• Citizens Afield
    Citizen science allows us not only to contribute to research, but also to connect more deeply with nature.
    By Lucy Bryan
  • Recovery Roadblocks
    The Mexican gray wolf’s return to the Southwest has been sluggish due to decades of flawed conservation efforts.
    By John Soltes
  • March of the Armyworm
    A new invasive pest is damaging crops at an alarming rate as it moves across Africa.
    By Stephanie Parker
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Latest News

Why Do We Know So Little About One of the Most Abundant Animals on the Planet?

Krill are ecologically and economically important, yet they have long been misunderstood and misrepresented

What are krill? Ask the average person on the street to describe a krill, and the most frequent response is a blank look. On rare occasions the response is “krill are the tiny shrimp-like crustaceans that whales feed on.” Many imagine that…
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The Animal Activists Signing Up to ‘Shoot’ Grizzlies in Wyoming

Activist group Shoot’em with a Camera seeks to infiltrate a bear hunt by acquiring licenses they don’t intend to use

Jane Goodall, the renowned conservationist, and a group of wildlife activists are some of the unexpected entrants in a lottery to hunt up to 22 grizzly bears near Yellowstone national park. Photo by Scott Taylor In June, the US government delisted grizzlies…
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A California City That’s Taking Beauty Seriously

Vallejo is working on conserving open space and beautifying the city as part of a national campaign to unite Americans

Bob Sampayan believes in the transformational power of beauty.  Now in his sixties, Sampayan is the mayor of Vallejo, California, a primarily working-class city at the north end of San Francisco Bay that once built ships for the American Navy and for…
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Trump ‘Colludes’ with Putin Over Oil

The two presidents have much in common when it comes to fossil fuels and climate politics

A “Traitor.” “Putin’s Poodle.” “Open Treason.” These are just some of the harsh headlines to greet Trump after yesterday’s summit in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo by Shealah Craighead / The White House Trump and Putin shake hands during their…
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Reinforcing the Need to Move Away from Meat

In Review: Eating Animals

Gearing up to watch a film about industrial animal agriculture isn’t easy. You know you’re going to see things you don’t really want to see, and be confronted with information you might rather avoid. But the new documentary Eating Animals — based…
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Strangers in Town

How the arrival of beavers divided the small California city of Martinez

Heidi Perryman did not set out to change the fortunes of California’s beavers. When, back in 2007, the first pair began building in Alhambra Creek, she was simply delighted by the novelty. “They were adorable,” she told me, before revising her opinion.…
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Voices

Ralph Nader
The ever-energetic octogenarian activist talks politics, environment, and why pessimism should never be part of a civic personality.
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Stacy Martin
The creator of MooPoo Ranch in Junction City, Wisconsin explains what led her move from Big Diary to small-scale food production where the animals are raised in alignment with nature.
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Current Issue

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Leave No Worker Behind

Will the just transition movement survive mainstream adoption?
By Samantha M. Harvey

Learning from Death

Roadkill can help us understand more about creatures great and small.
By Eric Freedman

Big Soda’s Sneaky Tactic Undermining Democracy

Faced with mounting pushback against sugar-sweetened beverages, Big Soda is turning to preemption bills to thwart community organizing.
By Anna Lappé

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