• Life amid the Levees
    Will the California Delta survive the pressures of a thirsty state?
    By Jacob Shea
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    Scientists and the Haida people are restoring the natural and cultural landscapes of a remote park in Canada.
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Latest News

Spanish Rangers Fear for Lives since Double Murder a Year Ago this Week

The killing of two wildlife defenders marked a chilling turning point for colleagues facing increasing violence in the line of duty

On a hill above the olive trees and dun scrublands of western Catalonia, two rusty iron silhouettes maintain a still and silent vigil. One peers out over the land through a pair of binoculars; the other kneels and holds a bird forever…
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Balking at Meatless Mondays? There are Some Impossible Solutions Afoot

The latest fake meat to hit the market is pretty close to the real deal, but there’s a rub

I’ve been mostly vegetarian for more than 12 years now, eating meat perhaps four or five times a year and seafood way more often than I should. But like many a former regular meat-eater, despite moral qualms, I still miss the taste…
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Birders get a First Look at how 2017 California Wildfires Affected Wildlife

Christmas Bird Count by volunteers helps scientists gather rare post-fire data

A neighbor knocked on Rick Burgess’s door at about 9:30 p.m. to tell him a fire was coming towards his home in Ventura, California. When he looked outside he saw a column of smoke, and the hills were already starting to turn…
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Warnings from the Arctic

Record-breaking temperatures in Alaska, the US's canary in the climate coal mine, provide glimpse of a warmer future

There is an ongoing scientific debate as to how much influence our changing climate had on the extreme cold snap or what some call “bomb cycle” in the Northeastern US. As usual, there is an active discussion. Last week, World Weather Attribution…
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New Reporting Platform Sheds Light on Venezuela’s Mining Crisis

South American country's dangerous bet on large-scale mining threatens pristine Amazon region

News outlets InfoAmazonia and el Correo del Caroni are launching a new interactive website with a series of articles on mining conflicts in Venezuela. The project, “Digging Deeper into the Mining Arc,” is sponsored by the Pulitzer Center on Conflict Reporting. Arc…
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New York City’s Fossil Fuel Divestment Could Spur Global Shift

Economists say city’s status as financial and cultural giant means move will catalyze others around the world to follow

New York City’s decision to sever ties with its fossil fuel investments is set to prove a catalyst to other cities in the face of the Trump administration’s staunch support for coal, oil, and gas interests, according to several leading economists. Photo…
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Voices

May Boeve
The co-founder of 350.org talks about why the climate movement needs radical change.
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Laura Bridgeman
Animal rights activist Laura Bridgeman writes about how a meeting with a dolphin changed the course of her life..
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Current Issue

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Six Ways of Seeing a Rhinoceros Auklet

We no longer know what to expect of our oceans.
By Eric Wagner

A Bumpy Ride

Guyana’s ambitious low-carbon development initiative has not had it easy.
By Erica Gies

Big Food and Public Health Don’t Mix

The very brands perceived as the purveyors of healthy, clean cuisine are peddling sugary drinks and processed foods that are the source of ill health.
By Anna Lappé

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