Humpback whale breach

Human activities have put the ocean in serious trouble. A bold, Rights of Nature-based proposal aims to turn the tide.

Humpback whale breach

Human activities have put the ocean in serious trouble. A bold, Rights of Nature-based proposal aims to turn the tide.

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rangers

Killing an endangered species is a heinous crime, but the language around the act requires a refocus away from colonialization.

plastic pollution

The United Nations has an opportunity to address plastic pollution on an international level. Will it finally act?

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pink colored squid sits on the sandy bottom of ocean floor

A squid biologist takes to the streets — and Skype — to share scientific knowledge.

Cars driving on the road with a sign on highway for extreme heat

New solutions are being tested to combat health risks from heat waves, particularly in urban “heat islands.”

dam on river

Human activities have imperiled our waterways — along with almost one-third of freshwater fish and many other aquatic species.

A person uses binoculars to look out at a sunset

Don’t miss these environmental news stories about innovative laws, rising renewables and a “climate king.”

Woman bending in snow to put in marker flags

“We’re training a workforce of solar warriors,” says the cofounder of Indigenized Energy Initiative.

bike and pedestrian crossing sign in floodwaters

We can’t — and shouldn’t — hide from the reality of multiple ecological and social crises, say the authors of a new book.

angel shark in sandy ocean bottom

Saving endangered species sometimes means knowing where they used to live — before scientists started studying them. For that, we need historical ecologists.

Top of hoover dam with lake mead behind it showing fallen water level

Lost in much of the coverage of the region’s water woes is the ecological crisis caused by prolonged drought, climate warming and development.

small buildings along a coast line with aqua sea and blue sky

Many nations have created or promised to create marine protected areas, but they don’t all carry the same level of protections.