floating vegetation

The Pantanal in South America is critical for fighting climate change and protecting endangered species. The race is on to protect it.

floating vegetation

The Pantanal in South America is critical for fighting climate change and protecting endangered species. The race is on to protect it.

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Avian influenza test

Experts warn that the shutdown has furloughed or hobbled personnel responsible for diagnosing and detecting wildlife diseases.

Glen Canyon Dam

We’ll have to contend with new limits to the Clean Water Act, growing threats from climate change and fixing our aging infrastructure.

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HEADLINES

Texas bees eatman and sharp

New photographs reveal that the National Butterfly Center in Texas is also home to an amazing array of 200 bee species — some of which exist nowhere else in the United States.

Reading

Books coming out this month look at saving snow leopards and killer whales, Buddhist and Muslim solutions to climate change, and new ways to grow food.

Produced water tanks

New analysis reveals that we have much less water in our aquifers than we previously thought — and the oil and gas industry could put that at even greater risk.

Achatinella apexfulva

The death of a snail named George on New Year’s Day marked the extinction of his species. Saving the rest of Hawaii’s unique snails is a race against time — but not one without hope.

jellyfish

Juli Berwald’s book Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Act of Growing a Backbone is beautiful, scientific exploration of the much-maligned, but ecologically important, jellyfish.

Tapanuli orangutan

It’s going to be a rough year, but we’ll also see some progress.

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