A pause for energy developers threatening Texas Big Bend region

Big Bend is undergoing a thoughtful, patient exercise to achieve a unique goal in Texas: Tilting the balance between shareholders and stakeholders more favorably to those intent on preserving what is sacred in this rugged territory.

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Eye candy: More than 50,000 pink flamingos mass in France

Behold a treat for the eyes! Tens of thousands of pink flamingos have amassed in the wetlands of southern France along with their offspring still lacking flamboyant plumage.

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Climate

India plans to fell ancient forest to create 40 new coalfields

Narendra Modi’s dream of a ‘self-reliant India’ comes at a terrible price for its indigenous population
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Toxics

Planning overhaul in England will damage nature, environmentalists warn

Radical changes to planning rules in England will damage nature, increase air pollution and leave local people with no say on protecting urban wildlife corridors, environmental charities say.

Toxics

COVID-19: Ocean Wise report looks at pandemic impact on marine life

The report looked at three impacts: Reduction in ships; Increase in plastic pollution; And a drop-off in data collection and animal rescue.

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Climate

Your used mask needs to make it to the trash can

They’re on beaches, in parking lots and on sidewalks. You probably won’t catch the coronavirus from a discarded mask, but the litter poses a risk to the environment.
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Toxics

Cost of preventing next pandemic 'equal to just 2% of Covid-19 economic damage'

The cost of preventing further pandemics over the next decade by protecting wildlife and forests would equate to just 2% of the estimated financial damage caused by Covid-19, according to a new analysis.

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Climate

Sharks 'functionally extinct' at 20% of world's coral reefs as fishing drives global decline

Destructive and unsustainable fishing has caused a crash in shark numbers across many of the world's coral reefs, upsetting the ecological balance of the critical marine ecosystems, a major study has found.

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Toxics

Most UK sharks have consumed plastics, study finds

Microplastics and synthetic microfibres from clothing have been found for the first time in the guts of sharks that live off the UK coast.

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Toxics

9 things you need to know about the proposed open-pit coal mine near Smithers, B.C.

Telkwa Coal wants to build the mine in a caribou recovery area and just a few kilometres from an important salmon watershed in Wet'suwet'en territory.

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Toxics

Queensland moves to ban single-use plastic straws and plates in bid to save marine life

The Queensland government will move to ban plastic straws, cutlery, stirrers and plates in a bid to stem the destructive effects of plastic on marine life and waterways.

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Biodiversity

Team Lioness: The Kenyan women rangers risking their lives for wildlife

There are eight rangers in the all-female International Fund for Animal Welfare's Team Lioness, a patrol unit among 76 rangers from the local Maa community. Their job is to protect wildlife from poaching, trafficking in bushmeat and human-wildlife conflict.

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Biodiversity

Strategy to revitalize barren-ground caribou comes as numbers hit historic lows

A collective of wildlife co-management boards and governments in the Northwest Territories has come out with a strategy to revitalize barren-ground caribou populations - though governments are not legally required to meet its objectives.

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Toxics

Heads up, America: Animal-borne diseases are closer than you think

Environmental disruptions don't just cause zoonotic diseases to emerge in Africa or Asia. The same thing is happening in the USA.

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Toxics

Halve UK pesticide use to save insects, say conservationists

The use of pesticides in the UK must be at least halved to reverse steep losses in insect abundance and boost the natural world that depends on them, according to a report.

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Cutting forests and disturbing natural habitats increases our risk of wildlife diseases

A new study found that animals known to carry harmful diseases such as the novel coronavirus are more common in landscapes intensively used by people.

The President’s green comedy routine

A token, triumphal green moment for a president and party who just might need such a thing in an election year.

Prepare for a November surprise

Don't believe the polls; it'll be a race, by hook or by crook.

Diversity and community focus: The future of science communication

How EHN's Agents of Change series highlighted the inequities—and opportunities—in environmental health.

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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