A blue-patterned lizard with red eyes stares into the camera

Rampant illegal trade is pushing the blue tree monitor lizard toward extinction. These steps can help save it.

A blue-patterned lizard with red eyes stares into the camera

Rampant illegal trade is pushing the blue tree monitor lizard toward extinction. These steps can help save it.

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Dam across river

A growing movement across the continent is working to remove thousands of barriers and restore some of the world’s most fragmented rivers.

bird in flight

Writer Kathleen Dean Moore turns her ear to nature’s sounds and what we’re losing as species disappear.

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Subsidized water cultivated the West, but this required becoming increasingly profligate with the region’s scarcest resource.

American flags on either side of a neon "buy" sign.

The annual Black Friday ode to commercialism and overconsumption sits at the core of our ongoing destruction of Earth’s ecosystems. We can flip the script.

The author sitting in a museum behind a display of his books.

If a book contains critical conservation messages but nobody reads it, does it make a difference?

Sunset behind the U.S. Capitol

The midterms may have avoided a red wave, but there’s still blood (and some anti-science conspiracy theorists) in the water.

A tiny frog sits on the tip of a human finger

New research compiles the “heat tolerance” of 616 amphibian species — and reveals how much more we need to know.

Group of 11 poses at waterfall.

Black people like nature, too. But you wouldn’t know it from looking at outdoor magazines — at least not before Outdoor Afro got started.

Green wave dominates a blue ocean

While control of Congress remains unsettled, other races around the country reveal a growing — if precarious — tilt toward climate as a priority.

Humble ponds have a key role to play in fighting climate change and aiding conservation — but only if we protect them.

sewer pipe outfall on beach

Disadvantaged communities have suffered disproportionately from underinvestment in clean and affordable water. That could change with legislation passed last year.