Wrecked fishing trawler

Journalist Ian Urbina’s daring new book The Ocean Outlaw uncovers a dark world of exploitation on the high seas — a world that exists out of the public eye and beyond the rule of law.

Wrecked fishing trawler

Journalist Ian Urbina’s daring new book The Ocean Outlaw uncovers a dark world of exploitation on the high seas — a world that exists out of the public eye and beyond the rule of law.

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Wilmington pollution

In her new book, author and ethicist Harriet Washington unearths one of the most overlooked aspects of environmental racism.

Tiger India

The big cats have increased by 30 percent in India in just four years, but they still face pressures and controversies.

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African elephant

New wildlife trade rules being discussed at CITES could affect 550 species, including elephants, rhinos and giraffes.

rhino ray

Big-nosed giant guitarfishes and wedgefishes are now the most endangered marine fish group. Will the international community step up to protect them from trade and exploitation?

tokay gecko

Indonesia raised its captive and export quotas for this over-exploited species, just as new international regulations are about to be discussed.

bald eagle

Changes to regulations about critical habitat and consideration for economic interests threaten to upend more than 45 years of conservation success. But the worst may still be to come.

Spawning lab

To keep pace with environmental loss, scientists working to restore tropical reefs have turned their attention to coral reproduction and increasing diversity.

Berta Cáceres vigil

A new report from Global Witness found that three environmental defenders were murdered every week in 2018 and many more were criminalized for working to protect the land, water and other vital resources.

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