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The Nature Conservancy is launching a new program in Zanzibar to help seaweed farmers develop sustainable practices and improve the resiliency of the important crop.
Move aside, fake meat. The future of protein might be salmon raised in a huge, air-conditioned suburban building.

A proposal to double production at the Mary River iron ore mine is currently under review and Canada says our Arctic neighbour has a right to weigh in.

When you drive, tiny bits of plastic fly off your tires and brakes. And all that road muck is blowing into “pristine" environments like the Arctic.

The images emerge as Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan say the latest talks on the contentious project ended Monday with no agreement.

Opponents of a Taiwan-based company's plans for a $9.4 billion plastics complex asked a federal judge on Tuesday to stop work at the site in Louisiana.

Only 20 per cent of people in B.C. who use wells to get their water have bothered to register under the province's new mandatory groundwater law.

A menacing-looking barracuda has been netted in Alberni Inlet, thousands of kilometres from its usual home in the warmer waters of the Pacific Ocean.

A government-backed research program to make the Great Barrier Reef more resilient to global heating will spend $4.7m this financial year developing technologies that could shade corals and make clouds more reflective during marine heatwaves.

An array of seagoing robots are waiting for hurricanes to enter U.S. coastal waters. Up to 30 drones will be used to study climate change.

More than 200,000 tonnes of tiny plastic particles are blown from roads into the oceans every year, according to research.

A Colorado company agreed to a $7 million cleanup plan for Alaska's only uranium mine, which has left radioactive waste in the Tongass National Forest.

A new study from a Maine marine research laboratory has found that microplastics in the sea can impact the growth of lobsters.

Shannon Gority, executive director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, said that an increase in the number of miles of impaired waters sends a clear message that not enough is being done to clean and protect rivers and streams.

Land conservation not only protects space for people to recreate, for environmental education, and for wildlife habitat. It can also help reduce flash floods and landslides.

Deadly outbreaks have plagued societies for centuries. But they can lead to medical breakthroughs—if we learn the right lessons from them.
Saving the ocean will have effects that go far beyond the shoreline.
The first case of Covid-19 has been confirmed in northwestern Syria, sparking fears about the spread of the disease in the embattled region where water is scarce. 

The pandemic's health crisis is spilling over into the economy and politics of Ghana.

The new cleanup plan would be the first major work done on the river – contaminated by a GE plant in Pittsfield throughout the 20th century – in two decades.

Can we harness the extraordinary power of rivers in a way that replenishes ecosystems, rather than harming wildlife?

"China's presence and strategic interest in the Arctic will have security policy implications," the report said.

As dams are being torn down across the United States, Washington is floating a plan to dam one of the state's greatest rivers.

Juma Xipaya, a young indigenous woman, medical student and fierce activist, fought the Belo Monte dam and exposed corruption; now she lives in daily terror of two thugs in a white pickup.

Oil spills, intense heat waves, smoldering wildfires and thawing permafrost: Siberia is experiencing the destructive effects of climate change.

To balance the increases, richer countries may need to scale back, flagship UN report suggests.

A secluded tourist destination on North Carolina's Outer Banks is having an extremely tough year.

The Supreme Court avoided radical regulatory change in a term studded with blockbuster environmental cases. But experts say the lower courts will be grappling for years with the implications of two high-profile decisions.

Scientists have issued new warnings over a glacier in Antarctica that is described as "the doomsday glacier" because its collapse could lead to rapid sea-level rise.

Sea-level rise and subsidence, which can drown river deltas, can also drive the phenomenon of river avulsion, in which rivers rapidly change course, according to a new study.

Increasingly, environmental issues are democracy issues. This is true in Florida where the state legislature has a growing habit of undermining the home rule rights of local governments.

Herders like Boubacar Moukaila are caught between climate change, which has made grazing land too dry for his livestock, and conflict, which prevents him from travelling elsewhere to find fertile pastures.

A fire suppression system was inoperable when a blaze erupted aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard in San Diego, so sailors fought the blaze with water, a top Navy official said Monday.

Now a professor emeritus of geosciences at Penn State, Terry Engelder acknowledged some mistakes by the state and by industry, but challenged parts of the grand jury report.

A statewide grand jury investigating environmental and health impacts of the shale gas industry heard testimony that some children exposed to emissions from those operations develop a painful condition that looks like alligator skin and is common enough to get its own nickname: "frack rash."