flag fire

West Coast citizens who’ve lost their homes or fled to other locations still have opportunities to participate in the election. But they have to act quickly.

flag fire

West Coast citizens who’ve lost their homes or fled to other locations still have opportunities to participate in the election. But they have to act quickly.

TOP STORIES

Franklin tree

A new paper identifies 65 plant extinctions in the continental United States and Canada — but that’s probably just a fraction of what we’ve lost.

rescued tiger cub

These crimes threaten tens of thousands of species around the world, causing extinctions, hurting people and spreading disease.

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HEADLINES

Orange Oregon

This month’s western megafires have burned millions of acres and upended countless lives. It’s a sign of things to come if we don’t start to listen and act.

EPA building and flag

The EPA allowed polluters to stop monitoring or even preventing their emissions, and many states followed suit. Here’s what happened — and how to fix it.

two mountain lions on a fence

The new book Cougar Conundrum looks at the “ecosystem services” argument for convincing predator-wary people to appreciate big cats.

reindeer walking on snow

In The Reindeer Chronicles, Judith D. Schwartz shows how badly damaged landscapes are being restored across the world — and why more of that work is deeply needed.

mountain gorillas

Videos of people getting too close to, and touching, the rare apes motivates other people to want to do the same — and that could spread diseases like COVID-19 to a critically endangered species.

Yellowstone National Park

With about two months until the 2020 election, our time to reflect on the environment grows short.

Los Cedros cloud forest

Ecuador’s Los Cedros Reserve, one of Earth’s most biodiverse habitats, could be wiped out by mining. A court case could save it — and set a precedent for the planet.

wildfires and other plants on forest floor

As scary as wildfires are for people living near them, burned forests create some of the most biodiverse ecosystems.

sea lions on rocks

Being able to forecast marine heatwaves could help minimize ecological and economic damage. But first, scientists need to better understand what’s driving these events.