City children have better mental health and cognition if they live near woodlands

City children who have daily exposure to woodland have better cognitive development and a lower risk of emotional and behavioral problems, according to a new study published in Nature Sustainability.

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Why Jane Goodall still has hope for us humans

“Traveling the world I’d see so many projects of restoration, people tackling what seemed impossible and not giving up.”

What it means to be wild

Against the backdrop of a world so thoroughly altered by humankind, Emma Marris's latest book, Wild Souls, challenges our assumptions about nature and how we protect it.

Climate change: New nature projects to help cut UK's carbon

A series of nature projects that store carbon and restore habitats have been unveiled by the Wildlife Trusts as part of efforts to tackle the climate and nature crises.


Politics is now the battleground for climate change says leading UK scientist

Leading climate experts have launched an international advisory group with a program aimed at mitigating the consequences of climate change through emissions reduction, greenhouse gas removal, and climate repair.

In Michigan, making the outdoors more accessible to people of color

Black and brown people from urban areas face many barriers to outdoor recreation. Here's how one group overcame them on Lake Superior.


'Quick fixes' to the climate crisis risk harming nature

Climate change and nature loss are interlinked and must be tackled together. That's the finding of a key report by 50 leading scientists searching for combined solutions to the climate and biodiversity crises.


Our response to climate change is missing something big, scientists say

Yes, planting new trees can help. But intact wild areas are much better. The world needs to treat warming and biodiversity loss as two parts of the same problem, a new report warns.


Michelle Nijhuis: Species solidarity and rediscovering our connection to the web of life

As climate change intensifies and human activity impacts every corner of the planet, repairing our world increasingly means realizing that our fate is intertwined with that of other animal and plant species — not separate from theirs.


Biden’s 30 by 30 conservation plan and the history of protecting land at the expense of people

Too often, conservationists have pursued the protection of other species at the expense of people of color, poor people, and other marginalized groups.

Nature is critical to slowing climate change, but it can only do so if we help it first

Biden's climate summit highlighted "nature-based solutions," but political and indigenous leaders agree native peoples should lead the way and researchers warn of pitfalls.


Re-wilding our cities: Beauty, biodiversity and the biophilic cities movement

Buildings covered in plants do more than just make the cityscape attractive - they contribute to human wellbeing, biodiversity, and action on climate change.


Connection and understanding through environmental art

In late March of 2017, just a few weeks before Earth Day, the first Enviro-Art Gallery showcase took place as a small gathering and presentation in the cafeteria of James River High School in Midlothian, Virginia.

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A Listen into Landscape

Environmental coverage often paints a dismal picture: sea level rise flooding coastal communities, climate change and hurricanes destroying neighborhoods, or coal ash or hog waste seeping into local waterways and drinking water.

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Measuring Houston’s environmental injustice from space

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Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

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The real story behind PFAS and Congress’ effort to clean up contamination: Op-ed

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