Is New England’s biggest renewable energy project really a win for the climate?

A plan to import hydropower from Canada to Massachusetts begs the question of whether big hydro along with its reservoirs and dams, is green enough to be worth the cost.
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A critical fight for the rights of nature

Los Cedros Reserve, one of Earth’s most biodiverse habitats, could be wiped out by mining. A court could save it — and set a precedent for the planet.

As deep-seabed mining ramps up, scientists race to study the environmental effects

Timing is running short to develop an international framework to help prevent environmental harm to deep-sea life and to share resources equitably among nations, experts say.

Mangroves could help save us from climate change. Climate change is killing mangroves

Coastal mangrove forests help protect communities and habitats from storm surges, but sea-level rise could wipe them out.

Forest Fires Are Setting Chernobyl’s Radiation Free - The Atlantic

Trees now cover most of the exclusion zone, and climate change is making them more likely to burn.

How the pandemic defeated America

A virus has brought the world’s most powerful country to its knees.

A virus wiped out 90% of this turtle species. Can it recover?

The Bellinger River snapping turtle nearly went extinct before anyone knew it was in trouble. Conservationists are working to ensure it doesn’t disappear.

Researchers call for rare tree's conservation — decades after its declared extinction

Mistakenly presumed extinct for 22 years, India's rare Wendlandia angustifolia tree now has an opportunity for priority preservation.

Australian plant species face 'imminent extinction' from invasive pathogen

The once-common native guava species has nearly vanished — killed off by an invasive fungus that arrived just 10 years ago. Other species may soon follow.

Harlequin found: ‘Extinct’ toad rediscovered after 30 years

The Mindo harlequin toad, last seen in Ecuador in 1989, was feared a victim of the amphibian-killing chytrid fungus. Have other lost species survived, too?

New high seas treaty could be a game-changer for the ocean

A historic international treaty to protect marine biodiversity is currently being negotiated, but will it be strong enough to create reserves and boost conservation efforts?

Antarctica: Too big to melt

A summer of extremes leaves sobering questions about the state of Earth’s largest store of ice, capable of inundating coastlines worldwide as it melts.

The final frontiers? A call to protect the biodiversity on the border

President Trump’s notorious border wall is just one of the many transboundary threats that borders pose to the world’s wildlife.
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Our plastic planet

While climate change remains environmental issue #1, the worries over plastic in our water, soil, food, and bodies continue to grow.

Disinfection dangers: How to avoid viruses without exposing yourself to toxics

COVID-19 has all of us cleaning more—but the products designed to kill viruses and bacteria can have dangerous health impacts. Here's how to scrub safely.

Building a library of American environmental classics (Part Two)

More recommendations for your home eco-library.

Microplastics in farm soils: A growing concern

Researchers say that more microplastics pollution is getting into farm soil than oceans—and these tiny bits are showing up in our fruits, veggies, and bodies.

Cutting edge of science

An exclusive look at important research just over the horizon that promises to impact our health and the environment

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