Plastic factory

A massive new plastics plant will soon start operating in Pennsylvania, even as support grows for international limits on plastic production.

Plastic factory

A massive new plastics plant will soon start operating in Pennsylvania, even as support grows for international limits on plastic production.

TOP STORIES

New research supports efforts to designate more land and water to save biodiversity and fight climate change — but we need to protect better, as well as more.

Grassland fire and firefighting effort

New research sheds light on how increasing wildfires are affecting ecosystems and communities.

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HEADLINES

Two women paddle a canoe

But there are steps we can take to bring nature to our communities and empower them to protect it.

Barrens topminnow

A misguided attempt to control mosquito populations has nearly driven this tiny fish to extinction.

A small plant clings to the rocks

A rare “orchid of the falls” plant has been declared extinct after a hydroelectric dam destroyed its only habitat. Could others soon follow?

A forest elephant sprays water over its back

An important new survey — the first nationwide test of new technology — also reveals critical conservation priorities.

women in green kayak leans out of boat to take water sample in river

The nonprofit Adventure Scientists unites skilled outdoors people with scientists to help drive critical conservation work.

Flock of waterfowl leave flooded field

The new book Nowhere Left to Go shows how climate change threatens myriad species. But there are ways we can help.

Power Plant

The Biden administration’s new “polluter pays” tax offers a welcome boost for Superfund cleanup efforts, but it leaves out one key industry.

collage of book covers

Protecting women’s rights and the environment go hand-in-hand in these new books, which also celebrate female leaders and scientists.

Three men standing on a boat in front of open pen fish farm

A new book looks at the “dark underbelly of our favorite fish” and urges regulators and businesses to better protect wild salmon, coastal ecosystems and consumers.