sheepnose mussel in hands

Freshwater mussels are some of the most imperiled species in North America. Experts say we can change that by rethinking our infrastructure.

sheepnose mussel in hands

Freshwater mussels are some of the most imperiled species in North America. Experts say we can change that by rethinking our infrastructure.

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rhino caregiver

The loss of biodiversity around the planet comes with very human costs, I tell the hosts of The Silent Why podcast.

solar panels catching the sun

As development of large solar projects speeds up, researchers race against the clock to study the ecosystem implications.

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HEADLINES

Brighamia insignis

The cliff-growing Brighamia insignis was pronounced extinct in the wild in 2020, but it persists thanks to the hard work of botanical gardens and other collections.

black smoke at refinery

The Environmental Protection Agency can help protect millions of people who live near industrial facilities — but only if it works now to strengthen an important federal chemical policy.

Illinois State Flag

The state’s recently passed Climate and Equitable Jobs Act offers a model for other states to build coalitions to help communities and the planet.

wind turbines

Speak up, identify the stakes, and use language that inspires action and combats right-wing messaging, says climate communications expert Genevieve Guenther.

cargo ship

Global shipping is moving invasive species around the world. Can world governments agree on necessary preventative measures?

ivory-billed woodpecker

This year scientists identified birds, lizards, orchids and other species that have been lost. How many more will follow?

meadow, forest and mountain

A new study looked at a group of forest lands that hold big conservation potential but aren’t adequately protected.

Yellowstone Lake

From plastic pollution to extreme weather and the extinction crisis, the year ahead promises tough fights, enormous challenges and critical opportunities.

Species 2021

2021 brought coverage of a wide range of amazing wildlife, along with the threats they face and the solutions to saving them.