You can’t save a species if it doesn’t have a name

A newly discovered African plant genus could be wiped out by dams and mining.

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Make death green again

When something dies in nature, it becomes part of a system that gives life.

The climate report the Trump administration didn’t want you to see

They tried to bury the report by releasing it on Black Friday, but the threats we face — and possible solutions we can take on — are still very real.

The climate report the Trump Administration didn’t want you to see

They tried to bury the report by releasing it on Black Friday, but the threats we face - and possible solutions we can take on - are still very real.

The global warming wolf is real

But some people don’t hear the howl or see the danger because their past experiences blind them to the future. How can we overcome that?

Insect populations are declining around the world. How worried should we be?

A decline in insect biomass and diversity has experts concerned and calling for more research to understand why.

Plans to turn America’s Rust Belt into a new plastics belt are bad news for the climate

An expanding petrochemical industry, thanks to fracked shale gas, could have big consequences for a warming planet.

National Parks at risk from Trump administration’s energy agenda

Experts fear oil and gas development could permanently damage millions of acres of ecologically and culturally important public lands.

Shock as China legalizes medicinal trade in rhino horns and tiger parts

Conservationists fear this will stimulate demand for poached animals while making it harder to enforce existing conservation laws.

Climate change really gets this researcher’s goat

Will mountain goats be able to shed their thick winter coats in time for earlier warm seasons?

New green strategy: change the electorate, not the election

It turns out that millions of people who care about the environment never vote. One organization is working to change that.

The Trump Administration’s ‘dishonest’ attack on fuel-economy standards

A former EPA engineer calls it “the most spectacular regulatory flip-flop in history.” Experts say the emissions increase would bode ill for the planet.

Four exciting dam-removal projects to watch

From California to Maryland, dams across the United States are being removed to help fish, improve safety and boost recreation.

The environment is on the November ballot — Here’s where and what’s at stake

A handful of statewide ballot initiatives will test whether states can effectively counter environmental rollbacks coming from the federal government.

Strengthening mussels for cleaner rivers

A pioneering new hatchery program puts the benefits of freshwater mussels on center stage -- and could lead to new ways to keep rivers clean.
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