Environment

      High-tech fishing gear could help save critically endangered right whales

      Many fish, marine mammals and seabirds that inhabit the world’s oceans are critically endangered, but few are as close...

      The US drinking water supply is mostly safe, but that’s not...

      Most Americans take clean drinking water for granted as a convenience of modern life. The United States has one...

      A radical idea to get a high-renewable electric grid: Build way...

      The famous inventor Edwin Land said, “It’s not that we need new ideas, but we need to stop having...

      Environmental reporting can help protect citizens in emerging democracies

      What happens when an illegally logged tree falls or poachers kill endangered brown bears in the forest, but there’s...

      Climate change is driving rapid shifts between high and low water...

      The North American Great Lakes contain about one-fifth of the world’s surface fresh water. In May, new high...

      As more developing countries reject plastic waste exports, wealthy nations seek...

      Less than two years after China banned most imports of scrap material from abroad, many of its neighbors are...

      Climate change alters what’s possible in restoring Florida’s Everglades

      The Everglades are a vast network of subtropical freshwater wetland and estuarine ecosystems that once spanned the length and...

      The Defense Department is worried about climate change – and also...

      Scientists and security analysts have warned for more than a decade that global warming is a potential national security...

      The Supreme Court’s Virginia uranium ruling hints at the limits of...

      Virginia has the authority to ban uranium mining under state law, even as the federal government regulates the processing...

      Women are rising in the conservation movement, but still face #MeToo challenges

      The #MeToo movement has caused profound shake-ups at organizations across the U.S. in the last two years. So far,...

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