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Oil drilling, possible fracking planned for Okvanago region—elephants’ last stronghold

Hundreds of oil wells could come to cover a huge expanse in Namibia and Botswana, in what has been called possibly the “largest oil play of the decade.”
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Saving caribou and preserving food traditions among Canada's First Nations

A photojournalist documents an unprecedented effort to restore caribou herds that are central to Indigenous foodways.
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Climate

In Madagascar, endangered lemurs find a private refuge

Climate change is shifting the habitats of endangered species and requiring conservation scientists to think outside traditional park boundaries.
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Biodiversity

This wildlife crossing helps mountain lions cross the 101 in LA

The project will break ground in 2021 and let the city’s mountain lions access more habitat without risking getting hit by cars.
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Toxics

Europe’s green ambitions run into an old foe: Farmers

The farm industry lobby and leading agri powerhouses like Italy are thwarting the EU’s promises of a Green Deal.
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Biodiversity

Australia needs a new agency to monitor threatened species, top scientists say

The federal government should establish a new agency similar to the Bureau of Meteorology to observe and make forecasts on the state of Australia's wildlife, according to leading Australian scientists.

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Climate

Wolverines don't require protection, U.S. officials rule

The decision capped a quarter-century legal battle that exposed deep divisions over the role of government and how humans interact with nature.
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Biodiversity

Tule elk at Point Reyes may be killed under controversial plan

Point Reyes National Seashore in has long been a flashpoint for the debate over how to balance livestock and wildlife.
Justice

In Nicaragua, Forests and Indigenous Communities Face Threats

After a brutal crackdown on dissent in 2018, deforestation and local conflict have intensified. Who's to blame?
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Biodiversity

Pangolin scale seizures at all-time high in 2019, showing illegal trade still booming

Despite increased protections, the scaly mammals continue to be exploited for the traditional Chinese medicine market, according to a report shared exclusively with National Geographic.
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Toxics

A ‘crossroads’ for humanity: Earth’s biodiversity is still collapsing

Countries have made insufficient progress on international goals designed to halt a catastrophic slide, a new report found.
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Biodiversity

Extinction is not inevitable. These species were saved

Conservation efforts have saved up to 48 mammal and bird species since 1993, but scientists say much more is needed to stem biodiversity loss.
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Biodiversity

‘Fixing the damage we've done': Rewilding jaguars in Argentina

Bringing back the top predator to Argentina’s wetlands could restore the health of an entire ecosystem. But inducing five felines with troubled pasts to hunt, and mate, is not easy.
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Toxics

A new COVID documentary explores who is to blame for the pandemic

“How to Stop the Next Pandemic,” a Times documentary, reveals how your choices make future pandemics more likely.
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The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

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