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As extreme weather events increase, what are the risks to wildlife?

Last year the United States racked up nearly $100 billion in damages from weather and climate disasters. These events are starting to take their toll on wildlife, too.
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The extinction crisis: Coming to a dinner table near you?

Wild plants related to our main agricultural crops are important to future food security. But more than half are endangered, a new study finds.
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Stormwater could become an important water source — if we stopped ignoring it

Collecting runoff from rain and other precipitation to aid water supply has great potential, but its many benefits are often overlooked.
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Decolonizing species names

New research points out the frequent inequity of species’ scientific names, a longstanding problem that creates barriers to conservation.
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Biden moves to dial down America's soaring methane emissions

Experts say the new administration can jumpstart climate protections by taking on rising methane emissions, but it won’t be easy or quick.
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New clues to help monarch conservation efforts

Planting milkweed can help monarch butterflies, but new research shows that there’s still a lot we can learn about how to do that effectively.
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The rebuilding years begin now

The Biden-Harris administration must act quickly to reverse and repair Trump’s environmental destruction. Here’s how to do it.
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Offshore wind power is ready to boom. Here's what that means for wildlife

Climate change threatens many marine species, but some climate solutions pose risks, too. Researchers say offshore wind needs continued study and better regulations.
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Opinion: Why plastic pollution is a producer responsibility

We won’t be able to stem the tide of plastic waste until manufacturers are held accountable for their products.
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What we've lost: The species declared extinct in 2020

Dozens of frogs, fish, orchids and other species — many unseen for decades — may no longer exist due to humanity’s destructive effects on the planet.
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Midnight rush: 6 ways Trump trashed the environment during the holidays

Protections for endangered species, disaster assistance and conservation were all targets of the most recent round of attacks on the environment.
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12 Trump attacks on the environment since the election

In its final days, the administration is rushing to cement its destructive legacy with attacks on clean air, wildlife and public lands that could be difficult to undo.
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5 things to know about plastic pollution and how to stop it

Researchers continue to find new information about how widespread plastic pollution has become, but also how we can help stem the tide.
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Seagrass: Another vital carbon-sequestering ecosystem threatened by climate change

Underwater meadows have rapidly disappeared around the world, but new research suggests they may be the easiest coastal habitat to restore.
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Biden can leverage larger trends to make climate progress

Even if Republicans hang onto the Senate, Biden can use these three strategies to make major progress on climate issues.
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Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

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Picking ingredients for a better lifestyle.

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