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These wetlands helped stop flooding from Sandy. Now a BJ's may move in

A group of Staten Island residents concerned about climate change is challenging the project.
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In Madagascar, endangered lemurs find a private refuge

Climate change is shifting the habitats of endangered species and requiring conservation scientists to think outside traditional park boundaries.
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The Trump administration is reversing nearly 100 environmental rules. Here’s the full list

The White House has dismantled major climate and environmental policies focused on clean air, water, wildlife and toxic chemicals. Here’s how it adds up.
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How many plants have we wiped out? Here are 5 extinction stories

Botanists have laid out evidence that dozens of North American trees, herbs, plants and shrubs have gone extinct since European settlers arrived.
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The Trump administration is reversing nearly 100 environmental rules. Here's the full list

The White House has dismantled major climate and environmental policies focused on clean air, water, wildlife and toxic chemicals. Here’s how it adds up.
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Restoring farmland could drastically slow extinctions, fight climate change

The twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss are intertwined: Storms and wildfires are worsening while as many as one million species are at risk of extinction. The solutions are not small or easy, but they exist, scientists say.

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Coronavirus vaccine makers are not mass-slaughtering sharks

Some coronavirus vaccines rely on a shark-based product, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get immunized.
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China’s pledge to be carbon neutral by 2060: What it means

Under international pressure to do more to address global warming, Xi Jinping made a surprise commitment to drastically reduce emissions. Now comes the hard part.
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356 elephants dropped dead. Did this bacteria poison them?

Some conservationists accepted the explanation provided by Botswana’s government, but others raised doubts.
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Extinction is not inevitable. These species were saved

Conservation efforts have saved up to 48 mammal and bird species since 1993, but scientists say much more is needed to stem biodiversity loss.
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‘Fixing the damage we've done': Rewilding jaguars in Argentina

Bringing back the top predator to Argentina’s wetlands could restore the health of an entire ecosystem. But inducing five felines with troubled pasts to hunt, and mate, is not easy.
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It’s Trump Jr. vs. Trump Sr. over an Alaskan mineral mine

The move toward opening the Pebble Mine has surfaced a rare dispute between Donald Trump Jr. and his father’s administration.
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Trump signs landmark Great American Outdoors Act

The bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act guarantees funding for federal land use efforts. The president claimed credit for Republicans.
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365 elephants died in Botswana. The cause is a mystery

Some conservationists say the recent die-off in Botswana could be natural, but others expressed more concern.
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Elk return to Kentucky, bringing economic life

After a concerted reintroduction effort two decades ago, the state is now home to the largest population of elk east of the Mississippi. The animals’ home: reclaimed coal mines.
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The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

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Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

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