ranks of the elderly? On an overpopulated planet, this is an important question.

Aging population and low birth rate create demographic tipping point in Asia's fourth-largest economy.

India will overtake China to become the most populous country in 2023, when its population will reach 1.42 billion.

A plan to restore Florida's Everglades was expected to be completed in 30 years at a cost of less than $8 billion. But three decades in, the Army Corps faces an exploding price tag and unfinished business.

A balanced strategy of economic moderation plus global population reduction is needed for long-term sustainability.

Sir David Attenborough and executive producer Alastair Fothergill talk about their new documentary series "A Perfect Planet."