Flowers in meadow with urban buildings in background.

Recovering urban wildlife isn’t just about protecting a city’s parks and rivers, but also making its streets, homes and skyscrapers greener.

Flowers in meadow with urban buildings in background.

Recovering urban wildlife isn’t just about protecting a city’s parks and rivers, but also making its streets, homes and skyscrapers greener.

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A black bird sits on an elephant's back

We’ve got the latest on species rediscoveries, light pollution, right-wing posturing and more.

New Caledonia

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

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A flat stingray swims along a rocky bottom.

Experts say new international trade restrictions will help, but they leave several problems unsolved.

People kneeling and bending over to light vegetation on fire.

Indigenous-led prescribed fire is helping to restore depleted lands and long-suppressed cultural practices.

A dugong in sea grass in Marsa Abu Dabbab

This year we bid farewell to two lost frogs, the Chinese paddlefish, a plant from New Hampshire, and many others.

Water rushes between two shores.

In north Brazil, the combined effects of a hydroelectric dam and earth-shifting livestock have altered the landscape — and upended peoples’ lives.

Close up of EV's plug.

As demand for electric vehicles ramps up, environmental stumbling blocks have emerged.

Lake with plants emerging from water

A proposed high-voltage power line threatens a mountain lake and its surrounding wetlands.

woman sitting on bench with binoculars looking at water

Disability is too often left out of the conversation about equity and inclusion in the outdoors. We can change that.

An elephant stands in a field of trees and vegetation.

This will be a critical year for several endangered and threatened species, as well as a time of opportunity for others.

Sunset over the ocean

Looking back at environmental loss — and more than a few successes — helps us look ahead to healing the planet.