Zimbabwe elephant

The values of Zimbabwe’s and Namibia’s ivory stockpiles have been grossly overstated, and their proposed sale would lead to another poaching epidemic.

Zimbabwe elephant

The values of Zimbabwe’s and Namibia’s ivory stockpiles have been grossly overstated, and their proposed sale would lead to another poaching epidemic.

TOP STORIES

small-clawed otter

This vulnerable, fish-eating small carnivore still lives in stream-fed forests of northeastern Bangladesh and other countries. But it faces increasing threats.

Seagrass

Underwater meadows have rapidly disappeared around the world, but new research suggests they may be the easiest coastal habitat to restore.

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HEADLINES

dam on river

Atlantic salmon are perilously close to extinction in the United States. Taking down a few dams could go a long way to aiding their recovery, experts say.

horseshoe crabs

Experts say tracking international trade and limiting biomedical use could turn the tide for Asia’s three overlooked horseshoe crab species.

pollution

These plans sound ambitious, but what does it actually take to reach net-zero and, more importantly, will it be enough to slow climate change?

heavy equipment on former mine site

New legislation could help states and tribes clean up decades-old mining liabilities and restore the environment while creating needed jobs.

Person holding green crab

New research suggests that sometimes trying to completely eliminate a problematic non-native species may cause more harm than good. 

environmental books spring 2021

From climate change to wildlife trafficking, these new books tackle the toughest problems of the day, along with vital solutions.

Humpback whale

The story of commercial whaling and the iconoclasts who opposed it offers hope for whales facing today’s new threats — and the future of our planet.

salmon beneath the water

Historical pressures combined with new threats from climate change have pushed more than a dozen species close to extinction.

De Beers Namaqualand Mine, Kleinzee

The company claims to be restoring its former diamond mines to nature. My research revealed a still-barren landscape and shattered lives.