Conservation

Wildlife conservation tends to save charismatic species. That may be about to change

BINGHAMTON, New York — A soaring bald eagle is spellbinding. A growling grizzly is awe-inspiring. A swimming hellbender? You mig...

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What It Would Take to See the World Completely Differently

When the marine biologist Rachel Carson was a young girl, she discovered a fossilized shell while hiking around her family’s hi...

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Four-year forests: The Japanese way to ‘rewild the world’

Hannah Lewis couldn’t stop reading. She knew she was on to something. An article in her local paper described how, facing a prop...

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Dealing with drought: how fog collectors are providing trees with water in Spain

As summer fires continue to devastate huge areas of woodland in Spain, France and Portugal, and drought plagues Europe and the...

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Urban farming in Indonesia addresses food needs and climate crisis

Food plants intermingle on the second-floor rooftop of a house in Medan, the biggest city on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The...

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Forest fires are getting worse, 20 years of data confirm

Across Russia, Europe, Indonesia, the Amazon Basin, North America, Australia, and beyond, we have watched fires blaze across lands...

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Big lessons about biodiversity loss from a little French river

Even while drought is bringing many of Europe’s rivers to record lows and damaging biodiversity, the threat of catastrophic floo...

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River Cleanups Move to the Next Level Using Grasses and Oysters

On a recent summer morning near Camden, New Jersey, two divers from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hovered over a patch ...

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Young Māori divers hunt invasive crown-of-thorns starfish to save coral reefs

RAROTONGA, Cook Islands – Every Saturday, a group of Cook Islands Māori youth slide into scuba gear, grab sticks from the ironw...

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Congo to Auction Land to Oil Companies: ‘Our Priority Is Not to Save the Planet’

Peatlands and rainforests in the Congo Basin protect the planet by storing carbon. Now, in a giant leap backward for the climate, ...

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‘Inspiring to see’: scientists show how forests of kelp can potentially be brought back to life

Underwater forests off Tasmania’s east coast used to be so dense they were marked as shipping hazards on nautical charts. Thrivi...

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Scientists rush to save 1,000-year-old trees on the brink of death

The trees had stood for more than 1,000 years. Their sturdy roots clung to the crumbling mountainside. Their gnarled limbs reached...

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