electric vehicle charging

EVs can help power homes and buildings in disasters — but only if automakers, utilities, local emergency planners and regulators start working on it now.

electric vehicle charging

EVs can help power homes and buildings in disasters — but only if automakers, utilities, local emergency planners and regulators start working on it now.

TOP STORIES

Birds offshore with stormy waters

Last year the United States racked up nearly $100 billion in damages from weather and climate disasters. These events are starting to take their toll on wildlife, too.

Biden appointees

The Biden-Harris administration must act quickly to reverse and repair Trump’s environmental destruction. Here’s how to do it.

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HEADLINES

snowy suburban neighborhood

A power crisis in Texas caused by severe winter weather exposed the need for a climate-resilient system.

sharks swimming

New research shows that oceanic shark and ray abundance has declined by nearly three-quarters since 1970, and industrialized fishing is
to blame.

canoe riding through wild rice

Wild plants related to our main agricultural crops are important to future food security. But more than half are endangered, a new study finds.

stormwater drain pipe

Collecting runoff from rain and other precipitation to aid water supply has great potential, but its many benefits are often overlooked.

people in creek catching fish

A groundbreaking program at the University of British Columbia draws from Indigenous knowledge and western science to develop the best tools for helping fisheries and communities.

aerial view of wetlands

The Biden administration has an opportunity — and a responsibility — to help save the coastal ecosystems that protect us.

Nepal

Looking at the dramatic effects two people had in these countries decades ago reminds us that individuals and communities can make a difference for conservation.

New Caledonia

New research points out the frequent inequity of species’ scientific names, a longstanding problem that creates barriers to conservation.

Mountain meadow with a small patch of snow.

A new study compares snowpack across the world and offers a tool to help scientists pinpoint where this critical resource is waning — and what that means for ecosystems and economies.