Companies will save money but more birds will die under the Trump administration's plan to limit Migratory Bird Treaty Act coverage to intentional actions, the Fish and Wildlife Service predicts in a study of the hot-button rulemaking proposal.
International lawyers are drafting plans for a legally enforceable crime of ecocide – criminalising destruction of the world's ecosystems – that is already attracting support from European countries and island nations at risk from rising sea levels.
The Karen people of Myanmar have long fought for autonomy over their lands. In a bold move, they have turned a war zone into a protected area that respects their cultural traditions and looks to save one of the world's last free-flowing international rivers.
The Trump administration has denied a key permit or a massive gold and copper mine in Alaska striking a devastating blow to a project opposed by an unusual coalition that includes the president's son as well as conservationists and Alaska Natives.
A global weather phenomenon that would typically keep ocean temperatures lower across the Great Barrier Reef may not be enough to stop another mass coral bleaching this coming summer, according to the marine park's chief scientist.
The immense project would have been one of the world’s largest gold and copper mines, but regulators found it “contrary to the public interest” due to environmental risks in the pristine Alaskan tundra.