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Biodiversity

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.
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Climate

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.
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Toxics

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?
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Toxics

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?
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Climate

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.
Climate

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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Toxics

Angela Merkel’s scientific background could save Germany

The chancellor’s rigor in collating information, her honesty in stating what is not yet known, and her composure are paying off.
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Toxics

Photos: The essential work of farmers

Even in the midst of a pandemic, people need to eat, and farm workers are trying to meet that need.

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Justice

A BP oil-spill settlement gone wrong

A well-known attorney helped land a $2 billion settlement for Gulf Coast seafood-industry workers. But who was he really representing?
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Climate

Blood is life — The amazing dragon's blood tree

New research proposes classifying the threatened Middle Eastern tree as an “umbrella species” because of its oversized ecological role.
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Climate

Covid-19: Biggest drop in CO2 emissions since WWII but little impact on climate change

Though scientists expect carbon emissions to fall by 5% in 2020, the coronavirus pandemic is having very little impact on climate change, according to the World Meteorological Organization.
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Climate

Covid-19: Biggest drop in CO2 emissions since WWII but little impact on climate change

Though scientists expect carbon emissions to fall by 5% in 2020, the coronavirus pandemic is having very little impact on climate change, according to the World Meteorological Organization.
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Toxics

Where pandemics come from — and how to stop them

As biodiversity disappears, the risk to human health increases. Experts say we need to protect wild spaces and species to help prevent future outbreaks.
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Climate

Vietnam introduces law aimed at fighting climate change

Vietnam has introduced legislation to advance its greenhouse gas reduction goals as per the Paris climate accord, decreasing worries the fast-growing nation’s reliance on coal would stymie those efforts.
From our Newsroom

Big Oil flows a little bit backward

Pipelines have had a very bad July (so far).

Join the “Agents of Change” discussion on research and activism

Four of the fellows who participated in the program this year will discuss their ongoing research, activism, and experiences with publishing their ideas in the public sphere.

The dangers of opinion masquerading as fact in science journals: Jerrold J. Heindel

A call for unbiased, honest science in peer-reviewed journals.

Beyond the “silver lining” of emissions reductions: Clean energy takes a COVID-19 hit

With job loss and stifled development in the renewable energy sector, economists, politicians, and advocates say policy action is necessary to stay on track.

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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