A jaguarini sits in a patch of vegetation

These weasel-like small cats haven’t been documented in the country since 1986. A new study suggests it’s time to reintroduce them.

A jaguarini sits in a patch of vegetation

These weasel-like small cats haven’t been documented in the country since 1986. A new study suggests it’s time to reintroduce them.

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beech trunks with green leaves in forest with creek running through

Even protected places face threats from climate change and encroaching development. 

Crittical critter orangutan

Artist Ralph Steadman and writer Ceri Levy make us laugh while worrying about extinction.

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Plastic factory

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

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.

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.