Animals, plants, and fungi depend on this humble tree, but its future — and theirs — is all but certain.

Animals, plants, and fungi depend on this humble tree, but its future — and theirs — is all but certain.

Animals, plants, and fungi depend on this humble tree, but its future — and theirs — is all but certain.

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Beaver

Citizen scientists are helping restore the ecosystem engineers to the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.

tiger sariska

When tigers are reintroduced into an area where they once lived, people need to learn to live with them all over again.

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HEADLINES

Wolverine standing in the snow.

A new law will allow the state’s wildlife agency to reintroduce the endangered species.

For cartoonist Tom Toro, humor about climate change attacks hypocrisy, supports truth, and fuels resistance.

Massive pits show where sand and gravel have been mined

Increasing demand for this seemingly abundant and common material harms human and natural communities — and fuels a lucrative and dangerous illegal industry.

A Black woman's hand next to several asthma inhalers, with a colorful blanket underneath

The unanticipated environmental effects of inhalers underscore the contradictions of piecemeal climate solutions.

A recent success got a lot of publicity, offering us insight into not only the species but the narratives that resonate with people.

Fireflies on a mangrove tree in Thailand

For Wan Faridah Akmal Jusoh, the night skies hold a sense of natural wonder and offer opportunities for citizen science.

Helping Indigenous peoples to protect forests and other shared resources will keep us all safer from climate change and other threats.

Denisse Mateo-Chero in the Andes mountains

Local communities strive to protect local forests and headwaters that include some of the Amazon River’s most important water sources.

A street sign poking out of the water. Flooded homes in the background.

Insurers are pulling out of areas prone to climate risk — even as they continue to cover the fossil-fuel companies contributing to that risk.

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