Fish fence

Massive traditional fish traps called fish fences catch hundreds of types of fish — many before they’re old enough to reproduce.

Fish fence

Massive traditional fish traps called fish fences catch hundreds of types of fish — many before they’re old enough to reproduce.

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plastic

A sweeping “circular economy” bill in the California legislature aims to drastically reduce plastic waste and boost domestic recycling.

Cigarette butts

The most commonly found piece of trash on beaches isn’t plastic bags or straws. It’s even smaller and contains dozens of dangerous chemicals.

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Hatchery fish being released

A new film from Patagonia explores the threats to wild salmon and asks questions about how we value wild animals.

grassland earless dragon

The Victorian grasslands earless dragon hasn’t been observed for 50 years, but conservationists haven’t given up hope yet.

University at Buffalo lab

The technology exists to hold polluters accountable, but can it now be used to help monitor pollution and prevent toxic messes?

bowhead whale

Increasing levels of underwater noise threaten Arctic whales, seals, fish and other species. A new report offers an opportunity for Arctic nations to lead on the issue.

grey reef sharks

Marine protected areas can benefit sharks and other oceanic species — but only if they’re properly established, according to a new guidebook.

Beach reading

This month brings new books from Greta Thunberg, Robert Macfarlane, the activists behind Extinction Rebellion and other conservation experts.

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